Screen Ireland World Premiere Shorts
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Premiere screening of short films produced under Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland’s Focus Shorts and Real Shorts schemes.
Please note, some of the shorts in this programme may not be suitable for children.
Above the Law
Bryony Dunne / Ireland / 2019 / 14 mins / Subtitled
‘Above the Law’ links the routes of migratory birds with the journeys of refugees and migrants who have, and continue to, traverse the same bodies of land and water.
Gar O’Rourke / Ukraine / 2019 / 9 mins / Subtitled
A cinematic portrait of Kiev’s Soviet scrap metal ‘Kachalka’ gym – the world’s most hardcore gym.
Welcome to a Bright White Limbo
Cara Holmes / Ireland / 2019 / 11 mins
Oona Doherty is a Belfast-based dancer and choreographer. She is bold, complex, arresting and ambitious. This innovative, poetic and visually arresting documentary is a portrait of Oona and the creative process of her award-winning show Hope Hunt.
A Better You
Eamonn Murphy / Ireland / 2019 / 16 mins
Set in a dystopian neo-steampunk world, a shy young man named Douglas invests in ‘A Better You’, a customizable carbon clone to help him win the girl of his dreams.
Sophia Tamburrini / Ireland / 2019 / 15 mins
Ken lives in a simulated, idyllic reality created by a machine called Maya. As his funds start running low, this happy world is about to crumble and he’ll be forced to return to a life he sought desperately to escape.
Brendan Canty / Ireland / 2019 / 14 mins
A 16 year-old-school dropout interviews for a job, but when he’s let down by his brother, he lashes back and looks to his friends for support.
Claire Byrne / Ireland / 2019 / 10 mins
Two sisters talk on the phone about an upcoming birthday; tempers flare as promises are broken. Secrets are revealed and tears are shed. Both women eventually realise that shame is one thing they can’t afford if they’re going to survive.
Ruairi Robinson / Ireland / 2019 / 17 mins
A dangerously unstable man starts to see monsters all around us.
A Cat Called Jam (C)
Lorraine Lordan / Ireland / 2019 / 8 mins
An affable cat, new in town, just wants to make friends. But when he tries to befriend three dogs, he struggles to make them see him as he sees himself. He’s just one of the dogs.
The Grass Ceiling
Iseult Howlett / Ireland / 2019 / 15 mins
Based on Eimear Ryan’s essay ‘The Fear of Winning’, three successful female athletes explore how being physically courageous, unapologetically competitive and deeply passionate in team sport can unlock a freedom to really occupy your own skin.