We're excited to reveal details of all 10 Sunderland Shorts screenings!

Check out details of our 10 screenings below!

We're doing things a little differently this year, with screenings organised in to genres. So if you're a comedy fan or horror buff, it's easier to see the films you like.

Please be aware that as our shorts are not classified we recommend that our content is only suitable for ages 18+

We're also kicking off with free mixed preview screenings showing local student talent, and the best of last year's festival to give you a taste of what's to come.

And to close the festival on Saturday night we'll be revealing our Jury's top films, as well as our audience favourite award!

Each screening is around 90 minutes in length, but not all screenings have the same number of films.

Wednesday 2 May

Free Preview Screenings

Young and Emerging #1

18:00, Wednesday 2 May, The Peacock

Timer, Iron, Sinew

TIMBER, IRON, SINEW

Dir: Paul Gordon Emerson
Dance | 09:00 | UK/USA

Sunderland's shipbuilding heritage celebrated in dance and contemporary music.

Boot

Boot

Dir: Ryan Ogden
Drama | 02:59 | UK/NE

A petty thief finds more than he bargained for in an abandoned car.

Pigeongrove

Pigeongrove

Dir: Ruby Blake
Doc | 07.30 | UK/NE

The importance of pigeons to the tiny community of Skinningrove.

Younique

YOUnique

Dir: Katie Stubbs
Drama | 06:16 | UK/NE

The short short shows how anyone can get pulled into joining friendship groups and hide their identities or pretend not to like things just to fit in with a certain crowd.

Nirvana

Nirvana

Dir: Altea Claveras
Animation | 02:48 | UK

Nirvana is a poen written by Charles Bukowski that tells a story about estrangement and impermanence, of the beauty and simplicity hidden in overlooked moments.

Companion

Companion

Dir: Sam Gannie
Drama | 06:36 | UK/NE

Tom is a 69 year old pensioner and grieving the recent loss of his wife. Tom's daughter Susan recognises Tom's loneliness and grief and decides to get him a companion.

A Great Machine

A Great Machine

Dir: Liam Pearson
Art/Exp | 03:04 | UK/NE

Coinciding with a seeming rise in populism in the west, this piece plays on the themes of history repeating itself, and through two counterposing styles, blends them into a brutalist pastiche of propoganda.

Home

Home

Dir: Daniel Richardson
Thriller | 09:13 | UK/NE

A girl is not as alone as she thinks in this experimental horror film.

N.E.P.K.

N.E.P.K.

Dir: Robert Kilburn
Doc | 07:31 | UK/NE

This short documentary provides a snapshot of the North East Parkour community.

A Dog's Best Friend

A Dog's Best Friend

Dir: Hannah Rollins
Animation | 01:00 | UK/NE

What matters most to your dog.

The Sycamore Gap

The Sycamore Gap

Dir: Lucy Rose
Drama | 10:00 | UK/NE

The Sycamore Gap is a film is set in 1841 and heavily involves the politics of race, class, sexuality and gender, following the affair of a maid, 'Mina' with the lady of the house, Clara'.

Young and Emerging #2

19:30, Wednesday 2 May, The Peacock

Venus

Venus

Dir: Faye Carr-Wilson
Doc | 05:40 | UK/NE

Venus is a short documentary dealing with issues of disability and female empowerment through its subject, Venus Dimilo, a drag entertainer.

I Wish I Had

I Wish I Had

Dir: Becci Morgan
Drama | 08:19 |UK/NE

Made in two weekends by under 25 year olds from all around the North East.

Supported by Michael and Christine Heppell Fund, JP Morgan Fund and the North East Fund for the Arts through the Community Foundation of Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Jack in the Green

Jack in the Green

Dir: Georgia Cole
Thriller | 08:30 | UK/NE

When modern medicine fails Jack, his friends turn to the old ways as a last ditch attempt. But journeys like Jack's into the Green don't always go smoothly.

