UNITED KINGDOM 

Roy
UK / Drama / 16 minutes 

Director: Tom Berkeley, Ross White

Writer: Tom Berkeley, Ross White

Producer: Bryony Pulizzi

Cast: David Bradley, Rachel Shenton

Trapped in a lonely existence, reclusive widower Roy (BAFTA Winner David Bradley) passes the days by cold calling strangers from the phone book, looking for brief moments of companionship. But when he accidentally calls adult hotline worker Cara, an unlikely friendship is born that will help them both rediscover the joy of life.

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Slow-Down
UK / Drama / 10 minutes 

Director: Ornella Hawthorn Gardez

Writer: Ornella Hawthorn Gardez, Valerie Hawthorn

Producer: Kate Brady

Cast: Sara Stewart, Natali Servat

Discovering her daughter has been taken, a mother embarks on a tense, harrowing midnight chase

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The Fall
UK /  Drama / 21 minutes 

Director/Producer: Nathan Horrocks

Writer: Nathan Horrocks, Robert Bathurst

Cast:​ Daniel Thrace, Chloe Wade

Professional jockeys face physical obstacles daily, but the invisible obstacles which lie ahead are often the hardest to negotiate.

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The Honey Makers
UK / Drama / 12 minutes 

Director: Jeneffa Soldatic

Writer: Deborah Grimberg

Producer: Jo Farrugia, Deborah Grimberg

Cast: Finbar Lynch, Nila Aalia

1984, North London. Arjun and Lalita, Indian immigrants from Uganda, hardworking and prosperous, create a home in the face of mounting resentment. Will they forever be outsiders forcibly removed like the industrious hive of bees looking for their own piece of England in Arjun and Lalita’s garden?

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The Impatient Man Who Made His Life Considerably Shorter
UK / Comedy / 10 minutes 

Director/Writer: Louis Norton Selzer

Producer: Jade Bryant

Cast: James Hyland

When his compressed gas keyboard cleaner does not arrive on time, Mr. Guthrert Vratrol decides to take matters into his own impatient hands, rapidly hastening his own demise.

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The Phoenix
UK / Drama / 9 minutes 

Director/Producer: Kim Vithana

Writer: Jake Vithana

Cast: Kim Okoye, Matilda Oliver 

A snapshot in the lives of four women who work at a cabaret club.

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The Silver Mask
UK / Drama / 16 minutes 

Director: Thanos Topouzis

Writer: Gary Young

Producer: Rami Sarras Pantoja

Cast: Sharon Bower, Sam Frenchum

As Sonia walks home from a social dinner, a young man returns her purse after it is snatched by a thief. With her knee injured in the robbery, the charming man takes Sonia back to her house and tends to her. As he persists in nursing her back to health, she begins to question whether his kindness has a price.

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Tortoise
UK / Drama / 13 minutes 

Director/Writer: Alexandra Maher

Producer: Victoria Hollup

Cast: Emily Beecham, Eileen Davies

A desperate young woman (Emily Beecham) must overcome amnesia in order to understand her strange surroundings and finally be reunited with her daughter.

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Trifle
UK / Drama / 15 minutes

Director: Mike Callaghan

Writer: Rachelle Atalla

Producer: Joanne Williamson

Cast: Amy Manson, Tam Dean Burn

Alice, a grieving and disconnected pharmacist struggles with the knowledge that her husband was having an affair before his death. When she encounters ‘the other woman’ mourning her husband’s ghost-bike it forces Alice to confront her detachment, accepting compassion and understanding in the unlikely form of her trifle-loving methadone patient.

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Waiting For Time
UK / Drama / 13 minutes 

Director: The Bashford Twins

Writer: Paul Chronnell

Producer: Chelsea Leigh Macleod, Steve Dodsworth

Cast: Ariyon Bakare, Jade Harrison

When a solitary socially dysfunctional man loses his first love, he determinedly clings to the hope of his partner’s return and the memories of her.

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White
UK / Drama / 19 minutes 

Director/Writer: Sean Harris, Montserrat Lombard

Producer: Nancy Ryan

Cast: Sean Harris

WHITE leads our audience into the world of Eden. We are introduced to Samuel when he meets Anna, a young girl seemingly abandoned at a roadside diner. Samuel is an Imager, dispatched by crime boss Loro to take the souls from unsuspecting victims in return for precious vials of WHITE – an intravenous drug that allows the user to forget their pain and troubles for a short time.

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