Best Shorts

The Irish film industry has never been busier, productions both large and small are reaching wider audiences and there is an abundance of talent working in the sector today. The Short Film Award aims to identify, champion, support and encourage new and emerging talent from both in front of, and behind the camera.

Best Shorts recipients to date

Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain
2019 - Winner, Best Irish Short

Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain

Oonagh Kearney, Roisin Geraghty

The First Was a Boy
2019 - Special Mention, Best Irish Short

The First Was a Boy

Shaun Dunne

Inanimate
2019 - Winner, Best International Short

Inanimate

Lucia Bulgheroni, Lennard Ortmann

Child
2019 - Special Mention, Best International Short

Child

Joren Molter, Floor Onrust

Mother & Baby
2018 - Winner, Best Irish Short Film

Mother & Baby

Mia Mullarkey, Alice McDowell

Time Traveller
2018 - Special Mention, Best Irish Short Film

Time Traveller

Steve Kenny, Collie McCarthy

Retouch
2018 - Winner, Best International Short Film

Retouch

Kaveh Mazaheri

Mary Mother
2018 - Special Mention, Best International Short Film

Mary Mother

Sadam Wahidi, Tamim Zarabi

Lily
2017 - Winner, Best Irish Short

Lily

Graham Cantwell, Sharon Cronin

Breathe
2017 - Special Mention, Best Irish Short

Breathe

James Doherty, Theo James Krekis, Peter Brennan

Speechless
2017 - Winner, Best International Short

Speechless

Robin Polák, Anja Wedell

Super Sex
2017 - Special Mention, Best International Short

Super Sex

Matthew Modine, Julio Macat, Joe Toronto

Geist
2016 - Winner, Best Irish Short

Geist

Ben Harper, Sean Mullen, Alex Sherwood

The Bathtub
2016 - Winner, Best International Short

The Bathtub

Tim Ellrich