Short Films Session 1

Cryo (Australia)The Short Films Sessions are ready-made-to-eat chunks of finely selected short films. They regularly fit in a 2-hour block in the festival film schedule.

What to expect in Session 1?

– Saturday September 13 at 2pm
– Sunday September 21 at 2pm
Reserve your spots here.

LegendoftheChainedoakLEGEND OF THE CHAINED OAK (30min)
Directors: Mark Mooney and George Watts (United Kingdom)
When a local writer begins to investigate Oakamoors mysterious chained Oak, the chance find of a seventeenth century journal detailing the reasons for the Oaks chaining throws a new and terrifying light on the popular legend. Accounts of human sacrifice, witchcraft and warnings of a curse placed on the village by a woman named Mabel Othan litter the tattered pages.
An enthusiastic and experienced team is hastily formed and begin to investigate the journals outlandish claims. However, as they begin to dig deeper into the myth and folklore that surrounds the Oak, a series of chilling events lead the team to believe that maybe the horrifying claims of witchcraft and human sacrifice made by the journal hold an element of truth after all…

THE WRONG (27min)
Director: Taegue Lim (Republic of Korea)
Students, having violated school rules by smoking, go on a “voluntary service” trip. Sang-hee encounters a sensitive problem while helping a disabled girl and is ridiculed by his teacher and his friends.

silentspringSILENT SPRING (16min)
Director: Antoine Nassif (Lebanon)
Fifteen years old, Tina lives in an orphanage where she is being treated harshly. One day, the orphanage’s board decides to take the kids to the theater. While Tina is over there watching the play, she decides to run away…Arriving into an empty street, she meets a lady who decides to help her introducing her to a new world she never knew before.

CRYO (16min)
Director: Luke Doolan (Australia)
cryoWhen a journey to another planet goes horribly wrong mid-flight, an ordinary female Engineer finds herself fighting to ensure the future of mankind.

Director: Biju Viswanath (Tanzania)
When a Zanzibari boy finds a fish in muddy water, the challenge of keeping it alive pushes him in an unexpected direction, which turns out to be the ultimate test of his faith in the universe.

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE (10min)
buy1Director: Chia-Ho Tai (Taiwan)
The conscienceless enterprise, TheOnly Group, sells tainted food to customers, and runs dialysis centers at the same time. However, ignorant customers sitting in the dialysis center follow 24-hour news and enjoy tainted lollipops. Miserably, the authorities concerned can’t take immediate action to deal with the problem.

– Saturday September 13 at 2pm
– Sunday September 21 at 2pm
Reserve your spots here.