It’s Shnit 2017!


Date: Saturday 28 October 2017
Time: 7.00pm
Place: Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 3SB (Map).
Ticket Price: FREE
Event Information: Recommended 15+
The venue is accessible to disabled guests.

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This year the best of international short film comes to Southampton courtesy of Shnit – a film festival that’s held in people’s houses and alternative venues around the globe – from Luanda to Bogota, from St Petersburg to Seattle – and at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Southampton. ‘Shnit’ means “funky, freaky, and full of style; something shnitty is unique and extraordinary in any positive way” – and this years’ award-winning film selection certainly lives up to this description.

Those who recall last years’ screenings are in for a treat as this years’ screening presents a unique 90 minute selection – none of which are available to view online.

We haven’t settled on a running order, but the following  are in the programme:

Second to None

Frederick has always been runner-up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick sees an opportunity to be first place.

Vincent Gallagher, Ireland, 2016
Winner – Irish Film & TV Academy Best Animated Film, 2017

16 year-old Andrea leaves her neighbourhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for an adult pornographic movie.

Simón Mesa Soto, Sweden/Colombia, 2016
Nominee for Best Short Film, Cannes, 2016
L’odeur après la pluie (The Scent of Rain)

Claire, a recently retired widow, shares her suburban house with her sister Gisele. On a scorching summer day, Julien, an old flame, shows up unexpectedly with the intention of winning Claire back.

Sara Bourdeau,Canada/US, 2016
Winner – Le Train Bleu Award, 2017

A single woman lives with a lifelike newborn doll. Her feelings of motherhood appear to be as real as the baby is lifeless.

Ludwig Löckinger, Austria, 2016
Nominee – Louis le Prince International Short Film 2016
Dzien babci (Grandma’s Day)

Tomek is working a ‘grandparent scam’. Everything’s going fine until an elderly woman suddenly exposes him and locks him in her apartment.

Miłosz Sakowski, Poland, 2015
Winner – Best Short Film – Warsaw Film Festival, 2015
Et ta prostate, ça va? (How’s Your Prostate?)

A prostate operation provides the occasion for a surprisingly frank conversation between father and daughter.

Cécile Rousset, Jeanne Paturle, France, 2016
Nominee – Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival, 2017