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WATERSHED CINEMA 1
20:00
£5.00
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1hr 30m
Dir: Various

A delightful selection of ridiculously entertaining short films which will lift your spirits and provide a healthy dose of giggles and rib-tickling fun at the festival. Enjoy the ride!

A Brief History of Princess X

Dir: Gabriel Abrantes
Portugal/France/United Kingdom 2016
7 mins
Fiction

A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous ‘Princess X’.

Meli-Metro

Dirs: Alexandre Blain, Lucas Germain, Christophe Gigot, Jade Guilbault, Andreas Muller, Simon Puculek
France 2016
5 mins 4 secs
Animation

In the evening, as a little girl and her father take a ride on the subway train, she notices a huge poster of a beautiful pony. Amazed, she calls her father and quickly starts to insist when he replies evasively – drawing the other passengers’ attention.

The Good Mother

Dir: Sarah Clift
Mexico/United Kingdom 2016
5 mins 36 secs
Fiction

A Mexican mother, with her only child’s birthday looming, embarks upon an epic journey across land and through her politics, to find the right piñata for her son…

Funemployed

Dir: Sophie Ansell, Annie Jenkins
United Kingdom 2016
13 mins 11 secs
Fiction

A masochistic teenage girl is saved from a life of scrounging and skiving after she develops an obsessive crush on David Cameron. Totally irreverent in tone, Funemployed exploits whimsical pop-video imagery to playfully present a dreamworld of jobseeking far removed from the grey reality of being young, broke and directionless.

Have Heart

Dir: Will Anderson
United Kingdom 2017
12 mins 10 secs
Fiction

A looping GIF has an existential crisis.

Jeb’s Jobs 5: Marvel Superhero

Dir: Nick Forshaw
United Kingdom 2016
4 mins 40 secs
Fiction

The world is under attack by low budget, super human, robot alien baddies, or some sh*t like that. Can Jeb harness his inner superhero and save mankind? Probably not.

Finding Freddie

Dir: Ross Brierley, Joshua Sadler
United Kingdom 2016
4 mins 40 secs
Fiction

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? After a tip-off he’s not really dead, a documentary crew embark on a journey to track down the whereabouts of Freddie Mercury. To their surprise, they find him. He’s alive … and Welsh.

Big Bag

Dir: Daniel Greaves
United Kingdom 2016
2 mins
Animation

An object lesson of when life weighs you down.

Untamed Truths

Dir: Sophie Marsh
United Kingdom 2017
1 mins 56 secs
Animation

An ABC of animal facts. Learn different facts about animals with every letter of the alphabet. A paper film for adults.

Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon

Dir: Tomer Eshed
Germany 2016
3 mins 32 secs
Animation

The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

Fern

Dir: Johnny Kelly
United Kingdom 2017
5 mins 56 secs
Fiction

‘Fern’ is a black comedy, charting the complicated and intense love that grows between a woman and a plant. It’s situated entirely inside one woman’s apartment, in the weeks following her husband’s death.

Edmund The Magnificent

Dir: Ben Ockrent
United Kingdom 2017
13 mins 30 secs
Fiction

When news breaks that the county pig fete is being revived, the once-legendary Farmer decides to make one final roll of the dice – and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet to breed new life back into his now dilapidated farm.

Second to None

Dir: Vincent Gallagher
Ireland 2016
7 mins 12 secs
Animation

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place. ‘Second to None’ is a stop motion comedy about ambition, where second best is never enough.


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