To Live is the Rarest Thing
This year’s shorts programme is our most ambitious yet: a three-course feast showcasing up-and-coming filmmaking talent from all over the world, programmed by Liam Ryan.
Director: Thomas Wood
Running Time: 24:26
The story of a redneck savant and natural storyteller who started mining for gold on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
AN ODE TO LOVE
Writer-director: Matthew Darragh
Running Time: 07:00
A lonely man on a desert island explores the highs and lows of romantic love when a mysterious companion is washed ashore.
THE PHONE CALL
Director: Mat Kirkby
Writers: Mat Kirkby, James Lucas
Running Time: 20:55
A shy helpline worker, receives a call from a mystery man.
Writer-director: Paul Helin
Running Time: 19:30
Sometimes the only way to safety lies on dark paths...
Director: Brian Deane
Writer: Matthew Roche
Running Time: 11:41
A nostalgic coming-of-age story about two friends that set out in pursuit of their first crush.