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FESTIVAL PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

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WELCOME ASFF opens on Thursday 7th November and continues until Sunday 10th November As we move into our 3rd year of ASFF, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you this new instalment of York’s international short film festival. Programming this year’s festival has been exciting, from choosing the Official Selection from over 30 countries, to organising this year’s masterclasses, networking events and guest screenings. We have a rich selection of films from across the world, in genres including drama, comedy, thriller, documentary, animation, experimental, artists’ film, music video and a new family friendly programme. This year’s masterclasses include Joakim Sundström (Seven Psychopaths ) and BAFTA on Sound Editing, Warp Films, Film4, Channel 4, Alice Lowe on Screenwriting (Sightseers, Hot Fuzz and Kill List ), and a lively panel discussion exploring the nature of short film, as well as many other industry opportunities. We have a number of events, from our ever-popular Meet the Filmmakers evening to daily networking sessions with industry representatives from Edinburgh Film Festival, London Film Festival, Channel 4 and many others. There are also special programmes from BAFTA, Yorkshire Film Archive, and Screen Bandita, as well as our guest countries: India, Mexico and Kuwait. On a practical note, due to the historical nature of some of our venues, seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive at the venue early. All films are up for an award in their category, as well as Best of Fest and the People’s Choice Award. Have a wonderful ASFF 2013. Cherie Federico, Director, ASFF

CREDITS Cherie Federico Dale Donley Rob Cheung Laura Barr Hannah Clugston Rebecca Bowery Alexandra Beresford Andrew Lambeth Abbe Robinson Chris Brooke Lumen Arts

PRACTICAL INFORMATION The Festival Hub is located at Visit York 1 Museum Street York, YO1 7DT (+44) (0) 1904 629 137 All films are screened in their original language; if this is other than English, English subtitles will be provided. The screenings are subject to change at any time. Most films are C12A, but some may be C15. Please see the programme and venue for details. Some films may contain flashing images. Visit www.asff.co.uk for the most up to date information. Follow us on Twitter @asffest.

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TICKET PRICES 3 day screening pass - £30

Networking Sessions - £7

Gives full access to all festival screenings from 8 - 10 November, including special programmes.

Held at York’s Dean Court Hotel, our industry networking sessions present an opportunity to engage directly with, and gain valuable insights from, representatives from leading film organisations, while exchanging ideas and information.

Senior (60+) Student Child Family

£27.00 £27.00 £18.00 £72.00

1 day screening pass - £15 Gives access to all of the screenings taking place on your chosen day of the festival (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Senior (60+) Student Child Family

£13.50 £13.50 £9.60 £36.00

Meet the Filmmakers - £7 7pm until late at Yorkshire Museum. Screening at 8pm, followed by a panel discussion and networking opportunities.

Awards Ceremony - £7 Award ceremony 6pm - 9pm at ASFF HQ (De Grey Rooms). Free drink with your ticket. After party from 9pm.

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Tea & coffee included. Friday 8 November: 11:00 - 12:30 * BAFTA: Lisa Bryer (Chair of BAFTA Short Film Jury) Creative England: Paul Ashton (Senior Talent Executive) Channel 4: Susie Wright (Media Project Manager) Film London: Maggie Ellis (Head of Artists’ Moving Image) Sheffield Doc/Fest: Hussain Currimbhoy (Programmer) Saturday 9 November: 12:00 - 13:30 * Creative Scotland: Ross McKenzie (Development) London Film Festival: Philip Ilson (Short Film Programmer) Raindance: Chris Thomas (Raindance Tutor) Saturday 9 November: 14:30 - 16:00 * Underwire: Chloe Trayner (Festival Producer) Creative Scotland: Ross McKenzie (Development) Edinburgh International Film Festival: Lydia Beilby (Programmer) Sunday 10 November: 12:00 - 13:30 * Creative Scotland: Ross McKenzie (Development) Edinburgh International Film Festival: Lydia Beilby (Programmer) London Film Festival: Philip Ilson (Short Film Programmer) * Attendance of representatives from leading film organisations is subject to change.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday 7th November Opening Night at City Screen Screening of films and after-party. Guests to the Opening Night will receive a complimentary drink with their ticket and an ASFF VIP Bag filled with a selection of goodies. Tickets are limited for this event so be sure to book early.

Friday 8th November Screenings all day and Friday Night Party at 1331 A series of talks at York St John University and York Theatre Royal during the afternoon from film industry representatives. Please note we can only accommodate a limited number of people per talk, so please book early.

Saturday 9th November Screenings all day and Meet the Filmmakers Meet the Filmmakers event at Yorkshire Museum from 7pm, with screening at 8pm, followed by a panel discussion with our filmmakers and networking opportunities, music and bar.

Sunday 10th November Limited screenings across the city and Award Ceremony An award ceremony will round off the festival at the ASFF HQ (De Grey Rooms) from 6pm, free drink with your ticket and networking. Category winners will be announced, as well as Best of Fest Award and the People’s Choice.

network at our Official BAR: 1331 One of York’s most popular bar/ restaurants, 1331 is an ideal place to socialise with friends old and new between ASFF screenings and events. Tucked away inside the venue is Brandy Brown’s Little Cinema, a boutique cinema space providing a luxurious viewing experience with its leather reclining chairs and sofas. The cinema will be screening our comedy and drama programmes throughout the festival, allowing you to combine networking and catching the films you want to see.

Collecting Tickets Please visit the Festival Hub to collect your Festival Tickets and Wristband before accessing the screenings. Festival Hub Opening Times: Thursday 7 November: 9am - 5pm Friday 8 November: 9am - 5pm Saturday 9 November: 9am - 5pm Sunday 10 November: 10am - 4pm

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MASTERCLASSES: TALKS FROM THE INDUSTRY (FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER) Alice Lowe Alice Lowe on Screenwriting Alice Lowe has appeared in some of the UK’s best loved TV comedies (Black Books, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), and popular British films Hot Fuzz and Kill List. As cowriter and star of the acclaimed black comedy Sightseers, Alice will discuss screenwriting techniques and how performance can be used as a writing tool.

Film 4 Tom Leggett on Film Production Film4 is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK. As Development Editor, Tom Leggett collaborates with filmmakers to nurture films from conception to the end result. He will discuss the production processes involved, and what the channel looks for in its upcoming talent.

PANEL DISCUSSION Is A SHort EVER JUST A SHORT?

Panel Discussion Is a Short Ever Just a Short? Lisa Bryer (Chair of BAFTA Short Film Jury), Alan Bernstein (Director of Learning at London Film School), Philip Ilson (London Short Film Festival Director) and Colin Pons (Producer and Board Member of Showroom & Workstation) debate whether a short film can exist in its own right or if it has to lead to other things.

Channel 4 Susie Wright: Channel 4 Susie Wright is Media Project Manager with Channel 4’s Creative Diversity team, which is a first point of contact for new, emergent and unorthodox talent. She will discuss her role in making Channel 4 the most creatively diverse broadcaster in the UK, and what the channel looks for in new content.

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VENUE York Theatre Royal

TIME 12:00 - 13:00

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York St John University

TIME 12:00 - 13:00

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York St John University

TIME 13:00 - 14:00

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York St John University

TIME 13:00 - 14:00

PRICE £8.50


Sheffield Doc/Fest Hussain Currimbhoy: Documentary Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s leading festival focusing on documentary. As Programmer for the event, Hussain Currimbhoy knows what to look out for in cutting edge factual film. Discussing how the genre is developing, he will explore the notion of what documentary is in 2013 and what makes a good non-fiction film.

Warp Films Barry Ryan on Warp Films Warp Films is known and respected the world over for such modern classics as Four Lions, Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England. Producer Barry Ryan will cover the breadth of Warp’s projects, encompassing a dynamic range of shorts and features, and offer insights into production and how to stand out in the film industry.

Film London Maggie Ellis: FIlm London Film London is the capital’s film and media agency. Maggie Ellis, head of Artists’ Moving Image, will discuss the movement and development of artists’ film into features and the crossover from galleries into cinemas, highlighting the opportunities for filmmakers at Film London.

Beggars Group Craig McNeil on Music Video Craig McNeil is Director of TV and Film at Beggars Group (Rough Trade, 4AD, Matador, XL Recordings). He has extensive experience in promoting music videos to the leading music channels. Offering insights into what makes a music video commercial, he will give advice on how to make yours stand out.

VENUE York St John University

TIME 13:30 - 14:30

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York Theatre Royal

TIME 13:30 - 15:00

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York St John University

TIME 15:00 - 16:00

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York St John University

TIME 15:00 - 16:00

PRICE £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: TALKS FROM THE INDUSTRY (FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER) Cowboy Films Cowboy Films: Lisa Bryer Lisa Bryer is Founder and Producer of Cowboy Films, the company behind such recognised titles as Marley, Last King of Scotland, Fire in Babylon and Goodbye Charlie Bright. Lisa will share the secrets of being a successful producer and provide advice for those aspiring to get into this field.

Raindance Chris Thomas on Directing Chris Thomas has been directing actors in film and theatre projects for the past 20 years, so he knows a thing or two about the business. He will provide various approaches and helpful dynamic tips on directing, how to get better results from the cast, and create a richer experience for the audience.

BAFTA Joakim Sundström on Sound Editing BAFTA nominated Supervising Sound Editor Joakim Sundström will discuss the principles of sound editing and design, drawing upon his extensive experience working on Oscar and BAFTA winning films (Seven Psychopaths, The Constant Gardener). He will be joined in his masterclass by Producer Mia Bays.

Tandem TANDEM on Animation TANDEM is an Oscar winning animation studio. Producer Emma Burch will discuss the studio’s filmmaking process with Oscar and BAFTA winning director Daniel Greaves. Looking closely at his new short, Mr Plastimime, the masterclass will include clips from his Oscar winner, Manipulation, and a Q&A.

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VENUE York St John University

TIME 15:00 - 16:00

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York St John University

TIME 15:00 - 16:00

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York Theatre Royal

TIME 16:00 - 17:30

PRICE £8.50

VENUE York St John University

TIME 16:30 - 17:30

PRICE £8.50


SPECIAL SCREENINGS: BAFTA / YORKSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE

ASFF is proud to host a programme of special screenings of award-winning shorts, animation and archive film. BAFTA On Friday 8 November, this unique feature-length presentation at Yorkshire Museum gives you the opportunity to experience innovative and experimental film from a selection of the most talented British filmmakers, including this year’s BAFTA winner for Short Animation, The Making of Longbird. www.bafta.org. HERE TO FALL

THE CURSE

Kris Kelly UK / Ireland, 2012, 6m When a girl receives a call from her father she is set on a frantic journey through a chaotic world.

Fyzal Boulifa UK / Morocco, 2012, 16m Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When she is caught by a small boy, all she wants to do is go home.

TUMULT

I’M FINE THANKS

Johnny Barrington UK, 2011, 13m A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied and wounded, their chief is near death.

Eamonn O’Neill UK / Ireland, 2012, 5m I’m fine thanks. How are you? The story of a young man struggling with the inadequacies of his day to day life.

THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD

GOOD NIGHT

Will Anderson UK, 2011, 15m Inspired by the 1911 Russian classic Long Bird, a budding animator attempts to make his mysteriously long character relevant in the modern world.

Muriel d’Ansembourg UK, 2012, 28m Rachel and Chloe are done with being naïve 14-year-olds. They head into town on a secret night out, oozing a sexuality they barely own.

Yorkshire Film Archive Yorkshire Film Archive presents a series of short films from their collections, featuring both amateur and professionally-shot footage of the City of  York, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. The screening will also preview Filmed and Not Forgotten, a visually evocative project to discover the stories of people caught on film in Yorkshire during the First World War.

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS: KUWAIT / INDIA / MEXICO / SCREEN BANDITA

ASFF is proud to host a selection of short fiction, documentary India and Mexico, and celebrates Screen Bandita's vital work to Kuwait TO REST IN PEACE

MOUSTACHE

Fawaz Al Matrouk Kuwait, 2010, 19m Inspired by a true story. Malek, a Kuwaiti man during the Iraqi Invasion in 1990 is caught between his fear of death and his respect for human dignity.

Meqdad Al Kout Kuwait, 2010, 14m 45s The film is set in old Kuwait and depicts the life of a man who is unable to grow a moustache.

PANDA

TOKAI

Jassim Al Nofaly Kuwait, 2012, 9m Just hours before his marriage, Ziad must bid farewell to the most important thing in his life: his panda.

Abdulrahman Alaskar / Abeer Tebawi / Vachan Sharma, Kuwait, 2012, 18m Tokai is a documentary about labourers living and working in Kuwait and the difficulties that they face.

FRIDAY NIGHT

JUST THAT SORT OF A DAY

Gul Dharmani India, 2012, 24m Three high school girlfriends' carefree Friday night turns ominous when their rickshaw cab drops the trio off in the middle of nowhere.

Abhay Kumar India, 2011, 13m 32s Just That Sort of a Day follows seemingly random characters as they go about their lives with their quirks, doubts and misgivings.

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THE ECLIPSE OF TAREGNA Rakesh Chaudhary India / USA, 2011, 20m Mr. Pathak is a retired civil engineer and lives in Taregna, a small town in India. He is worn out by life’s many setbacks and is indifferent to his family.

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and animation film from guest countries including Kuwait, revitalise previously abandoned film reels. MEXICO LA TIRICIA O DE CÓMO CURAR LA TRISTEZA (THE DOLDRUMS OR HOW TO CURE SADNESS) Ángeles Cruz México, 2012, 10m The tiricia is an illness of the soul when the heart is saddened.

