Saturday 12TH AUG 2017

2:00 PM Independent Screenings

MAIN FILM
Nowhere Michigan (Feature Film) 
Directed By Robert Vomkahl
U.S.A

Synopsis:

David (Tequan Richmond) is fleeing from a murder, a pair of deadly conmen and is inadvertently toting a bag full of meth and cash with him. He ends up passing through a small, frozen, nowhere town in the heart of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. David becomes entangled in a small town love triangle between a pregnant, snarky bartender, Madison (Jenna Boyd) and a chatty, cheerful diner waitress, April (Christina Scherer)and he finds himself in the middle of a do-it-yourself meth ring with the local drug dealer, Erin (Ashlie Atkinson). In time, David feels at home for a moment in this small town, until a wrong move tips off the deadly conmen to his location. David must choose between running for his life again, or trying to save the local people he has come to love.

SHORT FILMS
Greata (Documentary Film)
Directed by Robert Maguire
Ireland

Synopsis:

Greta is the story of a young Lithuanian girl who, with the help of her devoted parents, overcomes her visual impairment to proudly represent her adopted country Ireland in the Paralympic games in 2016.

Sober Minds
Directed by Charlo Johnson
Ireland

Synopsis:

Sober Minds explores the hidden beauty of our urban wildlife in a powerful autobiographical documentary that touches on a universal and natural cure for depression.

The Last Leaf (Animation)
Directed by Olya Golubeva
Ireland

Synopsis:

Autumn time, a time when the life of plants comes to its inevitable natural end. Little Leaf doesn’t agree to his fate and don’t want to believe he is destined to finish his days in the dirty cold puddle covered with mud and kicked around by people.  Little Leaf dreams to soar in the sky and fly away with the beautiful birds, which carry on their wings summer and hope for the better life. But rigorous Mother Nature rarely changes its rules giving almost no hope to the Little Leaf.  Will Little Leaf’s dream come true or he is just a last leaf on the tree?

Coupe De Grace
Directed by Pascal Glatz
Switzerland

4:30 PM Independent Screenings

MAIN DOCUMENTARY
Art Connect (Feature Documentary) 
Directed By Miquel Galofre
Spain

Synopsis:

Art Connect is a feature length documentary that reveals the impact that art and creativity had in a group of ‘at risk’ teenagers from Laventille, the most marred by violence community in Trinidad and Tobago. The story is told by these children who had access to different forms of art to express themselves. By talking, painting, singing, dancing and filming they will allow us to come into their world.

SHORT FILMS
Pebble
Directed by Jonathan Shaw
Ireland

Synopsis:

On her 50th Wedding Anniversary a woman returns to the Hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged Husband return to honor a promise?

Emerald City
Directed by Scott Coffey
Ireland/U.S

Synopsis:

An American girl living in Ireland must decide if home is where her heart is, or if her heart is leading her home.

Sweet Maddie Stone
Directed by Brady Hood
U.K

Synopsis:

Maddie Stone rules her school yard. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard. The more Maddie fights, the more her world spirals out of control – and the closer she gets to becoming the man she’s trying to save.

This is Us
Directed by Gerard Walsh
Ireland
Followed By Q&A session

10:30 PM Independent Screenin

MAIN FILM
The Randomer (Feature Film) 
Directed By Caoimhe Clancy
Ireland

Synopsis:

The last thing Meg wants is a child. Her and bohemian boyfriend Teddy, live a liberated life in the heart of Dublin. When she finds herself confronted by her 39th birthday, she starts to see motherhood in a different light. After rejecting her sister’s conventional approach to family, and seeing her new neighbours’ modern style of parenting, she decides to find a way to be a mother on her own terms. When Teddy doesn’t share her new found desire, she must go out and find the right guy to spend a perfectly random night with. If only she can avoid the pitfalls of modern dating, she might discover that one random night could leave her expecting more.

SHORT FILMS
As I Love You
Directed by Fernando Rubio
Spain

Synopsis:

Dani is a petty criminal who falls for the a police officer after landing a trade. It was a sight , a moment of unexpected brilliance. Above all new since Dani had never been in love. From that moment, he only keeps alive the hope of seeing Patricia.

The Box (Fingal Newcomer)
Directed by Adam Collins
Ireland

Synopsis:

Driving down a dark country road, Niall picks up a strange man who’s cradling a mysterious cardboard box.The Box is a Horror/ Thriller/ Dark Comedy set in rural Ireland starring Andrew Bennett, Ned Dennehy and Máire Ní Ghráinne.

Marky’s Bad Week
Directed by Daniel Holmwood
Ireland

Synopsis:

“After having the worst week of his life, Marky decides to take the edge off with a spliff. But things go from bad to worse when he realises he’s lost his nodge of hash”. Marky’s Bad Week is a short comedy about the misfortunes of life.

The Angry Men
Directed by Americo Melchionda
Italy

Synopsis:

The Football World Cup, Summer 2014. Italy play Uruguay. A family, crippled by debts, is faced with the repossession of their home. A bailiff is coming. In desperation, they threaten to blow it to pieces. 12-year old Filippo has an idea to help.