Date: Saturday 28 October 2017
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