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Best of the West

Various

Wednesday 16th Nov  | 8pm

2h  |  South West, UK  |  Shorts

A showcase of the best regional short films.

A showcase of regional filmmaking talent from the South-West, including the award winners from the Cornwall Film Festival short film competition.

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Lonely Christmas Day

Denise Harrison
5m 30 | UK

A short, dark animation about curveballs and consequences, this is a film written to accompany the soon to be released Charity Christmas Single "Lonely Christmas Day"

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Lethytep: A Cornish Wildlife Haven

Gemma Gilbert
10m 21 | UK

A documentary showcasing the tremendous efforts of Philip & Faith Hambly in transforming 52 acres of intensively farmed land into a secluded wildlife haven. Lethytep is a sanctuary for many native plant, insect, bird and mammal species.

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Placenta Pâté

Tia Salisbury
12m 33 | UK

New mum Libby has breastfeeding woes, but when her wife, Erin suggests a traditional placenta remedy is the answer, underlying tensions rear their head and it's not just the kitchen getting messy.

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Fleas

Elizabeth Huntzinger
12m 04 | UK

Adam walks into a sleepy Sunday morning church service, where he does not feel welcome. With the weight of original sin on his shoulders, he attempts to ask forgiveness from God. A fruitless task when he is struggling to forgive himself.

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Mab Hudel

Edward Rowe
11m 41  | UK

Enys is a young man who lives and works on a farm with his widowed mother and his grandmother. Like his dead father, Enys is an exceptional rugby player and leads his team to the final of The Cornwall Cup. Not only does Enys have the pressure of filling his dad's boots both on the farm and the rugby field, he is wrestling with a new relationship he is desperate to keep a secret.

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Awakening from Silence

Alex Falconer
9m 19 | UK

A woman’s consciousness sparks into life, revealing the real nature of her existence, one she can no longer ignore.

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Sensibility

Ben Kernow
14m 02 | UK

The Howard's find themselves on the outskirts of London Society, however the unexpected arrival of a young eligible bachelor, and a Duke at that, offers the promises of a lifetime. The only thing standing in their way are themselves. Lady Howard must do battle with her cohort of un-married children if she is to stand any hope of capitalising on this once a season opportunity of bolstering the families standing within society.

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Seagull

Dean Puckett
5m 45 | UK

Seagull is a recovering drug addict who is about to have a very strange night.

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The St Tudy Inn

Finn Brown
7m 33 | UK

Punctuated with poetry this insightful documentary explores the personal experience of Julie; a housekeeper of the local pub.

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Dreamland

Charli Whatley
4m 20 | UK

Music video for Cornwall based artist Cat Florence. Dreamland has been regularly played on BBC Introducing in the Southwest. This is a no budget music video made by the duo that founded Faded Neon Films - disabled director Charli Whatley, and director of photography and animator Toby Anthonisz.

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Joe Was 'Ere

Ryan Williams Morris
12m 54 | UK

This is the story of Joe, an 11 year old boy who dreams of an idyllic relationship with his mother. Set on a council estate, Joe spends his days longingly watching other families and daydreaming of what could be. In reality, Joe’s home is often full of drug pushers and addicts, a real party house.

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The 7 Rituals of Hesitance and Fortitude

Devised and performed by Melanie Young & Caroline Schanche  |  Filmed by Gil Ratcliffe
19m 50 | UK

An atmospheric journey of The Splendid Sisters as they navigate the mysterious journey through grief to resolution.

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A Village with a View

Joseph Inman
19m 59 | UK

In wartime Britain, a Lord permitted unused land on Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula to be built on. Tiny chalets appeared, each as individual as its owner, and the community of Freathy came to life. In 2016, with Cornwall’s tourism industry booming, the Lord’s estate announced that they own everything the residents have built over generations. The community were offered the chance to buy their own homes at an extortionate price – most were unable to pay. A ticking time bomb of eviction begins.

Best of the West
16 Nov, 20:00 GMT
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