Short films are eligible for the IMDbPro Short Cuts Awards.
Playing as part of this programme:
Some Still Search
Unique for its power and restraint, director Nesaru Tchaas’s drama about a family torn apart by an ICE raid gains even more force thanks to the incredible performances by its largely non-professional cast, many of them immigrants facing the same threats as the people they play.
Amid the bustle of Karachi on Pakistan’s Independence Day, the tumultuous events portrayed in Hamza Bangash’s bracing, tension-filled drama widen the gulf of understanding between two brothers.
In the latest by one of Japan’s most inventive animators, Yoriko Mizushiri combines unpredictable physical forms, surprising geometries, and unexpected textures and sound to craft an uncommonly tactile and wholly unique creation.
While helping tend her family’s herd of cows in a northern region of Senegal, a 13-year-old girl faces changes that threaten her tight bond with her father in this vividly realized directorial debut by screenwriter and filmmaker Ramata-Toulaye Sy.
You and Me, Before and After
Remarkable for its mix of acerbic humour and raw emotion, and for the stellar performances by Yael Stone and Emily Barclay, Madeleine Gottlieb’s film reveals the sometimes painful history and complex array of feelings that bond two sisters as they share a very special experience.
Mi’kmaw filmmaker and actor Tim Myles pays a deeply moving yet often humorous tribute to his mother and his heritage, in this semi-autobiographical story of a young man fleeing his late mother’s wake as he attempts to come to terms with his new reality.
I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse
Making ingenious use of images found online and further blurring the divides between our competing realities, Turkish animator Ayce Kartal has crafted a surreal, dystopic, yet ultimately poignant vision of life under lockdown.
Completing the trilogy of wickedly dark comedy shorts that began with Spider and Bear, Nash Edgerton finds a perfect match in Rose Byrne as Sofie, a woman who loves pranks just as much as Jack, Edgerton’s onscreen alter ego. Alas, the couple’s quest to outdo each other may lead to the most outrageous calamity of all.
Director - SOME STILL SEARCHNesaru Tchaas
Director - BHAIHamza Bangash
Director - ANXIOUS BODYYoriko Mizushiri
Director - ASTELRamata-Toulaye Sy
Director - YOU AND ME, BEFORE AND AFTERMadeleine Gottlieb
Director - LITTLE BIRDTim Myles
Director - I GOTTA LOOK GOOD FOR THE APOCALYPSEAyçe Kartal
Director - SHARKNash Edgerton
Spanish, No dialogue, English, Urdu, Pulaar