Irish shorts to be celebrated at 4th Torino Short Film Market
The Torino Short Film Market will celebrate Ireland as guest country during their 4th edition in November 2019. This special focus, Scannán na hÉireann, is supported by Culture Ireland, the Embassy of Ireland to Italy and Screen Ireland and has been curated by the Galway Film Fleadh. A large delegation including institutional representatives, film producers, distributors and filmmakers will attend the market in all its activity, thanks to Culture Ireland support.
The focus, Scannán na hÉireann, will take place Thursday, November 21st, starting from 3:00 pm with the screening of the Gearrscannáin programme curated by Galway Film Fleadh. A panel entitled Green Shoots will follow at 5:30 pm, around the topic “Why Ireland?” discussing how this small country has rooted itself in the heart of the wider European market, focusing on Irish production highlights, examining its stunning location possibilities, film funding opportunities and its rich place in the festival circuit, both at home and in the wider diaspora.
The panel will be introduced by Susanna Pellis of Irish Film Festa with contributions from Galway Film Fleadh Chief Executive Miriam Allen and Short Film Programmer Eibh Collins, Jennifer Smyth (Screen Ireland), Derry O’Brien (Network Ireland Television), Mick Hannigan (IndieCork) and Tristan Heanue (Actor, Filmmaker and Producer). A networking reception offered by the Embassy of Ireland to Italy at 6:30 pm, with food and drinks inspired by Irish traditions, will close the day bringing together all the invited professionals and market participants to talk business in a pleasant and informal environment.
It is an honour that Ireland has been picked as the Guest Country for the 4th Torino Short Film Market. This market has quickly become one of the key industry events in the international short-film calendar, and for them to highlight Ireland for this event is just so exciting. The Fleadh have been working closely with Jacopo, Carla and the TSFM team for over a year on building this relationship, so we can not wait to visit Torino and exhibit some of the amazing talent out county is producing.
Eibh Collins, Shorts Programmer – Galway Film Fleadh
A rerun of the market screenings will take place Friday, November 22nd at 6:45 pm while a selection of the best Irish shorts of the year provided by Screen Ireland will remain available on the Video Library for the professional attendees until May 2020.
Also in attendance will be: Lara Hickey and Jack Hickey (Producer and Director of Cynthia); Ronan Cassidy and Paul Webster (Producer and Director of The Vasectomy Doctor); Fiona Kinsella (Producer of Something Doesn’t Feel Right, directed by Fergal Costello); and Claire Mc Cabe and Riognhnach Ní Ghrioghair (Producer and Director of Break Us).
With the support of Culture Ireland and curated by Galway Film Fleadh, we are excited to screen a selection of Galway Film Fleadh and Screen Ireland 2018-19 Irish short films. This diverse programme of Animation, Documentary and Fiction/Live-Action films will give a quick taste of the best in Irish filmmaking craft, skill and humour.
November 21st at 1:00 pm and November 22nd at 6:45 pm in Sala Musica.
Gearrscannáin – 92’
Abe’s Story by Adam H Stewart, 2019, 12′
Break Us by Riognhnach Ní Ghrioghair, 2019, 9’
Cynthia by Lara Hickey, 2019, 17’
Hydebank by Ross McClean, 2019, 15′
Silence by Tristan Heanue, 2019, 12′
Something Doesn’t Feel Right by Fiona Kinsella, 2019, 10’