CIFF 2019 Shorts Program
Laura struggles to come to terms with her husband's life-changing affliction. The only distraction is her day off, when she finds time to see friends and socialize. DIR Stephen Hall; SCR Peter McNamara; PROD Ronan Cassidy. Ireland, 2016, 14 min.
When the caregiver assigned to his widowed father gets bored and begins playing tricks on the man's degenerating faculties, Jimmy knows he must step up and begin to take responsibility for his parent. DIR/PROD Brian Stynes; SCR Michael Linehan. Ireland, 2018, 17 min.
MOTHER & BABY
A painful yet cathartic insight into the cruel business of Mother and Baby Homes, run by the Catholic Church in Ireland for decades. DIR/SCR Mia Mullarkey; PROD Alice McDowell. Ireland, 2017, 18 min.
Set in Belfast in 1968, THE INVENTION tells the true story of 11-year-old Frankie as he tries to devise a plan to steal cigarettes to pay off his father's gambling debt. DIR/SCR/PROD Leo McGuigan; PROD Margaret McGoldrick. UK, 2018, 19 min.
In this Oscar®-shortlisted animated short from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon (THE BREADWINNER, THE SECRET OF KELLS, SONG OF THE SEA), an elderly woman with dementia travels into her memories each time she glimpses her reflection. DIR/SCR Louise Bagnall; PROD Nuria González Blanco. Ireland, 2017, 9 min.
GRÁ & EAGLA [LOVE & FEAR]
Following comedian Áine Gallagher as she prepares material for her bilingual stand-up comedy show, this short documentary looks at the love many Irish people have for their native language, contrasted with the fear that often prevents them from speaking it. DIR/SCR Caitríona Ní Chadhain; PROD Nigel Gilhooly. Ireland, 2018, 15 min. In English and Irish with English subtitles.
No AFI Member passes accepted.