Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We've Moved!

Check it out. We have a new blog.

More coming for this site soon.

From now on all information will be found on this site.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The next New Volta Film Club screening will be September 7th (Bewley's, Grafton Street) and devotees should notice that next month will mark our first year anniversary!

That's one whole year of films and animation seen and made by you all who have made this club successful by merely being there.

We're hoping to make something of this special night ahead of us so if you have anything that you would like to be shown please contact us at as soon as possible.

More news when it comes. Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Le Cool write up

This month a write up about Volta in online magazine 'Le Cool':

New Volta Film Club

Since beginning its monthly residence in Bewley’s Cafe last September, New Volta Film Club has provided ample evidence of a new generation of young Irish Film-makers unwilling to let a lack of funding hinder their craft. Showcasing an eclectic pick’n’mix of new Irish shorts and animations, the events provide young filmmakers with an audience for their work and an opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals that share their passion. Also welcome are those, like me, who can barely figure out the ‘video’ function on a digital camera. Among this months screenings are ‘Lost Cause’ by Emmet Driver, which follows survivors of an apocalyptic deluge, 'Tethered' by David Boyle, about the perils of young love, as well as the second and third installments of Seamus Hanly’s arty oddity ‘Lonely Days’. / Joey Kavanagh

April Poster

Design by Seamus Hanly...

April Volta

In the line up so far...

Diarmaid Hanly

St.Patrick has had enough.

Willy Wonka's Dippy Doo
Diarmaid Hanly

A poor boy wins the oppurtunity to tour the most egocentric and wonderful randy factory of all. It's everybody's pollutionary, anti-constitutionary, pro -infectionery factory of funk!

Craic Whores
George Kane

On their last night in Toronto, two Irish lads mingle at a Parkdale flat party while their other Irish mate struggles to find the venue. Canadian/Irish relations are damaged in a night of sex, alcohol, Gaeilge, bad breakdancing and strained conversation.

Craic Whores II
The Ballad of Slutmagic
George Kane

In the year and a half since the party, Canadians Bowman and Sandra have formed an anti-folk style band. In Dublin for their first Irish gig, they are reunited with the Irish lads, and things start going downhill in an oddly familiar fashion.

Lonely Days #1
Seamus Hanly

An unexpected encounter causes some unexpected
consequences with Seamus Hanly and Breffni O'Sullivan.

Lonely Days #2
Seamus Hanly

An awkward moment at breakfast with Seamus Hanly and Bob Gallagher.

Lonely Days #3
Seamus Hanly

A commute conflict with Seamus Hanly.

Lost Cause
Emmet Driver

A rising sea level and torrential flooding has devastated Ireland. Cillian is among a few survivors. When he runs out of petrol, and gives himself food poisoning. His life is on the line. Can he survive?

Dave Boyle

A young couple have to cope with unexpected complications in their relationship.

Demon Hunter
Zoey Kavanagh

Taryn Barker has lost everything. Her sister has been murdered. When Taryn is drawn to a mental assylum to investigate another death she finds a necklace that reminds her of one she had given her sister and realizes that the two my be linked. Taryn journeys to the darkest corners of the assylum, fighting any evil that gets in her way.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

So you like short films...

These folks from the Filmmakers Network are organizing screenings on the 6th of March. The shorts program includes Aaron O'Reilly's 'Circus Porcelina' and Emmet Vincent's 'Before I Die', which have both screened at New Volta. If you're free on Saturday it would be great to see them supported at this event.

Following on from the success of the Galway Fringe Fleadh June 2009, presents Dublin’s first Film Fringe Festival on 6th March 2010, the Dublin Film Fringe.

The Dublin Film Fringe festival aims to focus on exciting new shorts from Irish filmmakers as well as showcasing classic or unseen shorts from established directors. The festival will take place in sites across the city and we aim to host talks by directors, as well films screened in unusual and diverse locations.

“The Dublin Film Fringe is an opportunity for audiences in the capital to see some of the best shorts from emerging Irish filmmakers,” says Jason Butler from “The theme of our mini-festival is ‘D.I.Y.’ We’ll showcase films and filmmakers that display the invention, ingenuity and raw energy required when working independently.” is an Irish networking space for people who want to make films. For everyone from novices to busy professionals, it’s a place to make contacts, share opinions, discuss movies, contribute ideas, discover talent, build creative relationships and make films. It’s a not-for-profit initiative and as Ireland’s largest filmmaking community currently boasts over 1500 active members.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Poster

This months poster by Mr. Seamus Hanly