This year’s short film programme captures the pulse of the traditional documentary scene, drawing on new shorts from filmmakers living in Ireland. Portraiture is quite possibly the most popular and accessible form of documentary filmmaking and it is a form that is thriving in Ireland. Here we see some of the most interesting and unique portraits taken through the eyes of some of Ireland’s gifted documentary filmmakers.
The programme includes Edward Costello’s Become Invisible a haunting picture of an artist and rural isolation; Paddy Cahill’s Sean Hillen, Merging Views, a personal and informative view of the artist at work; Bryony Dunne’s Gasper about a Slovenian man living deep in the Irish countryside; Closed Wounds, Lanka Haouche Perren’s reflection on children in a Mental Asylum in Belarus; Michael Lavelle’s succinct portrait of Bob Crowley Stage Designer; Hanan Dirya’s Diving Within, a portrait of a Malaysian woman’s journey of self-discovery and Gregory Dunn’s Toasted – a quirky profile of a Swedish print-maker. (Notes by Dean Kavanagh).
dir. Edward Costello
A visual detailing of an artist and rural isolation.
2016, 10.30 mins
Sean Hillen, Merging Views
dir. Paddy Cahill
A personal and informative view of artist Seán Hillen at work.
dir. Bryony Dunne
Domestic rhythms of a Slovenian man living deep in the Irish countryside.
2016, 25 mins
dir. Lanka Haouche Perren
Chernobyl aftermath in a childrenʼs Mental Asylum in Belarus.
2014, 11 mins
Bob Crowley Stage Designer
dir. Michael Lavelle
A succinct and engaging portrait of artist Bob Crowley.
2016, 3.30 mins
dir. Gregory Dunn
A profile of Swedish print-maker Lars Nyberg’s other interest…
2015, 20 mins
Dir. Hanan Dirya
A Malaysian woman’s journey of self-discovery
2015, 10.30 mins
There will be an Audience Award courtesy of Screen Scene 0f one day’s free grade and one day’s sound mix. Best Short supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board.
This event is screening as part of IFI Documentary Festival 2016 (September 22- 25)