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Monday 18th July


The Butler and the Ball

An urban fairy tale about Ashton, a lonely boy with neglectful parents, who embarks on a global adventure when he enters a contest to become the new butler of Bob Chan, a grieving, reclusive singer. The first film by nine-year-old writer/director Andrew Chan-Possemato.


United States


Why was the baby abandoned in a Victorian drain? And how can the four maids on a mission save its life? This playful, surreal, road movie pits four teens against the elements in a race against time.

4m 43s

United Kingdom

BETH (10 minute cut)

A true story of one asylum patient's struggle as her focus on returning home does not go as she planned. A period piece that highlights the travesty of those resting in unmarked graves from barbaric treatments.

9m 50s

United Kingdom


The Free

Four rural teenagers hitchhike to an illegal rave, but when one of them sprains their ankle the journey exposes human selfishness and hidden desires. The free party begins to lose its fascination when the main character, Alex, finds himself walking in the moonlight with a girl he likes.

6m 25s

United Kingdom




Into the Nexus

Voxel Corp have developed a virtual reality programme, indistinguishable from the real world. For those invited to test the programme it is more real than they realise

11m 15s

United Kingdom


Take heart!

The barriers are in the mind. Everyone has fears and often for this reasons avoids situations that are important in order to deal with them better. Leonhard sticks to his usual daily routines. He is anxious and overprotective. Until one day he decides to hike to a

mysterious waterfall he read about in the newspaper. The trail begins as a normal hike, but more and more courage and overcoming is required. Finally e made it and is about to leave when he suddenly hears cries for help from the deep ravine below the waterfall. To help and possibly save a life, he would have to jump from the cliff into the roaring waters...

7m 58s



Noble Cause

The  lines get blurred when drug crimes get personal. An ageing career criminal who lost a son to the drug trade pays a price for getting even as  an  unlikely partnership is formed to try turn the tide against the dealers.


United Kingdom




Mona, her husband Theo and daughter Hanna live in an idyllic villa on the outskirts of Berlin. When the attractive 18 years old daughter of a friend comes to visit, the profound problems and fragility of the small family reveal, as a tragic downward spiral takes its inevitable course.

1h 36m 27s