Irish Film Institute -International Film Directory – Category


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?


Sarah-Jane Drummey, 12 minutes, 2019

On the day of a regional Irish dancing Feis, an Irish couple struggle to cope with their child's gender identity.


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.

99 Problems

Ross Killeen, 13 minutes, 2018

The inside scoop on the murky world of the ice cream business.

A Better You

Eamonn Murphy, 16 minutes, 2019

Set in a Neo-Steampunk world, a shy introvert named Douglas enlists the help of A Better You, a customizable carbon clone to help him win the girl of his dreams.

A Cat Called Jam

Lorraine Lordan, 8 minutes, 2019

An affable cat that is new in town just wants to make friends. When he tries to befriend three dogs he struggles to make them see him as he sees himself. He is just one of the dogs.

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.

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