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 Tell-Tale Heart:

Adapted from ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe, this film is an Irish retelling of the classic gothic tale.
Duration: 6mins
Director: Patrick Ketch


Maura, an aspiring poet, has been dumped in a voice mail. It was only a casual thing, but she’s still stuck with those grim feelings that come with rejection: self loathing, anger, resentment and an insatiable hunger for chocolate mousse. And bacon. And wine. To get out of this funk, she decides to take control. Her mate thinks she’s a dope, but Maura’s sure she’ll win the guy over.
Duration: 11mins
Director: Aoife Nic Ardghail & Kate Dolan
Writer: Aoife Nic Ardghail


An exhausted factory worker has an unnerving encounter on his way home from a night shift.
Duration: 6mins
Writer/Directors: Kathleen Bridget Murphy & Louis Tornero-Moffitt

Monkeys in the Garden:

Ciara is finding it increasingly difficult to cope in her capacity as carer for her mother with dementia. The unexpected arrival of her sister Amy, the favourite, forces Ciara to re-evaluate how she deals with her mothers disease by finally trying to accept her mothers version of reality.
Duration: 12mins
Writer/Director: Marie Clare Cushinan


When 2 thieves break into a house, a shocking discovery changes their plans.
Duration: 10mins
Director: Philip Lewis
Writers: Richard Kearney & Philip Lewis

Leap of Faith:

Kelly longs for a connection, in a disconnected world.
Duration: 14mins.
Director: Mark Smyth
Writer: Dave Thorpe


A boy and his horse, Coranna, are in a race to save the lives of their parish from the Great Irish Famine.
Duration: 9mins
Writer/Director: Steve Woods


On a distant planet two blue collar workers transport a prisoner across a distant mining colony, only to discover she is not the real danger onboard.
Duration: 20mins
Director: John Carlin
Writers: Aaron Gray & Paul Skillen

The Wedding Speech:

As the best man, Ed doesn’t realise that his speech will be the most important that he will ever make.
Duration: 8mins.
Director: Joe McStravick
Writers: Joe McStravick, Kate McStravick & Isabelle Broom (Author of Original Short Story)

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.