DETAINMENT, NITV’S LATEST ACQUISITION, IS ALREADY MAKING WAVES, HAVING been nominated for LIVE ACTION SHORT at the 2019 academy awards
Detainment (2018) 30 mins
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.
Watch the trailer for this engaging short film below.
NITV is proud to represent the Oscar-winning short film The Silent Child!
The Silent Child (2017) 20 mins
This powerful and poignant film centres around a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl named Libby, who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence, until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
Wale (2018) 20 mins
Wale is an 18-year-old mobile car mechanic who learned his trade while serving time at Aylesbury, the young offenders institution. Now he’s out, living with Mum and trying to get his own business going. But enterprise isn’t so easy when you’re a young, black male with a criminal past. Wale deals with issues of social injustice, racial discrimination, and the frustrations surrounding individuals trying to reimagine themselves in modern London.
BAFTA British Short Nominee 2019
Best Short Thriller - Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018
Best British Short - Manchester Film Festival 2018
Bagheera (2017) 19 mins
Bagheera is the gutsy young leader of a Girl Scout pack who is forced to use the skills of her many badges when attacked by a brutal assailant. Shot in Hindi, in a disused shipyard on the outskirts of Mumbai, Bagheera demonstrates bravery and resourcefulness as she serves up scorching retribution.
Winner: Audience Choice Award for Best Short - Cleveland International Film Festival 2018
Winner: Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film - Richmond International Film Festival 2018
Winner: Foreign Language Short Award - Bare Bones International Film Festival 2018
The View From Up Here (2017) 17 mins
Claire (Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) are neighbors. They both live in the same building, they see each other every day but they hardly know each others names. Until today, when Claire decides to pay a visit to Lila and to ask for something that will definitely put at risk the cohabitation.
Ruby (2018) 20 mins
Len and Ruby are celebrating their Ruby wedding anniversary. Len has a history of odd and outlandish gifts. Ruby hopes that this year will be different and that he'll arrange something "nice and normal".
Psychic (2018) 19 mins
A charismatic psychic and his two manipulative sons are gaining a cult following. Only a determined TV show host, and their own dark history, stand in the way. Brendan Gleeson’s (Harry Potter, The Guard, In Bruges) directorial debut is a quirky tale of a father whose faculties are failing, much to the concern of his two sons, played by Brendan’s real-life sons, Domhnall and Brian.
Galway Film Fleadh 2018 (World Premiere)
Dublin International Film Festival 2019
Baby I'm Yours (2017) – 12 mins
In the future as it was imagined in the 1950s, with flying cars and placid suburban living, comic book-loving Nathan and his mother live a seemingly idyllic life. Nathan grows suspicious, however, when his mother’s strange behaviour prompts the arrival of a mysterious repairman and everything he thought he knew about his family turns upside-down.
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2018
Edmonton International Film Festival 2018
My Future Self (2017) – 4 mins
This clever time travel comedy was shot in two halves, 16 years apart, with the same actor in the lead role. Jimmy, a middle-aged man is given an opportunity to meet his younger self, pass on advice and advance information, which in turn enhances his fortunes.
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2018
Connected (2018) – 14 mins
In a world destroyed by climate change and viral plague, where the remnants of humanity seek refuge in a computer simulation, two men, Max and Lou, count on each other to survive the harsh realities of a poisoned planet. However, when Max meets Eve, a special sentient AI programme, he is offered the chance of love and life without the horrors of the outside world. A chance that will come at a mortal price…
Juan’s Sundown (2016) – 17 mins
Juan is a young farmer who works at a blackberry field. One day, Eladio, the plantation overseer, orders Juan to come along and help him do a "special job" for the plantation owner. He will later discover the corpse of a nude woman and a crying baby inside a motel room. Soon, Juan will realise Eladio’s evil intentions and will be forced to decide between following his boss’ orders or saving the life of a baby. This Mexican thriller will keep you guessing to the last frame.
