Two Irish short films to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival March 13, 2013 Watch clips from FEAR OF FLYING and THE GIRL WITH THE MECHANICAL MAIDEN, both of which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that two Irish films, FEAR OF FLYING written and directed by Conor Finnegan and THE GIRL WITH THE MECHANICAL MAIDEN written and directed by Andrew Legge as part of their short film line-up in New York this coming April.Both films are in receipt of funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB). FEAR OF FLYING tells the story of a small bird which makes the decision not to migrate for winter due to his fear of flying. Miniature sets and hand-made puppets set the scene for the animation, while Mark Doherty (A Film with Me in it) voiced main character Dougal. In THE GIRL WITH THE MECHANICAL MAIDEN, an inventor takes an unorthodox approach to childrearing after the death of his wife. The film has already picked up the best Short Award at the Galway Film Fleadh. FEAR OF FLYING was funded by the Frameworks short film scheme funded by the IFB, RTÉ and the Arts Council. The film picked up the Best Animation Award at the Galway Film Fleadh and the LA Shorts Festival.THE GIRL WITH THE MECHANICAL MAIDEN was funded by Filmbase and the Arts Council and received DCP support from the IFB.