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Europe Day - 'Short Shorts from Europe'

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To celebrate Europe Day on Sunday May 9th, the EUNIC Ireland Network (European Union National Institutes for Culture) is delighted to present a free online screening of its 2020 Short Shorts from Europe programme.

Action, animation, drama – expect this and more from Short Shorts – a selection of European short films from the home countries of nine members of EUNIC Ireland. Let Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Spain and the UK entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary, cutting-edge filmmakers.  

Shorts from Cork International Film Festival, the IFI and Limerick School of Art and Design are also part of the selection.

After the screening you will be asked to vote for your favourite film using your phone.

Vincent Guérend, French Ambassador to Ireland, Pat Cox, President of Alliance Française Dublin, Christine Sisk, Director of Culture Ireland, and Andy Klom, Acting Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland, will provide opening remarks.


Agata Mianowska

Animation | Poland | 2018 | 7 mins

Two young girls try to live up to contemporary notions of beauty. They are both different and, in fact, wonderful in their own special way, and yet neither one of them feels good about herself. Norma and her neighbour use a variety of methods in an attempt to find self-acceptance.


Frank Ychou

France | 2017 | 8 mins

Devout nuns gather in a convent, but things are not as they seem. These nuns are human, and they too commit sins... Frank Ychou’s short film won the award for best short film at the Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival in 2018.


Cristina & María José Martín

Spain | 2019 | 9 mins

A 6 year-old girl tells an adult about her family, in particular about her brother Juan. She describes what he likes, how he feels about her, how they play together... Soon, it will be revealed that things are not what they seem.


Ioan Gavriel & Anja F. Plaschg

Austria | 2018 | 5 mins

A single day: from the tender break of dawn to the darkest night. One out of many days to come? Quite possibly the very last. Last caresses in solidarity, last minutes in shelter.


Maryam Mohajer

UK | 2019 | 4 mins

A child documents the love life of her Grandad – a man who has a reputation for being a passionate romantic. She tells the story of how her Grandad decided that her Granny must be the love of his life.


Petya Zlateva

Bulgaria | 2019 | 5 mins

A short visual poem in which the main heroine is looking for escape from solitude in the routine of daily tasks. Instead of getting her life in order, she discovers madness and chaos, which overwhelm her. Based on the poem by Stefan Ivanov.


Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair

Ireland | 2019 | 9 mins

Mark and Sophie plan to rob a post office but as things go awry, they each discover what they’re really made of...


Jürgen Heimüller

Germany | 2019 | 9 mins

What is important when time is up? Five people in the last five minutes before the world ends. Two couples and one loner. The last beer. Quarrels and conciliations. But the impending end brings them together again.


Éclair Journal

France | 1965 | 7 mins

A whirlwind tour of Ireland in the 1960s, this newsreel documents multiple facets of Irish life. From the blessing of the Aer Lingus planes to Irish dancing in country halls, to Gaelic games and the Traveller community, the film shows what French reporters found distinctive about Irish life at the time.


Paddy McConnell

Northern Ireland | 2019 | 6 mins

Truly one of a kind, 93-year-old organist George takes us through his love of music and his move from Belgium to Ireland 67 years ago.


Amerson Fortunato

Ireland | 2020 | 4 mins

Brazilian Chef, Andrios Fortunato, relies on his love of cooking, good humour, and his undauntingly uplifting spirit to connect with a new community in Ireland and feel at home while being abroad.

This event is brought to you by the EUNIC Ireland network which is composed of: Alliance Française / French Embassy, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, the Bulgarian Embassy, Culture Ireland, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes / AECID, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Polish Embassy; in association with the Irish Film Institute, Cork International Film Festival, Pálás Cinema Galway, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, the Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT) & the Richard Harris International Film Festival.

EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. It advocates a prominent role of culture in international relations and is a strategic partner of the EU. 

9-12 May 2021

Free online screening

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
    Multiple languages with English subtitles, English