Earlier this year Cornwall Film Festival ran a short film competition judged by local film industry experts, academics and journalists. Of the dozens of submissions from both internationally and locally talented filmmakers, seven have been shortlisted for screening at the 14th edition of the Cornwall Film Festival. As one of the first events at the 2015 Cornwall Film Festival the Official Short Film Selection will be screened at Regal Cinema, Redruth on Saturday 14th November at 11:00am. An overall winner will be announced at the screening.
Congratulations if your film was selected! Tickets can be purchased via Merlin Cinema’s Online Box Office, or at the Regal Cinema itself and you can find a full screening list for the 2015 Festival on our Festival Guide.
|Cornwall Film Festival Official Selection||Regal Redruth||Saturday 14th November at 11:00|
Various | 2015 | 91 mins | Short film/Drama:
Official Selection Short Films:
Directed by Tom Marshall | United Kingdom, 2015 | 12 min 30 sec | Narrative fiction | Action, Dark comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | Short
Alan (Johnny Vegas) searches for answers in all the wrong places and this time he thinks he’s found them…on the internet in the form of a highly trained deadly assassin. But he’s about to learn the true price of entering the ‘dark_net’.
Silence Radio (The Song Remains the Same)
Directed by Reynald Bassil | Lebanon, 2015 | 17 min 22 sec | Narrative fiction | Drama, Independent, Music, War | Short
Beirut, in the months preceding the beginning of the civil war. Nobody seems to be aware they are living the end of an era. Élie, a teenager keen on rock music, counterculture and other libertarian utopias of the 70’s, feels trapped in his cramped conventional environment. He religiously follows the programs of Sam, a radio host with a scathing and provocative tone, programs which in Élie’s view represent this breath of freedom and modernity to which he aspires. He strikes up a friendship with Ramzi, a sassy and well-to-do schoolmate. Their shared love for music draws them together straightaway; their shared attraction for Myriam, Élie’s friend, will drive them apart…
Directed by Ian Bucknole | United Kingdom, 2015 | 12 min 0 sec | Narrative fiction | Crime, Drama, Film noir, Independent, Thriller | Short
The lives of two security guards will change forever when the enigmatic ‘Grey’ appears on the roof of their Parking Lot.
L’Appel (The Call)
Directed by Alban Ravassard |France, 2015 | 17 min 9 sec | Narrative fiction | Crime, Fantastic, Film noir, Mystery | Short
Benoît, 50, is a police lieutenant wounded by the disappearance of his wife, Lise. Unable to perform his grief, he sees his physical and mental health decline when she mysteriously surface again years later. Then, Benoît begins to undergo a strange transformation…
Directed by Samantha Dinning | Australia, 2015 | 8 min 29 sec | Narrative fiction | Dark comedy, Drama, Independent | Short
After witnessing the death of her class pet frog by her cruel and menacing classmates, 10 year old Ellen decides to find a way to exit life’s misery. She concocts a seemingly fool-proof plan until the arrive of a stranger shows her the possibility of another way.
Have Sweet Dreams
Directed by Ciprian Suhar | Romania, 2014 | 20 min 0 sec | Narrative fiction | Drama | Short
In a modest family, where the difficult struggle for survival is influenced by the weakness of the adults, two young boys are trying to live out their dreams. Their father, who surrendered himself to a drinking habit, often puts his family in difficult situations: his sons have no choice but to drag him back home from the local joints, as their mother is uncapable of taking a stand against her husband. Ionuţ discovers by chance that his father has lost his job, thus depriving the family of their sole income. In the light of the new circumstances, the challenging flow of their daily life is brought to an abrupt end.
Prosefhi (Greek School Prayer)
Directed by Thanasis Neofotistos | Greece, 2014 | 20 min 0 sec | Narrative fiction | Drama | Short
In Dimitri’s high school, Vassilis and his friends, a gang of bullies, terrorize him. When he learns that it’s his turn to say the morning prayer in front of the entire school, Vassilis becomes the only thing he can think about. But, what’s going to happen when the time comes and he stands in front of the whole school and mainly in front of him? While seeking their identity, through violence, they will inevitably test each other’s boundaries.
Thank you to all those who entered their work and the very best of luck to those being screened.