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Living Scars

Saturday 17th November

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Trauma leaves scars on a person, both visible and invisible. These films explore the realities and repercussions of living with the legacy of a traumatic event: from a fatal incident that pits families and friends against each other, to the people left behind learning to cope with someone no longer there. These shorts explore these legacies and feelings that are often left unspoken.

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CHACONNE 

Classical pianist Jonathan finds himself unable to work after an accident. But the physical injury is soon compounded by a darker, psychological pain as he fends off the world around him, including music itself. London has never felt so lonely.

Nominated for:
Acting Award – Thea Gajic

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WHAT HAPPENED TO EVIE

A girl’s fractured memories distort the truth of a sexual assault in this multi-layered thriller.

Nominated for: Editing Award – Kate Cheeseman

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SALAM

A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in NYC while waiting to hear life or death news from Syria.

Nominated for:

Producing Award – Claire Fowler & Sophia Cannata-Bowman

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BLUE BUT PALE BLUE

 

Blue but Pale Blue’ (2017) uses microscope footage and dreamlike imagery to take the audience on a journey through the deepest recesses of one man’s mind. Falling into a coma after being hit by the branch of a tree, he tries to grasp hold of his own consciousness and navigate his way back to reality. Soundtracked by the haunting electronica of Grimm Grimm, the film is Daisy’s own visual response to her father’s traumatic brain injury. It aims to understand the process he went through while awakening from the coma.

Nominated for: Editing Award – Daisy Dickinson

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ON THE SURFACE

After a fatal incident, a mother and daughter are asked to account for their actions. To get out of trouble they conspire to lie. Do they feel no remorse?

Nominated for: Cinematography Award – Anna Valdez-Hanks

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THE GURNEY

THE GURNEY tells the story of the relationship between death row warden, Albert Gilmore, and Aleisha Edwards, a young black woman on death row, convicted for the fatal shooting of an officer who killed her husband.

Nominated for:

U25 Screenwriting Award – Rachel Traynor

Hug

WE ARE ALL HERE

When Glasgow rapper Lumo takes his own life aged 21, it sends shockwaves through the Scottish hip hop community. As his family and friends struggle to make sense of his death, they uncover hidden clues in the lyrics and video diaries he left behind.

Nominated for:
Directing Award –  Hannah Currie

DETAILS

Saturday 17 November | 3:00pm

Running time | 84 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Venue | The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64 – 66 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DA

Tickets | £10 / £8 concessions

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