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The 2018 Programme 6/8

The Pierhead Building - Sunday October 21st

Truth - United States (Slot N 10am - 12.30pm)

Feature Film - Director, Eric Paul Erickson

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In a country we all know... in a time we all fear.
Following a bloody revolution and civil war, former army officer Xavier Faraday is ushered into an interrogation room and chained up opposite Maria Ramses,his appointed representative for the fledgling government's Truth and Reconciliation Committee.
 

GSLV Mark3 - India (Slot N 10am - 12.30pm)

Foreign Language Short - Direrctor, Dinesh Kumar

Saturday, October 20, 2018

GSLV Mark3 is a two point of view narration told from a girl and also the ISRO team who wants to launch their GSLV mark 3 satellite into the space. There is a beautiful connect between girl and rocket which is about to launch.

Are You Volleyball?! - Islamic Republic of Iran (Slot N 10am - 12.30pm)

Foreign Language Short - Director, Mohammad Bakhshi

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can't keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.

Island of the Dolls - Mexico (Slot O 12.30pm - 2.45pm)

F Rated Film - Director, Sebastian Mantilla

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In 1957, murders occurred upon the infamous, 'Island of the Dolls', in Mexico. A modern-day British journalist, Emily, deceitfully takes an assignment in London to research and uncover the truth of the unspoken event. With the assistance of her photographer friend and several Mexican locals, they travel to the mysterious island, and soon discover the danger of which awaits them. Despite some spooky, sometimes threatening incidences, Emily is determined to crack the case. Will she accept the truth, before she too remains a doll.

Asphyxia - Italy (Slot O 12.30pm - 2.45pm)

Foreign Language Short - Director, Alessandra Angeli

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In the next future, Emily, Michael and Connor are forced to flee and take refuge in a mausoleum in ruins. They are led by a soldier, Ivan. From the headland we can see the half-ruined city. The refugees are preparing to set off to find their family members. Their memories waking and sleeping show us how they had to begin to live constantly with oxygen canisters and why they had to flee. A form of pollution, still unknown to all ordinary citizens, is multiplying its effects in the soil, in the water, in the air, and it's starting to shake the skies. The Earth's crust is suffering and reacts taking away the lifeblood: oxygen.

Farewell - Taiwan (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Foreign Language Short - Director, Hsu, Chung-Yen

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In the chilling winter, an old homeless person passed away at the park where he sought shelter. His homeless friend Guan is helpless to do anything for him. Therefore, Guan finds food and cigarettes  to comfort and worship his dead friend's spirit; meanwhile, Guan faces complicated feelings--the fear of ending up the same due to the world's cruelty.

Genesis - Islamic Republic of Iran (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Foreign Language Short - Director, Abtin Mozafari

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A fantasy short film with a critical point of view about the horrible situation in Syria.

Networking Event - (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Filmmakers networking

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A chance for exhibitors, industry professionals and filmmaker students to network.

Keith Williams - Working with the Legends (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Kasturi Anderson interviews Keith Williams about his work with some of the greatest names in music

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Keith is a scriptwriter from Neath in South Wales who has worked in London and Los Angeles on over fifty music videos, visualising songs for artists such as Olivia Newton-John, Elton John, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Tyler and directors including Taylor Hackford, Tobe Hooper, Russell Mulcahy and Ivan Reitman. Now based back home in Wales, Keith continues writing original screenplays for shorts and feature films, working as script consultant on other producers’ projects and directing music videos for local rock bands. He also and presents his stage show 'When Music Videos Ruled the World' at various venues around the World, most recently at the Voulmentin Lit Fest in Northern France.

Firmament - UK (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Short Film - Director, Mac Nixon

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A desolate farm in the middle of nowhere becomes plagued with lightning, prompting an inquisitive girl to chase the storms of her past.

Land of Steel - UK (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Short Film - Director, Chris Thomas

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Port Talbot steelworks have suffered many setbacks, closures and job losses in recent years, greatly effecting the local economy and community. We follow John (70) a retired worker and lifelong resident of Port Talbot as he runs familiar paths, contemplating the shadows of uncertainty as the future of Welsh steel hangs in a precarious balance.

Love is the Plan - UK (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Short Film - Director, Ben Vokes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In 'Love is the Plan...' we follow one individual as they retrace their life, searching for their loved ones across a seemingly deserted halcyon landscape. 'Love is the Plan...' is a spiritual, experimental, fantasy romance inspired by Bergman, Tarkovsky, Malick, Resnais, video games such as 'What Remains of Edith Finch' & 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' as well as the life and work of the writer Alice Sheldon aka James Tiptree Jr.

Maggie's Farm - UK (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Short Film - Director, Patrik Krivanek, Alexandros Mattei

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Maggie's gone. Her son Dave and husband James are left to decide what to do with the family farm, but they don't see eye to eye. 

Mumpsimus and Halcyon Discord - UK (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Short Film - Director, Rolf Klein

Saturday, October 20, 2018

If you are a young person experiencing mental ill health and homelessness, life is far from a walk in the park.
This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using the medium of the spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever view issues such as these in an objective way.
Rolf has experienced mental health issues and homelessness. He wants to use film to challenge our understanding of both. Rolf is a first time film maker. 

Red & The Kingdom Of Sound - UK (Slot P 12.30pm - 2.45pm)

Animation - Director, Phil Gomm

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Red & The Kingdom Of Sound is an animated adaptation of Benjamin Britten's 1945 composition, The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra.
Red & The Kingdom Of Sound visualises the symphony orchestra as a fantastical realm comprising fifteen different architectural districts deriving from the different musical instruments of the orchestra. Red, the animation's protagonist, personifies the new-comer to classical music as he makes his way through the distinctive musical terrains of Britten's orchestral landscape.

Shipwrecked - UK (Slot P 2.45pm - 5pm)

Animation - Director, Sabrina Marengo

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A castaway's lonely life takes an unexpected turn when an unfamiliar object gets washed up on the beach.

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