Many Studios | 30 September | 2 pm | TICKETS
A selection of short films, part of this year’s shorts competition.
Laws of the game by Aegina Brahim | UK | 17′ | Zeola is a single mother whose life alternates between her job as a prison guard and her career as a football referee in the men’s league. In her attempt to obtain the international FIFA Badge in an official referee test, Zeola is confronted not only with her own insecurities, but also with the unfairness of the world around her.
The boy by the sea by Vasily Chuprina | The Netherlands | 7′ | The story of an unlikely friendship. A young boy sitting by the sea, watching the stones he throws disappear beneath the surface. An old lighthouse keeper. A different truth beyond the water.
You are missing from me by Stefano Da Frè | Canada | 17′ | This is the story of three women who never meet, but are linked by one profound experience.
King Grandpa by Martin Grau | Germany | 13′ | Clemens lives and breathes his grandfather’s stories. When his grandfather passes away, it is difficult for him to understand that it is now his turn to continue telling his stories. Story-telling becomes a way for him to not only keep the stories but also the memory of his grandfather alive.
State of emergency Motherfucker! by Sébastien Petretti | Belgium | 6′ | This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw » without being disturbed.« State of Emergency motherfucker» is a surrealistic comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine, normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police is used to it!
Every day, they get back at it. Samy and Mehdi aren’t even paying attention to it anymore… the viewer neither. The real question of the movie is to finally discover if Samy did get some on the night of Valentine’s…
Johnny Thinks by Malcolm Rumbles | UK | 3′ | Johnny Thinks is a short film based on a poem written and performed by Sam Small. It was filmed on a 1960’s 16mm camera in the southside of Glasgow.
It’s about a woman called Johnny.
The Chop by Lewis Rose | UK | 17′ | ‘The Chop’ is a comedy about Yossi, a charismatic Kosher butcher who loses his job, cannot find work at other Kosher butchers, and therefore decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butchers.
Aground by Ross Ferrier | UK | 11′ | A man fights for survival when he wakes up in the middle of a desolate forest, chained to something far underground.