Rayleen Kenny plays the lead in “Wrath,” one of the films that will screen as part of the upcoming Irish Short Reel Series. (photo by Eileen Timmons)
After a successful first run in 2019, the Irish Short Reel Series returns to the Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles for a second year. This year’s series will showcase 21 short films with genres that include drama, comedy, documentary, animation, sci-fi and contemporary storytelling.
The series will run online from Jan. 1 to Jan. 21. The lineup includes: “A Better You,” “A Death in the Family,” “A Different Kind of Day,” “At Present”, “Bending Glass,” “Break Us,” “Cúl an Tí,” “Dam,” “The First Was A Boy,” “Gustav,” “Hazardous Materials,” “Johnny, Maya, Miss & Missus,” “The Bird & The Whale,” “The Grass Ceiling,” “The Last Miner,” “The Tattoo,” “The Vasectomy Doctor,” “The Wiremen” and “Wrath.”
This series is produced by some of Ireland’s most exciting filmmakers and offers insight into contemporary Ireland and its creative industries. CIACLA is a non profit 501(c)(3) arts organization that promotes contemporary Irish culture and supports local diverse communities in Los Angeles through a multidisciplinary programme in collaboration with local and international cultural partnerships. CIACLA is focused on developing a creative platform to support and challenge artists as a means of promoting creative innovation and collaborative initiatives in Los Angeles and across the U.S.