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Joy to the World…

Joyful films! Triumphant films! Funny films!

Philip Ilson

Total running time 96min

Films in this programme
  • Image from The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady, Dir Gabriel Abrantes

    The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady

  • Image from Grandad Was a Romantic , Dir Maryam Mohajer

    Grandad Was a Romantic

  • Image from Love the Sinner, Dir Jennifer Sheridan

    Love the Sinner

  • Image from Passive Aggressive Dads, Dir Jim Picariello

    Passive Aggressive Dads

  • Image from Hot and Tasty, Dir Laura Jayne Hodkin

    Hot and Tasty

  • Image from A Family Affair, Dir Florence Keith-Roach

    A Family Affair

  • Image from Under Covers, Dir Michaela Olsen

    Under Covers

  • Image from Big Toast, Dir Sacha Beeley

    Big Toast

  • Image from Dawn of a New Gay, Dir Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson

    Dawn of a New Gay

  • Image from Serious Tingz, Dir Abdou Cissé

    Serious Tingz

  • Image from Tic, Dir Josef Bates

    Tic

  • Image from Sweater, Dir Nick Borenstein

    Sweater

Film 1

The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady

Gabriel Abrantes (Diamantino) directs the tale of a sculpture escaping the Louvre.

Dir Gabriel Abrantes. France-Portugal 2019. 20min

Film 2

Grandad Was a Romantic

Grandad once saw a picture of Granny and realised she was the love of his life, until...

Dir Maryam Mohajer. UK 2019. 4min

Festival guests

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  • Maryam Mohajer, director.

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Film 3

Love the Sinner

11-year-old Joanna tries to understand grief through her mother’s reaction to Princess Diana’s death.

Dir Jennifer Sheridan. UK 2018. 10min

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  • Jennifer Sheridan, director; Bertie Peek, producer; Susan Wokoma, cast.

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Film 4

Passive Aggressive Dads

Two middle-aged dads just want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park.

Dir Jim Picariello. USA 2018. 5min

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  • Jim Picariello, director; Kyle Lamont, producer; Lynne Williams, producer.

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Film 5

Hot and Tasty

Two drunk girls accidentally walk into a crime scene in the local chicken shop.

Dir Laura Jayne Hodkin. UK 2019. 4min

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  • Laura Jayne Hodkin, director; Simona Mehandzhieva, screenwriter.

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Film 6

A Family Affair

A woman makes a powerful connection with a surprising stranger on her 30th birthday.

Dir Florence Keith-Roach. UK 2019. 13min

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  • Florence Keith-Roach, director; Emily Barttelot, producer.

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Film 7

Under Covers

Uncover the sweet, salacious and spooky secrets of a small town.

Dir Michaela Olsen. USA 2018. 8min

Film 8

Big Toast

Toast is pining after his lost love, Egg, having made the mistake of copping off with a slice of salami.

Dir Sacha Beeley. UK 2018. 4min

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  • Sacha Beeley, director.

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Film 9

Dawn of a New Gay

Comedian Jack Rooke narrates his first sexual encounters as a gay man.

Dir Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson. UK 2019. 5min

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  • Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson, director; Jake Cunningham, producer; Jack Rooke, screenwriter.

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Film 10

Serious Tingz

The face of masculinity as portrayed by young men who grow up in the inner city, where the iconic ‘screwface’ is more than just an expression.

Dir Abdou Cissé. UK 2018. 3min

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  • Abdou Cissé, director.

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Film 11

Tic

Dave struggles to keep his Tourette’s on the down-low while on a date with Jess. Stars Will Merrick (Skins, Dead Pixels) and Emma Mackey (Sex Education).

Dir Josef Bates. UK 2019. 15min

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  • Josef Bates, director; Hayley West, producer; Emma Mackey, cast; Will Merrick, cast.

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Film 12

Sweater

After his Tinder date flakes, Corey’s day couldn’t possibly be any worse...

Dir Nick Borenstein. USA 2018. 5min

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  • Nick Borenstein, director.

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