Festival Short Films

This year’s Festival will showcase a variety of Irish short films, including 10 competing for the O’Kalem Award for Audience Favorite Short Film on Friday at Wee Irish Film Night.  A full list of shorts and their screening times is below.  You can also see the full Festival schedule.

Jump to:    Monday, July 24th  |  Friday, July 28th

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Monday, July 24th at Phil Brady’s
4848 Government Street, Baton Rouge


7:30pm – With the feature film PUCKOON

 

LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT

The morning after the night before reveals itself.

Run Time: 1 minute
Genre: Comedy
Director & Writer: Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Producer: Kevin Cassidy
Key Cast: Sarah Flood, Steve Gunn, Gail Brady
Company: Park Pictures
Awards: 2015 Underground Cinema Film Festival - Best One-Minute Film, Cineuropa - Best Film (Audience Award)

Friday, July 28th at the Manship Theatre
Third Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge

 

7:30pm – At WEE IRISH FILM NIGHT

 

A LITTLE BIT OF TEAR

A homeless clown down on his luck follows a beautiful girl into a theatre and sees the show of a lifetime that changes his world, and fortune.

Run Time: 12 minutes
Genre: Drama
Writer-Director-Producer: Michael Flatley
Key Cast: Michael Flatley
Company: Dancelord Pictures, Festival Formula
EVEN DROIDS HAVE FRIENDS

At a local Star Wars convention, two middle aged men, still masquerading as R2D2 and C-3PO are torn apart when one wants to go solo.

Run Time: 13 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Director: Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Writers: Sorcha Furlong, Caroline Grace-Kennedy
Company: Park Pictures
SECOND TO NONE

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world's oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.

Run Time: 7 minutes
Genre: Animated Comedy
Writer-Director: Vincent Gallagher
Producer: Damian Farrell
Company: Irish Film Board, Caboom
Awards: 2017 Irish Film & Television Awards - Best Animation, 2016 Galway Film Fleadh - Best Short Irish Animation, 2017 Irish Film Festa - Best Animated Short Film, 2017 Dublin Int'l Film Festival - Discovery Award (Vincent Gallagher), 2017 Cleveland Int'l Film Festival - Best Animation Audience Award, 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Animated Short Film Jury Award, 2016 Savannah Film Festival - Best Animated Film, 2016 San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival - Animation Audience Award
THE FASHION SHOW

A coming of age tale about a teenage girl whose quiet rural life in Northern Ireland is interrupted by the annual Sheep Fashion Show.

Run Time: 16 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: Lucy Lumsden
Company: Yellow Door Productions, Festival Formula
THE NATION HOLDS ITS BREATH

On the day of the most important football match in Irish history, a young father to be is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and witnessing the miracle of reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup.

Run Time: 21 minutes
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Writer-Director: Kev Cahill
Producers: Joey Horvitz, Rebecca O'Flanagan, Robert Walpole
Key Cast: Sam Keeley, Kate Gilmore
Awards: 2017 Jameson Dublin Int'l Film Festival - Best Short Film Audience Award
THE LOST LETTER

The Lost Letter tells the tale of a young boy as he prepares his neighbourhood for Christmas. That is until he confronts the one lady who doesn't want the holiday to come at all. The determined boy does all he can to bring colour to her dreary world, only to discover the truth behind her lack of Christmas spirit.

Run Time: 8 minutes
Genre: Animated | Family
Writer-Director: Kealan O'Rourke
Writers: Will Collins, Niall Murphy
Producers: Deirdre Griffin, Stephen Smith, Brian Willis
Key Cast: Kate Winslet (Narrator)
Company: Trickshot Films
DIGS FOR PENNIES

In late 1800s Ireland, an alcoholic bareknuckle boxer and his manager travel the countryside from fight to fight, scraping a living from bets and the small purses on offer. The boxer is trying to save money to emigrate but he’s starting to suspect his manager, and best friend, is ripping him off.

Run Time: 16 minutes
Genre: Drama
Writer-Director: Evin O'Neill
Writer: Dara O'Neill
Producer: Dawn Mac Allister
Key Cast: Dara O'Neill, Chris Tordoff, Lalor Roddy
Company: Dream Boat
THE SWEETEST THING

Two people fall in love over some sugar cubes.

Run Time: 6 minutes
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Douglas O'Connor
Writer-Producer: Greig Stevens
Key Cast: Mark Griffin, Karen Killeen, Ann-Marie O'Connor
Company: Filmbase (student film)
GRIDLOCK

Gridlock is a thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

Run Time: 20 minutes
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Director: Ian Hunt Duffy
Writer: Darach McGarrigle
Producer: Simon Doyle
Key Cast: Moe Dunford, Peter Coonan, Amy De Bhrun
Company: FailSafe Films
Awards: 2017 Irish Film Festa - Best Short Film, 2016 Cork Int'l Film Festival - Grand Prix Irish Short Film, 2016 Foyle Film Festival - Light in Motion Award for Best Irish Short, 2016 Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival - Best Short Youth Jury Award
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE VIRGIN MARY

Johnny Davis struggles to attract customers to his empty village bar. With the threat of losing his livelihood looming large, Johnny locks himself away to become a Flair Bartending Cocktail King in an attempt to win his customers back and to inadvertently save the day for the village church.

Run Time: 12 minutes
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Writer-Director-Producer: Kevin McSorley
Key Cast: Conor Grimes, Niall Cusack, Alain Conte
Company: Arcella Films

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