SOLDADOS DE JUGUETE (TOY SOLDIERS) José Yapur, UK / México, 2012, 14m As a means to release anger, introverted 11-year-old Michael violently knocks down toy soldiers in a therapist’s office.

LA NORIA (THE WATERWHEEL) Karla Castañeda México, 2012, 10m In a small town, time stops for a father who has lost his son.

REALITY 2.0 Víctor Orozco Ramírez, Germany / México, 2012, 11m “I thought that in this exotic country I could distance myself from Mexico, but I was wrong.” A short animated documentary about the drug-related violence in Mexico.

EL REY DEL OTRO CINE (THE MAN WITHOUT A CAMERA) Gabriela Ivette Sandoval Torres, México, 2012, 15m 30s Portrait of a true cinephile, Jorge Grajales, considered in underground circles the guru of alternative cinema.

Screen Bandita Reels From Life Two or : How We Learned To Love Postmodernism. Revel in an incandescent evening of celluloid- film treasure with Screen Bandita as they present their second foray into the world of previously abandoned Super 8 films. Showcasing reels salvaged from junk shops, flea markets and dusty attics and focusing thematically upon films that typify that most slippery of concepts; the so- called postmodern condition.

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VENUES

Taking place across the city of York, ASFF will screen in a number of iconic locations all within walking distance of one another, combining the historical with the contemporary. VISIT YORK (ASFF FESTIVAL HUB) Visit York is York’s official tourist information centre and ASFF Hub where wristbands and tickets will be available. Our staff will be there throughout to help with any queries you have about the festival. Fully accessible.

York Theatre Royal

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De Grey Rooms (ASFF HQ)

A theatre since 1744, built on the ruins of St. Leonard’s Hospital, the building is a perfect blend of architectural styles from the past three centuries. Partial access.

Originally used as an officers' mess, the De Grey Rooms feature a sweeping neo-classical ballroom in a Grade II listed building. Fully accessible.

CITY SCREEN

YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY

Overlooking the River Ouse, City Screen is the heart of independent film in York and the venue for our Opening Night. The cinema is fully accessible.

This prestigious civic university with an award winning campus in York city centre has roots going back to the 1840s. Fully accessible.

ST WILLIAM’S COLLEGE

BARLEY HALL

Built in 1461 in sight of York Minster, St William’s College, under a license granted by the King, was originally a priests’ college. Not accessible.

A stunning medieval house that was hidden for decades and rediscovered and restored to its original splendour in the 1980s. Partial access.


KING’S MANOR

NEW SCHOOL HOUSE GALLERY

One of York’s most attractive sites, this group of largely Grade I medieval buildings is a vivid evocation of the past with a sure place in the future.

Award-winning object and art gallery, housed in a Grade II listed former schoolhouse, showing the best in contemporary and decorative art.

YORKSHIRE MUSEUM

MANSION HOUSE

The museum was founded by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in 1830 and is situated inside the York Museum Gardens. Fully accessible.

Centrally located, York’s grand Mansion House carries the distinction of having been the official residence of the city’s Lord Mayor for almost 300 years.

MICKLEGATE BAR MUSEUM

ACCORDING TO MCGEE

Situated on the route of York’s famous walls walk, Micklegate Bar has stood sentinel to, and served as a gateway for, the city for over 800 years.

A white cube space dedicated to showing contemporary art in the centre of York, According to McGee guarantees visitors a warm welcome.

BEDERN HALL

DEAN COURT HOTEL

14th century Bedern Hall is situated in the heart of York. Originally part of the College of the Vicars Choral, it has historic links with York Minster.

A 4 star luxury hotel located in the shadow of York Minster, the Best Western Plus Dean Court is the venue for our networking sessions.

WHITE STUFF

THIRTEEN THIRTY ONE

This York city centre branch of the popular boutique fashion and lifestyle store houses a relaxing nine-seater cinema. Partial access.

Situated in York’s lively Latin Quarter, this gastro-bar is a hive of activity, housing a luxury cinema with reclining seats and table service.

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FILM SCHEDULE: FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER City Screen 10:00

11:00

White Stuff

Micklegate Bar Museum

Music (LOOPED) 10:00 - 17:00 Thriller 1 11:00 - 12.20

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Documentary 5 11:00 - 12:20

Drama 6 12:00 - 13:30 Drama 3 12:30 - 14:00

Documentary 4 13:00 - 14:20 Yorkshire Film Archive 13:30 - 14:45

14:00 Thriller 3 15:00 14:30 - 15.50

York Museum

Comedy 1 11:00 - 12:15 Documentary 2 12:00 - 13:15

13:00 Thriller 2 12:45 - 14.15

King's Manor Drama 5 10:00 - 11:30

Documentary 1 10:15 - 11:35

12:00

16:00

Barley Hall

Comedy 2 14:15 - 15:35 Documentary 3 14:45 - 16:00

Drama 7 14:00 - 15:30

Documentary 5 15:00 - 16:20

Animation 5 16:00 - 17:00

Drama 4 16:00 - 17:30

Drama 8 16:00 - 17:30

Kuwait 16:30 - 17:30

17:00

India 17:30 - 18:30

18:00

Drama 1 18:00 - 19:30

Drama 9 18:00 - 19:30 BAFTA 18:45 - 20:00

19:00

20:00

Comedy 3 20:00 - 21:15

21:00

Animation 1 19:45 - 20:45

Animation 2 21:00 - 22:00 Drama 2 21:30 - 23:00

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Mansion House

Bedern Hall

According To Mcgee

New School House Gallery

St William's College 1

St William's College 2

Experimental 5 10:00 - 11:00

Art 1 - 5 (Looped) 10:00 - 17:00

Drama 13 10:00 - 11:30

Experimental 4 10:00 - 11:00

Experimental 6 11:15 - 12:15

Mexico 11:15 - 12:15 Drama 14 12:00 - 13:30

Music 13:00 - 14:00

Experimental 2 13:00 - 14:00 Drama 15 14:00 - 15:30

Experimental 4 14:30 - 15:30

Drama 10 16:15 - 17:45

Drama 11 18:00 - 19:30

Documentary 4 16:00 - 17:20

FF Animation 2 17:45 - 18:30

Experimental 3 16:00 - 17:00

Experimental 1 14:30 - 15:30

Drama 16 16:00 - 17:30

FF Drama 1 16:00 - 17:00

FF Animation 1 17:30 - 18:30 Comedy 6 18:00 - 19:15

Thriller 1 19:00 - 20:20

Thriller 2 19:00 - 20:30 Comedy 5 19:30 - 20:50

Drama 12 19:45 - 21:15 Comedy 4 20:30 - 21:45 Animation 3 21:30 - 22:15

Documentary 6 21:15 - 22:30

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FILM SCHEDULE: SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER City Screen 10:00

11:00

White Stuff

Micklegate Bar Museum

Music (LOOPED) 10:00 - 17:00 Animation 5 11:00 - 12:00

13:00

1331

Documentary 5 10:15 - 11:35 Documentary 3 11:00 - 12:15

12:00 Thriller 3 12:15 - 13:35

Barley Hall

Drama 2 11:00 - 12:30

Documentary 4 12:30 - 13:50

Comedy 3 12:45 - 14:00

FF Animation 1 10:00 - 11:00

Comedy 4 10:00 - 11:15

Kuwait 11:15 - 12:15

Animation 2 11:30 - 12:30

Drama 9 12:30 - 14:00 FF Animation 2 13:00 - 13:45

Documentary 1 13:30 - 14:50 Documentary 5 14:15 - 15:35

Drama 6 14:15 - 15:45

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Drama 8 14:30 - 16:00

Animation 1 14:15 - 15:15

Mexico 15:15 - 16:15 Thriller 3 15:45 - 17:15 FF Drama 2 16:30 - 17:30

17:00

King's Manor 2

Documentary 2 12:00 - 13:15

14:00 Thriller 2 13:45 - 15:15

Thriller 1 16:00 15:30 - 16:50

King's Manor 1

Drama 4 16:15 - 17:45

Drama 7 16:30 - 18:00 Thriller 2 17:30 - 19:00

18:00 Comedy 2 18:15 - 19:35 19:00

Drama 10 18:30 - 20:00 Documentary 6 19:15 - 20:30

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Drama 3 20:00 - 21:30 Drama 5 20:30 - 22:00

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Music 21:00 - 22:00 Comedy 1 21:45 - 23:00

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Yorkshire Museum

Mansion House

Bedern Hall

According to Mcgee

New School House Gallery

St William's College 1

St William's College 2

Art 5 10:00 - 11:00

Art 1 - 5 (Looped) 10:00 - 17:00

Drama 16 10:00 - 11:30

Experimental 1 10:00 - 11:00

Art 4 11:15 - 12:15

FF Drama 1 11:30 - 12:30 Drama 15 12:00 - 13:30

Art 3 12:30 - 13:30 Experimental 2 13:00 - 14:00 Art 2 14:00 - 15:00

Drama 14 14:00 - 15:30 Experimental 4 14:30 - 15:30

Art 1 15:30 - 16:30 FF Animation 2 16:15 - 17:00

Drama 12 17:30 - 19:00

Animation 3 16:00 - 17:00

Drama 13 16:00 - 17:30

Animation 4 17:30 - 18:30

Meet The Filmmakers 18:00 - 23:00

Experimental 6 16:00 - 17:00

Experimental 5 17:30 - 18:30 Comedy 5 18:00 - 19:20

Drama 11 19:15 - 20:45

Drama 1 19:00 - 20:30

Experimental 3 19:00 - 20:00 Comedy 6 19:45 - 21:00

India 21:00 - 22:00

Documentary 2 21:15 - 22:30

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FILM SCHEDULE: SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER City Screen 10:00

11:00

White Stuff

Micklegate Bar Museum

Music (Looped) 10:00 - 17:00 Thriller 1 11:00 - 12:20

Barley Hall

1331

FF Animation 1 10:00 - 11:00

FF Drama 2 10:15 - 11:15 Documentary 4 11:00 - 12:20

Drama 2 11:00 - 12:30 India 11:30 - 12:30

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13:00 Thriller 2 12:45 - 14:15

Documentary 3 12:45 - 14:00

Documentary 1 12:45 - 14:05

King's Manor 1

King's Manor 2 Documentary 6 10:15 - 11:30

Drama 5 11:15 - 12:45 FF Animation 2 11:45 - 12:30

Comedy 3 12:45 - 14:00

Drama 6 13:00 - 14:30

Comedy 4 12:45 - 14:00

14:00 Thriller 3 15:00 14:30 - 15:50

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Documentary 5 14:15 - 15:35

Documentary 2 14:30 - 15:45

Drama 1 14:15 - 15:45

Animation 2 14:15 - 15:15 Drama 7 14:45 - 16:15 Thriller 2 15:30 - 17:00

Animation 5 16:00 - 17:00

Mexico 16:00 - 17:00

Drama 4 16:00 - 17:30 Drama 8 16:30 - 18:00

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Animation 1 17:15 - 18:15 Comedy 2 17:45 - 19:05

18:00

Drama 9 18:30 - 20:00

19:00 Drama 3 19:15 - 20:45 20:00

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Comedy 1 21:00 - 22:15

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23:00

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Comedy 5 18:30 - 19:50


Yorkshire Museum

Bedern Hall

According to Mcgee

New School House Gallery

St William's College 1

St William's College 2

Drama 16 10:00 - 11:30

Art 1 - 5 (Looped) 10:00 - 17:00

Drama 10 10:00 - 11:30

Experimental 3 10:00 - 11:00

ASFF HQ (De Grey ROOMS)

Experimental 5 11:15 - 12:15 Experimental 6 11:45 - 12:45

Drama 11 11:45 - 13:15 Experimental 4 12:30 -13:30

Animation 4 13:30 - 14:30

Drama 12 13:30 - 15:00

FF Drama 2 15:15 - 16:15

Drama 13 15:15 - 16:45

Screen Bandita 16:00 - 17:00

FF Drama 1 13:45 - 14:45

Experimental 2 15:00 - 16:00

Experimental 1 16:15 - 17:15 Drama 14 17:00 - 18:30

Animation 3 17:30 - 18:30 AwarD Ceremony 18:00 - 23:00 Comedy 6 18:45 - 20:00

Drama 15 18:45 - 20:15

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FAMILY FRIENDLY ANIMATION 1

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St Williams College 2 Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 10:00 - 11:00

01

02

ESTEFAN

FULWANTI AND SLIM-C

Jeff Call (Brigham Young University) USA, 2012, 6m 42s Estefan  is a story about the world’s greatest hairdresser. Faced with his biggest challenge yet, he must please a very demanding client. Failure is simply not an option.

Vaibhav Piwlatkar (Rhythm & Hues Studios Pvt Ltd) India, 2012, 5m 40s An elephant and a crocodile who meet as rivals in the grand finale of a prestigious dance show develop a new respect for each other’s talents. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

03

04

THE HONEY PLOT

KAPITÄN HU (CAPTAIN HU)

Al Cox (The Arts University at Bournemouth) UK, 2012, 3m 31s A bear with a stolen beehive tries to flee his country. Meanwhile, a mob of angry beekeepers in hot pursuit of the bear attempt to stop his getaway.

