It’s been another incredible year of submissions, we’d like to thank all of the filmmakers that have entered NEIFF 2022. Sadly, we can’t pick every film, but here’s the cream of this years crop for consideration…

  • 7 Minutes

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

  • A Day In February

    In another country, separated from her family, one phone call is all Galyna has to ensure their safety.

  • A Day In The Life

    When one of his best friends makes a life changing announcement, Pats normality is turned upside down.

  • A Last Resort

    It's wanna-be movie star Rose's 60th birthday and she's desperate to celebrate like it's 1999. Her partner in crime and uptight daughter Genevieve is however struggling to ignore some recent, tragic revelations about her Mum. As the enigmatic duo regress back to childhood ways, A LAST RESORT takes a humorous, idiosyncratic and occasionally painfully honest look at [...]

  • A Modern Magician

    Not all great minds think alike... A Modern Magician is a supernatural black comedy that follows Jim; an odd young man with unusual pastimes as he meets up with the love of his life.

  • A Plus

    Two dedicated young parents who want only the best for their ten year old daughter, take matters into their own hands and have to consider what they are willing to do to ensure her success. We follow a young married couple, Cassie and Ade, over one evening as they try their best to right a perceived wrong. Cassie [...]

  • A Walk Home

    A young woman walks home alone after finishing work, but a city at night lets her imagination run wild and plagues her with fear.


    A scouser in his late 20s seeks out an ADHD diagnosis to regain control over his life.

  • Aero Orange

    Captain H’Orange leads a reconnaissance mission over hostile coordinates with his fruit aeronauts when suddenly he and his team come under fire and their newest member; Airman Apple is taken hostage by the evil General Onion.

  • Ages of Man

    An anthology fiction short where three men find themselves in vulnerable positions with three women. This comedic horror drops the audience in the middle of stories about the invisible labor that women perform every day, the labor that makes the world go round. The vignettes depict these particular men’s lack of awareness to what supports their sense of [...]

  • Alice, Through the Looking: À la recherche d’un lapin perdu

    French philosophy student Alice falls in love with a boy, “Rabbit,” at a masked ball in London, and takes him home. The next morning, Rabbit has disappeared, along with any indication that their night together ever occurred. Determined to find him, Alice sets out through a Brexit London that has turned very strange indeed, aided by the [...]

  • All At Sea

    Stephen remembers adventures at the seaside where anything seemed possible. Unfortunately, adult life didn't pan out as he had dreamed. Or is there time for transformation yet?

  • All the Young Dudes

    Georgia, USA, 1973. Glam rocker Billy rebels against his conservative high school, inspiring admiration from an unlikely ally with a desire to walk on the wild side….

  • As I Live and Breathe

    In a dystopian world where the air sends you to sleep, a timid romantic uses the only gas mask and her imagination to experience a fulfilling romance with an unconscious heartthrob.

  • Avocado Toast the series SEASON 2

    With Molly and Elle’s friendship left hanging in question, we start season 2 with Molly in London, England facing both her heartbreak from ‘The One’ and her new endometriosis/adenomyosis diagnoses. Back in Toronto, Elle has found herself a member of “Community”, a retreat where she went to recoup after a nervous breakdown. What was meant to be [...]

  • BabyDolls

    Unable to accept his ex Jess's departure, Billy finds a website that allows him to design a sexbot in her image. ‘BabyDolls’ claim that their custom made sexbots have the ability to mirror their buyer’s behaviour, making them an idyllic partner for the purchaser. After falling victim to his own toxicity through Becks' adaptive algorithm, Billy seeks to [...]


    Bardo is a hard-grafting bouncer who aspires to be a writer. His wife, Hecuba, hiding her own dreams, finds solace in alcohol and believes Bardo is stealing her life to fulfil his own. Bardo finds inspiration in Karate and his curiously familiar sparring partner Anne Marie, a teacher. Bardo’s choice will cause devastation but in the wreckage Anne [...]

  • BEAR

    Jack who means well, but takes things just a little too far, has planned the perfect  birthday surprise for his unsuspecting new girlfriend, Emelie. However, good intentions  as well as plans, sometimes, can have spectacularly disastrous consequences.

  • Becoming, Being Mom

    Four women share the joys and challenges they’ve experienced with pregnancy, birth and raising children, as they contemplate their identities both in and outside of motherhood. Through elevating these perspectives, “Becoming, Being Mom” seeks to initiate and destigmatize conversations surrounding motherhood, while also empowering all generations of women to feel comfortable in sharing their own stories.


    Linda inherited the world's smallest ferry: “Beffen”. Linda’s father lived and breathed for the old ferry and she was completely unprepared for his sudden death. What bothers Linda the most is that the boat is in miserable condition. Will she manage to run the small ferry company?

  • Beige

    Ethnically vague, racially ambiguous, too dark, not dark enough...yes, these are real life comments from the industry. This short spies on the audition process and opens our eyes to what it's like for mixed race actors in the industry today. These rooms see some of the most cringe-worthy moments for actors who are desperately trying to showcase [...]

  • Benched

    Lewis meets with Andrew at a bench on the coast. He is anxious, keen to return to an unspoken formal event. They know each other, but the depth of their knowledge is unclear. Across their sparse conversation, a turbulent fraught relationship is revealed. External pressures seep in until they cannot bear it, and Lewis breaks away, returning to [...]

  • Bienvenidos a Los Angeles

    Inspired by true events and shot on location at LAX airport, "Bienvenidos a Los Angeles" tells the timely story of Imani, a Nigerian single-mother living in Los Angeles, who offers to help a perfect stranger reunite with her son. In doing so, Imani learns this simple act of kindness threatens to jeopardize her own path to citizenship.

  • Big Smooth

    From basketball star to world record actor, Big Smooth is a documentary telling the life story of Neil Fingleton.

  • Birds

    Log line: When her 9-year-old daughter’s dreams of becoming a gymnast are on the line, a mother behind bars struggles to keep her whereabouts a secret. Inspired by the real experiences of a former prisoner. Short Synopsis: “Are you nearly coming home?” Lee’s got a secret. Contrary to her youngest daughter Ray’s beliefs, Lee isn’t leading the glamourous [...]

  • Blood

    Shanti finds blood in her underwear at the worst possible time. Against the backdrop of a Tamil coming-of-age ceremony where fertility is celebrated, menstruation is shunned and infertility is silenced, Shanti struggles to keep a secret.

  • Blood Rites

    Three teenage girls with a monstrous hunger begin to unravel in the English Fens.

  • Blue

    A father daughter relationship is tested as Dad drives Lucy to have her abortion and the two dance around what her future might hold. As they reach the clinic, Lucy looks to her Dad for answers - but it’s not his decision to make. A simple car ride becomes a journey to adulthood for Lucy as she faces [...]

  • Boredom

    On the day of their exam results, three young lads consider life beyond their small town.

  • Borne

    When Kate, an isolated and vulnerable young mother struggling to make ends meet, is offered help by her neighbour Marie, she finds herself pulled into a community that may not be as virtuous as it seems.

