Dir. Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw & Job Roggeveen A woman who can’t have children steals a little girl’s imaginary friend. While at first this creates a rift between her and her husband, the power of imagination brings everyone together.
Dir. Georgina Ferguson & Eduarda Lima Following the events on 7 July 2005, in which a train was bombed in King’s Cross killing 26 people. The story reflects upon a stranger’s kindness and life after disaster strikes.
Dir. Theo Tagholm Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the hyperreal.
Dir. Yousef Thami Since his tragic childhood accident, Ed has had to live with his head detached but still fully functional. This film catches up with Ed years later, dealing with the stresses of adult life.
Dir. Rachael Lincoln & Amelia Rudolph Featuring Bay Area vertical dance company Bandaloop as they journey across the Sierra, the film challenges the boundaries of site-specific performance and where it can be.
Dir. Geej Ower (C/O Greatcoat Films) Following one man’s psychological torment as he battles with the memory of a past relationship. An emotional and physical story of a character attempting to rid himself from his past.
Dir. Fabio Palmieri Each year 40,000 people try to enter Europe, fleeing from war and persecution. Since entrances by land have been denied, they board overloaded vessels, facing an often deadly voyage.
Dir. Reuben Armstrong & Jamie Neale The Artist and The Machine follows the highs and lows of Hastings-based artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown and her creative process involved in producing knitted pieces of work.
Dir. Paul Holbrook & Sam Dawe A tormented and neglected 12-year-old finds solace watching violent Western movies. When she finds a gun in her late father’s loft, she stands up to her tormentors just like the films.
Dir. Mike Jones Chaste centres on one turbulent night but deals with a lifetime of regret. Gabrielle’s life is beige. All she wanted was a home full of love, but all she’s created is her own mausoleum.
Dir. Marc Bethke Mikelis, a mathematician working for the European Union, is sitting in a hotel room in Brussels one day after his retirement. He is waiting for what he knows will be his last visitor, Carl.
Dir. Benjamin Lussier Pool follows the story of Willem, a young man from Norway, on an existential quest. After suffering from selective mutism, a form of social anxiety, he sets out to engage with the world.
Dir. Michele Benigna Aymara is a period/sci-fi short film shot in Infrared black and white. Surreal images tell a simple story of a domestic life in a coastal cabin suspended inbetween past and future.
Dir. Daisy Dickinson Transcending the sounds and visuals of the drum, elements of fire and water act as catalysts for destruction – creating an atmospheric piece of raw, ritualistic, drumming phenomena.
Dir. Pedro Martin-Calero People in the village of Kalachi, Kazakhstan have started to faint without reason. Pedro Martin-Calero takes inspiration from a real life phenomenon in this depiction of the condition.
Dir. Victor Claramunt A group of fresh-faced young students at an all-girls boarding school. A new girl arrives. A new friend will teach her how to break the rules set out by their strict headmistress.
Dir. Amber Moelter & Luis Barreto Carrillo Ethetics is an ethical film series which features products that cause the least damage to the planet, whilst still giving the consumer an aesthetic satisfaction.
Dir. Corentin Kopp Shot in Malmö, Sweden, Härligt Sverige is a Film Noir for Belgo- Swedish avant-pop band Victoria+Jean. This intense rumble of a track was produced by John Parrish (PJ Harvey, Goldfrapp.)
Dir. Jamie Delaney & Russell Davidson The film is a re-telling of classic Celtic mythological themes. All is not what it seems and that which seems certain can change rapidly into something unexpected and dark.