Folk horror film created by 13-19 year olds based at The Customs House, South Shields between September 2016 and April 2017.

Urgent

Urgent

Dir: Sarah Maxwell
Thriller | 02:59 | UK/NE

A man rushes home to meet his partner, who appears to be plotting against him.

Out

Out

Dir: Lauren McCaughey
Doc | 06:38 | UK/NE

Filmed in Newcastle upom Tyne in the North East of England, 'Out' explores the challenges faced by individuals when emerging into the LGBT community. Funny, candid and moving, four interwoven stories reveal how recent national and international events have cast a shadow on progress made over the last 40 years.

Eat Your Principles

Eat Your Principles

Dir: Ana Garcia Rico
Drama | 16:09 | UK

A misanthropic man is given one final chance of integration into the surrounding community through the naive benevolence of an avian friend.

Metal with Chickens of the Backyard

Metal with Chickens of the Backyard

Comedy | 01:30

Prisoner

Dir: Sel Maclean
Drama | 08:00 | UK/NE

During the war, two young soldiers from opposing sides find solace in each other's presence.

BasicBlues

BasicBlues

Dir: James A. Potts
Doc | 07:04 | UK

Roaming from open mic to open mic across Bournemouth, BasicBluesJones is a well known face at the bars and pubs across Bournemouth. BasicBlues offers an insight into his colourful history with music.

Dial A Ride

Tern

Dir: Alex Ayre
Documentary | 02:30 | UK/NE

Known as 'The Joker' in the martial arts scene, John Cairns is a buoyant young man with a fierce ambition. With his friends by his side and his roots firmly planted in his seaside surroundings, John must carry the wins and losses of young manhood on his shoulders as he chases his dreams.

Dreamer

Dreamer

Dir: Keelan Crawford
Art/Exp | 06:54 | UK

A short film dealing with loss, following an old man who travels into his dreams and collects memories of his life in the shape of photographs.

2017 Award Winners

21:00, Wednesday 2 May, The Peacock

Panic

Panic

Dir: James Cookson
Drama | 19:40 | UK

Dylan’s nightmares are becoming more real. He’s got to get away or he might not wake up. Jenny is all he lives for and he’ll do anything for them to escape.

Pebbles

Pebbles

Dir: Jonanthan Shaw
Drama | 14:55 | ROI

On her 50th Wedding Anniversary a woman returns to the Hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged Husband return to honor a promise?

Mordechai

Mordechai

Dir: Benjamin Bee
Comedy | 12:50 | UK

Daniel, an ultra orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years; Mordechai’s ‘life choices’ were a bit too much for the family to handle. But today is the day of their father’s funeral...

Rhonna and Donna

Rhonna and Donna

Dir: Daina O. Pusic
Comedy | 14:40 | UK

How are you supposed to act when you are conjoined at the hip?.

And So Do I

And So Do I

Dir: Jana Younes
Dance | 13:00 | Lebanon

A man lost his wife while she was giving birth to his little girl. The trauma, even after 10 years, still causes him hallucinations. In his own bubble, he imagines his wife is still with him.

Innocence

Innocence

Dir: Samuel Dickinson & Alexander Challies
Thriller | 16:30 | UK/NE

Following the unexpected and tragic death of her mother, a young girl, Lily attempts to fight against her oppressive home life by delving deep into a self-created fantasy.

Glass House

Glass House

Dir: Erik Ivar Sæther & Nicolai Berg Hansson
Comedy | 11:34 | Norway

The past few months family man Jens have realized that he isn't happy. Luckily he has chosen the suitable time and place for spilling his guts, in this black comedy with a taste of salty duck breast.

The Driving Seat

The Driving Seat

Dir: Phil Lowe
Comedy | 09:10 | UK

One Saturday morning, a middle aged couple decide to make love in their car in the driveway to put a spark back in their marriage – only to find it has rather the opposite effect.

Thursday 3 May Opening night!

