2014 SHORT PAIRINGS

SHORT PAIRINGS : Works Well With Others

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.


SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 @ 7:30 PM


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Screens with HOW TO BE HAPPY

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2013
14 mins

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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GO ON MY SON

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2013
10 mins

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


Wednesday, March 5, 2014


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Screens w/ SKIN IN THE GAME

DANGEROUS OVERHEAD POWERLINES

2013
23 mins

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

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Screens w/ STALKER

MORNING

2012
22 mins

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


Thursday, March 6, 2014


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Screens w/ SODIUM PARTY 

SUITABLE CANDIDATE

2013
6 mins

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


FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014


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Screens w/ MADE IN BELFAST at 7 pm

THE HANDSOME SHADOWS

2013
20 mins
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

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Screens W/ THE IRISH PUB 

A SELFLESS ACT

2012
6 mins

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


Saturday, March 8, 2014


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Screens w/ THE GOOD MAN

TOY SOLDIERS

2012
16 mins
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