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 equally colourful.

Year: 2023

Director: Jessica Patterson

Runtime: 8m49


Trauma is a devouring time traveller in this story of a young woman trapped in an infinite loop of incarceration and escape in a 1950s psychiatric institution.

Year: 2023

Director: Diarmuid Donohoe

Runtime: 11m

Waiting Day

Waiting day – the day before payday – is the only day of the week that seems to have more than 24 hours in it. This is the story of a mother and her two daughters waiting for their pay and their possibilities. 

Year: 2023

Director: Grace Dyas

Runtime: 10:17


In this haunting narrative of violence and superstition, a widowed father strives to protect his daughter after she is believed to be a curse from the Old Gods.
Year: 2023Director: Ciarán HickeyRuntime: 17m

Led by a mythical Great Irish Elk, Oisín ‘Little Deer’ comes to terms with his father’s death in a fantastical katabasis through the bog of memories.

Year: 2023

Directors: Éabha Bortolozzo and Jack Kirwan

Runtime: 10m23

Nana Dee

Nana Dee confronts the loneliness of time by avoiding time altogether and immersing herself in television. She is waiting for someone. And they are late.

Year: 2023

Directors: Marta Sniezek, Momo Willet

Runtime: 3m33


A poignant memory of complicated love, this is the record of a boy’s adventures on the road with his alcoholic and nomadic father, one weekend at a time.

Director: Lochlain McKenna

Runtime: 18m31

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  • INFO:Sat 24 Feb / The Lighthouse Cinema / 16:00 / 1hr 18min