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

New Irish Shorts 7: IFB World Premiere Shorts

Sat 15 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:00 / PG
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Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board (IFB) is proud to present the World Premiere of these short films.


Mac is marooned, hungry, and pines for the lush tropical island across the water – if he can only get past Feargal the Shark, who happens to be hungry too.
Directors Alan Short & Seamus Malone
Producer Samantha Plaisted


The world is poisoned. A sacrificial population is tasked with carving out a clean passage with neon lights between pockets of surviving civilisation. One ‘runner’ dares to race for her life against all the odds. Neon is a break-neck cyberpunk action sci-fi set in a future decaying world.
Director Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair
Producer Flaminia Iacoviello

Where is Eva Hipsey?

This film is about transformation: the ordinary into the extraordinary, images into sound, presence into memory, an elderly woman into an intrepid adventurer.
Director Orla Mc Hardy
Producer Nicky Gogan

An Island

A solitary man sets out to conquer an isolated island.
Director Rory Byrne
Producer Ciarán Deeney

Nice Night for It

Ground down by endless nights awake, an insomniac takes a night-time walk, where she finds comfort in a fellow sleepless stranger.
Director Rachel Carey
Producer Fiona Kinsella

Late Afternoon

An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states: the past and the present.
Director Louise Bagnall
Producer Nuria González Blanco

A Different Kind of Day

A teen couple who have special needs are harassed by a gang. Their response to the attack changes the day for everyone.
Director Maria Doyle Kennedy
Producer Kieran Kennedy


On a remote beach in the west of Ireland, Anne begins her journey to become the Bellwether, the sheep
that can lead the flock.
Director Caroline Campbell
Producer Ailish Bracken


An Irish grandmother’s unexpected departure from her lonely life.
Director Aoífe Doyle
Producer Niamh Herrity


Deposits concerns the connection of all the ‘Disappeared’, who are the remains of those murdered by the Provisional Irish Republican Army and those killed centuries earlier by the British Redcoats. In common they are buried without trace, but are connected by hopes for discovery.
Director Trevor Courtney
Producer Michael Algar

Time Traveller

A Back To The Future obsessed traveller boy strives to finish building his own DeLorean replica before his family are evicted from their halting site.
Director Steve Kenny
Producer Collie McCarthy