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Sunday Shorts

Short Program 4  (Student Program) - Sunday September 1st at 11am
The Martello Suite

Festival Pass

Front of House Price €60

Online Ticket Price €50

Your Festival Pass gives you access to all of our features and shorts over the three days of the festival.  

Strangers On A Bench

Two college students who seem fated to be in each other's lives, finally accept the universe's offer and see where their hearts lead them.

Directed by Hiram Harrington &  Emmanuel Okoye

Written by Emmanuel Okoye

Produced by Emmanuel Okoye, Maeve O'Rourke, Fionn Doherty, Aoife McColgan & James Okoye

Running Time 9 Mins

Origin Ireland


A Young Filmmaker struggles to manage the balance of Relationships and Creating his next Film. Problems arise when he begins to randomly black out and arise at different times and locations.

Written and Directed by Nathan Campion

Running Time 25 Mins

Origin: Ireland

The Dressmaker

In 1950s Ireland, 12 year old Thomas is caught between the pressure to follow his father's footsteps as a tailor, or to pursue his passion of dressmaking.

Written and Directed by Olivia McLaughlin 
Running Time: 17 Mins
Origin: Ireland

Memory Foam

This short video art piece provides a glimpse of contemporary bed culture, and reveals how our hidden emotional experiences, attachments, memories and nostalgia find their place among the physical components of a bed. The piece, which could also be presented as a looped video installation, observes, examines, dissects and exposes the impact of the ideas that we assign to things that surround us. Through the process of transference people allow things to come alive with meaning. Life experiences, emotions, personality, the unique qualities of a person and memories that unfold above a bed leave behind marks and remain embedded deep in its fabric.

Written, Directed and Produced by  Martyna Dubicka

Running Time: 6 Mins

Origin: Ireland


"Confessions" takes a look into the Catholic church and the devious acts performed by Priests at the peak of their power. Loosely based on real life characters and situations, we watch at how cruel it was for the victims that were at the hands of the abusers

Written and Directed by  James Eastlake

Produced by Hannah Malone 

Running Time: 5 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Light of My Life

Just when he thought there was only darkness left in his life, lighting shop owner Ray encounters a persistent electrical anomaly at his old lighting shop.

Written and Directed by Peggy Anne - Knight

Produced by John O'Brien

Running Time: 8 Mins

Origin: Ireland 


After Josh and Ciara spend the night together Josh struggles to deal with the consequences which send him down a path of no return.

Directed by Eoin Foley

Produced by Peter D Keating 

Written by Peter D Keating 

Running Time: 7 Mins

Origin: Ireland

9 Months

Claire, an independent woman who is also a courier for a criminal organisation gets double crossed. With her life in danger she has to fight for herself and prevent a terrible thing from happening.

Written and Directed by  Michael Wohlfeld
Produced by Jing Joaqyuin
Running Time:11 Mins
Origin: Ireland

Angels Don't Die

Ella finds herself and her Guardian angel in a limbo, trying to escape she jumps back into life where she meets her Guardian angel again. But for a different reason.

Written and Directed by  by Yalda Shahidi
Produced by  Jing Joaquin
Running Time: 5 Mins
Origin: Ireland

The Wrestling Mantra

Documentary film which follows two trainee wrestlers as they prepare to make their professional in-ring debut on the Irish wrestling scene.

Directed and Produced by David O'Neill

Running Time: 28 Mins

Origin: Ireland

The Beekeeper

Deep in the heart of a bamboo forest, a paternal bear watches over Mae, a spirited young girl that he is raising. Sustained by the collection of beehives that the bear tends to, the two live together in peaceful harmony.
However, in order to continue this peaceful way of life there is one rule that Mae cannot break - she must never enter the bee yard where the bees are kept.
Everything must change for the two when she does.

Directed by Robyn Conroy

Produced by Dervla Reilly

Running Time 6 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Disco Dynamite

A washed up roller disco champion, who vouched to never put his skates on again, must overcome his fear of the rink to go on a roller skating date with the new girl at work.

Written and Directed by Tom Clover

Produced by Tom Clover, Billie Buchanan Smith & Katie Cooper

Running Time 10 Mins

Origin: UK

Archie's Bat

Archie’s Bat is a story about a lonely young boy who is surprisingly given the chance at friendship when his path crosses with an injured bat. However, Archie will learn that not only is a bat not the best play mate, but there’s responsibility in caring for another living being. We watch as Archie treats the bat as though it were another human being, playing childlike games with it and doing more worse than good for the bat’s well-being.

