Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Welcome to the fourth instalment of our weekly “Saturday Shorts” series, in which we’ll be sharing five NFF-screened shorts each week for you to enjoy for free from the comfort of your own home.
This week we’re back with another five handpicked shorts from previous festivals. From an innovative animation following two friends searching for David Hockney, to a captivating coming-of-age drama set within the world of competitive gymnastics, we really hope you love this week’s selection as much as we do!
SCREENED AT NFF2018 | Best Short Film Nominee
DIR: Paris Zarcilla
Description: Set within the world of competitive gymnastics, Pommel is a coming-of-age drama about the tumultuous relationship between two young east Asian brothers as they compete for recognition and approval in an up coming gymnastics competition.
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | British Short Film
DIR: Charlotte Regan
Description: Daniel is a father desperately looking for his son – as he contacts a scattered group of family and friends, telling stories and jokes where he possibly can, we realise that a heartbreaking reality lies at the root of his search.
Hunting for Hockney
SCREENED AT NFF2014 | Student Short Film
DIR: Alice Dunseath
Description: To escape from the realities of bereavement, two friends travel across Yorkshire to look for David Hockney. Grief heightens their senses and their need for adventure.
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | Animated Short Film
DIR: Nara Normande
Description: Nara and Tayra grew up in Guaxuma, a beach in the north east of Brazil, but as a teenager Nara had to leave this place of freedom. After an unexpected shattering event, Nara returns to Guaxuma but she doesn’t recognise the virgin paradise of her childhood anymore. Is it the beach that has changed or Nara herself?
SCREENED AT NFF2015 | British Short Film
DIR: Nick Flügge
Description: Chris Pond is a middle-of-the-road private detective whose stakeout is ruined by his sister, intent on fixing his life.
We hope you enjoy this week’s shorts – be sure to let us know what you think! We’ll be back with five more NFF-screened shorts next week – in the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest NFF updates!
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