A Family Affair
2019 - Florence Keith-Roach - United Kingdom
When Annabelle wakes up in a stranger's bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in...
Comedy / Drama / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short Film
2019 - David Maybrick - United Kingdom
What happens when you're about to meet the priest to discuss the Christening, and your husband wants to call your first child 'Jurgen'?
All Stretched Out
2019 - Alastair Train - United Kingdom
After accidentally joining an advanced Yoga class, an unfit man pushes his body to the limit trying to impress his judgemental teacher and classmates.
Bizarre / British Culture / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Horror / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2019 - Ryan Mackfall - United Kingdom
Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.
Debut Film / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Outdoor / Period / Short Film / Supernatural / Suspense / Thriller
2019 - Lesley Manning - United Kingdom
One busker; eight notes; two idiots = mayhem.
British Culture / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Female Filmmaker / Live Action / Music / Narrative Fiction / No Dialogue / Outdoor / Short Film / Slapstick
Dirt Ash Meat
2019 - Sion Thomas - United Kingdom
Rhian, tries to control her increasingly unstable brother as foot and mouth disease grows closer to their Welsh hill farm.
2019 - Josiah Newbolt - United Kingdom
A man heads into the wilderness to seek revenge only to be betrayed by those closest to him.
British Culture / Drama / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Noir / Outdoors / Short Film
2019 - Abid Khan - Spain, United Kingdom
A self-discovery film about being young, free and abroad.
Asian / British Culture / Debut Film / Drama / Feature Film / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Youth
2019 - Carolina Giammetta - United Kingdom
A comedy about 80's Italian England, religion, and what happens when you listen to big, loud, Italian mamma's.
I Love My Mum
2019 - Alberto Sciamma - United Kingdom
A road movie that follows a mother and her son through an absurd journey out of their home in Europe into the unknown-and back again.
2019 - Ben Pearce - United Kingdom
A sibling relationship is irrevocably altered during the course of one night on the back of a stolen rickshaw.
Adventure / Age / British Culture / Debut Film / Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Urban
2019 - Michael Beddoes - United Kingdom
Paul Bigsby's life is turned upside down when he enlists the help of a jaded Blackpool drag queen to realise his dream.
Age / British Culture / Children / Drama / Family / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Queer / Short Film / Youth
2019 - Daisy Stenham - United Kingdom
Skin explores what it is to experience love and loss in the futuristic age.
Drama / Female Filmmaker / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film
2019 - Steve Whiteley - United Kingdom
A mockumentary about a gang of youths who steal people's phones on mopeds to make them more present.
Action / British Culture / Comedy / Debut Film / Live Action / Mockumentary / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Urban
Talk To Leon
2019 - Murat Gökmen - United Kingdom
Out after midnight for the first time, four twelve-year-olds travel across London with only the voice of Leon to guide them.
British Culture / Children / Coming of Age / Debut Film / Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Youth
The Man With His Fingers in His Ears
2019 - Tom Michael Blyth & Keif Gwinn - United Kingdom
Is anyone really listening?
Tommy: The Portrait Of A Sculptor
2019 - Chris Frazer Smith - United Kingdom
A portrait of British sculptor John W. Mills creating “Tommy” commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Art / British Culture / Debut Film / Documentary / Live Action / Short Film
We Do What We Can
2019 - Kwaku Awuku Asabre - United Kingdom
A couple welcomes a newborn child and sets out to make a life at a time when they don't have a place to live.
Black Narratives / Debut Film / Drama / Family / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Religion / Short Film
A Heart Shaped Stone
2018 - Edward Hicks - United Kingdom
A rescue team arrive at a mining base on a distant moon to find the entire crew dead. Their investigation of the cause draws them into a dangerous experiment and presents them with a disturbing choice.
Drama / LGBTQ / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film
A Modest Defeat
2018 - David Barr - United Kingdom
Big brother Tommy never plays fair, but eight-year-old Tiny has an elaborate plan up her sleeve and a faultless determination to put things right.
Children / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Female Narratives / Narrative Fiction / No Dialogue / Short Film / Youth
A Simple Act
2018 - Camille Hollett-French - Canada
On an evening of perpetual waiting during an ER visit, the repetition of her uninspired relationship leaves room for Katherine to find what she needs in the most unexpected way.
A Song Can't Burn
2018 - Roscoe Neil - United Kingdom
A short documentary that follows a Scottish musician working with refugee children who have crossed the border from Syria to Lebanon.
Biopic / Documentary / Human Rights / Live Action / Music / Political / Short Film / War
A Wreck In Paradise, Or The Preposterous Bar Challenge
2018 - François Zaïdi - France
In the dead of night, a drunken man just crashed is car. Yet there is still light on his path: fate is about to give him his last chance. Will he be able to seize it?
Alternative / Bizarre / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Fantasy / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Noir / Short Film
2018 - Paul Shammasian - United Kingdom
When a young woman loses her mother in a plane crash, she impulsively steals an unaccompanied child.
Alice and Lewis
2018 - Elina Street - Australia, France, United Kingdom, USA
When Alice Liddell encounters Charles Dodgson, reality takes a curious turn, and progressively becomes a wonderland.
Biopic / British Culture / Children / Debut Film / Drama / Family / Female Filmmaker / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Period / Short Film / Youth
All Cock & No Bull!
2018 - James Callis - USA
Relaxing in your backyard is one thing. Relaxing naked in your backyard with an old friend is something else entirely and may have consequences.
Adult Theme / Comedy / Debut Film / Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
All This Love
2018 - Ben Adam-Harris - United Kingdom
A heartbroken skeleton sings about the difficulty with moving on with all his ex's stuff lying around the house.
Animation / Music / Music Video / Romance / Short Film
Alzheimer's and Ice Cream
2018 - Rafe Pugh - South Africa, United Kingdom
The film explores the juxtaposing realms of reality and imagination, provoking the question of what could happen if an Alzheimer's/ Dementia 'host' had full control of their surroundings.
Age / Debut Film / Disability / Family / Fantasy / Live Action / Medical / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short Film
2018 - Alex Warren - United Kingdom
Four kids struggle to make sense of the world while fighting to protect their land...
British Culture / Drama / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Youth
2018 - Karen Anstee - United Kingdom
After a day that just can't get any worse, a lonely traffic-warden finds love and an unexpected friend at the supermarket checkout.
2018 - Matteo Palmas - United Kingdom
A young man flies to a nameless city to try get back his long lost father. However, in a world without language barriers, speaking one’s feelings is harder than it seems.
Debut Film / Drama / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Student
2018 - Sam Bailey - United Kingdom
Dinner with friends is a great joy, especially when one of them is on the menu.
Absurd / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Fantasy / Horror / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Surreal
2018 - Rich Peppiatt - United Kingdom
A banker becomes the target of his chauffeur's fury - but is the relationship on these four wheels quite what meets the eye?
2018 - Jack Carrivick - United Kingdom
A John Doe who abandons his daily routine, is now trapped in an endless loop of horror and uncertainty.
