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2021

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3 Logical Exits

Mahdi Fleifel

A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians choose, in order to cope with life in the refugee camps.

Docs

Denmark

Bradford Cathedral

0:14:00

After The Incident

Pouria Heidary Oureh

A child named Ruhollah who decided to cope with the situation after an unfortunate incident and try to achieve his goals.

Docs, Feature

Iran

Theatre in the Mill

1:15:33

Bag Your Face

Keith Eyrich

"Taking the after-school special format and crashing it at high speed head-on with a whirligig of 90's VHS/video game/Nickelodeon trash imagery, Keith Eyrich's short Bag Your Face is pure Nuclear Nostalgia - The highly questionable neighborhood traveling amusement park ride you can't get off of." - Film Maudit 2.0

Avant-Garde

USA

The Record Cafe

0:20:08

COCOON

yavar darehzami

The short man, under the influence of the media, makes an artificial limb for himself, grows tall, comes out of his house, we see that everyone is short.

Narrative

Iran

Theatre in the Mill

0:08:19

Cutstein

Hamidreza Khosh-Bazan

Life of an editor who works for Islamic Republic of IRAN Broadcasting and feels like Frankenstein, creating a monster. Imaging of all movie sequences have been done with a cell phone.

Avant-Garde

Iran

Nightrain

0:10:47

JUMP

Rosa Crompton

Abandoned by his parents, a boy takes care of his younger brother Mattie as they fend for themselves in a council house in Sheffield. When the authorities come to take Mattie away, a desperation to retain control forces the boy to take Mattie and go on the run.

Narrative

UK

Boar & Fable

0:27:51

Material Bodies

Dorothy Allen-Pickard

A visceral and empathetic exploration of people’s relationship with their prosthetic limbs.

Docs

UK

Bradford Cathedral

0:04:22

Parting Frenzy

Ry Williams

On an impromptu tour of boyfriend, Lee's, newly inherited warehouse and would-be photography studio, Cate makes a confession of infidelity. But it plunges her into a desperate fight for her life when Lee tells her he already knew...and the doors locked.

Local, Narrative

UK

The Mill TV

0:12:05

Sleepless

Juan Pablo Daranas Molina

After her grandma passes away during her nap, a little girl fears she may never wake up again if she falls asleep.

Narrative

USA

Theatre in the Mill

0:07:30

Stoney Creation - "Repair"

Skyler Vander Molen

Life is filled with duality. High and low. Joy and sorrow. Happy and sad. Light can’t exist without darkness and people are an ever changing mix of both. Repair features Stoney Creation's journey through her shadows to integrate her various selves and learn who she truly is when she accepts all of her complexity.

Music Videos

USA

The Record Cafe

0:03:00

The Game

Roman Hodel

A whistle. The stands of the stadium get loud. The players protest angrily. The presenters follow the action on the field. In the middle of it, the referee. The whole stadium watches him. Now he has to decide and direct the energy of an entire stadium.

Docs

Switzerland

Boar & Fable

0:17:09

The Walk

Michael Jung

It’s early morning in the Frankfurt. A white horse appears, ambling towards the tram tracks – the tram stops and the driver gets out, talks affectionately to the horse, which ambles away slowly, the driver remounts and the tram – and rush hour, carries on. The horse has a card attached to its halter that reads: “My name is Jenny, I am not a runaway. I am just taking a walk. Thank you.”

Docs

UK

The Mill TV

0:12:18

9572

Takahiro Suzuki

An homage to early cinema. A flicker film of sorts. A collaboration with an industrial machine.

Avant-Garde

USA

Boar & Fable

0:05:30

Ain't No Time For Women

Sarra El Abed

Tunis, November 2019. A group of women is gathered at Saïda’s, the hairdresser, on the eve of the presidential election. The salon is transformed into a town square, mirroring the internal turmoil of the country. In this female sanctuary, we get an intimate look at the county’s teenage democracy.

Docs

Canada

Bradford Cathedral

0:19:04

Betsy

Alain Mercieca

A dark comedy about overcoming life's harsh fate.

Narrative

Canada

Nightrain

0:14:37

Cabaret Saltaire: Making my Mother Laugh

Danny Hardaker

Local, Docs

UK

Boar & Fable

0:24:59

Heaven Reaches Down to Earth

Tebogo Malebogo

After Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo - nothing will ever be the same between them.

