Edinburgh Film Festival: Shorts Lineup

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1. 1000 Smiles Per Hour (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

Drifting across the outer edges of a concrete landscape, a twilight meeting engenders a precious moment of connection for a melancholy performer, amid the coldly apathetic city limits.

Director: Fabian Altenried | Stars: E, Julie Trappett, Alexander Wissel

2. 1745 (2017)

18 min | Short, Drama

Two sisters torn from their home in Nigeria and sold into slavery try to retake their freedom in a foreign and hostile land, attempting to elude their master in the perilous Scottish Highlands.

Director: Gordon Napier | Stars: Moyo Akandé, Morayo Akandé, Clive Russell

Votes: 22

3. The Absence of Eddy Table (2016)

12 min | Animation, Short, Mystery

Eddy Table, known from the comics of Dave Cooper, makes his screen debut in this animated short. One day, Eddy gets lost in a dark forest. There he meets an alluring girl infected by a mysterious parasite. Love and violence ensues.

Director: Rune Spaans | Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Yngvill Kolset Haga, John Erik Kaada, Mike Patton

Votes: 37

4. Alarm (2016)

4 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

A couple deals with a deceptively mundane chore.

Director: Will Goss | Stars: Allison Murphy, Jason Murphy

5. Americano (2016)

G | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Mexican parrot named Cuco sets off on an adventure to defend his family.

Directors: Ricardo Arnaiz, Mike Kunkel, Raul Garcia | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Rico Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Kate del Castillo

Votes: 175

6. An Aviation Field (2016)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

An aviation field in an unknown suburb. The lake underneath the city burns the streets.

Director: Joana Pimenta

Votes: 7

7. Answer Print (2016)

5 min | Short

'The fading that devastates color films occurs in the dark. It is accelerated by high temperatures and, to a lesser extent, relative humidity. Dye fading is irreversible. Once the dye ... See full summary »

Director: Monica Saviron

Votes: 6

8. Aria Diva (2007)

30 min | Short, Drama

Basia has already settled down in her life. She is a housewife and has a loving family. It seems as though she does not miss anything to be happy. Until a moment when an opera diva moves ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska | Stars: Katarzyna Figura, Gabriela Muskala, Slawomir Grzymkowski, Alan Kozlowski

Votes: 82

9. Black Eyed Susan (2017)

15 min | Short

Psychological drama about a woman trapped in her home by a teenage boy intent on driving her to suicide.

Director: Nick Rowntree | Stars: Kacey Ainsworth, Ray Eves, Louis Healy, Angela Lonsdale

10. Blua (2017)

22 min | Short

What do we see when we really look at an animal? Certainly, not just what meets the eye.

Director: Carolina Charry Quintero | Stars: José Adam Arriola, Margarita Luisa Quintero, Rafa Rojas, Chuja Seo

11. Britannia (1993)

5 min | Animation, Short

The history of empire. A British bulldog answers his mistress's call. He tacks down the Union Jack to cover the British Isles, then begins playing with a small ball that's the world. At ... See full summary »

Director: Joanna Quinn | Stars: Christine Pritchard, Ben Heneghan

Votes: 74

12. Buried in Light (2016)

7 min | Short

Somewhere in the forests of the sub-conscious, a sleepwalker journeys through the remains of a lost city.

Director: Gautam Valluri

13. Camouflage (2015)

25 min | Short, Drama

Because of his stutter, Satoru is the constant victim of bullying. His classmate Eri is sympathetic, but turns a blind eye in order to fit in with her friends. As the teasing gets worse, ... See full summary »

Director: Daishi Kato | Stars: Minori Ichiyanagi, Yosuke Inoue

14. Cautionary Tales (II) (2016)

38 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

Four college friends reunite one summer day to reminisce about the good ol' days back at St. John Univ. Beer is drunk, stories told & a very big bet is lost. Life is full of surprises & more than just a few Cautionary Tales.

Director: Dino Roscigno | Stars: Dino Roscigno, John-Gordon Rocco Falk, Sebastian Kortowsky, Vincent Lou Cappella

15. Chicken/Egg (2016)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Mark is going to help his uncle out. Maybe.

Director: James D'Arcy | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Huxley Davenport, Max Fowler

Votes: 12

16. Chickens (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama, Family | Post-production

In a small farming community, two brothers brutally attack a local boy who sexually assaulted their sister. The three siblings quickly face the threatening consequences of this vengeful act... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Jeffrey, Andrew Moir | Stars: Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Jack Knight, Oliver Becker, Aidan Greene

18. Wiezi (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama

An elderly couple grumble constantly to each other. But why? At a special dinner the story is revealed.

Director: Zofia Kowalewska

Votes: 50

19. The Colour of His Hair (2017)

23 min | Documentary, Short, History

Based on an unrealised film script written in 1964 for The Homosexual Law Reform Society, a British organisation that campaigned for the decriminalisation of homosexual relations between ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Ashby | Stars: Sean Hart, Josh O'Connor, John Alcock, Matt Cook

Votes: 44

20. Creeling (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

A teenage girl from a small Highland community has a crush on a local lobster fisherman and persuades him to take her out for the day.

Director: Sam Firth | Stars: Hannah Lily Morrison, James O'Hara, Paul Tinto

21. Crush (IV) (2016)

Short, Drama, Romance

Crush is a coming of age film about a girl's first crush. One day while waiting for the train to school Ella see's Jamie. For the days to follow she can't get her out of her head.

Director: Rosie Westhoff | Stars: Zara Mirabelle Cooper, Madeline Holliday

Votes: 8

22. Dad's Dead (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama

Dad died, and now Rae has to break the news to her sister.

Director: Robert G. Putka | Stars: Eilis Cahill, Clare McNulty

Votes: 7

23. Cavalls morts (2016)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, horse corpses everywhere. Only dead horses. Why? Why horses have decided to kill themselves?

Directors: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas

Votes: 27

24. Debut (I) (2016)

28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

DEBUT is about Philip who dreams of becoming a model. At a casting he gets the chance to be photographed with the well-known model Sebastiaan, they fall in love. During the photo shoot, ... See full summary »

Director: Anette Sidor | Stars: Hannes Fohlin, Karl-Henrik Franzén, Oldoz Javidi, Adia Smith-Eriksson

Votes: 135

25. Degree of Separation (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

The story of Troy as he navigates his life under the ever-present cloud of domestic violence. An unlikely ally is found in Virianna, an immigrant postal worker, but unbeknownst to Troy, Virianna has her own demons to face.

Directors: Kyahl Anderson, Dale Mastin | Stars: Wesley Forke, Costas Kilias, Darren Mort, Arta Muçaj

26. Dog in the Shade (2017)

11 min | Short

Dog in the Shade is a series of playful tangents of melancholic memories that lament metaphysical boundaries. It chases after something that is no longer there; longing to make what is absent, present.

Director: Ei Toshinari

27. Dogged (II) (2017)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A little girls takes arts and crafts to the next level to convince her parents to buy a puppy.

Directors: Nicole Steeves, Struan Sutherland | Star: Charlie Boyle

Votes: 9

28. Don't Think of a Pink Elephant (2017)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Layla fights daily against urges and compulsions, until challenged to face her darkest fears.

Director: Suraya Raja

Votes: 7

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