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Best Of International Shorts 2 – 2021

The 2nd 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: Sun 24 Jan, 1.30pm | Runtime: 101 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Criss Cross

    A film about love and borders, which is stronger? An unfortunate chain of events motivates a couple in love to try and defy the obstacles between them. Can they be overcome? Or might digging underneath be a better solution? And just when you think it’s getting easier, bureaucracy and the past get in the way!
    view Criss Cross trailer

  • Heaven Reaches Down To Earth

    After Tau comes to a realisation about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo – nothing will ever be the same between them.

  • I Was Still There When You Left Me

    While her tower block is burning, a 7-year-old girl is consumed by guilt, thinking she started the fire.

  • In the Dusk

    In The Dusk follows the journey of an elder Shaman (Tangar Borkhuu) who loses her only grandson after curing a dying boy. She is searching for a foal that the Gods tell her is the rebirth of her grandson. No one, including her son, believes in her, but she insists that the Gods will reply to her call.

  • Lovena

    Lovena becomes French Guiana’s chess champion. An opportunity and a burden for an illegal Haitian immigrant teenager.

  • Frankie Jean & The Morning Star

    In the early hours of the morning, a plucky, rugby obsessed 8 year old girl stumbles across a teenager about to end his life.
    view Frankie Jean & The Morning Star trailer