ADIFF Shorts 1

  • Irish & International
  • 109 mins
  • 2016


Director: Graham Cantwell Ireland 21 mins | Writer: Graham Cantwell | Cast: Clara Harte, Dean Quinn, Leah McNamara 

A girl with a secret, on the cusp of becoming a young woman. When a misunderstanding with the beautiful and popular Violet leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.


Director: David Hansen Australia 7 mins | Writer: David Hansen

Frankie is a 10 year-old on summer vacation in a run-down trailer park. When Tayla, a 10 year- old girl shows romantic interest, Frankie’s holiday becomes a whole lot more complicated. 

Second to None

Director: Vincent Gallagher | Ireland 7 mins | Writer: Vincent Gallagher

Frederick Butterfield is tired of always being runner-up. When he becomes the world’s second oldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place. 

The Signalman

Director: Daniel Augusto Brazil  15 mins | Writers: Daniel Augusto, Charles Dickens

Based on a short story by Charles Dickens, The Signalman takes place at a lonely train station where a man finds himself confronting his inner fears and the possible presence of the supernatural. 


Director: Christian Cooke UK 15 mins Writer:  Ray Robinson

Since his wife Edith’s death four months ago, Jake has fallen into a life of drinking and isolation. He believes that Edith is haunting him.

Night Dancing

Director: Barney Cokeliss UK/Romania 6 mins | Writer: Barney Cokeliss

A film about obsession, love and delusion, with a strong dance element.


Director:  Ian Hunt Duffy Ireland | 20 mins | Writer: Darach McGarrigle | Cast: Moe Dunford, Peter Coonan, Amy De Bhrún, Steve Wall 

Gridlock is a thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR

Director: Romain Quirot France 17 mins | Writer: Romain Quirot

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of his generation. But a few hours before the start of the mission, Paul disappears. 




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