Festival Day 1

Comedy #1

18:00, Thursday 3 May, The Fire Station

Pricks

Pricks

Dir: Benjamin Bee
Comedy | 02:00 | UK/NE

94 year old Lily Bee has a message about what pricks potatoes can be... A super short comedy film from Benjamin Bee.

Perfect Breakfast

Perfect Breakfast

Dir: David Bornstein
Comedy | 05:45 | USA

A young professional strives to cook the perfect pair of eggs and goes completely mad in the process.

Game Night

Game Night

Dir: Jan Van Gorkum
Comedy | 15:00 | Netherlands

Liz meets the parents of her new boyfriend Pepijn during their regular game night, where Pepijn’'s mother Ingrid is calling the shots. What begins as an innocent game, quickly changes into a nightmare for Liz, when she clashes with Ingrid, who is determined to win the game at all costs.

Hot Lesbian Twins

Hot Lesbian Twins

Dir: Faye Ivy Smith
Comedy | 01:53 | UK/NE

One gay female couple are sick of being sexualised and fetishised for and by men. And they have a plan to stop it. Accompany them to their own world of Pride.

Backstage

Backstage

Dir: Robert Carr & Richard Scott
Comedy | 08:54 | UK/NE

Community Centre Wrestling Star "The Medium" is going out with a bang for his final ever fight. Little did he know he'd be fighting before he reaches the ring. Now he must convince newcomer "The Flyswatter" to face him, the crowd, and his stage fright.

There’s Something About the Virgin Mary

There’s Something About the Virgin Mary

Dir: Kevin McSorley
Comedy | 12:15 | UK/NE

Johnny Davis struggles to attract customers to his empty village bar. With the threat of losing his livelihood looming large, Johnny locks himself away to become a Flair Bartending Cocktail King in an attempt to win his customers back and to inadvertently save the day for the village church.

Rag Dolls

Rag Dolls

Dir: Justin & Kristin Schaack
Comedy | 04:12 | USA

Playtime turns into uncontrolled shenanigans when a child discovers rag dolls in an antique chest. Her imagination runs wild, but for the dolls' real-life doppelgängers, self-control is out of their hands.

Call Me Alvy

Call Me Alvy

Dir: Alexei Slater
Comedy | 10:20 | UK

When Bar Mitzvah boy Brian Silver becomes obsessed with Woody Allen, his mother Judith goes to great lengths to make sure the big day goes smoothly.

Drama #1

20:00, Thursday 3 May, The Fire Station

Candice

Candice

Dir: George Watson
Drama | 10:00 | UK

Over the course of one fateful night in East London, thirty-something Candice learns that first impressions are not always everything.

The Sycamore Gap

The Sycamore Gap

Dir: Lucy Rose
Drama | 10:00 | UK/NE

In 1841, a maid working in a household enters an affair with the lady of the house, the concequences of which, if it were to be discovered, could force them apart and so, a difficult decision must be made.

Growing up Sucks

Growing up Sucks

Dir: Diane Chaplin
Drama | 02:48 | UK/NE

The 'change' has finally come for teenager Annette in this quirky drama from filmmaker Diane Chaplin. But getting her period isn't quite what she expected when Annette finds herself craving blood...

A Place for Everything

A Place for Everything

Dir: Barnaby Boulton
Drama | 20:00 | UK/NE

Whilst searching for his lost stapler, an ordinary man discovers the lost and found of the universe, and must work with the mysterious caretaker to recover what he has lost.

Tour

Tour

Dir: Fin McMorran
Drama | 03:37 | UK/NE

Life is a treadmill...full of cycles, limitations and repetitions but whose hand is turning the wheel? After an accidental escape, will our hero find anything better? and what does all this signify? A short animation (without dialogue) inspired by a clockwork tin toy.

The Inuring

The Inuring

Dir: James Hughes
Drama | 09:58 | UK

A bullied teenage girl finally confronts her sister to drag their fractured past out into the light.

