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Short Film Competition Programme 1

The Short Film Award recognises short-form works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content.

This programme is strictly for customers aged 18 and over, as one of the films contains scenes of graphic violence.

Total running time 79 min

Films in this programme
  • Image from If You Knew, Dir Stroma Cairns

    If You Knew

  • Image from What Do You Know About The Water And The Moon, Dir Jian Luo

    What Do You Know About The Water And The Moon

  • Image from White Girl, Dir Nadia Latif

    White Girl

  • Image from Fault Line, Dir Soheil Amirsharifi

    Fault Line

  • Image from GUO4, Dir Peter Strickland

    GUO4

  • Image from In Vitro, Dir Larissa Sansour, Soren Lind

    In Vitro

Film 1

If You Knew

A beautiful close-up of deaf brothers showing them making their own way in the world and not being defined by what others see as a disability.

Dir Stroma Cairns. UK 2018. 5min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Stroma Cairns, director; Sorcha Bacon, producer.

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can’t guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Film 2

What Do You Know About The Water And The Moon

During an abortion, 17-year-old Yang gives birth to a live jellyfish in her bathroom.

Dir Jian Luo. China 2019. 16min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Jian Luo, director; Paul Morris, producer.

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can’t guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Film 3

White Girl

Beth is seemingly lost. As she wanders around seeking help from strangers, things take a darker turn.

Dir Nadia Latif. UK 2019. 13min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Nadia Latif, director; Omar El-Khairy, screenwriter.

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can’t guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Film 4

Fault Line

Gosal

Nahal is an Iranian schoolgirl who must create a new version of the truth in a strict environment, despite there being unintended consequences to her self-preservation.

Dir Soheil Amirsharifi. Iran 2018. 15min

Film 5

GUO4

Two men. One locker room. A lot of D. From the director of In Fabric (LFF 2018).

Dir Peter Strickland. Hungary-UK 2019. 3min

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Dóra Nedeczky, producer.

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can’t guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Film 6

In Vitro

Decades after an eco-disaster engulfs the biblical city of Bethlehem, two scientists from different generations discuss memory, exile and nostalgia in this symbolic speculative fiction.

Dir Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind. UK-Palestine-Denmark 2019. 28min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Larissa Sansour, director; Soren Lind, director; Ali Roche, producer.

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can’t guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.


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