International Program

November 10 - 15, 2020

India / Drama  / 18mins

Director/Writer: Harshit Acharya

Writer: Shardul Karandikar

Producer: Aayush Patel, Mit Jani

Cast: Vipin Sharma, Tarjanee Bhadla

Sharmaji, fondly known as Masterji is a tailor by profession and lives a content life with his daughter Sakshi in their small yet satisfactory world. An unpleasant incident at his shop threatens to ruffle
their lives forever.
USA / Animation / 4mins

Director/Writer: Seora Hong

Losing all reason to live, a man stands on the precipice of life and death. A man who feels like he has lost all reason to live. As he stands on the precipice of life and death, he faces an unexpected situation that may just save his life.
Regarding Annabel
UK / Comedy / 5mins

Director/Writer/Producer: Garry Simpson

Cast: Natalie Walter, Holly Lawton

Set in 1970's Regarding Annabel is a comedy about parental expectation, outside influence and keeping up appearances.
See the Animal
UK / Drama / 16mins

Director: Calum Marshall

Writer: Morgan Groves

Producer: Rosie Goodwin

Cast: Alex Phelps, Joe Bence

Jack is an audience - posing stooge in a magic show run by his long-time friends, Declan and Seamus. Jack wants a fresh start away from their reckless behaviour and Declan’s constant abuse on stage for laughs. Held back by loyalty and calculated persuasion from Seamus, Jack stays, but as the tension between the men grows Declan’s demeanour worsens. He spikes Jack with a hallucinogenic before a performance in yet another attempt to humiliate, which poses a risk during one of their riskier sword tricks.
Silent Notes
USA / Drama / 11mins

Director/Writer: Kiki Tsakalakis

Cast: John McGinty

A misunderstood, deaf, white young man longs to join a black Baptist choir that he has secretly admired from afar in hopes of becoming part of the community.
Croatia / Drama / 19mins

Director/Writer: Rino Barbir
Writer: Šimun Šitum
Producer: Dora Prpić
Cast: Franko Jakovčević, Lana Barić

Deni is a teenager who wants to live the life of his idols from rap songs. His mother Sonja is overly protective woman and an absolute support to her only child. In attempt of proving himself and earning respect from his class colleague and a major school bully, Kelam, Deni commits a minor criminal act. When faced to the police, Deni wants to admit his guilt, but Sonja has different intentions.
Split Second
USA / Drama / 13mins

Director: Julianne Donelle

Writer: Tiziana Giammarino

Producer: Sabrina Stoll, Megan Kay Jordan

Cast: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Nikhil Shukla

When a woman is shoved out of a cafe moments before a grenade is detonated by the very man who commits the attack, she struggles with the guilt of survival as she attempts to uncover the reason why her life was spared when so many others were taken.
The Appointment
UK / Drama / 20mins

Director/Writer: Alexandre Singh

Producer: Mike Elliott, Louise Palmkvist

Cast: Sam Crane, David Bamber

In this playful, supernatural tale by visual artist Alexandre Singh, a curmudgeonly novelist, Henry Salt, wakes from a nightmare to find a troubling entry in his diary: 12 o’clock at the restaurant ‘La Folie’.
The Ghastly Fowl
UK / Animation / 11mins

Director: Shruti Veeramachineni

Writer: Simon Welsh

Producer: Kate Pirouet

Conversations about planetary destruction, global pandemics and the extinction of so many species, are never easy to start. The fact is, we are all complicit, simply because we have been born into a time of consumerism, avarice and blind searching.