SHORTS PROGRAMME 5

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SHORTS PROGRAMME 5: FRI 22 OCT, 5.00PM & TUE 26 OCT, 4.30PM

ESCAPE VELOCITY

Dir. Tamás Rebák - 7:43 - Hungary - UK Premiere

Escape velocity: the minimum speed needed for an object to escape from the gravitational influence of a massive body, without ever falling back.

HIRAETH

Dir: Ryan Andrews - 10:51 - English - UK - London Premiere

Commander Amber Jones, researches newly discovered life on Europa. She’s courted controversy her entire career, not least because she is the daughter of child killer Crista Jones, the first woman to be hanged in Britain in 70-years.

SPACE FRANKIE

Dir. David Valero Simón - 17:00 - Spanish - Spain - UK Premiere

Paco is a fisherman with a distant relationship with his neighbors. He lives in a small town that has preferred to earn money over the well-being of its inhabitants. The discovery of a strange artifact will radically change the relationships between them all.

THE EXIT PLAN

Dir. Angus Wilkinson - 13:54 - English - UK & Australia

In an overpopulated future, an elderly woman is visited by a young government official to check she is complying with the "Exit Plan" policy. However, when the agent interrogates her further he soon realizes she has something 'planned' for him.

THE DARK ODYSSEY

Dir. Michael Lavine - 8:31 - English - US - London Premiere

A brave captain and his faithful mate transport a captive warrior, who holds The Inventory of The Mind, across the interstellar line. When their ship is forced to navigate an asteroid field, their mission is jeopardized.

LIFELIKE

Dir. Keith Allott - 6:46 - English - UK

A reclusive sci-fi enthusiast develops an unexpected friendship with a customer service representative.

THE TIME BETWEEN US

Dir. Anna Boronea - 9:57 - English - UK - London Premiere

When the marriage between James, a workaholic physicist and Emily, his caring wife starts falling apart, the only thing that can save their relationship is a time machine. However, does James deserve a happy ending?

THE SCENT OF A FOREST

Dir. Servaes Dewispelaere - 21:20 - Dutch - Belgium -UK Premiere

A young woman hides that she sold her soul to escape reality in a dystopian world. When her boyfriend realizes this he has to make an impossible choice.