Opening a window on work by a new wave of women filmmakers, the IFI and Women in Film and TV Ireland once again present this inspiring programme of short films selected from a significant volume of work submitted by WFT members. While these films couldn’t be more different in style, scope, genre and theme, they all have one thing in common: they are directed and created by the Irish film industry’s most talented up-and-coming women creatives.
This showcase will take place in the IFI on Wednesday 7th December, make sure to arrive at 6pm to collect your tickets in time for the screening.
Tina, a recently widowed farmer, doesn’t want her daughter Jackie to move back to the city, leaving her alone. When she discovers Jackie has invited city boy Seamus for a date at their farm, Tina comes up with a novel solution to upset their plans.
Director: Clara Planelles / Producer: Pete Moles / Writer: Áine Ryan / DOP: Alfie Hollingsworth
Set in 90’s Dublin, two young female DJs have their dreams of making it big in London crushed when one of them is diagnosed with HIV.
Director: Tania Notaro / Producers: Ali Doyle & Trish Ryan / Writer: Tania Notaro / DOP: Colm Whelan
Site Specific: College of Domestic Economy
A visual essay on the art, architecture and social relevance of the College of Domestic Economy, Cathal Brugha Street by conservation architect Mary McDonald and art historian Paula Murphy.
Director: Bonnie Dempsey / Producers: Aimie Gavin & Irish Architecture Foundation / DOP: Tom Comerford
A Death in the Family
A death in the family leads to an interesting meal for the mourners.
Director: Kate Haley / Producer: Robert O’Meara / Writer: Kate Haley / DOP: Eilís Doherty
Carmel, a lonely sheep farmer and mother and baby home survivor strikes up an unlikely friendship with Tanaka, the teenager living in the local direct provision centre.
Director: Mo O’Connell / Producer: Mo O’Connell / Writer: Ivan Cush & Rehan Ali / DOP: Colm Hogan
A tense phone call between two strangers doesn’t go as expected. Both of their lives are turned upside down in an instant.
Director: Claire Byrne / Producer: Tina Pawlik / Writer: Tracy Martin / DOP: Philip Blake
In 1960’s Dublin, a young working-class singer falls pregnant at an inopportune time changing the course of her life forever.
Director: Imogen Murphy / Producer: Fiona Kinsella / Writer: Kate Gilmore / DOP: Philip Blake
Grace needs help with an audition but the only person available is her Man Utd. loving father, John. Tensions arise when a combination of John’s well-intentioned but misguided efforts and some triggering material rake over some partially healed wounds for Grace.
Director: Emma Wall / Producer: Claire Byrne, Jo Halpin & Siobhan Coakley for Alfonso Films / Writer: Niamh Branigan / DOP: Alba Fernandez
Not my Sister
When Chris comes home to Cork from London for her sister Zara’s 13th birthday, a buried family secret begins to find its way to the surface.
Director: Jessica Courtney Leen/ Producer: Jessica Courtney Leen / Writer: Jessica Courtney Leen / DOP: Jass Foley
This event has been made possible with the support of the BAI.
Not able to make the screening? Not to worry. Register here for a link to the online screening.
A massive Thank You to the Showcase prize sponsors: