CATALYST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

COMING OF AGE | SHORT FILM PROGRAMME

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Cease

Patti and Trish; best friends on the cusp of college life. A traumatic event, on the eve of their goodbye, will put their friendship to the ultimate test.

YEAR | 2021

RUNTIME | 15 minutes

LANGUAGE | English

COUNTRY | Ireland

DIRECTOR | Aisling O'Regan Sargent 

SCREENWRITER | Aisling O'Regan Sargent

PRODUCER | Philip Emo,Dylan Keenan

CAST | Hazel Doupe and Katie White


Appa Appa Appa

Struggling to raise his children after his wife's death, Mr. Cho, a Korean immigrant, works two jobs back to back. With barely enough money to feed his family, his problems deepen when his wife's gambling debt returns to haunt him.

YEAR | 2021

RUNTIME | 14 minutes

LANGUAGE | English, Korean

COUNTRY | USA

DIRECTOR | Anna Sang Park

PRODUCER | Kerstin Glaess, Paulina Erni & Anna Sang Park

SCREENWRITER | Anna Sang Park


First Date

Tina, a recently widowed farmer, doesn't want her daughter to move back to the city and leave her alone. When Seamus arrives on the farm talking about a date, she decides to intervene.

YEAR | 2021

RUNTIME | 12 minutes

LANGUAGE | English

COUNTRY | Ireland

DIRECTOR | Clara Planelles

PRODUCER | Pete Moles

SCREENWRITER | Áine Ryan


I'll Wait Here

“Sometimes people don’t have room for you, they don’t have space.” After meeting at an abandoned bus stop a young boy and a heartbroken woman form an unexpected friendship. Exploring the complexities of the other relationships in their lives they offer each other insight into what it means to be loved, ultimately forming a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

YEAR | 2020

RUNTIME | 14 minutes

LANGUAGE | English

COUNTRY | Ireland

DIRECTOR | Tamryn Reinecke

PRODUCER | Emma Foley

SCREENWRITER | Tamryn Reinecke

CAST | Emma Foley, James Keating


Debutante

Debutante is a contemporary drama set in the world of Irish Jehovah's Witnesses. 18-year-old Meg is struggling to reconcile her heartfelt commitment to the religion with the growing pain of shunning her father, a disfellowshipped member of the congregation. An evening alone with her boyfriend Sam, an equally devoted young Witness, turns into an emotional and sexual transgression. What follows is in turns cruel, violating and absurd judicial committee hearing, where three well-meaning congregation elders shatter Meg's carefully constructed world.

YEAR | 2021

RUNTIME | 18 minutes

LANGUAGE | English

COUNTRY | Ireland

DIRECTOR | Kamila Dydyna

PRODUCER | Kamila Dydyna

SCREENWRITER | Kamila Dydyna 


Scrap

Ciaran and Michael meet one summer and become quick friends. When school returns and Michael, a member of the Traveller community, attends the same school as Ciaran for the first time, will they stay friends?

YEAR | 2021

RUNTIME | 14 minutes

LANGUAGE | English

COUNTRY | Ireland

DIRECTOR | Jamie O'Rourke

PRODUCER | Richard Boland

SCREENWRITER | Jamie O'Rourke


cosboi

A genderqueer teen experiments with their identity in a series of anonymous car rides—accompanied by a Greek Chorus of TikToks. cosboi explores trans self-discovery in the age of TikTok, and the sometimes strange and circuitous ways we all go about trying to understand and define ourselves.

YEAR | 2021

RUNTIME | 14 minutes

LANGUAGE | English

COUNTRY | USA

DIRECTOR | Gosha Shapiro

PRODUCER | Zoey Pressey & Eli Raskin

SCREENWRITER | Gosha Shapiro


Patti and Trish; best friends on the cusp of college life. A traumatic event, on the eve of their goodbye, will put their friendship to the ultimate test.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Director
    Aisling O'Regan Sargent
  • Screenwriter
    Aisling O'Regan Sargent
  • Producer
    Philip Emo,Dylan Keenan
  • Cast
    Hazel Doupe and Katie White