Shortspace trans

7pm Thursday 5th March

ShortSpace is back this March with a fantastic selection of short films from FilmOffaly. The FilmOffaly team will be on hand so that you can ask them all about their upcoming funding scheme.
This screening is very well timed for anyone looking for a way to fund their short as the next FilmOffaly/Filmbase Short Film Award deadline for submission is 3pm on Friday 20th March 2015. More details about the scheme can be foundHERE>

When: Thursday 5th March

Time: 7.00PM
Where: Filmbase, Curved St, Temple Bar
Shortspace is BYOB, so come along and enjoy the evening in a relaxed atmosphere and see the films and meet the filmmakers.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Tickets are €5 members or €7 non-members. You can book your tickets by calling reception on 01 679 6716 or emailing Please note that attendees must be 18+.

***You may pay on the day but you MUST register your place!***

When emailing please remember to put ‘ShortSpace March’ in the subject line.


The Line-Up:

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers 2






Director: Mike Hayes, Producer: Ciara Gillan, Writer: Matt Roche

Synopsis: Toy Soldiers is a powerful coming of age drama focusing on the polar relationship between two brothers, exploring themes such as family, responsibility, teenage angst and rebellion.

Best First Short – Galway Film Fleadh 2012 Audience Award – Kerry Film Festival 2012 Best Short – Belfast Film Festival 2013

Men and Women

Men & Women






Directed by Ruth Meehan, Produced by Tamsin Lyons, Written by Paul O’Reilly

Synopsis: Men & Women follows a nine year old girl over the Christmas of 1979 as her loss of innocence is reflected in her realisation that neither Santa nor relations between her parents are what they seem.

Based on a short story of the same name from Claire Keegan’s collection Antarctica, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and recipient of the prestigious Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

The End of the Reel

The end of the reel






Written and directed by Ailish Bracken, Produced with Blinder Films Ltd (Ailish Bracken, Niall O’Connor and John Quinn)

Synopsis: A touching comedy/drama with real warmth, The End Of The Reel depicts the emotional lengths a lonely old man will go to in order to reconnect with his dead wife.

The script won the 2010 Film Offaly Award and was awarded a grant in order to shoot and make the film. It was shot on location in Birr, Kilcormac and Blueball, Co. Offaly in January 2011.








Written and Directed: Domhnall Gleeson

Two guards are headed to a house where there has been a shot due to a statement of a neighbour who called the police. What can possibly happen there? The most unexpected!


ShortSpace Submissions:

  • Filmbase accepts short film submissions for ShortSpace in all genres (drama, documentary, animation, experimental)
  • To submit your film please email the ShortSpace programmer for more details on
  • Please note that submitting your film does not guarantee inclusion in the programme
  • Ideally shorts should be ten minutes or under films. Films over 30 minutes will not be accepted.

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