  • Borrowed Time

    Based on a true story. Olivia has a complicated relationship with her mother who suddenly calls her to go back home. A story of loss and growth between three generations of women, this day will define Olivia for years to come.

  • Boy in the Back Seat

    1986. A young boy is left unattended in the car while his volatile dad takes care of some 'business' in a dodgy local pub. What could possibly go wrong? A bold, edgy and urgent film about toxic masculinity and the damage we pass on to the next generation.

  • Bring Back My Bonnie

    An elderly man with dementia continues to speak with his late wife to keep her alive. When his daughter sees his decline she tries her best to make him comfortable and the memories they share embolden their relationship. An exploration of the highs-and-lows of memories fading through illness and natural inclinations.

  • Broken Hearts

    Chloe, a regular at the Broken Hearts hospital and a desperate romantic, is back again after yet another romantic mishap. This time, Dr. Love agrees to prescribe her a rebound - the love-cynical Charlie, who's here on his first visit. They must undergo the treatment together, regardless of their clashing beliefs.

  • Brother Troll

    Once upon a time in the Faroe Islands, two lone brothers struggle to save their fragile relationship after the sudden loss of their older brother.

  • Bully

    A dinner party goes off the rails when the host suspects a surprise guest is his childhood bully.

  • Bump!

    After a crash, two lives become tangled in a romantic web, where they complete each other, just not in the way they think.

  • Burnt Toast and Cigarettes

    Kicked out of school, Abi has two paths ahead. One leads nowhere but trouble. The other, a glimmer of hope but can she accept her past?

  • Bus Driver

    The normal journey of a London bus driver transforms into a living nightmare as he finds himself in the middle of a terrorist stand-off between his panic-consumed passengers. Lives hang in the balance as he desperately tries to negotiate his way out of the quagmire.

  • Cages

    With Maggie's pet shop days away from foreclosure, desperation drives her down a path of unlawful activity to save her beloved animals.

  • Call Me Back

    The subtlety of memory and grief is studied in this heartfelt exploration of a bereaved older woman. Grace (Lindsay Duncan), returns home from the funeral of her husband, George (Jim Broadbent), accompanied by her daughter, Lucy (Sophia Myles). Mother and daughter clash, leading Grace to attempt to mourn in isolation. Confronted by memories of happier times, she begins [...]

  • Can I Help?

    An operating system tries to help a successful and overworked architect get over the break up of his family.

  • Carrion

    In an isolated desert motel, a young girl digs up a rotting carcass. Later that night, something mysterious is unearthed in her mother.

  • Caterpillar

    Luke’s world is rocked when a stranger shows up claiming to be his partner. Luke descents into madness as he struggles to get the bottom of who the imposter is while also experiencing his own terrifying metamorphosis.

  • Censure

    When introvert, Aaron, finds himself struggling under the weight of a revelation, he dreams of escaping to the only place he can breathe. But escape has a cost, and he must ask himself if it is a price he is willing to pay.

  • Ceres

    A daughter seeks refuge from her emotionally abusive partner at the home of her estranged mother. They attempt to reconnect and move forward, despite the knowledge that their time together is limited; bound in a knot of silent agreement to the changing of the seasons.

  • Charlie’s Freedom

    Charlie’s Freedom is a gritty, sensitive short film with two parallel timelines that contrast Charlie’s struggles as a teenage carer with a mysterious day in her future. When Charlie turns down the University of her dreams, her disabled Mum takes radical steps to ensure she completes her education. But is she successful? We find out when the two [...]

  • Cheese and Onion

    ‘Cheese and Onion’ is a police crime drama highlighting how a small dispute can escalate out of hand and lead to tragic consequences. Set in present day rural West Yorkshire, the narrative follows a police sergeant as she takes revenge on her husband's young mistress. Highlighting the abuse of power, injustice and the destruction of a young woman’s [...]

  • Claire

    As Claire recounts the personal tragedy that turned her life upside down, we learn how a local community came together to support a woman on the brink, and how she went on to tackle the injustices in UK law, to try and stop others from suffering the same tragic events.

  • Cleaner

    Angela is a domestic cleaner who keeps herself to herself. Mairead is a houseproud mother who, more often than not, finds herself alone at home with the children. When a mundane household accident forces Angela to add emergency childminding to her list of duties, a friendship begins between employer and employee. As the relationship blooms, they begin to [...]

  • Cost of Living

    Cost of Living is a timely short film, curated from more than half a century of archive footage, that reflects on the pandemic cycles of boom and bust that continue to affect us. As we live through the deepest cost of living crisis for over fifty years, the film expresses the fury and anger of generations whose essential [...]

  • Culicidae

    A late night intrusion leads to a life and death struggle

  • Curiosa

    Curiosa tells the story of overly curious Mary, who visits her boyfriend's flat for the first time, just to discover it’s been stripped bare of all personal belongings. After being denied an explanation, she climbs into his head.

  • Devil on My Shoulder

    Without friends or a purpose in life, Matteus finds himself isolated from reality after his older sister Linnea commits suicide. He looks back at their memories together in the hope of being able to understand her and what it was that went wrong. Through the inner battle with his subconsciousness, Matteus is able to find his way [...]

  • Diomysus

    An experimental film where a group of mice (voiced by members of the UK polyamorous community who's identities are masked using puppetry) discuss their experiences of polyamory. Diomysus asks the question - are we (the audience) more open to taboo ideas if unconscious bias is eliminated?

  • Do As I Say

    A middle-aged piano teacher mourns her failed career as a concert pianist with a drink always in hand. Grappling with this aching disappointment and unfulfilled legacy, she is pushed to the end of her tether by the rebellious student she once perceived as her younger self.

  • Don’t Mock the Donkey

    A refugee washed ashore finds himself in the body of a donkey and captured by a man who tries to sell him for labor as a packhorse.

  • DOSH

    When her son’s life is put at risk at their family’s pre-wedding ritual, a hard-of-hearing mother must decide how to seek help for her husband in order to keep her family safe. Film completed on May 20, 2023

  • Dream Big

    Miranda is a woman who has dedicated herself to her job but when the interview day for a big promotion comes up, she is overlooked in favour of a man who is everything she's not. Returning home, she takes refuge in her hobby, her model railway. Fuelled by anger she paints a figure to resemble the man who [...]

  • Duet

    Ruth begins her 30th birthday alone, as she often is, with nothing but her thoughts, memories, and her piano, an extension of her inner life. It’s apparent that this day is overshadowed by a spectre from her past which she increasingly cannot deny. Her older brother Adam — an equally solitary workaholic — arrives with a cake and [...]

  • Dying to Meet You

    A hotel lobby in Depression America is the crucible where a brilliant, ruined drunk battles his demons one last time. This true story reveals what happens on the day Bill Wilson turns down a drink and creates Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • Echo

    Echo, tells the story of Alice, a young woman so traumatized by the loss of her baby that she shuts herself off emotionally from her partner and retreats into a fantasy world where she is able to connect with the essence of the child she lost, who we call Echo. After an elaborate underwater game of hide and [...]

  • Eid Mubarak

    A privileged six-year-old Pakistani girl embarks on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Azha, only to learn the meaning of sacrifice.


