We're delighted to present a series of acclaimed Irish short cinema, presented in association with Screen Ireland

This week's theme is Shorts to Features - we're showcasing filmmakers whose short film funded by Screen Ireland led to a feature film. Watch the animation Cúilín Dualach by Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner) below.

Cúilín Dualach lives in a small town in the west of Ireland. He is the apple of his mother's eye, yet his father shows him little affection. Everywhere he goes, people stare at him. Cúilín strives to fit in as best he can but that can be a difficult when your head is on backwards.

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 Watch more short films from Screen Ireland here