Thursday 8 October | 2 pm | Online Screening with Q&A* | TICKETS
A selection of short films from our Short Films Competition | Approx 1:45 h
Witness by Ali Asgari | Iran | 2020 | 15 min | A mother helps an elderly woman in a shopping mall in Tehran. A tragedy occurs, brutally confronting her with the impact of her actions.
Atlas by Maciej Kawalski | Poland | 2019 | 22 min | Atlas is currently being considered for 92nd Academy Awards having won two Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals. Starring Tomasz Kot (the lead of Cold War, which was nominated for three Academy Awards) who is also to star as Nicola Tesla in an upcoming biopic. The story takes us to a remote, and a bit crazy, psychiatric hospital, which receives a curious patient — the man doesn’t move nor speak, but spends his days standing with his hands up. The only thing known is his nickname — ‘Atlas’. In a word, he is a riddle, and a riveting one at that.
To Bleed True by Karl Richter | US | 2019 | 12 min | A Photographer with a supernatural ability to see the future encounters a client who’s future changes her own.
Allan & Waspy by James Miller | UK | 2019 | 8 min | Allan & Waspy is the story of two young friends who find their freedom in the woods on their daily route to school. In the woods they escape the pressures of the grown up world. They marvel at nature, and follow the progress of a birds nest as the chicks hatch and grow. However as events unfold, violence and tragedy threatens their friendship and their innocence.
CELL 364 by Mathilde Babo & Zoé Rossion | France, Germany | 2020 | 5 min | A former Stasi prisoner revisits his cell.
He Ran by Shi Qiu | Scotland, UK | 2019 | 28 min| In Glasgow, international students from China navigate their potential futures and affinities with the city. Careers, relationships and cultures are explored in a narrative that traverses the West End, Kelvinhaugh and the Necropolis.
* Upon purchasing a ticket you will receive a link to stream the film. NOTE: The virtual screening room will open 5 minutes before the scheduled screening time, so you will not be able to access it beforehand. The films are screened live, you can enter at any time after the screening begins, but you will not be able to rewind the content.