Short

This wide-ranging selection of Irish short films is by far the most diverse on the website. From the earliest films made by the pioneering Kalem Company in Cork and Kerry between 1910 and 1914 to the most recent drama and documentary shorts made for big and small screens in the present day, the selection showcases the preoccupations of new and established filmmakers working in the short film form. The thematic variety is matched by a stylistic diversity ranging from radical experimentation to family entertainment, whilst quality can be measured by the multitude of accolades garnered - not least Academy Award nominations and victories. These films will enhance any feature programme or indeed may be presented within a full programme of shorts.

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The 11th

Naomi Waring, 13 minutes, 2017

Fisher returns to his community to make amends with his daughter but is it too little, too late?

6SKIN

Alice Maher, Aideen Barry, 13 minutes, 2018

6SKIN is a sound and image fantasia utilising vibrant dance, immersive soundscape and vivid animation.

7th Son

Narayan Van Maele, 2014

This short documentary by Narayan Van Maele focuses on the magical healing powers of the seventh son, as seen in figure of Mayo man Brian Lavin.

A Coat Made Dark

Jack O'Shea, 10 minutes, 2015

A man follows the orders of a dog to wear a coat with impossible pockets.

A Different Kind of Day

Maria Doyle Kennedy, 5 minutes, 2018

A random encounter between two young adults who have Down Syndrome and a group of youths has unexpected consequences which change the day for everyone.

A Ferret Called Mickey

Barry Dignam , 12 minutes, 2003

Paulie (Colin Middleton), a young boy who dresses in women’s clothes and holds tea parties, is subject to a calamitous intervention from his father Jim (Darragh Kelly). When presented with a ferret who he promptly names Mickey, Paulie is taken…

A Film About Sandhoppers

Nicholas Keogh, 10 minutes, 2017

Two crustaceans find love on a Belfast beach.

A Pint of Plain

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, Derrick O'Connor, 30 minutes, 1975

This second of O’Sullivan’s extant films was his graduation piece for his Master’s degree. Taking its title from a parodic ballad by Flann O’Brien about the supposed comfort to be found in drink, A Pint of Plain was filmed on…

A Second of June

Frank Stapleton, 40 minutes, 1984

Frank Stapleton’s Ulyssean, richly textured day in the life of two young people wandering through the streets of Dublin set against a backdrop of street traders, amusement arcades and protests during the visit of President Ronald Reagan to Ireland in…

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