Irish Talent: New Shorts 9, Animation
Sun 14 July | Town Hall Theatre | 12:00
This strand of shorts celebrates the creative cornerstone of Irish film: the animation industry. We showcase the latest work from established directors and the best in new Irish animation from the country’s recent graduates of Ballyfermot CFE, IADT, Limerick Institute of Technology and Coláiste Dhúlaigh.
A lonely young boy builds a unique bond with an unsuspecting creature and learns that sometimes it’s better to let go and move on.
Director: Shannon Egan (debut)
Producers: Shannon Egan, Limerick Institute of Technology
A Quack Too Far
A fox must deal with a very noisy duck before he can get his precious sleep.
Director: Melissa Culhane (debut)
Producers: Melissa Culhane, Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
CTRL + Alt + Z
20,000 words and four years of hard work deleted, in one clumsy click. How would you react?
Director: Holly Keating (debut)
Producers: Miriam Van Gelderen, Ballyfermot College of Further Education
A puppet grows tormented at the hands of her manipulator.
Director: Rachel Fitzgerald (debut)
Wear & Tear
A girl wakes up to discover that a creature from her nightmares has materialised into reality.
Will she decide to run, or will she face this demon head on?
Director: Rory Kerr
Producer: Rory Kerr
Streets of Fury
Violent Max Punchface gets trapped in an alien land with only some friendly sheep for company/punch practice.
Director: Aidan McAteer
Producer: Aidan McAteer
A father and daughter struggle to cope with the death of a central family member. They choose to express their grief in opposite ways.
Director: Kayleigh Gibbons (debut)
Producer: Richard Gordon
Legend Has It
In a perfect Celtic society, a young girl finds herself face-to-face with a dark family secret.
Director: Ciara Johnson
Producer: Ballyfermot College of Further Education
A son, banished from his village for refusing to worship a false idol, bears witness to the brewing conflict beyond that may likely destroy civilisation itself.
Director: Robin Lochmann
Producer: Mathias Schwerbrook
A girl who works in a late-night supermarket has a strange obsession. After a visit from a late-night customer she becomes paranoid.
Director: Cliona Noonan (debut)
A child is toyed with and tormented in Salem Massachusetts, 1687.
Director: Ann Upton (debut)
A bog worker in the Irish midlands struggles to come to terms with the end of his era.
Director: Dylan Hennessy (debut)
Producers: Dylan Henness, Limerick School of Art & Design
Outside the Box
Who do we see when we look at people? By putting people in a box do we restrict our own true potential?
Director: Janet Grainger (debut)
Producers: Janet Grainger, Colaiste Dhulaigh in association with Wolverhampton University.
A mysterious quest goes horribly wrong. Dealing with the inevitable decay that envelopes the world in which we live, you cannot barter with forces beyond your control.
Director: Saoirse Kavanagh (debut)
The Dream Report
A deadpan sci-fi, interweaving moments of familiar routine with esoteric messages from deep space.
Director: Jack O’Shea
Producer: Jack O’Shea
Through a series of enchanting encounters, Fern discovers how to see the world from a different perspective.
Director: Laura Robinson (debut)
Producer: Gavin Halpin