2021 - Teagan Barnes - USA
A young woman navigates being a new mother while grappling with postpartum psychosis; her husband and sister begin to see the effects starting to bubble through.
Death / Debut / Drama / Female Director / Female Narratives / Female Producer / Grief / Health / Live Action / Low Budget / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / Psychological / Short / Suicide / Thriller
Hear My Voice
2021 - Daniele Guerra - United Kingdom
Mike’s opera career and love life have stalled. During yet another gay hook-up, he sees the apparition of his grandmother: will she make him change?
Art / British Culture / Drama / Gay Director / Gay Narratives / Grief / LGBTQI+ Director / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Relationship / Romance / Short / Supernatural
2021 - Yves Callewaert - Portugal
A woman sobers up in a hotel and learns that the mystery man in her bed maybe closer than just touch.
Drama / Female Narratives / Grief / Live Action / Mature Theme / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Relationship / Short
2021 - Ajuan Isaac - George - United Kingdom
Disgruntled with his position as one of society's great unwashed, John makes it his mission to infiltrate the Ivory Towers of the upper class.
Absurd / Alternative / BIPOC Director / BIPOC Narratives / Black Director / Black Narratives / British Culture / Crime / Drama / Horror / Live Action / Mature Theme / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Psychological / Revenge / Satire / Short / Social Issues / Social Realism / Surreal / Suspense / Thriller
Talk To The Can
2021 - Jordan H. Elliott - USA
A neurotic man is taken hostage by his talking trash can.
Absurd / Comedy / Culture / Dark Comedy / Debut Film / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Sci-Fi / Short
2021 - Nathan Ceddia - Australia, Germany
UpsoDown is a story of the disconnect between humanity and nature. An omniscient narrator leads you through various surreal worlds. We are reminded that all living things are connected, collectively shared, on this planet, our home.
Arthouse / Environmental / Experimental / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Nature / Relationship / Short / Surreal / Travel
2020 - Grace Porter - United Kingdom
A final farewell of two lovers.
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.
Adventure / Age / Asian Director / Asian Narratives / BIPOC Director / BIPOC Narratives / Children // Youth / Debut Film / Drama / Educational / Female Director / Female Producer / Live Action / Low Budget / Magical Realism / Narrative Fiction / Racism / Short / Surreal
2021 - Tristan Pemberton - Australia
The most remote rock tour in the world.
2021 - Ché Walker - United Kingdom
An intimate evening with Connie, a working class black Londoner, whose musings span politics, sex, drugs, and the surprises that life gives with some raw revelations.
SHE DREAMS AT SUNRISE
2021 - Camrus Johnson - USA
An elderly woman escapes her mundane reality through her dreams while her great-nephew helps reconnect her to what she's really missing.
2021 - Natalys Willcox - United Kingdom
Demelza is clinging on to life thanks to her ageing dog Lucky - can she find a reason to live before he snuffs it?
2021 - Nick Blake - United Kingdom
In the small hours of the night, a young woman cold-calls men in search of a soulmate called Kafka.
2021 - Paul Franklin - United Kingdom, USA
A tense thriller, with moments of dark humour, set in an MI6 Ops Room, that uses cutting edge Virtual Production technology to tell its story.
2021 - Tiggy Bayley & Oscar Downing - United Kingdom
A South London teenager’s struggle to lay claim to her selfhood, amid the chaos of her home life with a neuroatypical brother.
2021 - Diana Ali Chire - USA
Inspired by the lives of the forgotten black female muses in 18th and 19th-century masterpieces.
2021 - Ian Killick - United Kingdom
"Being woken by a newborn is one thing.........what to do with it? That's quite another"
2021 - Razan Madhoon - United Kingdom
When a Palestinian woman claims asylum in the UK, she faces the indifference of British bureaucracy and the disillusionment of an asylum officer on the verge of leaving the country for good.
A Machine to Live IN
2020 - Yoni Goldstein & Meredith Zielke - Brazil, USA
A hive-like consciousness scans a space-age metropolis: an unstable landscape of mystical architecture and oneiric technology emerges. From this cosmic dream, the specter of totalitarianism takes form. A MACHINE TO LIVE IN is a sci-fi documentary about the utopian imaginary, set in the Brazilian hinterlands.