British Culture / Dark Comedy / Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Supernatural / Suspense
2018 - Karen Newman + Garry Crystal - United Kingdom
A classic suburban tale of parenthood, bereavement and a mysterious pug. Starring Arthur Darvill, Jemima Rooper, Alison Steadman, and a pug.
Animals / British Culture / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Drama / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2018 - Stefan Wink - United Kingdom
Running off her mother, the young girl Alex ventures into an intriguing antique shop finding a miniature world that possesses a dark secret.
Children / Drama / Fantasy / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Magical Realism / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Student / Supernatural
2018 - Jack Pirie - United Kingdom
Rejected from yet another audition, a dancer heads back to her rehearsal space late at night.
Alternative / Dance / Fantasy / Female Protagonist / Horror / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Supernatural / Suspense / Thriller
2018 - Gwendolyn Nieuwenhuize - Netherlands
Angel locks herself up in an apartment where we witness her struggle with life, her memories, fears and escape route into the surreal.
Clean As You Like
2018 - Theresa Varga - United Kingdom
Because at the end of the day, bleach is thicker than semen!
2018 - Magnus Wake - United Kingdom
A traumatised young man who can glimpse the future must do anything to stop a killer, even if it means being the murderer’s final victim.
Action / Feature Film / Horror / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Supernatural / Suspense / Thriller
2018 - Edward Hicks - United Kingdom
Ollie loves Agnes. Agnes loves Ollie. Agnes can’t laugh or she’ll die. Ollie is a comedian... Deadpan is a dramedy about love, sex and egotism.
Comedy / Dance / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short Film / Student
2018 - Garry Crystal - United Kingdom
2 strangers are trapped together in a lift. One is slowly dying; the other is dying to escape.
Adult Theme / Comedy / Drama / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Suspense / Thriller
Drowning in Sands
2018 - Lucy Provan - Sudan
Two Sudanese inventors take on desertification and their rivals in a TV competition for young entrepreneurs.
2018 - Eric Garro - United Kingdom
In 1856, following her groundbreaking research on global warming, Eunice Newton Foote has to fight against a sexist society for her research to be considered.
Biopic / Drama / Environmental / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Period / Political / Science / Short Film / Student
Felicia and the Clown
2018 - Oliwia Siem - Poland, United Kingdom
Who wouldn’t like a dad who earned his living as a clown, rather than working in some boring office? The reality though, wasn't so bright.
Children / Documentary / Drama / Family / Live Action / Short Film / Student / Youth
2018 - Adam McHattie - United Kingdom
When a book challenges a sheltered man's concept of reality, what can he trust is real? The debut film from Adam McHattie
Animation / Comedy / Debut Film / Drama / Live Action / Micro-short / Philosophy / Poetry / Short Film
Freedom’s Name Is Mighty Sweet
2018 - Joe Murphy - Canada, United Kingdom
In 1897 two African-American prospectors brave the brutal wilderness in the desperate pursuit of a better life during the Klondike Gold-Rush.
2018 - Adam Jenkins - United Kingdom
A routine patrol for two soldiers becomes a cat-and-mouse, life-or-death ordeal when a sniper targets them.
Action / Adventure / Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Suspense
2018 - Emma Sullivan - United Kingdom
As four men sit in a support group wondering why all the women have gone, we watch as a young mother makes the hardest decision of her life.
2018 - Charles H. Joslain - United Kingdom
Gina, a young Spanish woman, has left her family for London after what appears to be years of struggle and rejection after her relationship with a mysterious older man.
2018 - Rowenna Baldwin - United Kingdom
We call them four-legged friends, but for many they are family. When a beloved pet dies, life can seem incomplete.
Animals / Documentary / Female Filmmaker / Live Action / Medical / Short Film / Student
2018 - Annabel Vine - United Kingdom
A dyslexic boy struggling with his confidence inadvertently teaches a lonely bully that it is not soppy to love your Grandad and like spending time with him.
Age / Children / Disability / Family / Female Filmmaker / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
Grenfell Tower And Social Murder
2018 - Hamlett Films - United Kingdom
The Grenfell Tower fire killed over 70 people. This short documentary explores how years of deregulation in government policies were decisive in causing the disaster. Intercutting interviews with experts and former residents, the film raises questions about state accountability and social harm.
British Culture / Crime / Documentary / Female Filmmaker / Human Rights / Live Action / Political / Short Film / Social issues / Urban
2018 - Peter Baynton - United Kingdom, USA
Ben posts himself from New York to London to visit the girl he loves.
Adventure / Animation / Fantasy / Live Action / Mixed Media / Music Video / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short Film
2018 - Luke Albert - United Kingdom
Newly single Jimi has been invited to the bohemian bedroom of the free-spirited Esther. The emotive and lilting debut short from Luke Albert.
2018 - Poonam Brah - United Kingdom
Plunged into despair after her mother’s death and burdened by things left unsaid, Roya is forced to face up to her true desires.
2018 - John Palmer - United Kingdom
Abandoned by his family and haunted by his past, Martin attempts to rebuild his life. A story about grief, letting go and moving on.
2018 - Matteo Zamagni - United Kingdom
Horror Vacui; (Latin - fear of empty space) Geological fractals of Earth and the frenetic hyper-development attained by mankind.
Alternative / Animation / Environmental / Experimental / Fantasy / Horror / Short Film / Urban
Hot In Here
2018 - Ann-Marie McCormack - United Kingdom
Online dating is super competitive. Dating Apps are one thing, mating Apps another. Though you never know how you feel about someone until you meet them in the flesh, especially if it is in a sauna, then it's really awkward!
Hush Little Baby
2018 - Camille Hollett-French - Canada
A young mother visits her father in prison where he’s doing time for trying to have sex with children. She’s faced with the most profound realisation of all, one that speaks far more truth about herself than she'd ever expect.
Adult Theme / Age / Crime / Debut Film / Drama / Female Filmmaker / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Human Rights / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Political / Short Film
I Am Able
2018 - Morgane Bigault & Ed Thomas - United Kingdom
During a time trial race, pro cyclist Ben Pritchard injured himself severely and lost the use of his legs. Can he still pursue his dream of becoming a professional athlete?
Debut / Disability / Documentary / Female Filmmaker / Short Film / Sport
I Told My Mum I Was Going On An R.E Trip
2018 - Lindy Heymann - United Kingdom
Frank, funny and moving verbatim drama about four young women's real abortion experiences
2018 - Daniele Guerra - United Kingdom
When trainee mortician Rose decides to test her skills in secret, trouble quickly follows. Greeted by a talking corpse, an unlikely friendship begins.
Bizarre / Comedy / Debut Film / Drama / Fantasy / Female Protagonist / Horror / Romance / Short Film / Student / Thriller
If [Girlfriend Deluxe]
2018 - Steve Moss - United Kingdom
In a near future, dominated by greedy corporations, a lonely man struggles to find lost intimacy with a synthetic pleasure unit.
Alternative / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Horror / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Satire / Sci-Fi / Short Film
In the Absence of Angels
2018 - Camille Hollett-French - Canada
In the brutal aftermath of being raped in broad daylight, Crystal, a streetwise community mentor, is forced to make an irreparable decision that will shape the person she’s about to become.
