Thank you to everyone who joined our one year anniversary celebration last night! We couldn't have asked for a better crowd to celebrate it with, we hope you had a brilliant evening and made some great connections. Huge thanks to the people who made it possible: our team, volunteers, sponsors and partners! Check out the photos here.
Over the past year, we've screened 74 short films and we chose eight of them to be screened again yesterday - congrats to the filmmakers! We had a variety of short films, including UK and international films, comedy and animation. Some are available to watch online and some are still going around festivals, you can check out the details below!
THE BOUQUET - JULIEN SEGARD / ROMAIN CARCIOFO
On a deserted road, Stephane drives to a wedding of which he is the best man. Terribly late, he realises that he forgot the bride’s bouquet. Fortune favours him when he has the opportunity to grab a funeral bouquet tied to a tree. But fate takes it out on him when his GPS loses signal. Unable to get his bearings, he will have to take with him the only person he meets on his way, and who can help him: Charlotte… who left her funeral bouquet on a tree. Trailer
MY STUFFED GRANNY - EFFIE PAPPA
Little Sofía loves her grumpy granny: even though she is always hungry and eats what little food they can buy. Her pension is the only thing keeping her and her father alive. To what extremes will they go to once granny is no more?
WELCOME HOME - GUILLAUME DESJARDINS & JEREMY BERNARD
A young couple gets trapped in a cursed apartment.
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THE GRANDSON - JAN VAN GORKUM
Leo, an old and slightly demented man, gets a surprise visit from his grandson Jacco. When Jacco suddenly reveals that Leo doesn’t actually have a grandson, the seemingly innocent visit changes into something very grim.
VIOLET - MAURICE JOYCE
‘Violet’ is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection.
BINGO - PATRICK SCHOENMAKER
The seclusive retirement home Afterglow is a depressing end station. Fortunately, feisty elderly Gerda has one spark of joy: the weekly Bingo night. When she is one blank short of winning the game and the tiny ball suddenly disappears, she starts an absurd search in which she is willing to go to extreme lengths in order to get the outcome of that night's bingo game.
ON ATTEND - DIMITRI STERKENS
When a young African girl tries to cross the border in order to find her family, she gets stuck in a cyclical no man's land at the border control as she has to take a shower each time she applies for a new passport. A conceptual approach to the bureaucracy and the hopelessness of undocumented refugees. Trailer
VURLAK - ADOLFO LEYVA
Vurlak is a vampire who is retired from classic horror movies. One day, he discovers an advertisement that calls monsters for a casting for a new horror film. Vurlak decides to go back to the world of spectacle and horror.