Basil Vogt (Trickbüro) Switzerland, 2011, 8m 37s After a severe storm Captain Hu finds himself run aground in the Alps. A helpful alpine farmer discovers new uses for his nautical equipment. However, Captain Hu draws the line at that.

05

06

THE LITTLE RED PAPER SHIP

STICK

Aleksandra Zareba (Dragonfly Films) Germany / Poland, 2013, 13m A poetic story about finding courage when facing the big, wide world: one day, the Little Red Paper Ship decides to start a journey that will change his life forever.

Ole Christoffer Haga (Independent) Norway, 2012, 7m 20s An abandoned dog encounters a friendly stranger on his day off work. Afraid of losing his new-found friend, he gets attached, literally, to this man.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY ANIMATION 2

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Bedern Hall Time: 17:45 - 18:30

King's Manor 2 (13:00 - 13:45) Mansion House (16:15 - 17:00)

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 11:45 - 12:30

01

02

THE MONSTER

THE ODD SOUND OUT

Toby Dixon (The Arts University at Bournemouth) UK, 2012, 3m 29s A brave little warrior and her trusty steed are on a quest to rid the forest of a monster – but is Little truly prepared for what will face her at the end of her journey?

Pernille Sihm / Ida Maria Schouw Andreasen (The Animation Workshop) Denmark, 2012, 6m 30s A band of invisible creatures decide to expel a musician whose odd sound is disrupting the mood of their ensemble. Will he ever find a band with room for an odd sound?

03

04

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

PIPKIN

Tommy Kinnerup (The Animation Workshop) Denmark, 2012, 7m 32s A man who must go through the same monotonous office routine to get the promotion he desires finds that unexpected events force him to open his eyes to something greater.

Pamela Wyn Shannon (Tiny Elephants LTD) UK, 2013, 5m 27s Exploring the relationship between folk memory, landscape and belonging, Pipkin  is a stop-motion animation about a sycamore seed whose destiny depends on which way the winds blow.

05

06

UNDER THE FOLD

HOLY SHE*P

Bo Juhl Nielsen (The Animation Workshop) Denmark, 2012, 7m 34s At the beginning of the Great Depression, an unemployed man and his son are thrown onto the street. Homeless and destitute, could his son’s naïve optimism be his way out?

Magnus Kravik / Katerina Pantela (The Arts University at Bournemouth) UK, 2012, 3m 1s Achilles is a sheep who lives under the strict regime of Anges in her monastery at the top of a Greek island. Seeking fun and excitement, he attempts an escape.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY DRAMA 1

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 11:30 - 12:30

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 13:45 - 14:45

01

02

PARACHUTES

PAPER PARACHUTES

Wendy Pillonel (Independent ) Switzerland, 2012, 5m 40s On an artificial beach Estelle looks at a wall on which the sea is painted. Thibaud approaches the girl and pretends he could see the things that no longer exist.

Katie Pow (KaPow Media Productions) Netherlands / UK, 2011, 22m Obsessively ordered Miles receives his birthday presents by parachute from Uncle Ed. On his 9th birthday, Miles starts a mission to have Uncle Ed save him from his hopelessly messy parents.

03 AERON Orban Wallace (Bat on Ball Creations) UK, 2012, 20m 29s A tale of childhood innocence which finely crosses the line between imagination and reality, while delving into the marginalisation of the traveller community.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY DRAMA 2

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

No screenings

Venue: Barley Hall Time: 16:30 - 17:30

Barley Hall (10:15 - 11:15) According to McGee (15:15 - 16:15)

01

02

FISHER OF KIDS

THE GREAT TUCK SHOP ROBBERY

Steven Keen (International Human Rights Group) Germany, 2013, 18m After seven years of child labour, James Kofi Annan escapes from Ghana’s brutal fishing industry and soon rises to become one of the leading Human Rights activists of our time.

Martin Glegg / Liam Young (Independent) Scotland, 2013, 9m Set when children had room in their lives for adventure this is a tale of a daring tuck-shop heist where the robbers get more than they bargained for.

03

04

GRANNY BABY

BESTEFARS BÅT (GRANDFATHER’S BOAT)

Eva Colmers (No Problem Productions) Canada, 2013, 9m A young boy bumps into a confused, old Granny. He wants to help her but how? Intriguing soundscape and visuals make this colourful short film a memorable viewing experience.

Sondre Sandbakken (Nordland Vocational College of Art and Film), Norway, 2013, 11m A young boy wants to cheer up his sick grandfather, so he sets out on a journey to bring back the grandfather’s old wooden boat.

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MUSIC SCREENING

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

According to McGee (13:00 - 14:00) White Stuff (10:00 - 17:00 Looped)

King's Manor 2 (21:00 - 22:00)

Venue: White Stuff Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

White Stuff (10:00 - 17:00 Looped)

01

02

THE GORGEOUS COLOURS: ANIMAL

UL/KR: MAGIA (MAGIC)

Bruno Palma (Independent) Ireland, 2013, 3m 45s Animation to the track Animal  by The Gorgeous Colours. The protagonist of this short film is haunted by the shadows of his own personality.

Roman Przylipiak (One Production) Poland, 2013, 3m 25s A music video for UL/KR, Magia  tells the story of a man who is sensitive to light. During the day, the curtains in his flat are drawn shut and he must navigate the darkness …

03

04

PUNKTURE SLUTS: NO HOPAH

BEES VILLAGE: NOBODY KNOWS

Daniel D. Moses (DDM Productions) UK, 2012, 3m 45s Shot in a burnt-out East London location for underground beat makers Punkture Sluts, No Hopah  is an unsettling and grimy symphony for the “dark and twisted” among us.

Eva Münnich (Independent) Germany, 2012, 4m 16s Music video for the band Bees Village: a young man bitten by a werewolf is transformed and freed for a short time before he gets shot by accident.

05

06

TULIPOMANIA: RUMBLE THUD

THE LONG DEAD SEVENS: MOTHER’S SONG

Cheryl Gelover / Tom Murray (Independent) USA, 2011, 3m 22s Experimental stop-motion music video for Pennsylvanian band Tulipomania. Sound and light convulse and fracture as silhouetted objects and luminous scribbles come together in a Rumble Thud.

Linda McCarthy (Tiny Elephants Ltd) UK, 2012, 4m 20s Mother is sitting and drinking on the deck of her shack. Her son has left her and he isn’t coming back. Oh Mother, did you kill your son?

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07

08

HALF MOON RUN: CALL ME IN THE AFTERNOON

THE VEIN: MAGMA

Czlowiek Kamera (Independent) Poland, 2012, 3m 26s Surreal, split screen music video for Canadian trio Half Moon Run. Deep in the woods, just out of sight, curious things happen and not everything is as it seems.

Dvein (Independent) Spain, 2013, 1m 28s A journey through surreal, topographical landscapes of paint, mountains and faces, Magma  is a visual, mind-bending adventure where molten liquids and colours fuse together.

09

10

GERILJA: ANIMALS

LAURA JEAN: MECHANICAL FRIENDS

Christian Holm-Glad (Bulldozer Film) Norway, 2013, 3m 20s A music video for Norwegian alt-rock band Gerilja, Animals delves into a surreal world of strange figures, combining a glamorous yet gritty aesthetic with a high-energy intensity.

Fran Petersson (Independent) UK, 2013, 3m 5s Reality meets fairytale in Mechanical Friends, as we follow a young woman into a make-believe world of dark fear and great joy that she may never want to leave.

11

12

LOUISE QUINN & KID LOCO: OH JACKIE

MT. WOLF: SHAPESHIFT

Uisdean (Tromolo Productions) UK, 2012, 7m 7s Music video for singer songwriter Louise Quinn, featuring electro artist Kid Loco. A crowd waits in anticipation as a singer prepares to take the stage, but never quite makes it.

Paul Frankl (Independent) UK, 2013, 3m 34s “Dreamfolk” electronica foursome Mt. Wolf perform their ethereal track Shapeshift  in a monochromatic montage where dark, cinematic figures glisten with particles of light.

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MUSIC SCREENING

13

14

BALDUIN: MY LOVE SOON

KID CANAVERAL: THE WRENCH

Yves Ackermann (Emoticom) Switzerland, 2011/2012, 2m 42s Music video for Swiss composer Balduin. Coloured flower fragments and dust form rhythmic compositions over time. Flower bouquets explode in slow motion: a firework of flowers.

Douglas King (14c Studio) UK, 2013, 2m 40s Moving on from a broken relationship, an artist tries to destroy a painting of his ex-girlfriend. It soon becomes clear that this will not be as easy as he thinks.

15

16

ALIALUJAH CHOIR: A HOUSE, A HOME

DUOLOGUE: ZEROS

Daniel Fickle (Two Penguins / Four Winters) USA, 2012, 6m 53s A love, a death and another death reconciled in a subterranean world: a story inspired by two patients under the care of 19th century physician, James C. Hawthorne.

Dominic Graham-Hyde (Cork On The Fork Productions) UK, 2012, 3m 42s A music video for the band Duologue, Zeros  follows a man who chooses to live life within his own personal “bubble.” In keeping others out, is he now trapped in?

17

18

HUGO & THE PRISMATICS: LE MYSTÈRE

BAT FOR LASHES: LILIES

Raoul Paulet (Pitch & Folks) UK, 2013, 3m 30s On a metaphysical journey of self-discovery, a woman explores the meaning of life. Wandering alone into the deepest recesses of her imagination, can she choose the right path?

Peter Sluszka (Hornet Inc) USA, 2013, 4m 50s Music video for Bat For Lashes: a mysterious landscape teeming with spectral visions is conjured by life-sized puppets, two dimensional spirits, miniature scenery and morphing polygons.

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THRILLER SCREENING 1

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

City Screen (11:00 - 12:20) Bedern Hall (19:00 - 20:20)

Venue: City Screen Time: 15:30 - 16:50

Venue: City Screen Time: 11:00 - 12:20

01

02

SIGNALBOX #100

FOR SARAH

James Gunn (Independent) UK, 2012, 10m 27s In a clearing deep within a forest, a man lives alone in a small signal box. He regulates a single, mysterious train line that connects two unidentified territories.

Vincent McEntee (Wishka Films) Ireland, 2012, 20m Following the death of her lover, a young woman finds herself besieged by demons from her past. Alone in their flat, has she finally lost her grip on reality?

03

04

HARDER

CARIÑO

Paul Mallison (Newport Film School, University of Wales) UK, 2013, 10m A boy must protect his mother, battle-worn by her abusive relationship, from the brutality of her partner. However, a terrible reality awaits him once the circle of abuse has ended.

Shaun Hughes (Factotum Films / CBL Media) Spain, 2013, 12m 49s A lone figure travelling on his motorcycle through rural Spain is caught up in a tragic accident which sends him spinning into a shadowy world of loss, darkness and pain.

05

06

THE KING IS DEAD

LAPSUS

Richard Higson (Curve Films) UK, 2012, 8m 40s There’s a mole in the organisation, and Lionel doesn’t like moles. He has gathered his right-hand men together to find out who has a loose tongue, whatever it takes.

Karim Ouaret (Come On Productions) France, 2012, 30m Beneath the whirr of a desolate laundromat, a woman enters to wash her clothes. Beside her, a man’s memory plays tricks on him as he tries to read his comic book.

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THRILLER SCREENING 2

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

City Screen (12:45 - 14:15) St Williams College 2 (19:00 - 20:30)

City Screen (13:45 - 15:15) King's Manor 2 (17:30 - 19:00)

City Screen (12:45 - 14:15) King's Manor 2 (15:30 - 17:00)

01

02

THE BLACK SCHOLES CONSPIRACY

PRO KOPF

Tim Bassford (Reel Issues) UK, 2012, 21m 15s In the high-pressure world of global finance, a city trader who is seeking revenge for his wife’s death finds himself drawn into one final, nightmarish confrontation.

Sascha Zimmerman (Top Five Films) Germany, 2012, 13m 45s A bored businessman makes a phone call home only for his maid to reveal a shocking discovery about his wife. Once the truth is out, who will pay?

03

04

INERTIA

JUARITOS

James Moffett (Clueless Films) Malta, 2013, 10m 40s Shamed and lonely, an army deserter decides to take his own life, but is confronted by a seemingly impossible occurrence. What is real and when does reality blur into fantasy?

HF Crum (Chamizal Park) USA, 2012, 11m 27s From the depths of Juarez’s brutal drug war, a narcoblogger fights back to expose the gangs that are murdering his town. However, sooner or later he must venture outside ...

05

06

SHACKLED

THE WHOLE PICTURE

Nour Wazzi (Panacea Productions / Traveller Films) UK, 2012, 11m 8s Held captive by a circus, Malu is rescued from her shackles by her husband. As she waits anxiously in the darkness for her chance to escape, a disturbing truth surfaces.

Louis Lagayette (Tesa Production) France, 2013, 13m 18s On a quiet summer night in Paris, three radically different people who appear to have nothing in common meet unexpectedly. Is there more here than first meets the eye?

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THRILLER SCREENING 3

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: City Screen Time: 14:30 - 15:50

City Screen (12:15 - 13:35) King's Manor 2 (15:45 - 17:15)

Venue: City Screen Time: 14:30 - 15:50

01

02

CHAMBRE DOUBLE (DOUBLE ROOM)

THE FOLLOWED

Mathieu Mortelmans (Independent) Belgium, 2013, 15m In the middle of the night, a doctor arrives at a small downtown hotel after work. As he enters his room, the hotel’s receptionist knocks to ask for his help.

