Whether it’s grieving the passing of a loved one, mourning the loss of a bygone era, or even the disappointment of getting old, these films tackle the subject with humour, perspective and a strong dose of unsentimental grit.
Iran | Golnaz Jamsheed | 9 min
Avo tells the story of an Iranian Armenian boy who experiences the notion of death when his grandfather dies. Being neglected by the grown ups that surround him at the funeral, he finds a way to stay in touch with his grandfather from beyond the grave.
UK | Kate Herron | 16 min
A group of super-fans break into the house of a faded 90s pop star.
UK | Rob Savage | 3 min
A short film about the grieving process starring Paul McGann.
UK| Matthew Hopper | 19 min
A deaf boxer must decide whether to give up the sport he loves in favour of an operation that could allow him to hear for the first time.
UK | Charlotte Wolf | 13 min
A grieving single mother and a lonely teenage boy are brought together under unusual circumstances.
Eye for an Eye
Germany | Steve Bache | 4 min
Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed.
UK | Layke Anderson | 12 min
A young man meets the worn voice of a fading city under the dim lights of a London sex shop.
My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le
UK | Clare Sturges | 13 min
My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le tells the poignant, moving story of well-known Welsh artist Osi Rhys Osmond and the creation of his last work of art, ‘Self Portrait’.
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From a failed pop-star re-climbing the ladder to stardom, to a meditative journey through the production of celluloid, these films examine the hard graft, the sleepless nights, delving for inspiration.
I Used to be Famous
UK | Eddie Sternberg | 17 min
I Used to be Famous’ is a South London fairytale. A culture-clash between a washed-up pop star and a musically talented young man with autism. Two opposite characters who transform each other’s worlds through the power of music.
The Foley Artist
UK | Oliver Holms | 4 min
Ever wondered how to sound design your life?
UK | Chi Yu | 14 min
Drew secretly grows a Man for his recently divorced Mother in the school basement but discovers that what she needs and wants are two different things.
UK | Balan Evans | 5 min
Adam Pearson is an Actor (‘Under the Skin’), TV Producer, Public Speaker and Campaigner against stigma towards people with a visible facial difference. Adam has Neurofibromatosis Type 1, a genetic condition that causes excess body tissue to
grow predominantly on his face.
UK | Lefteris Parasyris | 12 min
Photographer Philip Byrne, is in search for inspiration; but inspiration can lead to dark places.
UK | Bob Pipe | 16 min
Trying to resurrect his once successful career, an iconic monster falls in love with his leading lady on the set of a dubious film.
UK | Rory Waudby-Tolley | 9 min
Mr Madila or The Colour of Nothing documents a series of conversations between the film-maker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation.
Dailies to Dawn
UK | Kristina Cranfeld | 18 min
Dailies to Dawn is a poetic journey and tribute which celebrates celluloid film processing as a living form, passionate and organic, made by experience, collective work and pure craftsmanship at one of the last thriving film laboratories in the UK.