Fantasy and Sci-Fi 27/11/18 & 29/11/18

We’ve mermaids and angels, sea monsters and alien abductions, a macabre model village and a bus ride to the future, a nightmarish job interview and a corporation with access to our innermost selves, in this collection of fantastic fables.

Advisory Cert 15

Tuesday 27th November at 6.00pm, University of Manchester (Student Screening), John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Bridgeford Street, M13 9PL.

Thursday 29th November at 6.00pm (Main Festival Screening) . NIAMOS sc. 1 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU

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TRUE NORTH                             

Manchester Premiere

Dir / Wri: George Bowler, Prod: Nathan Craig, Wri: Shane Crowley

UK, 2017, 7 min 55 sec

A fisherman comes upon the wreckage of a ship and rescues a small boy that he finds asleep in a barrel. As a mysterious storm descends he senses the arrival of a sinister presence.

SWANSONG                              

Manchester Premiere

Dir / Wri: Joseph Lynn, Prod / Wri: Emily Eyre.

UK, 2018, 3 min 52 sec

An elderly angel lives out his final moments.

BEYOND HORIZONS                

Greater Manchester Premiere

Dir: Stefan Wink, Prod: Sungjun Youn, Wri: Christopher Gennard.

UK, 2018, 12 min 45 sec

Searching for the independence of adulthood, Alex discovers a miniature model town possessing sinister powers…

THE LAST DREAM

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Noemie Nakai, Carmen Kobayashi.

Japan, 2017, 11 min 30 sec

In a future where people have lost the ability to dream, one company has made a business out of generating perfect dreams…

NOTHING HAS HAPPENED         

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod: Robin Kempe-Bergman, Wri: Rebecka Mellberg.

Sweden, 2018, 14 min 21 sec

A civil defense siren goes off, forcing a father and daughter to seek refuge in the nearest bomb shelter. When the all-clear signal is given, however, it is as if nothing has happened. But something is not right.

LIFELINE                                      

UK Premiere

Dir: Harry Jackson, Prod: Alfie Johnson.

UK, 2018, 7 min 58 sec

Jess is on trial for a job at a high-tech call centre. When her competitor suddenly collapses, her only means to save him is a state of the art computer system. The problem is the art is in a terrible state.

PRENATAL                                  

North West Premiere

Dir / Wri: Bears Fonte, Prod: Scott Honea.

USA, 2017, 10 min 37 sec

Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels are responsible, but her sister thinks differently.

NEXT STOP IS

Dir / Wri: Peeko Wong, Prod: Emily Chan, Fish Ho.

Macao, 2017, 19 min

Have you ever had one of those moments when you get on a bus not knowing where your final destination is?

SEA BONES                        

North West Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Rob Smith, Prod: Anco Henning.

South Africa, 2017, 12 min

A young man obsessed with the collection and studying of sea shells one day stumbles upon a beached mermaid.

TRT: 98 min 38 sec

 

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