World Shorts: Programme One

Thu 12 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 15:00

A new programme of the best in short filmmaking from across the world. This programme of Irish premieres features a selection of documentary, live-action and animated films.


Prisoner of Society

Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman trapped between personal desire for freedom and the traditional expectations of her parents amid the growing tensions provoked by LGBTQ politics in Georgia.

Irish Premiere

Director Rati Tsiteladze
Producers Rati Tsiteladze & Nino Varsimashvili
Country Georgia


Uzma the Greatest

Quiet, smart and touching, Uzma the Greatest is a short film that tackles American immigrant culture through the lens of one woman’s solo journey into Manhattan to replace her broken television.

European Premiere

Director Christopher Hawthorne
Producer Miriam Naggar
Country US

The View From Up Here

Claire and Lila are neighbours. They both live in the same building and see each other every day, but they hardly know each other’s names. Until today, when Claire decides to pay a visit to Lila and ask for something that will definitely put their cohabitation at risk.

Irish Premiere

Director Marco Calvani
Producers Dean Ronalds, Emanuela Galliussi & Bruno Levy
Countries US & France

What Happened to Evie

What happened to Evie is a tale of culpability and horror that asks the audience to constantly connect the dots through a girl’s fractured and distorted memories of a sexual assault.

World Premiere

Director Kate Cheeseman
Producer Georgina French
Country UK

Fire in Cardboard City

Cardboard City is on Fire! The worst thing that could possibly happen has happened. Only Fire Chief John McCard and his trusty deputies can save the citizens of Cardboard City from annihilation.

Irish Premiere

Director Phil Brough
Producers Orlando Stewart & Matt Heath
Country New Zealand

Sam Did It

Sam loves his job working in a morgue, almost as much as he loves his celebrity idol, Alfred Molina. So, when Alfred Molina arrives on Sam’s cold hard slab – the potential victim of some nefarious seals – Sam’s world is thrown into chaos and despair.

European Premiere

Director Dominic Burgess
Producers Natalie Britton, Casey Graf & Ari Schneider
Country US

The Right Night

Sacha lives alone in his car by the river. One day he’s walking, as usually, along the cemetery walls, when his path is disrupted by Sam, who’s sitting alone, staring into space. This bittersweet tale describes the encounter of two lost souls and tackles the question of life and death in a light-hearted and quirky tone.
Director Jeremias Nussbaum
Producer Jeremias Nussbaum
Country France