Shorts

Fear of Flying

A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading south for the winter.

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After You

Eli O'Dowd has been a doorman at Dublin city’s grandest hotel since 1920. One day, much to his horror, Eli sees the city’s latest arrival… the revolving door!

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Asal

Cuireann Fionn, iascaire óg as iarthar na hÉireann, a shaol féin i mbaol chun cara a shábháil. Fionn, a young fisherman from the West of Ireland risks his life to save a friend. Asal is included in the Gearrscannáin Study Guide for Senior Cycle, compiled by the Irish Film Institute in conjunction with the Irish Film Board, which is available to download at www.ifi.ie/gearrscannain. Please note that these films have been specifically selected for a secondary school going audience (12+). Other short films on this channel are recommended for viewers over 18 years old.

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Buddy

Cabhraíonn fear maith le bean atá cráite, ach tá an bua ag fear olc, agus is é an t-aon íobartach amháin ná buachaill óg. A good man helps a woman in distress, but a bad man wins the day and an innocent boy is the only true victim. Buddy is included in the Gearrscannáin Study Guide for Senior Cycle, compiled by the Irish Film Institute in conjunction with the Irish Film Board, which is available to download at www.ifi.ie/gearrscannain. Please note that these films have been specifically selected for a secondary school going audience (12+). Other short films on this channel are recommended for viewers over 18 years old.

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Irish Dog Whisperer

Sorcha and Fergus get more than they bargained for when they enlist the help of The Irish Dog Whisperer.

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Noreen

Two policemen learn life lessons on a house-call in rural Ireland. Frank is young and heartbroken. Con is middle-aged and weary. They're both alone. They're both idiots. This film was produced with funding from Film Offaly and Filmbase and was in receipt of IFB Print Provision funding.

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Remember Me, My Ghost

As the social housing scheme in Ballymun is demolished, one former resident recounts her life lived in the flats.

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Downpour

DOWNPOUR written and directed by Claire Dix is an ode to Ireland and to the rain; love in the rain, love of the rain, love of a country drenched in rain. Starring Muireann Bird (Eamon), Cian Barry (Doctors, Shameless) and Marion O’Dwyer (Love/Hate, Ondine) the film was produced by Nodlag Houlihan for Zucca Films.

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The Hatch

Set against the backdrop of a stormy night on-board a small rural Irish trawler, Jeremiah, a fisherman and his son Ronan witness a unearthly glowing object fall to sea. They decide to investigate and haul the object on-board. As they battle the elements to to get it on deck, Jerimiah loses something very dear to him, and gains something utterly unexpected.

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The Christening

Aibhe is a smart and confident Irish teenager. Nothing fazes her -- except the christening of her nephew this weekend.

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