Tidal Wave

Tidal Wave

Dir: Christi Bertelsen
Drama | 02:30 | USA

Tidal Wave is a hand-drawn animated short memoir about letting go of a dream while envisioning what could have been.

The Wedding Song

The Wedding Song

Dir: Thia Schuessler & Rex New
Drama | 13:01 | USA

When bride-to-be Mae hits a wall writing a song for her future husband, she solicits the guidance of her musician friend Johnnie, who helps her find the inspiration she was lacking.

Strays

Strays

Dir: Aaron Dunleavy
Drama | 03:24 | UK

Inspired by a specific street set for demolition in his hometown of Blackburn and a passion for working with young talent, Aaron Dunleavy has created a dark and unsettling vision of a world where children have been abandoned by grown-ups and the state...

Down and Out

Down and Out

Dir: Natalie Kennedy
Drama | 19:30 | UK

"Billy has had people stare at him all of his life on account of him having Down Syndrome. Danny is Billy’s brother and the two couldn't be more different. While one fights for independence, the other fights for survival in a difficult world. Both will have to confront their personal demons on a fateful day in Blackpool that will leave them both changed forever.

Friday 4 May

Festival Day 2

Documentary

17:30, Friday 4 May, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Venus

Dir: Faye Carr-Wilson
Documentary | 5:40 | UK/NE

Venus is a short documentary dealing with issues of disability and female empowerment through the subject, Venus Dimilo; a drag performer.

Pigeongrove

Pigeongrove

Dir: Ruby Blake
Doc | 07.30 | UK/NE

The importance of pigeons to the tiny community of Skinningrove.

N.E.P.K.

N.E.P.K - North East Parkour

Dir: Robert Kilburn
Documentary | 7:31 | UK/NE

This short documentary provides a snapshot of the North East Parkour community.

Little Rebel

Little Rebel

Dir: Aimie Vallat & Guido Ronge
Documentary | 9:48 | USA

Little Rebel is about Isatou Jallow — a remarkable West African woman from The Gambia, and now Seattle, Washington resident. Since seeking asylum in the USA in 2012, Isatou has pursued graduate degrees at the University of Washington Law School while she continuously advocates for women, asylees and people with disabilities. Dimensions of Isatou’s epic journey — from her origins and physical hardships to scholarship, becoming a lawyer and leader, demonstrating an ultimate resiliency and altruism — are deeply human, harrowing, transcendent, tenacious... and part of the American immigrant story.

Jordan Casteel Paints her Community

Jordan Casteel Paints her Community

Dir: Orian Barki
Documentary | 9:41 | USA

Celebrated New York City-based artist artist Jordan Casteel paints vibrant large scale portraits, making visible the often unrepresented humanity of Black men. This film follows Jordan as she travels from a brunch at her aunt's Harlem home to a studio visit with university students to an informal hangout with friends and finally back to the streets of Harlem.

BasicBlues

BasicBlues

Dir: James A. Potts
Documentary | 7:04 | UK

Roaming from open mic to open mic across Bournemouth, BasicBluesJones is a well known face at the bars and pubs across Bournemouth. BasicBlues offers an insight into his colourful history with music.

Bearpark

Bearpark - Paul's Story

Dir: Will Stewart
Documentary | 2:45 | UK/NE

Paul grew up with a reputation as a fighter, more outside of the ring than in, and worked an honest job as a supermarket security guard. Paul's intentions were always good, but it wasn't until he found the Unity Gym and became a boxing coach that he really started having an impact on peoples lives.

Dial A Ride

Dial - A - Ride

Dir: Tom Huntingford
Documentary | 17:11 | UK/NE

Journeying through rural South Wales, passengers on a community bus reveal all the joys, challenges and quirks of growing old. Set in the Brecon Beacons this is a funny, heartwarming documentary capturing life on board a Dial-A-Ride bus.

