A selection of the latest Irish shorts will be screened on Saturday, 19th May, to celebrate the short-format cinema tradition emanating from the Emerald Isle. A journey of discovery into the land of mist and magic, enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality of Ireland are all captured by genre-defying short films, from realistic portrayals of real-life persons to experimental cinema – this work has not been screened at local cinemas or TV.

One of the films is Native, starring Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the Enemy), followed by a Q&A with director and co-producer Linda Breathnach and producer Marina Donahue. The audience will vote for the best film, and, with the sponsorship of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, The Store by P Cutajar, Miracle Foods and Neriku Catering, there will not only be prizes for the audience, but also a free taster of Bushmills, appetisers and mini pastries included in the ticket.

The festival is hosted by Audrey Scerri, curated by Eibh Collins of IndieCork Festival, and supported by the Embassy of Ireland. Entry costs 12 euros. Free parking is available at St Patrick’s Salesian School.

The event will take place on 19th May at 7.30 pm at Salesians Theatre in Sliema. Tickets can be booked on 9905 2482 or