Shorts 3 : Family Time

Finding the wee folk, a lost pig, what’s inside a mysterious gift or a chance to read the “prayers of the faithful” finds these kids using creative thinking to achieve their goals.

Films in this Program

RIAN | Keith O’Grady

A little boy wanting to get adopted, finds himself at a farm in Armagh, getting himself into scrapes and trouble.

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RUTHLESS | Matthew McGuigan

It’s Belfast – early 70’s…BOOM! Something’s in the air and it’s not a bomb, it’s a revolution. Glam Rock is drowning out the noise of armored cars. As British soldiers patrol the streets, kids are glued to Top Of The Pops, entranced by Marc Bolan, the androgynous, satin-clad, glitter-god.

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THE LOST PIG | Ciaran Crudden

James, a farmer staring down the barrel of impending bankruptcy, is forced to make the difficult decision to sell his beloved pigs for meat. When one of the pigs escapes, 13-year-old Alice suggests a far-fetched idea to save the farm.

IRISH MEADOWS | Maureen M. Miller

Fanciful frolics ensue when little Louise and her friend Irish Meadows have fun in springtime dreams, together

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DON’T OPEN ME | Michael McCudden

6-year-old Jojo and his dog Braços receive a mysterious gift from the sky and find that it’s important to always judge on what’s on the inside.

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THE WAKE | Annika Cassidy

Three young brothers attempt to navigate their grandmother’s wake when a bitter rivalry breaks out over who will get to say the prayers of the faithful at the funeral mass.

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THE BOAT | David Robinson, Bryan Michael Mills

A boat navigates a tumultuous sea of mushrooms whilst searching for her lost sister ship

CHERRY | Kate Stanley Brennan

Cherry’s journey to the Xtravadance Grand Prix Finals leads to an unexpected outcome for her ambitious mother who has made sacrifices to get her there. Cherry, however, would rather be covered in soccer mud than a fake tan.


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