Synopsis: Two men with no idea what’s going on

Noreen, a short film written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson and produced by El Zorrero Films.

Brendan Gleeson
Brian Gleeson
Gerry Byrne
Sean McCarthy

Funded by FilmOffaly in partnership with Filmbase.

DOP: Ruairí O’Brien
Production Designer: Nicola Moroney
Editor: Niall Campion
Producers: David Clarke, Juliette Bonass and Ciarán Deeney.

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Press Pack

Winner – Tiernan McBride Best Short Film Award, Galway Film Fleadh
Winner- Audience Award for Best Film, Capital Irish Film Festival
Winner – Directors Choice, Boston Irish Film Festival
Winner – Best Narrative short at the Gold Coast International Film Festival
World Festival Premier at Palm Springs Shortfest
Winner Best Comedy – Victoria TX Indie Film Fest
Official Selection – Cork, Raindance, San Francisco, Tribeca, Newport Beach, Brest Film Court, Kerry, Waterford, Clones, Dingle, Atlanta, Fastnet, Gold Coast International Film Festival’s Furman Film Series, Toronto Screen Shots, Shorts That Are Not Pants, Cinegael, Toronto Irish FIlm Festival, Gimli, East Lansing, Flickerfest, Los Angeles Irish, Southside, Ozu, RXSM.

Following on from its screening at Tribeca Film Festival in April, upcoming screening include Rushes Soho, Sao Paulo, Rhode Island, Milan, Traverse film festivals and the International Music & Film Festival in Latvia. The film recently won Best Narrative short at the Gold Coast International Film Festival. ‘Noreen’ is funded by Film Offaly in partnership with Filmbase. It has received travel support from Culture Ireland and print provision from the Irish Film Board.


Noreen has been nominated for an IFTA. The award ceremony will take place on the 12 of February. Fingers crossed.

In festival news, Noren picked up the audience award at the Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington DC and will play during the Dublin International Film Festival next month.

For all you London heads, Noreen will play as part of Raindance film festival on Saturday 9th of October, Picadilly Circus Cinema, as part of the Gone Astray Programme (2.15PM). Tickets can be bought here!

Noreen will play tonight in Filmbase Temple Bar between 10 – 11pm as part of a series of shorts for culture night.

Noreen will play the “Best of the West” event, Sunday 25th of July at 3pm in the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin.

Noreen won the Best Short Film award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2010! Well done to all cast and crew and thank you to all who worked so hard on it. Thanks to all those involved with the Fleadh for putting on a great event.

More info on our film can be found here:

Juliette, one of the producers, is on her way to Palm Springs Shortfest to represent our film.

We’d like to thank Culture Ireland for supporting the trip.

Loads of other Irish shorts over there too.

Time and date of the screening can be found here:

Check out the IFTN conversation with Domhnall:


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