Featuring eighteen award-winning, audience-grabbing festival darlings from the best of the year's offerings!

 

Live Action

The Gift (2015) - 13 mins

To celebrate his eleventh birthday, a young boy selects his gift - little knowing that his choice will change the world.

Official selection: Tupelo Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest,
Palm Springs Shortsfest, Edinburgh Film Festival,
Sapporo Film Festival Japan, and 22 others!

 

Help Point (2015)  - 13 mins

A young man who has lost his car in a huge airport car park meets a beautiful woman in the same predicament. Stuck together at the Help Point, his attempt to charm her does not quite work out as planned.

Winner: 13 festival awards, including Audience Award at DC Shorts 2015 and Molodist International Film Festival 2015!
Official Selection: 48 international festivals!

 

Coffee to Go (2015) - 13 mins

(“Cafe Para Llevar” - Spanish language film)

Alicia, busy discussing the details of her wedding on the phone, walks into the first café she sees and orders a coffee to go. As fate would have it, she unexpectedly finds her ex-boyfriend Javi inside.

Official Selection: Over 40 international festivals!
Winner: 13 festival awards!

 

Strangers in the Night (2015) - 12 mins

Two lonely people find the love that they were searching for. Well, one lonely person and one banshee.


Official Selection: Sitges International Film Festival 2015

Official Selection: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

 

In The Clouds (2015) - 20 mins

(“En Las Nubes” - Spanish & English language film)

In The Clouds explores the complicated, and often comedic, space between how we think romance should work and how it actually does.

WINNER of 20 International Film Festivals in 2015 so far including:
Best Short Film Award at the Washington West Film Festival
Best of Fest and Honourable Mention, Bahamas International Film Festival
Best of Fest Selection Palm Springs Shortsfest
Audience Award and Honourable Mention, Maipu Cortos, Festival de Cine de Humor Argentina

View the trailer here.

 

Dreaming of Peggy Lee (2015) - 11 mins

When Ingrid - an unsympathetic care worker - confiscates Belinda’s treasured picture of Peggy Lee, her friend Alexander decides to smuggle them both out of the home to visit an old style jazz club.

Official Selection - Encounters Film Festival 2015
Official Selection - Chicago Children's Film Festival 2015
Official Selection - Children's Film Festival India 2015

View the trailer here.

 

More Than God (2015) 9 mins

Donal tries to catch his wife having an affair. Things go wrong. He's forced to hide under a bed where he bumps into his daughter.

Winner Grand Prize Best First Director - Rhode Island Film Festival 2015
Official Selection - Galway Film Festival 2015

 

Death of a Projectionist (2015) - 14 mins

Gerry is a projectionist. He loves his job, his colleagues and the joy that cinema brings. But is he ready for the change that's coming? This is a film about purpose, dignity and disposability seen through the eyes of an ageing projectionist.

Official Selection - Galway Film Fleadh 2015

 

The Man from the Council (2015) - 8.5 mins

A hit man sees his day go from bad to worse when his principles are put to the test by a 10 yr old kid, an uncooperative housewife and a nosy neighbour.

Official Selection - Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2015
Official Selection - Vancouver International Film festival 2015

 

Madam Black (2015) - 12 mins

When a glamour photographer runs over a child's pet, he's forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.

Winner Prix Du Public Clermont Ferrand 2016
Winner First Prize Director's Choice - Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2015
Winner Audience Award - New Zealand International Film Festival
Winner Industry Choice Award/Honorable Mention Competition Shorts - Dance With Films 2015

 

The Swing (2014) - 13 mins

The Swing is a coming of age story about two young brothers who find themselves in a perilous situation that kicks up memories of their past.

Winner, Best First Short - Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland, 2014
Winner, Best First Short - Sky Road Film Festival, Ireland, 2014
Winner, Best Short - Carousel du film de Rimouski, Canada, 2014
Winner - Chicago Irish Film Festival, Chicago, USA, 2015

 

Warning Labels (2015) - 14 mins

In this quirky, romantic comedy (directed by Jennifer Morrison - House; Once Upon a Time) everyone lives in a world where they wear warning labels that describe them. Centre for Disease Control co-workers, Gil (Josh Lawson) and Mindy (Karen Gillan – Guardians of the Galaxy; Doctor Who; Selfie), make plans to meet up for drinks. Gil hopes to make a romantic connection with Mindy, but Mindy is hoping to connect him with another girl, Jessie.

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: San Jose International Film Festival 2015

 

Love is a Sting (2015) - 18 mins

Love is a Sting is a film about a struggling children's book writer named Harold Finch. At his lowest point Harold gains an unexpected houseguest in the form of an ageing, hyper-intelligent mosquito named Anabel Shine. In a final bid to have her story heard, Anabel will teach Harold that the smallest voice can make the biggest noise.

Winner Grand Prix Irish Short Film: Cork Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: Galway Film Fleadh 2015

 

The Fake (2015) - 7 mins

A comedy short about a tight-fisted empty-nester who realises he could save a little cash if only he qualified for the senior discount. Inspired by his teenage niece, he secretly sets out to get himself a fake ID.

Official Selection: LA Shortsfest 2015
Official Selection: Toronto Shortsfest 2015
Official Selection: Fort Lauderdale Film Festival 2015

 

 

Mouth of Hell (2015) - 16 mins
(Hindi language film)

Jharia, India is one of the most dangerous places on earth. Fires rage underground, and smoke and dangerous fumes belch from cracks in the ground. This is the home of Anant, an 8 year old boy who scrapes a living picking coal and
selling it at the local markets to try and feed himself and his sick mother. One day, a chance encounter changes Anant’s life forever.

Official Selection: Raindance Festival 2015

 

Fire (2015) - 14 mins

Jack (17) is coerced into stealing a car by his bullying father. When the theft goes wrong he flees into local woodland,
battling a rising rage that threatens to consume him.
Jack stumbles upon a forest ranger with a Land Rover. He sets his mind on stealing the vehicle, but as he is drawn into the ranger’s world he is given the opportunity to step up and be a man.

Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2016
Long-list Selection: BAFTA Short Film Award 2016

 

 

Animation

Oscar's Wilde's The Nightingale and The Rose (2013) - 13 mins

A nightingale bird discovers a true lover when she witnesses a young university student talk with great passion about his beloved. The Nightingale goes on a quest to find the red rose the Student needs win his lovers heart, but this comes at a chilling price. Based on the classic fairytale by Oscar Wilde.

Recent world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival 2015

 

Violet (2015) - 8 mins

'Violet’ is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. On the night of the school ball, tired of her abuse, Violet's reflection decides she's not going to take it anymore.

Winner Best Animation - Galway Film Fleadh 2015
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2015