PROGRAMME 1 - Friday 25th February 11.00am

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THE INVISIBLE BOY

(20 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)
DIRECTED BY: JAMES FITZGERALD
PRODUCED BY: SÉAMUS WATERS
WRITTEN BY: JAMES FITZGERALD

"When a young girl goes missing in a small town, a troubled fisherman is forced to
confront the past that destroyed his family."

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MAKING TOM

(15.47 MINS, IRELAND, DOCUMENTARY)
DIRECTED BY: TÁINE KING, LORRAINE HIGGINS
PRODUCED BY: TÁINE KING, LORRAINE HIGGINS
WRITTEN BY: TÁINE KING, LORRAINE HIGGINS

"An Iconic Statue was approved for the market square in Castleblayney, of Big Tom
McBride. From the initial commission to the unveiling, an emotional journey is taken in
art and in life.”

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RAT

(16.47 MINS, UNITED KINGDOM, LIVE-ACTION)

***REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PREMIERE***

DIRECTED BY: SARAH GORDON

PRODUCED BY: SIOBHÁN BARBOUR

WRITTEN BY: SARAH GORDON

"Trapped in the house by her agoraphobia, Carol endures a toxic and suffocating
marriage. But when a rat invades her home, she is forced to face up to her situation and
deal with the vermin herself. A dark comedy about fighting back.”

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THE BRIDGE

(3.57 MINS, IRELAND, DOCUMENTARY/EXPERIMENTAL)

***WORLD PREMIERE***

DIRECTED BY: ARDI RAAMETS

PRODUCED BY: ARDI RAAMETS

WRITTEN BY: ARDI RAAMETS

"While many admire the powerful flow of the River Corrib, a lot of people visiting Galway aren't aware of the secrets that lie beneath the river's surface.
In this poetic/observational short documentary, the unspoken side of the River Corrib is subtly brought to light, using sound design and visual symbolism.”

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THE WAKE

(14.3 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)
DIRECTED BY: ANNIKA CASSIDY
PRODUCED BY: TRISH RYAN, ALI DOYLE
WRITTEN BY: JONATHAN HUGHES

“Amidst hordes of mourners and mounds of lasagnas at his Grandmother's wake, Greg
sets out to prove himself to be the most grief-stricken, making sure all eyes are firmly on
him during the coveted prayers of the faithful.”

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SOME DAYS

(4.26 MINS, IRELAND, ANIMATION)
DIRECTED BY: JESSIE II LOPEZ
PRODUCED BY: JESSIE II LOPEZ
WRITTEN BY: JESSIE II LOPEZ

“Some Days explores a non-linear narrative about facing ourselves and our memories
through the use various mixed media styles and techniques.”

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FORERUNNER

(17.54 MINS, IRELAND, DOCUMENTARY)
DIRECTED BY: KEVIN BENNETT, DAVE THORPE
PRODUCED BY: KEVIN BENNETT, DAVE THORPE
WRITTEN BY: KEVIN BENNETT, DAVE THORPE

“International ultra runner and qualified lawyer, Dr. Sinead Kane is the first visually
impaired athlete to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. FORERUNNER
follows Sinead's extraordinary daily life as she examines her motivations and for the first
time confronts the horrific bullying and hardships she experienced throughout her
childhood.”

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A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

(11.28 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)
DIRECTED BY: KATE HALEY
PRODUCED BY: ROBERT O'MEARA
WRITTEN BY: KATE HALEY

“A death in the family leads to an interesting meal for the mourners.”

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BARRY

(4.30 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)

DIRECTED BY: JOHN ROBERT BROWN

PRODUCED BY: MIRIAM DEVITT

WRITTEN BY: MIRIAM DEVITT

“Susan is trying to enjoy a spot of gardening when her neighbour’s maddening dog
destroys the peace.”