Taobh le Taobh
Directed by:Kev L Smith
Ireland - 6 minutes
This film investigates the artistic process of visual artist Matthew Mitchell and his exploration of texture, surface and topography in the Burren, County Clare, drawing both inspiration and raw materials from the local environment.
The Bird & the Whale
Directed by: Carol Freeman
Ireland - 7 minutes
A story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers it’s sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.
Directed by: Kae Ho
Japan - 14 minutes
During a visit to her grandparents in Japan, everything changes for 7-year-old Rio, who is obsessed with the Japanese folklore - Moon Rabbit.
Directed by: Keren Marciano
France - 11 minutes
ELENA and ARTURO are a couple fully in love until one day, one of their friends sow seeds of doubts in their minds.
Directed by: Adrian Silisteanu
Romania - 17 minutes
Sporadic gunshots echo among the ruins of a village which, though abandoned, is an objective of great import for the Romanian government. This forces two young men to lead a hard negotiation, both for the fate of the settlement and for their own future.
I didn't... I wasn't... I amn't...
(an un-romantic comedy)
Directed by: Laoisa Sexton
Ireland - 25 minutes
A lonely woman falls for the charms of a sexy smooth-talking, wealthy older man, but as she grapples with her own misdeeds and wrestles with her desire - she must decide how far she is willing to go to get what she wants.
Directed by:Conor Healy
Ireland - 1 Minute
A sniper contemplates the lives of those he is tasked with eliminating.
The Island of Music
Directed by:Lily Annenberg
USA/Cuba - 7 minutes
A portrayal of the hard-working teenage lifestyle at the Conservatorio Municipal De Musica Music School in Cuba. It shows how music affects the teenagers lives, as well as defines the hard work put into being a musician in Cuba.
Directed by:Pierre-Louis Umdenstock
France - 6 minutes
Géraldine is hurt. But her work day has just begun.
A White Horse
Directed by: Shaun O’Connor
Ireland - 11 minutes
1970s Ireland. A young female patient has escaped from a psychiatric hospital and rings home from a telephone box.... but her parents are waiting for the call.
Felicia and the clown
Directed by: Oliwia Siem
Poland - 20 minutes
"Who wouldn’t like a dad who earned his living as a clown, rather than working in some boring office? The reality though, wasn't so bright."
Directed by: Ryan Daniel Browne
USA - 23 minutes
As her single father gets serious with a new girlfriend, 14-year-old Dri is getting serious with a new friend of her own. With interests that include BB guns, magic mushrooms, and making home-made explosives, Moira is definitely weird. But is she 'good weird' or 'bad weird'?
The Dream Report
Directed by: Jack O’Shea
Ireland - 7 minutes
A deadpan sci-fi interweaving moments of familiar routine with esoteric messages from deep space.
Directed by:Mairead Ni Threinir
Northern Ireland - 11 minutes
Celebrating women who by choice, chance or circumstance, are child free.
What It feels like to be hungover
Directed by: Viktor Hertz
Sweden - 10 minutes
A man wakes up at a clinic specialized in malignant hangovers. The doctor prescribes 600 ml of ice cream and two action comedies, but also shares some news, which doesn't make him feel any better…
Lure of the Deep
Directed by: Larissa Corriveau
Canada - 16 minutes
Arnaud, an introverted actor, earns a living as a publicist. In order to fulfill his artistic dreams, he records tales from around the world.
Directed by: Éanna Mac Cana
Ireland - 17 minutes
A young man, Lonan, deals with the sudden loss of his father.
Directed by: Tristan Heanue
Ireland - 13 minutes
In rural Ireland, a couple collect their teenage daughter from hospital. The tense car journey sees everyone happy to avoid talking about what it was that brought her there. During a rest stop, emotions spill over and they are forced to address it and move on together.
The Vasectomy Doctor
Directed by: Paul Webster
Ireland - 11 minutes
In 1990, Dr. Rynne was about to perform a vasectomy on a patient, when a gunman entered his surgery and shot him. After surviving the attempt on his life, he would later meet with his assailant and forgive him.
Directed by: Helen O'Reilly
Ireland - 18 minutes
It’s 1983, Culture Club are no. 1, everyone’s glued to Knight Rider, and Kelly Harrison is not only experiencing her first crush, she’s going to her first disco. The only problem is that she’s getting train tracks before her big night and becomes besieged by self consciousness. However with the help of her best friend, Kelly realises what’s really important in her life.
Directed by: Vincent Lambe
Ireland - 30 minutes
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.
Streets of Fury
Drected by: Adain McAteer
Ireland - 5 minutes
Max Punchface is only interested in two things - beating the final boss of his video game and punching things. His life takes a strange twist when he opens a portal to the calm world of Sheepland…
Directed by: Julia Trofimova
Russia - 11 minutes
As part of an experimental therapy, a depressed employee must navigate his office job with a personal narrator who speaks aloud his every thought.
Directed by: Cliona Noonan
Ireland - 6 minutes
A late-night supermarket cashier with a strange obsession is visited by a mysterious customer.
Directed by: Florence Keith-Roach
UK - 13 minutes
When Annabelle wakes up in a stranger's bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day could not get any worse. But then Bernard walks in…
A Family Affair
Directed by: Justin Spray
UK - 14 minutes
Tabu, a school girl in rural Tanzania, is desperate to go to school to improve her chances in life. But the risks she takes to get here, threaten the very thing she cherishes the most: her education.