Adult Theme / Crime / Debut Film / Drama / Female Filmmaker / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Gangster / Human Rights / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Suspense
2018 - Ming-Zhu Hii - Australia
Fashion editor, Marion enters a photographic studio to direct a shoot. A traumatic event has occurred the night before, the details of which are fragmented and unclear. As Marion processes her experience, she finds herself entering the room again and again...
2018 - Premila Puri & Amy Mathieson - United Kingdom
ITSY is a story about a lonely and anxious woman who gets befriended by a spider who helps her to see herself and the world differently and ultimately to find a friend in a stranger, her next door neighbour.
2018 - Ben Adam-Harris - United Kingdom
After the perfect date with the man of her dreams, Rachel wakes to find Bradley's had to briefly pop to work. Left in his beautiful penthouse apartment, what could possibly spoil the moment...
2018 - Ben Strebel - United Kingdom
Land's End follows the magnetic relationship between a naive young man and a former convict as they take a road trip across the south-east coast.
British Culture / Debut Film / Drama / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short Film
Lily 'n' Rose
2018 - Sheryl Glubok - USA
Lily and Rose are best friends. One summer day, Rose abandons Lily for Holly. Lily flees into the wilderness only to confront something more profound.
Listen To My Song
2018 - Danny Mitchell - Colombia, United Kingdom
The peace process is underway and Esteban, a rapper in the Colombian FARC guerrilla movement, dreams of becoming a musician but first he must reconcile himself with his long-lost family.
Love & Spirit
2018 - Helen Crosse - United Kingdom
Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio enter a modern day house party, where we encounter different Shakespeare characters all linked through the same story.
2018 - Asim Chaudhry - United Kingdom
After leaving a dinner party with his friends, a single man has an encounter with a mystery woman that changes his view of love forever.
British Culture / Comedy / Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short Film
2018 - Chris Vincze - United Kingdom
A dark comedy about a lonely oddball who gets an invite to his old school reunion and a chance to reunite with his childhood sweetheart. When he reunites with his old school bully, things take a turn for the worse.
2018 - Adam Etheridge - United Kingdom
Kayla lives with her violent Father. When a fierce dog moves into the house next door an unlikely friendship develops that may save them both.
Age / Black Narratives / Children / Drama / Family / Live Action / Magical Realism / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Youth
2018 - Giulia Gandini - United Kingdom
"My Time" is a 6 minute short film about a 12 year old girl who has her first period in class.
2018 - Llanbobl Vision & Rustle Up Productions - United Kingdom, Wales
The happiest day of a girl's life is when she vows to honour and obey her inner- Bridezilla. A dark body-horror comedy starring Isy Suttie, Sian Harries and Nick Helm.
Only The Lonely
2018 - Clare Holman - United Kingdom
Recent widow Elspeth feels alienated and alone until she forms an unlikely friendship with her neighbour Gurmeet.
Our Most Brilliant Friends
2018 - Piers Dennis - United Kingdom
Charles and Rebecca are Slow Club. After 10 years together, conflicting perspectives now push them apart. Is this the end? Piers Dennis observes the frailties and brilliance they share and what friendship looks like in the back of a van.
2018 - Anna Ziebinska - United Kingdom
A psychological drama about a Polish father and son moving to England to create a better future for their family. Hit by the harsh realities of living in an unwelcoming country, they have conflicting ideas about their new home.
Drama / Family / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Student / Urban
2018 - Guy Ducker - United Kingdom
A sleepy London park. Glimpses of three lives. Wordless stories of emotional turmoil.
2018 - Heidi O'Loughlin - United Kingdom
A dark comedy about a downtrodden barmaid who puts on a piece of performance art; confronting her harassers, her evasive menstruation, and ultimately the patriarchy.
Pillars Of Salt
2018 - Alex Warren - United Kingdom
Six years from now, London is in the grip of a bloody civil war between left and right. One woman makes a brave choice...
Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Political / Short Film / War
2018 - Dean Anderson - United Kingdom
Aaron is a young man who lives and works with his father in working class Britain. After meeting Mike, Aaron begins a confusing and complicated journey of self discovery, battling between his feelings, anxieties and the perceptions of others.
British Culture / Drama / LGBTQ / Romance / Short Film / Student
2018 - Daniel Hammersley - United Kingdom
All is not as it seems when two old timers running a village radio station find themselves at the heart of a mysterious viral outbreak.
Adventure / Comedy / Family / Horror / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Suspense / Thriller
Razzmatazz (or A Minor Misdemeanour)
2018 - Alexander Milo Bischof - United Kingdom
An uptight middle-class couple come face-to-face with a group of local youths, triggering a battle between class and expectations.
Adult Theme / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Drama / Live Action / Music / Narrative Fiction / Outdoor / Political / Satire / Short Film / Urban
2018 - Christine Birchall - United Kingdom
From riches to rags... A story about a man called Chester who had a life of women, drugs and sex touring with Seal after being involved with the chart hit song Killer.
2018 - Ben Hyland - United Kingdom
Safe Space chronicles the relationship between Sarah and Amne. Sarah is a key worker in a women's refuge. Amne is a new resident.
Safe to Assume
2018 - Sandra McKellar - Australia, United Kingdom
Sharon's keen participation on an internet travel forum turns serious when there's fear for the safety of two teenage girls.
2018 - Denis Dobrovoda - United Kingdom
A young African man is brought over to London by an unscrupulous explorer to serve as an exhibit in a museum.
2018 - Richard Rotter - Canada
On the eve of the closing of his favourite nightclub, a dance-floor king must choose what type of man he wants to become after the final song drops.
Adult Theme / Comedy / Drama / Feature Film / Musical / Narrative Fiction / Romance
2018 - Annabel Vine - United Kingdom
A failing musician rediscovers his mojo when an unconventional woman makes art from his treasured belongings that have been dumped into a skip by his frustrated wife.
2018 - Mayed Al Qasimi - United Kingdom
An intergalactic postal worker on her final job with her laconic yet trusted ship must face unexpected challenges in the vast endless space.
2018 - Joan Beveridge - United Kingdom
A late night meeting in a Cornish graveyard, between a vampire and a ghost, reveals a shared history and the consequences of love, left unspoken. An LGBTQ supernatural rom-com from Joan Beveridge.
2018 - Justin Spray - Tanzania
Tabu, a girl in rural Tanzania, is desperate to go to school but the risks she takes to get there threaten the very thing she cherishes most: her education.
Take Me To The Waves
2018 - Oliver Coward - United Kingdom
When cerebral palsy suffer, Clementine, discovers her carer, Simon, has romantic feelings for her, she can see her hopes of a normal life. But her family aren't so sure she is ready and capable of the decision before her.
Talking To Grandma
2018 - Bernard Bushnell - United Kingdom
Talking To Grandma is about my grandmother's life but the message of the film is to not take your elders for granted, and to make the most out of them while they are here.
Biopic / Children / Documentary / Drama / Family / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Romance / Short Film / War / Youth
2018 - Christopher Sweeney - United Kingdom
Tragic events of one night have robbed Paul of almost everything, and now he must decide if he can honour his best friend’s final wish. An LGBTQ drama from debut filmmaker Christopher Sweeney.
