A short slice of tomorrow at Short Cuts Presents

Coming soon to Smithfield, the folks at Short Cuts Presents have programmed an evening of short films across various genres and themes, a taster selection of rising talents and their latest works.

Taking place on Tuesday 13th February, nine short films will be showing at the Light House Cinema, with tickets now available for the night. The new initiative from the Light House will offer an all-too-rare opportunity outside of festivals to see new short films on the big screen. Having cut the list down from over 120 submissions, Short Cuts have already done trojan work in trying to showcase the best of short film cinema.

From queer romance to documentaries on disability and addiction, Short Cuts Presents offers a variety of perspectives and is sure to make a great night for the filmmakers involved. Don’t miss out on a ticket for next Tuesday, with spots available at €8 for adults and €6 for students, value we rarely see on screen in the fair city of film.

You can read a bit about the films that are set to screen at Short Cuts Presents below.

Animal A schoolboy on the edge plots revenge against his brutal school bully. Director Cody Farren

Baths An anthology drama linked together with themes of human connection & told from the perspective of someone taking a bath. Director Nell Hensey

Constitution Hill This film showcases communication issues with teenagers and how their mobile phones have altered the way they communicate with one another. The film is written with light-hearted humor and aims to reflect the subjects based on observations and instances that I’ve experienced with similar characters. Director Cian Redmond

The Cope Sadhbh, a young dancer from a small Irish fishing town, has one dream: escape and dance for a living. Director Jamie Delaney

Don’t Look At It Don’t think about it. Don’t hear it. Don’t look at it. Director Fergal Costello

Knockser This centers on the journey of Bohemian FC amputee squad player Donal Bligh. The short film is a reminder of the positive impact football can have and how it connects people in unexpected ways. Director Darragh Foy

Once Home This short captures a moment in time and reminisces on the past. It follows a woman as she explores her hometown and has commentary on feeling left behind. Director Niamh Hanley

The Radio An elderly widower depends on his radio to keep a foothold in his routine, when it breaks, his daughter, who knows how important it is to him, is forced to pay more attention to her isolated father. Director Laura Kavanagh

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