South West Regional Shorts
The longlist of the best regional short films.
The best films from the South-West submitted to this years short film competition!
Mickey Smith and Allan Wilson
19m 07 | UK
An experimental Cornish language film by Allan Wilson & Mickey Smith. Translated & voiced in Kernewek by Gwenno Saunders. Across two decades a clan of curious misfits illuminated the frost bitten frontiers of North Atlantic salt. A pack of strays with a rare eye for heavy water, a halcyon era of exploration & camaraderie in the cold. From the supernatural alchemy of Kernow to the raw majesty of Eire, ‘HUNROS JORNA’ recalls a lifetime of human hearts bewitched by the endless sea.
A Woman Walks Into a Bank
13m 51 | UK
Inspired by the wild true story of the Patty Hearst kidnapping, ‘A Woman Walks into a Bank’ is about a young woman’s journey from normality to extremism and back again. Fusing documentary and imagined encounters, the film attempts to raise questions about the flexibility of belief and identity.
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.
18m 43 | UK
In the valley of the Black Mountains, Aled must bury his father, and help his mother find peace. An outsider in a tight mining community, Bethan reveals what really happened the night Llewelyn died. The will of a father, broken by the courage of a son.
18m 57 | UK
A family comes to terms with tragic loss, exploring the psychological and practical implications. It raises awareness of the under-reported social issue of mental health in rural settings and how conversations about feelings prevent a spiral towards suicide.
5m 45 | UK
Seagull is a recovering drug addict who is about to have a very strange night.
13m 26 | UK
An artist struggles to create his next painting so he decides to go fishing with a friend. On the trip he ends up learning things about himself that he never expected to encounter.
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.
From The River
Paul Lee Mulraney
18m | UK
From the River tells the story of a unique and fascinating place - Sailor's Creek in Cornwall - exploring what happens when the romantic ideal of living outside of societal norms meets the harsh realities of modern life, and the harsher realities of nature.
Funeral of a Marriage Counsellor
13m 20 | UK
Following the sudden death of their long-term and much-too-depended-upon counsellor, a couple in their 50s take a chaotic stab at rebalancing their relationship, while grappling with their own mortality.