Student Short Films

Saturday 23 March 2019 – 11:30
55 mins
Certificate: DFF 15
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 nine of the best by student filmmakers in higher education. Imagine a world without mobile phones, meet South London’s premier paranormal investigator and beware the perils of fabulous wigs. A prize will be awarded to the best film in this group at the end of the session.

Student Short Film Programme

Family Footage
Freyja Pakarinen, UK, 2018, 14 mins.
Inspiration can be hard to come by. So when filmmaker Eve catches her parents arguing she hits the jackpot. Naturally she turns it into the low budget science fiction horror of her dreams. Farnham University for the Creative Arts alumni Freyja Pakarinen wonders where it all might end in this comedy-drama.

I am Worthless
Haemin Ko, UK, 2018, 1 min.
A child in a women’s refuge describes her harrowing experience. Animation accompanies an intimate personal testimony in this powerful film.

My Friend Frank
Joel Caborn, UK, 2018, 6 mins.
Everybody wants a friend,right? Charlie’s mum doesn’t look after him properly. When she buys him a games console he’s thrilled to find a new friend online. But is Charlie’s new best friend who he says he is?

Ben Couzens, UK, 2018, 2 mins.
Even on a floating arid island people fall out. When a malicious eye teases a boy one too many times things lead to the unexpected in this animation.

Quiet Please
Habibi Goring, UK, 2018, 8 mins.
Some people will go to great lengths to pass exams without actually revising. Nescot College student Habibi Goring crafts a caper full of creeping, cheating and double crosses.

Emily Hall, UK, 2018, 7 mins.
A young woman mourning the death of her brother visits a paranormal investigator. Nescot College student Emily Hall mixes up grief and ghosts in a distinctive South London setting.

Harry Binstead, UK, 2018, 5 mins.
Just imagine a world without phones, television and devices.Farnborough College student Harry Binstead dares to turn it all off and see what happens.

The Wig Shop
Guy Taylor, UK, 2018, 3 mins.
A drag queen creeps into a wig shop after hours to complete her outfit for the night. She discovers that some things are worse than a poor sense of fashion. Fabulous danger abounds.

Image from Nudge showing in Student Short Films.