Light in Motion Awards International Programme Seven
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 28 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.
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
USA. 2018. Dir. Guy Nattiv. Dur 20 mins.
Daniel is a father desperately looking for his son - as he contacts a scattered group of family and friends, telling stories and jokes where he possibly can but a heartbreaking reality lies at the root of his search.
UK. 2018. Dir. Charlotte Regan. Dur. 6 mins.
The Call Centre
Paige, an introverted, unassuming young woman spends her days setting up people's life insurance in a drab North London call centre. She is bored of her life, longing for intimacy and connection that she unexpectedly finds on the phone to a charming customer called David.
U.K. 2019. Dir. Louisa Connolly-Burnham. Dur. 17 mins.
Photos of the Innocent
A 14-year old is forced to photograph victims in this enigmatic capturing of innocence.
U.S.A. 2019. Dir. Justin Floyd. Dur. 16 mins.
Saturday afternoon at a Norwegian play-land and a couple witnesses an argument between two mothers and the play-land manager. The situation soon triggers underlying issues of their own.
Norway. 2019. Dirs. Lisa Brooke Hansen, Evan Hafnor. Dur. 12 mins.
From This Day Forward
Ellie is a woman gathering her strength on the morning of the hardest day of her life. Unwaveringly, she prepares to perform her last act of love. As she navigates her feelings and the very practical considerations of getting this done, she finds that another big decision is to be made.
U.K. 2019. Dir. Karel van Bellingen. Dur. 15 mins.