    El Arena navigates the underground world of battle rap in the Middle East, taking a first of its kind look into the stories, struggles, and perspectives of its most talented figures. Thanks to Lebanon's relatively liberal freedom of speech laws, Arab rappers from across the region come to Beirut to compete against one another. Outside of The [...]

  • Eternal Hourglass

    An elderly woman recollects and reconnects with her past as her memories fade back to her in the form of a dance; a dream, a nightmare. Anna (80) sits in her chair day in and day out. Her previous life as an acrobat unknown to those who care for her as she lives out Nietzsche’s Eternal Return, and [...]


    A blisteringly hot summer day. Psychotherapist Ina notices something is wrong with her. But she doesn't have time to worry about it: Patients are waiting at the practice, her daughter is threatening to move in with her father, her boyfriend wants to emigrate to Finland, and her self-centered mother is celebrating her 70th birthday. Ina wants to [...]

  • Everything Is Out To Get Me

    A 1950's housewife, struggling with her mental health, reflects on her failed marriage and history of domestic abuse. Her depression is fueled by the fact that her ex-husband now appears to be happily re-married with a newborn baby. But there's more to his happiness than meets the eye.

  • Fabulous Femininities

    Fabulous Femininities is a captivating feature-length documentary that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives and journeys of six extraordinary burlesque performers from across the United Kingdom. Through this documentary, the film aims to challenge misconceptions surrounding burlesque and showcase its empowering nature as a celebration of body positivity, creativity, and self-expression.


    Father’s Day is a short film about Alakhe a 12-year-old boy who is raised by a single mother. Being the nerd of the class, Alakhe is selected to give a speech for a Father’s Day school event. He decides to go against his mother’s word and sets out to find the father he’s never met which opens a [...]

  • Fetishize Me

    A surreal gameshow that holds a mirror to the male gaze. Questioning how we are seen, not seen and objectified, and the ways that we are complicit in our own objectification.

  • Fifty-Four Days

    When tragedy strikes, a spirited young woman turns to wild swimming in search of answers. By swimming each day at dawn and forming an unlikely friendship, she learns to accept her grief and the grief of those around her.


    A young girl's life is changed forever when she meets a stranger in a quiet, woodland clearing.

  • FINITE: The Climate of Change

    Inside the core of the climate movement, concerned citizens in Germany put their bodies on the line to save an ancient forest from Europe’s largest coal mine. They form an unlikely alliance with a frustrated community in rural England who are forced into action to protect their homes from a new mine.

  • Firebird

    In a world where no one really knows what day it is and everyone is required to "KEEP THE SILENCE" a bereft musician counts the days until she will be allowed to play again.

  • Firefly

    A young girl who is deaf, living in a rural fishing village with her widower Dad and Grandad, sees her life turned upside down when she is left with an increasingly abusive stepmother. A story of resilience against adversity.

  • First One Away

    Paul desperately tries to get away from a lads night out. But in order to do so, he must play by the 'rules' and tell the group a story.

  • Fist

    Gordon is determined to die as he has lived - alone. Until care worker Aaron comes knocking. And an intimate encounter alters his life as well as his death.

  • Five Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Seven Pounds

    Ricky, a loving husband, and father, is met with an impossible choice as he faces off with a mysterious armed intruder hellbent on the ultimate revenge.


    Breaking free is a leap of faith In the semi submerged London of 2053, the reigning hoverboard world champion finds herself imprisoned in a luxury high-rise apartment by her controlling manager. The kindness of a stranger allows her to take flight in a daring and precarious escape - but all does not go as planned. Can bleeding-edge new [...]

  • Fort Tom

    Spiteful of his neglectful, self-centred parents, 10 year old Tom stages his own kidnapping and hides in the attic. Here he embraces his independence and imagines their reaction to his disappearence.


    Grace Molotsi, a married nurse from the township, feels trapped and at her wits end due to an abusive husband who has made her life a living nightmare. When she finally takes the decision to end his life, her house is invaded by two thugs on the run from a cash-in-transit robbery gone wrong who take her hostage. [...]

  • Free

    A woman intervenes when a fishmonger corners a refugee girl for stealing a fish - shot in Catania, Sicily on 35mm film.


    The war on terror, the 7/7 bombings, the loss of the son's mother and the allegiance to either Islam or Britain. What will unfold. Family, Duty or Honour? A heated argument occurs when Abdullah (Mikhail Sen - House of Dragon, A Suitable Boy) declares he is joining the British Military to the shock of his pacifist father [...]

  • Ghoul

    A young boy feeds his imagination of an unpleasant ghoul with the unhappy homelife that traps him and his mother. When life is clearly imitating art the pair seek solace in each other, and patch up the physical and emotional damage to carry on.

  • Girl at Party

    An otherworldly teenage girl confronts the limits of her power when she meets a boy at a house party.


    In a sobering glimpse of the UK's potential future, a remote family farm is caught in the grip of unmitigated climate change. Prodigious storms, disease and famine beset the father and son who remain there, as circumstances worsen by the day. Adam and Simon must ultimately face the hardest choice imaginable; to remain in defiance of such overwhelming [...]

  • Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York

    Gotham tells the true story of what happened in New York City during the twenty years from 1993 to 2013. How did a city with over 2200 murders, 93,000 violent robberies and 147,000 car thefts in 1990 become the capitol of the world a mere handful of years later? This feature documentary explores what happened during these decades, [...]

  • Grasshoppers

    Star-crossed immigrant lovers roam their gated community drink-by-drink in search of the perfect house. Starring international superstar Saleh Bakri in his long-awaited debut U.S. film.


    It's 2010 and the last day of school before summer. Morey, an anxiety fuelled mentor living a life devoid of purpose, is quietly descending into a breakdown as he arrives to pick up his rebellious and sometimes violent teenage student, Jackson. The tension only intensifies when their intended photography trip leads to an altercation on a train, forcing [...]

  • Harold & Mary

    As a disease takes hold, Harold and Mary are forced to re-assess the journey of their relationship; challenging their love, patience and perseverance after fifty years of marriage.


    The film starts with a freak accident, where Gus, Sophie, and Max of the Andromeda Galactic Bureau of Investigation (AGBI) and their microscopically minuscule rust-bucket of a spaceship, The Rusty Nail, take up residence inside 14-year-old Norman’s brain. They can see what he can see and hear what he can hear. The nanosized crime fighting aliens must enlist [...]


    Tap dancer Bobby grew up and thrived in London, his single mother respected in her job. But now they must grapple with moving after suffering the towering cost of living. He navigates his final farewells with friends and his home.

  • Helen of Troy’s

    Starring, written and produced by Lia Hatzakis, alongside director Nick Flügge, Helen of Troy’s is an auto-biographical tale of frustrated ambition, broken dreams and magical fish. While everyone including her boyfriend has gone off to Uni having all the sex, Helen is stuck still working at her Dad's fish 'n' chip shop, dreaming of escape. Set in the [...]

  • Hello, Muscles

    A young girl develops muscles, but finds a different kind of strength.


