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

New Irish Shorts 6

Sat 15 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / All Ages
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This programme of seven short films highlights the diversity in Irish filmmaking today and features films and co-productions from Ireland and abroad in a range of languages, including Italian, Arabic, Greek and one that’s newly discovered!

Little Bird

A young woman seeks to expand her limited horizons, set against a backdrop of wartime London.
Director Georgia Oakley
Producers Rebecca Cronshey, Emily Taaffe & Victoria Zalin


Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators, he is forced to make compromises merely to survive.
Director Mahdi Fleifel
Producers Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel & Signe Byrge Sørensen


A young warrior struggles to carry her father to safety until she encounters an old enemy.
Director Johnny Cullen
Producer Johnny Cullen

Battered Dreams

Santino slaves for a tough 1970s’ Italian chip shop owner. He longs for something better to come his way, until one afternoon a special delivery arrives.
Director Federico Rea
Producer David Baumber

Heart Overheard

The tale of happy-go-lucky yet hapless Edel whose neurotic mind chatter audibly navigates her journey from work to home and the peril of encountering various strangers at dusk, and one in particular.
Director Miles Forster
Producers Dylan Townsend, Chris Wilkonson & Miles Forster

The Widow’s Last

Ireland, 1847. A destitute young widow desperate to save her dying son must make a choice. But is the cost of survival worth the price of her humanity?
Director Vanessa Perdriau
Producers Luke Walton, Jackie Sheppard & Christopher Gray


A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language, baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.
Directors Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton
Producer Rebecca Bourke