International Shorts

Thursday 27th June, 7.00pm - 8.45pm
@ Stuart Cinema & Cafe, 79 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Tony and the Bull
Dir. John McFarlane
UK | 16 mins
Logline: Tony and The Bull is a window into the very private life of Tony, a former butcher, and his sole companion Scrunch, a fully-grown tea-bag stealing and cigarette munching, house trained highland bull, who share a home together. Its an amazingly weird and wonderful true story of heartbreak and redemption the back story (a man very down on his luck rescuing a one day old Highland Bull calf still in its birth sack in the snow and bringing the bull up in a dilapidated cottage where they both live).


Gacha Gacha
Dir. Dave Jackson
Japan | 15 mins
Synopsis: A not-so-heartwarming tale about capsule toys, the nightmare of obsession, jealous rage, and a slimy, stop-frame animated tiny monster.


Dir. Helen Warner
UK | 11 mins
Logline: A string of confessions unveil a tale of religious guilt, sin and redemption in this short experimental drama.


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


Dir. Ana Cristina Barragán
Ecuador | 4 mins
Logline: “Religar” is the first single from Mateo Kingman’s new album, set for a 2019 release. A blend of profound, cosmic lyrics with cutting edge, eclectic production, synths exploring organic beats and melodies. “Religar” means “putting the parts back together again, returning to unity after it’s all fallen apart.”


My Father My King
Dir. Tom Pickard
UK | 15 mins
Logline: A dark tale that looks at the limits a father will go to protect his children. Michael loves his children, Jack and Sarah, but through tragedy and pain, he is now on the run with them at his side. His life is his children, he will not let them suffer like he has, he will not anyone get to them, no matter the cost.


Miss Black Germany
Dir. Elisha Smith-Leverock
Germany | 13 mins
Logline: Being German doesn't equal being white. What does it feel like to grow up in a society whose beauty standards are so different from your own? Challenging what it means to be beautiful in the Western world, Miss Black Germany documents the stories, hopes, dreams, and fears of four contestants participating in the first Miss Black Germany pageant.


My Father The Martyr
Dir. Harris Alvi
UK | 15 mins
Logline: A disowned ex-muslim travels back to his family home after hearing terrible news. However, things have changed in his family and in his home town.



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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