Showcasing both first-time and established short filmmakers from all parts of Ireland, our short film programme this year is heaving with talent.

We have selected the very best of new productions for our competition. Whether you’re looking for a miscarriage of justice, a heroic Indian shopkeeper, turnip loving zombies, a sprinkling of magic mushrooms or just having your tea-leaves read, we’re sure you’ll find much to delight you amongst this years films.

NOTE: The films in this programme are not certified and 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 in advance to discuss.

STIGMA

A string of confessions unveil a tale of religious guilt, sin and redemption in this short experimental drama set against the dramatic and rugged Northern Irish coastline.

Duration: 10mins
Director: Helen Warner

ÁINE’S PLACE

A contemporary Northern Irish psychological thriller in which a young English woman’s remote retreat becomes a rural nightmare, due to a duplicitous Airbnb host.

Duration: 14mins
Director: Georgia Sawyer

LAND OF WINTER

A lost young man staggers through Dublin’s cold streets desperately trying to find somewhere still serving on a dark winter’s night on the brink of snowfall. Inspired by the work of James Joyce.

Duration: 14mins
Director: Tommy Creagh

HINDSIGHT

Tony, a convict and drug addict, desperate for a new relationship with his daughter and former partner, must overcome his past temptations and prove that he’s finally changed his ways.

Duration: 11mins
Director: Oisin-Tomas O Raghallaigh

EARLY DAYS

Kate knows she’s lucky to have become a mother, and her instincts toward her baby are fiercely protective, post-natal trauma and hallucinations make the world increasingly hard to bear. Can anything pull her back to reality — before it’s too late?

Duration: 12mins
Director: Nessa Wrafter

FINDING SHAKESPEARE

Miss Hayes is determined that Maeve and her class understand William Shakespeare, his life and times. Unbeknownst to her, Miss Hayes has a surprising ally and one which is only visible to Maeve. Puck, from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream takes it upon himself to show Maeve that the even famed bard himself drew inspiration from the lives and histories around him.

Duration: 17mins
Director: Margaret McGoldrick

HOLD THE LINE

Em works in a call centre. She faces a day that’s more difficult than the usual ‘customer care queries’ and is on the brink. That’s until she picks up the phone to Patsy.

Duration: 12mins
Directors: Karen Killeen & Laura O’ Shea