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Hysterical

Friday 24th November

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From politicians to polar bears, this anarchic and colourful collection takes swipes at prejudices and stereotypes with a gleeful grin. This selection of side-splitting shorts that take difficult subjects and turn them into laugh riots. Nothing is off limits in comedy. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

HISTÒRIA D’UN OBJECTE [STORY OF AN OBJECT]– CARLOTA CASTELLS PUIG

LA BELLE FOLIE 

A desperate actress attempts to write, direct and star in her own French period drama, as part of an elaborate attempt to prove to her agent that she is a suitable candidate for a French-language film audition. The results are disastrous.

Nominated:
Acting Award – Anna Koval

THE AGREEMENT – EVA RILEY

POLES APART 

In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Paloma Baeza
Sound Design Award – Morgan Muse

MEN BUY SEX – ALICE RUSSELL

THE LAST PORTRAIT

Based on my own experience, working in a Japanese company that specialises in producing photographs of the deceased. The film captures the contemporary Japanese funeral ritual with a narrative element of having an evocative moment of recalling her own childhood memory.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Hina Fujimoto

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FUNEMPLOYED 

A masochistic teenage girl is saved from a life of scrounging and skiving after she develops an obsessive crush on David Cameron. Totally irreverent in tone, Funemployed exploits whimsical pop-video imagery to playfully present a dreamworld of jobseeking far removed from the grey reality of being young, broke and directionless.

Nominated for:
Production Design Award – Sophie Ansell

BLACKBIRD

BLACKBIRD 

Ever jumped through hoops for what you thought was the perfect job? BLACKBIRD – A Playfully Absurd take on The Post-Grad Employment Crisis: Temping

Nominated for:
Acting Award – Daniela Pasquini

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GOOD GIRLS 

Bonnie, Pinkman’s finest student and head girl takes us on a tour of her school as she tries to round up the school captains in time for the school photo.

Nominated for:
Production Design Award – Caitlin Allen

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RAMONA AND THE CHAIR 

Ramona takes all her therapist’s advice as the word of God. But instead of enlightenment, she finds herself in a trinity of confusion with an empty chair.

Nominated for:
Composing Award – Marina Elderton

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MORDECHAI 

Daniel, an ultra orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years; Mordechai’s ‘life choices’ were a bit too much for the family to handle. But today is the day of their father’s funeral… Mordechai is a funny and touching fable about family, faith and the roles we play.

Nominated for:
Producing Award – Maria Caruana Galizia

DETAILS

Friday 24 November | 6:45pm

Running time | 91 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Venue | Curzon Soho,99 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5DY

Tickets | £12.50

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