SprÓg : The Shorts for Middle Ones

Aug 1st
3:30 pm
Free event but booking in advance advised |

Venue : GL Theatre  |  3.30pm (+8yrs)


Fresh and inventive, this collection of new short films from around the world offers something for everyone from the age of eight and up. A mix of  both live action and animation, these films offer some very distinctive world views. 

We watch relationships develop through the power of sport (gymnastics and basketball), the paper-based genesis of a new canine superhero and visit a chic Parisian restaurant with a truly unique menu for its most discerning clientele. We watch a fresh way of interpreting art in a gallery, and see how an old, forgotten Rubik’s Cube finds a whole new audience. The dark and dangerous realities of the deep are chillingly explored in an ecological twist on the unseen world of the Blue Planet. Plus there are some madcap antics in two very different films about what happens when a pair of budgerigars suddenly discover their freedom… 

Nearly all the films are dialogue free, with a couple in English – and one which has some brief subtitling of the original Arabic.

Running order:
Father And Daughter, 2016, dir. Chenglin Xie, China (5’21”) – no dialogue
Catastrophe, 2017, dir. Jamille van Wijngaarden, The Netherlands (2’15”) – no dialogue
Outdoors, 2017, dirs. Anne Castaldo, Sarah Chalek, Elsa Nesme and Adrien Rouquié,
France, (6’31”) – no dialogue
Rouff, 2017, dirs. Benjamin Brand, Johannes Engelhardt, Markus Eschrich,
Johannes Lumer and Julius Rosen, Germany (6’28”) – no dialogue
Scrambled, 2017, dir. Bastiaan Schravendeel, The Netherlands (6’26”) – no dialogue
The Language Of Ball, 2017, dir. Ramón Rodriguez, USA (8’47”) – in English and Arabic
with English subtitles
Nouvelle Cuisine, 2017, dir. Manuel Reyes Halaby, Spain (4’22”) – no dialogue
Inclusion Makes The World More Vibrant, 2017, dir. Genevieve Clay-Smith, Australia
(3’07”) – in English with subtitles
Wishing Box, 2017, dirs. Wenli Zhang and Nan Li, USA (5’27”) – no dialogue

These magical tales will delight children age 8+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. Parental discretion is required.






Venue : GL Theatre

15.30pm (+8yrs)

A gentle reminder that if you book a free place and can’t use it, please contact our box office on 051 855 038.





















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