Short Film Forum

Saturday 3rd February
10:30am – 12.30am (with a break!)
Tea, coffee and breakfast will be available in the Café from 9:30am
Doors open at 10:00am

A regular feature of The Festival, the Forum provides an opportunity to watch, explore and discuss the world of short film making with both makers and enthusiasts. Led by Edward Burgos each film will be introduced by its director. There will be a group Q&A following the screenings. The featured shorts are:

(11 mins)
Writer/Director: Edward Burgos
Paul's search for perfection seems to have been reached with Inara but it is what happened to Aurora on which Paul cannot and will not forget.

(18 mins)
Writer/Director: Jane Sanger
Katya, 13, a Bulgarian girl trafficked and sold as a virgin at Madam Irina's UK brothel. A feisty girl who bites back, Irina soon sells her on and she is forced to work as a street girl.

(8 mins)
Writer/Director: Runyararo Mapfumo
A group of young men try to interpret their friend's art to save face and show support.

(8 mins)
Director: Chris Jones
Writer/Producer: Vanessa Bailey
Facing an ultimatum, a middle-aged woman has to confront personal boundaries and the truth about her relationship with her younger lover. A bittersweet look at passion & commitment.

(5 mins)
Writer/Director/Animator: Nick Faulkner
Written as a poem in 2007, this animation tells the tale of an old woman who sits alone in her country cottage. Troubled by her painful past she ends up more alone then she ever thought.

(11 mins)
Writer/Director: Patrick Ryder
36,000 feet up a lone business traveller is pleased to be seated next to the breathtakingly beautiful Scarlet on a long-haul flight. Intent on impressing her with his well-honed chat-up lines, he soon realised he's bitten off more than he can chew.