Ciné Gael Montréal Evening of Award Winning Irish Short Films – 2007

1. MARION AGUS AN BANPHRIONSA (Marion and The Princess)
Director: Melanie Clark Pullen

§ Cork Film Festival 2006: Gradam Gael Linn Prize for Best Short Film in the Irish Language - Winner

Synopsis: Ireland 1961 - a little girl goes to extraordinary lengths to meet Princess Grace of Monaco on her first official visit.

2. THE BOY WHO HAD NO STORY
Director: Aidan Hickey

§ Cork Film Festival 2004: Best Irish Short - Special Mention
§ Irish Film and Television Awards 2004: Best Animation - Winner
§ Irish Film and Television Awards 2004: Best Children's Film - Winner

Synopsis: A boy, Rory O'Donoghue, journeys to market with stockings his mother has knitted. At nightfall, in a desolate place, he sees a mysterious house. He's welcomed by the strange old hag who lives there. She offers him a meal and a bed for the night - on condition that he tell her a story.

3. CHRISTY
Director: Alex Gill

Galway Film Fleadh 2006: Best Short Documentary - Winner
Cork Film Festival 2006: Outlook Award - Winner

4. PILGRIM
Director: Matthew Darragh

§ Kerry Film Festival 2006: Best Director
§ Kerry Film Festival 2006: Best Animation - 2nd prize
§ Galway Film Fleadh 2006 - Special Mention
Synopsis: A stranger in an unknown land braves many dangers as he strives to fulfill his function.

5. THE FAIRIES OF BLACKHEATH WOOD
Director: Ciaran Foy

§ Cork Film Festival 2006: Best Irish Short - Winner
§ Kerry Film Festival 2006: Best Irish Short - Winner
§ Terror Film Festival PA USA 2006: Best Fantasy Short, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography - Winner
§ Cinenygma Luxembourg International Film Festival Oct 2006: Won the Melies D'Or Nomination
§ Brest International Film Festival 2006: Grand Prix Cocotte Minute (films under 6mins) - Winner
§ Irish Film and Television Award 2007 - Nomination

Synopsis: Something peculiar happened that day. Curious Melissa was enchanted by some real Faeries. Ignoring her Mother, she followed them down into Blackheath Woods… Melissa never came back.

6. CHANGES
Director: Lorcan Finnegan

§ Dublin Darklight Digital Film Festival 2005: Best Short (Professional Category) - Winner
§ FIB VII International Short Film Festival 2006, Benicassim, Spain: Best Short Video - Winner
§ 6th Nickel Independent Film Festival 2006, Newfoundland: Jury Award For Animation - Winner

Synopsis: Two caterpillars wildly in love embark on a journey of change, but will they feel the same way when they emerge from their chrysalises?

7. THE WHITE DRESS
Director: Vanessa Gildea

§ Foyle Film Festival 2006: Best Irish Short - Winner
§ Galway Film Fleadh 2006: Best First Irish Short - 2nd Prize
§ Kerry Film Festival 2006: Best Irish Short - Special Commendation
§ Irish Film & Television Awards 2007: Best Irish Short Film - Nominated

Synopsis: The White Dress is the story of a girl on her communion day, but unlike most other little girls; she is making her communion all on her own.

8. NUN MORE DEADLY
Director: David O'Sullivan

9. THE CARPENTER AND HIS CLUMSY WIFE
Director: Peter Foort

§ Venice Film Festival 2004 - Special Mention
§ Los Angeles Short Film Festival 2004: Best Comedy - Winner
§ Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival - Nominated to the Melies d'Or Awards
§ Mallorca Film Festival 2005 - 2nd Place
§ Cleveland Film Festival 2005: Best Student Short - Honorable Mention
§ Worldfest Houston 2005: Gold Remi - Winner
§ Night of the Living Shorts, Kimera 2005: Jury Award - 2nd Place and Audience Award - 2nd Place
§ Montecatini Terme Film Festival 2005: awarded FEDIC plaque
§ Pescara Short film Festival 2005: Grand Jury Prize - Winner

Synopsis: A modern day fairytale about a carpenter who finds himself using his carpentry skills to mend his broken wife.

10. AN TEANGA RUNDA
Director: Brian Durnin

§ Belfast Film Festival: Best Short Film - Winner
§ Cork Film Festival 2005: Gael Linn Prize for Best Irish-language Short - Winner

11. USELESS DOG
Director: Ken Wardrop

§ Galway Film Festival 2004: Best Short Documentary - Winner
§ MFA Planet Europe 2005: Best Documentary - Winner
§ Belfast Film Festival 2005: Special Commendation

Synopsis: Meet a sheepdog who's afraid of sheep, but has a definite affinity for cows. Guinness may not be the hardest working farm dog, but her family loves her just the same.

 


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