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BBFC RatingBFF '19: Shorts Competition Programme 1

Showing: 13 April 2019

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2018
GenreShort Films
DirectorVarious
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 40MINS
SeasonBelfast Film Festival 2019

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.

Films:

STIGMA

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.

Duration: 10mins
Director: Helen Warner

ÁINE’S PLACE

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.

Duration: 14mins
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.

Duration: 14mins
Director: Tommy Creagh

HINDSIGHT

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.

Duration: 11mins
Director: Oisin-Tomas O Raghallaigh

EARLY DAYS

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?

Duration: 12mins
Director: Nessa Wrafter

FINDING SHAKESPEARE

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.

Duration: 17mins
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.

Duration: 12mins
Directors: Karen Killeen & Laura O’ Shea