10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00
The Escaping block will feature 7 Nat/Intl Shorts Films:
The Wood Burning Savages – ‘I Don’t Know Why I Do It To Myself’
2019 Special Recognition Award, Shane Serrano
Directed by Shane Serrano
Runtime: 5 minutes
Fresh out of education, thrown into the rat race, a race to the top, not all will survive, why do we do it to ourselves.
Directed by Zoel Aeschbacher
Runtime: 18 minutes
When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance, intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.
Directed by Laura Kavanagh
Runtime: 7 minutes, 20 seconds
Angela and her two young kids have been evicted from their home. Angela struggles to maintain a sense of normality as an increasingly desperate situation unfolds.
Directed by Paul Marques Duarte
Runtime: 24 minutes, 55 seconds
When Adèle, an english teacher, spontaneously lets a young 15 years old migrant, illegaly board a ferry for england with her class, she is far from grasping the importance of her gesture and its consequences on this overnight trip.
Directed by Laura O’ Shea & Tony Doyle
Runtime: 11 minutes, 57 seconds
Two strangers ‘match’ online and meet for a casual ride – of a Monday, no less. What they both expected is quickly turned on its head, as they both face their separate issues together over the course of one night.
Winner – 2019 Best Actor in a Female Role, Svetlana Alekseevna Barandich
Directed by Dekel Berenson
Runtime: 15 minutes
Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine and works in a meat processing plant. Desperate for a better life for herself and her 16-year-old daughter, she is lured by a radio advertisement to attend a party organized for foreign men who are touring the country, searching for love.
A White Horse
Winner – 2019 Best Overall Film
Directed by Shaun O Connor
Runtime: 10 minutes, 52 seconds
1970s Ireland. A young female patient has escaped a psychiatric hospital and rings home from a telephone box…. but her parents are waiting for the call.