In no particular order, here are our In Competition UK shorts for 2021.
Well actually, in alphabetical order 😉
FROM A STANGE LAND
dir: Caroline Steinbeis
Starring Amanda Abbington as Marie, Deborah Findlay as Margaret and Matthew Needham as Jonas
An inquisitive retiree surprises her new neighbours to say hello; what she wasn’t expecting is that they would all be naked. A short film about over-stepping the line and how we find common ground.
LEAVE TO REMAIN
dir: Rémy Bazerque
Starring Bamshad Abedi-Amin as Karim, Camille Coduri as Receptionist, Paul Chan as Mr. Ling and Tom Bonington as Clerk
Things get wild at the ‘VISA and immigration services’ when Karim, a young Iranian father living in the UK is mistakenly threatened with deportation.
dir: Syd Heather
Starring Mandip Gill as Megan and Marnie Baxter as Ashley
In a recording studio, a young sound engineer discovers her mixing board has mysterious abilities, putting her in a position of power over the obnoxious recording artist making her professional life hell.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
dir: Tomasz Frymorgen
Starring Graham Dickson playing Piers, Michelle Asante as Nina, Candida Gubbins as Victoria, Rose Johnson as Poppy and Holly De Jong playing Mrs Morris
During the UK’s Thursday evening clap for healthcare workers, an over-virtuous neighbour is challenged by the nurse next door. His only way to avoid public humiliation is to crush the heretic before him.
THIS IS ZOE
dir: Stephen Gallacher
Starring Hayley Reeve playing Zoe
Zoe’s reserved nature speaks volumes when her familiar, unwanted inner critic comes out to play.
WE’RE TOO GOOD FOR THIS
dir: Missy Malek
Starring Asa Hems, Keron Day, Jayden Reid, Asnath Iosala, Jude Chinchen, and Adam Deacon
A group of deaf and disabled friends decide to get into drug-dealing as payback against a bully.
Get your tickets to the GALA SCREENINGS AND AWARDS at the ArtHouse Cinema on Tuesday the 30th Nov.
Our INTERNATIONAL SHORTS
A DEAD SEA
dir: Nahd Bashir
Starring Mahmoud Abu Jazi as Kamel, Kawla Haj Debsy as Nadya, Tomer Sharon as Moty, Noa Lapedot as Stefany, Hela Harush as A soldier, Bayan Anteer as the Taxi driver and Noya Bashir as the little girl
Kamel, a Palestinian man in his 50s, suffers from autism and travels with his paralyzed sister to the Dead Sea to receive medical treatment in seawater in the hope that it will help him treat psoriasis that has spread through his body. At the beach, he finds himself in an unpleasant situation.
TODAY IS FRIDAY
dir: Mohammad Ahangar
Nader and Saed are arguing with each other because of their problems in the company.
But suddenly something happens which causes some changes to their destiny.