A showcase of the best short films from around the world today.
Best Film: Family Time
Best Cinematography: Kuna (Curse)
Best Performances: Going For Gold
Best Sound & Music: The Drop
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FAMILY TIME, 13min., USA, Drama
Directed by Zoe Stewart
A career woman with a family wonders what she must give up to have it all.
KUNA (CURSE), 23min., Netherlands, Animation
Directed by Onias Landveld
Kunu means curse. In the Marroon tradition of Surinam, people believe, that you can suffer from curses because of actions of your ancestors. Those curses come in different shapes and forms. Poverty, difficult family relationships, internal and mental struggle etc. Eight poetic texts and poems, written and voiced by Onias Landveld, Spoken word artist, playwright and former Poet Laureate of the city of Tilburg, formed the guideline for six POC composers and animators, to shape a special story of human struggle and growth. A struggle because of the consequences of trans- and intergenerational transmission, the modern day effects of historic slavery, family relationships, the escape of sectarian religion, and the search for identity.
GOING FOR GOLD, 17min., UK, Drama
Directed by Jazz Lintott
Going for Gold is three imagined conversations based on the career of Frankie Lucas a black British Middleweight Boxer from London in the 1970’s.
The film charts his early ambitions, the fights and the obstacles of the boxing cartels and the harsh realities of racist Britain from the 1970’s – 2002.
THE DROP, 7min., USA, Drama
Directed by Anthony Terrell Parson, Christopher Lee Woodson
Cliff is faced with an unbearable task. For his family’s sake, will Cliff finally have the courage of letting go of the thing that he cherishes the most?