Finally, Filmbase also hosted a free screening of recent Filmbase/RTE funded shorts as part of Culture Night. This took place in the basement screening space and included some of the most recent shorts funded through the Filmbase/RTE short film award scheme.
Sunshower (Irish Premiere)
Written and directed by Liam Gavin
Produced by Maggie Mitchell
Sunshower depicts a somewhat frightening but ultimately redemptive encounter between a teenage girl and an old man after she knocks him down with a stolen car in the middle of the countryside.
Starstruck (Dublin Premiere)
Written and directed by Emma Teck
Produced by Bryan O’Brien
Tanya is a teenager who dreams of dancing with the stars and seeing her name in lights. When she hears a new reality TV show, Dancing Ireland, are holding auditions in Cork it seems as though her dreams may just come true. Tanya pursuades her best friend Nicole to accompany her but family and circumstance do not work in their favour.
Blood Coloured Moon (World Premiere)
Written by Barry McKinley
Directed by Marc-Ivan O’Gorman
Produced by Gordon Murphy
Cleverality and Ri Productions
A stranger arrives at an isolated pub in the heart of the Irish countryside Good Friday night, 1967 intent on getting a drink. After unsuccessfully attempting to get a drink from the husband and wife owners, the stranger proceeds to recite a poem in a bid to woo the owner’s wife. While the enraged publican loads his shotgun the stranger passionately delivers his words of love and desire.
Free Chips Forever (Dublin Premiere)
Written and directed by Claire Dix
Produced by Freya MacKenzie
Becky and her Dad are invincible chip robbers, nothing can stand in their way. Nothing that is, except her big brother Tom.
Tufty (Dublin Premiere)
Written and directed by Jason Butler & Brendan Butler
Produced by Dave Leahy
What if you really knew where your teddy bear came from?