Debut Film / Drama / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2018 - Mark Waites - United Kingdom
One day in to shoot thirty seconds of film, what can possibly go wrong? Starring Steve Oram, Cariad Lloyd and Simon Greenall.
British Culture / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Drama / Live Action / Short Film
2018 - Antonio Celotto - Italy, United Kingdom
It's Sandy's birthday and she is alienated in a lonely party with her family. She wants to escape from that reality beginning a journey on 'The Border' between her introspective scenarios and her alienated real world.
2018 - Cosima Spender - United Kingdom
It takes one drink on a Friday night to change the relationship between Zoe and Jack, two colleagues in the tech world.
The Egg And The Thieving Pie
2018 - Lola Blanche Higgins - United Kingdom
A stolen egg culminates in an investigation helmed by a hesitant Community Police Officer, who interviews the highly unusual residents to find the thief.
The Great British Race Off
2018 - Natasha Jatania - United Kingdom
A group of select people take part in a race to decide who gets a job in the film industry - a tongue-in-cheek exploration of the struggles that those who are not privileged have to overcome.
The Name of the Prime Minister
2018 - Alexander Thompson - United Kingdom
A psychiatrist is taken to a secret government facility to interview a man convinced Tony Blair is still the Prime Minister.
British Culture / Drama / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Political / Sci-Fi / Suspense / Thriller
The Odd Monk
2018 - Jesco Puluj - Germany
German first time Filmmaker Jesco Puluj travels around the world, meeting a variety of monks and nuns to discover the essence of Buddhism.
Debut Film / Documentary / Feature Film / Live Action / Religion / Travel
The Only Thing That Exists Is The Dot
2018 - Philip Clyde-Smith - United Kingdom
A man's journey from despair to enlightenment through a chance encounter with a peculiar mystical being.
Arthouse / Environmental / Experimental / Narrative Fiction / Nature / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Supernatural
2018 - Louis Devereux - United Kingdom
A journey within a journey, Dad set out to walk the Rift Valley, I set out to find out who my dad was.
Adventure / Biopic / Debut Film / Documentary / Environmental / Family / Feature Film / Nature / Outdoor
2018 - Kaine Levy - United Kingdom
In a future-dystopian world known as Starkam, Eloy, a young survivor of the notorious "black-bagging", plans to rescue his mother from a government medical facility.
Debut / Drama / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Thriller
The Sexual Joneses
2018 - Jan Maroske - United Kingdom
The Joneses are desperate to keep up with the neighbours. When those are overheard having a threesome, the challenge is accepted.
2018 - Duncan Roe - United Kingdom
A homeless man breaks into a elderly woman's house and they develop an unusual bond. Long buried memories surface as he discovers his true identity.
2018 - Emma Lindley - United Kingdom
Eight year old Stephen opens the door to a mysterious woman who invites herself into his home. She suggests a trip outside but Stephen is unsure. They find a common bond but is it enough to change the past?
Children / Drama / Female Filmmaker / Short Film / Youth
This is Bate Bola!
2018 - Ben Holman & Neirin Jones - Brazil, United Kingdom, USA
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro during its world famous Carnival, far from the beach and touristic clichés, there is a contest between neighbourhoods. This is the Rio Carnival that you have never seen before. This is Bate Bola.
Crime / Dance / Documentary / Gangster / Live Action / Music / Short Film / Urban
Three Sacks Full of Hats
2018 - Debbie Anzalone - United Kingdom
Mick returns home after a long absence to witness the fast declining health of his alcoholic brother Sid, which stirs up family tensions of shame and denial.
Tiny Little Rocks
2018 - Brett Chapman - United Kingdom
Five years after breaking up Molly and Gretchen meet in Sheffield for a mutual sharing of memories, hopes, jokes and wonder. What if you had one night to say it all?
Drama / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short Film
2018 - Ita FitzGerald - United Kingdom
A mother sneaks a look at her son's text messages. Misinterpreting them she launches in to a 'serious' chat that proves too much too soon.
Age / Comedy / Drama / Family / Female Filmmaker / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2018 - Laury Herubel - United Kingdom
Billy is a nice little boy, who likes to explore the world around him. He likes stories and animal, and when he grows up, he wants to be a veterinarian. Billy might be the perfect boy for you.
Children / Drama / Fantasy / Female Filmmaker / Short Film / Student
Trying To Find Me
2018 - Dominique Tipper - United Kingdom
A woman dissects and shares her inner self in an attempt to navigate her way through depression and the ups and downs of life.
Tulip and Yannis
2018 - Lewis Keeling - United Kingdom
A boy who wants to dance on the sun and a girl who wants to dance on the moon both looking to escape their evil parents fall in love from their bedroom windows. A stop motion love story.
2018 - Jaylan Auf - United Kingdom
A 10-minute wait in a medical clinic feels like a lifetime for young mother Lamia, her daughter and husband waiting for their turn.
2018 - Tim Keeling - United Kingdom
When a family encounter two radically unusual puddles on a woodland retreat, unspoken tensions finally surface. A wonderfully bizarre and unnerving psychological horror from Tim Keeling.
Dark Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / No Dialogue / Short Film / Supernatural
2018 - Michael Singleton - United Kingdom
Two Sides explores the lives of Ali, an emerging property developer, and Ryan, a struggling electrician fallen on hard times. When their worlds intertwine, Ali is left with a new perspective.
2018 - Will Whiting - United Kingdom
In a world of rampant overpopulation unlicensed pregnancy is illegal. A couple's life is turned upside down when a missing friend arrives at their door hiding a shocking secret. Love, loyalty and friendship are tested as unresolved traumas surface.
2018 - Francesco Puppini - United Kingdom
Virginia, a psychic medium living in a petrol station, doesn’t want her son to leave home while an old tragic memory of a fire haunts her.
Age / Arthouse / Drama / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Student
Waiting for Fukushima
2018 - Alana Hutton-Shaw - United Kingdom
Seven years after one of the most catastrophic nuclear disasters in history, Waiting for Fukushima pushes past the headlines to tell the untold story of the forgotten victims of the disaster, the survivors who are still waiting to return home.
Walking Back To My Heart
2018 - Ann Marie Kelly - Ireland
A tale of 12 children rediscovering their town centre and finding a heart and hidden magic under their feet.
What Betty Sees
2018 - Colleen Forward - United Kingdom
Belfast 1979, three sisters help their troubled aunt Betty by allowing her to read their tealeaves. But the cups uncover more than they could have imagined, revealing trauma, drank futures, family secrets and unbelievable news. Based on a true story.
What Separates Us From The Beasts
2018 - Sedona May - United Kingdom
After discovering her father's illness, April uses her imagination and love of stories to cope with the realities of his death.
Children / Family / Fantasy / Live Action / Magical Realism / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Student / Youth
When All Is Ruin Once Again
2018 - Keith Walsh - Ireland
A rural community commit their lives to memory as a new motorway ploughs onwards through their landscape, a glaring symbol of our modern age.
