Shorts

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 www.ifi.ie/gearrscannain. 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.

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Sylvia

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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Homemade

Pensioner Tommy Fogarty wants to impress his new lady friend by baking a cake, but finds a gang of feral teenage girls have other ideas…

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Foxes

A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world… a world of the paranormal, or perhaps insanity.

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The End of the Counter

The End of the Counter captures the moment in 1965 when grocery shopping changed forever. Matt Melia transformed the experience when he put baskets in the hands of Irish housewives and gave them the run of the shop. With the birth of the supermarket, suddenly self-control was a vital commodity!

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Home Turf

From the makers of the award winning BYE BYE NOW, HOME TURF is a visual celebration of the dying craft of turf cutting. While the old men carry out their simple tradition with good humour and determination, the film explores the battle between man and machine, the inevitability of progress and the rich benefits of old fashioned community life.

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Two Wheels, Good

Combining live action and animation, four inspiring veterans of the open road celebrate life in the saddle.

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Tríd An Stoirm

A bereft widow forces a Banshee to take her to the underworld to rescue her husband.

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The Tree

A weary man struggles through an arid world desperate for food, until he finds a distant apple tree.

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The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden

An inventor takes an unorthodox approach to child rearing.

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