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ShortSpace: July 2014

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7pm Thursday 3rd July

For the sunny month of July we are bringing you another batch of fantastic short films. The three films scheduled will be followed by a fourth special screening, so be sure to email us to reserve your spot. As always, the selection of films will be followed by a Q&A by the filmmakers, making it a great opportunity for emerging filmmakers to learn and network.

When: Thursday 3rd July

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 July’ in the subject line.


The Line-Up:


Anya DIR: Damien O’Connor | PRO: Edel Byrne | MUS: Darren Hendley | CAST: Lisa Hannigan, Chulpan Khamatova

4mins 2014  


Originally approached to produce a short advert to highlight the work that Irish charity ‘To Russia With Love’ do with abandoned and orphaned children in Russia, Brown Bag films decided a short film would be a more effective approach.

“If people are charmed or moved by the film, we just ask that they show their appreciation by sending a donation directly to To Russia With Love,” explained Writer/Director Damien O’Connor. It’s ‘visual busking’ in a way. We’re all used to charity singles and calendars, so we applied the same approach to a full four minute computer animated film instead”.

Barróg Béir (Free Hugs)

free hugs

DIR: Gavin Fitzgerald, Sibeal Elena Davitt | WRI: Sibéal Eléna Davitt, Stiric Fitzgerald | PRO: Richard Bolger | DOP: Eimear Ennis Graham | ED: Donal Corkery | CAST: Conor Scott, Fionn Walton, Aidan Lawlor, Emer O’Carroll

10mins 2014

Synopsis: Fear cantalach, suarach is ea Enda, tumtha i ndomhan diúlach. An bhféadfadh barróg béir a aoibh a fheabhsú agus meon níos dearfaí a chur air? Gearrscannán Gaeilge le tacaíocht ó Foras na Gaeilge.

(Enda is rash, short tempered and immersed in a world of negativity. Could a simple hug change his attitude and brighten up his day? An Irish language short film supported by Foras na Gaeilge.)

Black 47

black 47

DIR: Kenny Leigh | WRI: Kenny Leigh | PRO: Richard Bolger, Tom Skinner | DOP: Eimear Ennis Graham | ED: Donal Corkery | CAST: Fionn Foley, Ross McMahon, Laura Flynn


Synopsis: The year is 1847, the height of the great famine, and Henry Mitchell must bring a coffin over a barren mountain pass. He meets a nameless stranger who, claiming to know the land, leads Henry through the brutal landscape. Along the journey, the men must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and each other, in a battle of morality.


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.