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Shorts 4


Shorts Session 4

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Shorts 4


Shorts Session 4

A sinister ride, a Sci-fi angel, a ring in the night, a Walkman affair, a father’s way, a daddy’s girl, and a daughter’s decision, highlight a not to be missed selection of thought provoking films.

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My Cousin Klara


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My Cousin Klara


my cousin klara

Directed by Aviva Neuman

Sweden

Runtime - 8 minutes

Swedish Language with English Subtitles

Student Film

Part of our Women In Film strand

“My Cousin Klara”, tells the story of two young Swedish girls, Lisa and Klara, on the run in the woods. They meet a man, who gives them a ride. Even though Lisa understands the man should not be trusted, she accepts his money and leaves Klara alone.

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Neon


Neon

Neon


Neon

Directed by Mark Blackman

United Kingdom

Starring -  Joe Absolom (The Level, Eastenders), Kerry Bennett (The Habit of Beauty), Bill Hutchens

Runtime - 15 minutes

English Language

Part of our Be Who You Are Say What You Feel strand

Elias is a fallen angel given a second, pathetic chance at life. Forced to work as a 'cupid' on Earth, he's forbidden by the higher powers from pursuing love himself - and Mary, the woman he's always loved - so he makes the decision to finally end his cruel existence and, ultimately, his heartbreak.

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Among the Dead


Among the dead

Among the Dead


Among the dead

Directed by Eric Marcus Weglehner

UK PREMIERE

Austria

Runtime - 16 minutes

German Language with English Subtitles

Student Film

Part of our Rising Star strand

Mortuary assistant Erich is trying to get his daughter Julia on the phone—without success. Attentively, he drives around the small town until he spots Julia and her friends on a girls‘ night out. In order to reestablish a closer relationship with his daughter so as to help her understand the true meaning of life, he comes up with the idea to convey his world view to her. The film tells the story of a man, whose word view, narrow-mindedness and selfishness lead him into disaster.

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Celebration of Nothing


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Celebration of Nothing


celebration of nothing

Directed by David Karp and Courtney Loo

WORLD PREMIERE

USA

Runtime - 12 minutes

English Language

Part of our Women In  Film strand

A fictional narrative, filmed and acted by two individuals across the Pacific Northwest, that explores an alternative way of life marked by the absence of face-to-face conversation.

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Whoever Was Using This Bed


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Whoever Was Using This Bed


whoever was using this bed

Directed by Andrew Kotatko

Australia

Starring - Jean-Marc Barr (Dogville), Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) and Jane Birkin (Blow Up)

Runtime - 21 minutes

English language

Part of our Be Who You Are Say What You Feel strand

A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires. 

Based on a short story by Raymond Carver (Birdman).

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Terminal


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Terminal


terminal

Directed by Natasha Waugh

Ireland

Starring - Andrea Kelly (Prosperity, Pure Mule, Joyriders), Aoife Doyle (Vikings).

Runtime - 11 minutes

English language

Part of our Women In Film strand

Terminal is a film about the decisions women make in the face of overwhelming personal circumstance. A girl and a woman meet in an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them. This film aims to high-light women’s reproductive rights.

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Son


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Son


son

Directed by Cyrus Neshvad

Luxembourg

Starring - Herve Sogne, Brigitte Urhausen

Runtime- 15 Minutes

French Language with English subtitles

Part of our Rising Star strand

Cyrus Neshvad directs this gripping psychological drama about the relationship between a father and son. With his son in a coma a father cannot forgive himself and move on but then his son starts to appear to him in terrifying ways.