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Best Of International 5 – 2019

The 5th of five programmes featuring the Best of International short films in competition.

Be uplifted, inspired and moved by the next generation of the world’s most talented filmmakers in competition for two Academy accredited awards; Best Short Drama & Best Short Animation.

Screening: Thu 17 Jan, 4.30pm | Duration: 121 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Flowing Through Wonder

    It’s time for the villagers to start their journey. They cross the perilous water in nutshells, with their loved ones to their final destination… where the blue sky and the blue ocean meet up. When do we leave the world of the living?

  • O Órfao (The Orphan)

    Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his ‘different’ way. Inspired by true events.

  • Mamartuile

    The president of Mexico spends his final days in office making plans for his future. Everything looks in order until an international conflict interrupts his pleasant rest.

  • Gold

    Amal lives in a bomb shelter with her sisters in a wartime Syria. Food and water is scarce. One day when Amal is out playing, she finds a piece of gold. Suddenly other people claims the gold belongs to them.

  • Seven

    Yohana, a teenage girl from a remote community in the Norwegian Arctic must decide the fate of the oil worker who has killed her father. In just seven seconds, she must make a life and death decision that will not only mark her forever, but also determine the very future of her people.

  • Royalblau (Royal Blue)

    On his way to take his daughter to gymnastics, a gambling addict stops at a betting shop, leaving the 9-year-old girl in the car. When he returns, he realizes nothing will ever be the same again.

  • Blue Dog

    Emile fears the outside world. He stays at home and paints everything in blue. One evening, his son Yohann meets Soraya, a young girl, fond of Tamil dance. She will help him find the right colour.

  • Animal Behaviour

    Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.