Irish Shorts 6: Documentary Shorts
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Compelling and colourful stories involving personal obstacles, global issues, community testimonies as well as people just doing what they do.
Blankets of Hope: Cork Cancer Care Centre [C]
Edvinas Maciulevicius / Ireland / 2019 / 4 mins
This mini-documentary looks at the Cork Cancer Care Centre and their mission to deliver ‘Blankets of Hope’ to cancer patients around Ireland.
Producer: Daniel Fleming
Outside the Box [C]
Janet Grainger / Ireland / 2019 / 5 mins
Who do we see when we look at people?
Producer: Jo-Anne Grainger
Postcard from a Crisis
Kathleen Harris, Samuel Meyler / Greece, Ireland / 2018 / 15 mins / Subtitled
Four Irish clowns travel to Greece to perform for children living in makeshift camps as the refugee crisis quietly continues.
Producers: Colm O’Grady, Samuel Meyler, Kathleen Harris
Ramón: Notes from a Beekeeper
Hilary Kennedy / Colombia, UK / 2019 / 4 mins / Subtitled
The film follows the life of Colombian beekeeper Ramón Galvis Rodríguez, in the remote town of San Mateo near the El Cocuy mountains in Colombia.
Producer: Hilary Kennedy
The Last Organist
Paddy McConnell / Northern Ireland / 2019 / 6 mins
93-year-old organist George takes us through his love of music and his move from Belgium to Ireland almost 60 years ago.
Producer: Eimhear O’Neill, Trevor Birney
The Sunny Side Up
Peter Kilmartin / Ireland / 2019 / 11 mins
Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs both served years in prison for crimes they did not commit. After being exonerated, what are the chances they both met and fell in love?
Producer: Cian O’Connor
Ross McClean / UK, Ireland / 2019 / 17 mins / Subtitled
In an encounter between innocence and evil we witness the daily struggles of an incarcerated 21-year-old.
Producer: Chris Kelly
Best Short Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh, 2019
Caoimhin Coffey / Ireland / 2019 / 16 mins
Danny doesn’t do rock, Danny doesn’t do trad; Danny Rock does rap.
Producer: Caoimhin Coffey
Ross Killeen / Ireland / 2018 / 13 mins
The inside scoop on the murky world of the ice cream business.
Producer: Louise Byrne
The First was a Boy
Shaun Dunne / Ireland / 2019 / 10 mins
Set in the heart of Dublin’s ever-changing Ringsend, this experimental film explores the special bonds between grandparents and grandchildren, grief and ageing.
Producer: The Ark
[C] means eligible for Best Cork Short Award.