Shorts: Creative Skillset Film Academies

  • 94 mins

Discover the British directors of tomorrow.

The Creative Skillset Film Academy Network comprises institutions identified by the UK film industry as centres of excellence in film education and training: London Film School, National Film and Television School and Screen Academy Scotland. This programme includes four shorts made by filmmakers from these academies.

Wasted, Cathy Brady/UK/2013/32 min (In Competition)
Having travelled the world and struggled to start a career, Sarah, an aspiring photographer, is forced to live back home with her mother. Over the summer Sarah strikes up a friendship with two teenage boys. During a road trip taken by the three of them, the boys’ initially playful rivalry for her attention acquires more serious undertones.

Charlie Says, Lewis Arnold/UK/2013/24 min
During a family holiday, a young boy is left out of the older children’s games. To gain their attention, he concocts a story of having been approached and chased by a man in the woods. The consequences of his lie spiral out of his control as the adults take charge of tracking down the imaginary molester.

Dinner and a Movie, Ben Aston/UK/2012/15 min
An introverted, lonely man has kept up a correspondence with a female convict for months. On her release from prison, the two meet for the first time and go out on a date. After he takes her home to the trailer where he lives, things take an unexpected turn.

Little Brother, Andrei Staruiala/UK/2012/23 min
An isolated, lonely and hypochondriac middle-aged hospital worker is obsessed with his own body and suffers from the fixed idea that he has a parasitic twin living inside him. The hope of gaining contact with society through his relationship with Rachel, a co-worker at the hospital where he works, leads him to face up to his own obsessions.

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