31.10. and 7.11. 2012
Two out of five of this year’s Academy Awards finalists were Irish. One of them even came out as a winner. Come to find out what makes Irish films so unique. And if not for the films, come for the Leprechauns!
The screening are under the patronage of Irish ambassador in the Czech Republic.
IRISH FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS: Best short 2012
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Official selection 2012
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Official selection 2012
Director: Lorcan Finnegan | Producer: Brunella Cocchiglia
Star: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Marie Ruane, Karen Griffin
Year: 2011 | Length: 16 min | Live action
A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.
DARK SIDE OF THE LENS (IRELAND)
NEW YORK SURF FILM FESTIVAL: Best Short 2011
CANADIAN SURF FILM FESTIVAL: Best International Short
RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Best Cinematography 2011
Director: Mickey Smith
Year: 2010 | Length: 6 min | Documentary film
An stunning Visual insight into the mind and world of renowned Surfing Cinematographer Mickey Smith.
Director: Nick Kelly | Producer: Seamus Byrne
Star: Peter Coonan, Pat Kinevane
Year: 2010 | Length: 13 min | Live action
Vince is about to kill himself – but that crazy beggar keeps killing the mood.
EVEN GODS (IRELAND)
BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL: Short Film Award 2011
CORK FILM FESTIVAL: Audience Award 2011
GALWAY FILM FLEADH: Best Irish Short 2011
ASPEN SHORTFEST: Juty Special Recognition 2012
Director: Phil Harrison | Producers: Phil Harrison, Lisa Barros D'Sa
Star: Lalor Roddy and Laura Thompson
Year: 2010 | Length: 18 min | Live action
Wisecracking, large-hearted, Hughie has been living in a long-term homeless shelter in Belfast for 6 years. He is well-liked in the hostel, the life and soul. But when his daughter contacts him out of the blue and wants to see him for the first time in thirteen years the boundaries of Hughie's solid life begin to blur and the wounds of the past come back into sharp, painful focus. And when Hughie meets his granddaughter, who he never knew existed, he finds himself circling the contours of a life he thought lost, buried forever.
THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE (IRELAND)
IRISH FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS: The Best Animation 2012
IFTA: Best Animation 2012
GALWAY FILM FLEADH: BestAnimated Film 2011
Director: Kealan O'Rourke | Producer: Brian Willis
Narrated by Alan Rickman
Year: 2011 | Length: 8 min | Animation
Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.
Director: Ruairi Robinson | Producers: Marshall Rawlings, Nick Ryan
Star: Max Records, Jenni Fontana, James Nardini, Caroline Rich
Year: 2011 | Length: 13 min | Live action
A story about a boy, his robot and the consequences of his anger at the disintegration of his parents marriage.
WASHED UP LOVE (IRELAND)
Director: Dylan Cotter | Producer: Jumper Productions
Star: Mark Schrier, Luiz Renato Rosaria de Oliveira, Samson Ogunshe
Year: 2011 | Length: 6 min | Live action
Moira is looking for love. Love doesn't even know he's missing.
Director: Domhnall Gleeson | Producers: Juliette Bonass, David Clarke
Star: Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Gerard Byrne
Year: 2011 | Length: 18 min | Live action
Two men with no idea what's going on.
Screening in English with Czech subtitles. 97 min.