Company
Ishka Films
Mia Mullarkey is an award-winning film director and founder of Ishka Films. Her film 'Throwline', a short documentary about Irish taxi drivers trained in suicide prevention, won numerous awards world-wide including Best Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017. Her short documentary 'Feats of Modest Valour', co-directed with Alice McDowell, looks at a new potential cure for Parkinson's Disease and won the prestigious Scientist Award at Imagine Science 2017 awarded by Nobel Laureate Professor Martin Chalfe. Mia's most recent short documentary, 'Mother & Baby', explores the memories of Mother & Baby Home survivors who were sold or fostered out by the Irish church and state if their mothers conceived them out of wedlock. 'Mother & Baby' was funded by the Irish Film Board and premiered at Cork Film Festival 2017 where it won Best Short Documentary.
Official Selection
Mother & Baby
The Smalls Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
Mother & Baby
Clare Island Film Festival
Clare Island
2018
Official Selection
Mother & Baby
Irish Film Institute Documentary Festival
Dublin
2018
Official Selection
Mother & Baby
Helsinki International Film Festival
Helsinki
2018
Finalist
Mother & Baby
Golden Tree International Documentary Festival
Frankfurt
2018
Audience Award
Mother & Baby
São Paulo International Short Film Festival
São Paulo
2018
Official Selection
Mother & Baby
Galway Film Fleadh
Galway
2018
Official Selection
Mother & Baby
Fastnet Film Festival
Cork
2018
Official Selection
Mother & Baby
Palm Springs International ShortFest
Palm Springs
2018
Best Irish Short
Mother & Baby
Dublin International Film Festival
Dublin
2018
Discovery Award
Mother & Baby
Dublin International Film Festival
Dublin
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Capital Irish Film Festival
Washington DC
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Toronto Irish Film Festival
Toronto
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Dingle International Film Festival
Dingle
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Euregion Film Festival
Heerlen
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
CheapCuts Documentary Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Belfast Film Festival
Belfast
2018
Nominated International Shorts Award
Throwline
Ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival
Vienna
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Still Voices Film Festival
Longford
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Illinois Independent Film Festival
Illinois
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Melbourne
2018
Nominated Best Documentary
Throwline
Fastnet Film Festival
Cork
2018
Official Selection
Throwline
Millenium Documentary Film Festival
Brussels
2018
Winner - Best Actor
Oh Brother
Wexford Film Festival
Wexford
2017
Winner - Pinnacle Award
Oh Brother
Elevation Indie Film Awards
Dublin
2017
Winner - Jury Prize for Best Short Film
Oh Brother
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
2017
Nomination - Newport Beach Award
Oh Brother
Richard Harris International Film Festival
Limerick
2017
Finalist
Oh Brother
AS As Film Festival
Rome
2017
Winner - Best Short Documentary
Throwline
Galway Film Fleadh
Galway
2017
Best Short Documentary
Mother & Baby
Cork International Film Festival
Cork
2017
Official Selection
Throwline
Panorama of European Film Festival
Cairo
2017
Official Selection
Throwline
SHORT to the Point
2017
Official Selection
Throwline
OFFline Film Festival
Offaly
2017
Official Selection
Throwline
IndieCork Festival
Cork
2017
Official Selection
Throwline
Irish Film Institute Documentary Festival
Dublin
2017
Official Selection
Throwline
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival
Kells
2017
Winner - Best Short Film
Throwline
Wexford Documentary Film Festival
Wexford
2017
Nomination - Best Cinematography
Throwline
Oregon Documentary Film Festival
Oregon
2017
Nomination - Best Short Documentary
Throwline
Oslo Independent Film Festival
Oslo
2017
Nomination - Best Short Documentary
Throwline
Kerry Film Festival
Kerry
2017
Winner - Runner-Up Best Short Film
Throwline
Waterford Film Festival
Waterford
2017
Winner - Audience Choice Award
Throwline
TriForce Short Film Festival
London
2017
Winner - Best Non-Scripted
Throwline
TriForce Short Film Festival
London
2017
Winner - Second Prize Best Short Documentary
Throwline
Rivne International Film Festival
Rivne
2017
Winner - Best Documentary
Throwline
Largo Film Awards
2017
Winner - Special Jury Award
Throwline
Saratov Sufferings Documentary Drama Film Festival
Saratov
2017
Official Selection
Throwline
Irish Film Festival London
London
2017
Honourable Mention for Best Short Documentary
Danger Overhead Powerlines
Chicago Irish Film Festival
Chicago, USA
2014
Best Short Documentary
Danger Overhead Powerlines
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
York, UK
2013
Best Short Documentary
Danger Overhead Powerlines
UK Film Festival
London, UK
2013
Semi-Finalist
Oh Brother
The Wayward Festival
Company
Ishka Films
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