Composer Philippe Jakko

French composer, orchestrator and conductor based in London Philippe graduated in France in Musical High schools in Paris and Lyon (Ircam/Sorbonne University/ Conservatoire supérieur de musique). Studies in harmony, counterpoint , composition, conducting + Pre -Doctor...

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Programme 9,10,11 Sunday 5th of October, 4Dame Lane

SKUNKY DOG , directed by James Fitzgerald, 25min, Ireland 2014,(Drama) ‘Skunky Dog’ tells the tragic story of Flick, a nineteen year old alcoholic boy who spends his time drinking and dreaming of a better life. Rising star, Ryan McParland (Good Vibrations, 6Degrees)...

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Programme 7 and 8 Saturday 4th of October, 4Dame Lane

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, directed by Antonia Matter, 3min, Switzerland 2014,(Animation, Comedy) Synopsis:In an old hunter’s cabin, a young woman finds a diamond which is guarded by a frog. After a hard fight the woman finally holds the diamond in her hands. However, she...

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Programme 6 Saturday 4th of October, 4Dame Lane

ROLI , directed by Mary O’Gorman&Aoife Maguire, 8min, Ireland 2014,(Documentary) Synopsis: “A world without music would be a very lonely sad place”. Music is Roli’s salvation. Growing up in the 1970′s in Belfast during the troubles, was an experience for him and...

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Programme 5 Saturday 4th of October, 4Dame Lane

LOVE IS BLIND , directed by Niall Byrne, 3 min, Ireland 2013,(Animation) Synopsis: This is a romantic comedy with a unique, modern twist on the myth of Medusa. Medusa Alexandra Gorgon has Horrible Dating life, She’s living in an urban city with her best friend Ti. She...

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Programme 4 Friday 3th of October, 17:00, 4Dame Lane

BRIDGE TO KINDNESS , directed by Stephen Gibson, 4 min, Ireland 2014,(Drama)   Synopsis: A young girl begs on a Dublin bridge, but what are her motives? http://www.rcamediaproductions.com/Bridge-to-Kindness–Short-Film.html Director Stephen Gibson was Born in Dublin,...

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Programme 3 Friday 3th of October, 15:30, 4Dame Lane

THE TIME OF THE WATER , directed by Shahriar Adham El Kosht, 13min, Argentina 2014, (Drama) Synopsis: Today is a very important and tense day for Rosa. She has decided to leave the safety of her home, and will attempt to meet her estranged lover with whom she hasn’t...

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Programme 1 Friday 3th of October, 11:30, 4Dame Lane

BLIND DATE, directed by Alan Markey&Marta Lasek, 4min, Ireland 2014,(Comedy) Synopsis: Alicja is a Polish girl living in Dublin. She is waiting on O’Connell St. for her date for the evening who is late. Alan arrives 20 minutes later. He excuses himself by...

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Programme 2 Friday 3th of October, 13:30, 4Dame Lane

OH! MY PRINCESS , directed by Heewook Sa, 16min, Republic of Korea 2013,(Drama) Synopsis: Sooncheol is a taxi driver and single father, raising his high school student daughter since his divorce. One night, a student passenger takes his taxi. On the way to her...

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Winners 2014

A great night at the awards ceremony , we like to thank you to everyone who attended the ceremony last night and here is one of the emails we received in the morning right after the ceremony : …. I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you so much for...

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Official Sellection 2014

KIKO’S PARADISE , directed by Paco Gisbert, 9min, Spain 2014(Animation) RECOIL , directed by Richard Keaney, 20min, Ireland 2014(Drama) NAIVE , directed by Marie Enthoven , 11min, Belgium 2013 ,(Drama) EVERY DAY IS A SMALL LIFE , directed by Albane Fioretti...

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The Lessons in Ken Wardrop’s Short Documentaries

Ken Wardrop is a bit of a demi god to me. When I was in college making my own documentary shorts, his style and filmic approach were a major influence. Simply structured,  his short documentaries  sing with Irish identity and Wardrop’s own creative charisma. His work,...

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Where to watch short online?

With the popularity of illegal steaming and downloading it can be quite refreshing to watch something legally. And being an avid short film lover, shorts are what I like to watch. If you’re like me, trying to get into short film or a filmmaker scouting what’s out...

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Auteur Directors and their Commercials

I’ve never really taught about commercials. I always considered them not part of the film industry, somehow different, somehow apart. That’s been a fairly silly mistake on my behalf.  Commercials can be an excellent stepping stone in the career of a filmmaker. A...

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The Viral Conundrum

Last October at the Cork Film Festival I attended a talk with Fred and Gemma of Fat Rat Films. They make charity and documentary films, and in one day they managed to get 25 million views for their short, Act of Terror. Which God did they pray to, you ask? Well, no...

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So, why submit?

Sadly, I am biased in this. Naturally I am going to say this festival is exceptional; this festival is unique and that this festival is a great platform. Of course I would say that, I work with the festival. However, I can offer you something else that might convince...

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