Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

The shorts are split into the programmes are listed below. Which programme a short falls into is listed in italics.

  • Borders And Margins - A selection that ushers from the shadows an array of individuals and experiences that tear at the edges and margins of society.
  • Bridging The Gap - Four new short films from the Scottish Documentary Institute’s talent programme.
  • Edgelands - A visual roller coaster through the narratives of a cast of characters whose experiences are anything but humdrum.
  • Growing Up, Getting By - Students from the University of Edinburgh’s MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation course present a programme of short films.
  • Ritual And Transfiguration - Combination of the visceral and the intangible, the spiritual and the earthly.
  • Secret Corners - Examination of the spider-web of interpersonal connections, networks and intimate exchanges that characterise individual experience.
  • Shadowed Landscapes - Investigation of the insidious influence of technology, commodity and celebrity culture within society.
  • The Anatomy Of Memory - Collection exploring the engagement of the camera as a reflexive mirror for memory.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Best Of British, Black Box, Cinematic TV, Classics, Director's Showcase, Documentaries, Film in the City, Filmfest Junior, Focus On Mexico, Galas and Special Events, Little Big Screen, New Perspectives, Night Moves, Special Events, The Young And The Wild, Walter Hill: The Early Years

Ottery Ottery
Ottery and The Third Dad
Artificio Conceal (Country: UK, US; Year: 2014; Director: Ayoub Qanir; Writer: Ayoub Qanir; Stars: David Bailie, Simon Armstrong, Nick Cornwall, Andrew Whipp, Duran Fulton Brown, Paul Marlon, Stephen McDade, Danny Thornton)
A victim of a simulated reality is left without identity.
Shadowed Landscapes
The Banana Republic (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Scott Calonico; Writer: Scott Calonico)
Bridging The Gap
Bubo's Limbo (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Alberto Iordanov; Writer: Alberto Iordanov)
Documentary.
Bridging The Gap
Camrex (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Mark Chapman; Writer: Mark Chapman)
Documentary about a homeless hostel.
Borders And Margins
Coward (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Karen Gillan; Writer: Karen Gillan; Stars: Rose McIver, Catherine Telford)
A young girl is pressured by her mother to become a famous actress.
Shadowed Landscapes
Scrapbook Scrapbook
Scrapbook and Coward
The Crossing (Country: UK, Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Nathalie Biancheri; Writer: Nathalie Biancheri; Stars: Cherie Lunghi, Jo Hartley, Sabrina Bartlett, Christopher Hatherall)
A girl under pressure at home seeks solace in swimming.
Edgelands
Ecce Homo (Country: Romania, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Dimitar Kutmanov; Writer: Dimitar Kutmanov; Stars: Tabita Chirita, Viorel Lascu, Ada Lupu)
A young girl struggles to cope at home with her ill mum.
Borders And Margins
Field Notes (Country: US, Trinidad and Tobago; Year: 2014; Director: Vashti Harrison; Writer: Vashti Harrison)
Portrait of Trinidadian folklore.
Ritual And Transfiguration
The Figures Carved Into Knife By The Sap of Banana Tree (As Figuras Gravadas Na Faca Com A Seiva Das Bananeiras) (Country: US, Portugal; Year: 2014; Director: Joana Pimenta; Writer: Joana Pimenta)
Documentary. The rapid turning of a light draws a circle.
Ritual And Transfiguration
The Gift (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Gabriel Robertson; Writer: Gabriel Robertson; Stars: Xander Berkeley, Brady Permenter, Amye Gousset)
To celebrate his 11th birthday, a young boy selects his gift - little knowing that his choice will change the world.
Edgelands
The Golden Triangle (Country: France, Portugal; Year: 2014; Director: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos; Writer: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos; Stars: Sheylla Barros)
At the edge of Paris, where the rivers of the Seine and Marne meet.
The Anatomy of Memory
The Guests (Country: Australia; Year: 2015; Director: Shane Danielsen; Writer: Shane Danielsen; Stars: Cate Wolfe, Matilda Ridgway, Gertraud Ingeborg, Michael Wrenn, Diedre Stein, Dirk Nagel, Marcela Ordonez, Jonathan Roberts, Natan Kowalski, Sandra Bridekirk, Levi Gardner, Adam Cross, Sharon Scouller, Eila Martiskin, Eric Danielsen)
Alone in a strange new city, awaiting her husband's return, a new mother has some unexpected visitors.
Shadowed Landscapes
How I Didn't Become A Piano Player (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Tommaso Pitta; Writer: Tommaso Pitta, Tommaso Pitta; Stars: Tom Felton, Fergus O'Donnell, Nigel Genis, Gabrielle Hamilton, Lucy Timmons, Logan Shearer, Charlotte Edwards, Hollie Thoupos, George Phillips)
A nine-year-old clumsy boy searches for something he is good at.
Growing Up, Getting By
Immortality, Home And Elsewhere (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Sasha Litvintseva; Writer: Sasha Litvintseva; Stars: Carolyn Defrin)
Speculative theories on immortality and the end of the Universe combine with personal brushes with global nuclear disasters...
Secret Corners
I Am A Spy (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Sarah Wood)
The Anatomy of Memory
Journey To The Sea (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Josh Gibson; Writer: Josh Gibson)
Documentary short.
The Anatomy of Memory
The Last Resort (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Stephanie Blakey; Writer: Gillian Park; Stars: Stephanie Blakey, Katherine Ryan, Violet Ryan, John Standing)
A pair of teenage girls are forced to work together to defeat the horrifying threat of their four-year-old sister.
Growing Up, Getting By
