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Festival programme

WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER

BFI STEPHEN STREET

 

5:30pm  Drinks Reception

 

7:00pm  MAIN COMPETITION 1

 

Eighth Continent by Yorgos Zois (11mins, Greece)

The sweeping journey of a life jacket on the way to its ultimate conclusion.

 

Home by Daniel Mulloy (20mins, UK)

An innovative thought provoking BAFTA winning film starring Jack O'Connel (Skins,'71,, This is England). Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday.

 

The Valley Below by Joel Hoffman (9mins, Switzerland)

On top of a mountain a soldier protects his town from the threat lurking beneath the fog. He is soon to realise that not everything unknown hides a dangerous threat.

 

DeKalb Elementary by Reed Van Dyk (20mins, USA)

A gripping cinematic experience inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Eighth Continent

Home

The Valley Below

DeKalb Elementary

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER

CLOSE-UP CINEMA

 

 

 

6:00 pm  SHORTS PANORAMA

 

We are abnormal by Rene Perez (5mins, USA)

A shocking and original take on the creation story.

 

Stand Down by Dana Tynan and Kario Salem (7mins, USA)

Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo and Monster’s Ball) stars as a haunted ex-soldier in a movie set to a new and searing rock song of the same name.

 

30 Cents by Markus Thorington (4mins, USA)

Wrong place, wrong time. The action thriller backstory of 30 cents, backwards…

 

Their names - Burning Star by Romain Laurent (3mins, France)

An Erotic Odyssey.

 

Ultrasound - Kontiki by Andrew Rutter (6mins, UK)

A vivid coming of age journey exploring the themes of sexual discovery, acceptance and the notion of feeling trapped in your own skin.

Eventbrite - SHORTS PANORAMA

 

Backstory by Joschka Laukeninks (8mins, Germany)

The proof that everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day…

 

After Life by Nick Mayow and Prisca Bouchet (16mins, New Zealand)

The daily work inside the hidden world of a New Zealand funeral home.

 

Karma by Zhaoyu Zhou (4mins, USA)

A boy. A fish. A mysterious forest. An animated tale that reflects ourselves.

 

Flutter by Vladimir Todorov (10mins, USA)

In a world, where everyone can defy gravity and fly at will, being stuck on the ground is no fun. Finding the courage and the way to soar is priceless.

 

Ecstasy by Kitty Frobenius (16mins, Norway)

A elderly lady asks her granddaughter to help her get one of the most dangerous drugs on the market.

 

Limits of Freedom: The Street Children of Kathmandu by Joe Gist & Aidan Joseph (19mins, UK)

An intimate glance into the lives of the drug addicted children that live feral on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Wanted by Graeme Montgomery (9mins, UK)

An old man decides to become a model. A nude model.

 

 

 

8:00 pm  FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

 

Aquarelle (…’it means I’m sorry) by Pluton Vasi (45mins, Albania)

A dark history revisited. The law, the rights, the obligations, the guilt and the forgiveness… What does it mean to forgive among Albanians?

 

Tupamaro by Martin Markovits (61mins, Venezuela, USA)

A deep dive into the violent world of the Tupamaros - leftist vigilantes that patrol the streets of Caracas, fighting gangsters, anti-government protestors, and even themselves.

 

Eventbrite - AQUARELLE and TUPAMARO: A Double Bill. Two riveting documentaries.

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER

WARNER BROTHERS De Lane Lea

 

 

 

6:00pm  MAIN COMPETITION 2

 

Fefe Limbe by Julien Silloray (30mins, France)

Féfé's just got his heart broken for the first time. He's 65 years old.

 

Standby by Charlotte Regan (10mins, UK)

Gary and Jenny share the same cramped “office space” as all beat cops: the front seat of a patrol car. Their evolving relationship is an emotional rollercoaster ride that stands in often-comedic contrast to the procession of thugs and criminals filling the back seat.

 

Rosario by Marlen Rios-Farjat (10mins, Mexico)

A woman struggles as she becomes a slave to her marriage, her husband and his disease.

 

Laws of the Game by Aegina Brahim (17mins, UK)

A young woman fights to pass an official FIFA referee test. Can she succeed in a world dominated by men?

Eventbrite - BEST SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2.

