New Irish Shorts: Programme One + Q&A

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New Irish Shorts: Programme One

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Young Teens +/ 100 min (plus Q&A/Intro)

This is a live-action programme of both documentary and fiction short films. Exploring the good, the bad and the ugly of life both past and present.


Director: Michael-David McKernan, Producer: Mícheál Fleming

A lonely taxi driver takes drastic action to protect a passenger from heartbreak.

Bad Fruit (The Unheard Voice of the Tuam Babies)

Director & Producer: Teresa Lavina

In 2017 the bodies of 796 babies were found in a septic tank in Tuam's Mother and Baby home. This documentary features the accounts of four survivors of the home and the incredible work of Catherine Corless who brought these shocking events to light.


Director: Caroline Grace-Cassidy & Roisin Kearney / Producer: Kevin Cassidy

A woman’s eyes are opened to her coercive, controlling partner when an old friend is allowed to come to dinner.


Director: Sinéad O'Loughlin / Producer: Kilian Waters

An elderly woman returns to her home after a violent break-in that has robbed her of her husband and her peace of mind. Now alone, only she can discover if she is ready, or able, to begin life again.


Director & Producer: Anne Marie Kelly

We can all empathise with the grief of the mother of a murder victim. Can we empathise with the grief of the mother of a murderer? Should we?

The Sunny Side Up

Director: Peter Kilmartin Producer: Cian O’Connor

Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs both served years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. After being exonerated, what are the chances they both met and fell in love?

Date with Misadventure

Director: Matthew Smyth / Producer: Séamus Waters

After her date takes an awkward turn, a young woman is forced to overcome increasingly absurd obstacles trying to sneak out of her date’s apartment

Ad Men in Sheds

Director & Producer: Donal Moloney

Is there Life after Advertising?

The Vasectomy Doctor

Director: Paul Webster / Producer: Ronan Cassidy

Dr. Andrew Rynne, known as Ireland's first vasectomist, became famous when a man walked into his surgery with a rifle.

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