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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 - 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
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 - 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 - 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
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
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.