2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION
Below are the films which formed our Official Selection for our 2018 festival. They screened in January 2018 at the amazing Whirled Cinema , a fantastic independent boutique cinema in South London.
2018 festival Programme:
1-2pm Drinks & networking
2pm-3.10pm Screening 1 - Funny Women - Women being mad, bad, and downright hilarious - this series of shorts by, or about women, prove that the future is fabulously female.
3.30-4.50pm: Screening 2 - Diverse Dramatic Voices - A series of stunning drama shorts by and about women and people of colour; these beautiful films examine some of the stories that lie beyond the mainstream.
5.10-6.30pm: Screening 3 - Dark & Twisted - As the night draws in, we showcase a series of films which demonstrate an unusual or delightfully dark twist on the horror and dark comedy genres
Hedda Needs Help (USA)
Director: Lisa Baron
Writer: Lisa Baron, Malin Barr
Hedda, an aspiring poet and undying optimist, is tasked with looking after a famous poet's dog. But when Hedda accidentally kills her big break we find that no one fails quite like Hedda.
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Director: Phil Haine
Writer: Mark A.C. Brown
Harris is a man for whom cleanliness is next to Godliness. Finding he has run out of toilet paper after ‘making a delivery to the brown post office’, not even he could have assumed the relentless darkness this would release.
Domestic Policy (UK)
Writer / Director: Alicia MacDonald
A satirical comedy which wryly suggests that today's obsession with female appearance was borne out of one official government meeting that took place just after WW1.
All of Me (UK)
Director: Daphne Schmon
Writer: Emily Carlton
Viv, a talented musician, faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she's built. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.
Writer / Director: Jonas Dinal
Absent for several months, William, eldest of the family, decides to return to his father in order to visit Jimmy, his young autistic brother. But this decision could have serious consequences...
Trance (Sri Lanka)
Writer / Director: Gnanadas Kasinathar
In post-war Sri Lanka, Kokila, a religious Hindu woman in her early fifties, suffers from Bipolar as she cannot come to terms with the absence of her son.
Writer / Director: Chris Jopp
Samantha ignores her landlord’s strict No Pets policy and takes in a stray cat from the alleyway behind her newly settled apartment. She grows attached to the kitten, but amidst a series of shockingly bloody occurrences begins to think the sweet animal may be capable of murder
My Little Teddy Bear (UK)
Writer / Director: Kyle Jon Shephard
A girl struggles with the trials and tribulations of living in a long distance relationship - but things aren’t exactly how they first appear.
Writer / Director: Anaiis Cisco
When Larry, a father figure & street entrepreneur, stops by his usual deli for coffee and cigarettes., he breaks up a fight between neighborhood teens. As a result of this encouter, two undercover officers approach Larry, accusing him of selling illegal cigarettes.
WRITER / Director: Tia Salisbury
It's an important night for Molly, but her feckless housemate Dan has totally forgotten. She's going to do everything in her power to remind him, but that's not easy when you've been dead for 180 years and can't talk!
Hell's Bells (UK)
Writer / Director: Luke Jeffery
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 - Quirky British pastime or sinister secret society?