Weighing – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Martina Amoretti:
This short is about a conversion therapist and her meeting with a young girl who is trying to fit in in this world. Reflecting on human doubt and emotions, it hopes to offer a story which will open a debate over the unforgiving practice of conversion therapy.
We Are Really Going to Die - A ONE-SHOT FILM – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Nicholas Holmes:
A one-shot thriller/drama about a group of young people faced with a countdown to their death in real time when they get news that a nuclear missile is heading their way.
Night of the Living Pepperoni – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Roland Konan:
The story of an unlucky delivery guy, who is at the end of his shift, but the very beginning of a zombie outbreak.
Between the Lines – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Jinda Satgunarajah and David Ilgenstein:
Between the lines is a short fiction student film based on the life and experience of John Corcoran. He graduated from high school and college by cheating and by the age of 48 could read only on a second-grade level. However, John found his way, started a career of a teacher and worked at high schools for several years without being discovered. Now he’s an American author and the founder of the John Corcoran foundation. By making this short film we aim to raise awareness of people living with learning disabilities within the education sector.
No Way Out – (United States) – Student Short Film directed by Caleb Bergner:
Jack, a young man suffering from sleep deprivation is studying for an exam. After receiving some bad news and falling asleep, Jack finds himself greeted by disturbing figures in a reality separate from his own.
A Feast That Never Comes – (United States) – Experimental Film directed by Maria Juranic:
Four characters inhabit cycles within cycles of contentment, discontentment, inertia, movement, desire, and betrayal. A story emerges—told through the marriage of music (Ex-Fiancée) and dance (ChrisMastersDance)—functioning as a set of nesting dolls, inviting you to uncover as many layers as you wish. Directed by Maria Juranic.
Shrovetide – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Louis Hollis:
Football is played in over 200 countries around the world and watched by billions of fans. While the origins of football can be traced back to a number of ancient societies and cultures across the world, there are few places left where these games have survived in their original form. For two days each year a 900 yearold ball game, Shrovetide, is played out across the hedgerows, streets, rivers and back gardens of the small English market town of Ashbourne. Hundreds of players, their team determined by which side of the local river they were born on, battle relentlessly for hours through rain, snow and mud. There are few written rules, but the traditions have been passed down through generations and families for hundreds of years. Played for just two days a year, commitment is measured in decades. Only the most dedicated players are given the chance to score by their teammates, it is the highest honour a ‘Shrovetider’ can achieve
My Love – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Adam Starkey:
When a chance meeting a chance meeting turns into life lessons.
Why Wouldn't I Be? – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Ella Greenwood:
A 17-year-old hits breaking point and questions why he wasn't able to reach out for help.
The Forgetting Device – (Canada) – Short Film directed by Chris Remerowski:
A man begins to suspect that something strange and sinister is responsible for his recent memory loss. The Forgetting Device stars Jarod Joseph one of the stars of the hit CW series The 100. The film also features Anand Rajaram, from the hit PBS series Odd Squad.