AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…
As Oscar frenzy mounts we present a selection of Irish shorts: nominees and winners of Academy Awards®. With more to come in February…
Justin Herman’s charming drama focuses on the sporting and romantic life of a young Cork hurler. Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Short Subject, One-reel in 1955.
FILM INFO: 9 mins, Ireland, 1955, Black and White
PÁISTÍ AG OBAIR
Louis Marcus’s joyful, observational documentary shows children at work in Dublin Montessori schools. Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject in 1973.
FILM INFO: 10 mins, Ireland, 1973
Michael Creagh’s quirky drama about an 8 year-old boy and his infatuation with his teacher. Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short in 2011.
FILM INFO: 15 mins, Ireland, 2010
CONQUEST OF LIGHT
Louis Marcus’s second Academy Award® nomination for Best Short Film (Live Action) was in 1975 for this beautifully-crafted film about Waterford Glass.
FILM INFO: 10 mins, Ireland, 1975
Steph Green’s film, based on a Roddy Doyle story, follows a young African boy on his first day in school in Ireland. Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Short Film (Live Action) in 2008.
FILM INFO: 11 mins, Ireland, 2007
Benjamin Cleary’s film about a lonely young man with a speech impediment who faces his greatest fear. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short in 2016.
FILM INFO: 12 mins, Ireland, 2015