Past Festivals

Below you can find lineups, promotional materials and press releases from previous years’ Festivals.

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2016

  • Wee Irish Film Night – Judged Short Films:
    • Violet
    • The Way Back
    • Mullins Fair
    • *The Immaculate Misconception (winner of the 2016 O’Kalem Award for Audience Favorite Short Film)
    • The Guru
    • Unhinged
    • City of Roses
    • Blight
    • They Shoot People
    • More Than God
  • Late Night Feature
    • Any Last Words (short) and Traders
  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • Irish Classics Series: The Quiet Man
    • You’re Ugly Too
    • The Truth Commissioner
    • Deoch an Dorais (Name Your Poison) w/ filmmaker Q&A
    • An Klondike
    • Sing Street
  • 1916-2016: Easter Rising Centenary Event at Celtic Media Centre
    • A selection of the IFB’s After 16 short films
    • 1916: The Irish Rebellion documentary
    • The Bloody Irish! musical
  • Special Documentary Screening at Celtic Media Centre: Liminal (short) and Atlantic
  • Pub Night:
    • Big Bird and Teacher’s Pet (shorts) and On The Nose at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • Beth Patterson, Featured Musical Performer
    • Wild Irish Roots
    • Will Brian, Bagpiper
  • Catering By: Abigail’s Catering, Splendid BR and Desserts First

Festival Program  |  Press Release  |  1916 Centenary Event & Pub Night Flyer


2015

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  • Wee Irish Film Night – Judged Short Films:
    • Céad Ghrá (First Love)
    • Cutting Grass
    • *Deadly (winner of the 2015 O’Kalem Award for Audience Favorite Short Film)
    • Land Is God
    • Rockmount
    • Tea With the Dead
    • Under Open Skies
    • The Weather Report
    • Rince
  • Late Night Horror Feature
    • The Hallow
  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • Irish Classics Series: A Love Divided
    • The Legend of Longwood
    • ’71
    • One Million Dubliners w/ filmmaker Q&A
    • Poison Pen
  • Military Day:
    • A Terrible Beauty, and Stories From 1916 exhibit at Celtic Media Centre
  • Pub Night:
    • Boogaloo and Graham (short) and The Yank at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • Danny O’Flaherty, Celtic Balladeer
    • Wild Irish Roots
    • Will Brian, Bagpiper
  • Catering By: Abigail’s Catering, Splendid BR and Mansur’s on the Boulevard

Festival Program  |  Press Release  |  Military Day Flyer  |  Pub Night Flyer


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  • Wee Irish Film Night – Judged Short Films:
    • The Ledge End of Phil (from accounting)
    • The Last Days of Peter Bergmann
    • *Rúbaí (winner of the 2014 O’Kalem Award for Audience Favorite Short Film)
    • Breakfast Wine
    • The Missing Scarf
    • Mechanic
    • Scratch
    • Four Bhanríon (Four Queens)
  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • Life’s a Breeze
    • Good Vibrations
    • The Irish Pub
    • Calvary
    • The Bachelor Weekend
  • Military Day:
    • Free Chips Forever  (short) and One Man’s Hero at Celtic Media Centre
  • Pub Night:
    • Happy Birthday Timmy, Doghouse (shorts) and Zonad at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • Northshore Dance Academy
    • McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana
    • Wild Irish Roots
    • Will Brian, Bagpiper
  • Catering By: Triumph Kitchen, Mansur’s on the Boulevard and Desserts First

Festival Program  |  Press Release  |  Military Day Flyer  |  Pub Night Flyer


2013

2013 11x17 Poster

  • Wee Irish Film Night – Judged Short Films:
    • The End of The Counter
    • Barry’s Bespoke Bakery
    • Fear of Flying
    • Irish Folk Furniture
    • *El Toro (winner of the 2013 O’Kalem Award for Audience Favorite Short Film)
    • Sylvia
    • Mrs. Brown’s Boys, S01E01 (non-judged short)
  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • The Secret of Roan Inish
    • Blazing the Trail: The O’Kalems in Ireland
    • Earthbound
    • The Guard
  • “An Rinceoir” Dance Workshop with The McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana and the film A Bronx Dream
  • Military Day:
    • Fortress at Celtic Media Centre
  • Pub Night:
    • Mrs. Brown’s Boys S01E02 (short) and Grabbers at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • Northshore Dance Academy
    • McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana
    • Na Cait Dubh
    • Wild Irish Roots
  • Catering By: Mansur’s on the Boulevard and Desserts First

Festival Program  |  Press Release  |  “An Rinceoir” Workshop Flyer  |  Military Day Flyer  |  Pub Night Flyer


2012

2012 BRIFF 11x17 Poster

  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • An Rinceoir (The Dancer) (short)
    • The Secret of Kells
    • The Yellow Bittern – The Life and Times of Liam Clancy
    • The Boy in the Bubble (short)
    • The Boxer
    • Washed Up Love (short)
    • Hard Times
  • “An Rinceoir” Dance Workshop with The McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana and the film Jig
  • Military Day:
    • Home Turf (short) and The Long Gray Line at Celtic Media Centre
  • Pub Night:
    • Noreen (short) and Kill the Irishman at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • Danny O’Flaherty
    • McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana
    • Na Cait Dubh
    • Wild Irish Roots
  • Catering By: Harrington’s Cafe and Desserts First

Festival Program  |  Press Release  |  “An Rinceoir” Workshop Flyer  |  Military Day Flyer  |  Pub Night Flyer


2011

2011 BRIFF 11x17 Poster

  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • Paperman (short)
    • Into the West
    • Pentecost (short)
    • The Boys and Girl from County Clare
    • The Pubs of Dublin with Frank McCourt (short)
    • An Everlasting Piece
  • Military Day:
    • The Fighting 69th at the VFW Hall, Baton Rouge
  • Pub Night:
    • Perrier’s Bounty at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • The O’Neill Sisters
    • Doc McCutchen and Randy Walsh
    • McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana
    • Na Cait Dubh
    • Pete and Chris
  • Catering By: Harrington’s Cafe

Press Release  |  Military Day Flyer


2010

2010 BRIFF 11x17 Poster

  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • War of the Buttons
    • The Nephew
    • Irish Twins (short)
    • Peacefire
  • Military Day:
    • The Biography of Audie Murphy at The Elks Lodge, Baton Rouge
  • Pub Night:
    • Irish short films at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • Drowsy Maggie
    • North Channel
    • McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana
    • Na Cait Dubh
  • Catering By: Harrington’s Cafe

Festival Program  |  Press Release  |  Military Day Flyer  |  Pub Night Flyer


2009

2009 BRIFF 11x17 Poster

  • Highlighted Festival Features:
    • Rat
    • In America
    • The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • Military Day:
    • The Fighting Sullivan’s at the USS Kidd Museum
  • Pub Night:
    • Irish Twins and other short films at Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill
  • Performances By:
    • Danny O’Flaherty
    • The Muggivan School of Irish Dance
    • Na Cait Dubh
  • Catering By: Harrington’s Cafe

Festival Program  |  Press Release  |  Military Day Flyer  |  Pub Night Flyer