First Time Features & Shorts 4

  • Main Auditorium
  • 26 June 2022, 10am
  • Screening

Blank – (United Kingdom) – Feature Film directed by Natalie Kennedy:

Struggling author, Claire Rivers signs up for a fully A.I. operated retreat to help her writer’s block, but when an unforeseen software glitch occurs, she gets trapped inside her unit with a malfunctioning android, a degenerating host and no communication with the outside world. As time is running out, food supplies getting desperately low and the android becoming increasingly unstable, Claire must overcome her fears and find a way to outsmart the technology in order to make it out of the retreat alive.


The Bathtub – (Spain) – Short Film directed by Sergi Marti Maltas:

Ramon Riera is taking a well-deserved bath when his cell phone suddenly rings. On the other side of the line is Clara, a girl who insistently tries to sell him a life insurance.


A Bright Idea – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Patrick Swan and Edward Palmer:

Walter, a wallflower, fails to impress his gregarious crush, Simon. Devastated, he takes extreme action which thrusts him into a turn of the century Silent Film. With attention turned on him as this Silent Film's Star, Walter is given fleeting hope of finally winning Simon's love.


The Box – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Christopher Mills:

A Latin American fighting for representation of her community in the UK ends up trapped in a bureaucratic nightmare.