International Short Fiction​
Some of these films have adult themes, and while they have not been certified by the BBFC they carry a 15 rating.
MASK
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MASK Directed by Margaret Kane-Rowe "We are what we hide" During the angst of the early pandemic, in the corner of a dark underground car park, a troubled young father leaves his sleeping child alone in the car. An appalled woman intervenes.
To my next lover
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To my next lover Directed by Kieran Charnock This will not end well … a poet forewarns their next lover of what lies ahead. Based on the poem "to my next lover" by Paula Harris.
The Diamond
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The Diamond Directed by Vedran Rupic Stefan is lonely, with a blinding ambition to make friends. One day he stumbles upon a diamond hidden in the woods. Unable to reach it, the solution presents itself in the form of an even smaller man.
Everything at once
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#3099 Directed by Xiao Jiao You’ve heard it before; that a moment can change your life. As if it's possible to point to single instant when things changed. For Jakob, there's just a myriad of memories, piled up on top of each other, as if everything happened all at once.
Blue Rain
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Blue Rain Directed by Jet Kragt After giving birth Saar flees into what could have been her future. When the safe delusion is overtaken by harsh reality, everything becomes unbearable.
Biography
Kieran Charnock is a person. As a person, Kieran likes to listen to people and to watch them do and feel things... he really likes imagining things ... he lives in a house on a hill in Brooklyn. He enjoys walking around, learning new things, and practicing being in the present moment. Last week, he watched ‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe’ with his two sisters - he had a great time - it’s his favourite story these days.
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Henrik Zwart enjoys working across disciplines and formats in search of a good story. Directing, producing, animating or making zines, he is fascinated with creative ways to tell a story. EVERYTHING AT ONCE is his first short film as a director.
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Jet Kragt is a filmmaker with her roots in theatre. Before she became a professional filmmaker, she worked for many years as an actress. She now works closely with the actors and her strength lies in actor directing which is reflected in her work. Her unique view on stories did not go unnoticed and she entered into great collaborations as a dramaturg/spelcoach and co-scenario. In 2021 she decided to make her own film: BLUE RAIN, supported by Cinesud and Film Office Limburg. In 2022, Blue Rain was accepted for the Cannes Court Métrage in the New Dutch Talents at Cannes. Her ambition lies in telling stories that give a different perspective on our current society, an authentic view, always socially urgent and often with a personal necessity. Jet believes in film as collaboration and would like to work together, with respect for everyone in the making and performing process. “As a filmmaker, the strength lies within yourself, investigating your own vulnerabilities and daring to translate them into your script. Authenticity and staying true to yourself are often universal.
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