Filmbase presents Brief Encounters
at Roasted Brown Coffee Shop
7pm Valentine's Day 2013
Love Film? Pop by the Roasted Brown Coffee Shop on the first floor at Filmbase for a delectable selection of lovely Irish short films!
Filmbase are delighted to present three award-winning short films upstairs in Roasted Brown Café on Curved Street this Valentine's Day. The programme of films includes two IFTA nominated shorts, Rhinos (dir. Shimmy Marcus) and animation Fear of Flying (dir. Conor Finnegan), together with the Oscar® nominated short film The Crush (dir. Michael Creagh). The screening will kick off at 7pm with a running time of approximately 40 minutes. Roasted Brown Cafe on the first floor at Filmbase will be serving wine and tapas alongside their signature gourmet coffee. The screening is free but places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
For a full line-up of the short films to screen see below!
For more details on other events taking place on Valentine's Night in Temple Bar check out www.templebar.ie/
Roasted Brown Cafe - 1st Floor, Filmbase, Curved st., Temple Bar
7pm start (approx. 40 mins running time)
Beautiful, hilarious, touching and creative these films are a snapshot of just some of the fantastically talented work made by Irish filmmakers.
17 mins | Live Action | 2012
Written and directed by Shimmy Marcus
Produced by Ciara Gillan & Shimmy Marcus
A chance meeting in a park between Dubliner Thomas and German Ingrid sparks an afternoon of unspoken connection and urban wandering. This enchanting encounter will have you looking a little more closely at the strangers around you.
Funny, sweet and quirky, Rhinos has already screened at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, Cinefiesta Short Film Festival in Puerto Rico as well as the Calgary Int. Film Festival and was the only Irish short selected to screen at the 27th Brest European Short Film Festival in November.
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15min | Live action | 2009
Written and directed by Michael Creagh
Produced by Damon Quinn
An eight year old schoolboy challenges his teacher's fiancé to a duel. To the death...
This independently funded short follows the story of eight year-old Ardal (played by Oran Creagh) who falls in love with his teacher Miss. Purdy (Olga Wehrly). But heartbreak awaits when he bumps into Miss Purdy and her boyfriend (Rory Keenan) having just bought a very real engagement ring. Devastated and spurned, Ardal challenges Miss. Purdy's fiancé to a duel – to the death! The film premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh and has screened at a number of festivals worldwide including Tribeca and was nominated for an Oscar in the Short Film Live action category in 2011.
FEAR OF FLYING
9 mins | Animation | 2012
Written and directed by Conor Finnegan
Produced by Brunella Cocchiglia
A small bird with a fear of flying tries to head south for the winter.
This hilarious short animation picked up the James Horgan Award for Best Animation at last year's Galway Film Fleadh. Other festival screenings include Darklight and the LA Irish Shorts Fest to name but a few. Check out some of the production stills on the film's website, as well as some behind the scenes footage: www.fearofflyingfilm.com/.
Hosted at Filmbase on the first Thursday of every month, ShortSpace is the place for filmmakers and film fans to get together, screen and discuss short films and short filmmaking!
Each month Filmbase select a variety of short films based around a specific theme or topic. These films will be screened and then the filmmakers behind the films will be asked to talk about their experience in making the film. ShortSpace was launched in September 2010 with a focus on making your first short film since then there have been a whole host of sessions on topics ranging from casting to visual effects and funding to scriptwriting.