Virgin Media DIFF Shorts 1

Directed by Various
  • Ireland
  • 1 hr 40 mins
  • 2018
  • English

Screen Ireland Shorts programme, selected by Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
An Gadhar Dubh - Director: Pádraig Fagan Producer: Louise Ní Chonchúir
A young man and his senile father are terrorized by a mysterious black dog in Connemara in 1910.
Bending Glass - Director: Suzie Keegan Producer: Peter Murnaghan
Glass bender Paddy Dignam, a man who used the streets as his gallery, illuminating Ireland in neon one piece at a time.
Psychic - Director: Brendan Gleeson Producer: Juliette Bonass, Brendan Gleeson
A charismatic psychic and his two manipulative sons are gaining a cult following. Only a determined TV show host, andtheir own dark history, stands in the way.
Reality Baby - Director: Nodlag Houlihan Producer: Matt Leigh
Reality Babies are lifelike, new-born baby dolls given to teenagers to care for – they cry and feed and wake through the night, just like a real baby. This short documentary follows a group of friends as they take on the responsibility of looking after these infants.
Frida Think - Director: Maya Derrington Producer: Paul Rowley
A woman walks into a party dressed as Frida Kahlo, only to find that her version of unique has mass appeal.
Day Out - Director: Virginia Gilbert Producer: Emmaline Dowling
A father takes his daughters on an impromptu day out to the seaside with unsettling consequences.
Low Tide - Director: Ian Hunt Duffy Producer: Simon Doyle
A boy is excited about heading out to sea on a father son fishing trip but his father may have more sinister intentions.

Mary - Director: Shaun O'Connor / Producer: Sharon Cronin / Ireland
When he manages to destroy the town's beloved Virgin Mary statue, Charlie O'Connor does the only thing he can do; frame his older brother.
The Trap - Director: Helen Flanagan / Producer: Sarah Gunn / Ireland
A grieving farmer becomes convinced that his sheep are falling prey to a dangerous predator. In an attempt to find and capture the creature he risks sacrificing his already strained marriage.
The Vasectomy Doctor - Director: Paul Webster / Producer: Ronan Cassidy / Ireland
Dr. Andrew Rynne was the first doctor to perform vascectomies in Ireland. Dr. Rynne continued to challenge the laws governing sexuality – laws imposed by the Church and State. In 1990 a man entered his surgery and shot him.

Filmmakers in Attendance

Schedule & Tickets

23 Feb 18:00 Light House Cinema