Irish Shorts How Was Your Day and Geist Selected for SXSW

Posted February 10, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
How Was Your Day
How Was Your Day

How Was Your Day? and Geist have been officially selected for the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas next month.

The live action short How Was Your Day?, directed by Damien O’Donnell and based on a short story by Nollaig Rowan, follows a woman who is excited about the approaching birth of her first child. Funded under the Irish Film Board’s Signatures short film scheme, it was the winner of the Best Irish Short award at the Academy Award®-accredited Foyle Film Festival.

The animation Geist, written and directed by Sean Mullen, Ben Harper and Alex Sherwood, follows a shipwrecked fisherman who takes shelter in an abandoned house on a remote island, but soon realises he is not alone. Funded under the Irish Film Board’s Frameworks short film scheme, it won the Best Animated Sequence in a Short Film award at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Both films will screen at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival as part of the ADIFF Shorts 2 programme on Friday, February 26th.

SXSW is the annual set of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences and will take place 11-20th March 2016