An eclectic mix of new award winning international short films from around the world.
Each of the films are told from the perspective of a young protagonist as the characters deal with various social, political and cultural struggles. From dysfunctional families, to gender inequality; and from irrational violence, and its consequences, to mental health issues; these thought-provoking shorts provide an interesting spotlight on the pressures and demands experienced by young people today.
Programmed by Cinemagic.
Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara, Nepal, the paragliding capital of the world.
JUST YOU AND ME (Canada)
8-year-old Eva and her father go on a Montreal-to-Mexico road trip aboard an 18-wheeler.
SUNDAY MORNING (Slovenia)
Two boys, their fathers and a dog have an unexpected encounter in a forest on Sunday morning. A short film about authorities, disappointments and the birth of a rebel.
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.
IRON HANDS (China/USA)
A 12 year old girl tries out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team.
MAHALIA MELTS IN THE RAIN (Canada)
Mahalia feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time.
A delicate and well observed short about a woman observing a theft on a bus and the consequences of her actions.
A little boy’s imagination runs rampant, as crayon drawings come to life in his bleak surroundings, he follows a mysterious yet inviting crayon character through his desolate home.
Duration 110 mins approx.
All audience members require a ticket.
Funding is provided by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.