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SOUTH EAST STORIES: NEW FILM-MAKING TALENT

Film Hub South East has selected the best new shorts by film-makers from across the South East. Before this package tours to cinemas, come and see the stars of the future in a diverse programme which celebrates local and regional talent. Curated by Film Hub South East, working with BFI NETWORK to support new film-makers in their careers and projects.

Join Film Hub South East and BFI NETWORK for a networking event before the screening at 6pm.

THE WIDER SUN Dir: Sophia Carr-Gomm. 15 mins.  
Growing up, little Ru always heard tales of Selkies, mythical creates that change from seal to human. Little does she know, she’s about to meet one.

AN ATTEMPT AT EXHAUSTING A PLACE IN SUSSEX Dir: Jessica Bishopp. 7 mins.
Capturing the atmosphere and essence of a cafe by the sea and the intimate stories of characters whose daily routine it is an integral part of.

NAILMAN Dir: Jack Martin. 7 mins.
Fourteen-year-old Will is shown how quickly love can turn, what little control we have when it does and the effects it has on a young heart.

NĀCA Dir: Ramzan Miah. 5 mins.
Raheem comes from a tightly knit community Bengali Muslim community in Luton. He dreams of becoming a dancer but feels conflicted by strict traditions.

AMUKTA Dir: Tarun Thind. 8 mins.
Harvey is an impoverished slave-labourer, who in search of a better life for himself hatches a plan to rob his menacing boss’s lottery ticket, and smuggle himself out.

DAILY CYCLE Dir: Harry Binstead, Shannon Smyth. 4 mins.
One man’s internal struggle with his eating disorder as he enters a fast food shop, confronted by the demons of his daily cycle.

LEHENGA Dir: Nathalia Syam. 3 mins.
A young man has doubts over his future bride on his wedding day. With pressure from his family it seems that there is only one path for our groom-to-be.

TEHZEEB Dir: Myriam Raja. 15 mins.
Tehzeeb’s fate is sealed through an arranged marriage at the request of her father. As she struggles to adjust to life in England, she yearns to break free.

4C Dir: Shakira Francis. 4 mins.
After constantly being told her hair is ugly, a young girl goes on a journey of discovering how beautiful her Afro, Type 4C hair is.

JAS Dir: Alice Trueman. 10 mins.
The story of a young, English-Iranian girl living in Hastings, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran.

Networking Event begins at 6pm, film screening at 7:30pm