A Doll Distorted
2017 - Niall Shukla - United Kingdom
Jane suffers from haphephobia (the pathological fear of touch), tormented by years of loneliness and isolation she orders a synthetic love doll online to nightmarish consequences.
Adult Theme / Drama / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Horror / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Suspense / Thriller
A Final Truth
2017 - Samuel Gridley - United Kingdom
As a woman turns 60, she reminisces about a past love with her doctor, only to finally admit the real ending to the story she's been hiding for years.
Age / Drama / Faith / Jewish Narratives / LGBTQ / Period / Romance / Short Film
A Little Bit Of Tear
2017 - Michael Flatley - Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
A homeless clown down on his luck follows a beautiful girl into a theatre and sees the show of a lifetime that changes his world, and fortune.
Dance / Drama / Irish Filmmaker / Musical / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
A Quiet Room In Walthamstow
2017 - Tiago Teixeira - United Kingdom
A young girl moves to a house share in London and soon finds out there is something strange going on with her landlord.
Horror / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Supernatural / Thriller
Acts of Kindness
2017 - James Sharpe - United Kingdom
Married couple Jonathan and Amy lose a wedding ring in rural Japan, causing them to miss their bus to the airport. With time ticking away to catch their plane and their marriage on the rocks, all hope seems lost, until they meet a kind stranger.
All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
2017 - Iracundus Pictures - United Kingdom
Everything You Love Will Be Carried Away is a short film adapted from the Stephen King short story of the same name. In a lonely hotel room, a middle aged woman, Alice sets about making macabre and meticulous preparations to end her life.
2017 - Ewan Fletcher - United Kingdom
Lucas is surprised when his boss Mark invites him for a private meeting.
Away From Me
2017 - Duncan Roe - United Kingdom
When Brian's wife Sarah is kidnapped, he is forced to negotiate her ransom.
Be My Guest
2017 - David Jermyn - Canada
Tim and Claire hoped to fix their money problems with a mind-transfer technology that allows Tim to rent out his body. But Tim goes behind Claire’s back for one last transfer and learns he’s not the only one keeping secrets.
Drama / Fantasy / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film
Before You Were Born
2017 - Samie Romman - United Kingdom
On the brink of parenthood an MMA fighter suddenly catapults to stardom whilst battling an unexpected turn of events which throws into question his health and loyalties.
Action / Adult Theme / Age / Disability / Drama / Faith / Family / Short Film / Sport / Student / Thriller
2017 - Georgia Pugh - United Kingdom
A local man opens up about his mental health history and puts himself in a situation that makes him interact with the public.
2017 - Edward Hicks - United Kingdom
Childhood friends, Jen and Robbie, are all grown-up now and galaxies away from where they imagined they would be. With their world views set on a collision course, and their dreams imploding, can they save themselves, and each other? And, when everything's just star-stuff, does it matter?
Age / Alcohol / Drama / Friendship / Relationship / Short Film / Social Drama
Coming To Terms
2017 - Tom Tennant - United Kingdom
The first step is admitting it... but will group therapy and a date with his ex-girlfriend help David confront his demons?
2017 - Simon Ryninks - United Kingdom
Real and imaginary worlds collide when a lonely data entry clerk reaches through his computer screen, in search of a genuine connection.
2017 - Emma Miranda Moore - United Kingdom
Nine year old Gabe is meant to be asleep but there are too many distractions in his room - including that weird shadow in the corner.
2017 - Diego Barraza - United Kingdom
Frances thinks Brian is having an affair. In her pursuit to save their marriage she will soon find out more than she ever wanted.
2017 - Mark Trifunovic - Canada
Jade's search for her missing friend leads her into the dark and dangerous world of a Deaf alien struggling to come to terms with his traumatic past.
Disability / Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Suspense / Thriller
2017 - Sele Got - United Kingdom
A young musician receives the visit from the Devil, who wants to buy his soul and is ready to offer him anything to reach his goal.
Dark Comedy / Drama / Horror / Short Film / Student / Supernatural / Thriller
2017 - Oisin Byrne - United Kingdom
Disconnect is a present day courtroom drama, set in Sharia law council in East London. It follows the story of a young Moroccan woman named Samira, who’s lives in the UK with her husband Salim, a British Pakistani man, almost 20 years her senior, who she met and wooed online.
Court Room / Drama / Family / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Suspense / Women's Rights
Down & Out
2017 - Natalie Kennedy - United Kingdom
Billy has had people stare at him all of his life on account of him having Down Syndrome. He is a young man fighting for equality and his own autonomy.
2017 - Sam Johnson - United Kingdom
Earthy Encounters is a short family action-adventure film in the vein of the Amblin films of old.
Action / Adventure / Children / Drama / Family / Narrative Fiction / Nature / Short Film
2017 - Fern Berresford & Russell Warren - United Kingdom
FELL tells the tale of a quirky couple’s star gazing date that takes a sudden and dramatic turn when something unexpected falls to earth.
Mystery / Romance / Romcom / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Supernatural / Suspense
Five By Five
2017 - Kate Herron - United Kingdom
In a bustling metropolis of millions, young Ash is lost. He wants to be the big man but reality hasn’t quite delivered. Then a chance encounter leads him to make a dangerous decision which begins a chain reaction of events.
Adolescence / Black Narratives / Crime / Disability / Drama / Female Narratives / Short Film / Youth
2017 - Michael Rouse & Will Kenning - United Kingdom
Geoff has Gephyrophobia - a fear of bridges. To avoid his anxiety, he’s constructed an ingenious (and sometimes ridiculous) daily routine, but when the woman he loves offers an opportunity to change, Geoff must confront his fear, or lose everything.
Comedy / Drama / Narrative Fiction / No Dialogue / Romance / Short Film
Good Night Butterfly
2017 - Scott Corbett - USA
After her father is killed during the Watts riots, a Chinese immigrant girl moves in with the Jewish family who owned the store where he worked.
2017 - Ross McGowan - United Kingdom
After a night out, Bruce wants to get back on it, but has a hard time convincing Lee, who feels like death; figuratively and literally.
Comedy / Drama / Horror / Live Action / Short Film / Supernatural
2017 - Natashia Mattocks - United Kingdom
A group of women decide to fight back and do what they do best, stand against those who oppose them together...
I Am Vader
2017 - Lachezar Dimitrov - United Kingdom
Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader, tells us the story of his career as an actor.
2017 - Joseph Simmons - United Kingdom
Reza is a man trying to better his life. He has a business venture he is trying to get off of the ground. In order to do this, he has to fool executives into thinking he is a high class, successful business man.
2017 - Christopher Hayden - United Kingdom
"In Wonderland" begins and ends in the same place and time – on a beach where Alice has come to reflect on her relationship with Michael.
2017 - Sophie Molins - United Kingdom
A female guide leads a woman into the past as they make their way through the valley of death up into the wild white mountains.
2017 - Ottilie Wilford - United Kingdom
When a naive art student visits her successful older sister in London, their elation turns to unease as past and present lies are exposed and they are forced to reconcile the people they’ve become with the dreams they once shared.
