RTÉ’s Shortscreen series will feature the two winning 2014 ‘Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission’ films this January.
Shortscreen features the best of Irish Short Films every Monday night on RTÉ2 with the films also available on the RTÉ Player.
The Great Wide Open Directed by Ciarán Dooley will screen on Monday 9th January at 11.50pm. The Great Wide Open tells the story of Etain and her grandfather and the summer she spends helping to make them both him & his derelict boat seaworthy again. John Kavanagh and Elena O’Connor star as the central duo with music score by Dublin based composer Stefan French and the film is produced by Mark Holland. The Great Wide Open was nominated for an IFTA Award in the Best Short Film category in 2016 and was thew inner of Best Cork Short at the 60th Cork Film Festival.
Ben Conway’s Looks Like Rain will screen on Monday 16th January at 11.50pm. Looks Like Rain is set to the backdrop of the 1960’s, and tells the story of a boy’s banishment to the back yard as his mother races against the elements to get food on the table. The film stars Aoibhinn McGinnity (Love/Hate, Poison Pen) and Garrett Lombard (Stella Days, Pure Mule). Looks Like Rain was directed by Kevin o’Farrell and produced by Dave Leahy and Liam Ryan for Warrior Films. Ben Conway won the ‘Best Short Film Script Award’ at the Zebbie Awards by the Writers Guild of Ireland in 2016.
Both films were awarded funding through the Galway Film Centre/ RTÉ Short Film Award Scheme in 2014. For details on the 2016 scheme see this link.