Film Board Shorts @ Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol

The Party 230 x 240
The programme for the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival will this year include six Irish Film Board supported shorts, including a mixture of live action and animation, documentary and fiction.

Two films have been selected from After ’16, a series of films commissioned by the Irish Film Board to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Set in 1970s Belfast, The Party was directed by Andrea Harkin and produced by Farah Abushwesha and Emmet Flemming. A Terrible Hullabaloo is an animated short directed by Ben O’Connor, written by Aoife Noonan and produced by Bob Gallagher.

Three films were selected from the Frameworks scheme, co-financed by the IFB and RTÉ. City of Roses reveals a true story of love, loss and hope. It was written and directed by Andrew Kavanagh and produced by Jackie Leonard. A Coat Made Dark has already travelled to a number of international festivals including Clermont-Ferrand and Sundance. Written and directed by Jack O’Shea, it was produced by Damien Byrne. Geist has screened at SXSW and picked up prizes at Fastnet, ADIFF and IFTA. Written, directed and edited by Sean Mullen, Ben Harper, Alex Sherwood, it was produced by Daniel Spencer.

Starring Eileen Walsh, How Was Your Day? was written and directed by Damien O’Donnell and produced by Emmaline Dowling. It picked up the Best Narrative Short prize at SXSW and was also a winner at Foyle Film Festival, an Academy Awards qualifier.

Encounters takes place in Bristol from September 20th – 25th 2016.


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