International Shorts 1

Wednesday 25th September, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
@ Chaplin Theater, Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA


The Plunge
Dirs. Simon Ryninks
UK | 10 mins
Synopsis: Falling in love can be a pain in the arse.


Dir. Gemma Paul
UK | 7.5 mins
Logline: Adam, a re-animated being with a tortured soul seeks out his creator when the pursuit of his mate ends disastrously.


My Brother's Rifle
Dir. Adam King
Canada | 18 mins
Logline: A dark folktale of two brothers in tango and one sheriff in limbo clashing in the fictional, rural town of Gump, ON


Held For A Moment
Dir. Edward Japp
UK | 20 mins
Logline:  'Held for a Moment' is a 20-minute live-action short film, set in the English suburbs and inspired by real-life testimonies. Told through the eyes of a young woman, “Held for a moment” portrays the struggle that a married couple goes through, after the loss of their stillborn baby.


The Rougaroux
Dir. Ana Vincent
USA | 2 mins
Logline: Take a midnight drive down the animated surreal streets of a haunted highway to discover a southern werewolf: a rougaroux. My hand-drawn animation explores blended experiences and my inner psyche to address the conflicting connotations of one of my favorite past-times: driving alone. The intimate visual retelling weaves Michigan, New Orleans and dreamscape imagery, creating a fantastical environment of swelling kudzu, and roads wavering into crooked rivers. Eerie elements of the night contrast the comfortable cadence of street lights, the smell of summer and the sound of slick roads. Paired with reflective poetry recovered from a dreamy lost radio transmission, The Rougaroux constructs a surreal world of memory where reality is in flux and fused with ancient tales and southern myth to reflect emotional exploration, and the difficulty of personal-growth.


Dir. Jonni Ragnarsson
Iceland | 14 mins


Boiling Point
Dir. Philip Barantini
UK | 20 mins
Logline: During the busy run-up to Christmas, a single-take snapshot of the immense stress and skills of a talented head chef reveals that things are about to burst behind the restaurant’s flash façade.



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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