Irish & UK Shorts

Including recent BAFTA winner for Best Animation, our selection of Irish & UK shorts is an eclectic mix


Kingdom Plantae

Director/Editor: Sinead O’Regan
Producer: BCFE

A girl is thrust into an adventure of microscopic proportions when she tries to shave her legs.


Silver’s Millions

Director: Seán O’Reilly
Producer: The National Film School, IADT

A buffoon tries to rob a bank, while a team of professionals also attempt to rob the same bank.


Little Flower

Director/Writer: Brigette Heffernan

A small flower has the impossible dream of flying away. After many disappointing attempts she discovers something that may change things.


Beer Buzz

Director/Writer: Dave Cooney

A tiny pest ruins a quiet pint.


Let’s be friends

Director/Writer: Jodi Henry
Producers: Andrew Crotty, LIT LSAD Clonmel

A curious hedgehog realises he is all alone and is missing out on the fun of having company, but with the help of his imagination sets out on a journey for friendship.


Encounters of the purple kind

Directors: Evan Maher, Aidan Wall, Martin Whelan
Producer: LIT LSAD Clonmel

An alien is sent to Earth to test his belief in the human race.


The Journey to the Black Star

Directors/Writers/Producers: Jack Doyle, Michelle Kiernan, Aife Madden,Yasmin Hanschke

A parent and child go on a space expedition until disaster strikes when a meteor hits their bass-ship and they get separated. On her own, the child befriends an unlikely hero and together they make their way to the Black Star.


Afternoon at eleven

Director: Bryan O’Sullivan

An animated documentary detailing the scribbles and sounds of my younger years. Bored with video games, cycling to the shop, exploring the forest, smashing bottles and playing with fire.


Not the end of the world

Director/Writer: Jack Bennett

Joe Connoly’s life is turned upside down when he receives a note in class. From a girl. This note introduces Joe to a life full of possibilities, and full of complications.



Director: Alex Bernas
Producer: RCA Animation Staff

Going out on the town can make you lose your head.


The Last King of Granada

Director/Writer/Producer: Pepe Gomez

With his enemies at the gates, Boabdil, King of Granada, has a decision to make. If he surrenders and leaves the kingdom forever, the Christians will respect and protect all the citizens in Granada. If he refuses, war will consume all that the king ever loved.



Director: Liam Harris
Writers: Nathaniel Price, Eoin Doran
Producer: Elina Litvinova

Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man, used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world.


The Wrong End of the Stick

Director: Terri Matthews
Writer: Chris Cornwell
Producer: Sam Bank

Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage with his wife of twenty years, Beverly. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire…


A Love Story

Director: Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara
Writers: Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King
Producer: Khaled Gad

A powerful tale of love faced with darkness.



Director: Mia Rose Goddard

An exploration of the creative process represented as a ballet dancer striving to find her perfect line through repetition, strengthening, dreaming, failure and perseverance.


To the Moon

Producer: Ulster University

This is a story of a long life lasting journey to a man’s dream and the realization of it. Life is a beautiful piece of work where without death, it’s final stroke, it would be meaningless.


Life in the 21st Century

Director: Matt McDyre
Writers: Matt McDyre, Hannah Loughridge, Scott Gill, Hannah Turkington
Producer: Hannah Loughridge
Episode Two
University: Mornings

Waking up in the morning is never easy but when Kimmy tries to have a lie in one morning she soon discovers that eventually, we have to get up.


Make Notes

Director/Writer/Producer: Miriam Fox

A fun,whimsical combination of zoetrope-style animation with music and logic.


A Little Light

Director: Rachel Barrett
Producer: Andrew Crotty

Tells the story of a nine year old boy that loves space, who is looked down upon by his peers. Through unusual circumstances he meets an unlikely friend, helping each other resolve their problems, through teamwork and imagination.


The Lost Letter

Director: Kealan O’ Rourke
Writers: Kealan O’ Rourke, Will Collins
Producers: Brian Willis, Stephen Smith

A young boy tries to bring Christmas cheer to his neighbourhood but one old lady is having none of it.



Directors/Editors: Elle Power, Ruth Redmond
Producer: The National Film School

A young woman is in need of a drink on a hot summer’s day.


Are We Them Yet?

Director/Editor: Keith Kavanagh
Producer: The National Film School

Birth, brotherhood, heart break and bumpin’ uglies in the backseat.



Director/Editor: Morwenna Gentile
Producer: The National Film School,

A little girl finds a magical wand that makes flowers and fun for her and her mother.

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Details about the event

DateSaturday 25th of March 2017
VenueDingle Skellig Hotel