Fantastic Flix Shorts

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Our ever popular Fantastic Flix Shorts Programme for our youngest audiences is back... with a twist. Carefully selected from the Festival submission shortlist, our Young Programmers will be curating, promoting and hosting a range of international shorts and showing us how they know what they like best of all. The image above is the first Young Programmers selection, the gorgeous short film based on Gogol’s short story The Overcoat, directed by Sean Mullens and Meelis Arulepp and written by Hugh O’Conor.

Ages 5+

Programmed by our young programmers: Caitlin Barry, Ifunanya Chukwuewuzie, Sally Howard Ihle, Croí Lenihan, Gaurav Ramsurn

Fantastic Flix Shorts - Final Selection:

Director: Julia Ocker / Producer: Thomas Meyer-Hermann / Germany / 4mins
The ants are working together perfectly. But there is one ant who is doing everything differently.

The Bird and the Whale
Director: Carol Freeman / Ireland 
The Bird and the Whale is a story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers its sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.

Director: Julia Ocker / Producer: Thomas Meyer-Hermann / Germany / 4mins
The sloth wants to buy ice cream, but unfortunately he is way too slow.

Two Balloons 
Director: Mark C. Smith
Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

The Overcoat 
Director: Meelis Arulepp and Sean Mullen / Producer: Jonathan Clarke / Ireland / 30mins
An adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic tale, “The Overcoat” takes the form of a bedtime story told by a grandfather to his granddaughter about a lonely office worker who saves up to buy a new coat at Christmas in an effort to make new friends, only for fate take a ghostly hand.


Schedule & Tickets

23 Feb 11:00 Light House
23 Feb 12:00 Odeon - Charlestown