Short Film: 1814 FROST FAIR, 4min., UK, Drama

112fb873d0 posterDuring the Little Ice Age of the 17th to early 19th centuries the River Thames completely froze over on eight occasions and London witnessed a series of historic spectacles – The Frost Fairs.
In 1814, thousands flocked onto the thick ice to witness and enjoy an impromptu mix of festival, circus, and street show. Tents were erected and makeshift markets quickly emerged as innkeepers and tradespeople eagerly made the most of this temporary frozen wonder.
A new bridge replaced the narrow arched Old London Bridge in 1831 and the faster water flow stopped the Thames ever freezing over again. The 1814 Frost Fair was the last of its kind.

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Short Film: YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY, 7min., Canada, Drama

C6ca9245bc posterA middle-aged woman makes a last-ditch effort to sell her eye-sore car to an optimistic teenage rocker. This goes smoothly until they find a time capsule of forgotten items from her youth. Bonding over discovered similar interests, they try to grapple the generational gap, nostalgia, and envy of each other’s lives. During the encounter, the woman begins to second guess her decision to sell the car.

 

Short Film: LILI, 8min., USA, Drama

 

28396b5cf1 posterLili (Lisa Smit – Netflix’s Ares) knows she has to nail this audition. The Man (Derek de Lint – Soldier of Orange/The Unbearable Lightness of Being) she auditions for, knows this too. Thus starts an uncomfortable cat and mouse game in this single-shot #metoo horror, about power, the misuse of power and female empowerment.

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Short Film: PROOF, 10min., USA, Drama

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Iman, a Pakistani woman, met Evan, a New York native, while the two were film students in New York City. Iman is on a student visa and just returned from a trip to see her family. After being together for 4 years, the two get engaged and are planning to get married. However, during an interview with an immigration officer, Iman’s world is about to collapse. The immigration officer is suspecting her of immigration fraud. He is asking her to present “material proof” that she is entering the marriage with a US citizen “in good faith”. During the interrogation, the officer is very persistent, wants to find out more and more details about their engagement and upcoming marriage, and asks several questions that Iman finds inappropriate. She has already disappointed her family by running off to New York and pursuing her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Some of the proof that Iman is being asked to provide would reveal details that not even her family knows. And what Iman considers the most important proof, her pregnancy, would make her family either kill her or have her killed. PROOF is a film about a young couple that celebrates their love and their individual and shared struggles, in a world where immigration becomes an increasingly polarized and polarising societal issue.

Short Film: BAD MOTHER, 11min, UK, Drama

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An unnerving drama about motherhood.

“An excellently unsettling directorial debut.” Mark Kermode

Based on the true story of a mother at the end of her tether who finds understanding and solace from a stranger on the beach. But is she right to trust this woman, another mother, with the care of her children?

Bad Mother explores the struggles of motherhood, questioning our relationship with strangers in this modern world, and how we judge each other as mums.

Short Film: CIGARETTE LIPS, 7min., USA, Drama

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A woman weighs her options in the heat of temptation. The journey takes place at a cafe, in the middle of a cigarette break. An exploration of femininity and the struggle to break free from expectations.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 16, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,068 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color