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The 2018 Programme 5/8

The Atrium Building, First Floor - Saturday October 20th

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Original Sin - US (Slot L 10am -11.30m)

Foreign Language Feature - Director, Jean Lee

Friday, October 19, 2018

An absurdist, Spanish-language rom com about a sexually frustrated woman, her uptight husband, and a freewheeling artist who form an unlikely love triangle with unpredictable results.

Say My Name - Wales (Slot L 11.30am - 1pm)

Welsh Feature Film - Director, Jay Stern

Friday, October 19, 2018

When a one-night stand gets interrupted by a robbery, two complete strangers are forced to navigate the seedy underbelly of a sleepy Welsh isle in order to get back their stolen property.  Along the way, their opposite personalities and differing outlooks on life bring them to a boiling point. This indie romantic comedy written by British comedienne Deborah Frances-White, invites viewers along on the duo's night of unwanted self-discovery, that will have the couple either hating or loving each other by the morning.

GOLDEN FIVE - The Former Yugolsav Republic of Macedonia (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Foreign Language Feature - Director, Goran Trenchovski

Friday, October 19, 2018

Maki, Kata and Jiji are loyal friends who believe in their youthful ideals. However, when Maki and Kata announce their engagement, Jiji becomes jealous. In the period of communist liquidations, there is an unsolved murder of five students, one of them being Maki. 65 years later, Alavantie, as a witness and a researcher, returns to his homeland with the "Golden Five" dossier. His secrets and knowledge bring additional tension in Kata's and Jiji's married life.

The Smell of Petrol - UK (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Short Film - Director, Branko Tomovic

Friday, October 19, 2018

Single Mum Jackie works as a human trafficker for illegal immigrants. She faces an unbearable task when she is confronted with a refugee baby.

Swansea Abscess - Wales (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Short Film - Director, Ruairi Edwards

Friday, October 19, 2018

Girl And A Scar - UK (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Critics Choice - Director, David Cave

Friday, October 19, 2018

A self-harming Goth girl suffers a psychological trauma where her dark, fantastic journey within allows her to find self-acceptance within her life.

Public Domain - Canada (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Critics Choice - Director, Jason Britski

Friday, October 19, 2018

"Public Domain" is a found footage project made from public domain archival material that is an exploration, and a reaction to the turbulent times we find ourselves in.

Sayang - Wales (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Short Film - Leysha Al-yahya

Friday, October 19, 2018

What is home? Is it the borders our governments put up or is it a sense of comfort we can return to? Sayang discusses this question through Ana, a young Malaysian woman. Ana collects potted plants of all kinds of sizes that she keeps in the apartment she shares with Mindy, her British girlfriend. Ana is someone stuck in between. In between here and there, Malaysia and Cardiff, reality and daydreams but when she decides to ignore the one thing close to Mindy in their apartment, it forces them to come to terms with their one sided relationship.

Showtime - UK (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Short Film - Director, Conor Boru

Friday, October 19, 2018

Two small timers, anxiously await the biggest job of their lives. But can they hold their nerve? 

The Iris Echo UK (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Short Film - Directors, Edward Wilkes, Tristram Giff

Friday, October 19, 2018

NEW SLAVOSKI, a secretive and ruthless totalitarian state ruled under the iron fist of the beloved 'Dear Leader'.
Hermes, a low ranking state 'Reader' is invisible like most of the working class. Growing increasingly frustrated with the hardship of her existence, she begins to question the truthfulness of her broadcasts to the nation.  Roaming the airwaves in search of answers, Hermes is lead down a dangerous path... sealing her fate and sowing the seeds of revolution.

Radial - Spain (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Foreign Language Short - Josa Antonio Muela

Friday, October 19, 2018

Salva witnesses the murder of his mother on his birthday. From that moment he will live through the tragedy and nightmare that comes with revenge.


Trentside - UK (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Short Film - Director, Charlie Delaney

Friday, October 19, 2018

After discovering a disturbing super 8 film reel, a troubled skateboarder's world starts to fall apart as he becomes unable to differentiate reality from hallucination.

WHITE - UK (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

Short Film - Director, David Moya

Friday, October 19, 2018

White Man arrives at the Transition Centre Plus after dying of food poisoning in a cruise. There he is informed that he cannot be white in his next life. This triggers a ridiculous but insightful conversation about what it is to be white and its undeserved privileges.


The Things I Will Not Miss - UK (Slot M 1.30pm - 3pm)

F Rated Films - Directors, Jessica Palmarozza, George Kenwright

Friday, October 19, 2018

A short comedy about giving things up.

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