I LOVE MY CITY screening 2013
in association with St. Patrick’s Festival and RTÉ Shortscreen
Eat My Shorts at Castlepalooza 2012
This year for our Castlepalooza event we held an online competition called The Brief Brief where film makers submitted short shorts (90 secs or less) around the theme ‘brief’. We held 5 rounds of voting and the winner of each round got to pack their tent and wellies and come with us to Castlepalooza. We were scheduled to have one screening on Saturday in the castle but our crowd was so massive that we decided to put on two! As usual we had our lovely friends dishing out popcorn and treats to our hungry audience who were tickled pink by our selection of Brief Brief winners and hand picked shorts! photos by Katy Dawe
EAT MY SHORTS FESTIVAL 2012, THE TWISTED PEPPER, JUNE 9
The Summer of 2012 saw the very first full day festival in Eat My Shorts history! The Twisted Pepper was the perfect venue for us to screen over 50 short films and host free workshops and talks by Bowsie Workshop, Secret School of Sound, Mary Kate O’Flanagan, Ailish Bracken, Conor Barry, Clare Creely, Storymap Dublin and more. Of course, as always, we filled our audience to the gills with free popcorn and lollies!
EAT MY SHORTS CINEBUS, THE BEATYARD 2012
May 2012 found us acting the maggot down the back of the bus. Every half hour 10-12 people boarded the Big Blue Bus armed with popcorn and fizzy cola lollies and were treated to a screening of 5 great short films.
SCARED SHORTLESS AT GRAND SOCIAL
On a cold and creepy Halloween weekend, we took over the main bar of Grand Social. where we screened 10 terrifying, ghoulish, blood-spattered short films. The crowd crawled in clad in creepy clobber. We gave out edible apendidges, decked out the joint in blood, guts & pumpkins and of course we had our own specially design cocktail…redrum!
Eat My Shorts at Castlepalooza 2011
Eat My Shorts took to the roads for our summer holidays and headed down to Charleville Castle in Tullamore, with 10 filmmakers and their friends, for the amazing Castlepalooza festival. We screened 10 sensational shorts in the beautiful setting of the ballroom in the castle. People were queueing out the door for our super volunteers Anne and Aisling to furnish them with freshly popped corn, cadet and homemade cookies (made by Aisling!) while we banged out some movie soundtrack tunes before we got down to the business at hand. It was an AMAZING experience for all involved and we can’t wait for the next festival.
DARKLIGHT FESTIVAL 2012
We had great time doing a spot of programming for our friends at Darklight Festival 2012, where we screened 10 of our favourite shorts from our first two years. It was a great privelage to show what we do at such a great festival and their ‘strictly roots’ theme suited us down to the ground (sorry about the terrible pun!)
CINE-CAB AT THE BEATYARD
At the Beatyard launch, hosted by Not Saying Boo!, we selected 4 of our favourites and screened them in the Cinecab, an old black cab we commandeared and kitted out! The Cinecab seats 4-5 people at a time and we had popcorn and fizzy cola lollies for people to munch on as they waited their turn. It was alot of fun and we can’t wait till our next opportunity to screen somewhere a bit weird like that!
EAT MY SHORTS 2
Our second ever event took place on the 4th Feb 2011 in Exchange Dublin, Temple Bar. Again, the venue was literally overflowing and unfortunately (but excitingly) we even had to turn punters away at the door as we were so full! Free popcorn, fizzy cola lollies, apple lollies, cadet orange, starmix’s and aero caramels were devoured by everyone and we headed up to the Workman’s Club afterwards buzzing on sugar and hyper from the brilliant shorts!
We screened shorts by Daniel Butler, Nicky Gogan, Will St Leger, Adam Conroy, Conor Drum, Niall Cutler, Pauric Brennan, Chris O’ Hara, Ghosttrain Willy (SharonMannion), Half A Giraffe (Gemma Creagh) & Andy Rea.
EAT MY SHORTS 1
June 2010 saw the inaugural Eat My Shorts take place in Exchange Dublin, Temple Bar. The night was a massive success, we packed out the venue and even managed to cram a few more standing around the edges. We had freshly popped corn and cadet cola, cola lollys and apple lollys. Not to mention the 11 stunning, sometimes pant-wettingly hilarious, sometimes face-wettingly poignant, short films. And for nothing, zip, nada, feck all, no money…. what we’re trying to say is the whole bleedin’ thing was FREE OF CHARGE!