The European National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC)’s Short Shorts from Europe Film Festival is bringing its short films competition to the Galway Film Fleadh for the first time on July 11th.
The Fleadh audience will have the chance to enjoy a programme of 10 short films, seven which are competing for the audience award and the other three, presented by each host of the programme, out of competition. The event will start at 10am, admission is free but booking is required.
Granted with the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 label, Short Shorts brings to the public some of the best European short films of diverse genres such as animation, documentaries and drama . Through its selection, EUNIC Ireland will approach a variety of themes such as how real photos really are, an urban legend of socks disappearance or the cherished memories of the day a couple met for the first time.
The short films competing are: Pix by Sophie Linnenbaum (supported by the Goethe-Institut), Clanker Man by Ben Steiner and Dan Nixon (supported by the British Council), La primera vez que te vi by Guillermo Tirado and Daniel Tirado (supported by Instituto Cervantes Dublin / AECID), Made in France by Maxime Guerry, Brice Dublé, Lamia Akhbbarn, Robin Cioffi, Stanislas Gruenais and Alexia Portal (supported by the Alliance Française / The French Embassy), Time Traveller by Steve Kenny (supported by Culture Ireland), Abgestempelt (Punched) by Michael Rittmannsberger (supported by the Austrian Embassy) and Here Cometh The Moon by Giulia di Battista and Gloria Kurnik (supported by Instituto Italiano di Cultura).
In addition, Short Shorts brings three films out of competition to the Fleadh: My Mother Is My Priest by Linda Bhreathnach (supported by the Galway Film Fleadh), The Wedding Speech by Joe McStravick (supported by the Cork Film Festival) and Páistí Ag Obair by Louis Marcus (supported by the Irish Film Institute).
This activity is promoted by EUNIC Ireland (European National Institutes for Culture), a network of European national institutes of culture and national bodies engaged in promoting the arts beyond their national borders. After this first screening at the Galway Film Fleadh, Short Shorts will travel to two other venues events taking place at the Irish Film Institute (5th November) and the Cork Film Festival (12thNovember).