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International Shorts


World-class cinema from across the globe, this collection of remarkable films harnesses human emotion and the issues of our time from the deeply dramatic and tragic to the candid and quirky.


International Short Film programShipwreck
Morgan Knibbe / Netherlands, Italy / 2014 / 15 mins / Tigrigna and Italian with English subtitles / Documentary


On 3 October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sank off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. One of the survivors recalls this nightmarish experience.


International short film festivalListen
Rungano Nyoni and Hamy Ramezan / Denmark, Finland, Colombia / 2014 / 13 mins / Danish, Arabic and English with English subtitles / Narrative


A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint. Her translator seems unwilling to properly convey the true meaning of her words.


International short filmsA Few Seconds
Nora el Hourch / France / 2015 / 16 mins / French with English subtitles / Narrative



Five girls live at a Paris home for wayward teens, all marked by a deeply troubling past. Forming their own close knit group, they strive towards a fresh start in life.


International short film human rightsEverything Will Be Ok
Patrick Vollrath / Germany, Austria / 2015/ 30 mins / German with English subtitles /Narrative



A divorced father picks up his young daughter for their fortnightly weekend together. It seems like every other visit at first, until the girl can’t help feeling that something isn’t right.


International short documentaryAve Maria
Basil Khalil / Palestine, France, Germany / 2015 / 15 mins / Arabic, English and Hebrew with English subtitles / Narrative


The quiet life of five nuns living in the West Bank is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down in front of the convent as the Sabbath comes into effect.


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