Telling the truth isn’t always easy, but with the rise of misinformation and fake news, being honest is more important now than ever before. But what distinguishes between fact and fiction?
This program features animated documentaries and films based on true events, alongside films that focus on the nature of TRUTH; shining a light on the lesser known struggles of immigration, calling out racial segregation, and tell honest stories about complicated feelings and relationships.
Come join us to help unearth the TRUTH that will set the world free.
(S) - Student film
(W) - Welsh premiere
(UK) - UK premiere
Dir. Samantha Moore | UK | 0:09:35 (w)
Animated fabric brings a lingerie factory to life as we delve into a sewing room in Manchester.
Dir. Valentin Riedl | Germany | 0:05:00 (w)
Through art, Carlotta overcomes a rare brain condition that prevents her from recognizing faces.
Dir. Dane Winn | UK | 0:10:50 (w)
Inspired by the true story of Ada Blackjack, a woman must brave the wilderness to return home to her son.
THE OPPOSITES GAME
Dir. Anna Samo, Lisa LaBracio | USA | 0:04:45
A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with a seemingly simple prompt: what is the opposite of a gun?
SEGREGATED BY DESIGN
Dir. Mark Lopez | USA | 0:17:12 (w)
Examine the forgotten history of how the United States’ government unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.
Dir. John Summerson | UK | 0:04:53 (s) (w)
My mother recalls her parents' uniquely long relationship — one made strong, in part, by their daily habit of making time to play Cribbage together.
THE SCHOOL OF LIFE - INTIMACY AND CLOSENESS
Dir. Daniel Stankler | UK | 0:05:39
I was commissioned by The School Of Life to create an animation exploring intimacy and closeness in modern relationships. It is a film about how, often, the closer we grow to someone, the less we want to sleep with them - and what we can do to address this issue for more fulfilling relationships.
Dir. Anne-Christine Plate | Germany | 0:05:28 (w)
An autobiographic story about the conflict of a mother and her feelings of love, connection, self-pity and denial for her disabled son
Dir. Oliver Wilson | UK | 0:06:49 (uk) (s)
A humorous look into what kids might really be thinking when asked about the big questions of life.
DANI'S FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
Dir. Kate Anderson, Sonia Kneepkens, Fan Sissoko | UK | 0:05:11 (w)
Dani recounts life growing up in an Oxford greasy spoon caff, and tells of the joys of the perfect breakfast.
GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC
Dir. Maryam Mohajer | UK | 0:04:39 (w)
My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life. One day he decided to go meet my granny.