Light in Motion Awards International Programme One
The finalists for this year’s Foyle Film Festival Light in Motion Awards have been announced with 42 films in contention for the Light in Motion Awards for Best International Short Film.
Programme Duration: 1hr 29 mins
Please note all films in competition have yet to receive certification. Some films may contain strong language, content and scenes that may be upsetting. For viewers under the age of 18, parental discretion is advised, as programmes may not be suitable.
Majid, a young financially struggling man, comes up with a ploy in order to better the life of his wife Sarah.
Iran. 2019. Dir. Kaveh Mazaheri. Dur. 15 mins.
When visiting her terminally ill mother for the first time in months, an estranged daughter finds new answers about her relationship with her bitter mother, while filling out a patient satisfaction survey. For the first time, the two finally meet halfway.
United Arab Emirates. 2018. Dir. Hind Anabtawi. Dur. 13 mins.
When a worker falls to his death at a care home, it appears to be a terrible accident. But when a detective questions a young man with Down Syndrome spotted at the scene, they uncover a crime more shocking than anyone imagined.
U.K. 2019. Dir. Ben Reid. Dur. 20 mins.
In an era of environmental crisis, a policeman from a faraway town in northern Peru has finally decided to retire and become a fisherman like his father used to be. However, his patience and morals are tested as he is forced to cover up the negligence of a local company that contaminates the ocean.
Peru. 2018. Dir. Ignacio Garcia Fry. Dur. 23 mins.
Young artist Ivan Preobrazhensky paints a government commission, a biblical-themed piece for Preserving the Values exhibition. However, everyone who sees the painting feels right away that something is off.
Russian Federation. 2019. Dir. Sergey Kalvarskiy. Dur. 18 mins.