Happiness is a Journey

  • Directors

    Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan

  • Producer

    Patrick Bresnan

  • USA-Estonia 2021. 12min

On the night before Christmas... A glimpse into the real lives of warehouse workers on the desolate streets of Austin, Texas, in this dual-screen documentary.


  • Director-Producer

    Michelle Coomber

  • Uganda-UK 2021. 7min

Late at night in the Ugandan town of Masaka, grasshoppers descend, alien-like, into the community, in this lyrical and visually stunning documentary.

Lemongrass Girl

  • Director

    Pom Bunsermvicha

  • Producers

    Pom Bunsermvicha, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Parinee Buthrasri

  • Thailand 2021. 17min

A film production manager carries out a Thai superstition, where a virgin can ward off rain by planting lemongrass. A fascinating peek into a dream-like world.


  • Director-Producer

    Juliana Kasumu

  • USA-UK 2021. 11min

In a New Orleans’ natural hair salon where self-care and communal reflection intertwine, Anastasia Ebel hosts dynamic and enjoyable discussions. A stylish window into the heart of the bayou.

Hanging On

  • Director

    Alfie Barker

  • Producer

    Hollie Bryan

  • UK 2021. 10min

Where there’s money to be made by property developers, there are often lives to be overturned. A subject-lead documentary about displacement that touches on community, identity and value.


  • Director-Producer-Screenwriter

    David McShane

  • UK 2021. 6min

Meeting new people can be awkward, so mutual understanding of the situation goes a long way. This beautiful animation delicately shows the very real social poetry in app-facilitated hook-ups.

This film contains adult themes.

Fantasma Neon

  • Director-Screenwriter

    Leonardo Martinelli

  • Producers

    Ayssa Yamaguti Norek, Rafael Teixeira, Leonardo Martinelli

  • Brazil 2021. 20min

An all-singing, all-dancing musical fantasy set in the busy urban world of Brazil’s takeaway food delivery bike community.

Short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong.