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ShortSpace: April 2014

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7pm Thursday 3rd April

In this month’s Shortspace we travel back to the 1960’s, discover the sound of silence and do a hundred and fifty on a windy day. And we may even encounter a ghost or two along the way.

No specific theme this week, just some short films we love. The filmmakers will be on hand at the end to answer your questions and, as always, its BYOB. So if you want to learn about film, network, or just watch some great short films, head down to Filmbase on Thursday.
When: Thursday 3rd April

Time: 7.00PM

Where: Filmbase, Curved St, Temple Bar

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 April’ in the subject line.


The Line-Up:

Do Not Enter

Do not enter 2

Terry repairs motorbikes for a local bike club, a job which helps him deal the shocking discoveries he has made.

Directed by: Martin O’Donoghue | Produced by: David Duffy

Duration: 10 mins

TV Pilot: Ghostriders

Ghostriders This short film was shot as a pilot episode for a new series Ghostriders featuring two of Fair City’s most recognisable faces, Pat Nolan and Dave Duffy, as they take to the road on motorbikes to hunt down Irish ghost stories.

Written, Directed and Produced by: Noel Brady

Duration: 12 mins

The End of the Counter

End of the Counter The End of the Counter captures the moment in 1965 when grocery shopping in Ireland changed forever. With the birth of the supermarket, the Irish housewife was for the first time given the run of the shop and suddenly self-control was a vital commodity.

Directed by: Laura McGann | Produced By: Aisling Ahmed | DOP: Emmet Harte | Edited by: Vinny Beirne

Duration: 13 mins

Hearing Silence

Hearing Silence In a world where sound plays a crucial but increasingly frustrating role, as we learn how professional musician Elizabeth Petcu is coping with going deaf.

Directed by: Hilary Fennell | Produced By: Martha O’Neill | DOP: Alan O’Connor | Edited by: Mairead Mclvor

Duration: 12 mins


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.