FRIDAY 11TH AUG 2017

2:00 PM Independent Screenings

MAIN FILM

The Droid (Feature Film) 
Directed By Marc Goldstein
Belguim

Synopsis:

What happens when a domestic droid, outfitted with a highly sophisticated personality chip makes a move to take his master hostage for his own good? Told with offbeat humor by the droid himself, a story eminently human, about what’s good in men, about the quest of a machine, and eventually about love and respect for mankind. A cult movie in the making!

SHORT FILMS

Roger (Animated Film)
Directed by Ingrid Masarnau Amoros
Spain

Synopsis: 

Roger plays the leading role in an stop motion animation series. He suffers an accident on set that leaves him out of the series. All is lost for him, until something unexpected will change his fate.

Jim Of The Mill (As Gaeilge)
Directed by Pat Lacken
Ireland

Synopsis:

This is the story of a traditional pub in Tipperary that opens for one night only every week for a musical session and draws in all sorts of characters.

Mayfly (Student/Fingal Newcomer)
Directed by Cody Sullivan
Ireland

Synopsis:

A couple argue as they make their way towards their destination, where one of them is faced with a life-changing decision.

Skin Deep (Student, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown)
Directed by Laura Byrne
Ireland

Synopsis:

Skin Deep is a short documentary that explores the stories behind tattoos. It features interviews from Aaron, Lisa and Evan who explain a bit about their life, the hardships they have faced and the obstacles they have overcome. As a way of remembering and marking these events, they got a tattoo. In a time where tattoo’s are becoming a trend and more accepted, there are still many people who frown upon them. Skin Deep aims to help people understand the reason why people get them by hearing their stories.

5:00 PM Independent Screenings

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Autumn’s Kiss (Feature Film) 
Directed By Andrey Golubev
Belarus

Synopsis:

A mother and daughter returning from their vacation experience car trouble forcing them to pull over and seek help. Luckily near by is a farm where the inhabitants offer them assistance. Unfortunately repair to the car takes longer then expected and the mother and her daughter remain as guests. As a result the peace and tranquility of the household becomes tested as the farmers traditions and principles come under question almost ending in tragedy.

SHORT FILMS
Down With Jazz (Student Film Institute of Technology Blanchardstown)
Directed by Zithelo Mthombeni
Ireland

Synopsis:

Down with Jazz takes a look at contemporary and traditional musicians and the jazz scene in Ireland. This is a short student documentary which asks the question “Why is there no room for Jazz in Dublin?”

Dirty Laundry (Student, National university of Ireland Galway)
Directed by Graham Bollard
Ireland

Synopsis:

A short documentary in which the filmmaker travels back to his childhood home in Dublin to investigate a family mystery. Through a series of face to face interviews with his Mother, Grandmother and Aunty he attempts to better understand the events leading to his birth, and to discover who his biological Father is, a man he’s never met.

A Terrible Hullabaloo (Student Animated Film)
Directed by Ben O’Connor
Ireland

Synopsis:

The story of young Vinny Byrne, a fifteen-year-old boy who found himself fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rising. At seventy eighty Vinny reminisces on his time with the volunteers, which took him around the city during the fighting. With Vinny’s Dublin brought to life by handmade miniature sets and puppetry, the film offers a uniquely charming first-hand account of the

OPENING NIGHT IRISH PREMIER FILM
Knights of the Damned 
Directed by Simon Wells
United Kingdom

Synopsis:

The King has sent his best Knights to defeat the Dragon besieging his castle. Along their epic adventure they encounter malicious sirens, warrior women on a mission of revenge and an unstoppable army of the undead. Can they survive?

SHORT FILMS
Lost Memories
Directed by Eamonn Murphy
Ireland

Synopsis:

Sean races against the clock to his mother’s death bed while dealing with inter-family politics over the phone.

Homecoming
Directed by Sinéad O’Loughlin
Ireland

Synopsis:

A young man struggles to find his place in the world after returning to Ireland. A familiar face makes him wonder if things are about to change.