This month Short Circuit Film Club is screening five award-winning shorts from Galway Film Fleadh’s 2020 programme!

January’s curated programme includes features a mix of drama, documentary and animation, and exemplify the wealth of filmmaking talent working in Ireland right now.

This month’s Film Club event will take place on Thursday 28th January at 4pm. A few of the Irish filmmakers will be joining us to discuss their films, and network with other filmmakers working in Scotland.

While the Film Club discussion will be centered on the Irish film programme, this event also offers all attendees a chance to network in a casual and safe digital setting. Please register for the event on Zoom.

This month’s programme will be available to rent from January 25th until 28th and features the following shorts:

Ballast (2020)
Directed by Jesse Gilbert

Synopsis: Michael, is a man living in the rural west of Ireland. In his self imposed isolation he spends his days building something in his workshop with only his dog for companionship. When his life is again shattered Michael must finish constructing the means to escape the pains of his existence.

How to Fall in Love in a Pandemic (2020)
Directed by Michael-David McKernan

Synopsis: Two filmmakers match on Tinder in Chicago. Two weeks later they are forced to move in together in Ireland as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe and halts air travel. Using only smartphones, they document their unique romance and try to make sense of the situation.

The Dead Hands of Dublin (2020)
Directed by Leo Crowley

Synopsis: Sidney is a failed pianist who comes into possession of a pair of enchanted gloves. Upon wearing them, he soon finds himself playing the piano like a maestro and all his dreams are quickly realised! Just when he thinks he has everything, fate deals him a cruel hand…

The Invisible Boy (2020)
Directed by James Fitzgerald

Synopsis: When a young girl goes missing in a small town, a troubled fisherman is forced to confront the past that destroyed his family.

TOT (2020)
Directed by Aimée Kirkham Priester

Synopsis: After the death of her father, Tot roams through a mystical world carrying her grief with her as she searches for closure.

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