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Successful Short Shorts Teams Announced

19th Aug 2011

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board is delighted to announce that the latest successful Short Shorts have been selected. 

The Short Shorts scheme provides funding for up to seven, 3-5 minute films and aims to encourage the making of very short films that are innovative, provocative or in some way risky and rule-breaking. A unique feature of the scheme is that the films must conform to a particular genre or theme chosen for each year. This year's Short Shorts, whether live action or animated, had to adhere to and explore a theme of food.

Some of the recent successful Short Shorts projects include the IFTA-nominated Headspace, directed by Patrick Semple, Ian W.Davis' The Night-Nurse, which was selected for a host of international festivals such as the Short Short Film Festival Japan and the Irish Film Festival Boston to name but a few.  David O'Sullivan's colourful Bollywood musical Moore Street Masala which was selected for the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and Ian Power's Dental Breakdown, which scooped the Best Comedy Short at the Fastnet Film Festival and the Award of Excellence at the LA Movie Awards. 

This year's successful projects are:

  • Bird Food to be written and directed by Richard Keane.  It will be produced by Laura Roche for Brown Bag Films, the two times Oscar nominated animation production company. 
  • Pet Hate to be written and directed by Andy Clarke and produced by Sean McGrath.
  • Brown Bread to be written by Matt Roche, directed by Luke McManus and produced by Annemarie Naughton.  Annemarie previously produced the short films The Wednesdays and Atlantic.
  • Barry's Bespoke Bakery to be written and directed by Denis McCardle and produced by Ben Keenan for Songway Films.
  • Seagull Wants to Fish to be written and directed Teemu Auersalo and produced by Nicky Gogan and Still Films, the same team behind the Frameworks short Trolley Boy.
  • The Tree to be written and directed by David Freyne and produced by Rachael O'Kane for Tilted Pictures. David and Rachael previously worked together on the two shorts The Man in 301 and The Mill.
  • Juste un Peu Plus to be written and directed by Conor Ferguson, produced by Ailish Bracken and Blinder Films, with Katie Holly as Executive Producer. Conor also directed the award-winning The Wednesdays and Atlantic.

The 'Short Shorts' scheme is funded by Bord Scannán na hEireann/the Irish Film Board and the films will premiere at next year's Galway Film Fleadh.

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