Sessions Winners

Monday 23rd September, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
@ Pickford Theater, Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA


Dir. Yad Deen
Iraq | 19 mins
Logline: Marta and Juan travel to Iraq to uncover the secrets of an abandoned cigarette factory.


Dir. Luna R Jarvis
UK | 8 mins
Logline: Based on a true story: In an isolated village in the country side, despite Rosemary’s husband, Harold, passing away in 2001, nothing deters her from continually chatting to him every day. Family is incredibly important to Rosemary, and there is nothing she will care more for, than her boys. Facing tragedy in the eye, Rosemary will have to experience something that no one deserves to see.


Le Vide
Dir. Léo Cavalier
France | 20 mins
Logline: The Void is a short film that tells the different stages of a love story: the desire, the birth of the feelings, the commitment, then the degradation, the disputes, the rupture and its consequences ... The void is a film that takes a singular look at the couple and the love addiction.


Red Omen
Dirs. Ed Roman & Nelson Diaz
USA | 4 mins
Logline: Award winning Canadian singer songwriter Ed Roman along with animator extraordinaire Nelson Diaz from There Be Dragons Creative Media in NYC have created an exquisite animation to the title track of Ed Roman’s latest album Red Omen.The message is for awareness of Dyslexia.


Paï Paï
Dirs. Matthieu Cabanes has & Pauline Khamphone
France | 15 mins
Logline: Alice travels to Laos to find her father, who disappeared without leaving a trace. A poetic venture that will lead the French-Lao woman closer to understanding her own identity.


Age of Reason
Dir. Tom Colley
UK | 11 mins
Logline: Age of Reason discusses the ethics of human life on a planet that, according to author Stephen Emmott, will reach a world population of 10 Billion, grappling with the moral discussions around euthanasia, family relationships, needless consumerism, and environmental decline from a young boy’s perspective in a unique authoritarian environment.


Dir. Joe Skillington
UK | 6 mins
Logline: ​Patience is a virtue - Hyper realistic art proves this. Sheffield artist, Andrew Hunt, spends weeks painting a face that looks so realistic you will think its a photograph. But why? What inspires someone to spend so much time creating something that can be snapped with a camera in an instant?Would you have the patience?


Comedy Cuts
Dir. Dan Harvey
UK | 5 mins
Logline: A brief look into the life of two Comedy Clubs that share the same street, and the current life of comedians in London


I Should Have Loved a Thunderbird Instead
Dir. Debora Bottino
UK | 14 mins
Logline: ​Set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the story follows the quirky and optimistic Frankie as she tries to deal with her boyfriend's corpse.


Intelligent Life
Dir. Paddy Earle
UK | 12 mins
Logline: In a Somerset town filled with sceptics, two siblings set out to prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life.



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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