10 years of CFC / RTE Short Script Awards
The Corona Cork Film Festival is delighted to present a special screening in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Cork Film Centre / RTÉ Short Script Award. This annual scheme funds and facilitates the production of one short film a year, which is ultimately broadcast on RTÉ. Starting with Enda Walsh’s Not a Bad Christmas (1999), the scheme has consistently promoted regional filmmaking, giving much-needed exposure to emerging talents in all areas of production. The resulting films form a diverse series of striking and distinctive works that encompass everything from darkly humorous horror to romantic period drama, quirkily autobiographical anecdote to innovative animation, and brooding thriller to the imaginatively fantastical and beyond. This retrospective programme more than vindicates Cork Film Centre and RTÉ’s ongoing commitment to fostering new creative visions.
The Cork Film Centre / RTÉ Short Script Award winning films (1999 – 2009) are:
Not a Bad Christmas
Another family Christmas but with one slight difference: the killing of Santa Claus!
A Walk In The Woods
Digging a pit at the end of a gun provides new perspectives on a life running out of time…
The memory of true and lasting love, born of the grimmest circumstances.
A mistake in the quest for perfection has an unlikely outcome.
My First Motion Picture
The conquest of the moon wasn’t the only important event on that memorable day in 1969…
A mysterious lump in a down-and-out’s side keeps growing with monstrous and unexpected results…
The Biscuitman Meets Mr. E
What really goes on after the clubbing’s done, when the Biscuitman meets Mr E?
Point Of Departure
Maximilian Le Cain
Betty is spending her last years in an institution. But the need to escape and reconnect with the outside world continues to motivate her every waking and sleeping hour.
I Hate Musicals: The Musical
Musicals might bring joy, but not to a dancer trapped in chorus line anonymity.
Birds And Beasts
The travails of a very tall girl in a small-minded world.