Monday 20 November | 7:30pm | Fruit | Run time TBC | Pay what you like | Unrated 18+ Only
The programme includes foreign-language films with English subtitles.
Catch the winning short films from the 31st Leeds International Film Festival. The programme will include the winners of the Academy Award Qualifying International Competition and World Animation Award, the BAFTA qualifying British Short Film Competition, and the overall audience favourite. This programme really does bring you the best of the fest! The full selection of award winners will be announced in early November.
Louis Le Prince International Short Film Competition Winner: COPA-LOCA
Dir Christos Massalas | 2017 | Greece | 14 mins
This is the story of Copa-Loca, an abandoned Greek summer resort. Paulina is the girl at the heart of Copa-Loca. Everyone cares for her and she cares about everyone – in every possible way.
World Animation Award Winner: WICKED GIRL
Dir Ayce Kartal | 2017 | France/Turkey | 8 mins
Told through an 8 year old girl’s ramblings and stories, the hand drawn animations emphasise her overflowing imagination, but soon her happy memories of holidays in her grandparent’s village begin to give way to darker images. Included in the official selection for both Annecy and Toronto Intl. Film Festival, this short film lingers with you long after it has ended.
British Short Film Competition Winner: THE DOG AND THE ELEPHANT
Dir Michael Sharpe | 2016 | UK | 26 mins
Filmed in stark black & white, this impressive short is a captivating monologue about the kinship between a boxer and an elephant from a travelling menagerie. The boxer’s struggle to live with Tourette’s syndrome is made all the more difficult as his fractured life leads him on a brutal journey of destruction and retribution. You can’t walk from a fire untouched.
Yorkshire Short Film Competition Winner: STAN
Dir Ben G Brown | 2017 | UK | 9 mins
Do you ever wonder what is hidden behind a face? What passions lie behind a person you would otherwise pass by without a thought? In a time of division, a time of mistrust, confusion and anguish it’s time to start asking questions, to be curious and compassionate and discover the common nature that connects us all. Words.
Leeds International Screendance Award Winner:
THROUGH THE SUPERMARKET IN FIVE EASY PIECES
Dir Anna-Maria Hutri | Finland | 2017 | 9 min
A family tries to get through the supermarket in one piece. Employing a delightful soundtrack and cinematic visuals, this short is an amusing scan of modern nuclear-family relations that most parents will recognise.
Leeds Music Video Award Winner: NO REASON – Bonobo Oscar Hudson
Dir Oscar Hudson | 2017 | UK | 4 mins
Leeds Short Film Audience Award Winner: THE WAVE
Dir Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton | 2017 | Ireland | 14 mins
A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language baffling linguistic experts from around the world.
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Introductions, trailer reel and short film (10-15 mins). Main feature, Short Film City Hull: Best of LIFF 31 Shorts
For full info on local charity Hull Independent Cinema and to purchase an annual membership card visit www.hullindependentcinema.com