Whether we love each other or hate each other, one thing is certain; we’re living in close quarters.
This diverse programme examines human nature in our, increasingly, close proximity. Vital conversations about identity, race, gender, cultural heritage and immigration sit alongside narratives about difference and displacement and laugh-out-loud portraits of unconventional outsiders.
Explore with us our beautiful differences and, crucially, our fundamental similarities.
(S) - Student film
(W) - Welsh premiere
(UK) - UK premiere
Dir. Anna Mantzaris | UK | 2:19 (S) (W)
The impulses we all can feel but never act upon. Glimpses of emotional anarchy and moment of lost self-control.
Dir. Brit Raes | Belgium | 11:51 (W)
A tragic comedy of a sweet little girl, who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.
THE LAST JOB ON EARTH - THE GUARDIAN
Dir. Moth Studio | UK | 2:42
Meet Alice, holder of the last recognisable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world.
HATE FOR SALE
Dir. Anna Eijsbouts | Netherlands | 2:39 (W)
Hate for sale. All the very best.
Do my cries excite your interest?
I'LL THINK ABOUT IT
Dir. Trang Nguyen | UK | 2:55 (S) (W)
Babu is a timid character. The frustration of not getting his own personal space, causes him to inflate to monstrous proportions.
Dir. Catherine Prowse, Jade Evans | UK | 1:37 (S) (W)
The story of a Big Issue seller named Nicolas told through the magazines he sells.
I DON'T PROTEST, I JUST DANCE IN MY SHADOW
Dir. Jessica Ashman | UK | 5:21 (W)
I don’t want to feel like it’s only me. I know it’s not only me, because there are others out there…
THE CHILDREN OF CONCRETE
Dir. Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson | France | 6:42 (S) (W)
Am I French or Chinese ? I wander in my identity questions. I recall France, my France.
THERE'S TOO MANY OF THESE CROWS
Dir. Morgan Miller | USA | 3:50 (W)
A short film about aggression and escalation.
Dir. Magda Kreps | Germany | 1:31 (S) (W)
A father's experience of leaving the Soviet Union and coming to Hamburg for the very first time in 1989.
S H R I M P
Dir. Nelly Michenaud | UK | 3:24 (S) (W)
Maggie loves miniature objects and watching people from her upstairs terrace. She didn't expect to meet anyone up there.
Dir. Dusan Kastelic | Slovenia | 12:42 (W)
The Box is full of miserable creatures. One of them doesn’t belong there. He’s thinking outside the box...
Dir. Oscar Barany | UK | 2:59 (S) (W)
Thirsty is 2D animated comedy following a desert dweller who is forced to go on a perilous journey just for a drink.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Dir. Cat Bruce | UK | 12:33
Under threat of imminent eviction from her countryside home, a self-reliant woman struggles to preserve her way of life.