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 International Shorts 2

1: Beyond the North Winds : A Post Nuclear Reverie

Director Natalie Cubides-Brady

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 23:52 mins

Description

Beyond the North Winds is a hybrid documentary about the decommissioning of a nuclear plant in Scotland. It traces the journey of Walter Glass, who disappears while writing a report on the reactor. Concerned with landscape and time, myth and technology, the film explores the nature of ruins, and asks what environmental scars our generation will leave behind for the future.


2: The Mortician of Manila

Director Leah Borromeo

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 25 mins

Description

Orly manages and lives at Eusebio 24hr Funeral Services in Manila, Philippines. His relationships with clients and journalists alike colour the empathy and contempt he holds for the country’s ‘drug war’ victims who, like him, are struggling to survive. One victim, Angelita, loses her son Anthony, in a suspected drug-related police killing. Arriving at Orly’s funeral parlour, she realises she cannot afford her son’s funeral. While her son lies in a wake, Angelita battles the odds, and rising flood waters, to raise more than twice the money it takes to raise her family on in a year. Meanwhile, Vincent, a photojournalist, relies upon Orly to get news of the latest killings to report in his ongoing assignments. A compelling ‘slice of life’ narrative and intimate access lends this film a sobering perspective on the lives behind the headlines surrounding Philippines President Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’.


3: Lewiston

Director Jacob Roberts and David Shayne

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 18:18 mins

Description

A series of lyrical vignettes explores the cultural encounter between two radically different communities—one Somali, one white—that coexist in a precarious balance.


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Director Charles Fairbank

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 18 misn 15 seconds

Description A sonic portrait of a Chiapan village focused on architecture and public space. Filmed over six years, ( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) is a sensory ethnography of culture and communication in a community founded by volcano eruption refugees.


5: Influenced

Director Duha Abbas

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 6 mins

Description

Meet a girl who exists more online than she does in real life. A beauty lover turned Instagram star who moved to Dubai in pursuit of fame and success, where more than 20 new bloggers emerge every week. In a competitive market where there’s little real substance and an abundance of high quality selfies, she still managed to make an Influencer of herself. How? The answer could only be her fierce, arrogant, diva attitude which cost her more than she bargained for.


6: Frame in Frame

Director Kim Ji-hwan

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 27:27 mins

Description

Yang Sun-hyung explains a film to Ha Na-kyung by showing the film he participated in as an actor. He says he is the author of the original novel of the film, but at the same time he plays the character in the novel. But as time goes by, it's kind of weird. The boundaries between the space in the film and the real space that the two are watching become blurred. Also, the time of the film that looked like a real time turned into a question that may not be linear


7: You are the Bottom of My Mind

Director: Catriona Black

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 5 mins

Description

A hand-drawn animation commissioned for the BBC’s centenary programming about the Iolaire disaster, in which 201 sailors returning from WWI drowned just yards from home on New Year’s Eve. First-hand Scottish Gaelic accounts from survivors and witnesses describe the disaster and its lasting impact on the Lewis community, set to a powerful musical score by Sarah-Jane Summers. The animation is drawn in charcoal style and layered with poignant Iolaire-related photographic details.


8; The Great Toliet Paper Scare

Director Brian Gersten

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 10 mins

Description

The untold story of a notorious incident involving Johnny Carson, a lot of toilet paper, and millions of fearful Americans. In 1973, as a dire oil crisis plagued the country, Carson made a joke on "The Tonight Show" about a possible paper shortage. This off-hand remark quickly created an actual paper shortage when viewers went and bought up as much toilet paper as they could get their hands on. Compiled entirely of archival footage, and animated sequences based on contemporaneous news reports, the film explores the power and impact of misinformation in the media.