2021 - Theo Baines - United Kingdom
A fugitive boy battles to catch a mouse from the London Underground and give it to the girl he loves.
British Culture / Children // Youth / Crime / Debut / Drama / Grief / Isolation / Live Action / Love / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / Prison / Relationship / Short / Shot On Film / Social Issues / Social Realism / Thriller
2021 - Hassan Kadan - Israel, Palestinian Territories
An Arab-Israeli teenager struggles to figure out who he is, and where he belongs, in the ancient port city Jaffa.
Age / BIPOC Narratives / Children // Youth / Coming of Age / Culture / Debut / Drama / Emigration / Family Issues / Isolation / Live Action / Mature Theme / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / Ocean / Racism / Relationship / Short / Social Issues
2021 - Gustav & David Bengtsson - Sweden
A boy and his robot fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Adventure / Animation / Children // Youth / Coming of Age / Crime / Dark Fairytale / Death / Drama / Environmental / Family Issues / Fantasy / Friendship / Grief / Isolation / Love / Mature Theme / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / Outdoors / Psychological / Relationship / Revenge / Sci-Fi / Science & Technology / Short / Social Issues / Social Realism / Superhero
2021 - Ben Tricklebank - United Kingdom, USA
It's hard to be a boy when your dad wants you to be a man.
2021 - Paul O'Flanagan - Ireland
In Victorian London, a post-mortem photographer receives his latest subject, a recently deceased young woman, late one stormy night. 'Memento Mori' means 'Remember Death', and this night, and this encounter with the dead young woman will be unforgettable.
Animation / Children // Youth / Dark Fairytale / Death / Drama / Family Friendly / Fantasy / Female Producer / Horror / Irish Director / Irish Producer / Magical Realism / Mature Theme / Narrative Fiction / Psychological / Short / Supernatural / Suspense / Thriller
Out Of This World
2021 - Elia Petridis - USA
An adventurous Teenage Alien and a Waitress with broken musical dreams are brought together for one unforgettable night on Earth.
Absurd / Adventure / Age / Alternative / BIPOC Producer / Bisexual Producer / Children // Youth / Comedy / Coming of Age / Dance / Drama / Family Friendly / Fantasy / Female Producer / Friendship / LGBTQI+ Narratives / LGBTQI+ Producer / Limited Dialogue / Live Action / Magical Realism / Music / Musical / Narrative Fiction / Queer Narratives / Sci-Fi / Short / Space / Supernatural / Surreal / Trans Narratives
2021 - Adam Etheridge - United Kingdom
A single Mum collects her teenage son from hospital following a suicide attempt, but quickly finds herself trapped between the medical advice she receives, and her fundamental instincts as a parent.
2021 - Alana Hutton - Shaw - United Kingdom
It's Christmas, and Anita's mum just died unexpectedly; with nothing left, she and her BFF descend on the EastEnd to find the father she's never met.
Adventure / BIPOC / BIPOC Narratives / BIPOC Producer / Bisexual Director / Black Producer / British Culture / Children // Youth / Comedy / Coming of Age / Dark Fairytale / Death / Debut / Drama / Family Friendly / Family Issues / Female Director / Female Producer / Friendship / Grief / Lesbian Director / Live Action / Magical Realism / Narrative Fiction / Racism / Short / Social Issues
The Prince and the Goblin
2021 - Cory Byam - USA
Two unlikely friends face the possibility of a life apart.
2021 - Maria Moss - United Kingdom
Eve and her best friend, Gandalf the Egg are on a quest to find the meaning of a strange new word that she keeps hearing.