BRIFF Presents: A DARK SONG – Saturday, July 22nd at Manship Theatre

To get your even more geared up for the 9th annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival (July 28 & 29), we’re teaming up with Manship Theatre to bring you a very special one-time-only screening of A DARK SONG, a creepy and effective horror-suspense film by Irish director Liam Gavin, on Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm.  Don’t miss your chance to see this Irish film the way it should be seen: in a dark theater with a bunch of your friends!  You can check out the trailer below, and more details are available on our Facebook events page.



Irish Pub Night – Monday, July 24th at Phil Brady’s

There’s no better way to kick off 2017 Festival week than with a hilarious Irish film, $1 burgers and drink specials at Phil Brady’s on Government Street!  This year’s Festival Pub Night will take place the Monday BEFORE Festival weekend, on July 24th.  Doors open at 6pm, Irish trivia starts at 6:30pm, and the film rolls at 7pm.  Best of all, this event is FREE and open to the public.


We’re pleased to announce that all the Film selections have been made and the Festival lineup has been set!  Follow the links below to view the full schedule, along with all the amazing short and feature films that will be screening during the 2017 Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival, on July 28th and 29th at the Manship Theatre in downtown Baton Rouge.  And don’t miss our “Pub Night” lead-up event at Phil Brady’s on Monday, July 24th!


SHORT FILMS screening at BRIFF


As always, there was a wealth of Irish films submitted and previewed by our selection committee this year, and narrowing them down was no easy task.  Congratulations to all those films who were selected, and hopefully we can continue to expand our lineup to bring even more of these exceptional films to Baton Rouge in the coming years!

We look forward to celebrating Irish film and culture with you!


Stay tuned!!!

Mark your calendar because the dates have been set:
JULY 28th & 29th, 2017
at the Manship Theatre in downtown Baton Rouge!

We can’t wait to reveal what’s in store for the Festival in 2017, so check back here and on our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Congratulations, DEADLY!

DEADLY, an Irish short film written and directed by Aidan McAteer, tells the story of Boney, a working stiff who doesn’t care about his dead-end job, until he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie…

Congratulations to DEADLY, winner of the O’Kalem Award for Audience Favorite Short Film at the 2015 Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival!  The award, pictured below, will soon be on its way to Writer-Director Aidan McAteer in Dublin.

The 2015 O'Kalem Award
The 2015 O’Kalem Award

The 3rd annual Wee Irish Film Night was held on Friday, July 31st, featuring another strong lineup of nine Irish short films: Céad Ghrá (First Love), Cutting Grass, Deadly, Land is God, Rockmount, Tea With the Dead, Under Open Skies, The Weather Report, and Rince.  Thanks to all the filmmakers who participated this year, and the attendees and sponsors who make this cultural and entertaining event possible!

If you have an Irish short film that you would like to submit for consideration in the 2016 Festival, please visit our SUBMIT page.

Congratulations, Rúbaí!


Congratulations to RÚBAÍ for taking home the 2014 O’Kalem Award of the Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival for Audience Favorite Short Film!



And a very special “thank you!” to all the shorts who were featured during Wee Irish Film Night at the 2014 Festival:  The Ledge End of Phil (from accounting), The Last Days of Peter Bergmann, Rubaí, Breakfast Wine, The Missing Scarf, Mechanic, Scratch, and Four Bhanríon (Four Queens).

This was definitely the strongest lineup of shorts we’ve ever had, and don’t know how we’re going to top them in 2015!