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  • 8 Minutes
    15
    13
    min
    After apocalyptic information leaks about the sun going out, meaning the earth will get dark in eight minutes, forever, chaos covers the whole world except for Gia - a single man under sixty with a boring, poor life.
    George Gogichaishvili & David Abramishvili
  • A Delicate Love
    15
    18
    min
    Peter, a Maths student, works part-time in a delicatessen. When a handsome and sophisticated older man purchases exquisite delicacies, Peter cannot help but be drawn to him and his fantasy life gets way out of hand. A Delicate Love explores the pains and pleasures of coming out and the overwhelming power of fantasy.
    Rachel Dax
  • A Piece of Coal
    15
    10
    min
    A young woman becomes a wife, mother and teacher in the heart of coal mining country, whilst the communities around her are in turmoil.
    Laura Torenbeek
  • A Whole World For a Little World
    PG
    15
    min
    A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.
    Fabrice Bracq
  • Aerodyne
    U
    3
    min
    When an inventor begins work on a flying car invention, an accident in his workshop causes his pet hamster to lose her limbs. Feeling regret, he must decide between finishing his work or bringing her happiness again.
    Tiffany Sigaran
  • After Eric: Part of That World
    12A
    14
    min
    This film follows the story of the real Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid as she tries to exist as 'Part of That World'.
    Marcus J. Richardson
  • All About Emily
    12A
    7
    min
    A modest housekeeper keeps being bullied by an hysterical bourgeois for no apparent reason. Forced to endure these abuses in order to avoid being sent back to Cuba, she makes a discovery that will change everything.
    Valentina Casadei
  • Annie Waits
    12A
    9
    min
    We’ve all waited for ‘the one’. The one who catches our eye, the one who keeps our interest, the one who won’t expect us to trudge down that conventional path. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to begin. Based on, you know - life.
    Marnie Paxton-Harris
  • Bearable
    U
    4
    min
    What if your tribe within the gay community defined you. What if you lived with a real bear.
    David James Holloway
  • Below 0°
    U
    5
    min
    A meteorologist who narrates his experience in the Arctic through a voice recording; And how his life is linked physically and spiritually to nature.
    Itai Hagage & Jonathan Gomez
  • Big Boy
    U
    16
    min
    The boy turns 6. His father for the first time sends him to the store to buy bread. The boy will receive his birthday present, a camera, as long as he completes this mission. In order to prove that he has grown up, the boy decides to take up this challenge. But he has to face many difficulties in...
    Yuri Solodov
  • Blood and Carpet
    18
    76
    min
    Set in Hackney before it became desirable at a time when transport consisted of Lambrettas, Cortinas and Routemaster buses. Fine dining was suet pudding with carrots and peas and a good night out involved pulling, pills, pale ale and a fight. This unique movie is an homage to old British black and white b-movies. Filmed in monochrome and mixed in...
    Graham Fletcher-Cook
  • Bob's Soul
    15
    7
    min
    When a bungled attempt at auto-erotic asphyxia goes awry, the recently deceased Bob pleads with his departing Soul for another chance to live a more meaningful existence.
    Harry Roth
  • Curtain Down
    15
    16
    min
    A queer love story that takes a surreal but tender look at gender, identity and aging as our hero is forced to choose between career and love.
    Emett Casey
  • Decorosa
    12A
    13
    min
    Decorosa keeps a skeleton costume in her bedroom closet, between the nightgowns. That's what love is about.
    Enrique Buleo
  • Drone
    15
    13
    min
    The relationship between two flatmates takes a sinister turn when one of them becomes obsessed with a mysterious droning sound.
    Robert Duncan
  • Dyab
    12A
    20
    min
    12-year-old Dyab is a Kurdish Yazidi boy living at Arbat refuge camp, after the horrendous attacks by the Islamic States on their villages at Shingal Mountains (Sinjar). However, Dyab’s dream is, to become a filmmaker and actor and tell the stories and sufferings of his people to the outside world.
    Mazin M Sherabayani
  • Everything Is Allowed
    15
    18
    min
    When 11 year-old Leo and his 8 year-old sister Eloïze come back from school, they sit in front of a TV game show. The goal is to inflict fake punishments on candidates when they're wrong. A game "not to reproduce at home." But Leo, educated by TV and TV games, reproduces in his own way what he sees on...
    Anaïs Girard-Blanc
  • Family Portrait
    12A
    15
    min
    Margaret must convince her daughter Louise to take responsibility for the family after the death of her father, whilst the family endures the ritual of a family portrait.
    Kelly Holmes
  • FERRUCCIO: Story of a (little) Robot
    U
    7
    min
    Duccio is an inventor by vocation, and in his home workshop tries an exceptional challenge. Thanks to his determination and a bit of magic, a short circuit will create Ferruccio, a robot created by assembling contraptions that has been recycled.
