Saturday 23 March 2019 – 13:30
Certificate: DFF 18
Venue: Dorking Halls
The Dorking Film Festival asked filmmakers in Surrey, the South-East and the rest of the UK to send us their short films. Here are eleven of the best by adult filmmakers aged nineteen years or more. Join three teenagers shooting the breeze and discussing the big things in a car park, dodge the authorities on the hunt for top secret computer code and dare to imagine a world where real men do ballet. A prize will be awarded to the best film in this group at the end of the session.
Adult Short Film Programme
Director: Alex Forbes, UK, 2018, 13 mins.
Think Billy Elliot in reverse. Somewhere north there is a world where football is only for girls and ballet is the man’s choice. One working class lad defies his dad’s wishes to secretly play the beautiful game.
Director: Mark Oakley, UK, 2018, 6 mins.
For God’s sake don’t take your eyes off the bear. Found-footage horror invades home in this chilling short from Hampshire.
Director: Eben Skilleter, UK 2018, 11 mins.
Three teenagers lie in a car park shooting the breeze and watching the clouds pass by. Their lives are about to change and they discuss the big things, the little things and everything in-between. Join them in this riotous, gloriously chatty slice of life.
Director: Oscar Horseman, UK, 2018, 9 mins.
A computer programmer with a mysterious code is on the run from a government that wants to use it. Technothrillers can be set anywhere, even in the home counties.
A Doll Distorted
Director: Niall Shukla, UK 2018, 16 mins.
A woman mourning the loss of her partner orders a love doll. Things go horribly wrong. Then they get worse. Niall Shukla directs what may be the jumpiest horror film of the year.
Director: Derek Boyes, UK, 2018, 15 mins.
Consequences abound as a woman wakes up in the woods next to the body of man. Discovering what happened takes courage in this tense thriller. Perhaps some things are best left unknown…
Director: Adam Spinks, UK, 2018, 14 mins.
A young woman wake sin an abandoned wasteland, injured and with no recollection of how she got there. Strange events and half-rememberings mount as reality asserts itself
Director: Sherill Turner, UK, 2018, 10 mins.
Imagine flirting with a co-worker if you had psychic powers. Okay, scratch that. There is such as a thing as over-sharing! Sherill Turner’s cinema-set comedy finds love and lust in between the aisles.
My Crazy Hand
Director: Molly Brown, UK, 2018, 5 mins.
Giving a concertpianist a hand transplant may not be the best idea when the hand in questionseems determined to play nothing but nursery rhymes. Croydon-based animator and filmmaker Molly Brown grafts animationwith off-beat humour.
Under the Parasol
Director: Stanislava Buevich, UK, 2018, 6 mins.
Forget wearing your sunglasses at night. Some people head to the beach after dark to sunbathe. A couple discuss past life and times as the waves wash ashore.
The Water’s Edge
Director: Nick Sneath, UK, 2018, 2 mins.
A man walking his dog by a lake sees an unexpected sight below the water. Hove-based filmmaker Nick Sneath takes inspiration from Sir John Everett Millais’ painting Ophelia in this modern-day fairy tale.
Image from Boxes showing in Adult Short Films.