International Narrative Shorts Competition-II

DAY 3 | Fri, July 24, 2020 | 1st Show | 11.30 AM

The second part of the nominations for the Best International Narrative Short Film award screens five little gems packing in powerful stories from North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.

STILL HERE  
Director: Tom Pardoe
12 min / 2019 / USA / English

A septuagenarian mother admits her 45-year-old son to an assisted living center hoping that something triggers him back to reality. A story of inspiration and hope!


ORIN & ANTO           
Director: Michael Achtman
20 min / 2019 / UK / English

A young, non-binary visitor to London returns to their Airbnb to find an older gay man who has moved in while they were out. In a small studio flat over one turbulent night, Orin and Anto confront the queer generation gap and decide to make space for each other.

(NOTE: Pronouns used for transgender or non-binary persons are They, Their, Them)


THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY (La Distance Entre Le Ciel Et Nous)
Director: Vasilis Kekatos
9 min / 2019 / Greece, France / Modern Greek

Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50€ he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.


NATALIE
Director: Tess Emmerson
13 min / 2019 / Australia / English

It is 2004. Natalie and Natalie are best friends, utterly inseparable, and stuck in the awkward moment between high school and the rest of their lives. They are different in every way, though practically the same person. 


FOREVER 17
Director: Kit Hung
36 min / 2019 / Hong Kong / Chinese

Ricky and Roger lived together and fell in love with each other for more than 40 years. Roger passed away recently, and every time Ricky tidies up their bed, memories flood him from every corner and at every touch. The story re-imagines a future in 2029, Hong Kong passed same-sex marriage legislation, Ricky and Roger and two other lesbian couples become the first registered same-sex married couples in Hong Kong.

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