The Party


(scroll down for full-length film)



Details & Synopsis

2016 / 14 min
Irish Film Board / Fleming Creative

Belfast 1972. Laurence invites his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them .

Awards & Screenings

BAFTA Nomination – Best British Short (The Party)
Winner – Cork Film Festival
NomineeĀ – Best European Short, European Film Academy Award (The Party)
In Competition – Best Short, 22nd Encounters Short Film Festival (The Party)
In Competition – Best Short, Palm Springs International Shortsfest (The Party)
Winner – Award of Excellence – Global Shorts
Nominated – Best Female Director – London Short Film Festival
Official Selection – London Short Film Festival
In Competition – Cork Film Festival
In Competition – Aesthetica Film Festival
In Competition – Leeds International Film Festival
Official Selection – Cambridge Film Festival
In Competition – Encounters Short Film Festival
In Competition – Palm Springs International Shortsfest
Official Selection – FEST New Directors, New Films
Galway Film Fleadh
Official Selection – Newport Beach Film Festival
Offline Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Ottawa Irish Film Festival
Sydney Irish Film Festival
Irish Film Festa Rome
Moscow Irish Film Festival
Belgrade Irish Film Festival
Boston Irish Film Festival
Washington Irish Film Festival
Toronto Irish Film Festival
Chicago Irish Film Festival
Dingle Film Festival
Dublin International Film Festival


Cast: Anthony Boyle, Niall McNamee, Eileen O’Higgins
Directed by: Andrea Harkin
Written by: Conor MacNeill
Produced by: Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming
Cinematographer: Piers McGrail
Production Design: Damian Byrne
Costume Design: Gwen Jeffares
Composer: Gareth Averill
Editor: Catherine Creed