Short Film Retrospective : Programme One

Wed 11 July / Black Gate Cultural Centre / 1pm - 6pm

Short Film Retrospective, 30 Years of Winning. To celebrate our 30th anniversary and three decades of exhibiting shorts, we are delighted to be screening some of our festivals award winning short films. Daily programmes of the Fleadh’s winning films from 1989 to 2017, will be screening in the Black Gate Cultural Centre Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th.from 1pm – 6pm So, join us in the Black Gate, grab a drink or some nibbles and catch some films! This screening is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each programme will be a mix of genre, medium, production year and rating.
*Please note this is not the running order of the programmes. 


Adeste Fideles (1991)

The Rev. Father Latimus Pius has his nightly sermon interrupted by unorthodox events.
Director Cashel Horgan

Horse (1993)

A film about the emotions, and his ways of dealing with them, of a young boy living in the West of Ireland with his dying father.
Director Kevin Liddy
Producer Fintan Connolly

Palace of Dreams (1996)

Director Donal Haughey

Guy’s Dog (1998)

Ashort claymation film by Rory Bresnihan about a dog who wishes to be a human… but one must always be careful of what they wish for.
Director Rory Bresnihan

Dream Kitchen (1999)

A young man arrives home to find his Dad repairing the car again and his Mum busy cooking, as usual. In these depressingly dreary surroundings the son imagines a luxurious dream kitchen, in which he plucks up the courage to tell his astonished parents the good news: “I’m gay”. But, all too soon, his fairy-tale comes to an end.
Director Barry Dignam
Producer Conor McKiernan, Katherina Fay, Barry Dignam

Give Up Yer Aul’ Sins (2001)

A schoolgirl, interviewed for television, tells a somewhat unconventional version of the story of John the Baptist, which we see illustrated.

Director Cathal Gaffney
Producer Darragh O’Connell

The Skeleton Woman (2004)

This haunting and beautiful Inuit folktale tells of a fisherman who unwittingly hooks a skeleton. Terrified, he races home trailing the bones in his line, but as he sleeps, the skeleton woman sings back her human form.
Director Edith Pierperhoff
Producers Mary Morrison & Edith Pieperhoff

Joyriders (2006)

As ten year old Kylie struggles to come to terms with her grief, she discovers that imagination can be more powerful than reality.
Director Rebecca Daly
Producer Rachel Lysaght

The Crumblegiant (2007)

An old woman remembers a childhood episode. The past becomes intermingled with the present. The Past becomes intermingled with the present. Past demons are recalled then banished in her imagination meanwhile the outside world goes on oblivious

Director John McCloskey
Producer Pearse Moore

Teeth (2007)

Teeth is a short “last laugh” tale of two old friends, their teeth and a series of events that leaves them lost for words
Directors Riairi O’Brien, John Kennedy
Producer Noreen Donohoe

The Year I Got Younger (2008)

A hangover tastes the same in every city” according to Aindrias. The Year I Got Younger explores the manic journey of an Irish fiddle player reflecting on his old and new found addictions and eventual road to sobriety in Melbourne, Australia.

Director Genevieve Bailey
Producer Aindrias de Staic

Danger High Voltage (2008)

Two paths cross at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally.

Director Luke McManus
Producer Morgan Baker

Mister Heany – A Wee Portrait (2010)

Nobel Prize winner, Mister Seamus Heaney, speaks of brambles and hairdressing. Brian Cowen, Garret FitzGerald, Wayne Rooney and others all add their bit.
Director David Quinn
Producer David Quinn

Needle Exchange (2011)

Two recovering Drug addicts practice tattooing on each other and find over time they mark each other in more ways than merely the physical.

Director Colm Quinn
Producer Andrew Freedman

The Hood and the Collar (2012)

Belfast, 1971. IRA man Francie McGuigan is interned without trial by the authorities. In Guantanamo fashion, his British army captors place a hood over his head, beat him and torture him. But Francie McGuigan has other plans, he’s going to escape.

Director Paddy Hayes
Producer Ciara Ni Chormaic

Head Over Heels (2012)

Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, the couple must face their equilibrium.

Director Timothy Reckart
Producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

The End of the Counter (2013)

The End Of The Counter captures the moment in 1965 when grocery shopping changed forever. Matt Melia transformed the experience when he puts baskets in the hands of Irish housewives.

Director Laura McCann
Producer Aisling Ahmed

The Missing Scarf (2013)

A black comedy exploring some of life’s common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Director Eoin Duffy
Producer Jamie Hogan

Rúbaí (2013)

As her classmates prepare for their First Holy Communion, Rúbaí announces that she is an atheist and refuses to participate.

Director Louise Ní Fhiannachta
Producer Gemma O’Shaughnessy

My Bonnie (2015)

Two people at sea, caught between a rock and a hard place, must face the distance between them.

Director Hannah Quinn
Producer Hannah Quinn

Violet (2015)

‘Violet’ is the haunting, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection

Director Maurice Joyce
Producers Nuria G Blanco, Mark Hodkinson

Today (2015)

‘Today’ is a hard hitting drama about a man who wakes up one morning in his car, disorientated, with no recollection of how he ended up parked in the middle of nowhere. The harsh reality soon comes flooding back once he gathers his thoughts.
Tristan Heanue
Producer Paddy Slattery

Second To None (2016)

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.

Director Vincent Gallagher
Producer Damian Farrell

Throwline (2017)

A group of taxi drivers in Kilkenny, Ireland, join together to form a suicide prevention group called Taxi Watch. Uniquely positioned to patrol the night, the drivers keep vigil over the city’s streets and bridges and offer help to those who feel forlorn.

Director Mia Mullarkey
Producer Mia Mullarkey

Late Afternoon (2017)

Emily exists between two states, the past and the present. She must journey through her memories in order to connect them.

Director Louise Bagnall
Producer Nuria González Blanco

Wave (2017)

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