UK Shorts

Dunroamin: 4/5 Nominated for: Best UK Short Film Oliver S. Milburn’s unnerving Dunroamin takes everything that is quintessentially British and puts it, as you might expect, in the form of a black comedy. The two leads were outstanding in their portrayal of a seller and a buyer with an unknown history, deeply evocative of BBC’s…

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El Pastor

[spacer height=”20px”]Nominated for: In Competition Feature Films Anselmo is a solitary Spanish shepherd, but he is not lonely. He has his faithful dog Pillo. He has his routine: tending to the sheep, trips to the library, nightly drink at the bar. Born in the shack in which he lives and, by and large, content with…

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Between Us

Nominated for: In Competition Feature Films Between Us tackles the issues of what happens following the ‘happily ever after’. It follows a bohemian couple, Dianne (Olivia Thirlby) and Henry (Ben Feldman), who are both starting to question whether they are suited for each other. With slightly different worldviews, each of them finds another person who…

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European Shorts

Nkosi Coiffure 3/5 This Belgian short creates the perfect opportunity for many views to come together to discuss abortion. Set in an African salon following the argument of 34 year old Eva and her boyfriend, the women inside rally around the shaken lead and uncover precisely what the spat was about. Initially they discuss the…

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Jules and Dolores

[spacer height=”20px”]Nominated for: In Competition Feature Films   Brazilians are universally known for their passion, and what better way to celebrate that passion than with Caito Ortiz’s sensational romp Jules and Dolores (‘O Roubo Da Taca’). It’s an hour and a half of pure joy – a crime caper that absolutely zooms by, celebrating Brazil’s…

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Raindance Day Three

[spacer height=”20px”]Day Three. More films. More interviews. More everything. Raindance is really getting into it’s stride now, so hopefully we are too. [spacer height=”20px”] A Double Life [spacer height=”20px”] An Interview: Joaquin Del Paso & Lucy Pawlak Growing Up Coy [spacer height=”20px”] An Interview: Eric Juhola International Shorts 1 [spacer height=”20px”] International Shorts 2  

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Growing Up Coy

[spacer height=”20px”] Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature Growing Up Coy is a documentary with both political and social impact. It focuses on the Mathis family, in particular their transgender daughter Coy and her right to use the school bathroom of the gender she identifies with. As their son Max says simply during the movie, ‘it’s about…

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A Double Life

[spacer height=”20px”] Nominated for: In Competition Feature Films A Double Life is a beautiful film, plain and simple. It is the first feature length directed by filmmaker Yoshiyuki Kishi; slowly paced, the film is the spellbinding story of a post-graduate student, Tama (Mugi Kadowaki), who is assigned by her professor (Lily Franky) to follow and report…

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