Directed and Produced by Shannon Egan

Running Time 2 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Our Land

‘Our Land’ is a 6-minute documentary-short detailing Ireland’s reputation, culture, and future from the perspective of seven young inhabitants of the country. Stylised as a light-hearted reflection piece, ‘Our Land’ provides the spectator with an understanding of how the interviewees’ regard Ireland as a country ripe with personality, history, and an influence that stretches far across the globe.

Written, Directed and Produced by Eoin Harnett 

Running Time 6 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Short Program 5 - Sunday September 1st at
The Martello Suite


Short Film Ticket 

Front of House Price €7

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Entry to Short Film Program 5

Program Line Up


Taking a line for a walk. Experimenting with magic. Thinking about the process of inventing yourself... and a horse
A short animation with sound but no dialogue

Directed by Fin McMorran 

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: UK

Stood Up

It was set up to be the perfect date night...

Written, Directed and Produced  Jeff Vande Zande

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: USA

Tender Moments

A couple shoplift from an off-license in an attempt to save their failing relationship by revisiting the criminality of their youth.

Written and Directed by Miles Davis Murphy

Produced by Vicky Moonan

Running Time 5 Mins

Origin: Ireland

Early Checkout

He thought he'd found the perfect Airbnb...

Written, Directed and Produced by Jeff Vande Zande

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: USA


A cynical schoolgirl sits idle after a long day. She hears a voice, it's vaguely familiar, an old friend maybe?

Written and Directed by Brian Quinn

Produced by  Karolina Marinus

Running Time 1 Min

Slick Jimmy's Incident

Time ticks away in a despairingly average diner as Jack, an eccentric vegetarian, tries to muster the courage to leave his hometown for good.

Written and Directed by Jehad N. Al-Khateeb

Produced by  Chelsea Kibbee

Running Time 10 Mins

Origin: USA


Readjusting to life on the outside can be a bit irregular.

Written, Directed and Produced by Jeff Vande Zande

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: USA

Occupying the Hulme Hippodrome

A short film about an old abandoned Music Hall Theatre in Hulme Manchester, I originally just went to photograph the old building which is amazing. But I ended up making this little documentary and spending a lot of time there as I found the recent history of the building just as fascinating as it’s past.

Directed Dean Cooper

Running Time 12 Mins

Origin: UK

Fear of the Dark

A man is fearing the dark and his Enemy

Written, Directed and Produced by Perica Antov

Running Time 15 seconds

Origin: Austria

By Your Side

A young man tries to come to terms with the loss of his wife.

Written, Directed and Produced by Tom Lynch

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: Ireland

Bringing Schools To Where There Are None

60 seconds to help an Italian NGO to build schools in the South of Bangladesh, where poor children can't afford the state schools.

Directed and Produced by Gianmarco D'Agostino

Written by  Marco Vichi

Running Time 1 Min

Origin: India

Deep Shock

Sarah can't completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind...
Italian Giallo is ready to make its return!

Written and Directed by Davide Melini

Produced by  Luca Vannella,  Alexis Continente,  Vincenzo Mastrantonio,  Bobby Holland Hanton, 

Ferdinando Merolla,  Roberto Paglialunga

Running Time 29 Mins

Origin: Italy


A young thief break in an old man's house. But the thief has been catch by the old man. What the old man will do?

Directed by  Lan Liu

Produced by  Jiaqi Lin

Running Time 10 Mins

Origin: USA

The Switch

THE SWITCH' is a raw, visceral and true psychological thriller about a young woman who is suffering from a mental disorder called Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Written and Directed by  Peter John Sinclair

Produced by Cristina Ryan

Running Time 23 Mins

Origin: Ireland 


He is at an intersection, and although he tries, he can't cross.

Written and Directed by Erik Trujillo

Produced by Maria Fernanda Arroyo

Running Time 9 Mins

Origin: Mexico

Mobius Dream

Mobius Dream is a story about a high school girl, whose monotony school life is disturbed by the encounter of a purple-hair stranger in her dream. The fact that they have the exact same earrings in the shape of mobius boosts the girl's curiosity. This incident drives her onto a journey of self-realization.

Written, Directed and Produced by  Jinmeng Li

Running Time 5 Mins

Origin: China


Francis O'Connor sits in his armchair in a nursing home and longs to return to his old house. His son and daughter no longer visit him. He feels lonely and abandoned. His only comfort is the memory of his past life.

Written by Claire Millane

Directed and Produced by Claire Millane and Silvana Benedetto 

Running Time: 8 Mins

Origin: Ireland