FRIDAY

FEATURE FILM BLOCK 1

8pm - SOUTH (1hr. 15mins)

South tells the story of Tom, a young man struggling with the recent death of his father. After finding a note from his estranged mother he decides to hit the road and try to find her. Throughout this journey Tom also tries to overcome his crippling stage fright as a musician. Along his journey he meets Jess, a free-spirited young woman that captivates his mind and heart.

Dir. by Gerard Walsh

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with special guest cast member Joe Rooney present for Q&A

Submitted by Ger Walsh

SATURDAY

4-5 pm SHORTS BLOCK

DIGS FOR PENNIES (15 mins)

In early 1900s Ireland, an alcoholic bareknuckle boxer and his manager travel the countryside from fight to fight, scraping a living from bets and the small purses on offer. The boxer is trying to save money to emigrate but he’s starting to suspect his manager, and best friend, is ripping him off.

Dir. by Evin O’Neill

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Submitted by Dream Boat


THE LOST LETTER (8 mins, animated)

The Lost Letter tells the tale of a young boy as he prepares his neighbourhood for Christmas. That is until he confronts the one lady who doesn't want the holiday to come at all. The determined boy does all he can to bring colour to her dreary world, only to discover the truth behind her lack of Christmas spirit.

Dir. by Kealan O’Rourke

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Submitted by Network Television Ireland


LILY (20 mins)

Lily, a girl with a secret on the cusp of becoming a young woman, is faced with the greatest challenge

of her young life.

Written by Graham Cantwell, Produced by Sharon Cronin

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Submitted by Network Television Ireland


NA DAOINE MAITHE (5:55, animated)

An Irish girl who lives with her father becomes enamored with Na Daoine Maithe, the Good People, but soon discovers her curiosity can have tragic consequences.

Dir. by Katelyn Browne

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Submitted by Katelyn Browne


ANNIE WAITS (8:56, narrative short)

Based on, you know - life.  We’ve all waited for ‘the one’. The one who catches our eye, the one who keeps our interest, the one who won’t expect us to trudge down that conventional path. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to begin.

Dir. by Marnie Paxton-Harris

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Submitted by April Kelley


5:30-6:30 SHORTS BLOCK 

SECOND TO NONE (7 mins, animated)

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.
Frederick will stop at nothing to claim the top spot in the most inventive way possible.

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Dir. by Vincent Gallagher

Submitted by Network Television Ireland


CHANGE IN THE WEATHER (17 mins)

Michael, a young man living in rural Ireland, struggles to adjust to a sudden change in his furtive lifestyle.

Dir. by Muiris Crowley

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Submitted by Markus Kaatsch/Network Television Ireland


CITY OF ROSES (9 mins)

One Halloween night in the early 1980’s a smoldering suitcase was pulled off a bonfire in west Dublin. Inside were dozens of letters that detailed the story of a young Irish immigrant. Now thirty years after that Halloween and more than 60 years after the events of the letters took place, this film tells the story of Paddy and Rose.
Paddy Fitzpatrick emigrated from Dublin to Portland, Oregon in early 1950 to find his fortune, and he often wrote home to his mother telling them all about his new life in America. And life appears to be grand – Paddy has a job he enjoys and has fallen for a lovely young girl. He even escapes the clutches of the United States Army and the Korean War, after falling ill and getting a medical discharge. But just as Paddy and his new bride, Rose, begin their life together, things take a tragic turn.   Told through the actual letters written by Paddy and later, Rose,

“City of Roses” is a story of love, loss, family and renewed hope.

Dir. by Andrew Kavanagh

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Submitted by Sarah-Jane Kelly/Kavaleer

  

DROP THE HAND (23:08 mins)

Comedy drama short film set among the Irish community and building sites of 1980s Reading, Berkshire.

Dir. by Simon O’Neill

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Submitted by Simon O’Neill

 

ANGEL OF 1916 (6 mins, animated)

Treehouse Republic were approached by Liam McNeive to produce a short based on the true story of his grandfather. This poignant story of war and the 1916 rising was taken from a recording made many years earlier and told by the voice of Liam Willie McNeive.

Dir. by Patrick O’Callaghan

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Submitted by Stephen Fagan/Treehouse Republic

 

FEATURE FILM BLOCK 2 - DOUBLE FEATURE:

6:30-6:45 - Documentary Short MORE THAN A BARBER SHOP (15 Mins)

How a passion for music turned a local old-school barbershop into an icon

of the Irish music scene.

Dir. by Xandru Fernandez Ramirez

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6:45pm-8pm  THOU ART DUBLIN (56min)

Thou Art: Dublin is a documentary that attempts to paint an intimate portrait of the creative life of Dublin. Set in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, the film documents the efforts of five artists as they communicate the vision of their work amid the difficulties of the recession.

Dir. by Camille Wainer

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Submitted by Camille Wainer

 

8pm-9:30 SANCTUARY (1hr 27min)

Larry and Sophie are in love. They bribe the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon’s tryst and look forward to getting to know each other, like countless couples before them.
But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple; they both have intellectual disabilities and Tom is their care worker. By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they’re breaking the law.
While Larry and Sophie try to figure out their feelings, their future and how to use a condom, their friends from the training centre escape the not so watchful eye of Tom and go on a joyful rampage through Galway. But circumstances will ultimately bring them all back to the hotel hideaway, where they will have to confront the high price that Larry and Sophie may have to pay for love.

Dir. by Len Collin

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hopefully with a special guest in attendance

Submitted by Edwina Forkin/Zanzibar Films

 

SUNDAY

3-4pm SHORTS BLOCK #3  

THE CAPTORS (16min)

A trio of kidnappers face an unexpected dilemma when their wealthy target calls their bluff.

Dir. by Chris Baugh

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Submitted by: Network Television Ireland

MY LIFE FOR IRELAND (15min)

Easter, 1916. In Dublin Patrick Pearse leads an armed rebellion against British rule, inspiring patriots throughout Ireland to join the fight for freedom.

Dir. by Kieron J Walsh

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Submitted by: Markus Kaatsch

 

3 FRIENDS (22 mins)

Based on a Colm Tóibín short story, 'Three Friends' follows Fergus, a pensive, young Irishman, who is propelled on a powerful journey that begins at his mother's funeral and wake. There, Fergus confronts how his family shapes and defines him only to continue this journey at a beach rave where he becomes aware of the defining impact his friendships have on him. Ultimately, it is through death, grief, joy, and sex that Fergus looks inside to define himself.

Dir. by Michael Moody Culpepper

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Submitted by: Markus Kaatsch

 

GEIST (10:50 mins)

A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret within this short thriller.

Dir. by Ben Harper, Sean Mullen and Alex Sherwood

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Submitted by GIANT ANIMATION STUDIOS

 

FEATURE FILM BLOCK 3

DOUBLE FEATURE

4:30-7pm - Feature Film 3

FANATIC HEART (The Story So Far, of Black 47) (1hr 27min)

Passion, poetry, and politics fuel this documentary about Black 47, the fabled House Band of New York City. A brutally honest depiction. Laid bare are the excitement, tedium, musicianship, boozing, triumphs, and disasters of a band that had no shortage of drama, success and debacle.

Dir. by Victor Zimet

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hopefully with members of the band in attendance

 

7-9pm - Feature Film 4

THE FARTHEST (Documentary Feature, 2hrs)

It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity. THE FARTHEST will celebrate these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

Dir by Jo Halpin

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Submitted by Jo Halpin