Fledging filmmakers - writers, directors, in front of and behind the camera talent, all get a chance to shine in our annual celebration of all things short film.

The 11th:

An ex paramilitary man returns home to find his daughter and ask for forgiveness.
Duration: 15mins
Writer/Director: Naomi Waring


A charming film exploring the subtle dynamics of brother and sisterhood. Cara, the first in the family to graduate, returns from a gap year, there is conflict with her brother Nathan, forced to drop out of his music degree after a life-changing hand injury.
Duration: 13mins
Writer/Director: Rebekah Davis

Lost Memories:

Inspired by a true story. Sean races against the clock to his mother’s deathbed while dealing with inter-family politics over the phone.
Duration: 14mins
Director: Eamonn Murphy
Writers: Emmet Kelly & Eamonn Murphy


An exploration of the Irish language told through the eyes of a young family living in modern day Belfast.
Duration: 10mins
Writer/Director: David Moody


A raw, powerful short film that captures the painful effects of alcoholism on a family, as witnessed through the eyes of those who pick up the pieces.
Duration: 8.30mins
Writer/Director: Annika Cassidy


An emotionally hardened young woman wrestles with diffcult memories when her estranged father returns from time in prison. As he teaches her how to box, reconciliation seems possible, but their traumatic past will not be easily washed away.
Duration: 13mins.
Director: Jonathan Harden
Writer: Bronagh Taggart


There is a legend, common among shermen, that to have a woman on a boat is bad luck. Fergus, a young Lough Neagh sherman, is about to find out why.
Duration: 8mins.
Writer/Director: Tara Hegarty

Must Do is a Good Master:

An Irish man picks up a moody hitch-hiker while on holidays in Czech Rep. Which leads to a personality clash.
Duration: 9mins.
Director: Gerard McKenzie
Writer: John McFadden

Marky’s Bad Week:

After having the worst week of his life, Marky decides to take the edge off with a spliff. Things go from bad to worse when he meets an old acquaintance.
Duration: 6mins.
Writer/Director: Daniel Holmwood

Judging panel: Prof. Sarah Edge (University of Ulster), Chris Martin (Producer), Sarah Jones (BFF Board), Joan Parsons (Head of QFT) and Eoin Cleland, the director of last years winning short, Incoming Call.


PLEASE NOTE: The films in this programme are not certified however they have been given a recommended age guidance. If you are under 18 or are booking for someone under 18 you MUST contact us on 028 9032 5913 to discuss.