Showcasing both first-time and established short filmmakers from all parts of Ireland, the short film programme this year is heaving with talent.
Whether you’re looking for a miscarriage of justice, a heroic Indian shopkeeper, turnip loving zombies, a sprinkling of magic mushrooms or just having your tea-leaves read, we’re sure you’ll find much to delight you amongst this years films.
NOTE: The films in this programme are not certified and have been given a recommended age guidance. If you are under 18 or are booking for someone under 18 you MUST contact Belfast Film Festival on 028 9032 5913 in advance to discuss.
A string of confessions unveil a tale of religious guilt, sin and redemption in this short experimental drama set against the dramatic and rugged Northern Irish coastline.
Director: Helen Warner
A contemporary Northern Irish psychological thriller in which a young English woman’s remote retreat becomes a rural nightmare, due to a duplicitous Airbnb host.
Director: Georgia Sawyer
LAND OF WINTER
A lost young man staggers through Dublin’s cold streets desperately trying to find somewhere still serving on a dark winter’s night on the brink of snowfall. Inspired by the work of James Joyce.
Director: Tommy Creagh
Tony, a convict and drug addict, desperate for a new relationship with his daughter and former partner, must overcome his past temptations and prove that he’s finally changed his ways.
Director: Oisin-Tomas O Raghallaigh
Kate knows she’s lucky to have become a mother, and her instincts toward her baby are fiercely protective, post-natal trauma and hallucinations make the world increasingly hard to bear. Can anything pull her back to reality — before it’s too late?
Director: Nessa Wrafter
Miss Hayes is determined that Maeve and her class understand William Shakespeare, his life and times. Unbeknown to her, Miss Hayes has a surprising ally and one which is only visible to Maeve. Puck, from Shakespeare’ A Midsummer Nights Dream takes it upon himself to show Maeve that the even famed bard himself drew inspiration from the lives and histories around him.
Director: Margaret McGoldrick
HOLD THE LINE
Em works in a call centre. She faces a day that’s more difficult than the usual ‘customer care queries’ and is on the brink. That’s until she picks up the phone to Patsy.
Directors: Karen Killeen & Laura O’ Shea