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ShortSpace: May 2014


7pm Thursday 1st May

Theme: Best of Cork

May’s Shortspace at Filmbase is curated by James Mullighan, Creative Director of the Cork Film Festival, Ireland’s oldest film festival, celebrating its 59th birthday from 7-16 November 2014. The evening will see 4 of the best short films screened at the Cork Film Festival, and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

When: Thursday 1st May

Time: 7.00PM

Where: Filmbase, Curved St, Temple Bar

Shortspace is BYOB, so come along and enjoy the evening in a relaxed atmosphere and see the films and meet the filmmakers.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Tickets are €5 members or €7 non-members. You can book your tickets by calling reception on 01 679 6716 or emailing Please note that attendees must be 18+.

***You may pay on the day but you MUST register your place!***

When emailing please remember to put ‘ShortSpace May’ in the subject line.


The Line-Up:


mechanic (Special Mention, Grand Prix Irish, Cork Film Festival 2013)

WRI/DIR: Feidlim Cannon & Tom Sullivan | PRO: Siun O’Connor | DOP/ED: Daniel Keane | CAST: Sil Fox, Paul Roe

15mins 2013

Synopsis: A mechanic fixes up an old car and drives into the Dublin Mountains to end his life, but old age catches up with him.

The Handsome Shadows

Handsome shaodws

WRI/DIR/PRO/ED: Mark Cogan | DOP: Paraic English | MUS: Conor Barron | CAST: Shane Casey, Brian Fortune, George Hanover

13mins 2013

A day of heartache for Doc is deepened when a face from the past reappears, shaking his world to its very core.

FB: The Handsome Shadows – Character portraits

The Devil in the Room

devil in the room

DIR/PRO: Carla MacKinnon | DOP: Alfred Thirolle | MUS: Dominic de Grande | CAST: Victoria Grove, Anne-Sophie Marie

8mins 2013

Have you ever woken in the night unable to move, certain that you are not alone? This is an experimental documentary examining what happens when dreams leak into waking life. It is about what is real, what is not, and if it even matters.


FB: The Sleep Paralysis Project

Tw: richpicks

Volkswagen Joe

volkswagen joe

DIR: Brian Deane | WRI: Matthew Roche | PRO: Anna O’Malley, Kevin McCann | DOP: Patrick Jordan | ED Eamonn Cleary | CAST: Stuart Graham, Matthew O’Brien

29mins 2013

Joe is a dedicated, hardworking mechanic who services cars for both sides of the political divide. Unfortunately for Joe, both communities view his evenhandedness with suspicion.

FB: Volkswagen Joe


About the Cork Film Festival

The Cork Film Festival is Ireland’s oldest, celebrating its 59th birthday from 7-16 November 2014.

It is a mixtures of features, documentaries, shorts, knowledge and learning sessions, special music and film commissioned events and parties. Within the main Festival is a sub-Fest concentrating on shorts: Shorts@CFF. This twenty event series has six programmes of international films, four of Irish and two of local Cork, in three competitions.

The Festival also returns a nominee to the European Film Academy for its European Short Film Awards.
The Festival’s tag line is ‘’, and music plays a very strong role in the Festival. Music tracks are carefully selected to play before each screening; there are many live musical performances; the feature programme had many music documentaries; in 2013 we said Happy Birthday to Benjamin Britten, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner; the Festival commissions new film and music events; and it takes place in one of the most musical cities in one of the world’s most music countries – Ireland.


About ShortSpace

Hosted at Filmbase on the first Thursday of every month, ShortSpace is a place for filmmakers and film fans to get together, screen and discuss short films and short filmmaking. Each month Filmbase will select a variety of short films based around a specific theme or topic. These films will be screened and then the filmmakers behind the films will be asked to talk about their experience in making each film.

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
  • 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.