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ShortSpace: May 2011

The Needle Exchange

The Needle Exchange


7pm Thursday 5th May
Theme: “Documentary”

This May we looked at the documentary short and selected a range of different short docs which made for a good debate! Many thanks to filmmakers Ciaran Deeney, Michael Fortune and Colm Quinn who attended ShortSpace and took part in the Q&A. Below is a list of the shorts that were screened on the night.

Booking Info:

  • Tickets are €5 members / €8 non-members
  • Advance booking / reservation through Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 (dial 0 for reception)
  • Reservations or queries to clare@filmbase.ie (include your full name and contact number)
  • Reservations are only held until 6.45pm on the night
  • ShortSpace venue is Filmbase Basement space unless otherwise stated
  • ShortSpace is not suitable for children, attendees should be 18+ years.

 

Programme Line-up:

Terminal Communication (2008)

Directed by Michael Fortune

Terminal Communication is a fixed-frame work featuring the actions of drivers as they approach a badly signed junction leading into Rosslare Harbour ferry port, in County Wexford. Filmed from a vantage point overlooking the junction, the camera captures the incidents which local’s then claimed was an everyday occurrence. Since the work was made the temporary blockade has been removed.

This work was made with the assistance of Mike Kavanagh and commissioned under Wexford County Council’s Per Cent for Art Programme in 2007. Music used in the work is by Valerio.

Bingo (2007)

Directed by Michael Fortune

Bingo documents an unusual event, a Drive-in Bingo in the village of Ballymitty, County Wexford. Developed after the introduction of the smoking ban, it allows participants to partake in the game whilst smoking in their car. Although comedic, there is an underlying sadness to the spectacle as the social element of bingo has retreated to the solitary confines of the car.

Needle Exchange (2010)

Directed by Colm Quinn

Two recovering drug addicts practice tattooing on each other and find over time they mark each other in more ways than merely the physical.

God and Napoleon (2008)

Directed by Ciaran Deeney

James Farrell lives in Rathnally Co. Meath. He’s a farmer and shares his house with just his cats. God and Napoleon is a portrait of James, a deeply religious man and an outsider in his community. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2008 Stranger Than Fiction documentary festival.

ShortSpace Submissions:

  • Filmbase accepts short film submissions for ShortSpace in all genres (drama, documentary, animation, experimental)
  • To submit your film please email the ShortSpace programmer for more details on clare@filmbase.ie
  • Please note that submitting your film does not guarantee inclusion in the programme
  • Ideally shorts should be ten minutes or under films. Films over 30 minutes will not be accepted.

Booking Info:

    • Tickets are €5 members / €8 non-members
    • Tickets are available on the door or by booking in advance
    • Call Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 (dial 0 for reception) to book now
    • You can also reserve a place by phone/email and pay on the night
    • To reserve email your full name and contact number to clare@filmbase.ie
    • Reservations are only held until 6.45pm on the night
    • ShortSpace at Filmbase takes place in the Basement Space on the first Thursday of every month however this is subject to change. Details will be posted on the website.

 

  • ShortSpace is not suitable for children, attendees should be 18+ years.

For more info on ShortSpace contact Clare Creely at Filmbase on clare filmbase.ie. NB For more info on what Filmbase membership includes visit www.filmbase.ie/membership.