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A collection of Ireland’s recent finest short films, from the darker side of life.
80 mins, Ire, (15)

Taking the waters

Taking The Waters

18 mins 10 secs
Dir: Kathryn Ferguson, Anna Hart

A short meditative exploration of the magical healing nature of the sea, and the value of a true community pool in turbulent times, based on the 80yr old Walpole Bay Tidal Pool in Margate.


Take Me Swimming

10 mins
Dir: Claire Dix

A son must overcome his own conflicted feelings and honour his father’s intentions to keep his mother alive, despite her expressed wish to the contrary.

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Early Days

12 mins
Dir: Nessa Wrafter

Though 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?

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Love and Fear / Grá & Eagla

15 mins 28 secs
Dir: Catriona Ni Chadhain
English and Irish with English subtitles

Grá & Eagla is a short documentary examining Irish people’s attitudes towards our native language. The story follows comedian Áine Gallagher as she prepares material for her bilingual stand-up comedy show, giving her an opportunity to explore why so many Irish people feel passionately about the Irish language but lack the confidence to speak it.



8.00 mins
Dir: Mike Andrews

Pigsy is an 8 minute short documentary about an Irish artist with severe dyslexia who breaks through the boundaries of everyday communication and expresses himself in new and unexpected ways on the canvas.

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The Marksman

1 min 10 secs
Dir: Conor Healy

An army sniper contemplates the lives of those he is tasked with eliminating.

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Boy Saint

7 mins 17 secs
Dir: Tom Speers

When two adolescent boys become aware of their budding sexuality they uncover the pain and longing of the human heart. A sensitively told story exploring how a sense of danger, shame and confusion can intensify a series of fleeting exchanges and ultimately prove overwhelming.

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3 mins 15 secs
Dir: Lisa O'Sullivan

Exploring the strange limbo state we experience in the aftermath of a break up, Lint follows one person’s bizarre attempt at regaining some sense of normality.

2d animation & hand-cut paper stop motion.