Narrative

South Africa

The Mill TV

0:10:00

Laura Denver

Joao Iglesias, Antonia Cattan

Laura worked, studied, passed, succeeded. She has everything, but every day in the morning she gives up two minutes of living. Laura has been trying to fit in, and now that she has, something is not right. A constant feeling of discouragement and detachment. One day she decides to change her appearance, wants to be another Laura, but it doesn’t change much. From then on, strange things start to happen to her body.

Narrative

Brazil

The Record Cafe

0:12:43

Message From the Future

Dano Johnson

A time traveler tries to save the future. It doesn't go well.

Animation

USA

Boar & Fable

0:03:30

Portrait

Luc Foster

Portrait follows the confusion in the immediate aftermath of an attack through the lens of three mobile phones.

Local

UK

Bradford Cathedral

0:04:39

Snowy

Kaitlyn Schwalje , Alexander Lewis

Every November, co-Directors Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje eat Thanksgiving dinner at Alex's Aunt and Uncle’s house just outside of Philadelphia. And every November, they marvel at the fact that the family’s 4-inch-long pet turtle, Snowy, is still alive. Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve Snowy's life we ask: Is Snowy happy? And is Snowy even capable of experiencing happiness?

Docs

USA

The Mill TV

0:12:11

Support Group

Tim Walker

When support worker, Sally fails to turn up to run the weekly meeting, the role is left to the hapless Mandy. But is Mandy strong enough to calm the rising tensions in the group? And is she prepared for the real explanation for Sally's absence?

Local, Narrative

UK

Nightrain

0:14:21

The Hobbyhorser

Marc Coleman

The Finnish sport of Hobbyhorsing just got itself a British contender.

Narrative

UK

Boar & Fable

0:11:00

"Are You Okay?"

Ryan Cannon

"Are You Okay?" is a short film produced by Wonder Media in collaboration with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation to bring awareness to the effect of cyber-bullying among teens. This bystander story is told through the perspective of a 15-year old girl, Raquelle, who witnesses her classmate Noah being bullied. When doing the right thing transforms Raquelle from bystander to victim, she finds herself trapped in the same emotional quicksand of her peers. At an age when social acceptance weighs heavy and the stress of social media follows you home, Raquelle and Noah learn that no one can make it through alone. "Are You Okay?" explores the impact that reaching out can have on someone in crisis.

Animation

USA

The Mill TV

0:08:45

Absence of Emily

Taylor Nixon

After Rob's ex-girlfriend Emily unexpectedly dies, he foolishly takes the advice of his flatmate to fight her deadbeat father, discovering that he has his own mistreatment to hold himself accountable for.

Narrative

New Zealand

Theatre in the Mill

0:12:51

Alestorm - "Shit Boat (No Fans)"

Simon Norton

Official Music video for ALESTORM

Music Videos

Australia

The Record Cafe

0:01:15

Bug Farm

Lydia Cornett

Four distinct women in Central Florida bond over working with crickets, superworms, and roaches on an insect farm in the small town of LaBelle.

Docs

USA

Nightrain

0:13:55

Child of This Land

Nik Yousefi

A series of what ifs

Music Videos

Iran

The Record Cafe

0:02:00

In Isolation

Edmund C. Short

Three housemates are confined to their home during a severe military lockdown.

Narrative

UK

The Mill TV

0:10:00

Love is Just a Death Away

Bára Anna Stejskalová

A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay.

Animation

Czech Republic

The Record Cafe

0:11:30

Nuevo Rico

Kristian Mercado

A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price.

Avant-Garde, Animation

USA

Boar & Fable

0:16:00

Ruth & Safiya

Louisa Rose Mackleston

Local, Narrative

UK

Boar & Fable

0:14:32

Still Processing

Sophy Romvari

A box of stunning family photos awakens grief and lost memories as they are viewed for the first time on camera. Filmmaker Sophy Romvari documents her first-hand experience

Docs

Canada

Bradford Cathedral

0:17:00

Takeaway

Lou Sumray

A hand drawn tale inspired by the antics of the Bowerbird, that gives an insight into what really happens to all those disposable blue plastic forks

Local, Animation, Music Videos

UK

The Record Cafe

0:05:18

The Tooth Fairy

Chris Boylan

Dave has to care for daughter Gemma when his wife walks out. He's becoming a liability at his temporary council job despite old school friend Francesca's support. Can he keep it together to pay the bills, Gemma's school trip and now the tooth fairy?

Local, Narrative

UK

Nightrain

0:22:16