Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, our characters decide to fight back. They decide to take back what was theirs in the first place. They decide to start robbing banks.
A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment but an eloquent inner voice must face his greatest fear. A roller-coaster ride of joy, doubt and romance in the digital age.
EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (ALLES WIRD GUT)
A divorced father picks up his eight year old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can’t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey.
BUTTER LAMP (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
A young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to take their picture. Against diverse and mote of less exotic backgrounds, families appear to the photographer. Through these shots, the photographer weaves unique links with each of the various villagers.
Renowned actor, and two time Oscar® nominee, John Hurt stars in this non-dialogue British film from writer and director Elfar Adalsteins. It is a poignant and heartfelt story about loss, courage and love that has already gone on to win major accolades at international film festivals and was shortlisted for a Short Film Academy Award.
THE SEA IS ALL I KNOW
An extraordinary story of love in the face of death. THE SEA IS ALL I KNOW is an honest portrait of a family coming to terms with their relationship to death. When estranged couple, Sara [Melissa Leo] and Sonny [Peter Gerety], come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis and brutal heartbreak. In the end, an act of selfless love, renews their lives, transcends their loss of faith, even death itself. This wonderful film was considered for an Academy Award.
THE GIRL ON A ROOF
STARRING: NAIIA ULRICH, LENNIE JAMES, TODD LOWE, AMELIA JACKSON-GRAY AND SUSAN MAY PRATT. DIRECTED BY SKEET ULRICH.
Facing increasing abuse from girls in her class at school and an equally unlovable home life, Lila’s world slips from bad to worse when she witnesses a crime from her roof. Suddenly confronted by all her fears a plan begins to form when she meets an unlikely savior.
LANDMINE GOES CLICK
STARRING STERLING KNIGHT, SPENCER LOCKE AND DEAN GEYER. DIRECTED BY LEVAN BAKHIA.
Three American tourists are backpacking through the remote countryside of European Georgia when one of them steps on an armed landmine. But that seems to be a minor threat compared to the nightmarish happenings the rest of the afternoon will bring on. A psychopath takes advantage of the tourist’s immobility and brutally assaults the woman he loves.
STARRING SIMON MERRELLS AND ANA ULARU. DIRECTED BY LORENZO SPORTIELLO.
In the near future, KURT and EVE were born over the United States of Europe barrier, in the abandoned lands after the great global economic crisis. She is pregnant and, in order to provide a future for their child, they try to enter Europe illegally. In this world, an ‘Index of Sustainability’ is given to every citizen, calculated on their personal productivity and wellbeing. Here a pregnant woman is considered ‘not sustainable’ and she must to be expelled
DARKNESS DESCENDS, CREATED BY FRANK KRUEGER, STARRING DANNY TREJO, DARREN DARNBOROUGH, KINGA PHILLIPS AND KRISTOFF ST. JOHN. DIRECTED BY MARC CLEBANOFF.
Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of the abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the people living below our feet, she finds out that there is more to be afraid of than the dark.
A mysterious figure ANGEL (Danny Trejo – Sons of Anarchy, Machete, Machete Kills) living beyond the reach of the law, has declared a personal war on the outside world that threatens to tear apart the fragile underground society living in the tunnels and maybe even the city above.
DIRECTED BY DAVID KITCHEN, STARRING KAREN BRYSON, CLINT DYER AND TREVOR LAIRD.
Family Reunion tells the story of a close-knit London family, who recently lost their mother and are mourning the loss of Uncle Bernie. As Dad (Trevor Laird) and his loving children Karen (Karen Bryson) and Jason (Clint Dyer) return from the funeral, the family home seems to lack the warmth it once had. The sadness is lightened by the joy of the upcoming family celebrations, Jason’s sons 10th birthday, dad’s 60th birthday and a family reunion. As the planning for the milestone birthdays and reunion gets underway, it is tainted by a secret. What is the secret? Will it be revealed or will this family be torn apart forever?
DIRECTED BY EMMY AWARD WINNER FRANCIS DRAIS, STARRING AMELIA JACKSON-GRAY, SKEET ULRICH AND ERIN ROSS.
The story of two sisters who have recently lost their mother to suicide. Finding solace in each other, they head to the coast to spend the weekend at their favorite camping spot. Upon arrival they swim in the ocean and befriend a mysterious hitchhiker. As the night unfolds, our story takes a turn for the worse and a deeper truth is revealed.
WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY VIKRAM DASGUPTA. STARRING SUNNIE JAMES AND RASUL AHMED.
Calcutta Taxi tells the story of a young Art College student Aditya Chaterji, who finds his backpack and belongings stolen on the day of a political strike called by an infamous political party in Calcutta. Meanwhile Bakul Bihari faces the opportunity of a lifetime to win big for his glorious, though covetous efforts to help a poor boy in distress. Cab driver Rasul Ahmed discovers a bomb in his backseat, at a congested traffic signal in an extremely unpredictable and sensitive slum area of Calcutta. The film unravels the lives of these three characters and shows how each of their lives impact one another.
MAN ON GROUND
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY AKIN OMOTOSO, STARRING HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM AND FABIAN ADEOYE LOJEDGE.
Ade (Hakeem Kae-Kazim) and Femi (Fabian Adeoye Lojede) are expatriate Nigerian brothers. Ade is a successful banker in London, while Femi, once a political dissident in his home country has had to escape to South Africa, live in refugee tenements and work menial jobs. The brothers have not only been physically estranged, their relationship is riddled with unspoken betrayal, guilt and scorn, which they have carried since the early days of their youth. During a short visit to Johannesburg, Ade discovers that his brother has been missing for a week. He sets out to investigate Femi’s mysterious disappearance, reconstructing the pieces of his everyday life and the cruel hardships he endured just to survive. A riot erupts while Ade is visiting Femi’s former boss in one of the townships. Ade is forced to take shelter with the employer. The mounting violence outside seeps into their exchanges and, eventually, prompts an explosion of revelation.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY LISA GIFFORD, STARRING LISA GIFFORD, EUAN KING, PETER HALPIN, ANNETTE BADLAND AND SIMON FISHER-BECKER.
ROB and JENNY, a thirty-something couple living together in a trendy part of East London, are about to split up – spectacularly!
Meanwhile Rob’s former best friend and Jenny’s ex-fiance, PAUL, is on his way back home after a year of travelling, escaping the consequences of “that threesome”, the repercussions of which are still reverberating throughout Paul, Rob and Jen’s live.