This year’s short film competition line-up is once again an exciting mix of newcomers and more established filmmakers.

UNHAPPY ENDINGS

This Colin Bateman short-story is the tale of a woman who has an encounter with a mysterious writer in a hotel bar. As he begins to recount another chance-meeting story and she finds herself ever drawn in …

Directors: Steven Benson and Wayne Benson
Duration: 12mins

 

TESTIMONY

In 1991, Cat O’Neill testifies in a domestic abuse court hearing. Case parties: Mum and Dad.
Director: Kamila Dydyna

Duration: 9mins

FALLEN BIRD

While serving a prison sentence for assault, Eric Boylan began channel- ling his anger and frustration into one of his childhood passions: painting. Director: Nathan Fagan, Deirdre Mullins

Duration: 10mins

 

THE CAPTORS

A crime thriller that follows a trio of kidnappers who are faced with an un- expected dilemma when their wealthy victim calls their bluff.

Director: Chris Baugh Duration: 16mins

 

BLIGHT

A young priest is sent to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote Island community. Director: Brian Deane

Duration: 15mins

SPACER

A young homeless man finds unlikely companionship in an unwanted dog while slumming it on the streets of Dublin.

Director: Jeda de Bri Duration: 10mins

 

RECORDED ABSENCE

An experimental documentary explores one, of the many, abandoned buildings dotted across Ireland. Chosen for its time capsule beauty, the place explored reveals a universal story of family, loneliness and belong- ing. Found audio recorded by the owner is interwoven to the narrative. Director: Gillian Callan
Duration: 9mins

BREATHE

Patrick (John Connors), is a bare knuckle fighting Traveller who becomes increasingly concerned with his young son Francie’s femininity. How far can Patrick go to defend his family name when the one threaten- ing his legacy is his own son. Director: James Doherty

Duration: 14mins

POCKETS

Two people meet on a bench of an early morning, both carrying inde- pendent secrets.
Director: Lochlainn McKenna Duration: 11mins

THE WAY BACK

Faye, a scientist blaming herself for the disappearance of her young sister 25 years before, builds a time machine to discover what happened. She is unready for the horrible truth. Director: John Carlin
Duration: 14mins