Following an open call this autumn, here’s your chance to view a series of short films from some emerging filmmakers in the Midwest, followed by Q&A with actor and producer, Pete Moles.
Strawberry Milkshake by Eleni Kalantzi │ Duration: 9.25 │ Subtitled
Alex, 23, has a peculiar relationship with time; he is never truly present in one dimension. When his girlfriend, Zoe, 22, proposes to share a strawberry milkshake, he travels to the past and visits his childhood memories. Alex gets lost in a reality where present, past, and future collide.
Vonnie: Ireland’s Forgotten Fashion Icon by Renata Lima │ Duration: 17.40
Fashion, family and fate. An intimate family portrait is woven as three sisters recollect the legacy of their mother Vonnie Reynolds; an Irish forgotten fashion icon forced to retire after a tragic accident. When fate finds its way and identity fades, these three sisters look for what it takes to be remembered.
Temporality in Movement directed by Andrew Thomas and Kevin Cawley
A short experimental dance film about the use of the body as an instrument of temporal expression, focusing on how our memories are held and revealed in our movement.
Asset of Teeth, directed by Róisín Leavy-Sahin
When Joey’s grandfather leaves her a disappointing item in his will, she is pulled into one last adventure.
Beoirs Whidden, directed by Peter Mongan │ Duration: 15.22
Art, history & culture all tied together with tradition. This short documentary explores an extraordinary culture through the stories and memories of local Traveller women.
Nell Donovan displays the art of making flowers from crepe paper and steel wire. Julia Sweeney writes children’s books to help connect Traveller and settled children through education. Nora Corcoran recalls memories from her childhood as she forages in the forest. Kathleen Sweeney picks periwinkles and explains how they were sold as a form of making money.
Sour Milk, directed by Mark Keane
Produced by Miriam Garcia Mortell
SOUR MILK is a snapshot of a teenage relationship between two boys. It finds them alone in a kitchen at night. One boy wants the other to take him seriously and does something extreme in order to prove himself…
Early in 2022, glór, as part of the NASC venue network initiative announced the appointment of two Young Curators, Mary Nagle from Corofin, Co. Clare and Fiona O’Connell from Cratloe, Co. Clare. These Young Curators were tasked with developing a programme of work by young people for young people to be presented at glór from September to November 2022.
Eleni Kalantzi was born in 1995 in Athens, Greece. She graduated in 2018 from the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Eleni is also a youth worker with a specialisation in Communication, Social Media, Photography and Film-making. She has worked as a content manager and photographer for the website Meet me in Athens.
In 2019, she produced, wrote, and directed her first fiction short film Strawberry Milkshake in Athens, Greece. In 2020, she made her first documentary Don’t die with your song inside in Galway. She is currently doing a Master of Arts in Film Production and Direction at the National University of Ireland Galway.
Renata Lima is an emerging Ireland-based filmmaker who made her directorial debut in 2014 with her short-documentary Where have the picture houses gone? selected in the pitching competition of the educational TV channel ‘Canal Futura’.
Renata moved to Ireland in 2017 and has been involved with the local film industry in various ways since then. She has produced two short films (The Solitary Dolphin and Greyhound Girl) currently in post-production and is also a member of the Viewing Panel from IndieCork Film Festival. She has been most recently awarded by ENGINE Docs film scheme (Film in Limerick in partnership with SheffieldDocFest) to produce Vonnie: Ireland’s Forgotten Fashion Icon.
Róisín Leavy-Sahin was born in Washington DC, and now lives in Limerick. She is a 17 year old and Asset of Teeth is her first short film, made with the support of the members of Emerging Limerick Filmmakers. She was 15 when she successfully pitched the project and, due to delays caused by Covid, aged 16 during the shoot.
Peter Mongan is a young Traveller filmmaker from the west of Ireland. Peter enjoys making films and documentaries based on his heritage and the history that surrounds it. The art of filmmaking has always interested me, even if I go to the cinema I sometimes find myself admiring the different angles and styles used more than the movie itself.
Mark Keane is a filmmaker from Limerick. He is currently based in Dublin. SOUR MILK is his debut short and it recently won Best Short Film at the Belfast Film Festival.