We are absolutely thrilled to announce this years line up of films for the gala screening and awards night. If you want to see more about our VIP judges, our first round of judges, or the film festival in general, just click here.
And without further ado, here are our finalists:
BLOWS WITH THE WIND – Best International Short – IRAN
Dir: Hazhir As’adi
This short animation narrates the story of a scarecrow that faces some unpleasant events. The scarecrow becomes human and breaks away from those situations. On the way he sees two other scarecrows whose conditions are not better than that of him. Thus he is on the horns of a dilemma and must make a hard decision.
Dirs: Joe Williams & Charlie Edwards-Moss.
A revenge-obsessed industrialist hunts a former colleague and forms a partnership with an unlikely ally in this Icelandic set dark comedy.
Starring: Vincent Shiels
Teaser clip: https://vimeo.com/170967963
HOWLS HEARD FROM MILES AROUND
Dir: Tin Žanić
When a repressed police detective’s disciplined life gets interrupted by the visit of his estranged younger brother, he is forced to confront their shared traumatic past…
Starring: Neal Ward and Stephen Fawkes
Dir: Nick Reed
A mother and son argue over sandwiches, mouth organs and forgiveness in this quintessentially British, black comedy.
Starring: Ewen Macintosh and Carrie Cohen
Dir: Fenella Greenfield
Best friends are tested as the clock ticks. A 7-minute comedy drama.
Starring: Roisin Keogh & Maia Watkins
THE LAST ONE
Dir: Andrea Banjanin
Suddenly, every living thing on the planet disappeared. No warning. No apparent reason. Every human and animal, gone. Except Matthew.
Starring: Paul Bailey
You can purchase your gala ticket from the Picturehouse website. Make sure you don’t hesitate purchasing your tickets as last years event was a sellout and this years promises to be just as good.
See you at the gala on the 21st November.