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ShortSpace March 2014: LGBT

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7pm Thursday 6th March
Theme: LGBT

This month’s Shortspace features a selection of LGBT short films at Filmbase. Be sure to come along for a great evening of Irish short films and some lively chat with the filmmakers in a relaxed environment. As always, it’s BYOB.

When: Thursday 6th March

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 671601 679 6716 or emailing Please note that attendees to ShortSpace must be 18+.

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

When emailing please remember to put “ShortSpace March” in the subject line.


The Line-Up:

Hold on Tight – 12 mins

hold on tight

Holding hands or kissing in public isn’t for everyone. When it comes to same sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal choice. This short documentary moves between the public and private spaces in which lesbian and gay couples live, and explores small gestures of human connectedness.

Director Anna Rodgers & producer Zlata Filipovic attending.

Chicken – 3 mins


Chicken is a micro-drama about two boys hanging out on a beach at dusk. A game of dare tests the limits of their trust and redefines the boundaries of their relationship.

Director Barry Dignam will attend.

Sometimes People – 12 mins

Sometimes People

Set in a victorian dressmakers, the film tells the story of Margaret Harkin, a lower class seamstress, and her encounter with Emily Blake, an elegant debutante from an aristocratic household. Sometimes People is the story of two women who meet, form an attraction, and then explode upon touching.

Director Bob Gallagher will attend.

Trans* – 1 Min


Gender Identity should not define a whole person, their life or their safety. Love is always stronger than Hate.

Nicola Doran speaker from SAIL Social Impact Films will attend.

Novena – 18 mins


Directed by award winning filmmaker Anna Rodgers who has made numerous LGBT films which have been distributed internationally, Novena captures an unusual event in Catholic Ireland. This short film documents this event, capturing their powerful speech and one priest’s aspirations of a more inclusive church.

This will be the very first screening in Dublin Director Anna Rodgers will attend.


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.