    Stefano De Felici
  • Freelance
    15
    17
    min
    This is the story about typical freelancer, who get into trouble because of his laziness.
    Liliya Tkach
  • Good-bye Adam
    12A
    13
    min
    In a Turkish area of Australia, lives a woman (Eve) in her 40s who has an unhappy marriage, never goes outside of her local area and spends all her days in the isolation of her home like a prisoner. Her biggest joy is the time she spends in the garden at home. A woman (Lilith) pays her visits in...
    Gulsum Guler Ozen
  • Great Gals
    15
    17
    min
    It’s hard to find a new relationship especially if you not interested in balloon fetish.
    Zsuzsanna Bendó
  • Holy F**k
    15
    9
    min
    Holy F**k is a darkly erotic and comedic tale about a demon and an exorcist’s deadly sexual tangle towards release. When we first see Joe the demon, a large blob of a man, he is aching for the priest to cast him out of his bloated vessel. However, both the priest and demon fall victim to performance anxiety. Growing ever...
    Chris Chalklen
  • hu.mans: David Stuart
    15
    12
    min
    A six year old faces an unimaginable tragedy altering his young life and taking it on a dark trajectory. From the depths of despair emerges a determined man who takes control of his demons and turns his life around.
    Chidi Nobi
  • In a Heartbeat
    U
    4
    min
    A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.
    Beth David & Esteban Bravo
  • Infinite
    15
    15
    min
    Given only months to live, a young man calls upon his closest friends to make his existence infinite, through the assembly of five key elements from his life.
    Connor O'Hara
  • iRony
    PG
    8
    min
    A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone. This hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry...
    Radheya Jegatheva
  • Jess & Dave Save the World
    PG
    7
    min
    Jess, an 18 year old girl, is taken on an adventure by a walking eyeball named Dave. Her journey takes her and her toddler brother to space to fight a monster. For Jess, this is a day just like any other. "Jess & Dave Save the World" is a student animation written and drawn by one person in the style...
    Ryan Smith
  • Just Desserts
    U
    5
    min
    A short homage to silent film, slapstick and farce. A hapless waiter struggles to maintain control when a demanding customer and a wooing couple vie for his attention. Before too long another customer makes their presence known and everything starts to unravel.
    Liam Banks
  • Just Want Home
    U
    5
    min
    In the metropolis, the workers living in the illegal area of city. They build up a small community by suitcase-size tents. Why they choose to live in a small tent neither a safe, steady house. It was a story abort a young woman, who once has a lovely lifetime in her home.
    Tiffany Chen
  • Kinetic
    15
    10
    min
    Dr. Michael Cohen, a naive new psychatrist, has his first interview with Patient DE-157, otherwise known as Kraven Malek. Aware of the dangers of his patients past, Michael approaches Kraven in a different light, trying to appeal to any humanity that Kraven has left. As this interview continues, the tables turn and it begins to transpire that Kraven is...
    Joe Moody
  • Knife Fight
    15
    4
    min
    A seedy, side alley stand-off takes an unexpected turn in - Knife Fight.
    Miguel J. Soliman
  • Lend A Hand
    15
    86
    min
    Caterina is a young and well-known psycologist, her life is perfect: Love, job, family, friends are all that she wishes. But one day something happens which threatens her happy but a little bit unconscious existence. Her father dies leaving her full of debts owing to her sister Viola who has got through the family property; a provincial scandal disgraces...
    Raffaella Covino
  • Lift
    15
    75
    min
    Sean's vicious attack leaves a man unconscious and him stranded in an elevator with five others. In the confines of the lift, love has a chance of blossoming - violence has a chance of erupting - Sean has little chance of escape. With his freedom hanging in the balance can the people who fear him offer him one last...
    Conor Armstrong Sanfey
  • Lizzie Lost
    PG
    10
    min
    While struggling with a complicated love situation, Lizzie tries to avoid a life changing diagnosis.
    Molly Ratermann
  • Lola Wants to See the Sea
    12A
    5
    min
    This is a film about finding yourself while becoming a woman. Lola likes to get into cars with strangers- to get away, to take a risk and do something unexpected, dangerous and exciting. Every time Lola meets someone new, she makes up a story and identity. But most of the time, she calls herself “Lola” and tells them that...
    Natalie MacMahon
  • Miss Gender
    12A
    6
    min
    An exploration into the idea of gender being a construct. There is a spectrum and we all fall on it differently. Never before has society been more accepting and open to the idea of blurring the lines between what we know to be the norm. There is still a lot more to go but the more we push the...
    Isaac Bell
  • My Genderation: Alice & The Sun
    U
    9
    min
    Meet Alice, a charming and sweet lady, who always has a smile and positive things to say. The sun shone throughout filming, which completely reflects her happy soul. We heart Alice and think she's a total inspiration to us all.
