UNITED KINGDOM

Birthday Girl
UK / Drama / 17 mins

Director: Portia A. Buckley

Writer: Michael Lindley, Portia A. Buckley

Producer: Michael Lindley, Jason Maza

Cast: Rebecca Callard, David Judge

Set in Manchester’s notorious Moss Side, a single mother’s 43rd birthday party ends in disaster when her lover unexpectedly arrives and clashes with her overprotective son

Breakdown
UK / Comedy / 14 mins

Director: Dominic O'Riordan

Writer/Producer: Sy Thomas, Oliver Britten

Cast: Sy Thomas, Oliver Britten

When a man's car breaks down, salvation doesn't quite come in the form he was hoping for...

Dolapo is Fine (Available October 2 - 8)
UK /  Drama / 15 mins

Director: Ethosheia Hylton

Writer: Joan Iyiola, Chibundu Onuzo

Producer: Joan Iyiola, Chibundu Onuzo

Cast:​ Doyin Ajiboye, Katie Friedli Walton

A story about a young black girl's relationship with her hair and name, and how it helps her understand who she really is.

Ghillie
UK / Drama / 12 mins

Director/Writer: Mike Marriage

Producer: Jamie Cooper

Cast: Stephan Chase

An ageing Scottish ghillie (deer hunter) conceals a dark secret from his wife, who is confined at home with dementia

Lucky Break
UK / Comedy / 11 mins

Director/Writer: John Addis

Producer: Rami Pantoja

Cast: Steve Oram, Jessye Romeo

Uloaku works the graveyard shift at a dead end service station and is bored out of her mind, but a chance encounter with a suspicious stranger will soon fix that.

Martha
UK / Drama / 17 mins

Director: Christopher Haydon

Writer: Iona Firouzabadi

Producer: Alexandra Blue

Cast: Shannon Tarbet 

PW: marthacycling

A teenager awakes to discover she is the only person left on earth.

Mical
UK / Drama / 20 mins

Director: Yewweng Ho

Writer: Malcolm Duffy

Producer: Gordon Lewis, Darius Shu

Cast: Jayne Lunn, William Biletsky

Based on the inspiring true story of Pat and Mike Jones, a 7-year-old intelligent boy struggles to read and write because he is dyslexic. Only one person believes he can fulfil his true potential, his mother.

Office Song
UK / Drama / 15 mins

Director/Writer: Marcus Markou

Producer: Muireann Price

Cast: Terry Mynott, Georgia Maguire

It's another office affair – one of thousands. But in Office Song, the inner world of ordinary office workers and their humdrum lives bursts into life with poetry and something greater than the sum of their tedious working day is revealed.

The Chippie
UK / Suspense / 8 mins

Director/Writer: Louis Norton Selzer

Producer: Lucy King

Cast: Jordan Nash, David Schaal

There have always been rumours about the rundown chippie at the edge of the estate and its shady proprietor with the unusual skin condition. When Deon Williams goes missing, one young boy dares to go inside and find out the truth.

What In The World
UK / Comedy / 13 mins

Director/Writer: Jamie Fraser

Producer: Alastair Hope-Morley

Cast: Charly Clive, Tom Meeten

A troubled young woman bothers a stranger.

Winter Coat
UK / Drama / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Werner Vivier

Producer: Costanza Rendini Manzoni

PW: wintercoat2020

While out on a day of errands, an act of petty crime gives a glimpse of the unique bond between Nathalie and Wayne, revealing the subtle intricacies of connection and family.

Ganef
UK / Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: Mark Rosenblatt

Producer: Suri Ellerton

Cast: Sophie McShera, Lydia Wilson

PW: FF_84n3F_20

London 1962. A little girl, spooked by a dark tale from her mother’s wartime past, starts to imagine their beloved family cleaner is a thief. GANEF (Yiddish for ‘thief’) explores how trauma can be passed from one generation to the next.

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