A Sunday afternoon filled with a great variety of short documentaries, animations and narrative films. Featuring works that tell important stories from all over the World.
Program of the day
16.00 - Screenings Start
Flight – Laura Wadha (11mins)
Two young sisters who arrive in Sweden having fled the war in Syria are becoming teenagers in a new world. They try to hold on to the fond memories of their once beautiful home while struggling to deal with the repercussions of growing up surrounded by war.
Geist – Giant Animation Studios (11mins)
A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret.
Marathon – Kamil Iwanowicz (5mins)
Aiden plans to run in a marathon, but the event day arrives sooner than expected.
Tough – Jennifer Zheng (5mins)
Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
Directed By Tweedie - Duncan Cowels (17mins)
Making a film when you’re 87 is less than convenient.
17:00 – Interval break for drinks and food
17:30 – Second round of films start
Adrift – Jon Mark Oldmeadow (15mins)
Traditional musician Shohrat Tursun from Uyghur, an autonomous region of northwestern China, takes us on an emotional self-reflective journey through his personal archive of photographs, home videos and Japanese TV footage, some of which he hasn't seen for decades
Extn.21 – Lizzie Oxby (9mins)
Extn.21 uses an innovative blend of atmospheric stop-frame animation, live action performance and digital effects to tell a story about one man’s desire to be heard and create a dark world of uncertain reality.
Taking Stock – Duncan Cowles (4mins)
Using his failed attempts at creating profitable stock footage, a filmmaker reflects on the absurd, mundane and funny side of being trapped inside your own head as an out of work, self-employed freelancer.
Double with slight pepper – Ian Harnarine (16mins)
Set in rural Trinidad during Christmas, the story centres around a young street food vendor that must decide if he will help save his estranged father’s life.
The Swimming Club - Ceci Golding and Nick Finegan (9mins)
A documentary exploring what a public swimming pool can do to create inclusive spaces for trans bodies.