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Doors 10:45 

Session 11:00 - 17:15approx

On the Verge of ___

16m

Russian Federation

Tensions between father and son are brought to the boil after an uncle arrives from the USA

 

Open Fire

5m

United Kingdom

Harriet is hiding out in the wood when a stranger comes across her, but is this a chance meeting. A revenge Western.

 

Desolate

2m

United Kingdom

Desolate is a short experimental film exploring the contrast between the isolation of a room and the world outside of it.

 

DER AUSFLUG - THE CAMPING TRIP (dir. J. Karasek)

38m 55s

Austria

A weekend together out in nature — father and son alone, with a tent and beer, talking about men’s business. What at first seems to be a harmless trip that Max undertakes with his father slowly turns into an unexpected horror trip in which the regained bond between the two is truly put to the test.

 

NOVEMBER (dir. Jensen)

20m

Denmark

A nameless Norwegian woman tries to make it as a writer in the Danish film industry. Unfortunately, she has already run out of ideas. Yet, like all cinematic meta-narrators before her, she is good for a self-conscious voice-over and a montage of frustrated writer’s block gestures. If only all those thoughts could amount to one good idea.

 

YOU or ME

6m 8s

United States

A New Yorker comes face-to-face with an unwanted guest forcing him to choose...YOU or ME

 

STAND UP (dir. V. Virkajärvi)

10m 33s

Finland

Stand Up comedian Tomi hears news that rattles his world just before going on stage. In the next one minute, he manages to destroy his relationship, maybe for good. Can Tomi bounce back from the mistakes he’s made?

 

The HappyCamper™

3m 51s

United Kingdom

Are you feeling down, miserable, or like you can't keep on going anymore? Then you need The HappyCamper™ to cover up that pain!  "You'll Still want to die: but you won't look sad about it!" 

 

AFTER SILENCE (Dir. H. Himmelreich)

4m

Germany

After Silence addresses the inner process of mental and emotional regeneration of human psyche. To visually represent this process the film uses the imaginary from Egyptian mythology and its concept of the journey into the afterlife in an abstract manner. 

 

 

50m. Interval

 

NOVEMBER (dir. Jensen)

20m

Denmark

A nameless Norwegian woman tries to make it as a writer in the Danish film industry. Unfortunately, she has already run out of ideas. Yet, like all cinematic meta-narrators before her, she is good for a self-conscious voice-over and a montage of frustrated writer’s block gestures. If only all those thoughts could amount to one good idea.

 

Aim Point

15m

Japan

Subaru Moritani (Waki Katakura) is a cop who is chasing for the criminal who killed her father as when he was also a cop.  10 years after his death, Subaru waits for her best friend, Nanayo Ohmori (Mika Toyama) at the bar where his father's former buddy Kenzo Deme (Hitomi Matsuda) opened after his retirement. Subaru and the other two were supposed to spend a peaceful and relaxing night, however, Nanayo had something else in her mind...

 

BABY

14m

Peru

An unnerving encounter with her estranged father at a night club while on a weekend back home in Lima is enough to remind Lía (19) that there are unhealed wounds. She will be forced to understand that the only person who can take care of her now is herself. 

 

FAITH - VERA (ВЕРА) (dir. T. Fedorovskaya)

15m

Russian Federation

An old widower, former radio operator, perceives flashing bulb as his late wife's messages from Heavens.

 

MISSING MIDNIGHT (dir. Inderbitzin)

5m 43s

Switzerland

During a fatal night out George meets a stranger in a bar. As the two of them engage in a conversation that goes deeper and deeper into the complexity of the human mind, George begins to wonder if this seemingly by chance encounter was really as coincidental as it seemed at first.

 

Misty

2m 43s

United Kingdom

A blind girl sneaks into a drama school one morning before classes start to dance. To her surprise she finds she is not alone in the practice room. The other individual encourages her to dance alongside their music. This individual is a young pianist practicing early before class, he is overwhelmed by this girl’s ability despite her blindness as they begin an impromptu performance together. Their performance is prematurely interrupted by a group of acting students wanting the pianist to practice with them. The pianist is quickly drawn back to everyday life but when he glances over to the blind girl leaving he sees her in a different way to before…

 

First Date

7m 51s

United Kingdom

An idealistic love story set to the backdrop of urban London.

 

Overpass

6m

United Kingdom

A troubled teenage girl forms a close bond with a wild horse. Overpass by boasts a fantastic lead performance from Erin Lonsdale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Friends

4m 33s

United Kingdom

A short story about loss and the difficulty of dealing with it, shot in a minimalistic but beautiful way. A single shot that carries a lot of emotions with an unexpected ending.  

 

Bedtime

12m

United Kingdom

A boy tries to scare his younger sister by telling her a series of sinister stories before her bedtime. Our story is a halloween-esque student film created in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

 

FLORA (dir. C. Im)

4m 17s

United States

Experimental animation about gender and sexuality, the awkwardness of division. Uncanny sculptures of vagina and penis are the main element.

 

THE DISGUISE

17m 38s

United Kingdom

The Disguise is an intimate film about the lives of two women in London. One is conservative, holding on to her native symbols and customs, while the other is liberal and assimilated into the western world. One day, an incident on the road, a hate crime, pushes matters to a head, and forces them to rethink their concepts of identity.   This film makes no attempt to arrive at any answers, and instead just leaves some questions hanging: what is culture? What is integration? What is acceptance? And who decides how we choose to live?  

 

2FACES

1m

Martinique

A couple preparing a love journey ...

 

Baba Babee Skazala: Grandmother Told Grandmother

1h 9m 10s

United States

When Home is What You Carry in Your Heart  The little-known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United States, creating new homes and communities through their grit, faith and deep belief in the importance of preserving culture. 

 

IDOL (dir. L. Taraz)

8m 33s

Germany

The artist Loudo should have submitted a commissioned work some time ago, but he is in a blockade. When he finally - inspired by his muse - creates a masterpiece, his manager and his muse get into a violent argument over the sale of the work. Only too late Loudo realizes what role he was playing in all this.

 

ELI - EIN PORTRAIT - ELI - A PORTRAIT (dir. L. Nguyen)

6m 40s

Germany

“In the end your soul wants to follow your body. Your body wants to follow your soul.” while documentaries dealing with the topic transgender, always have this voyeuristic character, though they actually try to be illuminating, ELI shows you an intimate and honest look in the intellectual world of a trans* person.

 

Skin Deep

2m 4s

United Kingdom

A girl suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. She hides it from her father, as her life caves in around her.

session three Tuesday 16th April 

11:00 - 17:00

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