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.
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.
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
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 - 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 - 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
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
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
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 - 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 - 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 - 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 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.
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
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 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
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 - 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
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 - 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
2017 - Sophie Black - United Kingdom
A shy young singer has to go on a journey to retrieve her stolen voice from a jealous witch.
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.
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?
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
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
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 - 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.
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
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 - 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?