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Naughty Amelia Jane

Sunday 7th October 2018, 13:30-14:30
Part of the International Short Film Programme

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Year: 2017
Country of Origin: India, Czech Republic
Length: 12 min
Director: Risheeta Agrawal
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SYNOPSIS

The film is a satire on the hilarious hypocrisy of society towards that which goes against the “conventional social order of things”, told through the story of two young girls who were in love.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Risheeta Agrawal


An economics major from one of the most prestigious universities in India, Risheeta Agrawal’s career took a drastic turn when she decided to divert her attention to the media Industry.
For almost 5 years as the Creative Director of a leading event agency “EO2 Events” in India, she moved based to Prague to study filmmaking at Prague Film School.
She is now here, a year later, presenting her first short film ‘Naughty Amelia Jane’.

Foxy Trot

Sunday 7th October 2018, 13:30-14:30
Part of the International Short Film Programme

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Year: 2017
Country of Origin: USA
Length: 15 min
Director: Lisa Donato

SYNOPSIS

A married couple is unexpectedly faced with their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Lisa Donato


Lisa Donato is a writer, director, and activist from Billings, Montana and based in Austin. Her award-winning work has screened at hundreds of film, music, and art festivals worldwide. Lisa strives to bring social awareness to marginalized and invisible communities and believes that comedy will mend the tense and politically-polarized culture of the U.S.
The first feature screenplay that she co-wrote, Signature Move, is a coming-of-age Muslim drama about a woman who takes care of her TV-obsessed mother and copes by taking lucha-style wrestling. It was invited to the TriBeCa marketplace and world-premiered at SXSW (2017). Her short comedy, Spunkle, won the LGBTQ EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE at Cannes (2017). It’s about a brother who contemplates fatherhood when his older sister and her wife ask him to be their sperm donor. The News Today, inspired by the Orlando Pulse Nightclub tragedy, was one of 35 short films in the world that was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Iris Prize. It highlights the last ordinary moments between two guys in love. And her short documentary that she created with Fawzia Mirza, Reclaiming Pakistan, won the Ron Kovic Peace Prize and the Dan Eldon Activist Award.
In her spare time, Donato provides free haircuts for Austin’s homeless community and collects personal experiences through optional filmed interviews (Hobo Salon). Other story and directing credits include shows for Nat Geo Wild, Oprah Winfrey Network, PBS, published personal essays in the LA Times, Self Magazine, Curve Magazine, 5280, and Austin Woman.

Goldfish

Sunday 7th October 2018, 13:30-14:30
Part of the International Short Film Programme

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Year: 2017
Country of Origin: Greece
Length: 14 min
Director: Yorgos Angelopoulos
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/goldfish.a.short.film/

SYNOPSIS

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.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Yorgos Angelopoulos


Yorgos Angelopoulos was born in Athens in 1986. He studied Filmmaking in Thessaloniki Fine Arts University (AUTH), majoring in Directing. He was awarded a fellowship for a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting, on the University of The Arts in London. He’s currently working for the Greek Film Centre and is engaged in film education.
Goldfish is his debut film.

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Beached Whale

Saturday 6th October 2018, 13:30-14:30
Part of the UK Short Film Programme

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Year: 2017
Country of Origin: UK
Length: 16 mins
Director: Becky Farrall
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beachedwhaleshortfilm/

SYNOPSIS

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.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Becky Farral


Becky (Farrall) is a Writer/Director based in Leeds, UK. She graduated from The Northern Film School in May 2017.

Three Centimetres

Sunday 7th October 2018, 11:00-13:00
Bonus short, screening prior to In Between

Year: 2018
Country of Origin: UK | Lebanon
Length: 9 mins
Director:Lara Zeidan

SYNOPSIS

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.

 

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Lara Zeidan


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Lara Zeidan is a Lebanese/Canadian filmmaker. After completing a BA in Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut, she enrolled at the London Film School, MA in Filmmaking, where she developed her skills as a writer/director. Her graduation film ‘Three Centimetres’ premiered at the Berlinale 2018, where it won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film.

Marguerite

Saturday 6th October 2018, 15:00-17:30
Bonus short, screening prior to Snapshots

Year: 2017
Country of Origin: Canada
Length: 19 mins
Director: Marianne Farley

SYNOPSIS

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.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Marianne Farley


Marianne Farley is a director/screenwriter, producer, and actress from Montreal, Canada. Although she began her career as a singer, in 1997 her acting work started garnering attention. Fully bilingual, she has performed in a variety of projects in Canada, the U.S., and even Finland. Her work in television includes Heroes Reborn (NBC), This Life (CBC), 19-2 (Bravo), The Dead Zone, Le Gentleman, and Les Invincibles. In film, she has played in, among others, La Peau Blanche (Best First Feature film award at the 2004 TIFF, and Claude Jutras award at the 2005 Genie Awards), Christmas Choir, Imaginaerum, and Uvanga.
A true lover of the seventh art, Marianne has also produced four short films and is currently developing two features, one as a producer and one as a director. In August of 2014, more than ready to bring her artistic vision to the next level, she directed her first short film, Ransack (Saccage), which has been selected by numerous film festivals throughout the world.
Marianne has a passion for profound yet simple storytelling. Her experience as an actress drives every decision she makes as a director. The characters must propel the story forward in the truth of the moment. In November 2015 she studied writing with Dara Marks and Deb Norton (Engaging The Feminine Heroic) and it opened her up to a whole new perspective on writing for women.
In December 2016, Marianne shot her second short film Marguerite, which she also wrote.

Candy

Saturday 6th October 2018, 13:30-14:30
Part of the UK Short Film Programme

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Year: 2017
Country of Origin: UK
Length: 4 mins
Director: Beth Stokes
FYI – this short does have some bad language and potentially a “15”.

SYNOPSIS

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.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Beth Stokes


First time director, Beth Stokes has been passionate about non-fiction film and is excited to have worked on their student film ‘CANDY’, a documentary about body positivity through the mouthpiece of a drag queen. Being a part of the LGBT+ community herself, Stokes is passionate about promoting the community in a positive way, hoping to incorporate this into all of her films. A graduate of the BFI Film Academy, Stokes has worked on several BFI/NFTS productions including ‘Jigsaw’ 2015, and ‘Grace’ in 2016 as a sound mixer and recordist.
“I wanted my first film to document talking about body-image and insecurity through the mouthpiece of an individual one would assume would be the most confident; a drag queen. Being a member of the LGBT+ community myself, I really wanted to explore drag and the world of appearances within drag but through Sam, the drag queen called ‘Candy Fierce’ in my documentary; I found an unlikely kindred spirit in the sense that he had come through the other end of the big problems I was having at the time. I believe the message of this film is incredibly important and I hope it inspires some people to become more confident, or a the very least think a little better about themselves and have fun whilst they do it.”