    As Lebanon faces a devastating economic crisis, its citizens lose access to electricity, transportation, water, and healthcare. In response, Joa Antoun begins offering free tattoos to breast cancer survivors who have undergone a mastectomy, treating her clients’ breasts as a canvas for incredible pieces of art. Although tattoos are still considered a taboo in much of the Middle [...]

  • Hi John

    After discovering her husbands double life, a vindictive wife recruits the help of his mistress to take her revenge.

  • Hidden

    11-year-old Sean lives with his mother, a single parent with young-onset dementia. When the birthday boy returns home from school one afternoon, frustration and resentment rise to the surface, resulting in harsh realities being faced.

  • Hope Ain’t Right

    Kevin, a masked cowboy must either accept society’s view of him as a perpetual child that ‘ain’t right’, or ride out to save the boy he loves from a local gang. He chooses the latter, saving his beloved but sacrificing himself in the process.

  • How To Love You

    "How to Love You" takes place in an Asian household, telling the story of Mary, and her 17-year-old daughter, Evelynn. They are each other's friend, confidant and only family. Mary knows everything about her only child, or at least she thinks she does. When the single mother finds out about her daughter's closeted secret one day, Mary goes [...]

  • I Fall

    I Fall, is a dance film created and choreographed by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre and past addicts now in recovery. It explores the carnage and chaos of addiction. Focusing on the twisted love story between two addicts - how they can’t live with or without each other – and their unbearable compulsion to use. But through the despair, [...]


    RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME…WRONG NUMBER A wrong number phonecall from a suicidal Irishman on a remote train platform leads to a trainee vicar saving his life…by mistake. 1 phone call, 2 locations, shot simultaneously in 1 take. The phone call is presented to the audience in split screen so they can choose their own journey. When Cillian arrives [...]

  • Ill Fares The Land

    Mermaids. Migrants. And the Far Right. A young boy finds a mermaid washed up on the shores of his seaside home while his older brother is swept up in the rising tide of far-right nationalism.

  • Immune

    In a world scourged by a terrible disease, a healthy mother-to-be must escape the clutches of an authoritarian government or risk losing her life and that of her unborn child.

  • In My Day

    In this black and white drama, a young white British woman, Michelle, is deeply in love with her boyfriend Asif. But, the local far-right skinheads in the city and her parents in the countryside aren’t accepting of him and their relationship. The true reason for their hostility is only revealed at the end.

  • In Your Hands

    Late evening in a London barbershop, an awkward stranger becomes enamoured with a charming barber. An unlikely attraction sparks between them and after a life-changing shave for The Stranger, the two go for a drink. As alcohol lowers The Stranger’s inhibitions, his fascination for shaving starts to reveal a dark desire. After an uncomfortable walk home, The Barber [...]

  • In-Flu-Enza

    One hundred years ago, in a world rocked by the Spanish Flu, an emotionally unstable old man starts a relationship with a young, cabaret prostitute as he struggles to come to terms with the death of his wife and the reality of his mortality.

  • in·spi·ra·tion

    in·spi·ra·tion is a short documentary following three Isle of Man artists as they complete a piece of work, discussing their sources of inspiration and identity as artists. The film aims to demystify the artistic process, and demonstrate how everyone works differently, and there is no ‘right’ way to do art; it’s a personal journey. [...]

  • Inter-Continental Bunker Mission (I.C.B.M.) English Version

    How the f**k would one survive the nuclear apocalypse? Two friends without a clue set out on a journey to survive the end of the world. An atomic cocktail of journalistic, archival, and D.I.Y. Bunker Building, I.C.B.M. addresses the ever growing survivalism trend, the personal price of survival, and the perpetual state of preparedness the world has found [...]

  • Internal Abyss

    As Mia battles the effects of both her broken home and her toxic relationship, her loneliness grows, and hope is fading. Will she find hope and a route to follow, or will life always be this Internal Abyss?


    A heartfelt story of how a script, a stage, and a theater program composed of adults with disabilities celebrate their creativity, explore life’s complexities, and empower a community, in their own words and their own way— INTO THE SPOTLIGHT is a documentary feature film that follows a Dallas-based theatre troupe, composed of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, [...]

  • Invisible Manners

    A short animated poem which hopes to inspire and motivate a change in perception to those affected by invisible not all that you see, is everything that's there.

  • Irina

    A wall of trees. Her sudden urges to break out of the cold loneliness lead to nothing. When a sudden impact leads Irina to choose between owning or ending her life.

  • Iris

    Unable to break up with long-term girlfriend Julia face-to-face, Tom turns to a shadowy organisation to clone himself. When he changes his mind, he’s forced to return home to confront his other half – both of them.


    Journey to the West traces Chinese Medicine's journey to the UK and explores the challenges of establishing legitimacy and developing recognition when the dominant culture is against you. This documentary introduces Chinese Medicine’s understanding of health and illness as a platform from which to explore a catch 22 at the heart of the profession’s struggle for acceptance; [...]

  • JUNE

    June is a story about the fragility of life; the primal forces that drive and control us and the mystery of hope and new beginnings. Willow and David receive a serious diagnosis from their doctor and attempt to deal with the mundane as their world disintegrates in the following 24 hours. This one day in June for the [...]


    A psychological thriller - A man going through an emotional crisis takes on the identity of his brother for a week, thinking that his twin is dead.

  • Kiran

    Kiran, once a happily married independent business owner is now the full time carer of her elderly mother who is suffering from dementia. In the throws of routine and repeating calls for help, Kiran breaks.

  • Kite Strings

    Kat is trying her hardest to support her mother, Heather, who has dementia. Juggling her own life with her boyfriend her exasperations spill over, and the connection between mother and daughter hangs in the balance.

  • Lady and the Tramp

    A young woman invites a homeless man into her flat to take a shower...

  • Last Respects

    Vinny a gangster boss lies on his death bed attended to by a nurse and doctor. Three associate gangsters visit to pay their last respects and while alone they vent their true feelings. However, it is soon revealed that Vinny is not dying, and was testing out their loyalty leading to serious consequences.

  • Last spring

    The father Kong Laoer, always tried to “cure” his gay son Kongque(“peacock” in Chinese). One night Kongque finally ran out but suffered disillusionment. He went to a desperate “awakening” road.

  • Les Câlins Cheaps (Cheap Hugs)

    Two strangers, reeling from the loss of their mutual friend, find themselves in an unexpected moment of connection on the streets of Montreal.

  • Liar

    Abisola uses her imagination to hide from her home life, until her friends find out.

  • Linda

    Linda gets a job in a post office, but her tall tales soon raise suspicions.

  • Losing Us

    17-year-old Gezim, refugee and victim of human trafficking in the UK, is doing everything he can to keep his 12-year-old sister Elira safe after their mother goes missing and they are left to fend for themselves.

  • Love, Dad and Daddy

    In 2021, UK actor Ross Adams and his husband were approved to adopt. But after matching with a little boy, their journey was brought to an abrupt halt. Now, Ross explores the adoption system and considers if he has the strength to try again.

  • Making Up

    Making Up is set in the late 1980s, framed within the gritty drag scene of London's east end. The short film stars BIFA award-winning Dave Johns, Jessica Ellerby and Carey Thring and follows Ted who is diagnosed with a hereditary illness. Ted must therefore reconcile with estranged daughter, Cassandra. However, being a celebrated drag queen, paired with the [...]

