Thurs 13 July | 14:00 | 102’ | Pálás Screen 3

This thrilling selection features the best in new international short filmmaking from around the world. These films were previously screened at TIFF, Cannes, and Tribeca, and we are honoured to be hosting their Irish Premieres.


Guénolé, an 11-year-old boy, lives in a very small village two hours from Lomé in Togo. He has obvious musical talent and dreams of playing the piano. How will he manage to practice without having one?

Director: Juliette Boucheny
Producer: Andre Bouvard
Country: France

My name is Edgar and I have a cow

Edgar’s ordinary life is disrupted by a newborn calf he sees on a tourist trip to a slaughterhouse.

Director: Filip Diviak
Producers: Bara Prikaska, Zuzana Mistrikova
Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Bride Stone (Kelin tash)

According to local beliefs, a young woman ran away from home and was turned to stone by her father-in-law. This legend is still believed by local women, and the local men take advantage of this superstition.

Director: Guzel Duishenkulova
Producer: Temirbek Birnazarov
Country: Kyrgyzstan

Yellow (Rang-e-zard)

In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, Laili walks into a Chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full-body veil from a Talib shopkeeper, and face a new future.

Director: Elham Ehsas
Producers: Dina Mousawi, Yiannis Manolopoulos, Azeem Bhati, Catherine Tschaepe, Elham Ehsas
Country: UK


A housewife’s daily routine is disrupted. Starring BAFTA nominee, Helen Behan (The Virtues).

Director: Jimmy Dean
Producers: Ash Horne, Jimmy Dean
Country: UK

Globby the Dragon

This is a unique story about the meaning of language, told in a wordless format. An elderly deaf and blind man visits the vet with his pet dragon, Globby. Love transcends the boundaries of language in their profound relationship.

Directors: Xin Sun, Yun Li
Producer: Yi Liu
Country: Hong Kong


A woman swings open the door to a smokey pub. This is Kate, and she’s looking for someone. After navigating her way through the eclectic mix of patrons, she spots him – a teenage boy, Charlie, her son.

Director: Harry Holland
Producer: Marie-Elena Dyche
Country: UK


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