UKFC Completion Fund Shorts

  • 87 mins

For the sixth year running, Edinburgh will host the premiere of the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund’s Completion Fund shorts.

The order in which these films appear in the catalogue is not a guide to their running order at Festival screenings.

Screening with:

The Chapel

  • Ben Winter /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 13 mins

Having found what appears to be a safe refuge in an old church, two strangers struggle to maintain an already fractured relationship.

Director: Ben Winter
Producer: Nick Fernadez
Scriptwriter: Ben Winter
Editor: Ben Winter
DoP: Malcolm Edmonds
Sound Production: Vincent Watts
Music: Ross Power

The Elemental

  • Robert Sproul-Cran /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 12 mins

Karen’s mother warned her about the dark tenement stair. Years later she returns to the house she loathed to find her parents, but can't shake off her childhood fears.

Director: Robert Sproul-Cran
Producer: Katie Crook
Exec Producer: Clare Kerr
Scriptwriter: Robert Sproul-Cran
Editor: Guido Schneider
DoP: Jan Pester
Production Designer: Robert Sproul-Cran
Sound Production: Alastair George
Music: David Wilsoni

Furnace Four

  • Haydn Butler /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 13 mins

Two furnace stokers are supposed to be burning all the music in the world. But, as they discover, some things just won't burn.

Director: Haydn Butler
Producers: Vanessa Arden-Wood, Haydn Butler
Scriptwriter: Ali Muriel
Editor: Haydn Butler
DoP: Liz Smith
Production Designer: James Lees
Sound Production: Dave Smith
Music: Christopher Chong, Olly Medlicott


  • Alastair Mackay /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 15 mins

On a long summer's day in rural England, two groups of teenagers find a remote hideaway where fun and games soon lose their innocence.

Director: Alastair Mackay
Producer: Andrew Ryder
Scriptwriter: Alastair Mackay
Editor: Mark Trend
DoP: Liam Iangoli
Production Designer: James Newcombe
Sound Production: Molinare Spool
Music: Christoph Bausinger

The Hardest Part

  • Oliver Refson /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 14 mins

An ageing actor finally secures the audition of a lifetime. But just how badly does he want the role?

Director: Oliver Refson
Producer: Adam Shakinovsky
Scriptwriter: Oliver Refson
Editor: Lilah Vandenburgh
DoP: Jarin Blaschke
Production Designer: Lilah Vandenburgh
Sound Production: Haresh Patel
Music: Richard Bissill


  • Eicke Bettinga /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 14 mins

A year after his brother's death, Rob discovers that the only way to help his father cope with the loss is to force his affection onto him.

Director: Eicke Bettinga
Producer: Zorana Piggott
Scriptwriters: Eicke Bettinga, Zorana Piggott
Editor: Dan Robinson
DoP: Andre Götzmann
Production Designer: Karolin Leshel
Sound Production: Guy Landau
Music: Rhett Brewer

2009 Archive

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