Cold – (United Kingdom) – Feature Film directed by Claire Coaché and Lisle Turner:
During an ante-natal hospital appointment a couple are mysteriously transported to a bleak frozen forest. Lost in the woods, savaged by the cold, unable to speak and hunted by a terrifying beast they stumble upon an abandoned cabin. So begins a struggle for survival in which they must face the hostile elements, malign magical forces and a truly terrible choice.
Staying (Aros Mae) – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Zillah Bowes:
A woman from the city has a brief but life-changing connection with a hill farmer and the landscape in remote Mid Wales. ‘Staying (Aros Mae)’ features real-life members of a traditional hill farming community in Radnorshire, Mid Wales, whose way of life is changing due to climate crisis, Brexit and the UK economy.
Home – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Robert Pugh:
A dark, twisted tale from Wales. A young burglar encounters more than he bargained for from a deeply troubled supposed victim.
Thunderpuss – (United Kingdom) – Short Film Animation directed by Steven Seller:
Thunderpuss: the adventures of a furry, chonky and fabulous God Cat attempting to conquer the internet from his secret hideout in a loft in Tooting, London.
Cinema Now – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Louis Holder:
A fragmented collection of closed cinemas in London during lockdown, captured on Super 8mm film. Cinema Now is a short, observational documentary film (presented in the contemporary 'Direct Cinema' style) and shot entirely on KODAK Vision3 Super 8mm Film. The film depicts closed cinemas from the point of view of passers-by, taking a moments pause and looking patiently at building exteriors and facades. A range of cinema sites are included, though they all have one thing in common - they are all 'independent' in some way, shape or form, be that their structural/operational model and/or by virtue of their programming. There are many different types of cinemas presented in the documentary - from repurposed former industrial and historic sites to hidden gems and underground meccas.