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TAKE 5 & UNDER (15) FREE SCREENING
Brevity is very often the soul of wit. Here’s a selection of punchy, to the point, short shorts of 5 mins and under that prove it.
Sound of the Crowd
Dir / Wri: Keir Black, Prod: Keir Black
UK (2015), 5 min, Cert 12
An impressionistic documentary portrait of KINOFILM, the Manchester International Short Film Festival, as told entirely by the festival audience themselves.
Hell On Wheels INTERNATIONAL Premiere
Dir / Wri / Prod: Jonathan Smith, Prod / Wri: Paul Blom
USA (2015), Swaziland, 3 min 34 sec, Cert 15
In a world slightly stranger than the one we inhabit, a calculating assassin pursues her final target with a ruthlessness that could only come from total loss.
My Dearest Friend
Dir: Kevin Geurts, Dir / Wri: Joost Biesheuvel, Prod / Wri: Marten van Gelder,
Netherlands (2015), 3 min 45 sec, cert 15)
A distraught man tries coming to terms with himself after losing the love of his life.
Dir / Prod / Wri: Saman Hosseinpuor
Iran (2015), 3 min 59 sec, Cert U
A little girl gets distracted on her way to school.
Woollen UK Premiere
Dir / Prod / Wri: Marie Hilbert, Sarah Bergmann
Germany (2015), 4 min, Cert 12
In a world of silent woollen people, a woollen woman is expecting a child. But is there something wrong with her baby?
nTramp UK Premiere
Dir / Wri: Martin Groetzchel, Prod: Alexandra Stautneister
Germany (2015), 3 min, Cert U
The letter N searches for meaning and identity…
Dir / Wri: Paul Cichon, Prod: Alexandra Stautneister
Germany (2015), 4 min, Cert PG
What is actually going on inside that office coffee machine?
Sitzung UK Premiere
Dir / Wri: Artur Ortlieb, Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez, Prod: Artur Ortlieb
Germany (2015), 4 min, Cert 15
Random musings during a moment of relaxation…
Little Vulvah & Her Clitoral Awareness NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir / Wri: Sara Koppel, Prod: Sara Koppel
Denmark (2013), 5 min, Cert 15
A little girl wakes up as from a dream. She sets out to explore nature, while developing into a young woman.
Dir / Wri: Eleonora Asparuhova, Prod: Eleonora Asparuhova, Kate Corbin
Bulgaria (2012) , 4 min, Cert U
A Bulgarian folklore tale telling the story of two lovers whose love comes to an end after meeting a magical but evil creature.
Zepo MANCHESTER Premiere
Dir / Wri: Cesar Diaz Melendez, Prod: Cesar Diaz Melendez
Spain (2014), 3 min, Cert 15
One winter morning, a little girl went out looking for firewood. She went far away from home and came across a blood trail… and followed it.
Absence NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir / Wri: Rob Savage, Prod: Douglas Cox
UK, 3 min, Cert 15
A moving film about the grieving process starring Paul McGann.
The Background Man UK Premiere
Dir / Wri: Jose Medina, Prod: Jose Medina
Spain (2014), 4 min, Cert 15
A man without memories confronts his past through a series of photographic images in which sometimes what really matters is in the background.
Such Appetite UK Premiere
Dir / Wri:Stoyan Nikolaev and Rumen Pavlov, Prod: Rumen Pavlov
Bulgaria (2015), 3 min, Cert 12
Occupational safety manual.
Dir / Wri: James Dearden, Prod: James Dearden
UK (2014), 3 min, Cert 15
When Jack is made to play outside he recreates his video game in his imagination, however this innocent and playful act leads to something much more serious.
Dir / Wri: Saman Hosseinpuor, Prod: Saman Hosseinpuor
Iran (2015), 1 min, Cert U
A boy is watching a soccer game on TV and gets so excited he forgets he’s in the middle of a haircut. Oops!
MeTube: August Sings Carmen Habanera
Dir / Wri: Daniel Moshel, Prod: Daniel Moshel
Austria (2013), 4 min, Cert 12
An homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.
Recently in the Woods
Dir / Wri: Daniel van Westen, Prod: Daniel van Westen
Germany (2013), 1 min, Cert 12
Two horses laugh at a unicorn’s horn because of it’s different appearance.
Dir / Wri: Philipp Artus, Prod: Philipp Artus
Germany (2012), 3 min, Cert U
A snail invents the wheel and goes through a cultural evolution to finally get back to its origin.
Eloise, Little Dreamer
Dir / Wri: Myriam Obin, Prod: Myriam Obin
Canada (2015), 4 min, Cert PG
It’s a day of celebration in the streets of the city and everybody is wearing masks and making noise.
My Kingdom NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir / Wri: Debra Solomon, Prod: Debra Solomon
USA (2014), 4 min, Cert 12
An animated, musical, not-so-meditative meditation on the nature of personal space…
Dir / Wri: Robert Löbel, Prod: Robert Löbel
Germany (2013), 4 min, Cert PG
A film about the daily routine of life in a windy country.
I Could Eat A Horse UK Premiere
Dir / Wri: Jake Hovell, Prod: Jake Hovell
UK (2015), 4 min, Cert PG
An incompetent student’s desperate quest for sustenance, as he explores his filthy shared house, leading him to a life-changing dilemma.