Shorts #2: International Perspectives
Thu 01 Dec 2016
recommended ages 12+
5.45pm - 7.15pm
Now in its fifteenth year, Two Short Nights Film Festival returns with a jam-packed programme of screenings and events celebrating the world of short film.
Discover inventive animation, stunning cinematography and storytelling at its finest with screenings featuring must-see films from around the globe alongside emerging local talent.
This curated selection of must-see short films from around the world features chance meetings, turning points and friendships that will last a lifetime. Two cosmonauts make their common dream a reality in the Oscar-nominated We Can’t Live Without Cosmos. Toronto International Film Festival selected Second Skin follows the story of a girl in a cardboard box for whom a chance meeting allows her to unpack.
Cat Hayes, animation, United Kingdom, 2mins
When things go hand in hand, what use is just one.
Moin Hussain, drama, United Kingdom, 14mins
A young paperboy crosses paths with a minister, a widower and a drifter on a fateful morning in the flatlands of Eastern England in this often unnerving, nonlinear glimpse of daily life.
Toma Waszarow, drama/comedy, Bulgaria, 21mins
In a small provincial town, the only traffic light is stuck on red. An intercity bus driver refuses to continue until the light turns green. This provokes a series of misunderstandings; in a world where following the rules is a misunderstanding in itself.
Charlie Manton, drama, United Kingdom, 20mins
A girl believes shes too ugly to be seen wears a cardboard box as her second skin.
Konstantin Bronzit, animation, Russia, 15mins
Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, drama, Iceland/Denmark, 15mins
When the younger brother a little boy witnesses a life or death moment involving his big brother it sets in motion the possibility of either a great tragedy or a turning point to better times in the brothers’ lives.