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.
FILM ABOUT SANDHOPPERS
A modern love story masquerading as nature documentary.
Director: Nicholas Keogh
ONE NEW FRIEND
Two lonely young people find a life changing new relationship online
Director: Aidan Largey
After god knows how long, a desperate trio of undead are left with no choice but to chomp on some vegetables to survive. Our main zombie, Turnip, eats a...turnip. It changes him. He regains almost a kind of sentience again. Almost.
Director: Mícheál Fleming
Based on the letters he wrote to his family, “Fifteen” tells the true story of Paul Hill, a member of the Guildford Four, imprisoned for fifteen years for a crime he didn’t commit. 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the release of the Guildford Four. This film wants to carry their legacy in today’s troubled world.
Director: Sébastien Blanc
A disturbed man recalls the events leading to his imprisonment.
Director: Patrick Bokin
Through the interspecies gaze we observe one of the most ancient and highly honoured dog breeds, the Saluki. Guiding us in love, preparing us in death and transforming us in life.
Director: Dianne Lucille Campbell
Angela and her two young kids have been evicted from their home. Angela struggles to maintain a sense of normality as an increasingly desperate situation unfolds.
Director: Laura Kavanagh
It’s 1983, Culture Club are no. 1, everyone’s glued to Knight Rider, and Kelly Harrison is not only experiencing her first crush, she’s going to her first disco. However with the help of her best friend, Kelly realises what’s really important in her life.
Director: Helen O’Reilly