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Best Of International Shorts 4 – 2024

The 4th 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: Tue 23 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 117 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

  • Mum’s Spaghetti

    MC mastermind Poppy and her beatboxing border terrier Snoop are the new kids in town – and they’re ready to make their reputation known. Straight As and bubble baths are their way of life – but when confronted by an older crew en-route her first day at school, Poppy quickly changes her tune.

  • Heat Spell

    As the afternoon heat sets in, Maxime feels the weight of each passing moment.

  • I’m Not A Robot

    After several unsuccessful attempts to complete a Captcha, feminist Lara sets out to answer the disturbing question of whether she’s a robot, and therefore bought by her boyfriend.
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  • At Last

    As a young couple tries to attend a house party on an ‘’ordinary’’ Istanbul night, it doesn’t take long for them to realize that they are not in an ordinary city.

  • War is Over!

    WAR IS OVER! is a 10-minute animated short film created in partnership with ElectroLeague and The John Lennon Estate, featuring the original recording of WAR IS OVER (Happy Xmas) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Just having celebrated its 50-year anniversary, it has become a classic anti-war song, celebrated during the holiday season around the world. Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages between two armies, the opposing sides have been entrenched in battle for what feels like an eternity.

  • The Green Country

    Norway 2022. Two friends spend the weekend in a modern and luxurious cabin in the woods discussing their life choices and their concerns regarding the consequences of climate change, including the impact of global warming on bird migration. Many contradictions arise from their actions, their career, their lifestyle, and attitude. The attempts of the protagonists to connect with nature look forced and awkward, constantly interrupted by technology and challenged by the almost sinister presence of a flock of starlings. But a sudden change of perspective in the form of a mystical experience leads one of them to a new state of awareness. Are those birds trying to tell them something?

  • 7 Minutes

    A desolate train track seems the perfect spot to end it all, until someone else turns up with the same idea. Awkward.

  • Nun or Never

    The nuns live in the monastery in contentment and harmony, fused together. One of the nuns finds a man underground while digging potatoes. The nun begins to dream of a man, goes mad and loses a common rhythm with others.