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Best Of International Shorts 5 – 2022

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® qualifying awards; Best Short Live Action & Best Short Animation.

Screening: Thur 27 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 114 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Mondo Domino

    Trees are cut down for a fashion show, beginning a delirious chain reaction as chaotic as grotesque.

  • Close Ties To Home Country

    While dogsitting Timothee, the baby Frenchie of influencers India and Harry, millennial immigrant Akanksha waits for her sister’s visit—they haven’t seen each other in nine years!—and enjoys the spoils of white money, musing over why she stays away from her home country.

  • All The Crows In The World

    18-year-old Shengnan Zhao enters into an adventure in the nightlife of Hong Kong, her eyes opening to the adults’ world.

  • Angakuksajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice

    A young shaman must face her first test—a trip underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, she must trust her mentor’s teachings and learn to control her fear.

  • A Woman Of No Importance

    Ismat, an undocumented seamstress in New York City, finds herself at a crossroads of morality and self-interest.

  • Trumpets In The Sky

    Boushra, one of the Syrian potato-picking girls in Lebanon, returns from a long day of work in the field only to learn that today her childhood will come to an end.

  • A Summer Place

    Summer is a permanent state of mind in Limassol, a once small seaside town in Cyprus that has transformed into the oligarch paradise of the Mediterranean. Being both a player and a victim of this city transformation as a food stylist, Tina is depressed. On the day of her birthday, she is ready to give up on everything, until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.

  • Adrift

    A one-shot film about Holly, who after a casual hook up tries sneaking out of the kooky London mooring… but roommate Max is eager to get to know her, despite the accumulation of red flags.