Hugh O’Conor’s IFB funded short film Corduroy has been selected to screen in competition at the 60th Berlinale Film Festival next month.
The short will screen as part of the Generation 14Plus competition along with 12 other shorts including filmmaker Spike Jonzes’ most recent short film, I’m Here.
Produced by Eimear O’Kane with EMU Productions as part of the IFB’s Signatures scheme, Corduroy tells the story of a young autistic woman (Caoilfhionn Dunne), who after a traumatic experience is brought to the west of Ireland by a carer (Domhnall Gleeson), to learn how to surf. The cinematographer is Ruairí O’Brien, and the production designer is Francis Taaffe.
Corduroy will have three screenings at the Berlinale: 16th, 19th and 20th February.
The Berlin International Film Festival takes place 11-21 February.