Student Showcase

Wed 6th July / Town Hall Theatre / 10.30
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The Student Showcase is a programme of films produced, directed, acted and animated by Irish students from educational institutions and screen training bodies from Ireland and the UK. This non-competitive category contains a mix of documentary, live action drama and animation.

Roll Camera

A documentary exploring the representation of disability in the Irish screen media industry.
Director Alannah Murray
Producer Jessica Drew
Institution DKIT

Aoibhinn and the Bear

A woman suffering with severe anxiety and depression isolates herself from the outside world. Her childhood teddy bear seems to be the help she needs.
Director Kieran Burke
Producer Peggy-Anne Knight
Institution Limerick College of Further Education


A stop motion fairytale in which an aquatic creature tries to win the heart of a sea witch.
Director Adrienne Dowling
Producer Helene Sifre
Institution National Film and Television School, UK

What’s The Point

A short film based on a true story of a girl overcoming depression.
Directors Eleanor Bourke, Jennie Kelly, Claire McLoughlin, Sarah Peters, Meghan Ryan
Producer Jennie Kelly
Institution IADT


Torn from his family and faced with losing them for good, Kev battles between the destructive path he has found himself on and the happy life he once knew.
Directors Rebecca Thompson
Producer Irish Film Academy
Institution Irish Film Academy

All the Time in the World

John contemplates life’s stages from childhood to old age, as “all the time in the world” becomes “none of the time in the world”.
Director Ciarán Mc Namara
Producer Ashley Turbett
Institution DIT


Pat, a bachelor farmer, began filming people in his community following the death of his father. Pat affectionately reflects over his archives.
Director Katie McDonagh
Producer GMIT
Institution GMIT

When The Butcher Stopped Ordering Meat

Michael Quirke has been running an open wood carving workshop for over fifty years. We spend a day with him to learn about his unusual life
Director Laura Gaynor
Producer Laura Gaynor
Institution IADT