Lewis Coates / United Kingdom / 15 Minutes / English Language
Starring: Nico Mirallegro ,Nathalie Cox, Rosie Gray, Mariah Louca
Leo undergoes a modern form of therapy that allows patients to visually recall their memories in order to overcome underlying trauma. As his therapist guides him through forgotten moments from his past, Leo begins to question whether the process can be trusted.
Claudius Gentinetta / Switzerland / 4 Minutes / English Language
Starring: Peter Bräker, Cécile Brun, Arzu Saglam
In a veritable firework display of digital selfportraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dread-fully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.
Phoebe Barran / United Kingdom / 14 Minutes / English Language
Starring: Paul Kaye, Mark Benton, Kellie Shirley, Jake Mann
Snapshots tells three unique stories through the voyeuristic lens of a photo booth camera. Although their circumstances and motivations are very different, each character shares a desperation that’s led them to their booth: a heartbroken transvestite driven to conforming to societal expectations; two young people compelled to risk everything in the hope of a better life; and a lonesome cleaner who goes to extraordinary lengths to attract the attention he so desperately craves.
Tarek Sursock / Switzerland / 5 Minutes / No Language
In a dream scape, a masquerade is about to begin. Inside a mystic room filled with mirrors, under the watchful care of courtesans, a sensual lady prepares herself for a battle of wits and charms. The prize? A King for the night. Her rival shares her heart’s desire and is equally prepared to match her in every way over a game of chess. The question is, which of the two will take the other’s prize of the night?
Beth Moran / United Kingdom / 15 Minutes / English Language
Starring: Ian McElhinney, Elaine Paige, Darcy Jacobs
Schoolgirl and aspiring singer, Molly, performs before retired opera legend, John O’Connell, in hope he will write her a good scholarship report. But John’s now diminishing memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises.
Ludovic Houplain / France / 8 Minutes / French Language with English Subtitles
Animation about a mysterious vehicle rolling backwards on a wide highway, through every great plague of our time materialized by amazing interconnected theme parks: art, big data, sports, religion, sex, politics and finance.