International Shorts

Friday 4th October, 9.00pm - 11.00pm
@ LAB 111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Servants
Dir. Marwan Khneisser
France & Lebanon | 24 mins
Logline: MA reclusive villa keeper and his family struggle to keep their dignity despite being subjected to humiliations by hedonistic guests who reunite at the villa to party.


Balancing the Waters
Dir. Falkwyn de Goyeneche
Indonesia | 30 mins
Logline: Balancing the waters’ is about the basic human obligation to achieve balance in our environment. By focusing on Bali’s plight, this documentary presents us with the current state of affairs regarding water in our modern world and what we can do to turn the potentially disastrous situation into a prosperous one.


The Three Crow Boys
Dir. Tom Adriani
UK | 10 mins
Logline: The Three Crow Boys was Commissioned by the BBC and BFI as part of the prestigious animation 2018 project. The setting is London, in the wake of a terrible war. Between mounds of rubble and bomb craters stands the house of a lonely old blind man. Late one night he receives three unexpected visitors and tragedy follows. This is an original fairy tale, exploring the nature of monsters and madness. Not for the faint-hearted, it follows in the dark footsteps of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Angela Carter and is narrated by Tim McInnerny


The Mermaid of Mevagissey
Dir. Luc Mollinger
UK | 18 mins
Logline: A village misfit and his brother find an extraordinary creature in their fishing net, and seizing their chance for fame and fortune, hide it in the local aquarium, but their dreams capsize as it awakens their own personal monsters. Inspired by a Cornish folk tale.


Dir. Elise Lausseur
France | 13 mins
Logline: In the Alps, Bertin a big man and Yohann a little one robe a charity shop.


After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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