  • ManMade

    Funerals can be true male environments where men want to cry but refuse to while their past rides up to hit them. Eddie Holgate is caught in this exact situation. His father has built him up all his life to be tough in an attempt to trickle down his masculinity. But as a tumultuous and charged service at [...]

  • Mažoji

    Told through the perspective of a toddler, this is a story of a family's first encounter with schizophrenia.

  • Meeting Mr Samuel

    After dying of a cocaine induced heart attack in a pub toilet, loveable rogue and absent father, Christian Stoner wakes to find himself in what appears to be a waiting for the afterlife staffed by his former school Geography teacher, Mr Samuels. As their conversation unfolds, Christian discovers that neither Mr Samuels nor this vast room are entirely [...]

  • Merman

    Haunted by what she has seen while carrying out humanitarian work with refugees in the Mediterranean and traumatised by her experiences, Mari returns to her parents’ coastal home in rural Suffolk. There, through an unlikely acquaintance, she discovers the medieval legend of the Merman. The truth behind this seemingly innocent myth is darker than Mari could imagine. Merman [...]

  • Midnight Peepshow

    From directors Jake West (Doghouse), Airell Anthony Hayles (They’re Outside), Andy Edwards (Ibiza Undead) and Ludovica Musumeci (Mens Sana) comes a twisted portmanteau horror show that explores the nightmare side of sexual fantasy. Chiara D’ Anna (The Duke of Burgundy) is the Madame who owns a Soho Peep Show with a difference, in that the sights on [...]

  • Midnight Ride

    A drug-dealing, Italian delivery rider resorts to robbing a South London burrito joint after his bike and drugs are stolen, little knowing he might be the one taken for a ride all along.


    Shot on 16mm, this experimental short follows a grief stricken woman battles with her sanity as her carefully constructed fantasy comes crumbling down in this retro-futuristic exploration of identity. Computer babble. Brutalist architecture. A future reimagined by the seventies. A dangerous world of technology confronting mankind.

  • Much Ado (2022)

    A fresh adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is played out in a house of university students, whose party spins out of control. When a university rugby team run into engine trouble deep in the English countryside they seek refuge with local businessman Leonato, his teeange daughter Hero and niece Beatrice. Beatrice is shocked to come [...]

  • Much Ado About Dying

    Simon is shooting a film in India when his Uncle David calls him with a message of doom: “Come back to London, I think I may be dying.” What the viewer doesn’t yet know is that David is a Shakespeare-loving drama queen who has grown old on a diet of attention and applause. But David has no intention [...]

  • My Home

    When asked to care for elderly gentleman Boyle for a day, headstrong hijabi Muslim Aryam doesn't know what to expect. But when faced with his opposing, harmful views, Aryam knows she must do all she can to help him see things in a new light.

  • Natural Causes

    When downtrodden carer Carl finds his cantankerous bed-ridden Uncle Derek dead, he’s finally free! He announces the death via a text but when Derek turns out to be playing another practical joke and in fact alive, and family arrive to pay their “respects”, Carl wrestles with whether to reveal the truth or…to make Derek dead again.


    Cassim Caif (Riaad Moosa) is a young Muslim man living in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. He is balancing the demands of a new marriage, a young child, and living in a house with his aging parents, with being one of South Africa’s few Muslim stand-up comedians. His father Ebrahim (Vincent Ibrahim) has reluctantly accepted his son’s chosen career for [...]

  • OBA

    In a re-imagined future a King of a Nigerian village passes. The village kingmakers consult with traditional Gods until Ayo, an unsuspecting young man from South-East London, is selected as the new Oba. Ayo is suddenly plunged into a surreal journey of reconnection and discovery.

  • Office Royale

    How far would you go to climb the corporate ladder?

  • one like him

    A Jordanian man (Karim) must find a way to tell his childhood friend and first love (Ramzi) the truth about what happened twenty years ago, when a single moment changed both their lives. When he can’t find the words, the conversation repeats, becoming increasingly surreal until he loses control.


    Sasha (a 30 year old orphan) and his girlfriend Laura are preparing to move from Russia to Spain. But there is a hidden problem: Sasha merely pretends to be a happy person. When he ultimately finds his mother, who gave him away as a newborn over 30 years ago, he comes to realize that he cannot carry [...]

  • original skin

    In an alternate world where having sex means swapping bodies with the other person, a young woman struggles to be herself, defying her small conservative community where swapping is taboo. A deeply intimate portrait of identity in transition.

  • Orpheus

    The story of Orpheus takes the Greek myth and focuses on the sense of loss and guilt. Only in this story rather than being a musician Orpheus is an artist, an artist trapped in his studio with a fading memory of his lost love – but nightly he is pestered and bullied by The Critic, a living embodiment [...]

  • Our Home The Sea

    Lara has built a life for her and her daughter, Magi, with the sea at its heart, lived and explored in their mother tongue. But as external forces push them ever closer to danger, their world begins to crumble around them. (NB SeeMôr FF - first shot of the sea @ 00:23)

  • Over her

    In OVER HER we get to know 24-year-old Line (Ulrikke Falch) who has just been dumped by her girlfriend Julia - and life has collapsed. Her closest friend Elin (Clara Henry) tries to help her get over the ex, by running a Tinder account in Line's name. And suddenly she matches with Destiny, played by acclaimed Amy Deasismont. [...]

  • Oyate

    In the wake of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, Indigenous People across the nation are using their newfound platform to shed light on the wide array of injustices committed against them for centuries in an effort to wake up the world and embark upon the process of decolonization.


    On Chef Antonia’s birthday her estranged mother pays a surprise visit to the restaurant. Struggling with feeling abandoned by her Mum when her twin brother died ten years ago, Antonia imagines her brother urging reconciliation.

  • Path to Ecstasy

    A lost teen is abandoned by his alcoholic stepfather, and spurred on a desperate search for connection within the same group he also wishes to escape from.

  • Pay Back

    A wealthy property developer goes to the top floor of an art gallery to pay the ransom for his kidnapped son. But when the lift mysteriously stops halfway up the building, he must quickly work out if the young man he is trapped with is just an innocent tourist – or the kidnapper...

  • Personal Effects

    After her brother's death, Katie meets with his ex-girlfriend to solve a mystery: the personalised mix CD he left her.

  • Pet Name

    Sophie (Ambika Mod) has spent weeks planning a special day out for James’s (Conor Joseph) birthday. Something that will elevate their relationship with just the right amount of nostalgia, sentimentality and romance. But whilst searching for a lighter, to light a birthday candle, Sophie’s curiosity delivers an unexpected blow; a simple message in a card that reveals [...]

  • Plucking Tangerines

    In a South London flat bereaved playwright Ava holds on to the memory of her late best friend Fran, evoking her aura and hindering her final departure. However, when Fran defies all of her friend's ploys to keep her inside, the only option left for Ava is to acquiesce and set her own imagination free.