Zak Klein (Ether Films) UK, 2012, 12m 51s In a women’s support group, a young dancer speaks about a strange fan who cannot separate fact from fiction. Minutes into her testimony, she realises she has been followed.

03

04

COLD WARRIOR

WHORE

Emily Greenwood (Wellington Films) UK, 2012, 19m A young Romanian gymnast questions her dreams of Olympic glory when she unearths the truth about her Communist state’s shady government doping plot to win at any cost.

Asim Abbasi (Illicitus Productions) UK, 2013, 15m 11s Convinced that she is having an affair, a man consumed with suspicion decides to spy on his wife. Determined to catch her red-handed, he slowly loses his grip on reality.

05

06

THE GRAND

ASHES

Simon Dymond (Stella Vision Films) UK, 2013, 13m 18s On the streets of Nottingham, the lives of three desperate characters collide over a single night. The Grand  weaves through the murky underbelly of the city to a devastating climax.

Guillermo Gomez Puentes (Grymo) Chile, 2013, 5m 40s Cloaked by darkness in the depth of a forest, lit only by the cold moonlight and the flickering fire, two girls dwell on their relationships and recent events.

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ANIMATION SCREENING 1

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: King's Manor Time: 19:45 - 20:45

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 14:15 - 15:15

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 17:15 - 18:15

01

02

LOST SENSES

THE UMBRELLA FACTORY

Marcin Wasilewski (Grupa Smacznego) Poland, 2013, 5m 45s A stylised encounter in an abstract world: a man on his way to meet a woman finds that one unguarded moment is enough to make him lose his senses.

Lexie & Nick Trivundza (Naissance) USA, 2013, 3m 52s A traveller knocking upon the door of three brothers bargains for a room in exchange for his magic talisman. Although capable of granting wishes, his talisman causes unexpected consequences.

03

04

ISBLOMSTENS HEMMELIGHED (THE SECRET OF THE ICE FLOWER)

NOT OVER EASY

Jacob Ley (Copenhagen Bombay) Denmark, 2012, 27m Humbug embarks on an adventure to retrieve his Great Grandpa’s lost magic wand. Inspired to explore his heritage, he puts on a magic show the Valley has never seen before.

Jordan Canning (Get Set Films) Canada, 2012, 6m Karen and Ken’s relationship is over. After kicking him out, Karen celebrates with breakfast for one, only to find a gift from Ken which gets her daydreaming about giving him a second chance.

05

06

MEE

MEMORIA

Letty Felgendreher (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) Germany, 2012, 4m 40s A tale about adoption and food. As a baby, Mee was adopted into a foreign culture and is questioned about her family, her culture and her language … even though all she wants to do is to eat.

Elísabet Ýr Atladóttir (The Animation Workshop) Denmark, 2012, 6m 28s A homeless and destitute drug addict, Vincent, winds up in an abandoned house where a dark and twisted entity forces him to confront the past he has suppressed for so long.

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ANIMATION SCREENING 2

c15

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: King's Manor Time: 21:00 - 22:00

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 11:30 - 12:30

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 14:15 - 15:15

01

02

OH WILLY …

ED.

Emma De Swaef / Marc James Roels (Beast Animation) Belgium / France / Netherlands / Luxembourg, 2011, 16m 42s Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. In confused sadness, he flees to the forest, finding motherly protection in a big, gentle beast.

Gabriel Garcia (Hype.cg) Brazil, 2013, 13m 56s A tale about a man and his extraordinary life: after fifty years on an unforgettable journey, no-one can figure out why he would want to end it …

03

04

DARKNESS

TEMPEST IN A BEDROOM

Benjael Halfmaderholz (Hylas Film) Germany, 2013, 4m 47s At the circus, a carnival strongman makes a chance discovery on his daily routine. Memories of a departed friend transport him along on an out-of-this-world trip.

Laurence Arcadias / Juliette Marchand (Amorce Films / JPL Films) France, 2011, 11m Suzan and Duayne have everything to be happy about – everything except an exciting sex life. They decide to take a journey into the desert to rekindle their passion.

05

06

CTRL

THE NETHER REGIONS

Matt Waruszynski (Sizzle Studios) UK, 2012, 1m 46s Office worker Graham learns there is a fine line between having no control and having too much in this surprising tale of redemption.

Maria Lee (WÖNKY Films) UK, 2012, 3m 15s Desperate to escape the bureaucracy of Hell, the Devil manages to slip away from the daily pressures of running his evil domain.

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ANIMATION SCREENING 3

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Mansion House Time: 21:30 - 22:15

Venue: Bedern Hall Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: Yorkshire Museum Time: 17:30 - 18:30

01

02

TENGRI

THE SCARECROW

Alisi Telengut (Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University) Canada, 2012, 5m 34s Tengri  is a story based on the Mongolian burial custom known as “Wind Burial”, whereby a cart carries a body until it falls and finds its final resting place.

Kylie Boon (Independent) Wales, 2012, 4m 52s A stop-motion film about a lonely scarecrow, shunned by the farmyard’s crows, who wakes up one morning to discover the love of his life over in the next field.

03

04

THE HOUR GLASS

BENJAMIN’S FLOWERS

Joscha Thelosen (Independent) Germany / UK, 2012, 8m 47s A tale about death: living alone in a small house in no man’s land, death finds an abandoned baby on his doorstep that will turn his life upside down.

Malin Erixon (Ganzanderes Animation) Sweden, 2012, 11m 52s In the confines of his room, a lonely man lives on the blurry borderline of fantasy, where it can be difficult to understand where reality ends and his colourful imagination begins.

05

06

BENDITO MACHINE IV - FUEL THE MACHINES

APODEMY

Jossie Malis (Zumbakamera) Spain, 2012, 9m 54s On a planet transformed into a colossal petrochemical park, Bendito Machine IV  follows the story of an improbable hero who embarks on a journey by land, sea and air.

Katerina Athanasopoulou (Independent) UK / Greece, 2012, 5m 13s A flock of birds moves a cage vehicle, seeking escape from a city half-finished and abandoned. While Europe seems to be imploding, this is my portrait of Athens.

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ANIMATION SCREENING 4

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

No screening

Venue: Bedern Hall Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Venue: According to McGee Time: 13:30 - 14:30

01

02

SIDEWALK

LITTLE WORLD

Celia Bullwinkel (Independent) USA, 2013, 4m 15s A woman confronts the changing shape of her body as she walks through the different stages of life. Sidewalk  is a short film about walking, ageing and the journey within.

Becky Bailey (Neath Films) UK, 2012, 7m 30s Set in the Victorian era, Little World  follows a woman who visits the crumbling old Deaf school where she grew up and remembers fondly how it shaped her formative years.

03

04

LOVE HATE

WRITERS’ BLOCK

Alice Nightingale / Hughey Herbert (University College Falmouth) UK, 2012, 3m 31s Everyone has their loves and hates: Love Hate  is a body of recordings that brings these to life on-screen through traditional and digital 2D animation techniques.

Tom Gran / Martin Woolley (WÖNKY Films) UK, 2013, 5m 15s Set in a prison for criminally poor writers, Writers’ Block follows a gang of cons who get hold of the script to their own lives and attempt to re-write their escape.

05

06

JAMÓN

THE EVENT

Iria López (National Film and Television School) UK, 2012, 8m José is a pig who lives alone in a Spanish town. After a new neighbour moves in next door, he begins to come to terms with who he really is.

Julia Pott (Underwater Gardening & Hornet Inc) USA / UK, 2012, 3m 19s Tom Chivers’ poem The Event  is brought to life in this unique animation, where a world plummets into chaos after an unknown event disrupts the course of things.

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ANIMATION SCREENING 5

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: City Screen Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: City Screen Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Venue: City Screen Time: 16:00 - 17:00

01

02

BUTTERFLIES

FRACTION

Isabel Peppard (TBC Media PTY LTD) Australia, 2013, 12m 7s To a struggling artist, the prospect of a paid job offered by a businessman seems inviting but the reality threatens to kill her imagination.

Alain Delannoy (Independent) Canada, 2012, 8m 49s Fraction  is a silent film which follows the story of an elderly artist who must battle the clock as he struggles to complete his final body of work.

03

04

MACHINEHEAD

BUT MILK IS IMPORTANT

Micah Gallagher (Independent) USA, 2012, 12m This film follows a man on a journey of self-discovery. Through puppet animation, it pays homage to stop-motion masters such as Jan Svankmajer and the Quay Brothers.

Anna Mantzaris / Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen (Volda University College) Norway, 2012, 10m 38s A man with social anxiety disorder finds his routine life changed drastically when a naïve and clumsy creature appears and starts to follow him. Terrified, he tries to escape.

05 HEAD OVER HEELS Timothy Reckart (National Film & Television School) UK, 2012, 10m 20s An exclusive screening from the Winner of the 2012 Bath Film Festival IMDb New Filmmaker Award. Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling.

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ARTIST FILM SCREENING 1

c15

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

According to McGee (15:30 - 16:30) School House Gallery (10:00 - 17:00)

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

01

02

//KIDS//

NOSTOS: END OF EXILE

Nadja Verena Marcin, (NVM Studio) USA / Germany, 2012, 13m 34s //KIDS// narrates, through a revision of the cult film Kids (1995, Larry Clark), the interaction of young adults, the smooth transition between shocking rituals and its adaption as lifestyle.

Denis Buckley (Killarney Arts, Summerhall Gallery Edinburgh), Ireland, 2013, 8m 25s After a lifetime in England, an Irishman contemplates a final homecoming. Defining his life, all he can be certain of is suffering. He departs then, rejecting God but knowing Christ.

03

04

ACOUSTIC MEMORY

WIECZÓR (AN EVENING)

Henry Butcher (Independent) UK, 2012, 4m 56s Personal tragedy sends a man to the place of his childhood: a journey with a dead end, where he struggles to find an explanation to a human sacrifice in the name of big ideas.

Sofia Bohdanowicz (Independent) Canada, 2013, 18m 50s Wieczór  is a film that focuses on the director’s grandmother. Shot shortly after her passing, the piece explores traces of life that linger in her vacated home.

05

06

EROSION OF SUFFERING

DUST TO DUST

Ceallaigh Norman (Independent) New Zealand, 2012, 11m 10s Gunkanjima, Nagasaki harbour. The elements transform technological progress into rubble, eroding our creations, our notions of ourselves, our suffering.

Becky Weston (Independent) UK, 2012, 4m 6s Dust to Dust is an experimental film depicting a musician without music in a state of accelerated decay. His movements paint a ghost-like trail, which lingers like the presence of loss.

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ARTIST FILM SCREENING 2

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

According to McGee (14:00 - 15:00) School House Gallery (10:00 - 17:00)

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

01

02

MA

INTRUSION

Imran Perretta (Independent) UK, 2012, 10m 36s Ma, Bengali for mother, is a work exploring the subject of loss. The film follows my grandmother as she reflects on the recent death of her daughter, my mother.

Natalie Plaskura (Independent) Germany, 2012, 11m 11s Surrealistic, seemingly disparate yet interrelated scenes that poke, like an intrusive recurring traumatic experience, into the mind of the powerless spectator.

03

04

NOT CLEAR CUT

PACED

Paul Turano (Independent) USA, 2012, 7m 30s A small instance of collateral damage from the recent financial crisis; a family’s challenging decision to harvest 70-year-old hardwood trees as an attempt to make up for money lost.

Stephen Chen (Dissonance Productions) Canada, 2013, 5m 19s Colliding different meanings of pace (as speed, as measure, as constraint) to explore alienation in the constant movement of everyday life that keeps returning one to the same place.

05

06

BLACK BOX RECORDER

FRAGMENTS ON MACHINES

Abinadi Meza (Independent) USA, 2013, 2m 12s The narrator of this experimental fiction, Ouroboros A2M37, is an artificial yet deeply human observer, collecting what a machine might show us about ourselves. “Here are the dreams.”

Emma Charles (Independent) UK, 2013, 17m 10s Fragments on Machines reveals the physical framework and materiality of the Internet and explores its connection to the evolution of architecture and economics in the city.

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ARTIST FILM SCREENING 3

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

According to McGee (12:30 - 13:30) School House Gallery (10:00 - 17:00)

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

01

02

VIRTUOS VIRTUELL (VIRTUOSO VIRTUAL)

THE SPRAWL

Thomas Stellmach / Maja Oschmann (Thomas Stellmach Animation) Germany, 2013, 7m 22s Abstract ink drawings “grow” in an interplay of curiosity, encounters, pursuits and confrontation. They stimulate emotions, carrying us on a poetical journey to a musical world of pictures.

Tom German (Plymouth College of Art) UK, 2013, 4m 5s The Sprawl is an experimental documentary. Exploring texture, pattern and light, it draws attention to the underlying beauty of the overlooked spaces within our cities.

03

04

MILLENNIUM STAR

COUNTDOWN

Maria Norrman (Independent) Sweden, 2012, 8m 6s The video shows a drag makeover in reverse. Norrman gets styled, by a drag queen, to look like one herself. Their conversations reflect on imitation, gender roles and identity.

Roxane Permar / Susan Timmins (Independent) UK, 2012, 4m 29s Countdown explores the operations block and bunker at Saxa Vord, the former RAF base in Shetland, which was part of NATO’s early warning radar system during the Cold War.

05

06

SONOTOKI

WHAT REMAINS

Amanda Belantara (Yuki Kondo / Aomori Contemporary Art Center), Japan, 2012, 18m Shot on a static camera in Aomori City, Japan, in the depths of winter, Sonotoki explores the ephemeral yet recurring movements of human life and nature.

