JDIFF 2013: Preview – IFB Shorts

The 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (14-24 February 2013)

IFB Shorts

Wed, 20th February
Light House 1
18.10
125 mins

The Irish Film Board presents a selection of short films which showcase the wealth of cinematic talent currently at work in Ireland. This year’s selection is a tour-de-force of strong, original storytelling, visual flair and consistently high production values.

 

IRISH FOLK FURNITURE

Director: Tony Donoghue

Running Time: 8 minutes

An animated documentary about repair and recycling in an Irish village.

 

THE GIRL WITH THE MECHANICAL MAIDEN

Director: Andrew Legge

Running Time: 15 minutes

An inventor takes an unorthodox approach to childrearing.

 

LEARNING TO FISH

Director: Teemu Auersalo

Running Time: 4 minutes

When the summer is over, the urban seagull has to learn to catch the fish.

 

HOMEMADE

Director: Luke McManus

Running Time: 5 minutes

Pensioner Tommy Fogarty wants to impress his new lady friend by baking a cake, but finds a gang of feral teenage girls have other ideas.

 

THE END OF THE COUNTER

Director: Laura McGann

Running Time: 13 minutes

The End of the Counter captures the moment in 1965 when grocery shopping changed forever. Matt Melia transformed the experience when he put baskets in the hands of Irish housewives and gave them the run of the shop. With the birth of the supermarket, suddenly self-control was a vital commodity!

 

FEAR OF FLYING

Director: Conor Finnegan

Running Time: 9 minutes

A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading south for the winter.

 

TWO WHEELS, GOOD

Director: Barry Gene Murphy

Running Time: 9 minutes

Combining live action and animation, four inspiring veterans of the open road celebrate life in the saddle.

 

AFTER YOU

Director: Damien O’Connor
Running Time: 7 minutes

Eli O’Dowd has been a doorman at Dublin city’s grandest hotel since 1920. One day, much to his horror, Eli sees the city’s latest arrival… the revolving door!

 

UN PEU PLUS

Director: Conor Ferguson

Running Time: 7 minutes

Proud Madame Rousseau embarks on an epic journey to eat cakes with sweet abandon. But life has some bittersweet lessons to teach her.

 

DOGHOUSE

Director: Morgan Bushe

Running Time: 17 minutes

Doug is having a very bad day. Terminally broke, and facing eviction, he’s charged by his estranged partner Julie with the task of looking after his son Billy for the day; while simultaneously having to get shot of the family dog – Billy’s best and only friend. Welcome to the doghouse.

 

BIRD FOOD

Director: Richard Keane

Running Time: 5 minutes

A man plans to eat his lunch in the park, but the local pigeons have other ideas!

 

DEBRIS

Director: Mark O’Rowe

Running Time: 16 minutes

Several years after his girlfriend’s suicide, David is in a new relationship. But a chance encounter with the dead woman’s sister raises questions about just how complicit he was in her death.

 

HOME

Director: Aoife Kelleher

Running Time: 15 minutes

A film that explores the impact of growing up in a specific place and reveals the bonds that bind us to our first home.

 

Book tickets here or drop into Filmbase.

 http://www.jdiff.com/

 

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