2019 Student 4 Loving Care

Student Screenings Block 4: Loving Care

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Wednesday, October 23rd
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00

The Loving Care block will feature 10 Student Films:

Anorexia NervosaAnorexia Nervosa
Directed by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Runtime: 10 minutes, 51 seconds

A documentary focusing on anorexia nervosa through the experience of two contributors. It explores the condition through the perspectives of both genders, the everyday reality, how an innocent quest for a better figure can manifest into mental illness and the recovery and services available within Northern Ireland.

Directed by Jing Joaquin
Runtime: 12 minutes, 55 seconds

A Halloween heist is conjured up in an attempt to reunite a grief-stricken woman with her loved one.

Jill and GilesJill & Giles
Directed by Alison Byrne
Runtime: 13 minutes, 5 seconds

Jill and Giles is a short human interest portrait documentary based on an English couple who have spent 20 years living and working on a boat with half of that time being spent on the River Shannon in Ireland. This documentary focuses on Jill and Giles’ initial decision to live on the boat, their work and hobbies. It explores the themes of unconventionality, freedom and belonging.

Directed by Tara O’Callaghan
Runtime: 14 minutes, 35 seconds

Shauna is an audacious young girl living on the North Side of Dublin, forced to come to terms with the fact she is pregnant. She splits her time between caring for her sick mother, going to school and working in the local pub. When her ex-boyfriend won’t even acknowledge her existence, the reality of her situation sets in.

The Sunny Side UpThe Sunny Side Up
Directed by Peter Kilmartin
Runtime: 10 minutes, 30 seconds

Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs both served years in prison for crimes they did not commit. After being exonerated, what are the chances they both met and fell in love? This film explores how love can prevail, and hearts can keep beating when a soul is dragged through so much.

In the Glass HouseIn the Glass House
Directed by Anna Evgenevna Zhukovets
Runtime: 13 minutes, 54 seconds

A documentary not only about those who ask themselves these questions every day. A film not only about autism spectrum disorder or Asperger’s syndrome, but about all of us. Every human being has autistic traits. Everyone has their inner world, their perception, their glass house.

Hearts and CraftsHearts & Crafts
Directed by Harry Lee
Runtime: 4 minutes, 48 seconds

Hearts & Crafts is a heartwarming romantic short film about a pair of 10 year old, Oscar and Aimee, as they navigate the soaring highs and depressing lows of their first relationship.

Archie's BatArchie’s Bat
Directed by Shannon Egan
Runtime: 2 minutes, 25 seconds

Archie’s Bat is a story about a lonely young boy who is surprisingly given the chance at friendship when his path crosses with an injured bat. However, Archie will learn that not only is a bat not the best play mate, but there’s responsibility in caring for another living being.

Speak to HerSpeak To Her
Directed by Jack Desmond
Runtime: 4 minutes, 13 seconds

Obafemi is an Eritrean bouncer in a Dublin club. He tries to work up the courage to speak to Natka, a bathroom attendant, learning Polish to overcome the language barrier between them.

Be Happy to Be YouBe Happy to Be You
Directed by Ebony Corcoran
Runtime: 4 minutes, 55 seconds

Irina, aged 11 has lived in Ireland for 5 years. She is confronted with questions about identity as a Romanian living in Ireland. In her struggle to find her own identify, she realises that happiness comes from being accepted for whoever you are, wherever you live, regardless of your nationality.

2019 Student Screenings

Student Screenings Block 1: Chosen Destination
Student Screenings Block 2: Don’t Get Caught
Student Screenings Block 3: Stuck in a Moment
Student Screenings Block 4: Loving Care
Student Screenings Block 5: What’s Right in Front of You

Full 2019 Festival Schedule

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