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Kildare County Council Arts Service

In Focus... Irish Shorts

Rapunzel:The Blonde Years Director: Trish Groves 

Above image from "Rapunzel:The Blonde Years". Director: Trish Groves

The Arts Service, Kildare County Council will screen a selection of Short Irish Films in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on Wednesday 26th November at 8.00pm.

The programme curated by David Freyne features a host of films representing the best of Ireland's various short film schemes and showcases local emerging filmmakers from Kildare. David originally from Newbridge is currently working on a documentary under the Filmbase / Setanta Sports Short Documentary scheme.

Screenings on the night will include films from two Maynooth filmmakers. Rapunzel, The Blonde Years written and produced by Trish Groves and The Legend directed by Shannon Moncrief. Mairtin De Barra’s Tart, made through the Filmbase Short Film Award and Jamie Hannigan’s Two Point Five Billion which highlight’s The Irish Film Board’s Signatures Scheme.

A question and answer session with all these filmmakers will follow the screenings. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet established filmmakers, network, chat and discuss short film in Ireland.

This event is FREE but please register your interest to reserve a place. Contact Brenda at Tel: 045 448328 or Email:  Booking now open.

In Focus … Irish Shorts in association with  ‘Open for Ideas’ the review and consultation programme for Riverbank Arts Centre

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TART (Filmbase 2008)
A film about the failing memory of an Alzheimer's patient and his fight to retain his personality.
Director: Mairtin De Barra
Producer’s: Steven Davenport, Mairtin De Barra, Cathleen Dore 

THE SOUND OF PEOPLE (Filmbase 2007)
The story of a moment in the life of an eighteen year old boy, standing on the brink of his life and death.
Director: Simon Fitzmaurice
Producer: Noreen Donohoe

TEETH (Short Shorts Scheme 2007)
Teeth is a short "last laugh" tale of two old friends, their teeth and a series of events that leaves them lost for words
Directors: Ruairí O' Brien, John Kennedy
Producer: Noreen Donohoe

TREECLIMBER (Short Shorts Scheme 2007)
One boy's search for a new perspective
Director / Writer: Michael Kinirons
Producer: Sasha King

TWO POINT FIVE BILLION (Signatures 2008)
What if you could experience your life at the same time?
A scientist working in a revolutionary new field of quantum mechanics volunteers for a risky new experiment - despite the strong objections of his wife and misgivings of his colleagues.
Directed: Jamie Hannigan
Producer: Shirley Weir

RAPUNZEL – THE BLONDE YEARS (Virtual Cinema 2008)
Rapunzel is desperate to escape from her tower prison. The Handsome Prince comes to rescue her but discovers there are situations where size really does matter.
Director: Fiona Ashe
Producer/ Writer: Trish Groves

THE LEGEND (Independent)
A struggling playwright searches for his Muse only to discover that inspiration comes from within.
Director: Shannon Moncrief

A documentary that explores a woman's unique take on her overweight and aging body.
Director: Ken Wardrop
Producer: Andrew Freedman