A young woman invites her literature teacher to a discussion on a story about a man who wants to freeze the moment. She suggests that he is writing to disguise his own inner desires. They fall in love, and life takes an unexpected turn. "Apple" is a poetic story of life in limbo between happiness and pain. About a desire to hold on while certainly knowing it will all pass. A picture of our existence as a constant movement. "Apple" is this week's Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it here: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/apple Original title: Eple Cast: Thorbjørn Harr, Silje Storstein, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Beate Bruland, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Marie Blokhus Directed by Yngvild Sve Flikke Written by Gunnhild Øyehaug Produced by Yngve Sæther Production Manager: Hege Hauff Hvattum Director of Photography: Marianne Bakke Production Design: Tuva Hølmebakk Costumes: Maria Bohlin Editor: Zaklina Stojcevska Colorist: Julien Alary Sound Design: Gisle Tveito Composer: Kåre Chr. Vestrheim Musicians: Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen, Magnhild Skomedal Torvanger, Emilie Heldal Lidsheim, Sofie Mortvedt © Motlys AS, 2018
Javier is an Argentine who's been living in Europe for a long time. But he's back in his hometown of Buenos Aires, following his father's death, to look after his frail mother, Miriam, who suffers from mental health issues. Caught between the life he has carefully built abroad over the years and his family duties back home, Javier must make some difficult choices. --- Winner of Best Short and Audience Award at Short Focus Film Festival 2019.
Cry of the City
Cry of the City shares its title with the partially remembered Robert Siodmak noir from 1948, a film in its design and making so fastidiously monochromatic that it would have probably looked black and white shot in colour. Boldizsár CR’s 2017 fashion film occupies instead a sort of infinite dusk, in which the sky snips aquamarine through scant fissures in the city’s architecture, and wan male figures flit head-down through strands of frayed neon illumination, haunting various indeterminate urban zones, bus stops and phone booths - skulking faces dissected by dripped graffiti on municipal perspex.
Inside a lingerie fitting room, two strangers - a customer who has recently undergone a mastectomy and a bra fitter - are bound on a mission to find a bra that works. Directed by Emily Avila Written by Emily Avila & Bronwen Noakes Starring Deborah Leiser-Moore and Clementine Anderson Short of the Week: shortoftheweek.com/2019/02/21/fitting/ Sydney Film Festival 2018 | World Premiere BFI London Film Festival 2018 | European Premiere Palm Springs International ShortFest 2018 | North American Premiere Short of the Week + Vimeo Staff Pick | Online Premiere Producers - Emily Avila and Jackson Lapsley Scott Cinematographer - Adric Watson Editor - Adric Watson Sound Designer - Dylan Barfield Costume Designer - Marnie Perkins Production Designer - Sabina Myers Hair & Make-up Artist - Alyssa Selin 'Fitting' was a recipient of the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship presented in partnership with the Sydney Film Festival
Ghost of a Chance
'Ghost of a Chance' is a snapshot into the relationship of a young working class American couple. The two individuals are bonded together through the expectance of a newborn baby. With different priorities literally racing through their lives, we question whether one man’s childhood dream is more important than three people’s domestic reality. Manes Duerr's quiet drama is a thoughtful study on the modern American family and the weight of its responsibilities.
In a reality where chewing gum doesn't exist, Anne pitches an idea that could change the world... Gum is a fantastically funny short film featuring entirely improvised performances from Suzi Barrett and Rebecca Drysdale. The sketch brilliantly emphasizes the absurd characteristics of this simple and ubiquitous confection, forcing us to reconsider the values of the rituals we perform in our everyday lives.
A mother finds herself sinking into a violent domestic relationship, until a wave of emotions is awakened within her. 'Influx' is a poetic short film that dives into themes of domestic abuse, alcoholism and love, inspired by Leslie Morgan Steiner's TED talk ‘Why domestic violence victims don’t leave’, and by the countless stories of mothers trapped in abusive relationships and compelled by the power of love for their children.
Four strangers – a young woman draped in a silk gown, a nanny, a musician and an old man – meet at a pedestrian crossing where they painstakingly wait for a newly installed traffic signal to aid them safely to the other side of the road. This is not the set up to an overwrought party joke, but instead is the premise for Martin Van Hassel’s The Island [La Mediana], a wonderfully executed black-comedy come paranormal drama that skilfully wrestles with themes of mortality, revenge, regret and forgiveness. Read our full review here: https://www.framelight.org/single-post/2018/06/26/The-Island-Martin-Van-Hassle-Rolle-SPA-2018
One family, a silver necklace, a dustbin lorry and an icy lake are arguably all equally important characters in João Monteiro’s short piece, José. Although this is a film that evades easy interpretation, themes of secrecy, trauma and mourning are clearly interwoven in a story laden with symbolism.
An astronaut braves a pioneering solo mission into deep space, leaving behind her loving husband. Through disjointed communications, she discovers her life on Earth has changed forever. 'The Jump' is a short sci-fi drama on the elasticity of time, love and loss. The film was produced for the NASA short film competition CineSpace, where filmmakers are asked to make a short film, of 10 mins or less duration, that contains at least 10% footage from the NASA Archives, using actual NASA imagery within the film. We used a broad selection of NASA archive footage mixed with new material shot by the production team. --- Awards / Nominations Best Short Sci-fi - New Forest Film Festival 2018, UK Finalist - Lacie PushPlay Competition 2018, Online Nominated for best VFX - Berlin Sci-fi Fest 2018, Germany Semi-Finalist - AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2018, USA --- Screenings / Official Selection: Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival 2018, USA Sci-Fi London Film Festival 2018, UK Leiden International Short Film Experience 2018, Netherlands New Forest Film Festival 2018, UK Fear No Film Festival 2018, USA Lacie PushPlay Competition 2018, Online Emerging Filmmakers Night 2018, UK Court Métrange Film Festival 2018, France Screen25 Short Film Programming, 2018, UK Muestra Internacional de Cine Astronómico 2018, La Palma Spain Astronomy On Tap Leiden 2018, Netherlands Berlin Sci-fi Fest 2018, Germany Dumbo Film Festival 2018, USA Bloodstained Indie Film Festival 2018, Japan AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2018, USA Lift-Off Sessions December 2018, Online Boston Science Fiction Film Festival 2019, USA --- CREDITS CAST Roseanna Frascona Philip Arditti Raad Rawi CREW Director: Andy Sowerby Writers: Uriel Emil / Rachael Halliwell Director Of Photography: Jan Vrhovnik Sound Recordists: Matthew Faulkner / Grégoire Mariault Production Designer: Chris Brake Hair and Makeup: Kelly Harrington / Saima Malik Sound Designer & Composer: Gonçalo Abrantes Colourist: Marty Mcmullan, Rushes Post Production --- © ANDY SOWERBY 2017