Just Molly & Me
2017 - Mary Lee-Woolf - United Kingdom
A bittersweet tale of love, addiction and redemption, as Molly, a fragile 80-year old, and Peter, a tortured young man, find solace in the most difficult of circumstances.
2017 - Jacob Kirby - USA
Burnt-out addict Adam flees the wreckage of his past by traveling halfway around the world to Kathmandu, Nepal.
2017 - Karen Newman - United Kingdom
Hell hath no fury like an older woman scorned... An ageing actress summons the spirit of Lady Macbeth in order to win the part in an upcoming production.
2017 - Luca Bertoluzzi - United Kingdom
A homeless man decides to financially support a blind woman who assumes he is rich, only for that quest to take him on an epic journey.
Land Of Wind
2017 - Laura Belinky & Theo Ribeiro - Argentina, United Kingdom
Tierra del Viento (Land of Wind) takes us on a beautiful road trip with fine-art photographer Eliseo Miciu as he sets out to capture Patagonia’s moving soul.
2017 - Philip Sansom - United Kingdom
Feuding brothers, Richard and Danny Drummond, embark on a road trip into the Scottish Highlands to carry out last their fathers last request with drastic consequences.
Latido de Corazón
2017 - Hadley Schnuck - USA
A journey of the senses through Central Havana.
Dance / Documentary / Experimental / Mobile phone / Music / Short Film / Urban
2017 - Julian Alexander - United Kingdom
Léo comes from a place where people do bad things to get ahead. He accepts a job smuggling a refugee couple through France.
2017 - Marley Morrison - United Kingdom
On a deprived council estate in North east London, Leroy Brown a socially awkward teenager spends his days fighting with his wannabe ‘Gangsta’ brother Kenny, making his own jewellery and playing ‘Planet funk’, a computer dance game with his friend Yun Xu.
Black Narratives / Comedy / Drama / LGBTQ / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2017 - Matty Crawford - United Kingdom
A husband and wife in a dwindling marriage spend the night together in a Love Hotel as a desperate attempt to regain the intimacy in their relationship.
Adult Theme / Arthouse / Dark Comedy / Drama / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Student
2017 - Martin Garde Abildgaard - France
An aristocratic woman, despising other people, gets created a true copy of herself to finally be able to share her live with a decent person.
2017 - Runyararo Mapfumo - United Kingdom
A group of young men try to interpret their friends art, so they can save face and show support.
2017 - Pierre Scot - France
A famous journalist must confront his biggest fear during a sexual encounter with a dominant man.
Drama / Horror / LGBTQ / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
Newport Gun Girls
2017 - Lauren Orme - United Kingdom
Newport Gun Girls is an animated documentary that shines a light on a forgotten group of women who worked at Newport Royal Ordnance Factory 11 during the second world war.
2017 - Barney Cokeliss - United Kingdom
A short film about love, obsession and delusion, with a strong contemporary dance element.
2017 - Edward Watts - United Kingdom
The incredible true story of a 7-year old Afghan boy's fight to survive as he is smuggled to the UK in the back of a refrigerated lorry.
Children / Debut Film / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Thriller / Youth
2017 - James Alexandrou - United Kingdom
'One More' is a story about friendship and about not knowing when to stop. One Night. One More. Too Much.
2017 - Mondo Ghulam - United Kingdom
When a heart-broken man tries to contact his deceased girlfriend, he discovers she wants more than just a chat...
British Culture / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Death / Live Action / Paranormal / Short Film / Supernatural
2017 - Pratyusha Gupta - United Kingdom
When Sheena and Javed reunite for an indulgent night of oysters and alcohol, their mutual attraction is palpable. But can Sheena escape the past that brings them together?
2017 - Lauren Cooney - United Kingdom
Two friends seek spiritual salvation in India away from their hedonistic and disconnected lives in advance of the impending collapse of the Cosmos.
Debut Film / Drama / Fantasy / Female Filmmaker / Horror / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Road Trip / Sci-Fi / Short Film
2017 - Deva Palmier - United Kingdom
Alja falls in love online with Ebb a self-described jihadi, and longs to visit him. But he insists on setting a series of escalating challenges to prove she’s tough enough. When events take a dark turn, it’s Alja’s turn to question Ebb’s commitment.
2017 - Edward Hicks - United Kingdom
No matter how far you go you can never outrun your own flesh and blood. Beth should know, she's tried harder than most to forget her twisted childhood. There's only one thing in the world that could ever get her to go back to that house, her beautiful baby brother Vincent. So when he sends word that he needs her, she has no choice but to return. But at what cost?
Drama / Family / Illness / Prostitution / Short Film
2017 - Joan Cobos - Spain, United Kingdom
Roake is a prolific yet abrasive photographer. One picture by him will catapult you to the top of the ‘A’ list, but at a terrible cost.
Alternative / Fantasy / Horror / Macabre / Psychological / Short Film
Robot & Scarecrow
2017 - Kibwe Tavares - United Kingdom
A fairy tale set against the backdrop of a heady summer music festival, where a robot and a scarecrow meet and fall in love.
Animation / Dance / Fantasy / Music / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Supernatural
Save The Samurai
2017 - Karim Naguib - United Kingdom
A samurai travels through time to hand the sword to its rightful heir William Adams and protect him.
Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Student
2017 - Clemens Bros - United Kingdom
Schoolgirl Rossella has just split up with her boyfriend and is travelling to school with a handbag full of guns. Her ex has met a new girl and passions are running high. What does Rossella intend to do?
2017 - Paloma López - USA
A girl wants to be a famous singer. This is the story of Magnus, her dreams and hopes versus reality.
Arthouse / Drama / Musical / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2017 - Mille Bjørke - Denmark, Finland
Ida and Emily, siblings in their thirties, reunite in their childhood home after the death of their father.
2017 - Rhea Goddard - United Kingdom
A documentary that follows the SLUT walk and those that take part, and the ethos behind it.
2017 - Sophie Black - United Kingdom
A shy young singer has to go on a journey to retrieve her stolen voice from a jealous witch.
2017 - Julia Hart - Canada
A young woman visiting her hometown is on her way to a party when she suffers a shocking accident. Sparta North: a fable about returning home.
Drama / Horror / Magical Realism / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film
2017 - Emil Nava - United Kingdom
A story about a young British rapper who goes blind at the age of 21, and deals with life his way.
Disability / Documentary / Drama / Music / Urban
Sununú: The Revolution Of Love
2017 - Olivia Crellin - United Kingdom
Transgender Dad, Fernando Machado, became an international news sensation when he announced he was pregnant with his trans girlfriend Diane Rodriguez in Ecuador - this is the love story of that family.
2017 - Emma Miranda Moore - United Kingdom
Dance until you know who you are.
Age / Arthouse / British Culture / Children / Dance / Drama / Experimental / Female Filmmaker / Narrative Fiction / Outdoor / Short Film / Youth
2017 - Natacha Horn - United Kingdom
Abuse is all around us, where do you fit in? Swing as an abstract, stylised dark comedy about abuse.