Dial A Ride

Tern

Dir: Alex Ayre
Documentary | 02:30 | UK/NE

Known as 'The Joker' in the martial arts scene, John Cairns is a buoyant young man with a fierce ambition. With his friends by his side and his roots firmly planted in his seaside surroundings, John must carry the wins and losses of young manhood on his shoulders as he chases his dreams.

Drama #2

19:30, Friday 4 May, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Space Girls

Space Girls

Dir: Carys Watford
Drama | 09:50 | UK/NE

During a sleepover, four space-obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. When Dad returns home, what will become of their mission?

Ecstasy

Ecstasy

Dir: Kitty Frobenius
Drama | 15:44 | Norway

A 75 year-old widow, crippled by grief, seeks unconventional solace by traveling across town to buy drugs.

Rendez-vous

Rendez-vous

Dir: Jimmy Boutry & Thibaud Chaufourier
Drama | 02:10 | France

In a manor out of time, a man begins to paint a canvas.

Saving Santa

Saving Santa

Dir: Keith O'Grady
Drama | 17:30 | NI/UK

A little girl by the name of Ruby Fair, is still dealing with her mother's death when she comes across a seemingly destitute man in the street. He's a street drinker who bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. Despite his protestations, she takes great comfort in helping him.

Night Bus

Night Bus

Dir: Ben Phillips
Drama | 03:18 | UK

A short film that combines live action and animation to tell the story of a man's imagination spiralling out of control when he thinks he has seen the girl of his dreams on the last bus home.

Wombat

Wombat

Dir: Emily Grew
Drama | 08:56 | UK

As a couple settle down for the night, masked emotions from a recent trauma emerge. Written by Jay Moussa-Mann, this short film tackles the difficult and somewhat taboo topic of early miscarriage, from the perspectives of both parents.

Boot

Boot

Dir: Ryan Ogden
Drama | 02:59 | UK/NE

A petty thief finds more than he bargained for in an abandoned car.

Once upon a Dream

Once upon a Dream

Dir: Anthony Nion
Drama | 13:25 | Belgium

When Valentin meets Ludivine, he is convinced she's the girl he has been dreaming of for the past weeks... Litteraly, the girl of his dreams! Only, Ludivine has a feeling this boy meet girl scenario will take a nightmarish turn...

Burning Grief

Burning Grief

Dir: Mike Donaghy
Drama | 04:22 | UK

Three sisters deal with grief in their own different ways during a journey to a heritage railway station.

Chippy Tea

Chippy Tea

Dir: Will Herbet
Drama | 14:00 | UK

An ordinary Friday night and as usual the Railton sisters are having their traditional Chippy Tea – Secrets boiling under the surface and an unwanted guest mean that the usual Friday supper is turned on its head and things emerge that will change lives forever.

Sci-Fi/Horror

22:00, Friday 4 May, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

9023

9023

Dir: Sotiris Petridis & Tania Nanavraki
Sci-Fi/Horror | 07:35 | Greece

In response to a severe nationwide famine, the government allows non-productive citizens to be eaten.

Quiver

Quiver

Dir: Shayna Connelly
Sci-Fi/Horror | 13:41 | USA

Suzanne’s grief transcends the boundaries of the natural world and arouses a primordial being. She courts this ghost, using intellect and desire to forge a union between them.

Adrift

Adrift

Dir: Will Crerar
Sci-Fi/Horror | 03:13 | UK/NE

A boy, lost in space, on the cusp of change but afraid to move forward.

Emoticon Man

Emoticon Man

Dir: Panagiotis Kountouras
Sci-Fi/Horror | 15:00 | Greece

In a world where everybody wears emoticon masks, Nick meets Sophie, a woman that dares to express her feelings through her own face. The life of Nick will drastically change by having feelings that emoticons cannot describe.

Adam.exe

Adam.exe

Dir: Lucie Rigby & Elsa Hunter-Weston
Sci-Fi/Horror | 01:53 | UK

What is the value of human life? And what if you could bid for it? These are the questions that filmmakers Lucie Rigby and Else Hunter-Weston ask in this visually striking short film that examines how the value of human life has been altered by a modern society driven by technology and social media.