Ariel Award for Best Live Action Shortfilm: Mexican Academy of Film 2018
Best Iberoamerican Shortfilm: Guadalajara Film Festival 2018
Bus To Dublin (2018) – 11 mins
A hurley (ancient Irish martial arts weapon), a sliothar (leather ball), potato chips and a zombie plague, all collide catastrophically on this comic spoof horror bus trip.
Selected for the Irish Film Institute’s Horrorthon in 2018
Acorn (2017) – 11 mins
Following a call from the principal of her son Greg’s school, fearing the worst, Maureen, wastes no time in trying to talk her little darling out of the problem. However, when Principal Finan finally sits her down and tells her exactly what Greg has done during the school’s nativity play rehearsals, her quick mouth might not be enough to make this problem go away. How do you defend your child claiming to be the risen Jesus Christ? And what’s more, what do you say if it might be the truth? A blasphemously irreverent comic short worth keeping faith in!
Galway International Film Festival 2017
Dublin International Film Festival 2018
The View From Up Here (2017) – 17 mins
Claire (Oscar-winner Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) are neighbours. They both live in the same building, they see each other every day but they hardly know each other’s names. Until today’s confrontation, when Claire decides to pay a visit to Lila and to ask for something that will definitely put at risk their peaceful cohabitation. A fabulously acted two hander which will stir the viewer’s conscience.
Galway Film Fleadh 2018
Savannah Film Festival 2018
Manchester Film Festival 2019
Snow For Water (2018) – 15 mins
Original Title: “Snijeg za Vodu”
This chilling film is based on a true story from the Bosnian War. During the infamous siege of Sarajevo in 1994, a father asks his two small children to collect and fill the bath up with snow, so that when it melts it will become water. The children dodge sniper bullets and mortar shells in an attempt to fulfil their father's wishes. But will their luck hold out?
Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Brest Short Film Festival 2018
In Wonderland (2018) – 10 mins
This evocative film begins and ends in the same place and time – on a beach where Alice has come to reflect on her relationship with Michael. It’s both the story of that one moment and the story of their whole relationship, seen through the shifting sands of Alice’s memory. Set between Alice and Michael’s home and the wild beach, we see Alice’s memories impact on each other and merge. With this distinctive female character, we journey through her experience of love, loss, and the hope of beginning anew.
Best Drama: Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018
Best Short Film: Vail Film Festival 2018
The Barbershop (2017) – 4 mins
Jake is an average 12-year-old living in a small village who, for a long time, has been the brunt of the local barber’s jokes. The barber invites Jake in on a daily basis to make fun of him in front of his customers. Little does he know that Jake is not as dumb as he seems. It is Jake who is the major beneficiary of the barber’s cruel intentions and ultimately has the last laugh!
Ghost Gaff (2018) – 7 mins
The ghostly occupants of an old house are forced to make serious adjustments when a couple of modern-age slackers move in as tenants. Smoking, drinking, music, and loud parties ensue, and the spectral parents can only look on as their spirit daughters join in the fun in this otherworldy comedy.
The Fridge (2018) – 7 mins
When Marcus and his partner buy a new deluxe fridge, they realise belatedly that it has a mind of its own. It has also taken a shine to the lady of the house and expresses its jealousy in deadly fashion. You will never look at your fridge the same way ever again.
Martin (2017) – 10 mins
Martin has not slept in a bed for many years. He doesn't consider himself homeless. He is one of the most content and happiest individuals you could ever meet. This short documentary explores the development of the filmmaker’s relationship over the last few years, but more importantly the search for happiness and what it means to different people.
Best Documentary Short - Belfast Film Festival 2018
Winner: Cosmic Angel Short Film Award at the Cosmic Cine Film Festival Munich 2018
Hey Ronnie Reagan (2017) - 11 mins
In 1985 a small Irish village was thrust in to the world’s spotlight when then US president Ronald Reagan arrived to visit his ancestral home, Ballyporeen in Co. Tipperary. This nostalgic documentary looks at the excitement that such an historic visit created before and during the great film star/president’s visit – and the memories that still resonate there, over 30 years later.
Sydney Film Festival 2018
Tribeca International Film Festival 2018
Cork International Film Festival 2017