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Programme 1, Friday 3rd of October, 11:30, 4Dame Lane

01 Oct 2014 / 0 Comments / in Short Films

BLIND DATE, directed by Alan Markey&Marta Lasek, 4min, Ireland 2014,(Comedy) Synopsis: Alicja is a Polish girl living in Dublin. She is waiting on O’Connell St. for her date for the evening who is late. Alan arrives 20 minutes later. He excuses himself by explaining that he has been busy preparing everything for what will be […]

Short Films Programme

18 Sep 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Friday 3rd of October, 4Dame Lane   Programme 1, Friday 3rd of October, 11:30   BLIND DATE , directed by Alan Markey&Marta Lasek, 4min, Ireland 2014,(Comedy) JOINED AT THE HIP , directed Niall Glennon, 28min, Ireland 2014(Drama) TILL THEN , directed by Benjamin Wolff, 20min, Germany 2014,(Drama, Romantic) GARDEN’S ROAD , directed by Olga Osorio&Juan […]

Official Selection 2014

25 Aug 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

KIKO’S PARADISE , directed by Paco Gisbert, 9min, Spain 2014(Animation) RECOIL , directed by Richard Keaney, 20min, Ireland 2014(Drama) NAIVE , directed by Marie Enthoven , 11min, Belgium 2013 ,(Drama) EVERY DAY IS A SMALL LIFE , directed by Albane Fioretti &Lou-Brice Léonard , 27min, France 2014(Drama) LIFE IN THE TIME OF ADVERTISING , directed […]

The Lessons in Ken Wardrop’s Short Documentaries

05 Jun 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Ken Wardrop is a bit of a demi god to me. When I was in college making my own documentary shorts, his style and filmic approach were a major influence. Simply structured,  his short documentaries  sing with Irish identity and Wardrop’s own creative charisma. His work, I believe has taught me two important lessons in […]

Music Video in Profile: Ride, Lana Del Ray by Anthony Mandler

27 Apr 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

This is one of my favorite music videos. Perhaps I should really say short film, as that’s what it is in truth. In this creation, the stunning Del Ray teams up with Anthony Mandler. Now you may not know his name but I bet you know his work. He is a frequent A-List collaborator having […]

Auteur Directors and their Commercials

06 Apr 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

I’ve never really taught about commercials. I always considered them not part of the film industry, somehow different, somehow apart. That’s been a fairly silly mistake on my behalf.  Commercials can be an excellent stepping stone in the career of a filmmaker. A successful advert can incite the confidence of financiers or glean the lucrative […]

Music Video in Profile: Overgrown, James Blake by NABIL

26 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Sometimes all a music video needs to be is a good idea, well executed. And that’s certainly what Nabil’s video gives to James Blake’s song Overgrown.  There is something haunting in this short film, but something oddly attractive too. It seems to have a peculiar magic. For me, on reflection, all three sentiments towards the […]

The Business of Short Film: The Hamburg Short Film Agency

22 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

The Short Film Agency Hamburg is a bit of a marvel. Formally known as the Kurz Film Agentur Hamburg, the agency devotes itself to promoting public knowledge about short films; but more importantly, it sells and distributes short films to German cinemas and the global markets. As a lover of short film, I have often […]

Where to watch shorts online?

14 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

With the popularity of illegal steaming and downloading it can be quite refreshing to watch something legally. And being an avid short film lover, shorts are what I like to watch. If you’re like me, trying to get into short film or a filmmaker scouting what’s out there, here follows a list of some of […]

Music Video of the Week: Taro, Alt J by David Dean Burkhart

13 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

David Dean Burkhart’s videos aren’t official. They aren’t green-lighted by any record company or even the artist. I guess he could be considered a pirate music video maker. But that doesn’t seem quite fair, as his work is creative, visually engaging and completely original. As a filmmaker he has gained a major reputation and following […]