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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04:59:00

Michael Higgins, 6 minutes, 2013

04:59 features Maximilian Le Cain, Karen Power and the work of Gorging Limpet. Inspired by cinema and visual narrative, Michael’s work involves a range of both digital and analogue technologies, and concerns people’s perception of time and reality. In following an initial…

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?

1916 Centenary Archive Shorts Programme 1

Various, 64 minutes, 1966

This Most Gallant Gentleman  A record of the return in 1965 of the exhumed body of Roger Casement, executed in London in 1916; the lying-in-state;  funeral procession and burial attended by Taoiseach Sean Lemass and other dignitaries. He was a…

1916 Centenary Archive Shorts Programme 2

Various, 64 minutes,

Eireville Time has stood still since the 1916 Easter Rising and everybody lives in the past tense.  A journalist from the present tense is sent to solve a mystery in this cleverly-constructed satire. James Finlan / 2002/ 24 mins/B/W Irland…

23 Degrees 5 Minutes

Darragh O'Connell, 10 minutes, 2011

This animated short sees a professor with a zealous faith in mathematics head to the North Pole in search of co-ordinates he believes hold mythic power. Told largely as a retrospective narrative by one of the professor’s students, John Hurt…

3 Friends

Michael Moody Culpepper, 22 minutes, 2016

Based on Colm Tóibín short story, 3 Friends follows Fergus, a pensive young man, who is propelled on a powerful journey that begins at his mother's funeral. His grief becomes a catalyst to reflect upon his life and relationships. Ultimately…

45

Katie Lincoln, 12 minutes, 2016

In Michael Reilly's bar in Ardmore, West Waterford, a game of 45 has been played every Friday night since 1942. Hosting this long standing card game is the highlight of Michael's week.

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.

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