  • Pop Shot

    An assassin accidentally enters a televised singing contest while pursuing her victim, her plans fall through as she falls in love with her new pop star lifestyle.


    Love, friendship and betrayal collide as a young man struggling with bipolar disorder recounts the events of a fateful late summer’s day in the Italian countryside.

  • Raja’s Had Enough

    Raja is a creature in human form working at The Afterlife Bureau, where souls are processed after their death. Fed up after years of processing femicide victims, Raja sneaks to Earth to save a stranger Zoey from her upcoming murder.

  • Red Fox

    In a baron wilderness, a homeless man is kept and tortured, before being let loose into the wild for his dellusional religious captors to hunt him for sport.

  • Reflections

    Sid lives in self-imposed isolation with his dog, Ace. That is until, one day, amidst the surrounding mountainscape, Sid sees a mysterious house appear on the horizon. Upon closer inspection, this house is familiar; it is his home. The same ravaged stone, mossy notches, and chipped painted wood. As Sid’s initial suspicions continue to grow, so does his [...]


    A Refugia is a place of refuge where species survive through crisis. More than ever, now is the time to recognize and support those committed to the protection and preservation of these Refugia. It is in the everyday that we find our true heroes now, those who are focused on the betterment of our place here on [...]


    Requiem is set in 1605, against the backdrop of the witch trials. It's a coming of age story, following Evelyn as she engages in a game of cat and mouse against her father, Minister Gilbert, in order to be with Mary, the woman she loves.

  • Resonance

    A woman arrives for a piano lesson to find her teacher playing a piece that has no name and no ending; she discovers that it is about a former lover whose memory still haunts the younger woman. When it is the older woman’s turn to play, she, too, cannot finish the piece she is playing, which was written [...]

  • RISE

    Inspired by real life accounts of Iranian refugees who worked alongside the director to develop this story, we see Niloo, a teenage girl resisting the patriarchal ‘morality police’ who kidnap her from the streets of Tehran.


    A mother and daughter go on their last ever road trip together.

  • Rose of Armagh

    Set in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, 1983. Rose of Armagh is the story of a Father & Daughter, on their way home in the depths of mid-winter. How a Daughter mistakingly seals her Father’s fate with a rose after a stop & search at a checkpoint on the border of County Armagh leads to a witch hunt within [...]

  • Round Two

    In Round Two we meet Hanne and Danel who have just had a successfull date and ended up at Hanne’s place. Here a breakdown of communication in an intimate situation, leads a blossoming romance into muddled waters, making them both feel confused and hurt, while leaving the audience pondering important and difficult questions about the grey areas of [...]

  • Ruth

    Ruth, an elderly lady with dementia, becomes lost within her own home. As she tries to find answers she ends up losing herself further, confusing reality with memories from her past. Shot in a single 12 minute take, the film puts the audience in Ruth's shoes, making them feel first hand the daily confusion brought on by [...]

  • Sally Leapt Out Of A Window Last Night

    Ireland 1778. Two women flout convention and scandalise society to escape the fate their families plan for them. They elope. Based upon the true story of the legendary “Ladies of Llangollen.”

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

    Amy dreams of being a musical star on the West End stage - but when her boss threatens to fire her from her day job, she must push her performance to a whole new level.

  • Seasalter Road

    Following the sudden death of their mother a pair of estranged siblings must revisit their family home and fractured relationship.

  • Sharing

    Sharing explores a mother and daughter relationship through the confines of shared custody.


    Jack is a well meaning, misunderstood prankster. His previous relationships have suffered due to his ex-girlfriends not really appreciating his sense of humour. But things are looking up for Jack. It seems he’s met his match in Sofie, who also loves to prank. What could go wrong?


    Coltrane. Coleman ....Coe. 'Shove It' tells the story of legendary Leeds jazz saxophonist Matthew Coe, aka Xero Slingsby and his band The Works. From the streets of West Yorkshire (and over 40 arrests for busking) to the hottest jazz bars of Europe, Coe defined the anarchic jazz punk scene of the 1980s - winning Battle of the [...]

  • Six Feet of Separation

    March 2020. Dina and Noah can’t see each other anymore. How long is the separation going to last and will their relationship survive it?

  • SLAG

    A writer busy observing obnoxious humans around him, forgets to attend to his own baby, with unexpected consequences... Starring Uriel Emil (BBC's CASUALTY, The Honourable Woman), Kirsty Mitchell (BBC's CASUALTY), Michael Stevenson (BBC's CASUALTY)

  • Snapshot

    John Clark's debut film, funded and supported by the BFI Network. Snapshot is based on John Clark's lived experience, of trying to gain employment as an autistic adult. The film includes a debut performance from Josh Ward, whose real-life experiences mirror the character and themes presented within the film. A Snapshot is a short psychological drama entailing [...]

  • Soft Facts

    Maia McCarthy has disappeared in a war zone leaving only a cryptic voice note. Aided by an anonymous hacker her husband Danny follows an online trail into her secret world… a Syrian doctor, a mysterious taxi driver, and the trauma of a miscarriage… the facts themselves are never what they seem.

  • Somewhere I’ve Been

    Mary (Sheila Reid) is the last resident of a council estate that is due to be demolished. When the news of her eviction arrives, it has tragic ramifications for everyone involved.


    A swimmer detects an unusual sound late at night and she decides to investigate.

  • Spider

    Jack has upset Jill. He always takes things a little too far and she doesn’t seem to  appreciate his sense of humour. Surely some chocolates and a few other little gifts will  help smooth things over?

  • Spoor

    A freakish, throbbing growth torments Ash. She is stuck caring for her vitriolic, dementia-ridden mother. With every indignity, Ash’s lump grows, until it erupts, spewing a mysterious substance. Will Ash figure out what it is and how to stop it?


    A photographer comes to take remembrance portraits for a family who have suffered a stillbirth.

  • Street Pastors

    Two friends reunite after Nigel catches his wife cheating. The two embark on a quest to live the bachelor’s dream. Unable to meet any women, David sees an opportunity to become Street Pastors in an attempt to improve their chances!

  • Strings

    Penny has her share of demons, and she’s about to take on one more. Despite her inability to play, Penny has big dreams of becoming the world’s greatest axe player. After stealing one from an antique shop, she decides to break it in at the local punk bar she frequents. Things don't go very well, and Penny ends [...]

  • Suit & Bone

    A callous and brazen gambler enters a holy place, risking all to obtain a great power. Cards and dice may be familiar tools of his vice, but they are also called “The Devil’s Playthings” and “The Devil’s Bones” for a reason.

  • Sunday Roast

    Holger lives alone in his apartment. When 60 years younger Anna moves into the same stairwell, he invites her to a Sunday dinner. What first appears to be a nice dinner is gradually changing into something else. Sunday Roast is about mental disorders and revolves around the conflict between curiosity, obligation and danger.

  • Tales of Jan Mayen

    A team sails to the remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen to recreate the 1921 British expedition to summit the world’s northernmost volcano, Mount Beerenberg. They conduct marine science, alongside discovering how climate change is affecting the volcano’s glaciers today.

