Programme


Animated Shorts in association with Screen Ireland

IFB

An Island

1) Entry Details:

Title: An Island

Running Time: 13 minutes

Log line: A solitary man sets out to conquer an isolated island.
Director: Rory Byrne
Producer: Ciarán Deeney
Production Company: And Maps and Plans
Date: 20th October 2018

Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway

Time: 3pm:

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The Bird and the Whale

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Title: The Bird and the Whale
Running Time: 8 minutes
Log line: A baby whale separated from his family discovers a caged bird, the sole survivor of a  shipwreck.
Director: Carol Freeman
Producer: Jonathan Clarke
Production Company: Paper Panther Productions
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 3pm:

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Departure

3) Entry Details:

Title: Departure
Running Time: 9 minutes
Log line: We see "Alma", an Irish grandmothers unexpected departure from her lonely life.
Director: Aoife Doyle
Producer: Niamh Herrity
Production Company: Pink Kong Studios
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 3pm:

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Late Afternoon

4) Entry Details:

Title: Late Afternoon
Running Time: 10 minutes
Log line: An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.
Director: Louise Bagnall
Producer: Nuria González Blanco
Production Company: Cartoon Saloon
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 3pm:

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Macarooned

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Title: Macarooned
Running Time: 4 minutes
Log line: A desperate castaway navigates shark-infested waters to reach a nearby island paradise, and pits his wits against an escalating run of extraordinary bad luck.
Director: Alan Short & Seamus Malone
Producer: Samantha Plaisted
Production Company: Whirligig
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 3pm:

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Where Is Eva Hipsey

6) Entry Details:

Title: Where Is Eva Hipsey
Running Time: 9 minutes
Log line: Experimental animated film that blends documentary, fiction and poetry.
Director: Orla Mc Hardy
Producer: Nicky Gogan
Production Company: Still Films
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 3pm:

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Short Films in association with Screen Ireland

IFB

Time Traveller

1) Entry Details:

Title: Time Traveller

Running Time: 11 minutes

Log line: A Back to the Future-obsessed young Irish Traveller strives to finish building his own DeLorean replica before he and his family are evicted from their halting site.
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 4pm:

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Tomato Can

2) Entry Details:

Title: Tomato Can
Running Time: 14 minutes
Log line: Danny ‘Danger’ Kelly is a retired journeyman boxer who accepts a last-minute fight. But there’s one problem – it’s his weekend to look after his teenage daughter, Leah. He thinks he has nothing to lose, while Leah just thinks he’s a bit of a loser.
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 4pm:

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Hey Ronnie Reagan

3) Entry Details:

Title: Hey Ronnie Reagan
Running Time: 11 minutes
Log line: In 1984 a tiny anonymous Tipperary village was thrust in to the world’s spotlight when US President Ronald Reagan arrived to visit his ancestral home. It was said that Ballyporeen would never be the same again…
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 4pm:

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Mother And Baby

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Title: Mother And Baby
Running Time: 18 minutes
Log line: Discarded in death as they were in life, Mother & Baby bears witness to children of the fallen women of Ireland.
Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
Time: 4pm:

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Feature Films

When All is Ruin Once Again

Title: When All is Ruin Once Again
Running Time: 80 minutes
Log line: A rural community commit their lives to memory as a new motorway
ploughs onwards through their landscape, a glaring symbol of our
modern age. What will remain when nature inevitably subsumes it all?

Synopsis: At the beginning of the Anthropocene – an epoch defined as the period
during which human activity has been the dominant influence on the
natural world – a rural community carve out their lives while a
motorway ploughs forth through their landscape. It goes no further
than the town of Gort in the west of Ireland, halted by the dawn of a
financial crisis.

In this poetic documentary from director Keith Walsh who lives in the
area where the documentary was made, a myriad of personalities weave
an epic tapestry through the bog lands, farms, fire-sides, race tracks
and hurling pitches of recession Ireland. “We might all need to be
remembered some day” a storyteller by a lake defines the importance of
folk tales living on in collective memory long after the death of the
protagonist. Also attesting to the impermanence of our existence;
whatever we do, say or make during our lives, will eventually be
forgotten while nature will reclaim all evidence of our civilisations.

W.B. Yeats while living in the same area, understood the futility of
our quest to be remembered, when he wrote the lines pleading… “And
may these characters remain, when all is ruin once again”.

Yeats believed that we live within a pattern of eras that grow and die
in recurring time patterns. We are now at the beginning of one of
those eras, or gyres as he called them. Perhaps society is now sowing
the seeds of our eventual demise on the altar of ‘progress’ at the
expense of the world around it.

Filmed, edited and directed by: Keith Walsh
Producer: Jill Beardsworth
Date: 20th October 2018
Time: 6pm:
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway
a TWOPAIR FILMS production with the participation of FÍS ÉIRINN/SCREEN
IRELAND and CREATIVE IRELAND

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KATIE

Title: KATIE
Running Time: 85 minutes
Log line: KATIE intimately follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts
to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil threatened to derail her
career. With many writing her off, Taylor decided to start again, and
the notoriously private champion agreed to let a small crew document
her attempt to rescale the heights.

Synopsis: Katie Taylor has won six amateur European championships, five world
amateur championships and is an Olympic Gold Medal winner from the
London 2012 Olympic Games.  She turned professional after a disastrous
campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which saw her crash out in the
first round despite being favourite to win.  The film unravels the
deeply personal reasons behind the career low and shows the champions
grit and determination to start over as a professional. Taylor won her
first world title within a year and became the first woman in history
to headline her own Sky Sports show.

The documentary is directed by Ross Whitaker (Unbreakable: The Mark
Pollock Story) and is produced by Ross Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan
(When Ali Came To Ireland) for True Films and Venom with Andrew
Freedman (His & Hers, Mom and Me) as Executive Producer.
Date: 20th October 2018
Time: 6pm:
Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway

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