Irish Film Institute -IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Shorts Programme


Director: Various

85 MINS • 2016-2017 IRELAND • DIGITAL 

A programme of contemporary, short form, documentary filmmaking in Ireland. This year’s shorts programme showcases emerging talent in expository, observational, poetic and participatory forms of documentary filmmaking.

The Irish Shorts Programme Audience Award, presented at the screening, is kindly supported by ScreenScene.

Dir. Mia Mullarkey
A portrait of a late-night taxi driver squad whose mission is suicide prevention.
14 mins, 2017

Faraway Land
Dir. Deirdre O Toole
An intimate story of a woman’s experience with near-drowning
6 mins, 2017

Tit for Tatt
Dir. Mairéad Ní Thréinir
A portrait of breast-cancer survivors healing their scars and reclaiming their identity
19 mins, 2017

The Cloud of Unknowing
Dir. Mike Hannon
For 30 years a hermit lives isolated in a small Connemara cottage, dedicating his life to silence, solitude and prayer
19 mins, 2017

The Impossible Flight of the Stone
Dir. Bob Gallagher
Filmed in Cuba as part of Werner Herzog’s film school; a portrait of a barber from the small town of San Antonio De Los Banos who dreams of flight
6 mins, 2017

Sekar Arum – Forging the Irish World Academy Javanese Gamelan
Dir. Maurice Gunning
A short documentary exploring the processes of forging a Javanese Gamelan.
9 mins, 2017

No Plan
Dir. Kristin Vollset
The story of a young Norwegian street musician who find herself immersed in the world of horse-riding youths in the Liberties
12 mins, 2016

Total: 85 mins

IFI Documentary Festival 2017, running from September 27th to October 1st. Find out more about the festival here. 

Notes by Dean Kavanagh.

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