NEW SHORTS: Best UK Short Award Nominations
19:00 Fri 8 Jan 2016
We kick off proceedings with the shortlist for Best UK Short Film Award. This is a perfect
cross-section of new talent that floats LSFF’s boat. This is work we think is
pushing boundaries and work that is exciting us in terms of the cinematic arts.
The award is sponsored by British Council.
Film running order:
BLACK SHEEP Christian Cerami 15 mins
EDMOND Nina Gantz 9 mins
MANOMAN Simon Cartwright 11 mins
OVER Jörn Threlfall 14 mins
RATE ME Fyzal Boulifa 17 mins
SAMUEL-613 Billy Lumby 15 mins
TAMARA Sofia Safanova 16 mins
Christian Cerami 15 mins (UK, 2015)A new recruit to the English Defense League takes his 13 year old brother to a far right demonstration in Bradford.
Nina Gantz 9 mins (UK, 2015)Edmond's impulse to love and be close to others is strong... Maybe too strong. As he stands alone by a lake contemplating his options, he goes on a journey backwards through his life, and revisits all his defining moments in search for the origin of his desires.
Simon Cartwright 11 mins (UK, 2015)Glen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session, surrounded by wailing men he cannot even make a sound. When another member of the class pushes Glen too far he finally lets something out- a miniature version of himself which does whatever it wants, regardless of the consequences.
Jörn Threlfall 14 mins (UK, 2015)Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots, told in reverse order, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.
Fyzal Boulifa 17 mins (UK, 2015)A portrait of teenage escort, 'Coco’.
Billy Lumby 15 mins (UK, 2015)The story of Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London.
Sofia Safanova 16 mins (UK, 2015)Siberian bus conductress Tamara introduces her teenage son Max to the colleague she started dating recently. As they meet in a jolly karaoke bar, she gets suspended between the two men and is forced to look for her own self instead.