We’ve robot companions, synthetic chefs and intergalactic postwoman, sinister birth cults, secret agents with edited memories, and ideas that can kill you in this selection of spectacular and speculative tales.
Join us at Gullivers NQ, Oldham Street from 6:15pm. General admission £5, concessions £4.
SOMNIUM (North West Premiere)
Dir / Prod: Mayed Al Qasimi, Wri: Roland Walters, Prod: Alex Di Cuffa, Richard Tan
UK, 2018, 14 min, 21 sec, Cert PG
An intergalactic postal worker faces unexpected challenges on her final job.
Dir / Wri: N’cee van Heerden, Prod: Victoria Burkhart, Karen Wong
Canada, 2018, 18 min 40 sec, Cert 15
Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. A mind-blowing idea. And he is the only one immune to it.
K R I M (North West Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Manuel Hüttner, Prod: Martin Reicht
Austria, 2019, 9 min 50 sec, Cert 15
A secret agent returns from a mission with gaps in her memories and a new objective that she is determined to keep to herself.
THE CHEF (North West Premiere)
Dir: Hao Zheng, Wri / Prod: Ithaca Yixian Deng, Wri: Leqi Vanessa Kong
USA, 2019, 19 min 50 sec, Cert 15
A Chinese chef is ordered to pass on his cooking skill to a humanoid robot.
CHILD (UK Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Sébastien Blanc, Prod: Anna Spacio
Switzerland, 2019, 20 mins, Cert 15
A rebellious teenage girl is sent to a remote village in the Swiss mountains where she’ll have to face the ire of her mother and a mysterious cult in a fight for what she holds dearest.
THIS TIME AWAY (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Magali Barbe, Prod: Russel Curtis, Debbie Crosscup
UK, 2019, 14 min, Cert 12A
Nigel is a reclusive elderly man, haunted by his past… until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine.
96 min 41 sec.