Short Films Session 5

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 5?

– Wednesday September 17 at 4.30pm
– Sunday September 21 at 6pm
Reserve your spots here.

SAFE ROOM (22 mins)
Directed by Nick Levanti (USA).
Set in the 1950’s, John Robert Greenglass, a nuclear scientist, is leading a team under “Kingdom Corporation” in the creation of an infinite source of energy. One day, a freak accident occurs when the reactor the team is building goes haywire, creating a nuclear chain reaction that ends life on earth as we know it. Greenglass ends up locked in the facilities experimental safe room during the blast; and with nobody left to let him out, remains trapped for years and years living off canned food and drink, slowly losing his mind in his struggle against the tremendous guilt he bears.

MOTHERLY (13 mins)
Directed by Navid Nikkhah Azad (Iran).
A blind mother is searching for his disabled son in a park to find out if the girl he is dating is beautiful or not.

THE REAL THING (13 mins)
Directed by Yamil Julian Cure (UK).
The Real Thing is a teen comedy about a first year university student and his relationship with a sexy half naked girl inside a poster on his wall. The story follows Martin as he gets exposed to a whole new social world when arriving to Uni as a fresher and how the relationship with his Poster Girl which in a previous time served to reassure him now keeps him away from the possibility of real social life.

Directed by Hakan Berber (Turkey).
Four Leaf Clover is the fantastic and poetical story of a little girl, who questions her life after she is forced to marry with her rapist.

Directed by Jasmin Rexhepi (Iceland).
A young man decides to give up on his wife.

½ SOLD (5 mins)
Directed by Michael Westbrook (USA).
A brief encapsulation of a past not far removed from our present [or] An homage to Surrealist film and the social absurdity it rode in on. Featuring a cast of artists, pioneers, totalitarian dictators and other overachievers. Unidirectional temporality not included.

BALCONY (20 mins)
Directed by Lendita Zeqiraj (Kosovo).
Jeton, a 10-year-old boy is sitting on the edge of a balcony on the 4th floor. Neighbours and passers-by, terrified by this situation, call the police and firefighters for help. But the situation quickly becomes unmanageable.

UNNATURAL (29 mins)
Directed by Thor Schenker (France).
A man in his mid-thirties and a young lesbian are party friends. Their relationship slowly turns into a one-way passion.