Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Welcome to the third 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 offbeat comedies to complex and thought provoking animations – we hope you’ll love this week’s selection as much as we do!
You Are Whole
SCREENED AT NFF2016 | British Short Film
DIR: Laura Spini
Description: An offbeat comedy short about a spiritualist missionary who becomes mistaken for a serial killer in a sleepy British seaside town.
A Monster Called Charles
SCREENED AT NFF2016 | Best Short Film Nominee
DIR: Richard Paris Wilson
Description: The story of a Boy who lives in a caravan park with his Mother, and a Monster who lives in a nearby woods.
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | Documentary Short Film
DIR: Rishi Chandna
Description: In a cramped apartment in Mumbai, a family considers eating their hell-raising pet rooster, so that they can reclaim their lives.
Still Falls The Rain
SCREENED AT NFF2013 | Best Student Film Nominee
DIR: Miguel Santana
Description: Set in the gritty streets of wartime 1940s London, Stanley, a homeless boy, is caught stealing food from a bombed house – at a time when looting could warrant the death penalty.
My Mother’s Eyes
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | Animated Short Film
DIR: Jenny Wright
Description: My Mother’s Eyes explores the complex, painful process of letting go of those you love most. A daughter thrives under the gentle support of her mother, moving from one developmental milestone to another. Equipped with all the skills and strength to thrive in the world, she eventually leaves her mother’s nest, and returns to find it empty.
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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