We Are Abnormal

Stand Down

30 Cents

Their Names - Burning Star

Ultrasound - Kontiki

Backstory

After Life

Karma

Flutter

Ecstasy

Limits of Freedom

Wanted

Aquarelle

Tupamaro

Fefe Limbe

Standby

Rosario

Laws Of The Game

 

Poke by Mareike Engelhardt (18mins, France)

Boy meets Girl?  No. Girl meets boy.  Girl corners boy and then… Probably the most disturbing film of this festival.

 

The Hunt by Nguyen Hong Ngoc Mai (2mins, Singapore)

A boy discovers ancient paintings in a cave near his home. When the long lost cave paintings come to life, what the boy is shown will never be forgotten.

 

Wren Boys by Harry Lighton (11mins, UK)

On the day after Christmas, a parish priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

 

A Little Grey by Simon Hewitt (5mins, UK)

A colourful story about losing your spark and finding redemption.

 

Written/Unwritten by Adrian Silisteanu (20mins, Romania)

Because of ID issues, Pardică, a 50-year old Roma man, risks the authorities separating him from his underage daughter, who has just had a baby.

 

Domesticated Wolf by Elad J. Primo (23mins, Israel)

Jacob, a single parent is jealously guarding his chickens – in the same way he guards his daughter.

Poke

The Hunt

Wren Boys

A Little Grey

Written/Unwritten

Domesticated Wolf

Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER

THE SOHO HOTEL CINEMA

 

 

 

7:30pm  Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart by Stephen Cookson

A disturbing Gothic Horror based on Edgar Alan Poe's Tell Tale Heart. Stephen Berkoff sets hearts pounding with this tour de force performance.

 

 

SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER

WARNER BROTHERS De Lane Lea

 

 

 

6:00pm  AWARDS CEREMONY, SCREENING and AFTERPARTY

Watch the winners! Which film will take the EDGEWARE GRAND PRIX AWARD – the largest cash prize for a short in the UK?  Who will take home the other prestigious awards?

Party and celebrate the end of a great festival.

Eventbrite - STEVEN BERKOFF'S TELL TALE HEART
Eventbrite - AWARDS CEREMONY, WINNING SHORTS SCREENING and PARTY

Throughout November the UK Film Festival in association with Film Bath Festival and Leeds International Film Festival is presenting the following feature films as part of the European Parliament Lux Prize in Bath and in Leeds.

 

Glory by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece)

 

Sami Blood by Amanda Kernell (Sweden, Norway, Denmark)

 

King of the Belgians by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria)

 

Western by Valeska Grisebach (Germany, Bulgaria, Austria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glory

Sami Blood

King of the Belgians

Western

 

To find out about tickets in Bath or Leeds please go to:

 

https://filmbath.org.uk/

 

www.leedsfilmcity.com

We are proud to announce the winners 2016 -

Click here to view the list of - Winning films.

Many thanks and congratulations to our Official Selection and to all our Winners for making this the best UK Film Festival so far.

On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November in Leeds we screened the Lux Prize feature film finalists in association with L.I.F.F.

The London screenings were presented at the Barbican  Cinema.

London Programme 2016:

Tuesday 22nd November:
BFI Stephens Street, London W1T 1LN, 18:00 Opening Night Reception and Selection Preview. Invited Guests only. Email vip@ukfilmfestival.com and murray@ukfilm festival.com if you’d like to attend this screening.

Wednesday 23rd November:
Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN

17:30  Music Videos. (Free Screening.)

An exciting mix of music videos compete for the UKFF Best Music Video Award. All awards sponsored by Edgeware:

-   Stig of the Dump – Kubrick by Mark Blackman (3mins, United Kingdom)

-   Speech of Foxes by Ben Philippo (4mins, USA)

-   Private Waltz by Marina Waltz (5mins, United Kingdom)

-   Kill it for the Kids by Christopher Ullens de Schooten (3mins, United Kingdom)

-   Happy by Mitski by Maegan Houang (4mins, United Kingdom)

-   Schoolboy Q ”John Muir” by Scott Fleishman (4mins, USA)

Happy by Mitski directed by Maegan Houang

18:00 The Gay Cure:
directed by Stina Norager Frandsen (Feature Film, Denmark)  - An in depth controversial take on religion versus sexual identity. Followed by a Q and A with Danish filmmaker, Stina Norager Frandsen.  (£12 / £6 concession )

19:20 My Brother’s Voice:
directed by Andrea Bersani (Feature Film – 72mins, Italy) – This is a film that will touch you like nothing else in this festival. Followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker, Andrea Bersani. (£12 / £6 concession )

21:00 Sneak Preview:
World Premiere. Feature Film. Invitation Only.

