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NEW SHORTS: Obsession
Sat 13 Jan 18:30 ICA
Dangerous fixations, emotional manipulations and unfathomable delusions, these shorts veer from boy band worship to teenage crushes, obsessive parental love to a child’s devotion to a treasured animal. 93 mins
Andi Osho 14 mins
Teen fan fiction writer, Amber Gorman, takes her boyband obsession too far in a tense, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.
Ahmed Al-Daradji / Jessica Kelly 14 mins
When 13-year-old Adem brings a stray dog home, he's knows he’s violating Iraqi Muslim customs and traditions. He swears his brother to secrecy and manages to wash and feed the dog before it escapes. His mother calls the sheik, who lays down the law in no uncertain terms. Adem draws a line in defence of his homeless friend’s rights.
Sam Firth 14 mins
A 14 year old girl from a small highland community has a crush on a local lobster fisherman, she persuades him to take her out for a day and finds the attraction is mutual. Flirtation and play leads to an encounter that she is not quite ready for.
Barney Cokeless 7 mins
Every night, a lonely man sees a beautiful young woman dancing outside his window. He is transfixed by her. Wonders if she's real. Then things become more complicated...
Nour Wazzi 20 mins
When her Middle Eastern husband kidnaps their child, Sarah blindly recruits a prejudiced neighbour to hunt them down. A sense of dread slowly tightens its grip as a little girl’s life hangs in the balance and a new threat rears its head.
Tze Hao Wong 13 mins
A surreal short film about a girl named Darcey who is obsessed with winning and is known to be the best arcade player. Alex, a young man who works at the arcade amusements, falls in love with Darcey and comes up with an ingenious plan of getting her attention - beating her high score.
AN ARM'S LENGTH
Max Weiland 11 mins
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.