Graduates’ films at Dublin International Film Festival
A big shout out to Tania Notaro and James Fitzgerald whose short films are being screened at this year’s Dublin International Film festical (DIFF).
Set in 90s Dublin, Tania Notaro’s directorial debut Glitterbug features two young female DJs whose dreams of making it big in London are crushed when one of them is diagnosed with HIV. Tania is also appearing in an online panel discussion on queer representation in cinema at the festival which is streaming online now.
Tickets to see James Fitzgerald’s short film Bad Boy Buck tomorrow in the Lighthouse Cinema have already sold out. The film chronicles the aftermath of married farmer’s one night stand with another man, and his attempts to hide the affair from his family.
Fitzgerald’s last short film The Invisible Boy was longlisted for an Oscar in 2021 and was shortlisted for a Young Director Award at Cannes
Bad Boy Buck and Glitterbug are among the 25 short films that have been selected from over 750 submissions worldwide.
Gráinne Humphreys, DIFF Festival Director said:
“The short film format has always been a vital part of the festival, acting as both a showcase for future talent and as an exciting and dynamic art form. Help us celebrate the wealth and diversity on offer.”