One of the most interesting Short Film programmes in this year’s Galway Film Fleadh promises to be the Creative England Shorts. This strand will highlight 5 live action drama shorts, that were produced under Creative England schemes Emerging Talent, iShorts 2, and Funny Girls.

The five films are as follows:

Here Boy

Directed by Molly Manners, this short tells the story of Simon, a guy who thinks he has met the perfect girl but she treats him like a dog and there’s only so much he can take.

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Directed by Sean Buckley, the short tells the story of Polar Bear who pursues an act of violence as it ricochets through time.

Litterbugs

Litterbugs

Litterbugs

Directed by Peter Stanley-Ward, this short follows a young inventor and an enigmatic pint-sized superhero, who helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures defeat the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship.

A Six and Two Threes

Directed by Andy Berriman, the film sees two kids from different sides of the tracks meet when one of them goes in search of his father.

Holes in their Souls

Directed by Andy Smith, the short finds that fact is stranger than fiction in this true urban myth.

Short Film Co-ordinator Eibh Collins is delighted that Creative England has given the festival this opportunity:

The 28th Galway Film Fleadh will be home to not just Irish shorts this year as we are excited to be showcasing talented work from International filmmakers, thanks to the support of Creative England.

Creative England is a not for profit organisation that supports the creative industries in the United Kingdom. They promote the development of creative companies, which in turn support business across games, film, creative and digital media as well as production services. The company works in partnership with the British Film Institute.

The Creative England Shorts programme runs on Friday July 8th at 4.15pm in the Cinemobile, and tickets can be purchased from 6pm on Tuesday June 21st via the festival website.

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