A boy’s tale, a policeman’s confession, a record attempt, a step to the past, a creative farm, a trail to a border, will make you laugh, cry and question.

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Directed By Luke LoseY

UK PREMIERE

UK

Staring - Johnathan Pryce (Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Wolf Hall), Max Sail, Sara Kestelman, Shane Attwool (Legend, Kindon of Heaven), Sara Jones.

Runtime - 14 minutes

English language

Part of our Rising Star strand

TIME MOVES IN ONE DIRECTION, MEMORY IN ANOTHER 

Set in the faded grandeur of Herne Bay on the Kent coast, ONE LAST DANCE tells the story of three generations of men, lost love and the intimacy of a dance.

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Directed by Cate Stewart

UK PREMIERE

Australia

Starring - Veronica Milsom (Mad as Hell, Hungry Beast), Steen Raskopoulos (Top Coppers, Utopia, The Code).

Runtime - 10 minutes

English language

Part of our Rising Star strand

As a society that perpetuates an endless need for progress - to be harder, better, faster & stronger – regular people across the globe are desperately attempting to break world records. Australia’s most exciting sketch comedy duo Veronica Milsom (Mad as Hell, Hungry Beast) & Steen Raskopoulos (Top Coppers, Utopia, The Code) transport you into the world of five would-be record breakers in this fictional documentary. Some will achieve success, for others, dismal failure. But in every case, they discover they must break the record before it breaks them.

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Directed by Ed Rigg

United Kingdom

Runtime - 32 minutes

Starring -  Esther Smith (Cuckoo), Tony Way (Game of Thrones, The Edge of Tomorrow)

English Language

Part of our Rising Star strand

In a sleepy English seaside town the gangly, seventeen-year-old Eli Bloom is an earnest misanthrope, solemnly  convinced that there isn’t much in life worth getting excited about. In a bid to motivate his world-weary son, Eli’s father arranges a week’s work experience, shadowing an old acquaintance of his – the boss of a once prosperous (but now struggling) local confectionery business.

"Confection" is a comedy about a not-quite-grown-up who finds himself accidentally catapulted into the thick of a very grown-up situation.

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Directed by Skinner Myers

USA

Starring - Rafael Martinez (McFarland, USA), Alonso Alvarez (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), Eddie Diaz (The Untold Story).

Runtime - 11 minutes

English language and Spanish language with English subtitles

Part of our Rising Star strand

Land of Exodus shows the mysterious story of the lives of the people guarding the American boarder and the judgements and moral struggles they come in contact in with this job. With a look into the other side of the boarder these people and their struggles. 

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Directed by Cameo Wood

WORLD PREMIERE

USA

Starring - Tamlyn Tomita (The Joy Luck Club), Tiffany Hines (Bones).

Runtime - 12 minutes

English language

Part of our Women In Film strand

Sophia Baker, an aspiring animator whose talent secured her an interview at a top film studio. Semaphore Studios futuristic style rejects the conventional process of film making, leading Sophia to feel uncertain of whether to accept or decline their offer. 

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Directed by GRANT ALEXANDER KING

United Kingdom

Runtime - 10 minutes

English Language

Part of our Rising Star strand

A police officer struggles to deal with his dark past and fights to differ from his abusive father now that he is a parent. His turbulant relationships suffer because of his life-long anger, yet it is apparent that he has a softer side when with his loved ones.

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