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Irish Shorts Update
23 Oct 2008 :
Dare2bdrinkaware.com launches new short competition, The Boston Irish Film Festival unveils its short film line up and Vico Film’s ‘An Créatur’ wins Best International Award at Quebec.

The Dare2bdrinkaware competition, aimed at promoting responsible drinking, is offering students the chance to win €5,000 for producing a short film that encourages responsible drinking. This year’s awards event will take place in April 2009, with IFTA winning ‘Garage’ and ‘Adam and Paul’ director Lenny Abrahamson delivering the keynote address. The deadline for entries is Friday, 12th December 2008.

For more information see www.dare2bdrinkaware.com

The Boston Irish Film Festival running from November 13- 24, has unveiled its line up for 2008. Irish shorts to screen at the festival include;

‘Spaceman Three’ - Hugh O’Connor
‘The Ranger’ - PJ Dillon
‘Atlantic’ - Conor Ferguson.
‘Whatever Turns You On’ - Declan Cassidy.
‘Time Passing’ - Robert Manson.
‘Rage’ - John Corcoran.
‘The Door’ - Juanita Wilson.
‘Foireann Codladh’ - Danann Breathnach.
‘Tart’ - Mairtin de Barra.
‘Danger High Voltage’ - Luke McManus.
‘Of Best Intentions’ - Jessica Bermingham.
‘Ding Dong Denny’s History of Ireland’ - Cathal Gaffney.
‘Liberty Hall’ - Paddy Cahill.
‘Frankie’ - Darren Thorton.
‘Janey Mary’ – Paul Brady

Short Docs to screen include: ‘The Irish Hoofer’ directed by Paddy Hayes, ‘An Tóstal’ by Mikey Ó Flatharta and ‘The Wren’s Nest’ by James Kelly.

Addictive Alchemy and Vico Films’, ‘Out Of The Blue’, won the Audience Award at the Corona Cork Film Festival on Sunday 19th. Director Michael Lavelle cinematographer for the short ‘Undressing My Mother’ also received a Special Mention for the Claire Lynch Award for Best First-Time Irish Director of a Short. The film tells the tale of Georgie's love life which becomes transformed when he discovers a TV floating in the sea.

Vico Films’ Peter Foott's ‘An Créatúr’ also scooped Best Short at the International Youth Film Festival of Rimouski, Quebec. Uniquely spanning 15 years in as many scenes, ‘An Créatúr’ (The Helpless Creature) tells the story of a young boy and a moment which changes his life forever. The film previously picked up the Audience Award at the Cork Film Festival in 2007.



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