An evening of films that entertained and surprised...
The 3rd annual Leigh Short Film Festival was another well received event. Based once more at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh town centre, our venue was filled to capacity with 140 guests attending on the Saturday night. Once more, several directors & producers of some of the films screened on the night were also in attendance.
While fewer films were submitted to the festival this year, we believe the overall quality was higher. As usual our friends, Nag Nag Productions performed a sterling effort in selecting 12 films to show on the night.
We also had a special guest, Katya Greer who is an actor from Leigh, whom has starred in several feature films to date. She presented the Audience Choice Award with Ian after the online vote.
Feelings, loneliness, science fiction, destitution, crop circles, magic , twins & memories all featured in the films and a very clear winner emerged fairly early on in the evening...
Pictures & Video from the event
We've created several videos which give you a taste of the short films that we showed on the night and also listed their details for further information.
"Circles is a Comedy/Scifi/Horror which follows a pair of paranormal investigators as they discover a string of crop circles around their small town of Totnes, Devon. Will they be the first to gather evidence of extraterrestrial life and prove the world wrong, or are Andy and Martine the real Aliens? ... Made with the support of Creative England and BFI Network as part of the ishorts scheme."
The Song Plays On
"When the first notes of a long forgotten record play, John remembers Anne, the women he married, the woman he loved and it's as though he's 25 once more...His daughter, Alice, doesn't see it that way. She sees her Father struggling to cope day to day with dementia and she senses a distance growing between them - She fears that as John remembers Anne, he forgets her..."
The Place Of My Birth
"Anthony has an implant embedded in his neck to stop the bad memories of a tragic accident. But when the implant stops working, he is confronted with his anger."
"Two sisters are forced to question their own morality in a society where money has lost its value."
The Key To Life
"Answering the age old question of "where have my keys gone ?"
Animation, 2 mins 18 seconds, Director Peter Mottram, Writer Peter Mottram
Jake The Magnificent
"Jake has 5 days to perfect the disappearing trick before performing it at his birthday party. Will he become the magician he dreams of or will it end in disaster?"
Comedy/Drama, 7 mins 54 seconds, Director Simon Wade, Writer Paul Wade | Twitter
Being A Dad
"A short film about the relationship between Richard and his son James, and what it means to be a dad."
Documentary, 5 minutes 10 seconds, Director Duncan Morrison, Editor Serafima Serafimova
"Three generations follow different paths to the same destiny in this suspenseful drama encompassing deception and time travel, as entire lifetimes play out in the space of minutes."
"Jerry, sentimental about his fading twin identity, reunites with his reluctant brother Paul for a weekend of revelry at the world’s largest congregation of twins."
"'Wild Flower' is a personal film exploring the strain and strength in family relationships under the weight of mental health, showing that people and love can be complicated and that children can show incredible strength when responsibility roles are reversed."