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day two
session one

Thursday 22nd July

Due to Covid 19 causing staffing issues we have had t bring tonights sessions forward, apologies.


Last year this session included the uncompromising - ANNA - Cannes Official Selection, BIFA winner for Best British Short, BAFTA shortlisted.

This year we bring you - 


This short British action comedy is a story of two women on a mission - one to pay to her overdraft, the other to stop a bank robbery. The adventure begins. 

Fargate is a story about two women on a mission. One is Kelsey, a single mother to a baby boy, who needs to deal with her overdraft payments at the bank. The other is Maureen, Kelsey's mother, who believes her daughter is about to carry out a bank robbery. Maureen enlists the help of family members to track down Kelsey and the adventure begins. 

This is the debut comedy short film from writer and director Sally Cancello. Filmed on location in Sheffield and funded by the BFI NETWORK, and premiered at Manchester International Film Festival 2020.

18m 2s

United Kingdom


Growing Peace in the Middle East

A 7th grader from New York is inspired by a visit to Sindyanna of Galilee in Israel - a unique non-profit organization led by a team of Arab and Jewish women working together to create social change from the ground up.  He spends the year during the pandemic inspired to document the new hydroponics project at Sindyanna, which strives to enhance Arab-Jewish cooperation, while creating economic opportunities for Arab women.

17m 16s

United States

Arabic, English

Hockley Types

An observant local believes hipsters are running underground dog-fights..

2m 2s

United Kingdom


The Boy and The Mountain

Hernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies. Over time, and already become a successful entrepreneur, Hernán achieves the dream that his father instilled in him, reach high, until one day he will realize that he has not really achieved something he always longed for. Then he will make the crucial decision to fulfill his dream, but fate will play tricks on him. Hernán will have to face a new challenge that will change the meaning of his life.

11m 23s



Gone Viral

Locked-down and desperate to go viral, a middle-aged man takes to social media during a global pandemic... 

16m 43s

United Kingdom



Eve is a forty years old farmer, passionate about her job. However, as countries start leaving the EU one after the other and european regulations become more and more absurd, Eve loses her organic label. Suddenly, the futur seems very dark…




Waiting Games

An anxious single Mum and her young daughter connect whilst waiting for their son and brother, but it's someone else who they’re really hoping for.


United Kingdom




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Rose Pandemic

At the hight of lockdown, Rose 'Patricia Hodge' and her dog Reg live in comfortable isolation in an affluant part of central london. When a chance encounter with an unlikely drug dealer disrupts their routine, she realises she was already shielding from her past.


United Kingdom


Her & Her

Her & Her have been seeing each other for a few months now and are both very much in love. But they have just moved in to Her small one bedroom flat and of course she’s brought the dog! Suddenly Her home is their home and the realities of their differences come to full view. Different backgrounds, cultures, upbringings, rules. One uses poetry and the other music to tell their stories.
Both British 

Both women
One black
One white

We follow them on their journey seeing just how their differences can compliment each other, what challenges they will need to overcome and how honest conversation and carefree dancing will always win in the end.

Part Poetry video. Part music video. This experimental short film is a lyrical and musical story told using poetry and beatboxing.

12m 53s

United Kingdom



In a rush to make the submission deadline for her dream school, an impulsive art student messes with the wrong telemarketer. In the span of one annoying cold call, her life as she knows it vanishes completely.

19m 48s

United Kingdom


Samantha (2020)

A teenage girl struggles when she returns to school after surviving a horrific crime

6m 30s

United Kingdom


Double Word Score

Lockdown boredom leads to a flirtatious game of Scrabble between neighbours Jamie and Ashley, but does Jamie have what it takes to make the next move?

1m 30s

United Kingdom





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A New Leash On Life

After one too many rage-filled outbursts, a magical talking dog named Basketball must talk his owner, Frank, out of having him put down.

11m 30s




When Detective Natalie Schultz begins investigating the disappearance of 9-month old Olivia Bradbury, she soon discovers the parents are hiding more than they let on.

15m 30s



The Body

A hit man and his potential protege are tasked with burying a body in the countryside but the seemingly simple job takes an unexpected turn.

11m 55s




"Lipstick" is a psychological horror film, love, death, grief, and the consequences when we are unable to let go of our loved ones.

10m 28s

United Kingdom




3h 32m 30s

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