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Friday Shorts

Short Film Program 1 - Friday September 1st at 1030am
The Martello Suite

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Entry to Short Film Program 1

Somewhere in the Past

It’s a thriller, set in Dublin. Mary is a young woman in the present, facing an unplanned pregnancy. She is unsure what to do. We meet her grandmother Aisling in the1950’s, when she was pregnant with her first child, unaware that she would not survive the birth. On a visit to her grandfather, Mary is suddenly connected to Aisling via a mysterious telephone in the cemetery, which seems to be in someway wired to the past. In this story, Mary and Aisling are both faced with an extreme choice to make. Will they choose to have their babies? What will be the impact of their decision?
This is a controversial subject, and the intention is to explore the situational dilemma facing both women, without judgement, not to choose a side in the abortion debate as it stands.

Written and Directed by Fabiano Albuquerque

Produced by Camila Berto Gomes

Running Time: 10 Mins

Origin: Ireland 


...On the roadside of a country road a parked car.

A lonely man unsuccessfully tries to fix the breakage, refusing the help of passing drivers.

Who is that man?.. And what does he want?..

But don`t worry: he`ll get it done. And you`re welcome to unexpected and cruel final...

Written Directed and Produced by Vis Vitalis

Running Time: 5 Mins

Origin: Russia


An unknown crisis darkens the heart of a mysterious wreck. Many have been here and have felt the same, but few have gone this far to survive. When your own thoughts are an enemy any comfort is welcome, no matter what the price.

Written, Directed and produced by Diarmuid Doran

Running Time: 15 Mins

Origin: Ireland


Christian and Rose are best friends who work together on Rose's photography projects, but Christians feelings for Rose cloud his judgement on what's real and what he wants to be real.

Directed and Produced by Steven McKenna

Written Steven McKenna, Shane Stokes & Ciaran Brennan

Running Time 10 Mins

Origin: Ireland


Through the inspiration of the books that her father
read to her, a young girl desperately tries to bring her father back from the grave.

Written, Directed and Produced by David C. Lynch

Running Time: 8 Mins

Origin: Ireland


On her 50th Wedding Anniversary a woman returns to the Hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged Husband return to honor a promise?

Written and Directed by Jonathan Shaw

Produced by Lisa Kelly

Running Time 15 Minutes

Origin: Ireland

Cowboys and Indians

Leo plays "Cowboys and Indians" every day at home. Today, aged just five, he learned a new game.

Written, Directed and Produced by Emilia Ruiz

Running Time: 4 Mins

Origin: Spain

The Smell of Oak

A woman in denial struggles while recalling a sexual assault.

Written, Directed and Produced by Mark Datuin

Running Time: 3 Mins

Origin: Canada

The Betrayal

Mark & Nel’s marriage is on the rocks. While Mark’s insecurity escalates into violence, Nel is questioning her feelings for her best friend, Alice.

Add Not

Directed by Kamila Dydyna & Natasha Waugh

Produced by Kamila Dydyna, Ellis Abbott, Michael O'Dwyer

Running Time: 26 Mins

Origin: Ireland

1.6 Degrees

Two strangers living in separate worlds, find their lives entangled in unexpected ways as they confide their deepest thoughts to the same counsellor, who finds himself bound by the rules of confidentiality when he discovers pleasant and shocking news about them both.

Written, Directed and Produced by Fergus Keane

Running Time: 10 Mins


A fantastical comedy where a closed-minded man has his eyes opened wide by some magical events and an unexpected messenger. The modern and the mythical clash with hilarious results.

Written and Directed by Dermot Boyle

Produced by Rob Fitzhugh

Running Time 14 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Short Film Program 2  Friday September 1st at 1pm
The Martello Suite

Short Film Ticket 

Front of House Ticket Price  €7

Online Ticket Price €6


Isla is a fifteen year old girl, whose infatuation with the tragic/romantic themes of her favourite Italian movies sends her searching for similar experiences in her everyday life.

Written and Directed by Colm Anthony

Produced by Liam Murphy & Colm Anthony

Running Time: 25 Mins

Origin: Ireland

The Drive

Two strangers, looking for an escape, are brought together by circumstances in the late hours of the night in Dublin.

Written, Produced and Directed by Alan Elbakidze

Running Time: 8 Mins

Origin: Ireland


A man obsessed with ancient gods and saving the planet prepares for the ultimate sacrifice.

Written, Direceted and Produced by Stephen M. Hunt

Running Time: 16 Mins

Origin: Ireland


No job, no prospects and descending into depression; Mr Mann is looking for something better. Then he finds a job and his problems really start to begin.