#NotAlone

#NotAlone

Dir: Sotiris Petridis & Dimitris Tsakaleas
Sci-Fi/Horror | 05:00 | Greece

A teenage girl takes a selfie while she is home alone and tries to upload it to her social media account, but soon she realizes that she is #NotAlone...

Transmission

Transmission

Dir: Tom Hancock
Sci-Fi/Horror | 17:26 | UK

Welcome To Britannia. Together We Stand Alone.

Saturday 5 May

Festival Day 3

Art/Experimental

14:30, Saturday 5 May, The Looking Glass

Dreamer

Dreamer

Dir: Keelan Crawford
Art/Experimental | 06:54 | UK/NE

A short film dealing with loss, following an old man who travels into his dreams and collects memories of his life in the shape of photographs.

Box Red

Box Red

Dir: Ako Mitchell
Art/Experimental | 07:56 | UK

Things grow increasingly bizarre and disturbing when an arcane archaic annual family ritual reaches new heights of absurdity and the family maid decides to act.

Run Boy Run

Run Boy Run

Dir: Ayanda Ndlovu
Art/Experimental | 02:16 | UK/NE

Through an expressive combination of dance, spoken word and dramatic reconstruction, artists Yandass Ndlovu explores the fear and uncertainty she experienced during a late night encounter with a stranger.

Mind in Move

Mind in Move

Dir:
Art/Experimental | 00:00 | UK

Synopsis coming soon.

Business is Brutal

Business is Brutal

Dir: Jack Thomson
Art/Experimental | 03:04 | UK/NE

The norms of business negotiations are challenged to the limit in this thrilling and energetic dance film from choreographer Jack Thomson.

Galvanize

Galvanize

Dir: Akeim Toussaint Buck
Art/Experimental | 02:39 | UK/NE

Multi-disciplinary artist Akeim Toussaint Buck combines spoken word, dance and portraiture to create a warm-hearted call for people to set aside their differences and celebrate the universal elements that unite all of us.

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Wild

Dir: Beth Harrison
Art/Experimental | 01:44 | UK/NE

A variety of filming techniques make up this experimental short that explores the sensuality of our relationship with nature, and how it can help free us from the tensions and pressures of modern life.

A Life Hereafter

A Life Hereafter

Dir: Jack Benjamin Gill
Art/Experimental | 02:52 | UK/NE

Witness the final fleeting hours in the half-life of a figure tormented by both his past and unrelenting future.

Commissioned by Random Acts and the UK Arts Council, in association with Channel 4.

A Great Machine

A Great Machine

Dir: Liam Pearson
Art/Experimental | 03:04 | UK/NE

A Great Machine' comes from Zamyatin's 1921 novel 'We'. The basis on which Orwell wrote '1984' and much like Room 101, the machine strips unorthodoxy and free thought.

Ghost Beats

Ghost Beats

Dir: Brent Barson
Art/Experimental | 03:16 | USA

A ghost story about exclusion and acceptance, and the power of music and dance.

Illuminated

Illuminated

Dir: Eleanor Edwards
Art/Experimental | 02:38 | UK

In this dynamic and stylish 3D animation, artist Eleanor Edwards explores the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder on the highs and lows of the creative process.

Staccato

Staccato

Dir: Bella Spencer
Art/Experimental | 01:48 | UK

Science and art marry in Bella Spencer’s Staccato, a short animation inspired by Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. Imagining what the effects of a seizure can have on a person’s emotions, Spencer explores the paradoxical beauty of the biology behind the destructive condition. Bella Spencer is a neuroscience student at King’s College London.

Nirvana

Nirvana

Dir: Altea Claveras
Art/Experimental | 02:48 | UK

Hand drawn animation - charcoal on paper. Nirvana is a poen written by Charles Bukowski that tells a story about estrangement and impermanence, of the beauty and simplicity hidden in overlooked moments.

