About Sleeping Giants Film Festival

The inaugural

An Indie Film Festival at the gateway to Narnia

in association with


SLEEPING GIANTS FILM FESTIVAL is being held on Friday 30th June, Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July, at The Lough & Quay.

The Sleeping Giants Film Festival will include a number of elements and competitions, as well as screenings and a closing gala.

Sleeping Giants Opening Night – Friday 30th June 2017

The opening night is an event not to be missed. We will screen our selection of International Short Films and the audience will vote for their favourites. The winning film will be announced and screened at Sunday’s Gala.

Finally, we will be screening a Homegrown feature film, followed by a Q&A. This year we are screening Mark Cousins’ “I Am Belfast”.

Saturday Night at The Movies – Saturday 1st July 2017

The Saturday night will see us showcasing our selection of Homegrown Short Films. The audience will vote for their favourites. The winner will be announced and screened at Sunday’s Gala.

Sleeping Giants Gala – Sunday 2nd July 2017

Sleeping Giants Film Festival closes with this special gala event.

Firstly, we will screening the multi award winning short film “The Pigman” made by local film maker Rik Gordon.

The Pigman is a film about an unfortunate half man, half pig creature that lives high up in the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, N. Ireland

Rik will be joining us for a Q&A after his film. So here is an opportunity to pick the brains of successful filmmaker!

As the proud owner of the Dingle Audience Choice Award we’ve asked Rik to announce the winners of our International Short and Homegrown Short Film competitions as voted for by our audiences. We will also be screening the two winning films.

We’re also laying on a bit of spread so that you get a chance to talk with film makers and other festival goers. Will then be finishing the event with a live band, downstairs in the bar of The Lough & Quay.


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