Our second of two collections of the latest Irish short films and animations from emerging and well-known filmmakers, including Jack Hickey, Harry Lee, Michael-David McKernan, Carol Freeman, Tristan Heanue, Stuart Douglas, Olivia McLaughlin, Siobhán Kavanagh, and Irish Film London patron Moe Dunford.
Afterwards join us in the bar from 7pm for a drinks reception celebrating Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture, before our final screening of the 2019 festival!
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Directed by Jack Hickey. Over the course of a fraught evening Cynthia navigates her once familiar circle of friends and comes to realise some bridges can’t be mended, and things are said that cannot be taken back.
Hearts & Crafts
Directed by Harry Lee. A heart-warming romantic short film about a pair of 10-year-olds, Oscar and Aimee, as they navigate the soaring highs and confusing lows of their first relationship.
Directed by Michael-David McKernan. A lonely taxi driver takes drastic action to protect a passenger from heartbreak.
The Bird & The Whale
Directed by Carol Freeman. A paint-on-glass short made up of over 4300 paintings about a young whale, lost at sea, struggling to find his voice, with the help of a caged songbird he rescued from a shipwreck.
Directed by Tristan Heanue. A couple embark on a journey in the midst of a family crisis.
Synopsis in Irish: Tosaíonn lánúin ar thuras i measc géarchéime teaghlaigh.
Cúl An Tí (The Back Of The House)
Directed by Stuart Douglas. An emotional story of grief, memory and mortality, which depicts a family struggling to come to terms with its painful past.
Directed by Olivia McLaughlin. In 1950s Ireland, 12 year old Thomas is caught between the pressure to follow his father's footsteps as a tailor, or to pursue his passion of dressmaking.
Directed by Siobhán Kavanagh. After Grace's husband dies, their once thriving music venue becomes silent and now only frequented by two friends. They are forced out of this rut when they face losing one of the trio.