Short Shorts from Europe Film screenings in Dublin and Cork on 4 and 8 November 2014

Film screenings in Dublin and Cork

04 and 08 November 2014

Irish Film Institute and Cork Film Festival
Admission free, but ticketed
with English subtitles


Tuesday, 04 November 2014, 8:30 pm
Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Dublin 2
with vote for audience award
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Saturday, 08 November 2014, 5:00 pm
Cork Film Festival, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street, Cork
non-ticketed event on a first come, first serve basis


At a joint evening of selected European short films seven members of the EUNIC cluster in Dublin each present a short film from their country. The audience will be asked to vote for their favourite film after the screenings in Dublin. An Irish short film will be presented out of competition.

EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture) consists of the Alliance Francaise, theAustrian Embassy, the British Council, theEmbassy of Greece, the Goethe-Institut, theInstituto Cervantes, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Romania and theRomanian Cultural Institute.


Come and vote for your favorite film and try your luck at winning a special prize!


Film 1
Presented by the Alliance Francaise

Comedy, Director: Fabrice Bracq, France 2013, 8 min.
Dr Semyc is a specialist in a widespread disease for which no cure has yet been discovered. Informing patients of their diagnosis is a difficult exercise, but one which he has thoroughly mastered.
After studying film and obtaining a Masters in Cinema, Fabrice Bracq began directing feature films. Since 2005 and the making of his self-produced feature film, "A Clown Passing By", he has directed five short films, including "Love Birds" (2010), "Split time" and "Time 2 Split" (2012). "Diagnostic", his latest short film, was nominated for 38 awards, and won 8 of them.

Film 2
Presented by the Austrian Embassy

Animation, Director: Paul Wenninger, Austria 2012, 11 min.
"To trespass" means to intrude, but it can also mean an unauthorized entry or a domestic disturbance. "Trespass" plays with all of these meanings in this technical tour de force, creating a clever, visually enchanting subject-object reversal, in which moving beyond oneself seems almost like an invasion from the outside.
Paul Wenninger was born in Vienna in 1966. He is a freelance dancer, a choreographer, a stage designer and a musician. He has collaborated with various choreographers and companies such as Catherine Diverrès at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes and Claudia Bosse at the Theatercombinat in Vienna. In 1999, he founded Kabinett and Co with choreographer Loulou Omer, a working platform for artists in various disciplines.

Film 3
Presented by the British Council
The Hungry Corpse

Animation, Director: Gergely Wootsch, United Kingdom 2012, 10 min.
A short tale set in London’s bustling, yet desolate Trafalgar Square, about an ancient, rather hungry corpse and a pigeon. Voiced by Bill Nighy and Stephen Mangan, this film is a tale of companionship in a dark, monochrome London, from the perspective of a still, solitary protagonist.
Gergely Wootsch is an animation director, originally from Hungary, living and working in London. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 with a short animated titled "This is Not Real". He particularly enjoys telling stories as well as exploring the obscure.

Film 4
Presented by the Goethe-Institut Irland

Animation, Director: Robert Löbel, Germany 2013, 4 min.
"Wind" is the charming tale of the daily routines of the residents of an exceptionally windswept world – sharp, witty and full of social commentary.
Robert Löbel was born in 1984 and began his Graphic Design studies in Wismar in 2005. After two years he moved to Hamburg to study Illustration. Created as his graduation film for Applied Sciences at HAW Hamburg, "Wind" has since been screened at festivals worldwide, receiving numerous awards. Robert Löbel lives and works in Berlin.

Film 5
Presented by the Instituto Cervantes

Comedy, Director: Manuela Moreno, Spain 2013, 3 min.
Nothing in life is more important than a catch-up session with friends. In Spain, these sessions usually take place over pipas, a special kind of nuts. What do you do when you find out that your boyfriend is cheating on you? How do you crush his healthy ambition of making a life for himself? Discover the difference between Chinese and Japanese people, the dangers of unknown symbols incorporated into fashion, and so much more!
Manuela Moreno’s debut film was the short "Dolores", followed by "Quiero estar el resto de mi vida contigo", "Camas" and "Cloe". All her shorts, including "Pipas", have been selected for numerous national and international festivals and have garnered an extensive list of honourable mentions and awards. "Pipas" was nominated for Best Short Film at the Goya Awards in 2014.

Film 6
Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Loser Leg

Animation, Director: Francesco Filippi, Italy 2010, 8 min.
Giovanni has been nicknamed Loser Leg because of his soft, boneless legs. The bullies in his class take advantage of his disability and keep tying him to things, but he takes it all in his stride. However, he feels really sad when he sees Rose, the girl he is in love with, running away from him, terrified every time she sees him tied to something.
Francesco Filippi is an Italian freelance director, screenwriter and 3D animator. He has worked for several Italian animation studios as screenwriter, as well as for feature and TV productions. He received more than 50 awards for his live-action short film "Home" (2009). He also won the national animation projects competition twice.

Film 7
Presented by the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute
Family Issues

Comedy, Director: Ruxandra Ghitescu, Romania 2012, 14 min.
Mircea, a divorced father, is facing a delicate situation when he notices that Laura, his 18 year old daughter, has spent the night away from home with a boy. Neither Laura’s excuses nor the intervention of Anca – his 29 year old girlfriend – can restore domestic harmony. Mircea doesn’t know how to react and asks Anca to have a talk with Laura, 'woman-to-woman'.
Ruxandra Ghitescu is a Romanian visual artist, and a graduate of the Media Art School in Germany. After taking part in many exhibitions all around the world, since 2008 she has directed many short films which have competed at several international festivals, including the Early Melons Film Festival (Bratislava), Lasi IFF (Romania) and the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival.

Non-competing film
Presented by the Irish Film Institute
On Departure

Animation, Director: Eoin Duffy, Ireland 2011, 5 min.
Director Eoin Duffy attempts to explore the personal journey resulting from the loss of his younger brother Emmet.
Eoin Duffy is an Irish director currently living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Eoin has created a body of independent work which has received multiple accolades, a nomination for the upcoming European Film Awards, as well as being shortlisted for the 86th Academy Awards.

Presented by EUNIC Ireland

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