Underground Cinema

The Home Of Independent Cinema & Dublins Only Drive In Cinema

 Nomination Night

Underground Cinema Season 10 - Screening 9 - Nominations Night
Thursday August 15th at 730pm in the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire - Admission €6.00

  1 Billion

Directed by Dave Thomas

There are 1 Billion people with a disability in the world. Yet with so many people with disabilities, one would imagine they are accepted as part of society, have equal opportunities to education and work - however, in this short documentary film, we learn that people with disabilities are often less than second class citizens in their own Country. 

Running Time 10 Mins


Directed by Vincent Lambe

Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continue to incite public outrage across the United Kingdom today

Running Time 30 Mins

Check In

Directed by  Konstantinos Stragalinos

Harris Mavros, 16 years old, is addicted to social media and digital media of communication. His mother is very worried about his situation and asks his teacher to help him. However, the unlucky young person has taken a non-return road with uncontrollable consequences for everyone. 

Running Time 20 Mins

The Switch

Directed by Peter John Sinclair
THE SWITCH' is a raw, visceral and true psychological thriller about a young woman who is suffering from a mental disorder called Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Running Time 23 Mins

Mother Father Monster

Directed by Sean Breatnach
   Mr Wolsey takes up a position as butler and tutor with a Lady who has recently inherited an old castle. The lady warns him against ever entering one particular room. But what is it that Lady Charleville is hiding?

Running Time 14 Mins

Little Johnny

Directed by Edvinas Maciulevicius
The film looks specifically at Ireland and Irish Youth with a clear message that Mental Health is something that we should be talking about.  

Running Time 2 Mins

Blankets of Hope

Directed by  Edvinas Maciulevicius
This mini-documentary looks at the Cork Cancer Care Centre and their mission to deliver 'Blankets of Hope' to cancer patients around Ireland.

Running Time 4 Mins


Directed by Shaun O'Connor
When he manages to destroy the town's beloved Virgin Mary statue, Charlie O'Connor does the only thing he can do; frame his older brother.

Running Time 7 Mins


Directed by Joan Bentosela
 As usual, the whole family, Mum, Dad and the kids, is leaving home for the weekend. Everything works fine until Mum decides to wash the car.

Running Time 13 Mins

Sad Clothes

Directed by Tobias Bragge
  An interview with a child murderer.

Running Time 11 Mins

Boys Club

Directed by John Riddell
A trade-off captured in a single static 4 minute take.

Running Time 4 Mins


Directed by  Vasco Mendes
Music video by The Screaming Orphans 

Running Time 4 Mins

The 9th  Underground Cinema Awards

So thats it!  The end of our 10th season and what an incredible season it has been this year.  Our panel of judges really have their work cut out for themselves this year.

The judges have been going through all the selected submissions since the start of the year and they are in the process of selecting the films they feel should be nominated for an award this year.

For those of you who are new to the Underground Cinema Awards, the nominations will be announced directly after the program above has finished.  If you decide to join us on the night we look forward to seeing you, if you can't make it along we will post the full list of nominees up on the website and on our social media pages.  

There are five nominees in each category.  To the right you will see the full list of categories for 2019

With regard to the awards themselves, the awards will be presented at our annual award giving ceremony in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire on November 2nd and is a ticketed event. Tickets for the event go on sale as soon as the full list of nominees are announced. Tickets include a four course dinner, the awards ceremony and aftershow party. Nominees interested in attending must purchase their own tickets. if a nominee cannot attend and happens to win an award then we will ensure that the award gets to the winner shortly after the awards ceremony.

All that left for us to say is thank you all so much for sending your submission through to us and the very best of luck on Nominations Night

Underground Cinema Award Categories

Best Film
Best International Film
Best Student Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor 

Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Sound
Best Score
Best Make Up
Best Costume 

Best Horror Film
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Comedy
Rising Star Award