Engine Shorts

ENGINE Shorts aims to inspire and support up-and-coming writers, directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience. Run by Innovate Limerick / Film in Limerick the ENGINE Short Film Scheme is a partnership between Arts Offices in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

Clare Arts Office is participating with the support of Creative Ireland.

From hard-hitting dramas to surreal pandemic-themed black comedies, the shortlist reflects the diverse voices and broad visions of the emerging talent the Mid-West has to offer.

15 projects were shortlisted after 131 applications were received from across the Mid-West region including five shortlisted applications from Clare.

Each team then went through a supported development process with training and support from Film in Limerick. Following the development stage, the 15 shortlisted teams pitched to an industry panel of Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, Juliette Bonass and Clare Dunne. The successful Clare applicant was

Try and Touch
Writer / Director: Nell Hensey

Nell has now received funding of €12,500 to make her short film with producer Gemma O’Shaughnessy.

The other shortlisted Clare applicants who received the supported development process were:

Flowers of Regret

Writer: Peadar Clancy
Director: James Skerritt

Writer / Director: Stephen Hall

The Longshot
Writer / Producer: Ruaidhri Carmody
Director: Damien Varley

The First Man Cave
Writer: Teresa Carmody-O’Shea

The Miracle of Colonel Sanders’ Tears
Writer / Director: Treasa O’Brien
Producer: Stephen Barrett