Shake It Out
Running Time: 100′
Everyone has their own demons. In this selection of films, delicate stories on coping with feelings of alienation, shame, fear and loneliness sit alongside bold and dark explorations of troubled minds, often on the edge of an identity collapse.
Peru, UK | Peiman Zekavat | 10 min
Private video of 15 year-old Maria goes viral during a volleyball class in her school in Lima.
Ready to Go
UK, USA | Lynda Reiss | 9 min
Lance is taking his cat to be put down….and he wants to talk.
UK | Natasja Fourie | 15 min
A London-based worker becomes increasingly isolated and falls into a psychological tailspin as he struggles to make a connection with the world at large.
Turkey, Germany | Yasar Kusu | 13 min
A woman forced to live in an attic tries to hold on to life from there, but how is it possible for a person to do so when life is not generous at all?
Master of Ceremonies
UK | Toby Wharton | 10 min
The internal workings of a young man’s mind reveals how his false sense of identity rapidly disintegrates until he is forced to confront his own isolation.
UK, Netherlands | Richard Gorodecky | 13 min
Paul is the kid you cross the road to avoid. The no-hoper you pray your children never become. But there’s more to Paul than meets the eye or the ear. A side that he only finds when he’s truly lost.
The Way Things Go
Cyprus | Sofia Anastasiou | 20 min
A 25-year-old girl struggling with depression builds a machine hoping to change her life.