International Shorts

Tuesday 28th May, 6.00pm - 7.45pm
@Japan, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, 37, 宇田川町37−18トツネビル1-2F


Oscar's Bell
Dir. Chris Cronin
UK | 13 mins
Synopsis: Duncan (Paul Bullion, Peaky Blinders) and his dog Oscar have gone on their weekly camping trip into the wilderness together. However, when Duncan looks out into the woods, something else looks back.


The Fish Out of Water
Dir. Josh Brine
USA | 17 mins
Synopsis: Infuriated by his mindless desk job, Charlie sets out to quit, only to be stopped in his tracks by his personal inability to take a risk. After much prodding from an annoying roommate and a growing fondness towards a co-worker, Charlie must decide if he can muster the strength to actually put himself out there, despite the outcome.


Dir. Frederic Kau
Germany, UK | 25 mins
Synopsis: When Hannah, a British truck driver passing through Germany, decides to pick up two male refugees from the side of the road, the encounter takes an unexpected turn of events that is nothing like what it seemed at first.


Dominant Species
Dir. Joseph Sackett
USA | 19 mins
Synopsis: A queer sci-fi about 10 aliens in human host bodies learning how to be men.


The Wind Phone
Dir. Kristen Gerweck
Germany | 16 mins
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, THE WIND PHONE intimately follows the emotional journeys of seven strangers. Each is drawn to the same remote and eerie phone booth on a Japanese cliffside, although their conversations couldn’t seem more different. Whereas one caller seeks forgiveness for a fatal transgression and another grapples with a twisted betrayal, others’ motivations are not clear at first. It is not until one of the callers extends a consoling hand to another, that we begin to understand that they are all connected by one harrowing reality.


She Who Hears
Dir. Alexi Papalexopoulos
USA | 11 mins
Synopsis: SHE WHO HEARS is an exploration into contrasts...a study on young adult love in the LGBTQ community and how it often times appears to be one thing, but in actuality is another.



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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