Saturday March 12
First Film 6pm - Free To All
"Because we love celebrating great film where women have played an integral role in the production, and films that portray women as complex, real, interesting characters, The Feminist Film Festival is proud to be programming a selection of great short films for the inaugural F_Festival. Our programme features Irish and International film, broken down into four different themes. There’s something for everyone, from a short documentary about Irish burlesque to an experimental musing on women and nature. So, while you’re out and about catching some great live music, or comedy, or spoken work, you can pop in to say hello and catch a cool short. "
SHE LOVES (6.00 pm)
Wedding Night Jenni Toivoniemi, 2014
Their first time is a surprise for both of them.
My Bonnie Hannah Quinn, 2015
My Bonnie is a short film about a relationship on the rocks. Official Selection Cannes Short Film Corner 2015.
Queen of the Plough Cara Holmes, 2015
This ploughing competition for women was founded in 1953 to give a title to the talented, hard working women of Irish country life. The ‘Farmerette Conventional Class' remains to be a highly regarded competition at the championships. Best Short Drama Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Rachel Coming Home Sophia Tamburrini, 2015
Rachel returns home for the funeral of her estranged Mother. Nominated for Best Director and Best Short Film at the NYC Queen’s World Festival 2016.
SHE DOCUMENTS (7.00pm)
Our Gemma Cara Holmes & Paula Geraghty, 2015
A touching, funny story with familiar themes. Stand up comic Gemma leaves the small town of Bangor to come out in Belfast. Bigotry, however, is never far away. Best Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2015.
Bandage Tuija Halttunen, 2015
Annie has escaped to Finland from Congo and is facing both her past and future in a first aid class. Official Selection at the 2015 Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival Bristol.
What Kind of Fame You Have Maria Kapajeva, 2015
How do rooted traditions affect women nowadays? Is it possible to connect past and present? A traditional ‘drone choir’ of ‘suiti’ women sing about young modern women with improvised humour and insight.
Shir Madness Emily Murray, 2015
A playful and interesting documentary about the world of contemporary Irish burlesque.
SHE IS HERSELF (8.00pm)
The Drive Helen Flanagan & David Byrne, 2015
An unhappy mother struggles to connect with her infant daughter. Shot for the Clones 48hr Film Challenge. Winner of the Audience Award Winner at Clones 48hr Film Challenge.
Darkroom Eoin Heaney, 2014
The development of a photo determines the fate of a relationship. Written and produced by Nora Windeck.
Scale Down Jennifer Leigh Allen, 2015
Wendy’s happy life is overshadowed by insecurity over her body. Spotting an online ad for the ‘ultimate weight loss solution’ she clicks ‘buy’. Once the device arrives however, Wendy finds herself with a brand new enemy. Shortlisted at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival.
The Haircut Alexis O. Korycinski, 2014
It's 1976. Amy is among the first class of female cadets accepted into military service academies. Under emotional and physical strain, Amy struggles to survive, battling vicious sexism, swallowing selfdoubt, and fighting to prove she has what it takes. Official selection Annapolis Film Festival and American Cinemathque’s Programme 2015.
SHE'S AVANT GARDE (9.00pm)
Amber Lorena Ribeiro, 2015
A stunning, experimental, beautiful and thoughtprovoking visual treat.
L'Hostile et l'Agréable Maika, 2014
Entirely set in a bathroom and relates a young woman's oneiric journey as she bathes.
Happiness Machines Niamh McKenna, 2015
Happiness Machines explores the topic of consumerism and the power of material.
Milk Virva Kunttu & Vuokko Kunttu, 2015
It's a silent night in a small town. The only way to fill the emptiness of life is Milk. Best Fiction Helsinki Short Film Festival 2013, Arctic Heat Short Film Festival 2014, Bristol England Sleepwalkers Short Film Festival 2014.