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InShort Film Festival

Thursday, 26 September 2019 from 19:30 to 22:30 (BST)


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// 120’ with interval // 


Box office: 19.00 // Part One: 19.30* // Interval: 20.40 // Part Two: 20.55 // End: 22.15


*Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the screening to collect your tickets - there are no trailers / All films are accompanied by English subtitles. The venue is fully step-free (please inform us if you need any access assistance in advance).





Are we always on our best behaviour when we know we are being watched? Every day we make decisions on how much of our true selves we want other people to see, desperately trying to keep our anxieties and traumas under our skin. Regardless of who is watching us, our audience, government or the higher power, this programme calls out to look out for each other. In times when there's a rise of hate, division and invasion of our privacy, we can stand together joined by empathy and love, becoming a better friend and a better human. Respecting what makes us different and embracing what unites us.



Watch InShortFF Official trailer HERE





EVERY GRAIN OF RICE by Carol Nguyen // 6' // Narrative // 2018 // Canada, Vietnam // FF-rating // Student Project

They say it takes three generations for a culture to assimilate... What happens next? -- an exploration of cultural identity through food and recipes.


 A STRANGE TRIAL by Marcel Barelli // 10' // Animation - Documentary // 2018 // Switzerland

''I have always wanted to make a film about hunting...I mean... against hunting! But that's not so easy when you come from a family of hunters... my thoughts are intermingled with my memories.''


LIRIDONA by Thilo Gundelach // 8' // Narrative // 2018 // Germany, Albania // Student Project

It’s Liridona’s wedding day. Pregnant, she finds herself married to a complete stranger. As her mother coerces her through the rituals of the ceremony, the young bride struggles to submit to the expectations placed on her.


UNDER THE SKIN by María Sanz Matín // 3' // Experimental - Documentary // 2018 // Spain, France, Argentina // FF-rating // First-time Filmmaker // Student Project

A poetic essay that breaks the stigma of self-harm, anxiety, anguish, despair, loneliness. By giving voice to those who usually are silent and invisible, this film brings awareness through powerful images.


MAID OF STARS by Gareth George & Darren Jeffries // 14' // Narrative // 2019 // UK, Iran-Italy, Spain, Malaysia, India //

Tarot reader Iris Moon has provided reassurance and comfort to people in need her entire life. Now due to personal circumstances, she finds herself searching for someone that might provide a small ounce of happiness to her own troubled times.


HOW FATHER LAWRENCE BRIEFLY CONSIDERED A CAREER IN LANDSCAPING by Nathan Raine // 4' // Comedy // 2018 // Canada // First-time Filmmaker

An ageing priest questions God about His eternal silence.


2nd CLASS by Jimmy Olsson // 14' // Narrative // 

Charlotte has got a new job as a second-grade teacher. One night she is attacked by a nazi and is severely injured. When she return to school she has a chance to inspire the young generation by talking about tolerance, love and truth. 






LOVE ME, FEAR ME by Veronica Solomon // 6' // Clay Animation // 2018 // Germany, Romania, Columbia, Hungary // FF-rating // Student Project

A dance metaphor about the roles we play and the shapes we take, about the stages we chose, the audience we try to impress and the price we pay for wanting to be accepted.


THE NEED TO BE ALONE by Tom Fisher & Catherine Prowse // 4' // Puppet Animation // 2018 // UK // F-rating

A film about an introvert and how his time alone makes him a better friend. In collaboration with Alain de Botton for The School of Life.


PATER FAMILIAS by Giacomo Boeri // 10' // Dark Comedy // 2018 // Italy // F-rating

Augusto, a fifty years old family man, while pretending to be his son, gets caught up in a virtual chat with a teenage girl. How long can this game last?


SWEET LIKE SUGAR by Yun Ru Chin // 12' // Documentary // 2019 // Singapore // FF-rating // First-time Filmmaker // Student Project

Sugar dating platforms are growing and gaining more traction with Singaporeans, as society views it as glorified prostitution, where girls provide sexual favours in exchange for a glamorous life. But is this just an illusion?


THE INTERNET by Jelle Pothoven // 7' // Comedy // 2018 // Netherlands // First-time Filmmaker 

It's 1994. Bo infiltrates The Internet to retrieve a personal photograph.


WAR FOR KEYBOARD WARRIORS by Lam Can-zhao // 3' // Animation // 2019 // China

The keyboard allows the keyboard warriors to manifest their true fight-mode in a safe and removed environment, with no real-life repercussions.


HAPPY NEW YEAR by Brandon Grötzinger & Wander Theunis // 9' // Narrative // 2018 // Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Guatemala-Mexico // F-rating

On the last day of the year, a dispirited work-at-home phone interpreter has her moribund life turned upside down when she answers an unexpected emergency call.


HOW IT FEELS TO BE HUNGOVER by Viktor Hertz // 10' // Comedy // 2018 // Sweden

A man wakes up at a clinic specialized in malignant hangovers. The doctor prescribes 600 ml of ice cream and two action comedies but also shares some news, which doesn't make him feel any better...



For the 6th edition of InShortFF we've gathered 28 short films from 15 different countries to portray what it means to be human, showcasing the original and bold voices of global filmmaking teams. We hope to inspire and engage an equally global audience in the most diverse city in the world, by celebrating films that are independent, inclusive and international.


InShort Film Festival focuses on international collaborations & cultural dialogue. Our dynamic programme of short films carefully selected from all corners of the globe showcases the most original stories and the best filmmaking talent. We believe that a film is the best medium to build bridges between different cultures and to unite people. InShortFF will present work that challenges stereotypical thinking and advocates change. Within our balanced mix of all genres (narrative, documentary, animation, fashion video, mixed media and experimental) everyone will find something for their taste.



* poster design by SuperSized Studio * artwork by PANG * trailer soundtrack by Gizmo Varillas




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