This extraordinary group of shorts are paired with feature and documentary films through out the festival and represent a dynamic diversity in short filmmaking. From political statements to a casualty of “the troubles”, from quiet essays to in your face horror they are brilliant on their own or paired.
Mark is struggling with an unexpected change in his life when he meets Sara, opening his eyes to a new perspective of the world around him.
Director: Steven Daly
Producer: Oisin O’Driscoll
Script: Steven Daly
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Sean has a problem with relationships in his life. Namely his relationship with his favorite football team and his nonexistent relationship with his Dad. His tends to just avoid them. However, when these two forces collide on his Dad’s birthday, he may be forced to finally face up to both of them.
Director: Declan McKeown
Producer: John McKeown, Declan McKeown
Script: Declan McKeown
Danger Overhead Powerlines is a modern day story of David and Goliath. This short documentary follows Teresa Treacy as she battles against Ireland’s largest international semi-state corporation, the Electricity Supply Board, to protect the thousands of trees she planted by hand. In late 2011 she was sent to prison at the age of 65 for not allowing the ESB access to her land to cut down her trees. This story intimately follows Teresa’s journey during and after prison, giving an inside perspective to a relentless fighter and advocate of nature.
Director: Mia Mullarkey
Producer: Sinead O’Brien
Script: Mia Mullarkey
Mary’s morning is interrupted by a stranger who causes her to confront what she has been hiding from.
Director: Cathy Brady
Producer: Cathy Brady
Script: Sarah Woolner, Cathy Brady
Two young women, Leah and Victoria, are called for an interview for the same job. When Leah discovers that Victoria is offered the position, she decides to eliminate the competition.
Director: Dave Thorpe
Producer: Mairead Ní Threinir
Script: Dave Thorpe
A day of heartache for Doc is deepened when a face from the past reappears, shaking his world to its very core.
Director: Mark Cogan
Producer: Mark Cogan
Script: Mark Coogan
A short story about hope in humanity. A wealthy young businessman and an old down and outer exchange a glance that could be a life changing moment.
Director: Dan O’Connell
Producer: Frank Hurley
Script: Dan O’Connell
The discovery of two toy soldiers is the catalyst for this short coming-of-age drama, written by Matt Roche and directed by Mike Hayes, which explores the relationship of two brothers in a rural Irish town.
Director: Mike Hayes
Producer: Ciara Gillan
Script: Matt Roche
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