Ciné Gael Montréal Evening of Award Winning Irish Short Films – 2006
March 3

Speaker: Kester Dyer, Film-maker

This evening of award winning Irish short films is an audience favourite. The evening showcases new talent and the audience gets to vote for their favourite films.

(D: Martin McDonagh, 28 minutes)
On a sad train journey home through rural Ireland, an older man, whose wife has just died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic, young oddball. » - Starring Brendan Gleeson

Winner : LIM Award for Best Irish Short - Foyle Film Festival 2004.
Nominated : Best Short Film - BAFTA Film Awards 2005
Winner : Best Short Film - Irish Film and TV Awards 2005
Winner : Best First Short by an Irish Director - Cork International Film Festival 2004
Short listed : Academy Awards 2006.

(D: Ruairi Robinson, 3 minutes)

A sergeant wakes up alone with only a widescreen TV for company, in a place designed for him to relax in peace and tranquility, for all eternity...

Nominated : Golden Berlin Bear Award for Best Short Film – Berlin International Film Festival 2005
Nominated : 74th Academy Awards. Best Short Animated Film
Nominated : Best Animation, Irish Film and TV Awards 2003
Winner : Best Animated Film, Dresden Film Festival 2002
Winner: LEAF Best Short Animated Film, London Effects and Animation Festival
Winner: Best 3D film & Best Digital Post-Production, O2 National Digital Media Awards
Nomination: Best Short Animated film, 3D Festival, Copenhagen
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection: Rotterdam Film Festival Commendation: Foyle Film Festival, Derry

(D: Terry O’Leary, 15 minutes)

At a point between life and death, a man is judged. But pleasing the judges can lead to even more horrors. Maelstrom is a surreal film where a man’s spirit is severely tested and all he can rely on is the eternal will to live.
Best Film Award : OPEN SCREEN, Amsterdam
Winner : Illyes Foundation Prize, Alter-Native International Short Film Festival Tirgu-Mures

(D:Tom Cosgrave, 15 minutes)
In 1763, evil Landlord Charles Rotherham, murders his in-laws to inherit their vast estate, but his crimes fall under the scrutiny of a Celtic Witch…

Winner : Best Irish Short, Kerry Film festival 2005

(D:Margaret Corkery, 9 minutes)

A glimpse at the agonies and boredom associated with recuperation on the beaches of the Irish coast.
Winner : Jameson Award for Best Short Film - Cork Film festival 2005.
Nominated : Golden Berlin Bear Award for Best Short Film – Berlin International Film Festival 2005

(D:Billy McCannon, 13 minutes) A paramilitary is confounded by a detective's questioning. An answer may offer redemption to both, but threatens to condemn one to prison.

Winner : Best Irish Short, Galway Film Fleadh 2005

(D: Nora Twomey, 12 minutes)

Cuilín Dualach was born in a small town in Ireland. His birth was difficult but not unusual, except for the matter of his head being on backwards!

Winner : Best Animated Film - Irish Film and Television Awards 2006
Winner : Best Animation – Kerry Film Festival 2005

(D:Rob & Ronan Burke, 9 minutes)

Jack and Jill had a great relationship. Then they had a baby.
Nominated : Best Short Fiction, Irish Film and TV Awards 2005
Nominated : Best Short Film, Montreal International Film Festival 2005
2nd prize, Galway Film Fleadh 2005 (Best Irish Short Film)

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