Irish Talent: New Shorts 1, Documentary
Wed 10 July | Town Hall Theatre | 12:00
The Galway Film Fleadh is proud to present two programmes of documentary shorts this year. This selection features works from both established and debut directors, showcasing the best of Irish talent.
The Saluki is a sighthound, one of the world’s oldest dog breeds and the perfect guide to lead this monochromatic tribute to pedigree, cosmology, history and dynasty. El Hor takes the viewer on a strange trip through the ancient past and alien future, into life and death itself, where human and beast share an afterlife—a tomb that looks like a womb. Guiding us in love, preparing us in death and transforming us in life.
Seven young people reflect on what makes Ireland a remarkable place to live. Detailing Ireland’s reputation, culture, and future from the perspective of seven young inhabitants of the country.
Director: Eoin Harnett
Producers: Eoin Harnett, Huston School of Film & Digital Media
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Tupac Shakur & NWA, Danny uploads his music videos only to take them down weeks later when they don’t skyrocket him to success.
Director: Caoimhin Coffey
Producer: Caoimhin Coffey
Farmer Michael (The Life and Times of a Social Media Pariah)
Farmer Michael is a Galway-based, divisive character getting millions of views online. But his creator, Stevo Timothy, has a past with far more twists and turns than anyone would expect.
Director: Gerard Walsh
Producer: Gerard Walsh
A veteran troupe of wrestlers assemble a ring on a seaside promenade. A summer festival prepares for their exhibition of physical drama.
Director: Ian Meehan (debut)
Producers: Ian Meehan, Simon Rochford
An iconic statue was approved for the market square in Castleblaney of Big Tom McBride. From the initial commission to the unveiling, an emotional journey is taken in art and in life.
Directors: Táine King, Lorraine Higgins (debut)
Producers: Táine King, Lorraine Higgins (debut)
Pigeons of Discontent
In the otherwise tranquil Dublin neighbourhood of Stoneybatter, one local issue has divided neighbours: the pigeons.
Director: Paddy Cahill
Producer: Paddy Cahill