Film of The Week 2016
Congratulations to A CONSCIOUS DREAM, the overall WINNER of NRFF London FILM OF THE WEEK!
A Conscious Dream (IT)
19 min 26 sec • Documentary / Reality / Panorama
In March 2014 Photographic Museum of Humanity drove 6,000 km across Chile on the Museum Van. They crossed the Andes, reached the Pacific Ocean and passed through the Atacama Desert. This is a documentary about the people, moments and stories they met on their way. Director: Federico Telerman and Nicolas Uboldi.
Week (8) – May 2. Click here for more information.
Ministry Of Guilt (UK)
10 min • Dark / Comedy / Thriller
Sam Smith is woken by the late-night delivery of strange and threatening notes through his letterbox. Each note more disturbing than the last. What did you do, Sam? The clock is ticking. Time to confess. Director: Detsky Graffam.
Week (2) – March 14. Click here for more information.
The Explorer (UK)
7 min 24 sec • Sci-fi / Drama
A man repeats his daily routine until he discovers colour when removed from the machine that controls him. Director: Noah Ottersen Parker (Young Talent).
Week (3) – March 28. Click here for more information.
19 min 59 sec • Drama / Friendship / Love
When Leon’s best friend Ari shares tragic news about his battle with cancer, unemployed and desperate to help, Leon secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for more cancer treatments. Against the backdrop of contemporary Athens, Greece, Leon’s actions to save his best friend have irreversible consequences.Director: Antonis Tsonis.
Week (4) – April 4. Click here for more information.
West Side Swordy (USA)
8 min • Music / Fantasy / Dance / Adventure
The Jets chase the Sharks through an alleyway and up over a tall fence, when suddenly they find themselves in another world, magically transported into an abandoned warehouse. Where they are controlled by the electronic beat of world-renowned disc jockey, Deamau5. This is an LA West Side Story. A satirical action fantasy inspired by the music of Birnstein, Deadmau5 and Skrillex. Director: Dan Liu. Writer / Producer: McKay Stewart.
Week (5) – April 11. Click here for more information.
25 min 17 sec • Drama / Family ties / Friendship / Coming-of-age
A Kenyan teenager moves to the UK with high hopes only to be welcomed by bad weather, ignorant pupils and even worse, touchy girls. As he struggles to fit in at school, one unlikely friendship with a curious classmate is going to change everything. Director: Anderson West.
Week (6) – April 18. Click here for more information.
11 min 34 sec • Drama / Family ties / Coming-of-age
Raised in a junkyard commune, the arrival of newcomers forces a young girl to question the world her father has created. Director: Joey Knox (Young Talent).
Week (7) – April 25. Click here for more information.
Becomes Sore / Tadareru (JP)
17 min • Drama / Love / Sibling Rivalry
Kazuya and Miyuki Matsuhashi’s May-December marriage has lost its spark. It’s already been four days since Miyuki’s younger sister, Chiharu, showed up on their doorstep. Living each day in frustration, Miyuki can’t bear Chiharu’s reckless abandon, nor her husband’s favourable treatment of Chiharu any longer. One day on her way home, Miyuki spots Kazuya and Chiharu holding hands, and her suspicion grows… Director: Keishi Suenaga.
Week (9) – May 9. Click here for more information.
21 min • Drama / Friendship
After being prescribed his third antidepressant, Charlie returns home only to have his Craigslist roommate Miles toilet flush his pills and kidnap him to see a sunrise over the ocean. Tension mounts as the fast talking road trip drives us to the bottom of Charlie’s pain and to the impending sunrise on the coast, where life could begin or end, literally… And then there are chinchillas. Director: Scott Simonsen.
Week (10) – May 16. Click here for more information.
London Locks (UK)
9 min 17 sec • Documentary / Reality
A short documentary that explores an exciting new subculture that is emerging from the creative cracks in London. A subculture that is being driven by some of the most stimulating and expressive thinkers in London’s youth community and it involves hair. Director: Aaron Christian.
Week (11) – May 24. Click here for more information.
What You Need (BE)
14 min • Music / Reality
The title is the first track released from Goose’s new album ‘What You Need’. The film is shot in ‘Safari Studios’ used by the band to record their albums. This old building used to be a hotel in the early 1900s, where freak shows were held and others lived a decadent lifestyle. You could say it’s GOOSE’s personal Chateau Marmont.The film is a way of getting deeper into what makes them GOOSE and the essence of their new album. There are Flemish influences, combined with the nightly aesthetics of Downtown Los Angeles. Director: Willy Vanderperre.
Week (12). May 31. Click here for more information.
Paris In The Rain (UK)
22 min 21 sec • Drama / Comedy
Ike reluctantly attends his father’s funeral, knowing full well that elsewhere, his girlfriend is minutes away from leaving him to pursue a better life in Tokyo. To add insult to injury, he gets lumped with his father’s large, ugly painting of a rainy street in Paris, and spends the rest of the day trying to dump it on someone else. Director: Eli Hart.
Week (13) June 6. Click here for more information.
Another Life (UK)
14 min • Drama / Women / Friendship / Love
Jen lives in a world of abuse and finds solace in the stories that she writes. As her final chapter draws near, her perfect character Emma quickly unravels. Director: Javid Rezai (1st time filmmaker).
Week (14). June 13. Click here for more information.
Laika Stardust (IT)
15 min • Drama / Science Fiction
Laika Stardust is an experimental film set in the household of an upper class Italian family, in the not-too-distant future. Each family member is captivated by their use of technology, almost to the point of obsession. When the child becomes seriously ill, his mother begins to unravel and we discover the hidden truth behind her heartbreak… Director: Antonin Bobò.
Week (15). June 22. Click here for more information.
12 min 45 sec • Drama / LGBTQ
When a talented new arrival begins using the local boxing club, Paris, a skilled and confident fighter, is forced to face the truth about his own emotional vulnerability. Director: Jonny Ruff.
Week (16). Click here for more information.