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
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
Drowning in Sands
2018 - Lucy Provan - Sudan
Two Sudanese inventors take on desertification and their rivals in a TV competition for young entrepreneurs.
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 - 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.
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
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.
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 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
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.