Shorts from Europe Film Festival

Wed 11 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 10:00 / Free Screening

Action, animation, drama – expect this and more from Short Shorts – a selection of European short films from the home countries of eight members of EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture). Let Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary cutting-edge filmmakers. Galway Film Fleadh, the Cork Film Festival and the IFI will also present short films from Ireland at the event. 2018 marks the first year of a EUNIC Ireland/Galway Film Fleadh partnership.

The EUNIC Ireland cluster is composed of the Alliance Française, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, Culture Ireland, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes/AECID, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Bulgaria, the Embassy of Greece and the Embassy of Romania/Romanian Cultural Institute.

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Pix

Baby pictures, holiday pictures, wedding photographs – our life is an endless sequence of photogenic memories. ‘Pix’ is a short film that deals with the idea of reducing a person’s life to those moments captured in photos – questioning how real the photos actually are.”
Director Sophie Linnenbaum
Goethe-Institut

Clanker Man

Reality doesn’t happen by itself. Terry Lothian works tirelessly to maintain the background details that we all take for granted. But, with his department feeling the pinch of austerity cutbacks, it’s not just the fabric of reality that’s starting to unravel.”
Directors Dan Dixon, Ben Steiner
British Council

La prima vez que te vi

While walking through The Madrid of the Austrians, a couple remember the day they met on those same streets. Time has passed for them, but the streets seem the same as they stroll through their memories.
Directors Guillermo Tirado, Daniel Tirado
Instituto Cervantes / AECID

Made in France

‘Made in France’ attempts to answer the urban legend surrounding an event which affects us all: the disappearance of socks! ‘Made in France’ is co-directed by six students who worked on every step of the process, from the storyboard to the animation itself.
Directors Maxime Guerry, Bride Dublé, Lamia Akhbbarn, Robin Cioffi, Stanislas Gruenais, Alexia Portal
Alliance Francaise / The French Embassy

Time Traveller

A ‘Back to the Future’-obsessed Traveller boy strives to finish building his own DeLorean replica before his family is evicted from their halting site.
Directors Steve Kenny
Culture Ireland

Abgestempelt

While walking through The Madrid of the Austrians, a couple remember the day they met on those same streets. Time has passed for them, but the streets seem the same as they stroll through their memories.
Directors Guillermo Tirado, Daniel Tirado
Austrian Embassy

Here cometh the moon

Love is a net that traps our minds, but it’s not the only one. Vittoria learned to make fishing nets as a very young girl; now in her later years, she explains how we all swim in social expectations, toxic relationships and preconceptions.
Directors Giulia Di Battista, Gloria Kurnik
Istituto Italiano di Cultura

My mother is my priest

My Mother Is My Priest’ is a celebration of women and mothers. It is a statement against the patriarchal structure of many religious organizations and is in support of the #metoo and #repealthe8th movements, as well as the current global feminist movement.
Director Linda Breathnach
Galway Film Fleadh

The Wedding Speech

As the best man, Ed doesn’t realize that his speech will be the most important one that he will ever make.
Director Joe McStravick
Cork Film Festival

Paisti Ag Obair

Louis Marcus’ excellent observational documentary was shot in several Montessori schools in Dublin and shows the persistence and innate intelligence of young children at work and at play. “
Director Louis Marcus
Irish Film Institute