Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival Begins With Two IFB Shorts Screening

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Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival Begins With Two IFB Shorts Screening

Posted: 2nd February 2018

The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the world’s premiere cinema event dedicated to short films, begins today, 2 February with IFB shorts, An Island and Time Traveller screening at the festival. Rory Byrne’s An Island, produced by Ciaran Deeney, will screen in International Competition while Steve Kenny’s Time Traveller, produced by Collie McCarthy, will screen in Clermont’s Youth Audience Competition.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) will also host a stand at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, promoting the latest slate of IFB short films by distributing the IFB’s latest short film DVD.

Produced by Collie McCarthy and starring Barry Ward, Time Traveller sees a Back To The Future-obsessed boy striving to finish building his own DeLorean replica before his family are evicted from their halting site. The film, which is one of the IFB’s 2017 Focus Shorts, received its world premiere earlier this year at the Galway Film Fleadh.

An Island tells the story of a solitary man who sets out to conquer an isolated island. The film is written and directed by Rory Byrne with Ciarán Deeney of And Maps and Plans producing the short. Byrne previously wrote the script for Coda which picked up a host of international awards.

The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival screens around 450 films in 14 venues for more than 160.000 spectators and attracts 3,500 industry professionals each year. The Short Film Market hosts 37 exhibiting countries and some 8.000 films at the Video Library.

The 2018 festival runs from 2 – 10 February.