The Irish-language short Rúbaí is joining Irish comedy The Stag and horror The Canal as part of the programme for next month's Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Directed by Louise Ní Fhiannachta and funded under Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board's Gearrscannáin short film scheme, Rúbaí receives its international premiere at the festival, having already won Best First Short Drama at the Galway Film Fleadh. It is also among this year's IFTA nominees.
Written by Antoin Beag Ó Colla and produced by Gemma O'Shaughnessy for Magamedia Teo, Rúbaí tells the story of a girl who declares she's an atheist before her First Holy Communion.
Watch the trailer for Rúbaí at: www.thisisirishfilm.ie/trailers/rubai.
Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, The Canal stars Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Hannah Hoekstra (Hemel) and Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Albert Nobbs, Kelly + Victor) and will receive its world premiere in the Midnight section of Tribeca.
It tells the story of a couple and their child who move into an old house, where suspicions and nightmarish visions ensue.
The John Butler-directed The Stag is currently on release in Irish cinemas and stars Hugh O'Conor, Andrew Scott, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson, Michael Legge, Andrew Bennett and Amy Huberman.
It follows a group of friends who head off for a walking weekend in the West of Ireland before the big day and receives its US premiere at the festival under its American title, The Bachelor Weekend.
The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 17 to 27.