2017 - Garo Berberian - United Kingdom
8pm April 24th 1915, under cover of the darkness of war, mass arrests are taking place across Constantinople, poet Taniel Varoujan - home broken, poetry scattered, name checked and ticked on ordered list – never to be seen again.
2017 - Billie Vee - United Kingdom
A woman is admitted to a private clinic under extremely awkward circumstances, but only when the need of a blood test arises, things get really urgent.
The Angel of Hull
2017 - Elizabeth Healey & James Card - United Kingdom
A traumatised brother and sister registering their father’s death encounter an insensitive official whose bluntness is overcome by the random kindness of a young mother.
The Fashion Show
2017 - Lucy Lumsden - United Kingdom
A coming of age tale about a teenage girl whose quiet rural life in Northern Ireland is interrupted by the annual Sheep Fashion Show.
Age / Documentary / Drama / Family / Female Filmmaker / Female Protagonist / Short Film
The Last Dream
2017 - Noemie Nakai & Carmen Kobayashi - Japan
In a future where people have lost the ability to dream, Khalil makes a living making and selling dreams - until one day, his dreams are no longer to the liking of his company.
Dark Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Female Filmmaker / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short Film
The Legend Of Bob Leonard
2017 - Will Kenning - United Kingdom
After a Norman procession is routed by a gang of thugs, a captive minstrel manages to trade his life for a song...and the chance to write history.
The Man Behind The Mask
2017 - Abigail Regan - United Kingdom
A charitable individual Pedro Machado travels the UK and globe on his American Chopper named ‘Captain America’ entertaining children at different events but also visiting poorly children around various hospitals.
The Nation Holds Its Breath
2017 - Kev Cahill - Ireland
On the day of the most important football match in Irish history a young father-to-be is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and witnessing the miracle of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
2017 - Manuela Gray - South Africa, United Kingdom
The Number is a short documentary film that looks at the myths and markings of South Africa's prison 'Number' gangs.
The Old Woman Who Hid Her Fear Under The Stairs
2017 - Faye Jackson - United Kingdom
An old woman finds a way to remove her fear and she stashes it in a tin under the stairs. At first, she enjoys her new found freedom from anxiety, but when she notices a stranger watching her house, the fear under the stairs becomes harder and harder to ignore.
2017 - Lesley Manning - United Kingdom
A story of regret.
2017 - The Blaine Brothers - United Kingdom
Does anyone know of any just cause or impediment why this couple cannot be lawfully wed?
Comedy / Romcom / Short Film
Things That Bleed
2017 - Simon Giles - United Kingdom
An unsuccessful actor, slowly descending into madness is unwillingly lured to the grand theatre through various forms of delusions; where a frightening show awaits him.
Alternative / Bizarre / Debut Film / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Nightmares / Noir / Psychological / Short Film / Thriller
THIS IS THE WAR ROOM!
2017 - Boris Hars-Tschachotin - Germany
The legendary production designer Ken Adam, aged 93, cigar in hand, brandishes his Flo-Master one last time to conjure up the year 1962 and the iconic War Room he created alongside Stanley Kubrick in DR STRANGELOVE.
Try A Little Tendernsa
2017 - Michelle Craig - USA
Finding love in todays’ technology based world is hard and Marion doesn't want her story to start online. She believes in the old fashioned method, and the heady mix of desperation and drastic measures leads her down a tricky path to find love.
Waiting For You
2017 - Charles Garrad - France, United Kingdom
Compelled by grief and curiosity a young Englishman travels to France where he meets an eccentric older woman and unearths truths about the father he never really knew and about himself.
Age / Drama / Feature Film / Mystery
Welcome To The Show
2017 - Francesco Puppini - United Kingdom
"Welcome to the Show" explores what it is that keeps audiences returning to the theatre in a time where immersion in technology is at an all time high.
What To Do When The Dead Come Back
2017 - Joe Dias - United Kingdom
The dead rule the earth. People fight and struggle to survive, but one man chooses to be human, rather than a survivor.
Animation / Drama / Horror / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Student
2017 - Kate Baxter & Elizabeth Dixon - United Kingdom
Helen Keller, an avid civil rights activist known for being deaf and blind, faces prejudice from the public, her family, and even herself.
A Lighthouse In Breaking Waves
2016 - Cheryl White - United Kingdom
When a young artist is killed in the Netherlands his mother travels to the last place he visited, a strange and magical work of art.
Across The River
2016 - Warren Malone - United Kingdom
Emma has it all. She's a successful lawyer with a loving husband, two wonderful children and a beautiful home. Ryan is trying to build an elephant out of sand on the beach. He was her first love; it ended badly many years ago and they haven't seen each other since...
Comedy / Drama / Feature Film / Narrative Fiction / Romance
2016 - Layla Atkinson - United Kingdom
An adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon. “Aftermath” was broadcast on every Armistice Day for many years after the war.
Animation / Literature / Narrative Fiction / Poetry / Short Film / War
2016 - Michele Benigna - United Kingdom
AYMARA is a period/sci-fi short film, shot in InfraRed black and white. Surreal images, telling a simple story suspended in time and space.
Alternative / Experimental / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / No Dialogue / Period / Sci-Fi / Short Film
2016 - Luca Gabriel - United Kingdom
A cafe barista attempts escape from the mundane by booking himself into a hostel... as an Italian.
2016 - Peter Baynton - United Kingdom, USA
At the age of 28, Benjamin Scheuer was diagnosed with cancer - stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. He underwent a course of chemotherapy, “Cure” is about that treatment.
Animation / Illness / Music Video / Narrative Fiction / Pain / Short Film
2016 - Lesley Manning - United Kingdom
20 mins before curtain up, the lead, Gordon, is comatose with alcohol - Martin the understudy has his big chance to shine but where is he? Stuck in the toilet.
2016 - Isabelle Sieb - United Kingdom
A newly separated woman is burgled by an ex offender in the middle of the night, only to find they may be the answers to each others prayers.
Comedy / Divorce / Drama / Family / Female Narratives / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2016 - Fanny Béguély - France
Forced to run away, Elijah wanders in the gusty winds among the horizons of a seemingly endless plateau. A huge fire tears the night sky apart.
2016 - Edward Hicks - United Kingdom
Keen to put all the bad things she’s done behind her, Reena sets out to persuade her brother and his wife that she’s changed.
Coming of Age / Crime / Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Prison / Short Film
2016 - Matt McDermott - United Kingdom
"Gravity’s Law" is a short film by Matt McDermott based on a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke. Commissioned by Channel 4 Random Acts.
Arthouse / Dance / Experimental / Poetry / Short Film
2016 - James Berridge - United Kingdom
The girl of your fantasies has arrived, the apartment is spotless, Champagne poured, sun setting over London. Nothing can spoil this perfect moment till Homer, a pigeon, flies in and craps all over your dreams. So begins a deadly but hilarious game of man versus bird, all for the love of the girl!
Animal / Comedy / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Silent / Slapstick
Ink, Cocks & Rock 'n' Roll
2016 - Matt Harlock - United Kingdom
Controversial comic artist Steve Martin is being interviewed about his artistic alter ego - the perverted monster that is Krent Able.
