ALIA IS an Afghan-Irish girl torn between two lives. When her secret relationship with an Irish boy comes to her sister's attention, it forces the family to make a decision that could ultimately tear it apart.


Needle Exchange

Two recovering drug addicts practice tattooing on each other and find over time that they mark each other in more ways than merely the physical.


The Meaning of Eggistence

A man is attacked by a swan and subsequently gives birth to an egg. He grows to love the egg and looks after it until the day it hatches.



A young man is on the brink of emigration in James Stacey's animated short ORIGIN. But as he races through the streets of Dublin he comes to realise the spirit he is leaving behind.


Riders to the Sea

'Ireland, I Love You' Short Film. A surfing duel breaks out between a male and female surfer off the West Coast of Ireland. Breaking waves, racing hearts, and the treachery of Lycra.


An Rinceoir

'Ireland, I Love You' short film. At a feis, a young dancer waits nervously in the wings. Once on stage, however, she shines, demonstrating her grá for Irish dancing.


Un Peu Plus

Proud Madame Rousseau embarks on an epic journey to eat cakes with sweet abandon. But life has some bittersweet lessons to teach her.


Breakfast Wine

They say it takes just three alcoholics to keep a small bar running in a country town, but what if you’ve only got two?


El Toro

Tá bullaíocht á dhéanamh ar Chian ag an scoil agus níl cúrsaí iontach sa bhaile ach an oiread. Ach go tobann, faigheann sé deis meas a spreagadh i measc an dream atá timpeall air agus is é an t-aon chaoi le haghaidh seo a dhéanamh ná troid in aghaidh tarbh… ar nós Matador!

Cian is constantly bullied at school and his home life isn't much better. Suddenly, an opportunity arises to gain the respect of those around him by going head to head with a bull… Matador style!

El Toro is included in the Gearrscannáin Study Guide for Senior Cycle, compiled by the Irish Film Institute in conjunction with the Irish Film Board, which is available to download at Please note that these films have been specifically selected for a secondary school going audience (12+). Other short films on this channel are recommended for viewers over 18 years old.



Paisean, éad agus cothabháil gluaisrothar in iargúltacht Chonamara: Is triantán grá é an gearrscannán Sylvia a bhfuil casadh ann.

Passion, jealousy and motorcycle maintenance in the wilds of Connemara. Sylvia is a love triangle with a twist. 

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