Thriller

16:30, Saturday 5 May, The Looking Glass

Of Men and Mice

Of Men and Mice

Dir: Gonzague Legout
Thriller | 20:10 | France

In the heart of Detroit city. As the economic crisis continues to bite, two former employees of a car plant decide to rob the Motorcity Bank, but find themselves trapped by the police. Negotiations will take an unexpected turn.

Black Tea

Black Tea

Dir: Marco Papadopoulos
Thriller | 13:41 | Germany

The nameless protagonist drives with his white car through the empty streets of the 60s. He is sweating for it is a sunny and hot day in an unknown village. Suddenly another car appears behind him and starts following him without an apparant reason. A dangerous race develops.

Nick

Nick

Dir: Jack Levy
Thriller | 14:00 | UK

John and Rebecca attend a gig in town only to find that the act, Nick, has some incredibly committed fans. As the crowd grow ever more animated, John and Rebecca find themselves going to great lengths to prove their devotion to the charismatic singer. A film about the dangers of peer pressure and mob mentality.

Hell's Bells

Hell's Bells

Dir: Luke Jeffery
Thriller | 13:48 | UK

Rosie Dean doesn’t look like a typical Morris dancer, but something about her local group has drawn her in to the extent that she has cut off all contact with her friends and family...

Foxhole

Foxhole

Dir: Caris Rianne
Thriller | 16:46 | UK

Sylvie escapes her abusive marriage by running away to a place known as Foxhole. However, her reasons for joining the cult may not be all that they appear to be.

The One I Adore

The One I Adore

Dir: Jason Seelmann
Thriller | 08:38 | Canada

A short about love lost and what some are willing to do to get it back.

Comedy #2

18:30, Saturday 5 May, The Looking Glass

Great Dane

Great Dane

Dir: James Webber
Comedy | 10:00 | UK

Two disparate souls come together on one strange day in the park with neither seeming to be quite who they claim to be.

The United Guys Network

The United Guys Network

Dir: Tabatha Golat
Comedy | 09:49 | Canada

Loving newlywed husband Paul Seger is making the other guys in the neighbourhood look bad. Time for The United Guys Network to step in and teach him how to be a 'real' husband.

After School

After School

Dir: Gisela Nadasy
Comedy | 13:42 | Sweden

Two couples meet at their children's school one night to plan a class outing. But things take an unexpected turn when they end up playing “spin the bottle” instead and become kids themselves.

In Defence of Sinning

In Defence of Sinning

Dir: Hannah Ruddle
Comedy | 02:40 | UK

It’s not easy being a Catholic, especially when it comes to masturbation. Hannah Ruddle’s darkly comic film follows one girl’s attempts to bring things to a climax despite her religious guilt!

I Did It In Cancun

I Did It In Cancun

Dir: Matthieu Moerlen
Comedy | 20:28 | France

Alfred is a constipated painter, he feels used and doesn’t paint anymore. While in transit in an airport, he goes to the bathroom and starts to have a vision that will free his inspiration.

Sunny and Gerd

Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning

Dir: DaCosta Bayley
Comedy | 05:35 | Canada

A whistle blows, signalling break time. Gerd sits in his favourite spot to enjoy his break and catch up on some reading. Unbeknownst to Gerd, his best friend Sunny is about to deny him any respite from the day’s grind.

Go with Him

Go With Him

Dir: Chris Billingham
Comedy | 07:57 | UK

For the past 15 years Jack has loved his best friend but has never told her how he really feels. Today, he is going to tell her.

2018 Award Ceremony & Award Winners Screening

20:00, Saturday 5 May, The Looking Glass

Join us on Saturday night to close our festival with the results of our category awards and audience favourite award.

The festvial team will present awards to any winning filmmakers in attendance, before a screening of the winning films themselves.

If you can only make one screening, and want to see the best of the best from across the festival, be here on Saturday!

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