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Best Of International Shorts 1 – 2023

The 1st 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® qualifying awards; Best Short Live Action & Best Short Animation.

Screening: Sat 22 Jan, 1.30pm | Runtime: 114 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Uprooted

    Displacement crisis has reached 100 million people globally. 60+ Ukrainian refugees were involved in making the film, sending a message of support to all refugees.

  • This Will Not Be A Festival Film

    A tale of a girl who studied animation and spent four years without a day of vacation. An animated short about a film school student who is working on her graduation film.

  • Baby

    After her father’s second marriage, Nina struggles to feel part of her new family. On what should have been the perfect birthday celebration for her new sister, Nina’s insecurities and frail relationship with her father take center-stage as Nina confronts a side of herself she didn’t know existed.

  • A’lam (Flag)

    Nassim visits his best friend May, before she moves to the United States. They spend their last night together in Jerusalem. The events of the night bring to surface the complexity of their friendship.

  • The Fourth

    Eager to celebrate the 4th of July, a group of young black and Latino friends experience a police encounter that shatters the meaning of the holiday.

  • Rule

    In the sweltering summer of 2015, a girl Lu Yao transfers to a strict high school where all girls are required to cut their hair short. In order to keep her beautiful long hair, Lu Yao makes a bold decision.

  • Sami’s Fugue

    It is winter. Sami is interning at a psychiatric institution. On a visit day, his mother and sister tell him their horse died.

  • Brodeo

    After a relapse, Jildou has to live at home again with her dominant mother. Confined to a wheelchair, she is determined to focus on her freedom.

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