ADIFF Shorts 3

  • Irish & International
  • 99 mins
  • 2016

Au Revoir Balthazar

Director: Rafael Sommerhalder Switzerland 10 mins | Writer: Rafael Sommerhalder 

A scarecrow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a seashell. Leaving forever.

The Nation Holds Its Breath

Director: Kev Cahill | Ireland 20 mins | Writer: Kev Cahill | Cast: Sam Keely, Barbara Brennan, Ally Ni Chiarain

On the day of the most important football match in Irish history, an expectant father is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and the miracle of reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup.


Director: Patrick Maxwell UK/Ireland 15 mins | Writer: Patrick Maxwell | Cast: Niamh Algar, Ran Andrews

Paul returns to his hometown to find that his ex-lover has a child with another man. As old sparks reignite, jealousy and revenge lead to fatal consequences.


Director: Matasila Freshwater New Zealand 6 mins | Writer:  Matasila Freshwater

In a dystopic New Zealand, where the struggle for food and resources takes a heavy toll on society, a peculiar scientist tries to solve this crisis.


Director: Jonathan Shaw Ireland | 15 mins | Writer: Jonathan Shaw | Cast: Marie Mullen, Niamh Algar, Stephen Brennan, Sam McGovern

On her 50th wedding anniversary Ruby returns to the hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged husband return to honour a promise?


Director: Robin Polak Germany  7 mins | Writer: Robin Polak

A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words. He’s going to tell her something that she’s not ready to hear.


Director: Mickaël Schapira Villain | France 12 mins | Writer: Mickaël Schapira Villain

Five characters face different disabilities through the ages - the inability to hear, touch, smell, talk, and live...

Ink, Cocks and Rock ‘N’ Roll

Director: Matt Harlock | UK 14 mins | Writer:  Matt Harlock

Controversial graphic artist Steve Martin is being interviewed about his alter ego - the perverted lounge lizard monster that is Krent Able. But where does Krent stop and Steve start - and who is in control?

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