Category: The 2018 Film Festival Programme

Polaroid People

Short Film: (Saturday 6th October, 13:30). Part of the UK Short Film Programme – Polaroid people explores the challenges that arise for a young Muslim transboy trying to embrace his true identity without losing his family and religion. This 2 minute documentary by Chelsie Yates is fresh, insightful, compassionate and uplifting.


Short Film: (Sunday 7th October, 13:30). Part of the International Short Film Programme – In celebration of his birthday, a young boy, Stratis, is excited to get a new pet fish. His father, a staunch, rough around the edges conservative takes him to the pet store but ends up disappointed in his son’s choice. With all the gladiator fish he could choose from, the young boy selected a chubby goldfish. During their return home, the boy declares that his goldfish is gay but the father just won’t have it…

Beached Whale

Short Film: (Saturday 6th October, 13:30). Part of the UK Short Film Programme – When Elaines husband dies, leaving her a map and directions to where he would like his ashes to be scattered, she sets out on a road trip with her best friend, Lois, leaving their quiet village in South Wales for the Yorkshire Dales.

Three Centimetres

Short Film: (Sunday 7th October, 11:00). Bonus short, screening prior to In Between – In the oldest fun park of Beirut, four young female friends go on a Ferris Wheel ride. During this claustrophobic open-air journey, they touch on intimate subjects, from making best use of three centimetres to Joanna’s recent breakup. However, Suzie’s breakup advice leads to an unexpected confession.


Short Film: (Saturday 6th October, 15:00). Bonus short, screening prior to Snapshots – An ageing woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.


Short Film: (Saturday 6th October, 13:30). Part of the UK Short Film Programme – A non-fiction short following drag queen Candy Fierce, promoting a message of self-love and body positivity; defying social expectations and traditional norms surrounding body image.