Triskel Christchurch launches +Short Film programme

Triskel Christchurch Cinema is launching a new short film programme screening a different film each month.

+Short Film will be a dedicated initiative to screen a short film each month as support to one of the feature films in its regular programme.

Chris O'Neill, head of cinema at Triskel Christchurch said +Short Film has been something he wanted to do for a long time. 

"There was a period of time when short films frequently played in Irish cinemas with feature-length movies and I think it's a great idea - an audience comes to see a film and is introduced to this other work they may otherwise have seen," he said.

"Sadly, cinemas stopped regularly screening short films in the eighties which is a real shame. Therefore, I'm delighted we are able to invite these talented filmmakers to show their films at Triskel."

Clio Barnard’s feature film Dark River starring Ruth Wilson and Sean Bean will be screening at the Triskel from March 18 to 21 and will be accompanied by the short film Answer Print. 

Barnard welcomes the initiative to include short films with the feature-length programme. She says "Answer Print is exquisite - incredibly beautiful and highly skilled filmmaking - I’m very proud and excited that Dark River will be projected with Mónica Savirón’s film".

Answer Print directed by Mónica Savirón is a film in continuous deterioration. It is made with decaying, turned magenta sound and silent 16mm films from different stocks and genres that had been discarded by others. This avant-garde short film received its world premiere at the New York Film Festival.

+Short Film launched in January of this year with Everything Alive Is In Movement, a Cork-made short film directed by Linda Curtin that won the Best Cork Short award at Cork Film Festival 2017. 

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