Microshorts 28/11/18

Sometimes, brevity is the soul of wit. And of concise and incisive filmmaking. This programme is designed to demonstrate this. We’ve mobile phone films and music videos, documentary snapshots and experimental oddities, punchy animations and compact dramas. All they have in common is their brief length. And the intelligence with which they explore and exploit the form.

Advisory Cert 15

Wednesday 28th November at 8.00pm

NIAMOS Screen 2, Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU

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UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Michal Dzierza, Wri / Cast: Heather Coombs  

UK, 2018, 3 min 08 sec

An urban garden. A woman on the brink decides to call time’s up on her relationship. But the past won’t leave her alone.



UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Jay Hollinsworth.

USA, 2017, 4 min 38 sec

An illegal prairie cockfight is the setting for a struggle to find place and peace in the rural west of the 1970’s.


JASMINE STUNG                                             

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Partho Gupte, Prod: Amole Gupte.

India, 2017, 5 min

A 10 year old boy is trying to sell jasmine flower strings on a hot and busy Mumbai street, in the hope of getting his little sister her first meal of the day


BROKEN DREAMS                                         

Greater Manchester Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Nick Cinelli, Prod: National Film and Television School, Wri: Jessica Sinyard

UK, 2018, 2 min 45 sec

Sal hopes will power, imagination, and music can bring her and her father’s dreams to life. Sadly, it’s all just a mirage in the desert.



World Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Stephen Kilkie, Prod: Karen Calder

UK, 2018, 2 min 54 sec

A comment about a friend’s social media pic leads to serious consequences.


ALL HAPPENED BEFORE.                           

Europe Premiere

Dir / Wri: Gloria Mercer, Prod: Aidan West

Canada, 2018, 5 min 20 sec

An enigmatic snapshot of a young girl’s life.


WITH ME                                                        

North West Premiere

Dir / Wri: Azadeh Ghochagh, Prod: Morteza Gheidi

Iran, 2017, 5 min

A girl tries to run from her past..


SAVING POOH                                              

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Julia Trachtenberg.

Israel, 2017, 2 min 32 sec

An almost forgotten memory of grandma “Matrushka” when she was a little girl.



WHEN MUM IS DONE                                   

Greater Manchester Premiere

Dir: Natasha Hawthornthwaite, Prod: Ian Fenton. Nick Oakley

UK, 2018, 2 min 41 sec

An intimate exploration of empty nest syndrome.


EACH AND EVERY SHADE                          

UK Premiere

Dir: Sarah Ibrahim, Prod: Aiden Reynolds

Kuwait / USA, 2018, 3 min

What constitutes someone too dark, or not dark enough, or just light enough to pass?


POST MORTEM                                            

North West Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: James Todd

UK, 2018, 5 min

Death is carrying out his grim job in the final days of the world. In his loneliness, he finds an unlikely friend.


THE ABANDONED ZOO                               

North West Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Ethan Kogan, Prod: Jessica Silvetti.

USA, 2016, 1 min 50 sec

A child comes face to face with a fear of the dark and the unknown.



Dir / Wri: Jennifer D. Bianchi, Wri: Troy Sanders

USA, 2018, 2 min 35 sec

“When I was a little girl, I used to think some pretty crazy things.”




Dir / Wri: Negin Homayounpour, Prod: Mehdi Khanjari.  

Iran, 2018, 4 min 21 sec

A family is watching a war movie. Suddenly, they experience the same events…



World Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Lucas Becker

Brazil, 2018, 34 sec

The exponential effects of really believing in your thoughts, anxieties and terrors.


BURNT ORANGES                                              

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Patrick Bokin

Ireland, 1 min 30

A disturbed man recalls the events leading to his imprisonment.



Dir / Wri: George Wu, Prod: Cherry Jordan.

UK, 2018, 2 min 30 sec
Ever wondered what a group of puppets powered by a Jazz quintet looks like?


HATE FOR SALE                                          

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod: Anna Eijsbouts, Wri: Neil Gaiman.  

Netherlands, 2017, 2 min 39 sec

We live in a world in which we consume hate as much as we are consumed by it.


PEN PALS                                                    

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Matthew Hyatt.

USA, 2018, 2 min 34 sec

A young widow struggling to cope with loneliness shares her information on a pen pal website but receives more than just spam.



WORD OF MOUTH                                     

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Tak Nakano.

Australia, 2018, 4 min 58 sec

Why does handmade food taste better? A Sicilian reveals all.


SOUL MATE                                               

UK Premiere

Dir: Mahdi borjian

Iran, 2017, 2 min

A boy rushes home from school and makes an unexpected decision



North West Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: David Yorke, Prod: Helena Anthony, Kotryna Sniukaite.

UK, 2016, 4 min 39 sec

A snap shot look into the highs and lows of an intense relationship.


AS WE DIE                                                

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod: Agata Bert, Jordi Estrada.

Spain, 2018, 3 min

The rumble of the waves and the approaching storm conjures an evil prophecy announced from the beginning of the relationship: all things have an end.


FULL CIRCLE                                          

World Premiere

Dir / Wri: Reza Aghaei

Iran, 2018, 2 min 50 sec

A man returns home at the end of the night …



WARSNARE – SYNDROME                    

North West Premiere

Dir / Wri: George Thomson & Lukas Schrank, Prod: Visitor Studio

UK, 2018, 3 min

A man living in isolation is awoken by a mysterious intruder.



World Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Mehdi Shahpiry

Iran, 2018, 3 min

Man, Woman, Adhesive, Closet!



UK Premiere

Dir: Drew Danburry, Wri: Drew Barlow

USA, 2018, 3 min 23 sec

A hand drawn animated music video



UK Premiere

Dir: Karim Sherif, Prod: Cocaina Studios

Egypt, 2018, 2 min 40 sec

An attempt to portray emotions through visuals.


A BIAS TAPE                                           

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Lynnette Taylor

USA, 2018, 3 min 42 sec

The world inside a music box reveals the twisted narrative that replays generation after generation.



Dir / Wri: Richard Howe, Prod: Kane Clover, Mark Horne.

UK, 2017, 2 min 20 sec

A sleeping girl enters a world run by the King of Sleep who want to keep her asleep forever. Can she escape?




North West Premiere

Dir / Wri: Alejandro Damiani, Prod: Juan José López, Wri: Santi Vecino, Juan Andrés Fontán, Javi Cruzado, Enrique Codesio.

Mexico / Uruguay, 2018, 5 min 55 sec

While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling from the sky and landing in the desert on the Mexico – US border…




TRT: 97 min 17 sec

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