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Gits and Shiggles

From a relatable smile to big belly laughs. Dark, dry, witty on-screen humour in its short form.

Programmed by Aduke King | Total running time 101min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Mordechai

    Mordechai

  • Image from Wave

    Wave

  • Image from Pipe Dreams

    Pipe Dreams

  • Image from Masterpiece

    Masterpiece

  • Image from In Between Takes

    In Between Takes

  • Image from The Nightmare on Deskteeth Street

    The Nightmare on Deskteeth Street

  • Image from Fysh

    Fysh

  • Image from Comeback Kid

    Comeback Kid

  • Image from Smear

    Smear

  • Image from Screwball!

    Screwball!

Film 1

Mordechai

Daniel, an ultra-orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years. A funny and touching fable about family, faith and the roles we play.

Dir Benjamin Bee. UK 2016. 14min

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  • Benjamin Bee, Director

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Film 2

Wave

Gasper Rubicon awakes from a coma to a world he can’t communicate with. After falling prey to internet trolls, he gets to experience the other side of social media.

Dir Benjamin Cleary, TJ O’Grady-Peyton. Ireland 2017. 14min

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  • Benjamin Cleary, Director; Tj O'Grady Peyton, Director

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Film 3

Pipe Dreams

Self-help turns to self-love when Helen can’t find a decent plumber or a decent man and she discovers all she needs is confidence to fix her blockage and her doubts.

Dir Christa Jarrold. UK 2017. 9min

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  • Christa Jarrold, Director

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Film 4

Masterpiece

Perfectly comical #BlackBoyJoy as a group of young men try to interpret their friend’s art so they can save face and show support.

Dir Runyararo Mapfumo. UK 2017. 7min

Festival guests

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  • Runyararo Mapfumo, Director

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Film 5

In Between Takes

Home videos are even funnier here as the cameraman – the director’s own father – was unaware he was filming.

Dir Alexei Dmitriev. Russia 2017. 7min

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  • Alexei Dmitriev, Director

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Film 6

The Nightmare on Deskteeth Street

Harold Miller is having a seriously bad day when he wakes to find his Little Reds gone. He’s on a mission to be reunited.

Dir Dylan Holmes Williams. UK 2016. 3min

Trailer
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  • Dylan Holmes Williams, Director

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Film 7

Fysh

The story of an old man and the fish that changed his life.

Dir Billie Pleffer. Australia 2017. 13min

Film 8

Comeback Kid

The dark humour of reincarnation portrayed as a man comes back, bug-eyed and bludgeoned, to avenge his masculinity.

Dir Ian Robertson. UK 2017. 17min

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  • Ian Robertson, Director

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Film 9

Smear

The awkward reality of a first-time smear test made funny by one woman’s crushing femininity.

Dir Kate Herron. UK 2017. 4min

Festival guests

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  • Kate Herron, Director

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Film 10

Screwball!

A couple of teenagers seem to be set to have sex for the first time, but their exploration of consent may be even funnier than the expected awkward fumbling.

Dir Adam Tyler. UK 2017. 13min


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