The 8th Dingle International Film Festival has, this week, unrolled details of its programme of short films. Gathered together under the festival’s title theme “Telling Stories it features the cream of  storytelling from both home and abroad. The festival  has over several years provided a significant platform for Kerry films, and this year is no exception  On St. Patrick’s Day, the town’s St. James Church will be showcase  the work of  film makers from Tralee, Camp, Dingle, Ardfert, Ballybunion, Currow.

Meanwhile several other venues around town will host a galaxy of feature films and events. These will include An Lab  the local dedicated Irish language arts centre and The Blasket Centre in Dún Chaoin,which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Blasket Islands. An interesting historical contrast will be struck at the town’s Phoenix Cinema one of this country’s last independent houses, which will also be a co-host.  Recently  refurbished and now using Dolby sound and digital projection, when it was opened in 1937 the Italian projectors were run on energy provided by burning turf.

Set to run from Friday 14th March to Monday 17th March the festival plans to build on its 2013 audience figures, which were a personal best for the Dingle IFF and its Director Maurice Galway who said, [quote]There are many elements which make for a successful boutique film festival like ours. Not the least of these is the presentation of short films. This year we have work submitted by new film makers and by veterans of the business.[/quote]

He added, [quote]All of the forty-three films are telling stories, They originate from locations ranging from Belgium to Ballybunion and derive from a variety of cultures while  portraying many facets of human experience.[/quote]

The selected short films are:

KERRY STORIES

SECRETS OF THE HIDDEN VALLEY James Pembroke 22mins 41secs

DESTINY OF THE DINGLE TRAIN Murt Mulcahy 40mins

WAITING FOR YOU Lisa Fingleton 24mins 53secs

RODGER CASEMENT: A CHARACTER OF CONTRAST Alan Cantwell 26m 47secs

THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER Molly O ‘Dwyer 14mins 10secs

AN INTIMATE SOUL Cristiano Paradiso 8mins 46secs

TOY SOLDIERS Michael Hayes 16mins

SMACK BOX Michael Kelly 4min 9secs

MAGGIE Aodhagan O Riordan 8mins 19secs

 

ANIMATED STORIES

ALFRED AND ANNA Alfonso Tamargo Spain 15mins 53secs

RABBIT AND DEER Péter Vácz Hungary 16mins 12secs

THE NEIGHBORS John Peavoy Ire/Cambodia  2mins 36secs

THE MISSING SCARF  Eoin Duffy Ireland 6mins 35secs

THE BATTLE FOR RAVENWIND: THE RIGHT TO RADIOS BY the kids of Roddy Doyle’s Fighting Words creative school and Brown Bag Films.

 

IRISH STORIES

ABACUS Alica Filipovic 15mins

STOLEN Yvonne Keane 11mins 27secs

ALL MORTAL FLESH John Corcoran 13mins 21secs

THE HARD WAY Simon Doyle 12mins

SAFEHOUSE Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair 14mins

LEAN ON ME Gavin Butler 2mins 15secs

THE NOTE Ciaran Creagh 21mins 44secs

VANNER Maeve McGrath 12mins

UISCE BEATHA Shaun O Connor 8mins

HEART AND HAND Emma Kate O Reilly 4mins 17secs

RUNNER Paddy Slattery 19mins

GORDIE Traolach Ó Murchú 9mins 34secs

DEADBOOK Richard Scobbie 15mins

UNWINDING Carl Dixon 5mins 37secs

THE HANDSOME SHADOWS Mark Cogan 13mins

JAMES CRAMER – THE WISH Jamie Tanner 3mins 43secs

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

THE FALL Kristof Hoonaert Belgium 17mins 03secs

RETROVISOR(Rearview) Spain Alberto Lavia 5’ 56secs

HOUR BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF USA Abinadi Meza 4mins 52secs

THE ADVENTURES OF A MARRIED COUPLE Iran Keywan Karimi 11mins

02:43 Héctor Rull Spain 9mins 40secs

YOU AND ME Rafa Russo Spain 17mins

THE ACROBAT Yayo Luis Spain 15mins 50secs

TURN Laura Gregory UK 4mins 39secs

 

SCÉAL EILE: IRISH LANGUAGE SHORTS

GRÁ MO CHROÍ Cathal Ó Cuaig 23mins 47secs

RÚBAÍ Louise Ní Finnachta 11mins 13secs

PONYDANCE: THE MOVIE Derek O Connor 25mins

LÁ BREÁ CHUIG Louise Ní Finnachta 21mins

THE GLOAMING Sean Smith 7mins 05secs

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