    Fox Fisher
  • Not The End of The World
    PG
    8
    min
    An ambiguous love letter introduces Joe Connoly to a life full of possibilities, and complications.
    Jack Bennett
  • One Day to the Next
    U
    16
    min
    Kellan Hagar, a depressed teenager, wishes for life to become like the joyous movie musical he used to watch with his mother before she passed away. One night, after a power outage spoils his movie viewing experience, Kellan wishes for life to become like “one happy song.” What follows is an adventure he’ll never forget as he awakens in...
    Julio Montesino
  • One Small Step
    U
    2
    min
    One of humankind’s greatest achievements has been to walk on the moon. It was marked in history as a phenomenal success. What if that first step had turned out a little differently? As Neil Armstrong is about to take his first step on the moon, something catches his eye in the distance. Naturally curious, he leaps out into the unknown...
    Sarah Rackemann
  • Oor Wally
    12A
    12
    min
    Oor Wally (The Warrior) is a lighthearted documentary short film that follows Scotland's most unique mascot Wally the Warrior across an eventful football season. Wally also happens to be Eleanor, a mother of eight and and granny of seven. Every home game she wears the Wally costume with pride even though every season the team face another relegation battle.
    Martin Lennon
  • Patrick's Day
    15
    102
    min
    When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.
    Terry McMahon
  • Poet With Punch
    PG
    3
    min
    Poet With Punch is a short documentary starring Matt Windle, poet by day and boxer by night. Accompanied with a breath taking poem by Matt himself, we are invited into a personal journey of an artist and a fighter told in an unyielding momentum.
    Zdenek Zac Ruzicka
  • Post To Post
    U
    5
    min
    Glyn Rowlands, 90, tells us about his time in the post office during the Second World War.
    Edward Evans
  • Queer Heroes
    15
    5
    min
    A celebration of queer figures in both historical and contemporary times who have helped push forward arts, politics or science. A collaboration between 14 animators, the structure is based on the old Surrealist drawing game Exquisite Corpses.
    Kate Jessop
  • Red River
    15
    12
    min
    With the help of a Nazi hunter, a concentration camp escapee tracks down an ex-Nazi soldier who took something precious from her during World War II.
    Harry Jones
  • Restricted Vision
    12A
    15
    min
    Deep in the Welsh hills, a car is on the move. Its driver, Alan (Jez Leather), appears to be documenting the landscape via a series of polaroids, a road trip made none the simpler by the presence of sometime glam rock frontman Jonny Cola - irritable, unsettled and trapped in an increasingly surreal journey of his own making.
    Jonny Cola & Jez Leather
  • Save
    12A
    4
    min
    Dawns. A baby breaks the silence.
    Iván Sáinz-Pardo
  • School of Shock
    PG
    3
    min
    Miscommunication between Mother and Daughter causes havoc when six-year-old Isabelle attends an interview for a private school.
    Steven Dorrington
  • Seat 25
    12A
    83
    min
    When Faye Banks secretly enters a competition to win a seat on the first manned mission to Mars, she never expects to win. But when the dangerous one way trip becomes a reality, her life on Earth is turned upside down. With time running out, Faye must decide whether to leave her husband, family and friends, or has the...
    Nicholas Agnew
  • Sophie's Story
    15
    7
    min
    Sophie's Story was developed from an edited interview with Sophie Morgan; a reformed crack cocaine addict. The film set out to explore addiction from a user's perspective and explore the social and background factors involved in dependency. Sophie's Story uses animation to describe an often disjointed and surreal journey from a background of domestic abuse and troubled adolescence into...
    Christos Hatjoullis
  • Swamp Affair
    PG
    9
    min
    While on a berry-picking trip a woman gets stuck in a swamp, but she soon realizes it's not only the swamp she's stuck in.
    Aleksi Puranen
  • Sweet Maddie Stone
    15
    24
    min
    15-year-old Maddie Stone rules her school yard under the protection of her family name. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard. The more Maddie fights, the more her world spirals out of control--and the closer she gets to becoming the man she's trying to save.
    Brady Hood
  • The 1% Crisis in The Great Lakes
    U
    7
    min
    The 1% explores the dangerous future (and present) of our nation's most precious natural resource: the Great Lakes.
    Griffin Olis
  • The Box
    15
    10
    min
    Driving down a dark country road, Niall picks up a strange man who's cradling a mysterious cardboard box. The Box is a 10 minute Thriller/ Dark Comedy starring Andrew Bennett (Garage), Ned Dennehy (Tyrannosaur) and Máire Ní Ghráinne (The Clinic). Since starting it's festival run in May this year The Box has been officially selected to screen in over 10...
