Nine Irish films are set to take part in the Short Film Corner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Earlier we posted about Bertie Brosnan returning for the second year in a row with his new short Sineater, now we bring word of the other 8 films that will feature. Michela Orlandi’s drama The Silencer, M√≠cheal √ì’Flaithearta’s Irish language documentary Charlie Lennon – Ceol √≥n gCro√≠, Helen Rollins’ fantasy drama Jamaica, Stephen O’Connor’s thriller The Crossing, Emma Carlson’s Irish language drama An Crann, and three comedic dramas Erin Mullally’s The Struggle of Libations, Natasha Waugh’s Food Fight, and Hannah Quinn’s My Bonnie.

At Cannes, short films are represented at the Competition, at the end of which the short films Jury awards a Palme d’Or, and at the Short Film Corner, a professional area for meeting people, exchanging ideas and promoting films.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 13th to 24th.

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Charlie Lennon РCeol ón gCroí (2014)

Director
Mícheal Ó'Flaithearta
Producer
Ciaran Durkin
Writer
Mícheal Ó'Flaithearta
Genres
Documentary
Runtime
0 h 24 min
Actors
Charlie Lennon, Ben Lennon, Éilís Lennon, Séamas Quinn, Johnny Óg Connolly
Overview
A look at the music of Charlie Lennon, one of the most prolific living Irish music composers. TG4 Composer of the Year in 2006 and a Doctor of Physics, he has written large scale works with orchestras and written several books of music. We find out what inspires his creativity.
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An Crann (2015)

Director
Emma Carlson
Producer
Luke A. Bean, Leeona Duff
Writer
Emma Carlson
Genres
Drama
Runtime
0 h 16 min
Actors
Liam Burke, Nichola MacEvill, Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
Overview
A married couple in Donegal contemplate revenge after a mysterious new neighbour fells their tree. Based on the poem 'An Crann' by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.
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The Crossing (2014)

Director
Stephen O'Connor
Producer
Stephen O'Connor
Writer
Stephen O'Connor
Genres
Drama, Thriller
Runtime
0 h 12 min
Actors
Overview
Alex's dreams start to become more and more vivid, he is beginning to find it difficult to distinguish them from reality. His girlfriend Rachel notices a change. As events become stranger in his life, Alex visits a doctor, there Alex learns that he is merely a character in a video game.
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Food Fight (2014)

Director
Natasha Waugh
Producer
Natasha Waugh
Writer
Natasha Waugh
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Runtime
0 h 09 min
Actors
Miriam Devitt, Stephen Gorman, Dorcas Reamonn, Rob O'Sullivan
Overview
Jack and Jane are food critics. One evening, Jane sits down to dinner, to review a meal alone,. Jack joins her despite the fact that his presence is most unwelcome. Over the course of their meal, they talk, they eat, they argue. They fight about the food, and about each other.
Not rated yet!
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Jamaica (2015)

Director
Helen Rollins
Producer
Writer
Helen Rollins
Genres
Drama
Runtime
0 h 12 min
Actors
Josh Webster, Lacy Moore, Nigel O'Neill, Niall Conway
Overview
In 1960s Belfast, a little boy grows intrigued by stories of a far-off land: Jamaica. He dreams of escaping his violent father, becoming a stowaway and working there on a plantation. One stormy night, after a terrible school report and amidst the bickering of his parents, he resolves to run away...
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My Bonnie (2015)

Director
Hannah Quinn
Producer
Hannah Quinn
Writer
Hannah Quinn
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
0 h 13 min
Actors
Liz Quinn, Tom Sullivan
Overview
Two people at sea, trapped between a rock and a hard place, must face the distance between them.
Not rated yet!
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The Silencer

Director
Michela Orlandi
Producer
Writer
Genres
Drama
Runtime
0 h 06 min
Actors
Dean Scully
Overview
Life. What is all about? A young man on the brink of adulthood wonders about the real meaning of life. Confronted with a wife, small kids and a mortgage, he struggles to recognise his place, torn between his old and new self.
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Sineater (2015)

Director
Bertie Brosnan
Producer
Bertie Brosnan, Brian O'Connor
Writer
Bertie Brosnan
Genres
Drama
Runtime
Actors
Bertie Brosnan, Joe Mullins, Malwina Kupidura, Jeanne O'Connor, Laura O'Loughlin, Sean McGillicuddy
Overview
A young successful man is forced into looking at his wrongdoings by a mysterious Driver who claims to be a family friend.
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The Struggle of Libations (2014)

Director
Erin Mullally
Producer
Erin Mullally
Writer
Erin Mullally
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
0 h 08 min
Actors
Des Braiden, Nadia Dibbs, David McGowan, Christopher O'Byrne, Robert O'Leary
Overview
A man undertakes a night-long odyssey across Dublin as he questions his only meaningful relationship - the one he maintains with his ever loyal post-work pint.
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