Pat Collins / Tadhg O’ Sullivan (Harvest Films) Ireland, 2013, 11m A journey through the carefully preserved artefacts of the Irish Film Archive, this mysterious and captivating visual poem drifts and flows around the space between record and memory.

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ARTIST FILM SCREENING 4

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

According to McGee (11:15 - 12:15) School House Gallery (10:00 - 17:00)

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

01

02

OVER AND UNDER AND THROUGH

MALAISE

Desiree Moore (Gurl Talk Films) USA, 2013, 22m 4s We follow Iris who is trapped within a patriarchal home structure and culture. Once freed from the confines of her environment, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

Christian Schmeer (Independent) Germany / UK, 2013, 5m 37s An atmospheric non-narrative documentary short film exploring Beelitz-Heilstätten, an abandoned hospital complex with an intricate past.

03

04

ISLAND GOING

MOVEMENT # 4

Alistair I Macdonald (Independent) UK, 2013, 11m 45s A traveller visits an unidentified island with a thermos flask and a travel guide. Civil war, mutant sheep, irradiated seas and celebrity holiday homes figure heavily. Maybe.

Daniel Hopkins (Staffordshire University) UK, 2012, 7m 8s You are always very close to the road systems of England, which sweep through the country like a series of blood veins and arteries.

05

06

THE MAKING OF HERO

25572 BÜTTEL

Miguel Endara (Independent) USA, 2012, 2m 16s The Making of Hero  is a short film that visually documents the meticulous process of drawing a portrait composed entirely of 3.2 million ink dots.

Rainer Komers (kOMERS.film) Germany, 2012, 5m A film about strangeness, losses and destruction, 25572 Büttel depicts a former village which was transformed into an industrial zone surrounded by chemical plants and power stations.

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ARTIST FILM SCREENING 5

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

According to McGee (10:00 - 11:00) School House Gallery (10:00 - 17:00)

Venue: School House Gallery Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Looped)

01

02

STAGING SILENCE (2)

GEPHYROPHOBIA

Hans Op de Beeck (Independent) Belgium, 2013, 20m 48s The film is based around abstract settings from our memory, referring to public places. The theatre-like images are both ridiculous and serious, and relate to slapstick, as well to film noir.

Caroline Monnet (Independent) Canada, 2012, 2m 21s Gephyrophobia, meaning fear of bridges, is a film about movement, landscape and the tension between two distinct identities that share a river as their common border.

03

04

MUC 72

GLADE

Jamie Buckley (Independent) UK, 2012, 4m 30s MUC 72  was filmed at the site of the 1972 Munich Olympic Village. The film contains found archive footage depicting moments around the 1972 events, and contemporary footage shot in 2012.

Alejandra Pombo Suárez (Independent) Spain / USA, 2012, 20m 43s Glade  is created as a contemplative experience, which presents an opportunity to produce unexpected encounters between different layers of appearance and disappearance.

05 NATURE HOUSE INC Nick Jordan (Independent) UK, 2013, 6m 12s Nature House Inc  is a film which depicts the proliferation of bird houses, erected to attract the migratory Purple Martin – “America’s Most Wanted Bird.”

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COMEDY SCREENING 1

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: 1331 Time: 11:00 - 12:15

Venue: 1331 Time: 21:45 - 23:00

Venue: 1331 Time: 21:00 - 22:15

01

02

THE PLEDGE FOR MR BUNNY

THE CLAW

Kevin Lim (Soda Honey Films) Australia, 2013, 6m 59s A boy’s fascination with machines leads him down a road of deceit involving a terminally ill plush toy, a black market kidney and bunnies sold into sexual slavery.

Nathan Hughes (The Small Storytellers) UK, 2012, 11m 25s When a family visits a run-down amusement arcade, Dad is haunted by a killer, Ruby claims a strange prize from the claw machine and Mum just wants a normal day out.

03

04

THIS WAY OUT

STAR STRUCK

Staten Cousins-Roe (Forward Motion Pictures) UK, 2013, 19m 27s An oddball manager and her hapless assistant have 10 days to increase client numbers at their assisted suicide centre or face closure by the Euthanasia Licensing Board.

Cheese Whiskers (Enjoy Yourself Productions) Australia, 2013, 21m 36s A tale about a teenage outcast who is given both a gift and a curse when a freak accident leaves a meteorite lodged in his skull, awakening super-human intelligence.

05 LOVE CAKE Eleanor Yule (Screen Academy Scotland / Darke Eye) UK, 2012, 14m 58s Violet wants magic but she’s too scared to take a chance. However, a delicious gift left on her doorstep prompts her to embark on a mission into unexpected temptation.

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COMEDY SCREENING 2

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: 1331 Time: 14:15 - 15:35

Venue: 1331 Time: 18:15 - 19:35

Venue: 1331 Time: 17:45 - 19:05

01

02

TITANIC LOVE

DUCT TAPE

Mark Pressdee (Macoy Media) UK, 2012, 22m 8s A cash-strapped man whose girlfriend is obsessed with all things Titanic is forced to stage a dramatic stunt in a last-ditch attempt to save their sinking relationship.

Yann Gorriz (Independent) UK, 2013, 7m 14s When a young couple move into the terrace next door, Eric’s daily routine is turned upside down, forcing him to go in search of peace and quiet.

03

04

HAZEL

ME, ME, ME

Tamer Ruggli (Tipi’mages Productions) Switzerland, 2012, 8m 37s An obsessive mother on the verge of a breakdown. A father carefully blotted from the family photos. A child-psychiatrist with unconventional methods. Hazel  is the story of a young boy’s life.

Geraldine Geraghty (Kyng Films) UK, 2009, 16m Me, Me, Me  is the story of an ambitious actor whose ego drives him to desperate measures when his nemesis, rival actor Danny, begins to overshadow every area of his life.

05 ALLES SUPER! (EVERYTHING’S SUPER!)

OLLIE

Ralf Beyerle (Independent) Germany, 2013, 22m 50s An unemployed man with relationship problems finds himself in a mess. Refusing to give up, he resolves to become a superhero and save the world, whether it wants to be saved or not.

Stuart Elliot (Mustard London) UK, 2012, 3m 1s A man discovers that he has a seven-year-old child named Ollie. Will he turn out to be a long-lost son or a new-found nemesis as they encounter each other for the first time.

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COMEDY SCREENING 3

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: 1331 Time: 20:00 - 21:15

Venue: 1331 Time: 12:45 - 14:00

Venue: 1331 Time: 12:45 - 14:00

01

02

GIN & DRY

PREGNANT

Oscar Plewes (Capture) UK, 2010, 15m At a retirement home where booze has been rationed, two residents go in search of a Christmas drink. Discovering that they are not alone in their quest, a heist is hatched.

Angelina Colom (Northern Film School) UK, 2012, 7m 24s When Ben’s mom becomes pregnant, everybody seems to love her more. So the five-year-old boy decides he too must become pregnant – it is only a question of how.

03

04

NO MESSAGES

WELCOME AND … OUR CONDOLENCES

Cian McGarrigle (Tengger Productions) Ireland, 2012, 17m 41s A long-suffering barman expecting an important phone call must put up with the advice of his hungover boss and the bar’s regular boozehound as he waits for the phone to ring.

Leon Prudovsky (2-Team Productions) Israel, 2012, 26m 50s In 1991, at the beginning of a massive immigration wave, a 12-year-old boy documents his family’s absurd and traumatic journey from the USSR to Israel on their home-video camera.

05 LOOT Greg Rom (Gentlemen Films) South Africa, 2012, 10m 32s An unarmed man attempts a bank robbery with a twist: Loot  is a surprising story where few things are as they seem, and reality and fantasy blur together.

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COMEDY SCREENING 4

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Bedern Hall Time: 20:30 - 21:45

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 12:45 - 14:00

01

02

A LOVELY TREAT

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Mitch Yapko (Long Legs Productions) USA, 2012, 10m 2s A woman with high expectations for her love life finds herself on a blind date with a man who is not her type. Can she finally learn to embrace the unexpected?

Jack Lawrence (University of York) UK, 2013, 20m 55s A feisty pick-pocket and a failed artist strike up an unlikely criminal partnership when they meet upon the open road, but things get complicated when one falls for the other.

03

04

LIARS

LA PAGE BLANCHE (WRITER’S BLOCK)

Oscar Nobi (Independent) UK, 2012, 6m 19s A group of failed creatives faithfully support each other as they pursue their ambitions – that is, until their true feelings are revealed in spectacular fashion. Is honesty really the best policy?

Yohann Sfez (7e ACT) France, 2012, 19m 55s A young screenwriter lost for inspiration is forced out of his comfort zone by his mentor in order to combat his writer’s block. But just how far is he prepared to go?

05

06

THE PLOTTERS

OUR NAME IS MICHAEL MORGAN

Thomas Guerrier (Independent) UK, 2012, 2m 20s In a secret lair, Guy Fawkes and his group of fellow conspirators begin to lose the plot when they struggle to remember what they are doing at the big event.

Maurice Caldera (Quiddity Films) UK, 2012, 13m It’s the end of the month, and a salesman with one final sale to make finds a strange figure pitching on his turf. Who is he? And what on earth is he selling?

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COMEDY SCREENING 5

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 19:30 - 20:50

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 18:00 - 19:20

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 18:30 - 19:50

01

02

REP 5091

MOLEHILLS

Robert Smith (A Beard And A No Show) UK, 2013, 20m In a world where a single phone call can banish your troubles, a man makes a pact with one of the devil’s call centre salesmen working at the fiery gates of hell.

Rupert Hill (Manchester Independent Collective) UK, 2013, 14m 6s Two wannabe gangsters desperate to make some money decide to stage a robbery at a local newsagent armed with only a toy gun and a couple of animal masks.

03

04

LOOKING FOR JOY

EVIL URGES

Lars Persson (Kalkontelevision) Sweden, 2013, 10m 32s An isolated Swedish farmer living in a small, rural village is afraid of being alone. The solution? He decides to find a wife online – but can they overcome the language barrier?

Cullum Carver-Jones (Chaos) UK, 2012/2013, 9m 19s A young married couple are pushed to breaking point by each other’s annoying habits. With the added stresses of the holiday season, how will they cope on Christmas Day?

05

06

DÄUMELINCHEN (THUMBELINA)

LITTLE MISS JIHAD

Theresa Braun (Independent) Germany, 2013, 13m 50s What if adults lived care-free as children? Would the world be better without restrictions? Däumelinchen  follows a sevenyear-old girl who grows up to question the necessity of rules.

Stephanie Law / Jessica Wu (LMJ Productions) Canada, 2012, 13m When a 10-year-old girl discovers that her father disappeared on September 11th 2001, she announces to her class that she wants to be a terrorist.

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COMEDY SCREENING 6

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 18:00 - 19:15

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 19:45 - 21:00

Venue: Yorkshire Museum Time: 18:45 - 20:00

01

02

KONNICHIWA BRICK LANE

SHAKESPEARE’S WART

Saera Jin (Balancefilm) Japan / UK, 2013, 14m 59s Over the course of a single day on London’s streets, Konnichiwa Brick  Lane follows a Japanese girl stepping out of her comfort zone to experience the highs and lows of love.

Jonathan Kydd (JK Rovers) UK, 2013, 15m 43s An actor desperate for work endures two sadistic directors and a useless stage manager when he auditions for a small part in Shakespeare’s classic play Henry IV Part 2 .

03

04

THE NEXT STEP

A WASTED NIGHT

Mel Eslyn (Independent) USA, 2013, 6m 7s A young, dysfunctional couple decide to take the next step in their relationship. However, after an encounter with a peculiar gentleman, they realise it might be bigger than they think.

Filippo Capuzzi Lapietra (Fundação Aramano Álvares Penteado) Brazil, 2012, 16m 22s Two friends reunite after a frustrating evening out with two unsuccessful dates. Will they lie about the outcome of their night or swallow their pride and reveal what has really happened?

05

06

THE KNOWLEDGE

NO PLAYGROUND FOR LITTLE COWBOYS

Adam Jenkins (Light & Bell Productions) UK, 2012, 6m 13s A minicab driver who dreams of being in one of London’s famous black cabs prepares to take “The Knowledge.” However, the relentless revision is starting to take its toll …

Carl Rock (Sleek Films) UK, 2012, 14m 58s Following a locker room robbery, a young cowboy decides to reclaim the goods for himself. With his rival “The Kid” closing in on his trail, he tries desperately to keep one step ahead.

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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING 1

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Barley Hall Time: 10:15 - 11:35

Venue: Barley Hall Time: 13:30 - 14:50

Venue: Barley Hall Time: 12:45 - 14:05

01

02

FIFTY PEOPLE ONE QUESTION

NOTES ON BLINDNESS: RAINFALL

Kamil Krolak (KamilFilms) Ireland, 2012, 11m 15s Fifty People One Question  is a documentary filmed on the streets of Galway, Ireland – where 50 random people were brought together by one very difficult question.

Peter Middleton / James Spinney (Fee Fie Foe Films) UK, 2013, 3m 45s After losing his sight in 1983, John Hull kept an intimate diary over three years, deconstructing his experience of blindness in relation to his family, his identity and his faith.

03

04

I WILL HURT YOU BEFORE YOU HURT ME

IT’S A GOOD LIFE

Margarida Paiva (Independent) Norway, 2013, 19m 30s A film based on real interview footage with women who have been convicted of murder. The film approaches the implication of violence, and the shift from victim to aggressor.