One in Three
2021 - Oliver McDermid-Perring - United Kingdom
A 6 year old has to navigate her parents’ tense relationship, and slowly begins to understand what the problem is.
Debut Film / Drama / Human Rights / Live Action / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / Short / Social Issues / Student / Suspense
The Dead Collectors
2021 - Brendan Cleaves - United Kingdom
During a pandemic in an alternate reality, two men have the job of collecting the deceased.
Age / Comedy / Dark Comedy / Horror / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Short
2021 - Sean Lìonadh - United Kingdom
After a night of intoxication, a hungover and hysterical Nick wakes up next to his boyfriend Charlie and must conceal him from his own homophobic and dysfunctional family.
BIPOC / British Culture / Disability / Drama / LGBTQI+ / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Romance / Short / Social Issues
When She Was Good
2021 - Margarita Milne - United Kingdom
When a young girl discovers that Santa is not real, she questions the lies told by adults and the terrible secret that she has been forced to keep.
Adult Theme / Age / British Culture / Children / Drama / Family / Fantasy / Female Filmmaker / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / Short / Social Issues / Student / Suspense / Women's Rights / Youth
2021 - Jamie Glover & Jason Merrells - United Kingdom
A stressed, weekend father answers the door to a mysterious stranger offering up an intriguing game with an unimaginable outcome.
Dark Comedy / Drama / Live Action / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Satire / Short / Suspense
Queen Of The Desert
2021 - Mary Ann Rotondi - USA
When a lonely long-haul truck driver picks up a young Black hitchhiker, an encounter with the police forces them to confront their prejudices and find a connection as human beings.
Age / BIPOC Narratives / Black Narratives / Debut Film / Drama / Female Narratives / Female Protagonist / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Political / Short / Social Issues / Suspense / Thriller / Youth
2021 - Paul Sng - United Kingdom
A young Taiwanese woman on the run finds friendship and shelter in the home of a lonely grief-ridden widower.
Fireflies Patagonia - A Handful Of Dust
2020 - Jay Creagh - Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom
Fireflies Patagonia is the hardest multi-day charity gravel social bike ride in the world, in 2020 25 riders rose up to the challenge.
Adventure / Age / Bicycle / Charity / Documentary / Feature Film / Health / Outdoor / Sport
MORS DAG (Mothers Day)
2019 - Jeanine Frost - USA
A mother's painful history of miscarriage returns in waves as her teenage daughter starts her period.
2021 - Joey Moe - Denmark
When Michael is released from jail after 10 years of serving, he must struggle with the invisible bars of institutionalisation, before he can be truly free.
Addiction / Biopic / BIPOC Filmmaker / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Live Action / Magical Realism / Narrative Fiction / Short / Social Issues / Supernatural / Thriller
Norwegian nature, suburbia and the Creatures living there
2021 - Rolf Heldal - Norway, United Kingdom
A human-like Creature emerges from the depths of the Norweigan forest and journeys through suburbia.
Arthouse / Drama / Environmental / Experimental / Live Action / Magical Realism / Mystery / Narrative Fiction / Nature / Outdoor / Short / Social Issues / Supernatural
2021 - Cameron Carver - Canada, United Kingdom
Part playful, part neurotic, part existential 'CHOKABLOK' is a surreal exploration of our obsession with achievement and the perpetual anxiety of trying to keep up.
2021 - Steve Brett
Maybe we can help.
2021 - Rob Ride - Australia, United Kingdom
A surreal world where the only inhabitants are war photographers chasing the perfect shot, and the only subject matter is their own demise.
Action / Drama / Experimental / Live Action / Narrative Fiction / Political / Short / Social Issues / War
Maeve in the Dark
2021 - Kasia Kaczmarek - United Kingdom
Sexuality and gender norms are explored when a chronically ill teen meets her new AI nurse.
2021 - Elizabeth Chatelain - USA
After an unsuccessful goose hunt, a young girl grapples with seeing her father in a new light.