Irish Short Film 'Lift Off' officially selected to screen at CERN’s Cineglobe Film Festival 2019 in Switzerland

Kilkenny men Kevin Hughes and Damien Donnelly directed and produced

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Brian Keyes

Irish Short Film 'Lift Off' officially selected to screen at CERN’s Cineglobe Film Festival 2019 in Switzerland

A still from the film, Grace with the paper airplane

The accolades  and acclaim keep on coming for 'Lift Off' a film written and directed by Kilkenny man Kevin Hughes and produced by fellow Kilkenny man Damien Donnelly.

At the start of July, the film will be shown at the CERN Cineglobe Film Festival - in the shadow of the CERN Globe building, each night of the festival at 9.30pm.   'Lift Off' tells the story of an eleven year old girl, Grace who is awoken from her space dream by her parents and their friends arguing about humanity’s future in the sitting room below.

“It is timely that we received this fantastic news about  'Lift Off'  at the same time as Public State examinations are underway. Stressful times for all students involved but exciting times in looking to the future. Similarly, our storyline within “ Lift Off “ promotes embracing STEM ( Science Technology English and Maths ), dreaming Big and following one’s dreams. Ultimately don’t stop believing in oneself!“ said Damien Donnelly producer.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have been selected to participate in CERN’s Cineglobe Film Festival 2019. Wow, CERN - Birthplace to the World-wide web ! Home to the Hadron Collider! And now screening venue to our Kilkenny produced short film “ Lift Off “. Well done to all the Cast and Crew involved," said writer and director Kevin Hughes.

CERN’s Cineglobe Film Festival was established in 2007 to showcase films inspired by science. 2019 Cineglobe Film Festival runs from 3  – 7  July and includes short films, feature films and special events.

The aim of the event is to encourage young people to reflect on the links between fiction and reality and between science and life.

Cineglobe’s Award Ceremony takes place on Saturday, July 8 with the Team behind 'Lift Off' looking to the sky to take one home.