Shorts from the Film Academies: Unspeakable Secrets

  • UK, Norway /
  • 80 mins

Edinburgh University MSC Film, Exhibition and Curation students teamed up with EIFF Festival Director, Chris Fujiwara, to create short film programmes from the Creative Skillset Film Academies (Screen Academy Scotland [SAS], National Film & Television School [NFTS] and London Film School [LFS]). These programmes showcase new talent in creative storytelling on a journey of self-discovery, finding their style and cinematic voice.

The films in Unspeakable Secrets tell stories that are hidden behind the facades of normal life.[15]

Pink Out (SAS - Napier)
Keith Haitkin/UK/2013/10 min
John, the owner of Sauna Sensations is at a crossroads in his profession when one of his employees decides to leave. The recycling is also really starting to pile up.

Chocolate Man (SAS - ECA)
Sarah Eke/UK/2013/12 min
A warm narrative short about a vending machine supplier who supplies chocolate bars for a hospital. Finding a piece of paper from an ill girl in the vending machine one day, he decides to help this girl make her dreams on paper come true.

Beach Boy (NFTS)
Emil Langballe/UK/2013/27 min
A documentary shot in Kenya about a black boy who earns money by accompanying a foreign white woman who comes there for vacation.

Rift (LFS)
Rolf Heldal/UK, Norway/2013/15 min
A short film shot during the winter of 2012 in Oslo, Norway, about a lonely man and his father's dog.

Tongues (LFS)
Nathan Deming/UK/2013/16 min
The comedy/tragedy of Daniel, a guy hopelessly in search of hope: in a London mega- church, in a pastor, in the pastor's hot daughter, and in the mysterious spiritual practice of “tongues”.

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