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Festival Programme 2018

TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

BFI STEPHEN STREET

5:30pm  Opening Drinks & Press Reception

 

7:00pm  SHORT FILMS MAIN COMPETITION 1

 

JUDGEMENT by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez (15mins, Philippines)

It's judgement day for a case of domestic violence.

 

INTERCOURSE by Jonatan Etzler (10mins, Sweden)

“I’ll give you 100 bucks” her boyfriend suggests. She jokingly agrees, but neither of them see the gravity of the situation.

 

UMBRA (TARIKI) by Saeed Jafarian (15mins, Iran)

Untangling yourself from the fear of being free.

 

INTIMITY by Elodie Dermange (6mins, Switzerland)

As she showers, dresses and puts on her make-up, a young woman bares her soul - with some shocking revelations.

 

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

SOHO SCREENING ROOMS

 

 

 

6:30 pm  SHORTS PANORAMA

 

NO GOING BACK by Matias Vellutini (3mins, Brazil)

A rescue mission takes on a dark satanic cult in Brazil.

 

CRUEL by The Fridman Sisters (4mins, Brazil)

A beautifully evocative visual and musical journey through a young woman’s memories, hopes and dreams.

 

KAATUNGA by Philippe Grenier (5mins, Canada)

A war-weary deserter takes a perilous journey home unveiling a dark family secret.

 

TALI by Tomer Levine (15mins, Israel)

A wedding photographer hired to film his ex-girlfriend’s wedding, will do whatever it takes to win her back.

 

LOTTE REININGER. THE UNSUNG HEROINE OF EARLY ANIMATION

by Anna Humphries (3mins, UK)

Why did Lotte Reininger, who pioneered early animation, never receive the recognition she deserved?

 

AURORA by Laura Garcia (15mins, Mexico)

An elderly woman faces the struggle of aging and loneliness head on.

 

#MEMENTOMORI by Angus Gibson (5mins, UK)

A surprising and touching depiction of memory and grief in the Social Media age.

 

THE DEAD MAN SPEAKS by Marcos Mereles (3mins, Netherlands)

A dead man ponders his current state.

 

VICTOR by Sam Tipper (4mins, UK)

In a technology obsessed world, there's no place for the old.

 

SLOW DANCE by Christian Zetterberg (6mins, Sweden)

A shy boy at a middle-school dance tackles the new concepts of identity, sexuality and love.

 

 

7:45 pm  FEATURE FILM - INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

 

 

 

 

THE WAIT by Karin Becker (80mins, Germany)

Three felons are notified that their prison sentence will start in just one week. Everything they do from now, will be for  the last time.

 

THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER

THE COVENT GARDEN HOTEL CINEMA

 

 

 

7:00pm  FEATURE FILM - UK PREMIERE

 

THE LITTLE COMRADE by Moonika Siimets (99mins, Estonia)

A profound coming-of-age story set in Soviet Estonia during the Stalinist terror of the 1950’s.

 

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER

THE SOHO HOTEL CINEMA

 

 

 

6:00 pm  SHORTS FILMS MAIN COMPETITION 2

 

THE TRANSFER by Michael Grudsky (23mins, Israel)

While 3 Israeli soldiers are transferring a prisoner to Megiddo Prison an unexpected complication arises.

 

LITTLE MONSTER by Charlotte Regan (4mins, UK)

A man gets his first phone call to his daughter after being sent to prison.

 

THE MANDARIN TREE by Cengiz Akaygun (18mins, Germany)

Freedom starts with imagination.

 

FRY UP by Charlotte Regan (9mins, UK)

An intimate portrayal of what could be a North London family’s last day together.

 

NEGATIVE SPACE

by Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter (5mins, France)

A father and son unexpectedly bond over the ritual of business trip suitcase packing.

 

UNO by Javier Marco (10mins, Spain)

Far out at sea, a cell phone floating inside an air-tight bag starts to ring.

 

A DROWNING MAN by Mahdi Fleifel (15mins, UK/Denmark/Greece)

Alone and far from home, a refugee makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to survive.

 

GOLD FORTUNE by Rhyme Lu (26mins, USA)

An illegal Chinese immigrant struggles to establish himself in L.A. through corrupt asylum fraud.

 

WICKED GIRL by Ayce Kartal (8mins, Turkey)

A hospitalised Turkish girl relives happy moments in her grandparents' village, but horrible memories emerge.

 

MOTHERING by Lucy Bridger (15mins, UK)

When foster child Mia’s first period arrives in the night an unexpected bond is made.

 

MAJA by Marijana Jankovic (22mins, Denmark)

A six-year-old Serbian girl is picked up by her parents from her new school in Denmark. She thinks her day is about to come to an end, but it’s only just beginning.

 

ETERNAL by Sio Tusa (16mins, Australia)

One night, 3 teenagers escape their troubled home lives, only to find that they may have brought the trouble with them.

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER

THE SOHO HOTEL CINEMA

 

 

 

6:30pm  PADRE (FEATURE FILM) by Giada Colagrande

A moving portrayal of a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her father.

 

8:15pm  CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY & SCREENING

The awards will be announced followed by screenings of some of the winners. Who will win the coveted Edgeware Grand Prix? Who will take the Edgeware Award for Best British Short? Who will win the Edgeware Jury Prize? Who will take the Mandy Best First Film Award? Which writer will receive the Filmstruck Curzon Award for Best Screenplay?

 

9:30pm CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

The venue will be revealed at the Saturday screenings. All those at the screenings are welcome to join us.

Judgement

Intercourse

Umbra (Tariki)

Intimity

No Going Back

Cruel

Kaatunga

Tali

Lotte Reininger

Aurora

#MementoMori

The Dead Man Speaks

Victor

Slow Dance

The Wait

The Little Comrade

The Transfer

Little Monster

The Mandarin Tree

Fry Up

Negative Space

Uno

A Drowning Man

Gold Fortune

Wicked Girl

Mothering

Maja

Eternal

Padre

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.

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