april, 2024

27apr1:15 pmMaking a BreakthroughStaying afloat. Short stories about meeting life’s challenges.


Event Details

Staying afloat. Short stories about meeting life’s challenges.

Making a Breakthrough

1.30pm screening

Dir: Ben Kernow
UK 14mins

Life at the end of the line has always been tough. With the cost of living going up and pressure to cash in on their now quaint fishing cottage’s financial potential, Biddy and Rob find themselves at the end of the line in more ways than one. However Biddy has a plan, Biddy has an idea, Biddy has a desire to paint. The question is will any of her work save them from financial ruin, and who at the end of the line will take notice?
Narrative shorts. Comedy.

Dir: Tehillah Hinds
UK 3mins

‘Be Confident Music Video – Tehillah’ is an empowering dance and narrative short film by Writer, Producer, and Singer-Songwriter, Tehillah. Her background in writing and producing for BBC New Creatives and BBC Bitesize projects put Tehillah in good stead for this self-produced debut music video, and it is the lead track of her debut EP ‘Be Confident’. Hailed as ‘the new face and voice of mainstream indie music’ by Artistic Echoes, this release is just the start for Tehillah, as she sets her sights on bigger plans for the future that connect her love of music and visual storytelling.
Experimental. Music video.

Dir: Sean Coleman
UK 4mins

Cyberpotence is a short story about an introverted kid called Archie who has gained confidence through the world of gaming, particularly Fifa. He loves the sport but hasn’t been able to take part. However, through Esports Archie is able to join in and make friends.
Micro short. Drama.

Dir: Ewan McIntosh
UK 8mins

A young couple infiltrate a carbon capture facility near Inverness as part of an eco-resistance action, as the spectre of climate crisis haunts the dissolution of their relationship.
Narrative shorts. Drama. English Premiere.

Dir: Dan Horrigan
UK 15mins

A dyslexic con on his first day in prison receives a letter that could save his life. Who should read it? This crime drama romance tells the story of Rolan who through a desire to do the right thing for a woman and child in danger risks it all so they can be free.
Narrative shorts. Drama.

Dirs: Liam Steers & James Clubb
UK 7mins

Sam is broke with a girlfriend and baby at home. His walk back from work detours to the pub, all the while making idle promises over the phone that he’ll be home soon. Back on his way, he stumbles across a man sat outside a corner shop, asking for change. He offers to buy the man anything he wants from the shop. “You could get us a scratch card if you want?”. This one request transforms Sam’s drunken walk home into a night of anger, desperation, & questions what charity really means to people giving and receiving it.
Narrative shorts. Drama.

Dir: Harry Mead
UK 7mins

After she can’t financially afford to travel on her dream holiday, a young woman named Emily decides to build a miniature model wonderland of her dream destinations.
Narrative shorts. Animation.

Dir: Sean Rhys James
UK 10mins

After a tragedy in Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis patient Jenny goes to the beach with friends to take her mind off things. While there, they laugh, they cry and they reflect on their lives and their friendship.
Based on a true story, The Swan with the Broken Lungs looks at life with a serious illness.
Narrative shorts. Drama. English Premiere.

Dir: Lois Norman
UK 9mins

On a deserted East Sussex beach, a sixty-two-year-old woman struggles to face down her inner demons as she makes her way into the water.
Experimental. Drama


(Saturday) 1:15 pm BST


Bucks New University - Studio 1

Bucks New University, High Wycombe, HP11 2JZ



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