We had a full house last week at our London Filmmakers Showcase & Networking event! What a way to kick off 2018. We screened six short films from London-based filmmakers and held a Q&A with four of them. Check out the photos here.
Sorry we had to turn some of you away, we couldn't fit everyone in! If you missed the screening, you can catch up below (not all the films are available to watch online as they are still in festival circuit).
PAWNS - TYREES A. LAMPTEY
A game of chess in 1973 reignites the two players' vivid memories of their fateful meeting during the visceral Great War of 1914. A thrilling period drama about how friendship can come from the most unlikely places.
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MANKURT - ERMINA TAKENOVA
Based on a Turkic legend. Mankurt is a term used to describe a mindless slave, who had their memory erased completely, as a result of a horrible torture.
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DAY OF RECKONING - GIDEON VAN EEDEN
80-year-old Hans blows out his birthday candles with particular force this year; he is ready to die. But first he must contend with a spectre from his past, who holds the key to his final peace.
FLYING WHILE FAT - STACY BIAS
This animation presents the voices of fat passengers as they explain the challenges of fitting into spaces that exclude them both socially and materially.
DREAMER - VALENTINA GORDEEVA
A film about a young and spoiled woman who is absolutely bored with her life. This brings her to a decision to kill her husband, get his money and start a new and happy life.
THE CHOP - LEWIS ROSE
The Chop tells the story of Yossi, a charismatic kosher butcher who finds himself in a moment of crisis upon losing his job. After ringing round numerous other kosher butchers to no avail, he takes the unusual decision to work in a halal butcher. However to do so, he must use all his guile and charisma to hide his true identity.
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Check out the two brilliant animation fillers we screened by Iranian artist Amin Haghshenas.