The Cork Film Festival, which this year celebrates its 60th Anniversary, has unveiled the list of the 37 Irish shorts competing for the Grand Prix Irish short presented by RTÉ.

This year is the first time that the winner of the Grand Prix Irish short, which includes a prize of €1500, will be put forward to the Oscar long-list for award consideration, after the Cork Film Festival became an Academy Award qualifying festival last year.

The 37 films are:

  • 2 Roads – Marie Brett
  • AiR – Sonya Keogh
  • An Shawlie, An Clog agus an Meall Ime – Maria Young/Tina Horan
  • Aonr√∫ – Dominic de Vere
  • Back Home – Eoin Naughton
  • Barr√≥g Beir – Gavin Fitzgerald
  • Blight – Brian Deane
  • Caught – Sarah Ahern
  • Children & Animals – Hugh O‚ÄôConor
  • Cleansed – Paul Caddell
  • C√≥bh‚Äôs Lusitania – Lauren Fee
  • Coil – Stephen Kenny
  • Comic Potential – Emmet O‚ÄôBrien/Ross Carey
  • Death of a Projectionist – Jonathan Beer
  • Discordance – Chris O‚ÄôNeill
  • Foxglove – Brian Deane
  • Girona – Paul McGuigan
  • Grey Area – Jon Barton
  • Hen Pecked – Gerardine O‚ÄôFlynn
  • Introducing Brian – Nicholas Keogh
  • Joseph‚Äôs Reel – Michael Lavers
  • Lamps – Patrick O‚ÄôMahony
  • Leave – Mike Hayes
  • Liar – Viktor Kaczmarczyk
  • Looks Like Rain – Kevin O‚ÄôFarrell
  • Love Is A Sting – Vincent Gallagher
  • Meteorology ‚Äì A Guide to the Weather – Mark Kent
  • North – Phil Sheerin
  • Pockets – Lochlainn McKenna
  • Queen of the Plough – Cara Holmes
  • Sineater – Bertie Brosnan
  • Static – Mary Keane
  • The Bookshop – David Gordon/Anna Byrne
  • The Break – Ken Williams/Denis Fitzpatrick
  • The Captors – Chris Baugh
  • The Great Wide Open – Ciar√°n Dooley
  • The River Man – Richard Gorodecky
  • These Dog Days – Paul Freaney
  • Time – Yvonne McDevitt
  • Toasted – Gregory Dunn
  • Vulture – Tim McCullough
  • Waiting For Tom – Ruth O‚ÄôLooney

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