Thursday 24th November:

17:00 Shorts Panorama 1:

A diverse collection of short films. Arresting fiction, thought provoking documentary and amusing animation.  (£6 and £3 concession)

-   The Road directed by Yanqi Chen (34mins, United Kingdom/China)

Slave directed by Amat Escalante in Short FIlm Main Competition 1 - Thursday.

-   Crackpot directed by Alex Bernas (3mins, United Kingdom)

-   Stolpe Nord directed by Julia Tielke (15mins, Germany)

-   My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le directed by Clare Sturges (13mins, United Kingdom)

-   Perched directed by Liam Harris (11mins, United Kingdom)

18:35 Short Films Main Competition 1 – “Unusual Love and Exploitation Stories.”  (£12 / £6 concession )

-   When You Hear the Bells [Au bruit de clochettes] directed by Chabname Zariab (25mins, France/Afghanistan)

-   Slave directed by Amat Escalante (13mins, Mexico)

-   Daniel directed by Dean Loxton (15mins, United Kingdom)

-   Small Talk directed by Even Hafnor and Lisa Brooke Hansen (21mins, Norway)

-   The Body is a Lonely Place directed by Ida Lindgren (10mins, Sweden)

-   The Idyll directed by Justin Anderson (12mins, United Kingdom)

-   Timecode directed by Juanjo Gimenez Pena (15mins. Spain)

Timecode directed by Juanjo Gimenez Pena in Short Film Main Competition 1.

21:00 Short Films Main Competition 2 – “Revenge and Forgiveness.”

(£12 / £6 concession)

-   The Return of Erkin directed by Maria Guskova (30mins, Russia)

-   4:15PM: The End of the World [4:15 P.M. Sfarsitul Lumii] directed by Catalin Rotaru and Gabi Virginia Sarga (15mins, Romania)

-   The Fuzz directed by Grant Alexander King (10mins, United Kingdom)

-   Sweet Maddie Stone directed by Brady Hood (24mins, United Kingdom)

-   Mariana’s Sandwich directed by Carlos Cuaron (11mins, Mexico)

"4:15PM:The End of the World" directed by Catalin Rotaru and Gabi Virginia Sarga in Short FilmMain Competition 2.

Friday 25th November: 17:30 Shorts Panorama 2

A diverse collection of fiction, documentary and animation. (£6 and £3 concession)

-   Heart of the Land (Toivola) directed by Kaisa Astikainen (30mins, Finland)

-   Pirouette directed by Zige Zhang (2mins, China, USA)

-   Black Sheep directed by Christian Cerami (16mins, United Kingdom)

-   Shell House directed by Artiom Barkun (10mins, United Kingdom)

-   Tamara directed by Sofia Safonova (17mins, United Kingdom, Russia)

The Bathtub [Die Badewanne] directed by Tim Ellrich in Short Film Main Competition 3 Friday.

19:00 Short Films Main Competition 3 – “Families, but not as we know them.”

(£12 / £6 concession )

-   Everything Will Be Okay [Alles Wird Gut] directed by Patrick Vollrath (30mins, Germany)

-   Mother [Madre] directed by Simon Mesa Soto (14mins, Colombia)

-   Imago directed by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez (16mins, Philippines)

Nocturne directed by Luis Ayhllon

-   The Bathtub [Die Badewanne] directed by Tim Ellrich (13mins, Germany)

-   Sunday Morning Coming Down directed by Harry Lighton (20mins, United Kingdom)

-   A Night in Tokoriki directed by Roxana Stroe (18mins, Romania)

21:15  Nocturne directed by Luis Ayhllon (Feature, 88mins, Mexico) (£12 / £6 concession )

A creepy and disturbing thriller. A shocking melange of Roman Polanski’s Repulsion and Michael Haneke’s Amour.

Saturday 26th November: 17:30 Awards Ceremony – Screening of the winning shorts and Presentation of awards.

All awards are sponsored by Edgeware

-   19:00 Stanley, A Man Of Variety directed by Stephen Cookson (83mins, Fiction, United Kingdom) A unique moment in the history of Cinema – Timothy Spall, plays 16 different characters giving a once in a lifetime tour de force performance.  Followed by  a Q&A with Timothy Spall and director Stephen Cookson. (Screening SOLD OUT)

Timothy Spall in Stanley, A Man Of Variety directed by Stephen Cookson.

21:00 After Party in the cinema bar.

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