Join us for the September edition of our quaterly showcase of short films made by writer, director or producers currently based in the North West. Featuring documentary, animation, drama, comedy and artist films...something for everyone!
From grassroots guerrilla filmmakers to production companies, the film community is thriving in the North West. Join us for an evening screening where you’ll discover a selection of short films that are being produced right here on your doorstep and chat to the filmmakers in the bar afterwards.
The entire programme is selected by a panel of audience members from open submissions.
Programme (in alphabetical order)
- Because Goddess is Never Enough / Dir. Jane Glennie / United Kingdom / 10:00
Writer: Rosie Garland
Who was Tilly Losch? Dancer, artist, choreographer, lover, wife, muse. Artist film Because Goddess is Never Enough asks questions about biographies of women (and their complex lives) who fall into the footnotes.
- Child of Polycritus / Dir. Lauren John Joseph / UK / 18:07
Writer: Lauren John Joseph / Producer: Luke W Moody
A humorous, effervescent historiography in which a mythological baby, a nail salon, and cinematic portraits combine to show both timely and atemporal tales of gender non-conformity.
- Doomer Diaries / Dir. Eve Riddle / United Kingdom / 06:29
Writer: Eve Riddle / Producer: Eve Riddle
Animated short film about the fear and worries of todays’ young adults living in the 21st century: an age of anxiety.
- Mish + Graham/ Dir. Nathan Crossan-Smith / England-UK / 11:52
Writer: Thea Gajic & Rebecca Saffir / Producer: Judith Hibberd & Jem Wall
Mish is a young deaf woman in need of some points on the Connect App. Graham’s a middle aged man who’s just become a widow. Over four meetings in their local Connect Cafe, they grapple with what it means to care for someone else and for yourself.
- One-Way Glass / Dir. Nauman Khalid / United Kingdom / 16:18
Writer: Irfan Ahmed Urfi & Nauman Khalid / Producer: Aybuke Kavas & Nauman Khalid
Hapless Pakistani woman Farzana is is caught in the harsh realities of modern-day London, trying to make a living whilst struggling through the trials and tribulations of her failing marriage.
- The Painting / Dir. Ben Simpson / England / 07:51
Writer: Ben Simpson
An amateur artist attempts to paint something beautiful to enter into a competition.
- The World Is Ours For The Taking / Dir. Milda Baginskaite / UK / 05:29
Writer: Milda Baginskaite / Producer: Pilar Cartró Benavides
In the world where communication and physical contact is a threat, people still aim to form a community. Creativity becomes a means for survival and allows the survivors to form relationships. But is survival more important than love?
- There’s Someone in the Garden / Dir. Nicholas Cole / England / 05:16
Writer: Nicholas Cole / Producer: Margot Douglas
Tonight, The Great Amazo is going to raise the dead live on line. What could possibly go wrong?
- Vindya: Run the Track / Dir. Tom Hall / United Kingdom / 10:59
Writer: Tom Hall / Producer: Abby Nicholls and Jay Mottershead
Documentary about Vindya, a Manchester-based British/South Asian classical composition student, who moonlights as an underground hard techno DJ.