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Sunday 9th April, 2017

The Electric Cinema Screen 2 | 14:30 - 16:00

Mixing fiction and documentary, animation and live-action in this hybrid competition.

Cert (15)*

Mixing fiction and documentary, animation and live-action, this hybrid competition programme interweaves personal tales that are striking for their universality. The prisoner recently released in Chris Shepherd's sequel Johnno's Dead, the Korean soldier in 489 Years, the pensive narrator in Ugly But Good and the bin man in Frankfurter Str. 99 – all their stories, told in the first person, say something about the human condition. Characters share their hopes (in the acclaimed Import) and fears (see the breathtaking Duel-like sequence shot in 16:03): eight slices of life that mirror our inner thoughts and doubts, and paradoxically bring us closer together.

Johnno’s Dead Dir: Chris Shepherd ((UK / 2016 / 8 mins)

489 Years Dir: Hayoun Kwon (France / 2016 / 11 mins) *

Black Dir: Tomasz Popakul (Poland / 2016 / 14 mins)

16.03 Dir: Natalia Siwicka (Poland / 2016 / 16 mins)

Frankfurter Str. 99 Dir: Evgenia Gostrer (Germany / 2016 / 5 mins)

Alexithymia Dir: Duncan Cowles (UK / 2017 / 10 mins)

Ugly but Good Dir: Jordan Wong (USA / 2016 / 4 mins) *

Import Dir: Ena Sendijarevic (Netherlands / 2016 / 17 mins)

Total running time: 85 mins

*UK premieres

Chris Shepherd, Duncan Cowles and Natalia Siwicka will be present at Behind the Camera on Sunday. With thanks to the support of the Polish Cultural Institute.

This screening is part of the Short Film Competition, supported by the Short Film Pass, and the results will be announced on Sunday evening. Don't forget to cast your vote for the audience award!


Please note this event contains flashing imagery.

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