Alternative / Docu-Drama / Drama / Horror / Mockumentary / Short Film
2016 - Peter Stanley-Ward - United Kingdom
Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero defeat the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship.
Bullying / Children / Comedy / Coming of Age / Drama / Family / Fantasy / Friendship / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / VFX
2016 - Nadira Murray - United Kingdom
When being sent home is a death sentence.
Drama / Female Narratives / Human Rights / LGBTQ / Narrative Fiction / Political / Refugees / Short Film / Torture
Men Talk About Mother
2016 - Bunny Schendler - United Kingdom
How much of our mother can we really know? This animated documentary explores the memories of three sons.
2016 - Duncan Roe - United Kingdom
Caitlin is having therapy to cope with the loss of her son but is becoming increasingly more paranoid about those around her.
Drama / Narrative Fiction / Psychological / Sci-Fi / Short Film / Thriller
2016 - Ben Hyland - United Kingdom
The story of Matt, a man trapped in an abusive relationship with Julie. Based on the stories of real life 'survivors' of abuse.
2016 - Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot - United Kingdom
Objects and devices become bodily and manipulative. The magician is a composed cartoon machine repeating tricks and equations. When products become prosthetics does the accessory take some emotional control?
Arthouse / Experimental / Fashion / LGBTQ / Live Action / No Dialogue / Short Film / Transgender
Polish Go Home
2016 - Elena Andreicheva - United Kingdom
"Polish Go Home" is an unorthodox migration story about a troubled character trying to find his place in the world.
2016 - Richard Platt - United Kingdom
When Poppy starts to see things out of the corner of her eye, the family dismiss her until a news report on the TV becomes shockingly real.
Drama / Family / Live Action / Magical Realism / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / War
2016 - Brendan Cleaves - United Kingdom
Stephen arrives home after six months in Mongolia to discover his best friend Roy has replaced him with a ventriloquist doll called Roger.
Roger Ballen's Theatre Of Apparitions
2016 - Emma Calder & Ged Haney - South Africa, United Kingdom
An animated theatre of dismembered people, beasts and ghosts, dance, tumble, make love and tear themselves apart, a nightmarish subconscious world, in black and white.
Alternative / Animation / Bizarre / Experimental / Mature / Mixed Media / Short Film
Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself
2016 - Ella Jones - United Kingdom
A surreal workplace fantasy in which a mal-treated receptionist decides to take matters into her own hands… hands which may well contain grenades!
Bizarre / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2016 - Jennifer Sheridan - United Kingdom
"Set Adrift" explores grief from the point of view of a dedicated and loving dog named Patch.
2016 - Paul Shammasian - United Kingdom
While creating an abstract piece art, a young girl, on the verge of a breakdown, reaches out to a young man who seems concerned about her well-being.
2016 - Dan Gage - United Kingdom
SOULS is a melancholy, but hopeful non-dialogue short about loss; extending the hand of friendship and the life-affirming power of human connection.
Drama / LGBTQ / Live Action / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / No Dialogue / Short Film / Suicide
The Final Frolic
2016 - Edward Hicks - United Kingdom
Three young chaps set out on one last big night out before signing up to fight Hitler, with farcical outcomes.
Drama / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / War / Youth
The Good Mother (La Madre Buena)
2016 - Sarah Clift - Mexico, United Kingdom
A Mexican mother embarks upon an epic journey across land and through her politics, to find her son’s birthday request - a Donald Trump piñata.
Comedy / Coming of Age / Debut Film / Drama / Family / Female Filmmaker / Mexico / Political / Short Film
The Holly Kane Experiment
2016 - Tom Sands - United Kingdom
Holly Kane is an experimental psychologist, whose research into mind-control techniques is driven by a fear of insanity. As she experiments with drug-fuelled subliminal programming, two very different men come into her life. One is young and handsome, the other old and powerful. But neither of them are telling her the whole truth. When Holly steps up her experiments on herself with more sophisticated equipment and more powerful drugs, she descends into paranoia and madness.
2016 - Gareth Brierley - United Kingdom
Broken, ill and dejected, four old men try to save their dying cabaret act and relive their glory years with disastrous results.
Age / Black Narratives / Comedy / Narrative Fiction / No Dialogue / Short Film / Slapstick
2016 - Carme Puche - Spain, USA
A documentary film that covers the musical blossoming of more than a hundred young musicians under the skin of a city of Barcelona that is struggling now as it has struggled in the past.
2016 - Will Norris - United Kingdom
After years of being pushed to the edge by vile customers, a pub landlord finally snaps and starts exacting his revenge - just as romance starts to blossom with the new barmaid.
Alcohol / Dark Comedy / Debut Film / Drama / Horror / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film / Violence
2016 - Kyla Simone Bruce & Amin Bakhshian - Iran, Jordan, United Kingdom
"Undocumented" is the vision of an Iranian and a European director, dealing with the complex dilemmas that undocumented people are forced to confront.
2016 - Kevin Nash - United Kingdom
During a lecture tour of England, Scarlett, an American psychologist decides to look up Amy, her half-sister and find out about her father who died 10 years earlier.
Walk With Me: The trials of Damon J Keith
2016 - Jesse Nesser - USA
The story of civil rights giant Judge Damon J. Keith who has decided some of the most landmark and controversial rulings of the last 50 years, including a decision that lead to him, a federal judge, being sued by a sitting President.
Busking Turf Wars
2015 - Mark Trifunovic - United Kingdom
When a rival musician appears on the scene, a passionate busker must fight to protect his territory, or else lose it forever.
Call To Action
2015 - Paul Wade - United Kingdom
A fallen hero no longer has the desire to protect his people, but when the call to action is made a big decision is on the agenda.
Age / Comedy / Narrative Fiction / Parody / Short Film / Superhero
More Than God
2015 - Kev Cahill - Ireland, United Kingdom
A pious Doctor is forced to deal with a family matter whilst hiding under the bed of a stranger.
Affair / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Drama / Family / Ireland / LGBTQ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short Film
2015 - The Blaine Brothers - United Kingdom
A couple's happy union is soon compromised when an ex-girlfriend returns from the dead and begins taunting them each time they attempt intimacy
2015 - Clemens Bros - United Kingdom
Kidnapped and suffering the diabolical torturous ways of ‘The Crude Surgeon’ for no known reason, Michael slips in and out of consciousness until he finds himself in safe hands...
2015 - Susan Young - United Kingdom
A woman trusts her psychiatrist, but becomes enmeshed in his prescriptive web.
2015 - Tidy Toys Pictures - Ireland
Violet is the dark cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection
2014 - Radish Pictures Ltd - United Kingdom, USA
A father makes a cookie-tin banjo to give to his son, and with it the gift of music.
2014 - Chasing The Bear Ltd - United Kingdom
Dan and Mia haven't had sex since before the birth of their son. Three months on, Dan feels forced to take extreme action...
Comedy / Drama / Live Action / Short Film
2014 - Dee Meaden - United Kingdom
An adult brother and sister live a secluded, claustrophobic life practising techniques to cleanse the air so it might be safe enough to go outside.