Shebeen Flick: 2012-2018

Established in 2012 in Berlin, Shebeen Flick became an integral part of the St. Patrick’s celebrations in the German capital. Between 2012-2018, every March, Shebeen Flick gave Berliners the chance to see a curated programme with films that had 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 focused on new Irish films without distribution in Germany. Each feature film was paired with a short and, whenever possible, the filmmakers attended the screenings and took part in Q&A sessions with the audience at the Shebeen Pop-up Bar, where both filmmakers and audience could mingle, have a drink and interact in an informal setting.

In 2018, Shebeen Flick has its 7th and final festival edition in Kino Moviemento in Berlin and Souterrain Kino-Keller in Düsseldorf.