  • Tell Me You Love Me

    Based on a true story - A rooftop party for two, a brother & sister celebrate their love. She has escaped from a violent husband but her scars run deep. She makes the ultimate choice. With Tamzin Outhwaite, Previous credits include: EastEnders, Death in Paradise, Ridley Road. Danny Bayne, The Peripheral (Netflix) Hollyoaks, Grease is the Word- Winner- [...]

  • Ten by Ten

    There is no denying the evocative power of food to remind us of who we are and where we come from. And after living in Asia for over fifteen years, my sister Jessica was longing for the burgers and barbecue of her native Tennessee. With the help of her husband Dongseop, Jessica opened an American-style diner out [...]

  • Terrarium

    Created using stop-motion techniques in CG 3D, Terrarium is a short film of a little ecosystem where we peer into a slice of its life and death cycle.

  • That’s Our Time

    Danny's stuck in a dead-end job. It keeps him focused on the clock and unable to connect with those around him. At their final session, his sympathetic therapist tries to help him realize that it's more important to focus on the time you have left than the time you've already spent.


    Featuring an original new song written and performed by Mel Brooks, The Automat which premiered at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival, tells the 100-year story of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, the inspiration for Starbucks, where generations of Americans ate and drank coffee together at communal tables. From the perspective of former customers entertainer Mel [...]

  • The Comfort Zone

    What would it take to break you out of your COMFORT ZONE? Caleb is by all accounts a successful executive. Despite exceeding his father's expectations, Caleb is far from happy. That is, until Star, a vibrant and aspiring rockstar, comes crashing into his world and turns his comfortably numb existence upside down with a string of reckless [...]

  • The Cure

    17-year-old Renal is brought to a sex worker by his uncle to prove his masculinity to his patriarchal father. “The Cure” shows how the absolute power of adults who have a conservative and rigid mentality leads to a traumatic experience for a teenager. An “educational” act driven by good intentions turns into psychological and physical abuse.

  • The Date

    Sasha, a loud mouthed thirteen-year-old goes on her first date but when she gets turned on and takes charge of her own sexuality it reveals the confusing nature of what girls are allowed to want.

  • The Dawdler

    The Dawdler is about the moments before a town is destroyed by an air raid. Ordinary life occuring - unaware it will be decimated, any second now.

  • The Day of the Sun Dog

    "Change is coming" A grieving widow now confines herself and her ageing terrier indoors, until the arrival of ‘Jaggers’ leads to a sign from the afterlife she’s been so desperately seeking.

  • The Eagle’s Gift

    Abandoned at birth by her father, a young girl enduring a toxic relationship with her alcoholic mother, finds the courage to escape this life in search of true happiness and liberation.


    Years after giving up her newborn son for adoption, a woman confronts her trauma and memories of the man she calls 'my monster’.

  • The Fell We Climb

    The Fell We Climb is an animated short film inspired by the real life experiences of black and brown youngsters growing up in Cumbria. Hamira must find her voice and courage in the hope to create an anti-racist future for all. The Fell We Climb reveals an inside look at what it’s like to grow up in Cumbria [...]

  • The Fool’s Mate

    A couples relationship is at a crossroads - as Fred attempts to break how with Holly, she thinks he’s about to propose. But might an impromptu game of chess finally force them to confront how they really feel about one another…

  • The Fox

    The Fox is the true story of Franz Streitberger, Adrian Goiginger's great-grandfather, a motorcycle courier for the Austrian Army who was soon drafted into the German Wehrmacht. At the beginning of the Second World War, the introverted young soldier encounters a wounded fox cub, which he then looks after as if it were his own child and [...]


    Gilliger Graham, a struggling writer, is told by his agent that he must produce a hit novel if he is to save his career. He decamps to his old family home, where his father, who was once a very successful writer, had died under mysterious circumstances many years before. Disturbed by the reminders of his old family life, Gilliger struggles to find [...]

  • The Holiday Maker

    After she can't financially afford to travel on her dream holiday, a young woman named Emily decides to build a miniature model wonderland of her dream destinations.

  • The Infectious Imagination Of Henry Bramble

    When a stuffy retired Judge is forced to spend time with his ten-year-old Nephew, he learns the significance of losing his imagination, but it is never too late to get it back!

  • The Island

    A man has to learn survival skills to cope on an island, but not everything is as it seems.

  • The Lady Edison

    In 1870, Margaret Knight launched a patent dispute that would be the first of its kind. She is forced to prove in court that she the designer, is the rightful owner of the patent of the machine that puts bottoms on paper bags; not Charles Annan, the man who has already built it.

  • The Last Bee On Earth

    In early 2024, a documentary crew went to document the story of Sam, an ordinary man entrusted with looking after the last bee on Earth. This is this film of that.

  • The Last Election and other Love Stories

    As finalists in a podcast competition worth 20 thousand dollars, Khadim Diop and his creative partner, Xisko Monroe, create an audio ethnography about the 2020 presidential election. Working exclusively in Times Square from sunrise November 3, 2020, to sunrise November 4, 2020, they ask all interviewees three questions: Where were you the last election? What are the [...]

  • The Magical World Of Miracles

    In this sweeping tale of love and loss, we follow siblings Elsie and Theo as they set out on the adventure of a lifetime to find a real life miracle that they hope will fix everything that’s gone awry. We watch them escape into their imagination, transforming the real world into their magical playground as they journey [...]

  • The Mirror

    An actor's whole world gets brought into question as he begins to unravel, his roles taking more of an emotional and mental toll that slips into his family life - most notably with his young newly diagnosed hyper-empath daughter.

  • The Moon Followed Me To Falmouth

    A seafarer sings the story of how he, as a young man, left Falmouth looking for a new life on the High Seas. During his voyage, he recounts how the moon began to follow him, watching his every move. After months at sea, the ship arrived at a topical island where the moon lead him to his first [...]

  • The Nightingale

    Set in London and inspired by real-life events, The Nightingale follows Grace, a second-year university student, on her reckless and dangerous path through the different stages of PTSD. With unflinching honesty, the film explores the lasting impact of sexual assault and the courage it takes to overcome it. In a society that often silences survivors, The Nightingale amplifies [...]


    When the physicist Walter moves into a new apartment in the 1970s, he tries to clear up the enigmatic disappearance of his previous tenant and realizes that the old man is haunting him in an eerie way - from the future.

  • The Other Woman

    Maisie narrates the pleasures of youth as sisters, Alice and Lily arrive from memory to confront a life of lust.

  • The Phantom of the Sauna

    Javi, a young rent boy living in Madrid, comes to a sauna club looking for job. But he'll find out soon that the place is full of secrets, the biggest of them a strange man that will fall in love with him: the Phantom of the Sauna.

  • The Rock in the Sea.

    "A Monk living in 9th century Ireland must contend with grief, despair, isolation and his own identity, on a far-off desolate rock." Set against the backdrop of the viking expansion era in the late 9th century. An Irish Monk living on a remote island rock must confront grief and contend with despair as his hope falls into decay. [...]

  • The Sanctuary Seekers of Bradford

    As governments around the world face the impact of the growing number of displaced people, the city of Bradford in the north of England is known as a city of sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers, and has a rich heritage of welcoming those fleeing their homes. This 30 minute documentary film follows the lives of three Bradford [...]

