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 - Luca Gabriel - United Kingdom
A cafe barista attempts escape from the mundane by booking himself into a hostel... as an Italian.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.