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WFT Short Film Showcase: Online Screening

WFT Short Film Showcase: Online Screening

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Hello WFT Members! 

You can now access the 2023 Short Film Showcase online.

If you wish to become a WFT member or renew your membership, you can complete the process here.

Once you sign up, a password-protected link with the Showcase Online Screening will be sent to you in the confirmation email. 

It is extremely important to note that this link is not to be shared with anyone else.

Women in Film & Television Ireland is proud to present the line up for their annual Short Film Showcase programme, which took place in IFI on Thursday 30th November. Now in its 6th year, the WFT 2023 Showcase celebrated the breadth and strength of work being made by new and established women filmmakers in Ireland today.

In partnership with the IFI and supported by Coimisiún na Meán, the annual event was followed by an awards ceremony with stunning prizes for Honourable Mention, Best Writer, Best Non-narrative Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film and Runner Up. The Showcase is eligible to all WFT members and provides a platform for both emerging and established women’s voices in the industry.


Can a strained mother-daughter relationship survive a break from age old tradition?

Writer: Siún O Connor / Director: Siún O Connor / Producer: Arcade Film and Escape Pod Media / DOP: Dan Keane


Moving through a series of tableaux vivants, Dolorosa is a short film reflecting on humanity in all its glory, innocence and desperation, power and vulnerability.

Writer: Emma Martin / Directors: Emma Martin and Hugh O’Conor / Producer: Zlata Filipovic / DOP: Albert Hooi


An ordinary day takes a sinister turn for a woman and her child when a stranger walks into their isolated rural home.

Writer: Sinéad O’Loughlin / Director: Sinéad O’Loughlin / Producer: Lara Hickey / DOP: Daniel Keane


Julie, a young woman tormented by her reaction to a life-changing event, must reflect on her return home to the family farm in order to conquer her own feelings of guilt.

Writer: Laura Whelan / Director: Aisling O’Regan Sargent / Producer: Laura Whelan / DOP: Alba Fernandez

Waiting Day

A young mother struggles alone to make ends meet from one social welfare payment to the next. Their love and humour carries them through even the toughest encounters.

Writer: Lynn Ruane / Director: Grace Dyas / Producer: Claire Byrne / DOP: Narayan Van Maele


After a wild opening night, an actress races to the theatre late for an important performance. As she prepares to go onstage, she tries to piece together the happening from the previous night. 

Writer: Kate Stanley Brennan / Director: Kate Stanley Brennan / Producer: Kate Stanley Brennan / DOP: Sophie O’Donovan

Wednesday’s Child

Marie faces her first day as a Social worker. Despite her optimism, a house call quickly brings her down to reality.

Writer: Caroline Harvey Director: Laura O’Shea Producer: Caroline Harvey / Co-producer: Charleigh Bailey DOPs: Evan Barry

Miss Patti

A seemingly deferential cleaning woman uses the anonymity of her position to gain access to her client’s lives and bolster her hidden career as a hugely successful social media personality.

Writer: Kate Hamilton / Director: Grasie Mercedes & Kate Hamilton / Producer: Natalie Britton / DOP: Allie Schultz

The sixth annual screening event was a partnership with the IFI and was funded with the generous support of the Coimisiún na Meán. Special thanks to our prize sponsors for the 2023 Showcase:

    Congratulations to all the contenders and to our winners:

    • Honourable Mention: WFT Member NATALIE BRITTON for MISS PATTI

    • Best Film Runner Up: WFT Member CLAIRE BYRNE for WAITING DAY

    • Best Non-Narrative Film: WFT Member ZLATA FILIPOVIC for DOLOROSA

    • Best Script: WFT Member SINEAD O’LOUGHLIN for LAMB

    • Best Cinematography: WFT Member ALBA FERNANDEZ for STABLE

    • Best Film: WFT Member KATE STANLEY BRENNAN for PANTO


    Women in Film and Television International is a voluntary foundation promoting greater representation of women on screen and behind the camera, with a membership of over thirteen thousand professionals worldwide.


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