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 2021

 Award Winners 

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Virtual Festival Coming May 17 - 24
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ANNA

Directed by Dekel Berenson

Filmed in:      Ukraine

Completed:  April 1, 2019

Run Time:     15 minutes

Language:    Ukrainian (English subtitles)

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love. Nominated for a short Palme d'Or, BIFA award winner for Best British Short Film, was shortlisted for a BAFTA, more than 200 selections and dozens of awards.

The Waste Land

Directed by Wang Meng

Filmed in:      China

Completed:  May 31, 2020

Run Time:     2 hours 10 minutes

Language:    Chinese

A rural youth who has nothing to do and becomes insane due to his persistent pursuit of love.

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Red t' Blue

Directed by Jay Martin

Filmed in:      United Kingdom

Completed:  August 31, 2020

Run Time:     23 minutes

Language:    English

Redt'Blue is a documentary short, focusing on how, and why, the ex-mining town constituency of Mansfield swung from the Labour party, which had held it for a consecutive 94-years, to the Conservative party in the 2017 snap-election. A party which had not claimed the seat since its creation in 1885.

EXHIBITION

Directed by Sylvia Borges

Filmed in:      Germany

Completed:  February 6, 2020

Run Time:     3 minutes 16 seconds

Language:    German (English subtitles)

 In the age of smartphones an exhibitionist struggles to get the attention he needs. 

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Time is God

Directed by Pepo Alfaro

Filmed in:      Spain

Completed:  April 8, 2020

Run Time:     4 minutes

Language:    N/A

Director's statement: "TIME is not real - it is a human construct to help us differentiate between now and our perception of the past. The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW."

Dorothea and the Myotragus

Directed by Núria Abad & Marta Hierro

Filmed in:      Spain, United Kingdom

Run Time:     1 hour 40 seconds

Language:    English

1909, a young British woman boards a ship towards Mallorca, following the path of some mysterious bones found in a cave. For two years, she climbs, crawls and explores every cavity in the rocks of Mallorca, Eivissa and Menorca, narrating her experience in her diaries. The first of those diaries ended up in flames during a fire, but the rest have survived to tell the story in detail. "Dorothea and the Myotragus" is a documentary that includes animation to recreate the diaries written by one of the most important female palaeontologists of all time during her stay on the Balearic Islands, a woman who struggled against the gender stereotypes of those days and who discovered mysterious extinct Mediterranean animals, such as the mythical Myotragus Balearicus.

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Area A

Directed by Gareth Loughlin

Filmed in:      Palestine

Completed:  May 14, 2020

Run Time:     13 minutes 43 seconds

Language:    English

A taxi driver from Bethlehem whose movement is dictated by an occupied territory reflects on media and the sense of being trapped.

Edge of Chaos

Directed by Alyssa Girvan

 
 

Filmed in:      Ireland

Completed:  September 17, 2020

Run Time:     1 hour 26 minutes 30 seconds

Language:    English

THE EDGE OF CHAOS is Alyssa Girvan's debut feature, where she explores the consequences of traumatic family secrets that no one has mentioned in decades. The film follows the well-respected and wealthy Keenan family, whose members only hold loose connections to each other. When their alcoholic daughter Carrie attempts to blackmail the family patriarch Derek over his corrupt business dealings, she doesn't know what consequences her actions would bring. For the first time in years the family has to come together as one and it is only when they accept their own failings as a whole, that they finally find back together again.

 
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Day X

Directed by Manuel Weiss

Filmed in:      Germany

Completed:  August 17, 2019

Run Time:     1 hour 36 minutes

Language:    German (English subtitles)

A single, widowed woman is abruptly torn from her difficult daily routine by the abduction of her daughter, only to discover a horrible family secret.

While We Wait

Directed by Alyssa Girvan

Filmed in:      United Kingdom

Completed:  July 1, 2020

Run Time:     35 minutes 29 seconds

Language:    English

A documentary exploring the Norfolk Mental Health service through the experience of 10 patients impacted by waiting lists that can run for years.

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Darker, Darkest

Directed by Jerome Velinsky

Filmed in:      Australia

Completed:  September 5, 2019

Run Time:     14 minutes 30 seconds

Language:    English

A man wakes from a nightmare to find he's being stalked by a mysterious intruder lurking outside his house...