Tasos Giapoutzis (University of Bedfordshire) UK, 2013, 8m 4s It’s a Good Life  explores the impact of war through the life of Elidad, a young man who emigrated from Rwanda to the UK when he was a teenager.

05

06

CROSSING THE DIVIDE

TREASURE

Cathy Heffernan (Neath Films Ltd) UK, 2012, 16m 20s A story of love and friendship in Belfast during the Troubles, Crossing the Divide  explores how the Deaf community overcame the divisions that split Northern Ireland for 30 years.

Oliver Murray (Melon Head) UK, 2013, 3m 29s 40 years and thousands of found objects later, a man pauses to reflect on how treasure hunting moved from a hobby to a full-fledged obsession that took over his life.

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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING 2

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Barley Hall Time: 12:00 - 13:15

Barley Hall (12:00 - 13:15) St Willam's College 1 (21:15 - 22:30)

Venue: Barley Hall Time: 14:30 - 15:45

01

02

UNRAVEL

DANGER OVERHEAD POWERLINES

Meghna Gupta (Independent) UK, 2012, 14m Unravel  follows the Western world’s unwanted clothes on a journey across Northern India to a sleepy town named Panipat, where women recycle the cast-offs back into yarn.

Mia Mullarkey (Ishka Films) Ireland, 2013, 23m 30s A modern-day David and Goliath tale, Danger Overhead Powerlines  follows a 65-year-old woman who is imprisoned when she tries to protect thousands of trees she planted by hand.

03

04

CARTA A SASHA (LETTER TO SASHA)

THE PORT

Andoni Jaen / Javier Reverte (Almatwins Productions) Spain, 2012, 15m Fatima, who lives in Asuerd’s refugee camp in the Hamada region of the Algerian desert, leads a very austere life with her family. She is a studious young girl who dreams of being a doctor.

Rory Alexander Stewart (Independent) UK, 2013, 17m As an intimate study of The Port O’Leith, Edinburgh’s infamous pub, The Port  examines its history and distinct tradition, fuelled by the stories of the tight-knit regulars.

05 NIRVANA Jack Bradley (Abingdon Film Unit) UK, 2012, 9m 23s Set against the beautiful backdrop of Burma, Dr. Dhammasami reveals that to achieve Nirvana, we must be physically and mentally free.

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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING 3

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Micklegate Bar Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Venue: Micklegate Bar Time: 11:00 - 12:15

Venue: Micklegate Bar Time: 12:45 - 14:00

01

02

BEING SAYED RASOUL

MISSING GREEN

Ray Haddad (Independent) United Arab Emirates, 2012, 8m 45s A short portrait of a day spent with a not-so-ordinary Pakistani truck driver on a film set, giving a thought-provoking glimpse into the life of the affable yet reflective character.

Anne Maree Barry (Still Films) Ireland, 2013, 13m 47s Missing Green  is a poetic journey through Cork Street, Dublin, Ireland. Two parallel stories intermesh to create one underlying narrative.

03

04

CHASING THE WORLD’S LARGEST NUMBER

URBEX

Christian Holm-Glad (Bulldozer Film) Norway, 2013, 22m Mathematician Jo Røislien takes us into the world of large numbers on a road trip through California. The film is an associative mix between mathematics and music video.

Stephen MacLean (Independent) UK, 2012, 10m Weaving through Sheffield’s forgotten buildings, explorers from the underground community of “urbexing” (urban exploring) share their experiences and passion for these derelict artefacts.

05

06

CREO

E-WASTELAND

Moss Davis (The Manchester School of Art) UK, 2013, 8m 28s Creo  is an intimate portrait documenting the life of 90-year-old Leonard Creo, an artist and speed-walker who continues to inspire others with his passion for life.

David Fedele (David Fedele Films) Australia, 2012, 20m E-Wasteland  presents a visual portrait of Ghana’s unregulated e-waste recycling trade, where electronics are not seen for what they once were, but for what they have become.

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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING 4

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Micklegate Bar (13:00 - 14:20) Bedern Hall (16:00 - 17:20)

Venue: Micklegate Bar Time: 12:30 - 13:50

Venue: Micklegate Bar Time: 11:00 - 12:20

01

02

THE MAKING OF FALLUJAH: A NEW CHAMBER OPERA

THE CHILD OF SILENT WINTER

John Bolton (Opus 59 Films Inc.) Canada, 2012, 24m The Making Of Fallujah: A New Chamber Opera  is a documentary film which goes behind-the-scenes of Fallujah, the first opera about the Iraq war and PTSD.

Iiris Härmä (Guerilla Films) Finland, 2012, 21m Katja is a young, frustrated retiree. At 24, she lives life in solitude, spending days walking her dog, looking out of the window and channelling her restlessness into her drawings.

03

04

RESIGHT

YELLOW FEVER

Sama Waham (Independent) UK, 2012, 10m Exposing the wonders of darkness and the relativity of seeing, Resight  is a tale of painting, pride and purity told through the eyes of Yvonne Felix, a visually impaired artist.

Ng’endo Mukii (Royal College of Art) UK / Kenya, 2012, 7m A focus on African women’s self-image, using memories, interviews and mixed media to describe our almost schizophrenic pursuit of globalised beauty.

05 BEIGE Sylvie Hohlbaum (Tamtam Film) Germany, 2012, 14m 20s A clandestine dress code for German retirees exists – they all wear beige. Is there a connection between wearing beige and aging? Will we all wear beige one day?

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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING 5

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Micklegate Bar (11:00 - 12:20) Barley Hall (15:00 - 16:20)

Micklegate Bar (14:15 - 15:35) Barley Hall (10:15 - 11:35)

Venue: Micklegate Bar Time: 14:15 - 15:35

01

02

WHO IS GILBERT PROUSCH?

BORN POSITIVE

Nora Ganthaler (Met Film School) UK / Italy, 2012, 16m It’s hard to believe that a tiny village in the Italian Alps is the birthplace of Gilbert Prousch (Gilbert & George). Yet his roots open an alternative interpretation to his controversial art.

Carla Simón (London Film School) UK, 2012, 18m Born Positive  is a documentary about three Londoners who share the stigma of being HIV positive. The film explores how their experiences have been shaped by the virus since childhood.

03

04

OLE HANSEN: THE SALMON SMOKER

ABUELAS (GRANDMOTHERS)

Nikolaj Belzer (Everything is Okay) UK, 2012, 5m 45s Working from a secluded cabin above a warehouse in Stoke Newington, Ole Hansen, a renowned artisanal salmon smoker, shows us his unique approach to life.

Afarin Eghbal (National Film & Television School) UK, 2011, 9m 16s An elderly woman in Buenos Aires awaits the birth of her grandchild and the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, circumstances dictate that she must wait over 30 years.

05

06

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD

A SMALL EPISODE

Pippa Riddick (Pickled Productions) UK, 2013, 7m 13s 40 years after that band  took that  photo, the realities of living on Abbey Road are uncovered. A one-off portrait, highlighting a ridiculous legacy that that band  left behind.

Mathieu Gremillet (Matvideo) Netherlands, 2013, 10m An intimate journey with Dutch artist Toer van Schaijk who shares for the first time some of his most personal feelings through a new paintwork.

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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING 6

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 21:15 - 22:30

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 19:15 - 20:30

Venue: King's Manor 2 Time: 10:15 - 11:30

01

02

THE VILLAGE

OLD NORSE

Liliana Sulzbach (Tempo Porto Alegre) Brazil, 2012, 25m Far away from any other urban centres, Itapuã is a small community with the rituals of everyday life. The location, which sheltered 1,454 people, remains with only 35 residents.

Andrew Telling (Independent) Norway, 2012, 4m 15s Following Irish artist Conor Harrington’s trip to the remote Norwegian island of Vardø, Old Norse  documents the four paintings he worked on while immersed in the island’s landscape.

03

04

FOUR-TELL

NO ORDINARY PASSENGER

Kathryn Ferguson (Independent) UK, 2013, 11m Architect Zaha Hadid, Fashion Commentator Caryn Franklin OBE , Designer Bella Freud and Entrepreneur Sharmedean Reid celebrate female role models on International Women’s Day.

Cabell Hopkins (Independent) UK, 2013, 7m 30s 87-year-old Stan Dibben, ex-World Sidecar Champion, looks back on his career in racing and discusses the perils of being a “passenger” in such a dangerous sport.

05 ODOTTAJAT (THE WAIT) Inka Achté (The National Film and Television School) Finland / UK, 2012, 24m 30s They vanish without warning: fathers, husbands, sons. They leave behind families who wait for years in a limbo of constant questioning, fearing nothing more than getting an answer.

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DRAMA SCREENING 1

c15

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: 1331 Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Venue: Bedern Hall Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Venue: 1331 Time: 14:15 - 15:45

01

02

BLACKSTORY

SELL BY DATE

Christoph Brunner / Stefan Brunner (Filmakademie Wien) Austria / Switzerland, 2012, 30m – preview screening Intertwining the stories of Lucille, Gabriel, Fred, Sylvester and Max, Blackstory depicts a Hellish combination of characters and situations on a pitch-black night to remember…

Emma Savage (Savage Mills Ltd) UK, 2012, 14m After the initial fun of trying for a baby wears off, the failure to conceive puts strain on a relationship, and the woman starts to question the merits of pregnancy and motherhood.

03

04

DIRTY ON THE OUTSIDE

DAYS OF AWE

Leonardo Lafferte (28 North Productions) Spain, 2013, 14m 40s Zaida Belarbi is a foreign woman working in Spain as a cleaner in an old building. However, her relationship with one of the residents will finally make her face her fears.

Rehana Rose Khan (Ponder Productions Limited) UK, 2012, 12m It’s Jewish New Year, and the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for mercy, introspection, and forgiveness. But who is looking for forgiveness?

05 THE CASE OF MARY FORD Ben Mole (BPC Ltd) UK / Greece, 2013, 21m 45s New York City, 1913. Recent Greek immigrant Mary Ford is accused of killing her lover. Mary claims that the real murderer is her husband. But her husband … is already dead.

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DRAMA SCREENING 2

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: 1331 Time: 21:30 - 23:00

Venue: 1331 Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Venue: 1331 Time: 11:00 - 12:30

01

02

THE MAPMAKER

PALIMPSEST

Stephen Johnson (Flame 47 / MJZ) UK, 2011, 18m Rowan and Isabel return to the coastline where they spent a blissful summer 50 years before. With Isabel nearing death, Rowan makes a sacrifice that will preserve their unity.

Michael Tyburski ({group theory}) USA, 2013, 17m 22s A successful house tuner provides clients with a unique form of therapy, which carefully examines subtle details in their living spaces.

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04

LIFEVER

PASAK

Ted Hardy-Carnac (CinĂŠ Qua Non Productions) France, 2012, 14m Karine lives with her mother. Every day, she chats with her father on a webcam. Mixing social drama and science fiction, the movie dives into the day-to-day life of an almost normal family ...

Nell Eu (London Film School) Malaysia / UK, 2012, 20m 32s Within in a busy marketplace in Kuala Lumpur, a young woman is trapped in a family that does not love or respect her. Finding out she is pregnant, she is inspired to take a risk.

05 CHAMPION OF THE WORLD Bim Ajadi (Neath Films) UK, 2012, 24m Sophie is a talented, young, Deaf athlete. After an accident, she fears she’ll never compete again. With support and determination, she proves that anyone can be a champion.

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Venue: 1331 Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Venue: 1331 Time: 20:00 - 21:30

Venue: 1331 Time: 19:15 - 20:45

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02

ÁSTARSAGA

ONE NEW MESSAGE

Ása Hjörleifsdóttir (Vintage Pictures) Iceland / USA, 2012, 17m A story of love, madness and 24-hour daylight, Ástarsaga begins with Solange’s boyfriend, Bladur, taking off to Iceland. She decides to follow and finds a mysterious surprise.

Sam Ferguson (The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) UK, 2012, 13m 18s While struggling with the decision to have his beloved dog put to sleep, a 76-year-old widower begins to ask the question, which of them is actually in better health.

03

04

YOU GO AHEAD

DEATH IN A NUT

Govinda Van Maele (Red Lion) Luxembourg, 2013, 23m Camille takes Alex under his wing after he has been kicked out by his parents. He teaches him how to steal a car and how to talk to his girlfriend. Then they find a gun …

Tom Chick (DigiCult) UK, 2012, 15m 57s Retelling of a folk story of the consequences of a son’s battle with a mysterious figure that appears one day, calling his dying mother’s name.

05 HSU JI BEHIND THE SCREEN Thomas Rio (Easy Tiger Production) France, 2012, 24m Alone and bored, Hsu Ji watches an old comic movie until the film’s three characters end up in the real world. They have a lot in common: they don’t have their papers either …

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Venue: 1331 Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Venue: 1331 Time: 16:15 - 17:45

Venue: 1331 Time: 16:00 - 17:30

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02

ÚJRATERVEZÉS (MY GUIDE)

TO LOSE CONTROL

˝ ˝ Barnabás Tóth (Csokonai Muvelodési Központ, Laokoon Film Group) Hungary, 2013, 12m An elderly couple are stuck in traffic. The two protagonists have very different dispositions – the wife talks while her husband growls or exclaims occasionally.

Marty Stalker (Visionworks Television) UK / Ireland, 2013, 29m 24s After nearly 10 years of military service, including operations in several war zones, a former elite soldier struggles to deal with PTSD after leaving the armed forces.

