Pat Collins

Pat Collins



Pat Collins is an Irish filmmaker. His feature film Song of Granite is inspired by the life of traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney and was screened at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival.

His 2012 feature film Silence was screened at the London International Film Festival and the Europe around Europe Festival 2012. That same year, the Irish Film Institute held a retrospective of his work, stating: "... Seen together, these fascinating cinematic works offer a unique snapshot of Ireland at the turn of the 21st century."

In 2020, the Irish Times ranked Silence and Song of Granite among the top twenty Irish films of all time. He has made films about writer John McGahern, and poets Michael Hartnett and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

His experimental work has been screened at the Absolute Gallery of the 2013 Galway Arts Festival, the ICA London, the London/Berlin International Encounters, Visual Carlow, as well as at numerous Irish and international film festivals.

His most recent film, The Dance, premiered at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival and was screened at the 2021 Cork Film Festival.

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