Event Type: Shorts Program

The Pursuit

Shorts: Dublin Animation B

The Chicago Irish Film Festival delighted to be partnering with Dublin Animation Film Festival for a special program of thought provoking films created by some of Ireland’s most talented animators. (Recommended for children 9 and up.) Films in this Program PURSUIT | Director Iobhar Stokes Rodriguez An astronaut has a run in with an abandoned …

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The Ghost Dog

Shorts: Dublin Animation A

The Chicago Irish Film Festival delighted to be partnering with Dublin Animation Film Festival for a special program of family friendly films created by some of Ireland’s most talented animators. (Recommended for children 7 and up.) Check back for updates to the program! Films in this Program THE GHOST DOG | Director Jamie Posadas A …

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Shorts 4 : Speak Up

Faced with situations that seem insurmountable these stories are filled with people that have decided to say what they want to say; damn the consequences. Films in this Program SHINE | Declan Curran A young man struggles to express his dreams and ambitions to his traditional family and friends. Click on image to view trailer. …

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An Irish Goodbye

Shorts A : Family First

As the saying goes “you can pick your friends, but not your family” but that doesn’t stop a few of these young people from making decisions not everyone may like. Films in this Program CHICKEN OUT | Richard Keane A cash-strapped dad gets a job as the mascot of a chicken takeaway to make ends …

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Tea

Shorts B : Let’s Talk About It!

What did you say? A selection of films that have a lot to say about communicating with others and self-respect and some interesting ways of saying it. Films in this Program I’LL WAIT HERE | Tamryn Reinecke After meeting at an abandoned bus stop a young boy and a heartbroken woman form an unexpected friendship. …

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Shorts C : Change of Plans

What happens when your entire world is turned totally upside down? What will you do? Who can you trust? Can you start over and do you want to? Films in this Program DEBUTANTE | Kamila Dydyna  Meg’s simple life revolves around her duties as a Jehovah’s Witness and a platonic relationship with her boyfriend Sam. …

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Momento Mori

Shorts D : Reflections

The past seemed so clear, the future quite murky, as decisions are pondered and ultimately made, but at what cost to the spirit, the soul or the psyche?  Films in this Program ACHERON | Tommy Creagh  Christy, a myth-obsessed playwright in his late twenties, finds himself stuck in a creative rut as he constantly clashes …

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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 …

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Memory of Mariga

Short Docs A : Stories to Remember

From the founding of the Irish Georgian Society by Mariga and Desmond Guinness in 1958 to a David vs Goliath 1980 Limerick vs Real Madrid soccer match these stories are more than memorable. Films in this Program The Small Steps | Al Butler Three generations of Ireland’s finest knifemakers live around Bantry Bay, between Schull …

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