Written, Directed & Produced by Lee Charlish

Running Time 17 Mins

Origin: UK

Marky's Bad Week

After having the worst week of his life, Marky decides to take the edge off with a spliff. But things go from bad to worse when he realises he's lost his nodge of hash

Written and Directed by Daniel Holmwood

Produced by Paul Rowland

Running Time: 6 Mins

Origin: Ireland


A young man struggles to find his place in the world after returning to Ireland. A familiar face makes him wonder if things are about to change.

Written and Directed by Sinead O'Loughlin

Produced by Laura Brennan

Running Time 14 Mins

Origin: Ireland


In a war-ravaged world recognisable as the ruins of our own, a woman is haunted by memories of a better time. But she lives in an era that has chosen to forget its history, and remembering is a crime.

Directed and Produced  by Nadege Dumont and Carl Murphy

Written by Stephen Walsh

Running Time 9 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Digs For Pennies

In early 1900s Ireland, an alcoholic bareknuckle boxer and his manager travel the countryside from fight to fight, scraping a living from bets and the small purses on offer. The boxer is trying to save money to emigrate but he’s starting to suspect his manager, and best friend, is ripping him off.

Directed by Evin O'Neill

Written by Evin O'Neill & Dara O'Neill

Produced by Dawn MacAllister

Running Time 16 Minutes

Origin: Ireland

The Perfect Kiss

Michael is coming back from his girlfriends Rosie's house in the middle of the night and decides to take a short cut through the forest. He happens upon his old friend Pauly who due to the recent economic situation is selling his potted flowers to make ends meet. They begin to hear a strange noise from the darkness but they seem too involved in their own conversation to take the approaching danger seriously.

Directed and Produced by Garrett Lynam

Written by Garrett Lynam & Vince Brehany

Running Time: 11 Mins

Short Film Program 3 
& One Minute Film Competition
Friday September 1st at 330pm
The Martello Suite

Short Film Ticket 

Front of House Ticket Price  €7

Online Ticket Price €6


In todays modern society, many struggle with body image...belly button fluff are no different

Written, Directed and Produced by Alan McElroy

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: Ireland


A young ballet dancer is struggling with here choices about her future as a dancer.

Written, Directed and Produced by Justin Krull

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: Netherlands

Spilled Milk

A drunk young man struggles to open a coconut on his way home.

Written, Directed and Produced by Aidan Duffy

Running Time 1 Min 

Origin: Ireland


A bike thief instantly regrets his actions.

Written and Directed by Henry Scriven

Produced by Seep Scriven

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: UK

The Alibi

A young man's alibi comes into question after a gruesome discovery.

Written, Directed and Produced by Tiernan Mullane

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: Ireland 


A Emergency Medical Technician responds to a call to find her estranged father in need of help.

Written, Directed and Produced by George Nicholas

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: USA

Drifting Off

Oscar is suffering from exhaustion and keeps drifting off at the worst moments.

Written, Directed and Produced by Robert Keane

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: Ireland

All in the Beef

An animated one minute short

Written, Directed and Produced by Anthony Torrecilla

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: USA

Gathering Dust

A lonely middle-aged man attempts to re-connect with the world around him.

Written, Directed and Produced by Eoin O'Sullivan

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: Ireland

The History of this Moment

An urban drama of class, conflict and addiction.

Written and Directed by Baz David

Produced by Ornella Casado Bolivar

Running Time 30 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Down With Jazz

A look at contemporary and traditional musicians and the jazz scene in Ireland.

Directed and Produced by Zithelo Bobby Mthombeni

Running Time 13 Mins

Origin: Ireland 

The Life of Beards

John owes everything he has to his. Sean has given his its own name. David is so obsessed with his that he might do something terrible. What unites these men? Beards. 'The Life of Beards' is a comedic documentary exploring the complex relationship between modern men and their facial hair.

Directed and Produced by Malwina Bieniawska

Written by John McKnee

Running Time 11 Mins

Origin: UK

A Blind Man Walks into a Bar

It's no joke when a blind man walks into a bar. As old acquaintances catch up, there's going to be payback.

Directed and Produced by Joseph Morris

Written by David Butler

Running Time 5 Mins

Origin: Ireland


A much anticipated first date goes horribly wrong even before it starts. But the universe has a wicked sense of humor and exacts swift justice.

Written, Directed and Produced by Glenn Kaufmann
Running Time 9 Mins
Origin: Ireland

The Red Boot

A trip to the beach reawakens a fathers paternal feelings for his young son. But is it too late?

Written and Produced by Malcolm Willis

Written by Mary Lucey & Malcom Willis

Running Time 8 Mins

Origin: Ireland


Her deadline is creeping up on her and she's gotten no sleep. Now she's beginning to feel she's not on her own in her apartment anymore.

Written and Directed by Tim Hanan

Produced by Gary Sheridan

Running Time 9 Mins