Made ImageFilms have announced that the short film The Clockmaker’s Dream has been officially selected by Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), as the Irish entry out of more than 3300 submissions from around the world.
Shanghai International Film Festival is the only international film festival in China and one of fifteen competitive feature film festivals accredited by FIAPF. 2017 marked the first year to include short films in the nine-day program. The heat for short film has been incredible since its call for entry from February this year and attracted more than 3300 submissions from around the world. The Festival Committee revealed, there are altogether 23 short films officially selected out of 3300 submissions. The Clockmaker’s Dream as the only Irish entry, will meet its Chinese audience together with films from France, United States, and China. The shorts section will have its own prize for Jin Jue (Golden Goblet) award.
Director Cashell Horgan said,“It’s been a fantastic journey for this short film since 2016 finding audiences and receiving the accolades that the crew and cast truly deserve for delivering this story which was very challenging on the budget I think Shanghai is wonderful opportunity to reach even greater audiences while also bring due attention to the talents in the film and also the rich variety of Irish shorts that are been made by filmmakers in Ireland”.
The Clockmaker’s Dream is a fantasy/art-house live-action film starring Joe Mullins (Pilgrim Hill), and is narrated by Jared Harris (The Crown). The screenplay won a prize from Limerick County Council as part of the city’s bidding for European Capital of Culture 2020. The film was shot in Bunratty Folk Park in Co. Clare and featured landmarks and skyline of Limerick city. The short film started festival tour in 2016 and won 18 awards to date internationally Upcoming next are Shanghai International FF, Transylvania (Cluj) International FF, Short Shorts Asia (Tokyo), and a few others in Italy and special award presentation in Avanca Film festival Portugal. It will also be part of inflight programme for Aer Lingus International in August- September
The Clockmaker’s Dream was his latest short project with another fantasy short in post-production and a number feature projects in development stage with Made Image films.