    Adam Collins
  • The Captain's Daughter
    12A
    9
    min
    How well do you know your neighbour?
    Tony Fox
  • The Closet
    15
    20
    min
    Reluctant to disclose his desire, a closet transvestite forms an unlikely friendship with a prostitute.
    Patrick McKnight
  • The Honeymoon
    18
    13
    min
    A newlywed Christian couple go on their honeymoon to what they believe to be a quaint B&B in the Welsh countryside. But the cottage turns out to be a sex den, and events go horribly wrong.
    Ruth Pickett
  • The Inuring
    15
    10
    min
    A bullied teenage girl finally confronts her sister to drag their fractured past out into the light.
    James Hughes
  • The Library
    12A
    8
    min
    Two young men looking for books in a war torn city. They believe books provide strength to people in difficult times.
    Cho Ki Sharon Chung
  • The Lion
    12A
    9
    min
    A fresh faced video director sees an opportunity to prove himself in a voice-over recording session for a company brand film. But with a script that reads like corporate nonsense, clients holding the creative process hostage and voice over talent refusing to cooperate, preventing a train wreck is looking rather unlikely.
    Sam Buchanan
  • The Man Up The Stairs
    15
    15
    min
    The Man Up The Stairs follows the downward mental spiral of Julia- a depressed, disturbed woman who has been grieving and living alone since her fiance cheated on her. After many months of loneliness, Julia decides to rent out her fiance's old room. Her advertisement eventually grabs the interest of Oliver, a young writer. Charming, kind, and handsome, Oliver...
    Rebecca Gosnell
  • The Man Who Stopped
    PG
    2
    min
    It were just a drizzly, humdrum Market day in Lower Doldrum The sellers sold, the shoppers shopped But one man, well, this man just stopped... This 90-second animation is a riddle, wrapped in a rhyming scheme, inside a market.
    Joseph Reaney
  • The Mask
    12A
    6
    min
    The Mask is a short film about a nurse named Mary who lives a double life. She is trapped between being the happy and passionate nurse at work, while at home she struggles with self-confidence. Mary meets a patient Mr. York, who sees right through her mask.
    Tara Jabour
  • The Old Men
    12A
    18
    min
    Captain Justice and his team of great heroes were once the protectors of Cosmopolis and adored by all citizens. After having put in jail their sworn enemy, the Scarman, they décide to put masks and capes in the wardrobe to retire. Now 70 years old Captain Justice is leading a normal life. But this old hero intends to resume...
    Jordan Inconstant
  • The Play
    PG
    9
    min
    Kim –an experienced actress, but who just recently transitioned from man to woman- is struggling to play her first female role on stage.
    Alma Jiménez Ochomogo
  • The Spy by the Sea
    PG
    13
    min
    The Spy by the Sea is a short romantic comedy drama set in 1913 Denmark. Christopher Brythelwaite is an Englishman's Englishman who has just finished his education at Cambridge University and decides it would be 'awfully vogueish' to become a spy, but is quickly seduced by German counterspy, Eva Hauser. Their relationship is tinged by romance, humour and a...
    Nicholas Hulbert
  • The Theory of Almodovar
    12A
    13
    min
    The Syrian refugee Sahra is rescued by the Transilvanian (Romanian) immigrant Mirona, who survived by playing accordions in the streets, while her passport and supplies were being seized to work in Istanbul, and Mirona will help her at the expense of deportation as Sahra is so similar with her."
    Halit Eke
  • The Wall
    U
    6
    min
    Fleeing their city, a grandmother and her grandson reach a tall, endless wall.
    Nick Baker & Tristan Klein
  • Tone Death
    15
    72
    min
    Believing he's found the frequency that will free human consciousness, a drug-addled techno producer builds a machine that kills people with sound.
    John Hickman
  • Treurgrond
    15
    91
    min
    Treurgrond tells the painful story of a farming community in South Africa trying to survive the numerous farm attacks confronting farmers almost every day. These gruesome acts affect not just those closely related to the victims, but set in motion a chain of events. Amidst the pressure and anxiety increased by the growing number of farm murders, Lukas Van...
    Darrell Roodt
  • Under The Apple Tree
    12
    18
    min
    The secret of zombiedom. Now you know. Us worms control the brain of the dead. And when you’re old and you have to go, we are the voice inside your head...
    Erik van Schaaik
  • Unravelling The Ocean's Veil
    U
    8
    min
    Hey you, human being reading this synopsis. Yes, you who complains of time and death, of love and existence. Today is your lucky day: my life is way worse. And it only lasts six minutes.
    Quico Meirelles
  • We Are Not A Muse
    PG
    8
    min
    Late at night, she has to finish an urgent presentation. But he's writing a song on his guitar. It's pretty distracting, being a muse.
    Glyn Carter

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