Saturday

September 1 2018

FESTIVAL STRATEGY WORKSHOP

September 1 // 12:30 – 14:30 // £15

Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, Founder of 

The Film Festival Doctor, will be hosting

a workshop for emerging and

independent  filmmakers to kick off

Saturday afternoon. It will focus on

introducing filmmakers to festivals and

exploring how take advantage of their

opportunities in networking, sales,

marketing and PR. She will also discuss in detail the key tools needed to design a creative and successful festival strategy for your film and answer any and all questions you may have. 

 

UNLIKELY ALLIES

September 1 // 15:00 – 16:15 // £6

Unlikely power duos, partnerships and awkward office exchanges are better when we’re together. From musical misfits to alien overlords, two wrongs might not always make a right - but often a good night. 

SHALIM GOODBYE
Jacopo Manzari / Israel / 28 min

In order to not let his son win thinking

he's a solitary hermit, an old man from

Romagna hires the assistance of a

Moroccan worker and develops an

unlikely friendship. 

ART’S AUTOMOTIVE
Erik Dumas / USA / 6 min

ART is an automotive repair robot struggling to maintain his sense of purpose in an abandoned world where his services are no longer needed.

ROYAL AFFAIRS
Jade Li / Germany / 15 min

Supreme Beings travel through space and time to dispense gifts on randomly selected planetary denizens. When it comes to Earth their selection process seems to have hit a glitch settling on Greg, who's having a bad day at the office.

ESZTER
Máté Boegi / Hungary / 7 min

When Eszter arrives in a wondrous city a thief snatches her bag. She sets after the mugger and soon finds herself in an ominous fairytale.

PARTYING WITH COMMUNISTS
Vincent Blake / USA / 13 min

After being blacklisted by movie mogul, Richard Berns, actress Daphne Dayes reclaims her stardom with the help of Bellmont Studio's overlooked minority actors in this ambitious musical number.

FACES OF FAMILY

September 1 // 16:45 – 18:00 // £6

Family is fluid and fragile. Tonight we’re exploring the complexities and challenges of navigating these relationships and the dramatic shapes that family can take.  

SELLOTAPE
Lyri Ben Dror / Israel / 17 min

Two parents struggle to cope with loss

while trying to hold together the pieces

of their family long enough to celebrate

their son's birthday. 

FOUND FAMILY FOOTAGE
Eric J. Moore / USA / 11 min

A box of gifted 50-year-old 8mm films and degraded audio reveals in intact family and the struggles of its members he knew nothing about. 

 

A PERFECT DAY FOR SWIMMING
Shira Porat / Israel / 22 min

A story of separation between a mother and daughter, rife with love and jealousy, who leaves home to move in with her new boyfriend. 

 

DISPERSION
Nikita Trocki / Belgium / 18 min

An overworked father, a haunted teenage daughter and a maniacal son embark on a journey with "mummy" carefully tied in the back seat.

NAVIGATING CHANGE

September 1 // 18:30 – 19:45  // £6

Whether it's how we see ourselves, what we know to be true, or how we understand the world around us, navigating change is a challenge that can shake us to our core. 

THE OLD WOMAN AND THE SEA
Esmé Hicks / UK / 11 min

A widow struggles to deal with the loss

of her husband and overcomes her grief

by trying to connect with his love of

swimming.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
Irene Carter / UK / 22 min

Mark is a devout Christian and proud Briton who lives in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Filmed in early 2017, Mark struggles to reconcile his Christian beliefs with his fear and mistrust of Islam, while we witness the divide of generational ideologies.

A STRANGER TO MYSELF
Jannik Gensler / Germany / 12 min

A man struggling with his identity looks to sex and flings to fill the void inside himself. 

THREE
Lior Soroka / Israel / 22 min

Udi agrees to go along with his partner's proposal to have a threesome with another man. The night the three men spend together leads Udi to question himself and his relationship. 

LOVE AND LOSS

September 1 // 20:15 – 21:30  // £6

From having and holding til death do us part. We explore what it looks like to have love, and the fallout of loss. 

BLESSED DAYS
Valentina Casadei / France / 13 min

85-year old Adèle confronts the loss of

her husband as she relives their last

memories together at the museum.  

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
Barnaby Boulton / UK / 20 min

Whilst searching for his lost stapler, an ordinary man discovers the lost and found of the universe and must work with the mysterious caretaker to recover what he has lost.

FOOD
Michaela Mihalyiova / Czech Republic / 2 min

A quick romp into a love story told through food.

RELEEVO
Yasmin Afifi / UK / 20 min

A dark and eerie tale of obsession, the mental residue of loss, abuse and the sometimes deadly burden of love.

PARTING GIFTS
David Yorke / UK / 10 min

Two exes agree to meet up and exchange belongings, only for old passions and arguments to resurface - all hinging around one last item neither are happy to let go.

CUPIDS
Angelo Calarco / UK / 13 min

Two cupids need to team up in one of the greatest challenges of modern times: getting two strangers to talk to each other!