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Signal's Short Film Fest at the Mermaid 2012


Signal Arts Centre Film Fest is an annual event,showcasing independent short films from around the world and is a platform for the independent filmmakers from any nation.

All films were judged by our in-house panel, were screened in the Mermaid Arts Centre on the and the winning short films were shown on 3e with an average audience of 26,000 viewers.

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2012 saw some very high standards but the stand out piece was "Hearing Silence"

Directed by Hilary Fennell, this Film Festival winner delves into a world where sound plays a crucial and increasingly frustrating role, as we learn how professional musician Elizabeth Petcu is coping with going deaf.






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In 2nd spot was "Nothing Nowhere".

This wonderful supernatural thriller narrowly missed out on the top prize.

Written & directed by Ian Campbell, tells the story of JK.

On the run from drug dealers, JK hides out in a church

where the consequences of his actions are played out repeatedly.

This short was very well recieved at the festival screening..

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Third spot went to the fabulous "Muddy Feet Mountain High".

A Celtic comedy written and directed by Benjamin Barry.

This light hearted tale tells the story of The Celt in a race against time

to get to his comrades. But will he make it in good speed?

Film List 2012 at the Signal Arts Film Fest


  • Hearing Silence
  • Nothing Nowhere
  • Muddy Feet Mountain High
  • ..for peace comes dropping slow..
  • My Fault
  • A Pedigree Performance
  • What's Wrong With You Baby
  • Into White
  • How Bad Can One Day Be?
  • Gone too Long

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Signal's Short Film Fest at the Mermaid 2013


Signal Arts Centre Film Fest second annual event, showcasing independent short films from around the world and is a platform for the independent filmmakers from any nation.

 

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This year saw some very high standards but the darling of the show was "The Beast of Bath"

The Beast of Bath is a comedy short film that pays tribute to Monster Movies of the past. Animated in a Diorama style and drawn in a striking monochrome, The Beast of Bath will surprise you with more twists and turns than a yacht in a sea storm.






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In 2nd spot was "The Climb"
On the 29th November 2011, after one year of planning, and talking about it, James Gernon and Rhys McAllister left for Torres del Paine, in Chilean Patagonia. They set out from Dublin at five in the morning, and after thirty six hours of traveling, which included, two taxis, and three planes, they arrived in Puerto Natales ready to take on the central column. Check out a video of their near fatal climbing adventure. Filmed by James Gernon and Rhys McAllister Edited by Ross Killeen Directed by Rhys McAllister Produced by Rhys McAllister, James Gernon and Red Bull Ireland.

 

 

 

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Third spot went to the fabulous "Tiger Tiger" Made in 2012, an attempt to dress up ugly Celtic Tiger traits in handsome film noir clothes. Ian Cambpell's second short film as writer/director.

 

 

 

Film List 2013 at the Signal Arts Film Fest


  • The Beast of Bath
  • The Climb
  • Tiger Tiger 
  • Summit fever by Don Carey
  • Big Mistake  
  • Flippin the Bird 
  • Within loneliness
  • Private Investigations
  • Phoenix Medium Rare
  • Hell or High Water

 

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Film Fest 2013, What a Great Night Had By All!


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Another great night for Signal Arts Centre on 22nd May with the showing of our second ten shortlisted short film selection in the Mermaid.
The standard was incredibly high once more!
Greg Murray, as usual, did an amazing job as Master of Ceremonies, he makes it look very easy but it is an acquired skill and we are eternally grateful to him for his input.
I would particularly like to thank our sponsors: 3e for showing the winning film on the national channel, FilmBase and also local business Cine Electric for the generous vouchers provided by them for the top three winners. Big thanks to The Mermaid for the use of the space and also the technical input.
This year we are very lucky to have Tony Clarke on staff who created three amazing trophies for the top three winners; Declan McMahon, another staff member was wonderful taking on all the technical business of putting the films together and also filming the event on the night.
Aidan Flynn from Central Press has kindly sponsored the printing of this programme and is a great patron of Signal Arts Centre. And, of course, both panels of judges who gave their time and expertise with great enthusiasm..
Special thanks to: The staff in Signal especially Caroline, who put in numerous hours trying to get promotions, prizes etc. for the night and also she spent hours talking to people as they arrived, on the night, for the cameras to go on the Signal TV.
Sylvia, who not only sat in on the first panel but also was in control of the films on the night well done Sylvia, went off without the slightest hitch! Linde who designed the programme, June who sold the tickets and of course, ex-staff such as Penny and Denis, who both sat on the first panel and helped out on the night.
Have a look at some of the images that Denis took on the night and watch out for the video from Declan on SignalTV.


 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Signal's Short Film Fest at the Mermaid 2014

 

 

Signal Arts Centre Film Fest is an annual event,showcasing independent short films from around the world and is a platform for the independent filmmakers from any nation.

All films were judged by our in-house panel, were screened in the Mermaid Arts Centre on the 22nd of May and the winning short film was shown on 3e with an average audience of 26,000 viewers.

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Once again, this year saw some very high standards but the stand out piece was "Behind Bars"

Director Leon Kavanagh's short film Behind Bars, which takes a satirical look at life in the retail industry.






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In 2nd spot was "Complicit".

A man is haunted by his actions and he's nearly out time to make things right.......  Complicit is a film explores the consequences of our actions. A wonderful animation directed by Gavin Hoffman.

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Third spot went to the fabulous "The Amazing".

"The Amazing" an animated film short drawn by Cethan Leahy (Also Director), featuring magicians and a certain Cork theatre!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film List 2014 at the
Signal Arts Film Fest


  • Behind Bars
  • Complicit
  • The Amazing
  • Clouded Conscience
  • Back to the Drawing Board
  • You'll not Grow Old in my Dreams
  • Becoming Bollywood
  • Sink
  • Misery Hill
  • Human Relations