First Time Features & Shorts 3

  • Clattern Lecture Hall, Kingston University
  • 25 June 2022, 1pm
  • Screening

Sweet Disaster – (Germany) – Feature Film directed by Laura Lehmus:

Sweet Disaster tells the story of Frida. German-Finnish, painting therapist and 40-y.o. Two events change the usual course of her life. She gets unexpectedly pregnant and Felix, the father of her child breaks up with her to re-unite with his ex who is suddenly back. Felix admits that it is not the best timing, however it does not prevent him from leaving. Frida cannot accept Felix's decision. Although some serious health problems caused by the late pregnancy force her to rest, she tries to get Felix back with the help of absurd, exaggerated and sometimes absolutely comic actions.


The Long Walk Home – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Vanessa Bailey:

A family birthday celebration is interrupted by the unexpected return of errant eldest son, Will. Once the birthday party is over, Will reveals why he's decided to come home...


The Hill – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Tom Ryder:

Isolated on a lonely hill, a woman and a man battle fierce gales and raging storms to find the treasure they’ve been searching for. But how long have they been here, and what will it take for them to come back to reality?


The Harbour – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Sam Ainsworth:

When a workaholic city trader attends a VR property viewing organised by his stay at home partner, a chance meeting with the property’s architect offers them a solution that could satisfy their every need.


This Little Girl – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Annette Westwood:

A mother with a substance misuse issue, has to prove herself on her path to recovery, to prevent her child from being taken away from her and placed into care. This Little Girl is supported by BFI Network with National Lottery funding with the film meeting the BFI Diversity Standards. This Little Girl passes The Bechdel Test. This production has been awarded Albert Sustainable Production Certification as an Albert Carbon Neutral Sustainable Production.