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The 2018 PROGRAMME 3/8

The Pierhead Building - Saturday October 20th

Faruq - Wales (Slot D 10.30am - 11.45am)

Short Film - Directors, Preston Kevan, Ben Warman

Friday, October 19, 2018

Glas/Blue - Wales (Slot D 10.30am - 11.45am)

Welsh Film - Director, Heledd Wyn Hardy

Friday, October 19, 2018

With a hollow heart and a screaming baby, Sarah sits in a bus shelter. The rain beats down. She has nowhere to go when Mrs Corliss sees her and takes her under her wing and gives her a place to stay. Sarah receives a key to Mrs Corliss’ family home. Sarah opens the door, not considering that it might be haunted.

Set on a cliff overlooking the west coast of Wales, this short film is about finding safety in a storm. The story reveals the tender relationship of love and loss between mother and daughter, and the understated understanding between strangers as they face ghosts in the darkness.

Journey - Wales (Slot D 10.30am - 11.45am)

Welsh Film (Exhibition) - Director, Al Jones

Friday, October 19, 2018

Short experimental exploration of the River Taff.

Attached - Wales (Slot E 11.45am - 2.00pm)

Critics Choice - Director, James Button

Friday, October 19, 2018

A conversation can be revealing. FRAMED is a noir animated short-film, which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.

Breathe - Wales (Slot E 11.45am - 2.00pm)

Welsh Film - Director, Marcelina Zwegrodzka

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Wall of Lyon - UK (Slot E 11.45am - 2.00pm)

F Rated - Director, Ashleigh Harley

Friday, October 19, 2018

Divided from the truth by ancient, towering walls, and abused by the reign of an outdated society; outlandish fantasist CASSINI seeks asylum in an unknown world beyond the man-made walls of an authoritarian regime.
Allegorical fantasy drama from debut writer and director Ashleigh Harley, The Wall of Lyon considers the divisions of society and our discernment of belief - when ultimately all our lives are only ever governed by our own convictions.
Ashleigh is the first female sufferer of rare genetic disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome to direct a film.

Oga Bolaji - Nigeria (Slot E 11.45am - 2.00pm)

Feature Film - Director, Kayode Kasum

Friday, October 19, 2018

Oga Bolaji is a story that is centered around the simple happy go luck life of a 40 year old retired musician (Gold Ikponmosa). His life takes a drastic turn when he crosses paths with a young girl. Perhaps it leads to the worst or  best part of his life.
Oga Bolaji showcases the resilient, ingenuity of the Nigerian spirit. The way we live, our pain, our limitations, yet we continue to strive, we continue to hope and we continue to dream. 

Dreaming in Voices - Lesotho (Slot F 2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Documentary - Director, Francois Verster

Friday, October 19, 2018

Lehlomela Tente puts a new face on classical composition and conducting. While this role has always been associated with European elite, who enjoy chamber music and operas, Lehlomela is leading a new evolution of an African musical community, merging the traditional role of composer and conductor with the upliftment of a poverty-ridden area of the kingdom of Lesotho. This unlikely combination comes alive in the performance of a spiritually uplifting mass by German- born classical composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, by the 85 members of the Serumela Amateur Community Choir - accompanied by a Johannesburg classical orchestra.

Living on a Dollar a Day - United States (Slot F 2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Documentary - Director, Thomas Nazario

Friday, October 19, 2018

This film is based on the making of the award-winning book, Living on a Dollar a Day. It follows the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renee C. Byer as she explores the personal experiences of women, children, and families who live in extreme poverty in ten countries around the world. Her acclaimed images, along with the book''s author, Professor Thomas Nazario's knowledge of the causes and effects of poverty, as well as other experts in their respective fields, help tell the stories of the daily lives of the poor. The film also highlights the efforts of everyday heroes around the world who work hard to help bring hope to some of those in the greatest need. This film is a must see for everyone who cares about global issues. Bay Area videographer George Rosenfeld accompanied Byer to four continents to capture the stories, the film was edited by Los Angeles-based four-time Emmy Award-winning video editor, Karlo Gharabegian. The film captures the work the extreme poor do in order to simply survive and speaks to their often-unrealized hopes and dreams. It brings into focus the daily struggles of one-sixth of the world's people who are often forgotten and live on less than a dollar a day. 

Rory Romantic - Wales (Slot F 2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Welsh Film - Director, Rhys Jones

Friday, October 19, 2018

Rory Romantic was once a bestselling author and superstar fitness coach. He now lives alone and works as a trainer for virtual reality gym classes. When he receives the visit of his number one fan Tanvi, he gets to relive fond memories of his past, but their relationship has deep roots and carries a profound life lesson for Rory.

Sanitiser - Wales (Slot F 2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Welsh Film - Director, Jay Powrie

Friday, October 19, 2018

‘With his marriage spiralling downwards, a mysterious box gives John the answers to questions he’d never dared to ask before’.

The Pianist - Wales (Slot F 2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Welsh Film - Director, Harrison Williams

Friday, October 19, 2018

The day in the life of the music producer, composer and pianist Jake Williams. This short film portrays aspects of the Jake’s production process, the overall tone and style of the film reflects the subject’s personality. The story tells us of a composer who has a passion for singing and playing piano.

TIDES - UK (Slot F 2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Short Film - Director, Ben Wicks

Friday, October 19, 2018

A woman reminisces about her life and the adventures she used to have. 

Unsent Letter - UK (Slot F 2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Short Film - Director, Christian Gordine

Friday, October 19, 2018

Unsent Letter takes inspiration from the heart-rending love letter written by a World War Two soldier to his lover. Its origins are poorly documented but it was initially discovered and first published in the ground breaking pro-gay publication, ONE magazine, in 1961. Today, the letter continues to remind its readers of what life was like for gay men serving at a time when homosexuality was met with abhorrent social and judicial contempt.

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