Tuesday, June 20th
11:00AM to 1:00PM
IRISH WOMEN STORIES
Love at First Light, directed by Caroline Grace-Cassidy. The morning after the night before reveals itself. (NAP, 2016, Drama, 1 min., Ireland)
Adulting, directed by Linda Bhreathnach and Justin Davey. Jane is experiencing an awkward existential crisis and really doesn’t want to talk about it. (NAP, Drama, 20 min., Ireland)
Terminal, directed by Natasha Waugh. A girl and a woman meet at a departure gate for a flight to Manchester and share the reasons that led them to that moment. (NAP, 2016, Drama, 11 min., Ireland)
Nymphet, directed by Laura Hermanides. A 12-year-old girl plays a dangerous game with unforeseeable consequences. (NAP, 2016, Drama, 13 min., Ireland)
Girl, directed by Megan K Fox. Girl is an experimental drama about a young homeless woman who spends her days chasing a feeling. (NAP, 2016, Experimental Drama, 3 min., Ireland)
January Hymn, directed by Katherine Canty. A reflection on grief, January Hymn sees Clara return home for the first anniversary of her father’s death. (NAP, 2016, Drama, 12 min., Ireland)
Oíche Nollaig na mBan, directed by Oonagh Kearney. This visual response to the life force in Seán Ó’Ríordáin’s poem pays tribute to Ó’Riórdáin’s radical vision of Women’s Christmas Night. (NAP, 2016, Drama, 5 min., Ireland)
Fishwitch, directed by Adrienne Dowling. A cantankerous, iceberg-dwelling witch is caught by surprise when a cheery merman gets caught in her net and attempts to befriend her. (NAP, 2016, Drama, 10 min., Ireland)
Little Doll, directed by Kate Dolan. After a chance meeting, preteens Elenore and Alex have an instant connection. When Alex invites her new friend to a sleepover with her school friends, their attraction becomes obvious, catching the unwanted attention of their peers. They must face the confusion and uncertainty of developing a same-sex first crush. (NAP, 2016, Drama)
Little Flower, directed by Brigette Heffernan. A little flower, rooted in the ground, has the impossible dream of flying away. (NAP, 2016, 3 min., Ireland)
Co-curated by FeFF’s Naomi McCormack and guest programmer Eibh Collins.
Eibh Collins is a short-film programmer and film-festival manager. She began volunteering for festivals in Ireland in 2010. After training in arts, LGBTQ documentary, and feature film festivals domestically, she began working on the international film festival circuit. At 24, Collins runs festivals in Ireland, such as IndieCork music and film festival, and international festivals, including Irish Screen America and Irish Film London, while curating shorts for the Oscar-qualifying Galway Film Fleadh. She prides herself on touring short film programs and guest-curation work, bringing Irish short films to a variety of international festivals around the world, screening films in LA, Moscow, New York, London, Malta, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany, and Croatia in 2017 alone.
Naomi McCormack is a Canadian media artist whose work spans a diverse range of media and subject matter. She has produced pieces in theatre, dance, installation, and performance art and has directed a variety of independent film and television projects in Canada and the US. Her films have screened in festivals across North America and Europe and been honoured with many awards. She has worked as a programmer for several festivals and cultural institutions, including the WOMAD festival, Harbourfront Centre, and The Female Eye Film Festival, as well as teaching film at Penn State University in the United States.
Total run time: 91 min. Audience Q & A. Hosted by Naomi McCormack.