iffy, the short film festival on the Liffey have announced their array of short films for their upcoming 4th edition on Saturday 23rd of November at The Pearse Centre Theatre, Dublin 2 and tickets are now on sale. Ten shorts from Ireland and abroad will be showcased during the festival, presenting a great opportunity to see some of our best indie filmmakers at work and connect with upcoming talents both in front of and behind the camera.
The bi-annual festival is known for its carefully created and easily digestible programme of short films and forging an intimate and relaxed vibe which allows the audience to mingle and chat about the films they have seen over a glass of wine. This edition sees a fascinating and eclectic selection of ten short films, eight of which are from Ireland. Also screening is a French language animation from Canada and a wonderful experimental piece from North Carolina USA.
Tickets to iffy 4 are available for €10 and includes a wine reception proceeding the screening, followed by a networking event in the local pub.
The selection isn’t based on a specific theme; rather the theme emerges organically based on submissions. And this year it looks to be the most provocative yet.
Describing the selection, festival organiser and programmer Duncan McKenna said;
“It’s a very interesting lineup. Lots of interpretative dance and female writers & directors -selected without any express intention.
We present a brilliant collection of strange and wonderful sights and sounds. From dancing with dead bodies to hiding them, November’s show is going to be a wonderful mix of shorts that will entertain and delight in equal measure”
The short films for iffy 4 include the multiple award-winning surreal comedy Mother written by Jonathan Hughes and directed by Natasha Waugh. Film In Dublin spoke to both last year about their successful short. Also featuring is the fascinating “Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect my Brain” by award-winning writer/director Oonagh Kearney. This film won Best Irish Short Film at the Dublin International Film Festival this year.
The festival will also showcase Jack Thornton’s Love Lane United, a proof of concept comedy short film about a group of underachievers who decide to start a Sunday League football team.
See the full list of shorts showing on the night below.
Maura, an aspiring poet, has been dumped in a voice mail. It was only a casual thing, but she’s still stuck with those grim feelings that come with rejection: self loathing, anger, resentment and an insatiable hunger for chocolate mousse.
A woman wakes from a nightmare, but the nightmare has only begun.
In this offbeat comedy uptight Helen is forced to embark on a radical journey to dispose of her dead husband George’s body in this cross country adventure. With nothing going to plan Helen struggles to keep her composure while George’s wacky sister Charlie is convinced their misadventure is leading them to become best friends.
Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain
When VIV a first year medical student at Trinity College Dublin takes a scalpel to a cadaver in her university anatomy room, she is propelled on a soul-searching, emotional and philosophical quest into the nature of what it means to be alive.
A journey into the collective gut of cats and Northern Ireland.
Love Lane United
A group of underachievers who decide to start a Sunday League football team leading to hilariously disastrous results.
We can all empathise with the grief of the Mother of a Murder Victim… Can we empathise with the grief of the Mother of the Murderer? Should we..
They said there’s no replacement for a mother’s love…
One masked dancer threatens the cycle of pursued acceptance met by authoritative rejection when part of her facade falls away and she can truly see.
À la rescousse de l’ours
A boy goes on an adventure to find his teddy bear stolen by a monster under his bed.
Tickets for iffy 4 are on sale now from the festival website, here.
Press release courtesy of fillum.