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Northern Film School Festival Update


The latest round up of festival news from the Northern Film School.

Film Making

Apples

Apples

Synopsis:
A coming-of-age short drama that follows a story of a mixed-race loner who starts a job at the local apple orchard after losing his granny. Little information he learns there about his past becomes the driving force for Zac’s desire to change his outside life both at home and at work and the already cold relationship with his grandfather is challenged.

Writer/Director: Milda Baginskaite
Producer: Pilar Catrό Benavides
Production: Northern Film School, MA Filmmaking Drama (Graduation Film 2017)

Festivals:
• Official Selection: 31th Amandus Short Film Festival 2018
• Official Selection: Bucharest ShortCut Festival 2018 

 

Somebody

Somebody

Director(s): Francesco Puppini and Matteo Palmas

Producer: Eryk Sawicki
Production: Northern Film School, BA Filmmaking (Experimental Film 2017)
 
Festival:
• Official Selection: FuoriFormato - Stories We Dance in Genoa

 

Leo

Synopsis:
Desperate to make money Leo accepts a job smuggling refugee couple through France. However, Leo and the couple have separate expectations concerning their destination. He’s forced to confront the couple, his boss and himself in order to understand how far he is really willing to go for these people he never intended to help. 
 
Writer/Director: Julian Alexander
Producer: Pilar Catrό Benavides
Production: Northern Film School, MA Filmmaking (Graduation Film 2017)
 
Festival:
• In competition: Royal Television Society Television Awards in Postgraduate Drama

 

Impression

Impression

Synopsis:
A comedy-heist film centring on Reza, an entrepreneurial Middle Eastern man who works at a car wash but aims to get a large-scale business off the ground with no financial backing. Can Reza convince others he is a genuine businessperson, get them to believe in him and pull it all off?
 
Director: Joseph Simmons
Producer: Rebekkah Karen Haysom
Writer: Sean Brown
Production: Northern Film School, MA Filmmaking (2017)
 
Festival:
• Official Selection: S.O.U.L Celebrate: Connect Film Festival 2018

 

Rise Up

Producer/Director: Christina Birchall
Production: Northern Film School, MA Documentary (Graduation Film 2018)
 
Festival:
• Official selection: Ffresh Student Media Awards 2018

 

Goodnight, Friend

Synopsis:
We call them four-legged friends, but for many they are family. When a beloved pet dies, life can seem incomplete. Who do we turn to when grief refuses to leave? A story of the emotional bond between human and animal that even death cannot break.
 
Producer/Director: Rowenna Baldwin
Production: Northern Film School, MA (Graduation Film 2018)
 
Festival:
• Sheffield Doc Festival 2018 (Free Screen 2018)

 

Poof

Synopsis:
Aaron, an apprehensive 18-year-old, is stuck. Stuck in a small town, helping his father in a job he hates. His life is soon turned upside-down when he meets Mike at a party. At first, Aaron denies his feelings but an unexpected kiss changes everything. As he enters into a hidden relationship with Mike, Aaron finds that some secrets are harder to keep than others. The more he explores his sexuality, the more he begins to consider the impact this may have on the rest of his life.
 
Director: Dean Anderson
Producer: Sung JunY oun
Writer: Matthew Bates
 
Festivals:
• Official Selection: Glitter. Oklahoma 2018
• Official Selection: Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival
• Official Selection: NCGLFF, North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

 


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