The Listener (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Michael Gilhooly; Writer: Oliver Lyttelton; Stars: Richard Clews, Guy Henry, Joanna Horton, Cameron Johnson, Rebecca Johnson, Charlotte Mills, Guy Rhys, Katie Scarfe, Amit Shah, Harriet Walter, Anna Wheatley)
In a society where everyone is monitored, Jeremy is an ambitious Listener on the brink of a promotion who suddenly finds his loyalty challenged with the arrival of a new colleague.
Shadowed Landscapes
Loud Like Love (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Gabriel Serrano Denis)
Growing Up, Getting By
Mamihlapinatapai (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Joanne Park; Writer: Joanne Park)
Mariel exchanges a quick glance, a moment, with her dance instructor and now believes she is in love with a woman.
Secret Corners
Milky (Lactée) (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Andrée-Anne Roussel; Writer: Andrée-Anne Roussel; Stars: Luciana Marcos, Emma Gómez, Jennyfer Desbiens)
When one of three women who live together begins to lactate it upsets the balance of their relationship.
Secret Corners
Mining Poems Or Odes (Year: 2015; Director: Callum Rice)
Documentary short.
Bridging The Gap
Miracle Maker (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Kate Marks; Writer: Kate Marks; Stars: Bader Alawadhi, Adelina Anthony, Keiko Arigato, Jovan Armand, Michael Aurelio, Hanul Bahm, Belinda Bates, Leigha Benford, Taylor Benford, Charlie Benson, Joanie Benson, Ryan Betschart, Anne Kathrine Bindesboll, Jaymes Camery, Anthony Rodrigo Castillo)
A 12-year-old vacuum cleaner salesman's assistant tries to turn his luck around.
Edgelands
A Mother's Love (Die Liebe der Mutter) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Julia Stiebert)
Narrative short.
Secret Corners
A Mysterious Volume of Holiday Field Recordings (Country: France, Ireland; Year: 2014; Director: Michael Ryan; Writer: Michael Ryan)
Experimental documentary on the working process of French filmmaker Aurelie Bonamy.
Ritual And Transfiguration
Nan Lakou Kanaval (Country: Canada, Haiti; Year: 2014; Director: Kaveh Nabatian; Writer: Gabriel Jerry Wood)
Documentary short.
Ritual And Transfiguration
The Night Stalker (Country: US; Year: 1972; Director: John Llewellyn Moxey; Writer: Richard Matheson, Jeffrey Grant Rice, Max Hodge; Stars: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker, Claude Akins, Charles McGraw, Kent Smith, Elisha Cook Jr., Stanley Adams, Larry Linville, Jordan Rhodes, Barry Atwater, Edward Faulkner, Virginia Gregg, Buddy Joe Hooker)
A down-at-heel news reporter tracks a vampire.
Shadowed Landscapes
Ottery (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Tom Chick)
A mysterious glimpse of an England steeped in folkloric tradition.
Ritual And Transfiguration
Over The Neva (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Katerina Lavrionova; Writer: Katerina Lavrionova, Clare Macdonald; Stars: Cristian Solimeno)
An aristocratic wolf falls in love with a ferret princess on the eve of the Russian Revolution.
Growing Up, Getting By
The Pig Child (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Lucy Campbell; Writer: Lucy Campbell, Lucy Campbell, Scout Stuart, Scout Stuart; Stars: Frederick Schmidt, Catherine Steadman)
A female scientist makes a reckless decision to carry on with an illegal surrogacy experiment, using her own body.
Shadowed Landscapes
Rosa (Country: UK, Portugal; Year: 2014; Director: Francisco Neffe)
Narrative short.
Growing Up, Getting By
Scrapbook (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Mike Hoolboom)
Memories of life in a children's home.
The Anatomy of Memory
Shadowboxer (Country: Austria; Year: 2015; Director: Jannis Lenz; Writer: Jannis Lenz; Stars: Susanna Hohlrieder, Branimir Radosavljevic, Ahmet Simsek)
Drama about a kickboxer.
Borders And Margins
Shadowland (Country: Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: John Skoog)
Documentary short.
The Anatomy of Memory
Story Of An Object (Història d'un Objecte) (Country: UK, Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Carlota Castells Puig; Writer: Carlota Castells Puig; Stars: Anna Piqué Busqué, Maria del Cid)
The story of an object, a story about subjectivity and introspection of people...
Growing Up, Getting By; Secret Corners
Sweet Oranges (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Nora Sweeney; Writer: Nora Sweeney)
Documentary about Orange pickers from Mexico who are workingin California.
Borders And Margins
The Third Dad (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Theresa Moerman Ib)
A filmmaker sets out to find the grave of her estranged father.
Bridging The Gap
Transition (Ďakujem ti, melónik) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2014; Director: Barbora Chalupová)
Documentary short.
Ritual And Transfiguration
United We Will Swim... Again (Year: 2015; Director: Fran Higson)
Short documentary
Edgelands
Vicious Circle (Dialelo) (Country: Spain, US; Year: 2015; Director: Sonia Albert-Sobrino, Miriam Albert-Sobrino)
Narrative short.
Secret Corners
A Wee Night In (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Stuart Edwards)
Documentary about a 95-year-old woman in East Kilbride.
Growing Up, Getting By
What We Did Before We Drank Cocoa Together (Čo Sme Robili Predtým, Ako Sme Šli Spolu Na Kakao) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2015; Director: Aramisova; Writer: Aramisova; Stars: la Bielka, Michal Bregant, Anna Drdova, Monika Midriaková)
Narrative short.
Secret Corners
You Are Whole (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Laura Spini; Writer: Laura Spini; Stars: Fred Melamed, Juliette Kaplan, Matthew Leonhart, Lela Bergeron, Dave Lanigan, Paulette McMasters, Toni Green, James Melley, William Hazell)
A spiritualist missionary gets mistaken for a serial killer in a sleepy British seaside town.
Edgelands
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