Genre: Shorts

Documentary Shorts

The Building and Burning of a Refugee Camp Three men seeking sanctuary in Ireland find themselves caught on the streets between a hostile asylum policy and an increasingly militant far-right. Year: 2023 Director: Dennis Harvey Runtime: 20m Country: Sweden Midnight Rising Year: 2023 Director: Aileen Ye Runtime: 8m Country: United Kingdom Down the Market Year: […]

Virgin Media Discovers

A presentation of short films presented by Virgin Media Pregnant with a Drag Queen Drag doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are. This docu-drama is about how a queer kid in 1990s Dublin discovers their true identity and inner strength when they give birth to Veda, a vibrant drag queen icon. Brady uses […]

Screen Ireland Shorts 1

A selection of short films from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland’s recent Focus and Frameworks short film schemes. The Frameworks films in the line-up are co-funded by RTÉ. Pediment When Timmy skips school to invite his estranged grandmother to his tenth birthday party, long-repressed issues of race and heritage resurface, threatening the cords of the family. Year:2023 […]

Screen Ireland Shorts 2

A selection of short films from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland’s recent Focus and Frameworks short film schemes. The Frameworks films in the line-up are co-funded by RTÉ. Worry World In a black-and-white Kafkaesque society, where everyone can see each other’s thoughts, a factory worker thinks in colours. While dreaming of love and escape, she meets someone […]

DIFF Shorts 3

Screamer The impulsive and rebellious Jamie goes on a hunt for fireworks to relive a lost memory and repair a broken relationship.Year: 2023 Director: Ciaran Maginn Runtime: 15m Country: Ireland I Promise you Paradise Following a violent incident, a seventeen-year-old African migrant embarks on a quest against time to save his family.  Year: 2023 Director: […]

DIFF Shorts 1

How to Skin a Cheetah Bobby’s tales of hunting game on the plains of Tanzania inspire a sinister side in her mollycoddled co-worker Lucas.Year: 2023 Director: Meghan O’Shaughnessy Runtime: 20m Country: Ireland Things Unheard Of A little girl tries to put the smile back on her grandmother’s face after her television – her only window […]

DIFF Shorts 2

AMŒBA In this story of destructive unrequited love, Levi wakes up from an intoxicated night, convinced that his crush Roan kissed him. Year: 2023 Director: Ian Fallon Runtime: 18m Country: Ireland Bubbling Guang has difficulty focusing during choir practice. He’s distracted by something more enticing than singing. Year: 2023 Director: Che-ming Chang Runtime: 24m Country: Taiwan […]

Dublin on Screen 1

Somewhere Here Inspired by the experiences of actors from the Lir Academy, this film follows an ensemble of artists and records their lives in Dublin. Break out talents featured include Ella Lily Hyland (Fifteen-Love), Agnes O’Casey (The Miracle Club, Ridley Road, Lies we Tell) and Adam Richardson (The Dry) among others. Wilson’s experimental storytelling includes songs by […]

Dublin on Screen 2

As part of the festival’s commitment to celebrating the work of community filmmakers across the city and beyond – we are delighted to present this years film programme. Presenting a series of shorts by young filmmakers with thanks to Shireen Shortt: Also presenting a series of shorts from the National Film School at IADT with […]

Dublin Double Bill

Breakin’ Brothers: Meet Cristian & Cosmo, two brothers who arrived in the Irish seaside town, Tramore, from the Dominican Republic in 2014, and found their break dancing skills vital to acceptance in a new homeland. Director: David Bolger Cast: Cristian Dirocie, Kevin Dirocie, Rónán ÓSnodaigh Year: 2023 Duration: 24m DreamCatchr: Synopsis: In a liminal space between […]