Shorts Program 2 • CIFF 2023

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Sunday, March 5 • 11:00 AM

Total runtime: approx. 72 min

When park ranger Paddy discovers Pilar, an elderly Spanish lady who doesn't speak any English, at a freshly dug grave, he thinks his fantasy of solving a murder case has finally come true.
Credits: DIR Natasha Waugh; SCR Jonathan Hughes; PROD Natalie McAuley. Ireland, 2022, color/b&w, 14 min. 

This story about healing and the transformative nature of forgiveness follows Siobhán, a woman who left her island home many years ago. When her aunt summons her to return, she must face the demons of her past and the crux of her unresolved pain: her relationship with her dying father.
Credits: DIR Michael-David McKernan; SCR/PROD Clara Harte. Ireland, 2021, color, 14 min. In English and Irish with English subtitles. 

Tensions rise and ideals clash as Ellie attends one last family dinner before her parents, Nicole and Justin, "opt out."
Credits: DIR/SCR Marie Clare Cushinan; PROD Róisín Browne. Northern Ireland, 2022, color, 23 min. 

When an ominous mold appears in their room, two African brothers seeking asylum are faced with a dark entity lurking within their direct provision center.
Credits: DIR/SCR Derek Ugochukwu; PROD Greg Burrowes. Ireland, 2022, color, 11 min. In English and Ibo with English subtitles.

After a chance encounter and a misunderstanding on a Sydney street between a homeless Irishwoman and an artistic backpacker, they forge an unlikely connection over his art, and her poetry. Together the two discover the power of genuine self-expression and creativity.
Credits: DIR/PROD Platon Theodoris; SCR Ailís Logan; PROD Ailís Logan. Australia/Ireland, 2020, color, 10 min.

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