Student Shorts | Cornwall Film Festival


Congratulations to all of our selected filmmakers of the Student Competition, the winner of which will be screened at the 2016 Cornwall Film Festival as part of our official selection! – Find the Short List below


Lifeline by Sam Jones

Funded through a¬†BFI¬†prize, Lifeline¬†is¬†17-year-old Sam Jones’ chilling apocalyptic sketch that sees a desperate mother risking everything to provide the final lifeline for her son.

Oak by Aubrey Keith

Made during her Senior Year at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, USA,¬†Aubrey Keith’s¬†Oak¬†sees two kids using music to overcome their predetermined paths.¬†Oak¬†is a deeply personal story that presents the awkward, in-between years, where teens spend moments in groups, but also moments of loneliness.

First Snow by Lenka Ivancikova

First Snow is a stop-motion animated fairy tale about the little Hedgehog who unexpectedly wakes up from his winter sleep. Curious little Hedgehog leaves his den to watch a beautiful night sky. But the night brings a heavy snowfall and covers our little Hedgehog who accidentally falls asleep outside. When he wakes up in the morning, he finds out all his familiar paths are covered in snow and he heads out for a dangerous adventure to find his den. On his way he meets the creepy Fish, the hungry Fox and the big ravenous Eagle. Will the little Hedgehog find his way home?

The Case of the Ware-Rat  by Jan Julian Rospond

In the city shred by terror, a mysterious shape-shifting man, strikes fear into the hearts of the citizens. A wild, innocent cat nearly falls victim to the strange monster, however he discovers his great secret.

Wolves by Alvaro Rodriguez Areny

World War II. Arthur, British Royal Air Force pilot, flees cross-country after his plain crashes. He begins a fight for survival in which he will encounter more than German enemies.

Thornbird by Jonathan Stutzman


Thornbird¬†is an award-winning experimental fairy-tale about a young girl who is transported into a dreamworld after finding a magic mask. Stutzman’s short¬†has been described by one of our judges as “A fantastic and chilling piece that has resonates with a canny blend of fantasy and visual confidence reminiscent of Guillermo Del Toro” .

Deep Pan Fury by Charlie Dennis

Deep Pan Fury is a martial arts film about Katashi Kimoto, a young Japanese street fighter trying to change his ways. After leaving his native Japan for a small English town, Katashi soon learns that Oni, a ruthless chinpira of the notorious 9th Shade Clan, has been extorting his Grandfathers struggling pizza shop. Old habits die-hard and Katashi finds himself fighting for a new cause. Family honour.



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