  • The Silent Canary

    When troubled Joy forms an unlikely bond with rebellious Kat and discovers who her new friend's secret boyfriend is, her own past trauma starts to resurface. She's faced with a difficult choice of either saving her friendship or saving her friend.

  • The Snip

    Tony and Lindsay are looking for a permanent solution to their family's fertility, but for Tony, the simple procedure threatens Tony's masculinity.

  • The Thrill

    A young guitarist is about to play the biggest show of his life. Things don't quite go as expected...

  • The Wake

    A restless 15-year-old has spent his life surrounded by death, raised in his parents' funeral business in a small town USA. Viewing his alcoholic father as profiting from the dead, our hero does him one better: While a wake is held in his parents' funeral home, he breaks into the deceased's house, counting on the place being empty. [...]


    A young Latina is haunted by a traumatic event she experienced while in the military and so her African American boyfriend takes her on a ranch vacation to help relieve her anxiety and panic attacks. But once there, they find themselves in a fight for their lives as they attempt to elude the demented racial experiments of [...]

  • There’s a Bison on The Prairie

    A short film about existence and sentience. Satirical in tone, the film chronicles evolution and the development of the carnivore.

  • Thrown Away Child

    Failed by a care system that continuously ignored evidence of the abuse she suffered as a child, Louise was saved by her determination to escape home and become an artist. Fifty years later, Thrown Away Child explores how her case was able to slip through the cracks, and how she uses her past to fight for the rights [...]


    Time and Tide is a trilogy about how we approach the past, reconcile it with the present, and face the future. Across the years, a mother watches her gladiator son fight, while she remembers his childhood: the last lighthouse keeper prepares for his final trip ashore: and an actor returns to the stage to play his part in [...]

  • To Raise Her Spirits

    In this haunting stop motion animated black comedy a man attends a séance but is sceptical about such nonsense. Will they really contact spirits from the other side? Or will they find other skeletons in the closet in this harrowing tale of terror and mystery?

  • Trigger

    Trigger is a short about a soldier called Fletcher who returns home to the UK with PTSD whilst serving in Afghanistan. The film follows Fletcher as he struggles with his ever growing mental illness and his struggles to adapt back into civilian and family life. Until a tragic life-changing​ event happens that will change his and his [...]

  • Twofold

    As New Year's Eve festivities are underway on the floor above, in a single-take snapshot, Allie and Erin have a chance encounter down below. But when Allie recognises Erin from over a decade ago, the past breaks the surface, and fireworks ensue.


    A mysterious TV signal sends everyone into an outpour of uncontrollable swearing.

  • Unders

    At an under-18s club night in Glasgow, a strong-willed teenager struggles to cope with the behaviour of her male friends.

  • Unthinkable Conversations – SHORT FILM

    Almost a year into a lawless war Amy and Jack have given up hope of anyone coming to help them. Hiding in their once beautiful home with their three young children, they are now starving . The violence rages around them and in the brutal world outside there is no value in anything except the lives of children. [...]

  • Venus

    A young female artist unravels the beautiful facade that painted over her lover's abuse.

  • Vestige

    A young boy searches for answers after his dad goes missing at sea, but after discovering a strange fossil on a Yorkshire beach, he thinks it could be the missing piece of the puzzle.

  • Villain

    After a dragon destroys young Georgia's home, she journeys to its lair to enact violent revenge but instead finds an innocent child in the cave. When the dragon then returns, Georgia must reckon with the price of vengeance.

  • Waving

    An unflinchingly honest portrayal of the devastating reality behind the misunderstood anxiety disorder of OCD, starring Ralph Ineson ('The VVitch’ - Robert Eggers, 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' - Coen Brothers, 'The Green Knight' - James Lowry and 'The Tragedy Of Macbeth' - Coen Brothers). His worst fears seemingly realised; a distraught father takes one last walk through [...]

  • We’ve Only Just Begun

    Thirty something Indian sisters Rumi and Nina journey to London in pursuit of their music dream. But working at an Indian Takeaway wasn’t part of the plan.


    On a deserted East Sussex beach, a sixty-two-year-old woman struggles to face down her inner demons as she makes her way into the water.

  • What We Did Yesterday

    When Rhiannon returns home from a trip, she finds the flat left in a mess from her partner. When tidying she notices something out of place, and soon discovers the question of infidelity is not the only shock.

  • What We Share

    When Brian returns to home after being released from prison he's confronted by his daughter Deborah. Their terse exchange reveals what lies beneath their heartache and anger caused by the death of the missing matriarch.

  • When The Clapping Stops

    Written by a Care Worker Matty - a young and dedicated care worker - meets his match when his agency assigns him to middle-aged firecracker and epilepsy sufferer, June. Despite struggling to access support from a sector stretched thin, Matty must also provide unpaid care for his terminally ill Grandfather. Soon, the emotional stress of balancing his personal [...]

  • When the Rain Sets In

    Kenzie and Treyden, a couple who’ve been swept up in a whirlwind six-month romance, find themselves confronting a painful question: Has their love story come to an end? OSCAR NOMINATED EDITOR OF GREEN BOOK 14 AWARDS AT FIRST 10 FESTIVALS

  • Wider Than The Sky

    Jenny's father has been diagnosed with Cancer. To cope, this deeply creative child makes scenes inside shoeboxes into which she escapes. One day a chance encounter with a seemingly ordinary cafe owner provides the catalyst for a truly magical happening.

  • Wool

    Bound by his rules, she begins to unravel. In a house stood still in time, a woman knits, unaware her husband keeps her where he wants her. Stuck at home, she has no say, all must go his way. But when he sets her one knitting project too many she is gripped by an urge to take matters [...]

  • Wounds

    Wounds is a poetic dance film that follows the journey of a survivor experiencing domestic emotional abuse. The narrative explores an emotionally abusive relationship through movement, exposing the violence of this often invisible form of domestic abuse, whilst providing an empowering ending to those trapped in these cycles.

  • Wuss

    Wuss – inspired by a true story Already struggling with his father leaving, a sensitive six-year-old boy draws painful parallels when his cherished cat goes missing. Blaming himself for both losses, he embarks on a quest to find his furry friend.

  • You’re Not Alone

    You’re Not Alone is a film celebrating the 130th anniversary of North East children’s charity Children North East. It features a specially commissioned poem penned by Geordie poet, Scott Tyrrell and voiced by TV star and Children North East ambassador Tim Healy. It shares our unique history and insight into the life-changing support we provide babies, children and [...]

  • Young Hot Bloods

    An unassuming seamstress is confronted by an undercover policeman seeking to track down members of the Suffragette movement. An action-packed slice of history delivered with an uppercut to the gut.

  • ZEMI

    A UK - Dominican Co-production During his first international tour, Zemi, an up-and-coming Dominican rapper, faces the age-old battle between creative integrity and encompassing ambition. While external voices challenge his values, Zemi calls upon a powerful spirit to defend his truth. 'This is film about a clash between self-discovery and the socioeconomic structures that merchandise and profit from [...]

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