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04

CURSE OF THE SUNSET STARLET

AFTERPARTY

Lori Precious (Lori Precious Productions) USA, 2013, 22m A horror film star returns to her long abandoned daughter, claiming that she is dying. But is she really a drifter, grifter, or a ghost come to destroy the family?

David Adam (Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen) Denmark, 2013, 11m 38s A young girl on her way to a party arrives only to find it desolate. Something terrible has happened in this place, and she is determined to confront it.

05 ROSEMARY JANE Carolina Petro (London Film School) UK, 2013, 17m 20s Rosemary, a 65-year-old widow, is crippled by grief. In search of a remedy for her depression and insomnia, she ventures out to a council estate to buy marijuana.

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SATURDAY

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Venue: King's Manor Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 20:30 - 22:00

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 11:15 - 12:45

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02

OUT OF DARKNESS

YOU KNOW WHAT I WISH FOR

Manjinder Virk (Mango Films) UK, 2013, 12m 45s A unique story, told by nine different voices, which explores the haunting of a conscience by lost souls that won’t let go. With Tom Hiddleston and Riz Ahmed.

Irina Arms (Armsfilm) Germany, 2012, 17m 30s Two Russian children prepare an ambush on German occupants during WWII, and swear that they will kill the enemy. But then, unexpectedly, two German officers arrive at their house …

03

04

WÖ GOMMER (WHERE ARE WE GOING)

SHOWER

Cosima Frei (Zurich University of the Arts) Switzerland, 2012, 20m 29s The lightheartedness of a summer’s night is combined with unfulfilled expectations in this bittersweet coming of age story, which follows Cem as he runs away from his family.

Christian K. Norvalls (Folkefiender) Norway, 2012, 7m 38s A man who decides to take a shower after his workout is side-tracked by a noise he cannot identify. Seeking the source, he is left completely exposed.

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06

THE ETERNAL NOT

PUSSY CAT

Joe Spray (London Film School) UK, 2012, 18m 48s The Eternal Not  is a surreal black comedy about a couple – Bertram and Helena – who long for eternal bliss, and have been awaiting the arrival of their first child … for two years.

Simon Wharf (Brod Productions) UK, 2012, 17m 54s An exclusive screening of the Winner of the Bath Film Festival’s 2012 IMDb Script to Screen Winner, and nominated for an RTS Award, Pussy Cat  is a film about sex, marriage and a cat.

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SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: King's Manor Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Venue: 1331 Time: 14:15 - 15:45

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 13:00 - 14:30

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02

GASPÉ COPPER

DINNER

Alexis Fortier Gauthier (Périphéria Productions) Canada, 2013, 14m In Murdochville in 1957, a family is forced to move locations to the city after the father, badly affected by a long miners’ strike, finally finds a new job.

Lee Nechushtan (Tel Aviv University) Israel, 2012, 19m A dinner that almost ends in disaster leads 67-year-old Gadi to go on the first blind date of his life. We follow him as he makes his way there, and encounter the people he meets.

03

04

FOXY AND MARINA

HEIMKOMMEN (COMING HOME)

Zachariah Copping (DigiCult) UK, 2013, 24m Set in Glasgow, Foxy and Marina  is a lyrical romance about two heroin users who meet at their dealer’s house and the dynamics of that particular relationship.

Micah Magee (German Film and Television Academy) Germany, 2012, 23m Jo’s angry older brother picks her up from hockey practice every day. Hiphop vs Beethoven. Ice vs fire. On the repeated ride home, the two siblings find each other again.

05 WAXWING Tim Mercier (Peoples Poet Production) UK, 2012, 14m At a city’s edge on the cusp of winter and spring, this is the story of an extraordinary day in a young birdwatcher’s life charged with both magic and fear.

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SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: King's Manor Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 16:30 - 18:00

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 14:45 - 16:15

01

02

HAPPINESS

BAYA’A AL WARD (FLOWER SELLER)

Chris King (Watermark Films) USA, 2013, 17m A depressed woman, drowning in the cubicle walls of her monotonous dead-end job, befriends a co-worker who makes her rethink who she is and what she wants out of life.

Ihab Jadallah (Neath Films) Palestine / UK / France, 2011, 18m Flower Seller  follows the struggles of a poor flower seller in a refugee camp in Palestine, faced with the decision of being a traitor to his people or surviving.

03

04

LARGE DOUBLE ROOM IN ZONE 2

EL ÚLTIMO PASO (THE LAST STEP)

Tony Burke (Dead Bird Ltd.) UK, 2012, 10m Two lonely singletons meet when James views a room in Selena’s flat. They appear to want the same things. But one of them isn’t telling the whole truth.

Juan Pablo Richter (K-flex Films SRL) Bolivia, 2012, 9m 55s Life depends on the great decisions ... the hardest ones. The time for Lara and Mateo to make their hardest decision, one on which their lives depend, has come.

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06

ACHELE (SISTER)

THE FIRE

Clara Kraft Isono (London Film School) UK, 2012, 16m 32s In the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India, two young sisters struggle with the onset of separation. What does that mean? And can they stop the changes that will tear them apart?

Artem Volchkov (VGIK) Russia, 2013, 25m The son of a country priest runs from his house after an argument with his father, but he is forced to come back to save his family.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: King's Manor Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 14:30 - 16:00

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 16:30 - 18:00

01

02

SUMMER SUIT

THE BIG LEAP

Rebecca Peniston-Bird (Independent) Australia, 2012, 14m 43s 10-year-old tomboy Robbie’s discovery of an old suit gives her a new sense of identity. But can she and her suit survive the trials of summer?

Kristoffer Rus (Prasa & Film / East of West Cinema AB / Telewizja Polska S.A. / ATM FX / WFDiF) Poland / Sweden, 2013, 13m Three people meet atop a skyscraper, all with the intention of committing suicide. The situation escalates on realising they carry conflicting opinions about the afterlife.

03

04

LA CASA DI ESTER

STILL HERE

Stefano Chiodini (Mood Film) Italy, 2012, 15m In the frame of everyday life, a married couple are hiding a history of domestic violence until the wife realises the intolerable drama she is suffering by bringing up the past.

Yeah Yeah (Yeah Yeah Creative) USA, 2013, 22m A man who believes he has survived a global apocalypse learns through the daily radio broadcasts he sends to potential survivors that he is wrong, leading to a difficult decision.

05 THE FARMER’S WIFE Francis Lee (Straw House Films) UK, 2012, 18m As the farmer’s wife’s surroundings are invaded by outsiders, she carries out her daily tasks in preparation for what will be her final day on her farm, the only land she has known.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: King's Manor Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 18:30 - 20:00

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02

SUNDAY MORNING

HIBERNATION

Brian O’Toole (London Film School) Ireland, 2013, 21m 50s It’s a Sunday morning and a nine-year-old girl is getting up to mischief around her palatial home. Things take a turn after a frightening experience in the swimming pool.

Jon Mikel Caballero (Ainur Films) Spain, 2012, 17m Joseph is an astronaut set to go where no man has gone before through the “Hibernation” programme. However, there is an unfortunate breakdown between him and his instructor.

03

04

ANONYMOUS

KILIMANJARO

Matthew Murdoch (Matthew Murdoch Film and Video / Inspiration Films) UK, 2012, 11m 25s Jealous sensitivities are running high for an unlikely couple out on a date. Helen and Simon should both know their relationship doesn’t matter, but unfortunately for them, it does.

Nima Yousefi (Hob AB) Sweden, 2013, 15min Göran and Kerstin live in a distant relationship, their intimacy fading due to Kerstin’s dementia. Göran takes a trip with a friend, hoping to find meaning. But things don’t turn out as expected.

05 DAWN Stephanie Zari (Moving Pictures Media) UK, 2012, 28m A psychological drama exploring the bond of triplets, broken at birth, that sends surviving siblings Jude and Maddison on an intimate quest to fill their sense of loss and grief.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Mansion House Time: 16:15 - 17:45

Venue: King's Manor 1 Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 10:00 - 11:30

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02

MOUSSE

PHYSICS

John Hellberg (Autoboys AB) Sweden, 2012, 35m During a significant horse racing event, the local betting centre looks like the ultimate spot for some fast cash, and Mousse is fed up of living as a second-class citizen.

Claire Oakley (Quiddity Films) UK, 2012, 13m Rona (9) lives in a seaside town where the local power station seems to be sucking away all of the remaining energy. However, then she finds the God Particle on the beach.

03

04

FIVE NEEDLES

LITTLE LIES

Julian Peedle-Calloo (Neath Films) UK, 2011, 13m 45s Five Needles  follows the lives of four Deaf Jewish women as they strive to find security and peace, and survive within the confines and routine of a Nazi sewing factory.

Keith Adam Johnson (Independent) Australia, 2012, 15m Phillip has just lost Marcus, his long-term partner. He tries to forget his grief in alcohol and invites a rent boy home. But the boy proves to be more than he bargained for.

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SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Mansion House Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Venue: Mansion House Time: 19:15 - 20:45

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 11:45 - 13:15

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02

HILJAINEN VIIKKO (ALL HALLOWS’ WEEK)

CONFESSION

Jussi Hiltunen (Making Movies) Finland, 2011, 17m A short film about guilt and forgiveness. A shooting incident takes place in front of a small town disco in Northern Finland. Two witnesses have to cope with loss, sorrow and guilt.

Julian Peedle-Calloo (Neath Films) UK, 2012, 24m A historical drama, featuring Alexander Graham Bell and Reverend Francis Maginn, depicts the battle for Deaf culture as Victorian society tries to ban sign language and Deaf marriage.

03

04

THE LOVE PARADOX

UP OR DOWN

Ian Allen Lim (Independent) Puerto Rico, 2012, 13m After his wife’s tragic death in a car accident, a well respected astrophysicist collapses into a downward spiral, obsessed with proving his theory of time travel.

Georgios Koukoumas (THAT / Media Box) Cyprus, 2012, 15m Three individuals are enclosed in an elevator. Who are they? What did they do five minutes ago? What is their destination? These are some of the questions presented and maybe answered.

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06

MAGPIE

RETRO

Michael Barwise (Stirling Film & Television Productions Ltd) UK, 2012, 10m 47s Set in coastal Ireland, Magpie is the story of a pair of illicit young lovers, Johnny and Cathy, who escape to a quiet beach house to see out the last few days of their affair.

David Nguyen (Independent) UK, 2013, 12m 43s Unable to decipher his wife’s cryptic suicide note, a grieving husband channels her ghost through his smartphone in search of an explanation.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: Mansion House Time: 19:45 - 21:15

Venue: Mansion House Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 13:30 - 15:00

01

02

COMMA

LAY ME DOWN

Gerri Pavloff (Porta Films) Latvia, 2012, 27m The story follows a day in the life of Oscar, an architect in his 50s, deeply in love with a young actress. Eager to give her a gift, Oscar sneaks into her rehearsals to see her.

Lucy Tcherniak, (Run Rabbit Films) UK, 2013, 11m Exploring the curious relationship between two girls. Lily and Penny are bound together by a horrible truth. To lift the terrible burden she carries, Lily must take action.

03

04

ATROPHY

GO UP

Mairtin de Barra (Zodiac Films) Ireland, 2012, 13m 13s Atrophy  examines the sacrifices made in the name of development, and the effect they have upon people. A tale of old versus new, loss, friendship and an old farmer and his dog …

Roman Kayumov (Independent) Russian Federation, 2013, 15m Alex retreated from real life, creating a new personality online – smart, successful and vigorous. He didn’t want to accept himself as he was, so the world didn’t want to accept him either…

05 TWO WEEKS TOPS Danny Hekt (Tel Aviv University) Israel, 2012, 26m Gome’, a poet and thinker, is being evicted from his apartment, and with no place to go he finds himself at his childhood home. Here, he must face his parents and life choices.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 15:15 - 16:45

01

02

SAHASI CHORI (BRAVE GIRL)

VOCUUS

Erin Galey (NYU Tisch Asia / In The Flicker) USA / Nepal / India, 2013, 19m 55s Nepali girl Bhumika leaves her Himalayan village seeking employment in the city with friend Krishna, but unbeknownst to her, he plans to use her as currency in a devil’s bargain.

Patryk Jurek (Artefactum Film) Poland, 2012, 18m After his wife’s death, Pawel is left with daughter Marta, who he’s never been close to. The lost girl and depressed man have to find each other in an otherwise empty home.

03

04

KING OF THE TEDS

COPS AND ROBBERS

Jim Cartwright (Sprout Pictures) UK, 2012, 26m 32s When a long lost friend calls, Ron and Tina are reminded of a time when Ron was known as the charismatic “King of the Teds” and both women loved him.

Keith Mackin and John Reck (Plato Films) UK / Ireland, 2012, 13m 26s Two brothers embark on a journey that teaches them the power and penalty of gunplay. As one discovers the realities, the other remains immersed in a world of fantasy.

05

06

SECONDS

TENURE

Jordan Canning (Get Set Films) Canada, 2012, 5m Whilst eating his dinner, the disremembered details of the man’s life flash before his eyes as he slowly falls back and chokes to death on a piece of meat.

Tom Majerski (Manchester Metropolitan University) UK, 2013, 10m 35s Anthony Tarr serves his Queen and country, and is dedicated to his life’s work. The model of a loyal patriot and soldier, he is willing to sacrifice everything for his service.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 17:00 - 18:30

01

02

A BEAUTIFUL DEATH

ANNIVERSARY

Janis Pugh (Crooked Finger Productions) UK, 2012, 28m 25s Poignant, playful and at times surreal, A Beautiful Death explores the last moments of communal tenderness shared by a family as they prepare for the death of their mother.

