We are delighted to present two programmes of great shorts films to accompany the LUX Audience Award films in our European Film Weekend, taking place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th January, 2024. The shorts programmes are comprised of a selection of European Film Award-nominated shorts and a programme of Family Friendly Shorts from CIFF2023. Read on below for more information.
12pm, Saturday 27th January in The Arc Cinema Cork
A programme of short films nominated for the European Film Awards 2023.
Flóra Anna Buda (France/Hungary 2023, animation, 10’)
Alice is 27 years old today. Even though she is suffocating a bit, she still lives with her parents and tends to live in her dreams to escape her dreary everyday life. After a psychedelic party on a factory roof, she has a serious drunken bike accident. Will this give her the courage to become an adult?
Manuel Muñoz Rivas (Spain 2022, documentary, 27’)
A group of passengers cross a river on a small ferry. Fog, laughter, whispers and faces inhabit a floating, suspended space. Time passes, the shore is now closer and people prepare for another part of their journey.
DAYDREAMING SO VIVIDLY ABOUT OUR SPANISH HOLIDAY (LA HERIDA LUMINOSA)
Christian Avilés (Spain 2022, fiction, 24’)
Sun starved teenagers take on a dreamy trip to the Balearic Islands in the pursuit of light and warmth. They must absorb it and be a vessel in order to transport it back to their heavy clouded Kingdom.
FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO
Jorge Cadena (Switzerland/Colombia 2023, fiction, 16’)
Set in the Colombian Caribbean, follows a group of queer activists who use extravagant performative actions to fight together against the various social injustices that plague the region.
Total Refusal: Susanna Flock, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf (Austria 2022, documentary, 21’)
An ethnographic exploration of the work and daily life of non-player characters, the digital extras in video games. Their labour loops, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.
12pm, Sunday 28th January in The Arc Cinema Cork
An exciting selection of films for tots up to teens from CIFF2022.
This programme includes:
LAIKA & NEMO – Jan Gadermann, Sebastian Gadow
Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut.
DON’T BLOW IT UP – Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková
Two little girls are playing with a ball. But after a petty quarrel, they get angry with each other and take offense. Their umbrage makes them inflate like balloons, they fly all the way up to the clouds. Girls get stuck up there, with no idea how to get down and save their kitten stuck in the tree.
THE MOST BORING GRANNY IN THE WHOLE WORLD – Damaris Zielke
Greta has the most boring grandma in the whole world. When she falls asleep on the sofa, Greta gets the idea to play funeral with her grandma. This confronts them with some questions they didn’t ask themselves before. Because what remains when you have to leave life behind?
LUCE AND THE ROCK – Britt Raes
One day, out of nowhere, a giant Rock lays in the middle of the peaceful little village where Luce lives. The villagers can’t even open the door to their houses anymore! Luce is angry: go away Rock, you don’t belong here! And why are you here anyway?
FUNDAMENTALS OF ART – David Payne
Little Natalie has a dream of becoming an artist, but she has many obstacles standing in her way – most notably, a vicious art teacher and his dreaded red whistle. One day, Natalie breaks into her school and tries to show everyone what it means to be a real artist.
MORTIMER AND THE VANISHINGS – Robert Scheffner
The order-loving Mortimer (10) wants to know why things are disappearing everywhere in his neighborhood recently. When his lively and annoying sister Emma (4) disappears, all Mortimer has to do to save her is the adventurous journey into the junk dimension. After all, the parents must never find out that he lost his little sister while babysitting.