29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

New Irish Shorts 1

Wed 12 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:00 / Older Teens and up
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The first in our series of live action shorts programmes features eight films in a mix of themes which highlight the variety in Irish storytelling today. This programme features work from debut filmmakers to more established directors.


Spotless documents the hapless misadventures of Martin Vaughn, the chairperson of the Birr Tidy Towns Committee.

Director Emily Murray
Producers Aisling Ní Chulain, Marie Lecoq, Mathew Ashe, Emily Murray & Jamie Hooper

Man to Man

Man to Man presents a poignant story about a father-son relationship, told through a series of conversations spanning ten years, as the two catch up over a quiet pint in their local.

Director A.W. Stevenson
Producers A.W. Stevenson & Dave Minogue


Exploring the theme of sacrificial love, QED poses the ultimate question: ‘What won’t love do?’.

Director Amy-Joyce Hastings
Producers Michael O’Kelly, Trisha Flood, Danielle Collins & Jannik Ohlendieck

Now You Don’t

When a young girl embarrasses herself in front of her crush at a party, she wakes up to find she has become invisible.

Director Loren McNerney Quigley
Producer Gillian Morrissey


A young man learns that he can’t have children and struggles to come to terms with his new reality while trying to find a way to tell his partner.

Director Jason Branagan
Producer Roisin O’Brien

The Lesson

A short film about gender inequality, set in an Irish secondary school. Tensions rise as the teacher announces that the school will no longer be educating females.

Director Orla Ó Muirí
Producers Elise Brown & Rachel Cuffe


On an ordinary day an ordinary woman is undone by an extraordinary secret – but someone is watching when no one else is.

Directors John White & Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Producer Kevin Cassidy

Jelly Baby

The hidden desperation of an outwardly tough single mother (Charleigh Bailey) is revealed when she is forced to find the balance between her maternal duties and her own desires.

Director Naomi Fagan
Producers Isabelle Blanche, Naomi Fagan & IADT