Curt Apduhan (Small Pond Films) USA, 2011, 21m 15s The tale of a married couple who plan to spice up their 10th anniversary by hiring an exotic dancer to perform for them – an evening which reveals the scars of lives not lived.

03

04

TWINKLE, TWINKLE

TUNS, RAS SI FREZAT (HALF SHAVED)

Deborah Haywood (Rankin Film Productions) UK, 2013, 9m When Sophie and Megan play Mummies and Daddies, we learn a lot about Mummy and Daddy, especially when Megan shows Sophie how to “turn into a star.”

Bogdan Muresanu (Commitet & Adcelerate) Romania, 2012, 11m 28s At the beginning of 1991, an old barber meets by chance his former torturer who came in for a shave. The client denies it, but the barber is convinced he is right and he is wishing for revenge.

05 GOOD NIGHT Muriel d’Ansembourg (London Film School / Blindeye Films) UK, 2012, 24m Good Night  is an intimate portrait of two teenage girls on a secret night out in London, where their childhood innocence is threatened by an awakening and dangerous sexuality.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 18:45 - 20:15

01

02

WIE ES UNS GEFÄLLT (AS WE LIKE IT)

ERIC

Paul Meschùh (Art-Media / HFF Munich) Austria / Germany, 2012, 29m 40s Emilia and Hannes are the guardians of 8-year-old Jasmin and have grown to love her despite her challenging and violent behaviour. A story between idealism and instinct.

Richard Foster (Richard Foster Films) UK, 2013, 9m 34s Eric is the story of a young man returning home to attend the funeral of his childhood friend Jack’s mother. We follow Eric as he helps Jack to find his feet after his loss.

03

04

ISTVAN AND THE FUR TROUT

LINES IN THE SAND

Sophie Farkas Bolla (Frakas Production) Canada, 2012, 20m Istvan, a young boy blessed with the gift of Infinite Wisdom, is the guardian of the Portal of Nations. In order to gain his freedom and marry the one he loves, he must find a fur trout.

Michael Gilroy (My Pictures Ltd) UK, 2012, 16m 39s Sisters Amy and Suzanne are on the run having escaped from a children’s home. They promise always to stick together but Suzanne has something far greater on her mind.

05

06

CHANCE OF RAIN

ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY

Philipp C. Wolter (The FilmGym) USA, 2012, 14m 4s As Jason ducks into a psychic parlour to escape the pouring rain, little does he know that he will have to make a choice that determines the course of his life and future.

Kawita Sareen (Independent) UK, 2012, 3m 52s A Valentine’s Day gesture goes horribly wrong when a dark secret between two women is revealed.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Venue: St William's College 1 Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Venue: According to McGee Time: 10:00 - 11:30

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02

BIRD

LOUP, Y ES-TU? (WOLF, ARE YOU HERE?)

Alasdair Bayne (Strange Films) Scotland, 2012, 12m 30s A bird lies dead in a hayfield. A boy finds it. A girl watches him. The consequences of their actions on this day will change them forever.

Xavier Sirven (Barney Production) France, 2012, 28m A cow mysteriously dies in a village. Camille, eight, discovers the dead body and tries to understand. Slowly she becomes suspicious about a farm worker whose behaviour disturbs her.

03

04

LIPSTICK

SEIN KAMPF

Carla Simon (London Film School) UK, 2013, 9m 5s Sophia and Oliver are siblings who enjoy playing at their grandma’s house while she sleeps. One day, they encounter death for the first time and have to deal with it on their own.

Jakob Zapf (neoPOL Film) Germany, 2013, 16m 39s Boris, a 16-year-old boy under the influence of his neo-Nazi brother witnesses the power of truth when listening to a survivor of Auschwitz giving a talk in school.

05 A LITTLE FARTHER Nikan Nezami (Independent) Iran, 2012, 29m A blind girl and her friend take a trip to a miraculous spring in a outland village to be cured. A man from the village is coming to the city with his family to visit a doctor.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 16:15 - 17:15

01

02

I YAM WHAT I YAM… L’INVENZIONE

MAN VS SAND

Peter Sant (Independent) Malta / UK, 2013, 29m 32s I Yam What I Yam… L’invenzione  is centred around the collision of two films originally shot on the same location – Emidio Greco’s L’invenzione di Morel (1974) and Robert Altman’s Popeye (1980).

Prano Bailey-Bond (NonPop Productions) UK, 2012, 9m Post-apocalyptic short film inspired by Theatre of the Absurd, offering a satirised view of the live-to-work ethic. Originally based on a letter about the economic crisis.

03

04

ANFANG JUNI (JUNE BEGINS)

MY FOREST

Kerstin Neuwirth (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) Germany, 2012, 11m Women of different generations act wordlessly in a large garden. What are the relations between the various people. How does the elusive man come into it? Is it possible to escape?

Sébastien PINS (Independent) Belgium, 2012, 6m 55s With the view of a child, travel throughout the forest to discover its magic, its mysteries, its meetings and the unique relation that man can have with nature.

05

06

HÄROMDAGEN (THE OTHER DAY)

SOFT TOFFEE

Sofia Wickman (Independent) Netherlands / Sweden, 2013, 5m 54s What is it to know a father? Behind our given roles, there is an entire world we might never have access to. Perhaps that’s OK.

Duncan Cowles / Anita Norfolk (Edinburgh College of Art) UK, 2012, 3m 24s If your memories change - does your past change? The reliability of memory is questioned in this short film about a woman trying to remember a past love.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 15:00 - 16:00

01

02

3020 LAGUNA ST. IN EXITUM

CONSUELO

Ashley Rodholm / Joe Picard (Independent) USA, 2013, 10m Filmed in a site-specific installation, 3020 Laguna St. In Exitum  is a short experimental film that explores the art created out of a home scheduled for demolition.

Paul Johnson (Independent) UK / Peru, 2013, 19m 20s The story of a young Peruvian dancer trying to pursue her dreams in the harsh world of the largest river city in the Amazon jungle.

03

04

STREETS IN THE SKY

COMPARTMENT TEN

Leon Seth (Independent) UK, 2012, 11m An atmospheric documentary that encompasses memory, loss and transition. The film meditates on the design of social environments, and the ideals and intentions of the architects.

Jason Tovey (Independent) UK, 2013, 8m 59s On a train travelling through the night, a man is warned by a stranger about a checkpoint and the sinister indoctrination that is taking place in that part of the country.

05

06

I WON’T BE YOUR MIRROR

DREAM BIGGER DREAMS

Franco Franchini (Independent) USA, 2011, 13m 53s The last prototypes of the human race exist only by taking pictures of themselves. No objects, no buildings, no trash in this world, only the digital representation. What story could they tell?

Sandro Miller (One Eye Shut Productions) USA, 2013, 2m 2s Dream Bigger Dreams  is a compilation from eight films created for Nick Cave. The films originally were created for an exhibition which Cave was having in Lille, France.

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: According to McGee Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 10:00 - 11:00

01

02

PREHISTORIA

ARTERIAL

Hakan Can (Apartment Blue Factory) Germany, 2011, 21m Prehistoria tells the story of a man who plunges into his woebegone memories to overcome the pain that the unfaithfulness of his former lover has caused.

Christopher Ian Smith (Modern Moving Image) UK, 2013, 9m 53s In the industrial hinterland of England, Benjamin encounters a girl. Arcadian and beautiful, she offers escape from his lonely, repetitive life. But is she human? And does she even exist?

03

04

A ROOST FOR EVERY BIRD

UNTITLED, 2013

Jack Wormell (Independent) UK, 2012, 5m 42s A friend of mine likes to make sweeping statements about London like “In South London you can’t get a good kebab”, exploring the notion of place.

Anna Blandford / Anna Valdez Hanks (Fallen Films Ltd.) Colombia / UK, 2013, 9m 3s When a gallery in London shows photographs of Colombian street prostitutes, the moral problems caused by their creation are ignored.

05

06

THE SILK SILENCE OF THE WILD COTTON CANDY

IMPOSSIBLE SHOES

Nina Caspari (Independent) Belgium, 2012, 9m 45s Back in the time of a child, inside the head of a young woman. A surreal mix of dream and reality. Memories, wishes and dreams are confronting the present.

Melodie Roulaud (Anomalous Visuals) UK, 2012, 4m Starring paraplegic model and artist Sophie Morgan, this short film explores the dichotomy of shoes that are impossible to walk in and feet that cannot walk.

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EXPERIMENTAL SCREENING 4

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: According to McGee Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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02

FLICKER

HERE AND AWAY

Bouha Kazmi (Independent Films) UK, 2013, 10m 50s A beautiful and fragmented story of loss and selfdiscovery following a vulnerable drifter girl as she treads desolate hollow ground trying to find her direction.

Meena Nanji (Ecesis Films Inc) USA / India, 2012, 10m 38s A boy’s experience as he contemplates the world around him, the wonder and mystery of nature, the confusion of changing times and people, and the possibilities of the future.

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LONDONERS

ONE DAY BERLIN

Joseph Ernst (Gladis Haralski Ltd / Channel 4) UK, 2012, 11m A vintage film about modern day London, which was shot entirely on a 100-year-old wooden hand-cranked 35mm camera, depicting today as if it were 100 years ago.

Nicolas Dusollier (Independent) France / Germany, 2012/2013, 16m 7s Sven is a young and successful German writer. A group of people engage him in a discussion on his last project, resulting in an aesthetic experience.

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PARASITE CHOI

TWIXT

Damien Steck (OUKA Studio / SR Partners) France / UK, 2012, 10m 1s Parasite Choi  unfolds by depicting that last fight of the last human being is against itself … Something inside us wants to go away ... be ready!

Majid Bagheri / Anna Kraulis (Independent) Canada, 2011, 4m 23s Twixt imagines a realm of shadow-like spirits, exploring the fragile space between absence and presence. Featuring dancers Philippa Myler and Lindsey Ridgway, and music by Zoë Keating.

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EXPERIMENTAL SCREENING 5

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: According to McGee Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 11:15 - 12:15

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ELON + EMMANUELLE

LUZ MOB: HUERFANO

Natalie Galazka (Natalie Galaxy Inc.) Canada, 2012, 7m 35s This magical realism tale unravels a chance encounter between strangers, their merging imaginations and falling in love without words.

Jeff Bernier (Greenhorn Productions) USA, 2013, 5m 42s A lone man’s search for the perfect sound leads him on an unexpected journey. This experiment in field recording takes Luz from the wilds of Colorado to the wilder city.

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LANDSCAPE DUET

ROOFTOP

Pierre Larauza (t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e) Belgium / Hong Kong, 2012, 12m 20s This wordless film implicitly denounces through dance the environmental issue of over-urbanism, which little by little erases the natural landscape in many important cities.

Mette Mærsk (Independent) Denmark, 2013, 7m 38s Music video for the Danish band Travelling Tribes. Rooftop  is from their debut album, Everything Seems to Change. The band is one of the upcoming names in the Roskilde Festival 2013 line-up.

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THE ART OF DEFINING ME

NUMB CEREMONY

Seeta Patel / Kamala Devam (Independent) UK, 2013, 15m In a tick box society where identity has become a commodity, this dance film takes a humorous look at how artists are influenced by the expectations and definitions placed upon them.

Ninja Miori / Hannes Hagstrand (Ninja Miori Film) Sweden, 2011, 4m 53s Numb Ceremony  is a short abstract film about a state just after losing someone and before the grief comes, when it is impossible to understand what has happened.

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EXPERIMENTAL SCREENING 6

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Venue: According to McGee Time: 11:15 - 12:15

Venue: St William's College 2 Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: According to McGee Time: 11:45 - 12:45

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02

TEA FOR TWO

THE DOWNFALL

Max Rogers (Beautiful Movements Productions) UK, 2013, 13m 16s Doris is a downtrodden housewife played by Kimberly Wyatt. She is a dreamer who longs for the attention she deserves from the man of her dreams.

Andreas Melcher / Christian Meyerholz (Independent) Germany, 2012, 3m 30s Dubstep performers Symbiz describe a system doomed by its constant need for growth in their music video. The Downfall is an experimental film using new production techniques.

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MOTION SICKNESS

ALTER EGO

Jessica Kennedy / John McIlduff (Independent) Ireland, 2012, 10m 25s Multi award winning film about escape and rejection. A marching band rehearses in a car park. A flock of crows lie dead in the wind. Three people sit in a car.

Rusch Meyer (Robert Staffl / Simon Ruschmeyer) Germany, 2012, 4m 10s Diving through the mind’s eye, sifting debris of the splintering conscious, lurking in chambers of hope and memory, stealing dominion in fragile reality. Both collide, who shall prevail?

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POLYSTYRENE DREAMS

HALF THE HEART

Jack Exton (The Northern Film School) UK, 2012, 10m A love story that demonstrates one woman’s fascination with her creation and the imperfections that make it unique. Observing the inner workings of the factory that creates these human objects.

Andreas Rochholl (KADMOS Produktion) Germany, 2012, 12m 52s A poetic musical film featuring a soprano, a Deaf angel, a worker, 2 horses and a central train station. What is the mystery of the moment? When in daily life is a melody fathered in one’s mind?

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ASFF 2013 Programme  

An established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent...