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Saturday, Sep 27 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 25 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Underground Cinema Membership Card

Underground Cinema Membership

The Underground Cinema Membership Card will give you access to all of our monthly screenings, our surprise screenings and a 10% discount on all of our value added services.

12 Months Membership is just €70. To purchase yearly membership please click the button below

Directions to our Venue, The Generator

The Generator, Smithfield, Dublin

About Us

Underground Cinema are widely recognised for presenting some of the most unique, cutting edge, visionary works that Irish cinema has to offer and take pride in bringing attention to the Irish filmmaker with the same enthusiasm that is often reserved for international artists.

Every month Underground Cinema screens an incredible selection of Irish and International short films in our new venue, The Generator, Smithfield in Dublin's city centre.

Underground Cinema Awards 2014

Our season of short film screenings runs for 10 months.  At the end of the season our panel of judges will select the nominees for the annual Underground Cinema Awards.  Next years awards ceremony will be held once again in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire in November 2014.

All films screened throughout our season of short film screenings are all under consideration for the Underground Cinema Awards.

If you would like to submit your film to be screened at one of our monthly screenings, just click on the button below for more details

The 5th Underground Cinema Film Festival  Dun Laoghaire
September 11th - 14th

The 5th Underground Cinema Film Festival will take place in Dun Laoghaire from September 11th through to the 14th.  

This years festival promises to be our biggest festival yet which will see well over 100 films being screened from all over the world, workshops from some of the countries leading experts in film making and this years highlight, the Underground Cinema Drive In.

We will be accepting festival submissions from April 28th up until June 30th.  Submissions will be accepted either online or alternatively you can download an application form and post it in to us.

Awards for this years Festival will be awarded as follows:

  • Best Irish Feature Film 
  • Best International Feature Film 
  • Best Independent Feature Film 
  • Best Independent Short Film 
  • Best Funded Short Film 
  • Best International Short Film 
  • Best Student Short Film

Please find below two buttons, one to download an application form and the other to submit your film online

Looking forward to seeing you in September 

David Byrne

Festival Director

Underground Cinema Rentals

Underground Cinema provides a number of unique services to make life easier for independent filmmakers.  Service include:

  • Crew Van Hire
  • Delivery and Collection Service
  • Big Screen Rental
  • Popcorn Machine Rental
  • Vibro Plate Rental
  • Headshots

Underground Cinema Chapion independent film makers and we guarantee we wont be beaten on price.  For more details on any of the above services, just call Karen at 086 2280652 or email karen@underground-cinema.com

If you would like to book any of our services juts click the button below.


At the 4th Underground Cinema Film Festival which was held in Dun Laoghaire in September, Underground Cinema imported a giant inflatable screen which was used throughout the festival for indoor and outdoor screenings. It was enormously successful and now Film Festivals from all over Ireland are now looking to use the screen for their own festivals in 2014.

But it’s not just film festivals that are looking to use the screen. The screen is perfect for community centres, youth clubs and leisure centres who are looking to bring something different and exciting to the community. The screen has so many different uses and can be used for:

  • Outdoor/indoor film screenings for kids, teens and adults
  • Active retirement classic film screenings
  • Game Nights/Afternoons (Playstation, xBox, Wii etc.)
  • CineBingo
  • Can be used with Live Camera feed for awards ceremonies (Underground Cinema can provide this service)
  • Brilliant for fund raising evenings (Race Nights, Big Movie Nights)

Underground Cinema can obtain non theatrical cinema licences for over 4,000 films which can be screened at your venue. All of our equipment is state of the art including HD Projectors and Blu Ray Players. Set up takes no more then an hour and Underground Cinema technician will be there throughout your event.

Prices for the Big Screen start at just €199.

If you would like to chat to us further about the giant screen, please click on the button below and fill in your contact details.