New Irish Shorts - Way Out West

Wed 6 July / Radisson Blu Hotel / 14.00
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This programme of shorts showcases film from the west of Ireland. This non-competitive category contains a mix of documentary, live action drama and animation. This programme features work from debut filmmakers and more established directors.

The Last Man

Somewhere in the distant future.
A soldier’s journey home. His greatest battle. It will test him to his very soul.
Director Nigel O’Brien
Produces Kenneth O’Sullivan, Frances Jones

Under Open Skies

An affectionate look at the history of GAA handball amidst the backdrop of the creation and subsequent dereliction of the countless alleys that scatter the landscape of Ireland.
Director Ben Jones
Producer Heather Grace Mills

Tearmann (Sanctuary)

A poet ponders existence at an ancient burial site which has been a prominent place of homage to our ancestors since pagan and early Christian eras.
Director Maureen Butler
Producer Daniel Butler

Ar Scáth le Chéile

Galway brothers, separated by time and class, struggle to pierce the veil of their isolation during a chance reunion.
Director Aisha Tyler
Producer Emmett Hughes

Stoopid Sheep

A herd of sheep decide to make an impossible leap.
Director Simon Riley
Producer Simon Riley

Guth na Farraige

An strainséir mistéíreach. Cara atá bailithe amú. Nuair a thiocfhas do am, an mbeidh tú ábalta guth na bhfarraige a sheachaint?
Director Rob Stephens
Producer Leah McNicholas

Galway Street Club

The heart and soul of Galway city is manifest in this energetic collective of buskers from all around the country and the world. Combining their efforts, they bring something very special to the streets of Galway.
Director Daniel Coogan
Producer Daniel Coogan