WASHINGTON DC’S PREMIER CONTEMPORARY IRISH ARTS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES
In partnership with
NYU Brademas Center
And in association with
The Northern Ireland Bureau
“An Evening with An Irish Goodbye Oscar-Winners Tom Berkeley & Ross White”
Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau
June 6th 2023 6:30 pm
NYU Brademas Center, Washington DC
Best Live Action Short Film
at the 95th Academy Awards® 2023.
Best British Short Film
at the 76th BAFTA Awards 2023
Solas Nua’s Capital Irish Film Festival in partnership with the NYU Brademas Center, and in association with the Northern Ireland Bureau present “An Evening with the 2023 Oscar-Winning Artists Tom Berkeley & Ross White of An Irish Goodbye” on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm at NYU Washington DC, 1307 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
The event will feature a special screening of An Irish Goodbye, the 2023 Oscar-winning Best Live Action Short Film at the 95th Academy Awards and winner of the Best British Short Film at the 76th BAFTA Awards. The event will also include opening remarks by the Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau, Andrew Elliot, a post-screening in-person Q&A, and audience talkback with the filmmakers and CIFF Director, Maedhbh Mc Cullagh. Reception to follow.
An Irish Goodbye had its East Coast premiere at the Capital Irish Film Festival in March 2022 and won the inaugural Solas Nua Capital Irish Film Festival Norman Houston Short Film Award. The film has been screened at 60 international film festivals across 6 continents and has won over 20 major awards.
About An Irish Goodbye
Set against the backdrop of a working farm in rural Northern Ireland, An Irish Goodbye is a black comedy following the reunion of estranged brothers Turlough (Seamus O'Hara) and Lorcan (James Martin) after the untimely death of their mother (Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones). But when the brothers discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mother, Lorcan senses an opportunity: he'll only agree to leave the farm once he and Turlough have completed every single wish on their mother's list… all 100 of them.
An Irish Goodbye is the second short film from co-writer/director duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White, following their award-winning debut short, Roy, in 2021. Hailing from Belfast and Bristol respectively, the pair, who have worked together since 2017, founded the Northern Ireland-based production company Floodlight Pictures in 2019.
Credits: DIR/SCR/PROD Tom Berkeley, Ross White; PROD Pearce Cullen, Sean A Murray. Ireland/UK, 2021, color, 23 min. In English.
About the Norman Houston Short Film Award
The Norman Houston Short Film Award is part of The Norman Houston Project, a new initiative spearheaded by Solas Nua and dedicated to the memory of Norman Houston, the former director of the Northern Ireland Bureau in the United States. The Norman Houston Short Film Award is an annual honor for the best new short film created by a filmmaker based in or from Northern Ireland, made within the previous two years. For more info, visit www.solasnua.org/news/announcing-norman-houston-project.
About the Capital Irish Film Festival
Solas Nua’s Capital Irish Film Festival has been showing Irish films, films by Ireland-based filmmakers and the best of Irish cinematic talent, annually for 17 years. The four-day festival is the largest program dedicated to Irish film in North America, showcasing the best cinematic talent and the latest Irish dramatic and documentary features, shorts, art films and animation releases.
Situated in the nation’s capital, Solas Nua is renowned for its innovative programming, commissioning, producing, and presenting thought-provoking works of contemporary Irish theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film, and literary events. We are the recipient of the D.C. Mayor’s Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts and have earned multiple Helen Hayes Awards and nominations.
About the NYU Brademas Center
Inspired by its founder, former Congressman and NYU President Emeritus, the John Brademas Center of New York University pursues a collection of initiatives in the areas which formed the core of John Brademas' life in public service: the state of Congress and the legislative process in democracies; the shifting dynamics in foreign policy and international affairs; and, the present state and future prospects for higher education, the humanities, arts and culture. With a growing reputation as a home for informed and civil debate on politics, public policy and other major issues facing the nation and global community—the Brademas Center undertakes programs at NYU's campuses in New York City and Washington, D.C., and increasingly around NYU’s global network. For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Northern Ireland Bureau
The Northern Ireland Bureau is the diplomatic mission of the Northern Ireland Executive in the United States and Canada. We work to cultivate and strengthen links between various political, economic, educational, and cultural interests in Northern Ireland and North America. We also serve as a resource for individuals and organisations looking to learn and understand more about Northern Ireland, and about its relationship with the United States and Canada.