Ciné Gael Montréal Evening of Award Winning Irish Short Films – 2006
 
March 3
EVENING OF SHORT FILMS

Speaker: Kester Dyer, Film-maker

This evening of award winning Irish short films is an audience favourite. The evening showcases new talent and the audience gets to vote for their favourite films.

1. SIX SHOOTER
(D: Martin McDonagh, 28 minutes)
On a sad train journey home through rural Ireland, an older man, whose wife has just died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic, young oddball. » - Starring Brendan Gleeson

Winner : LIM Award for Best Irish Short - Foyle Film Festival 2004.
Nominated : Best Short Film - BAFTA Film Awards 2005
Winner : Best Short Film - Irish Film and TV Awards 2005
Winner : Best First Short by an Irish Director - Cork International Film Festival 2004
Short listed : Academy Awards 2006.

2. FIFTY PERCENT GREY
(D: Ruairi Robinson, 3 minutes)


A sergeant wakes up alone with only a widescreen TV for company, in a place designed for him to relax in peace and tranquility, for all eternity...


Nominated : Golden Berlin Bear Award for Best Short Film – Berlin International Film Festival 2005
Nominated : 74th Academy Awards. Best Short Animated Film
Nominated : Best Animation, Irish Film and TV Awards 2003
Winner : Best Animated Film, Dresden Film Festival 2002
Winner: LEAF Best Short Animated Film, London Effects and Animation Festival
Winner: Best 3D film & Best Digital Post-Production, O2 National Digital Media Awards
Nomination: Best Short Animated film, 3D Festival, Copenhagen
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection: Rotterdam Film Festival Commendation: Foyle Film Festival, Derry

3. MAELSTROM
(D: Terry O’Leary, 15 minutes)


At a point between life and death, a man is judged. But pleasing the judges can lead to even more horrors. Maelstrom is a surreal film where a man’s spirit is severely tested and all he can rely on is the eternal will to live.
Best Film Award : OPEN SCREEN, Amsterdam
Winner : Illyes Foundation Prize, Alter-Native International Short Film Festival Tirgu-Mures

4. ROGAIRI
(D:Tom Cosgrave, 15 minutes)
In 1763, evil Landlord Charles Rotherham, murders his in-laws to inherit their vast estate, but his crimes fall under the scrutiny of a Celtic Witch…


Winner : Best Irish Short, Kerry Film festival 2005

5. KILLING THE AFTERNOON
(D:Margaret Corkery, 9 minutes)

A glimpse at the agonies and boredom associated with recuperation on the beaches of the Irish coast.
Winner : Jameson Award for Best Short Film - Cork Film festival 2005.
Nominated : Golden Berlin Bear Award for Best Short Film – Berlin International Film Festival 2005

6. RECOIL
(D:Billy McCannon, 13 minutes) A paramilitary is confounded by a detective's questioning. An answer may offer redemption to both, but threatens to condemn one to prison.


Winner : Best Irish Short, Galway Film Fleadh 2005

7. CÚILÍN DUALACH
(D: Nora Twomey, 12 minutes)

Cuilín Dualach was born in a small town in Ireland. His birth was difficult but not unusual, except for the matter of his head being on backwards!


Winner : Best Animated Film - Irish Film and Television Awards 2006
Winner : Best Animation – Kerry Film Festival 2005

8. JELLYBABY
(D:Rob & Ronan Burke, 9 minutes)


Jack and Jill had a great relationship. Then they had a baby.
Nominated : Best Short Fiction, Irish Film and TV Awards 2005
Nominated : Best Short Film, Montreal International Film Festival 2005
2nd prize, Galway Film Fleadh 2005 (Best Irish Short Film)



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