Whiteout1 ·

By Matt Heywood

By Matt Heywood

WINNER: Best Narrative Short SYNOPSIS When a young couple encounters a strange old man wandering in a snowstorm, they must decide if he needs their help or if he has more sinister intentions. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Read More...

Love Lives in a Void2

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS Anthony has hit rock bottom – broken-hearted and fired from his job. Krystal works at an establishment near Anthony’s job. They’ve always shared a connection but never followed through until today, Anthony breaks the news that he won’t be stopping by anymore. The harsh reality, that they may never see each other again, drives Read More...

Time’s Up3

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS A woman on her way home must deal with the unseen horrors of sexual harassment. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Narrative Short Program – THE TWO OF US NOTE: Single Ticket to this film includes all short films Read More...

In This Land We’re Briefly Ghosts4

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS Myanmar, 2013. A 12-year-old Burmese child soldier, imprisoned for deserting battle, is forced to either kill her older brother, a fellow deserter, or die alongside him. Based on actual events. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Narrative Short Read More...

A Shore5

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS A businessman is led down a vast and isolated beach in search of the one thing that has evaded him his whole life – a way out. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Narrative Short Program – THE Read More...

A Living Sculpture6

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS Francesca, a horn player and music composition student, is contemplating the pros and cons of continuing a relationship with Nick, an artist. A Living Sculpture explores and dissects the problematic idea of the female muse in the 21st century. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to Read More...

Home From Home7

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS Clara, an older woman, takes in Samir, a young Kurdish refugee. Two people, both dreaming of home, keep missing each other’s track in a short film about the absurdity, sadness and hope of trying to co-exist. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Read More...