Shebeen Flick is Germany’s one and only Irish Film Festival.
Established in 2012 in Berlin, the festival has become an integral part of the St. Patrick’s celebrations in the German capital. Since then, every March, Shebeen Flick gives Berliners the chance to see a curated programme with films that have not yet been distributed locally alongside some favourite Irish classics.
After receiving requests from the local Irish community in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, in 2017 the festival hosted a pop-up screening in Düsseldorf. The sold-out screening of ‘A Date for Mad Mary’, followed by a conversation with Director Darren Thornton, was received with great enthusiasm and provided the basis to bringing the festival to that city in 2018.
Our programme focuses on new Irish films without distribution in Germany. Each feature film is paired with a short and, whenever possible, the filmmakers attend the screenings and take part in Q&A sessions with the audience at the Shebeen Pop-up Bar, where both filmmakers and audience can mingle, have a drink and interact in an informal setting.
Since 2017 the festival has an open call for submissions, which invites Irish filmmakers based anywhere in the world to submit to the festival.