Saturday 10 October | 12 pm | Online Screening with Q&A* | TICKETS
A selection of short films from our Best Short Competition | Approx 1:45 h
The Seahorse Trainer by Ricardo Bonisoli | Canada | 2019 | 13 min | Enter the surreal and nautical world of Seamour. A lonely old man with a passion for training seahorses. Desperate to have his most prized seahorse perform the highly ambitious “Triple Back Flip”, the final day of training has come and it’s up to his knowledge, preparation and the seahorse’s determination to see the trick come to life. But when the hourglass turns, Seamour realizes it is even harder than he thought and he must overcome his troubled past before the magic fades or the trick will never be achieved.
Under Her Skin by Justine Dusseaux | France | 2018 | 18 min | A young man, shy and reserved, starts serving an old lady in a confined house. He’s going to be attracted by the life of this beautiful old classic dancer. The house and the memories attached to it are gradually going to take up a part of him.
A Glimpse by Tom Turner | UK | 2019 | 10 min | A blossoming relationship unfolds when two strangers have a chance encounter in a London cafe.
DEAR THIRTY YEAR OLD ME by Vid Valic| Slovenia | 2018 | 25 min | A 30-something year old guy, still living a lifestyle of a teenager, tries to find his purpose in solitude and in balancing stones that just won’t be balanced.
Rendezvous by Hiroki Utsunomiya | Japan | 2020 | 5 min | At the point of locked-down, Tokyo of the near future. Here is a place that used to be a mecca for dates. Nowadays, there are few people walking. In such a place, a girl is waiting alone for a man. However, what appeared there is a gas mask monster.
The Ghost of Me and You by Ben Thompson | Scotland, UK | 2019 | 20 min | Tara lives an idyllic but lonely life with her globe-trotting boyfriend. This is unravelled by the discovery of an unfamiliar device which sends her to a parallel world; a rotten world where under dire circumstances her boyfriend, now her husband has become abusive. She must rescue her other self from devastation and inspire (herself) to fight back; whilst also questioning her impending marriage to a man that it would appear she knows very little about.
* 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.