World Shorts: Programme 3

Fri 08 July / Pálás 3 / 14:30 / 16+

Our third selection of world shorts comprises a competition programme of World & Irish Premieres. Featuring a selection of eight short films containing a thrilling mix of documentary, live-action and animated films.
Please note, this programme touches of the topic of sexual assault.


When two women, both called Mary, go to the police station to report being assaulted by a man, they discover that being in the care of the police doesn’t guarantee their safety.

Directors: Brian Hill & Lucy Kirkwood
Producer: Caroline Levy
Country: United Kingdom

The Bayview

An intimate glimpse into the lives of a mobile fishing community, through the eyes of an extraordinary woman who has turned her home into an unofficial fishermen’s mission.

Director: Daniel Cook
Producer: Marcy Paterson
Country: United Kingdom

Slow Light

A 7-year-old boy, who was born blind, suddenly sees a light. Tests reveal that his eyes are so dense it takes seven years for the light to reach the retina, and for the image to reach his consciousness.

Directors: Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski
Producers: Piotr Szczepanowicz, Grzegorz Wacławek, Bruno Caetano, Katarzyna Kijek &
Przemysław Adamski
Country: Poland

Everything Will Be All Right

Amid the outbreak of the pandemic, a young drama teacher, who has been keeping a secret, finds herself in a predicament after her father falls ill and she is called back home to the Middle East.

Director: Farhad Pakdel
Producer: Farhad Pakdel
Country: Canada

Nuisance Bear

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images captured here – but what do these bears see of us?

Directors: Jack Weisman & Gabriela Osio Vanden
Producer: Jack Weisman
Country: Canada


Small shimmering animals are in heat. A two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group. He and his companions snack on the little creatures and soon a feast begins.

Director: Jonatan Schwenk
Country: Germany

Five Cents

A consumer finds himself in over his head after a string of purchases gets out of control. Drawn by hand on market data pages with ink, white-out, gouache paint, gold leaf and other materials.

Director: Aaron Hughes
Producer: Aaron Hughes
Country: United States

Wild Bitch

A quirky thriller about a reporter’s interview with a mousy housewife after her life-changing encounter with a coyote. This leads to an eerie trek in the woods that leaves them bonded with each other… and the beast.

Directors: Rebekka Johnson & Kate Nash
Producer: Lauren Bancroft
Country: United States

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