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      Séasúir Shorts - Kicking off on July 3rd!

      Séasúir Shorts is a new quarterly screening event bringing short films back into the cinema at Pálás. Many of the Irish filmmakers, actors, and animators making waves internationally made their first films as part of Ireland’s robust short film scene. It is also where new and emerging talents are making work that reflects the breadth and diversity of filmmaking on the island of Ireland today. With Séasúir Shorts, audiences will have a regular opportunity to see short films in the cinema, outside of festivals. Past and present shorts fit for a big screen experience will be showcased this Summer, Autumn, Winter and next Spring. These seasonal programmes will feature a mix of short dramas, documentaries and animations, and all for a ‘short’ price of €7.50.

      Séasúir Shorts is made possible with the support of the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland Audience Development Fund.

      Séasúir Shorts: Summer

      Our inaugural summer programme features 8 short films that celebrate the pleasures of taking a break. Whether literal or metaphorical, the characters and the people portrayed in these films find solace or salvation in summer days and activities, or in taking a complete break from their routines and realities.

      BARDO (2021) 4
      Director/Writer: Aisling Conroy
      Producer: Claire Lennon

      A woman questions her lifestyle choices when the travails of urban living are one day jolted into juxtaposition with a simpler way of life in this award-winning animation.

      BREAK US (2020) 9’

      Director/Writer: Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair
      Producer: Claire Mc Cabe

      Mark (Gavin Drea) and Sophie (Danielle Galligan) plan to rob a post office but as things go awry, they each discover what they are really made of.

      KACHALKA (2019) 9’

      Director: Gar O’Rourke
      Producer: Ken Wardrop

      A documentary journey into the heart of what is widely considered the world's most hardcore gym - Kiev's enormous open-air "Kachalka" gym.

      SAFE AS HOUSES (2022) 16’

      Director: Mia Mullarkey
      Producer: Claire McCabe, Emma Scott

      On a hot summer's day, a woman with Down Syndrome living independently in a small community estate offers shelter to a young girl when her home is not so welcoming.

      CÚILÍN DUALACH (2004) 12’

      Director: Nora Twomey
      Producer: Ross Murray

      Cúilín Dualach lives in a small town in the west of Ireland. Everywhere he goes, people stare at him. Cúilín strives to fit in as best he can but that can be a difficult thing to do when your head is on backwards!

      Cónaíonn Cúilín Dualach i mbaile beag in iarthar na hÉireann. I ngach áit a dtéann sé, bíonn daoine ag stánadh air. Déanann Cúilín a dhícheall a bheith ag luí isteach chomh maith agus is féidir ach is rud deacair é sin a dhéanamh nuair a bhíonn do chloigeann ar gcúl!

      TWO FOR THE ROAD (2023) 9’

      Director/writer: Lochlainn McKenna
      Producers: Grainne Dwyer, Natalie Britton

      Amidst spontaneous travels around 1990s Ireland, Oscar, a young boy, finds himself navigating the true essence of adventure and chaos with his father (Steve Wall), one spirited weekend away at a time.

      MOVERS AND SHAPERS (2023) 10’

      Directors: Ciara Kelleher, Alanna MacNamee
      Producers: Ciara Kelleher, Alanna MacNamee

      A short documentary about the ways a new wave of surfers and shapers on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way are transforming their industry to make it more sustainable.

      CANTATA (2023) 12’

      Director: Dave Fox
      Writer: Fionn Foley
      Producers: Rob Earley Mark Griffin

      Darren needs help. His fears and anxieties are manifesting themselves in the most unusual of ways-through the medium of opera. He visits his therapist to find a quick solution, but sometimes restoring harmony is about facing the music.

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