LONG-02. Short Films 1

Dream on Leon

Canada, Short Film, 2022, 8 min

Leon is old and his body is failing. He sleeps and dreams of love, freedom and sausages. A real dog’s life. Subtitled.

Directed by Roger Gariépy

Stained Skin

Germany, Short Film, 2021, 9 min

Winner at Palm Springs Shortsfest

To help her friend cope with the endless factory work, Alba tells the beautiful story of a sea-girl who was forced to make seaweed dresses because the rulers had stolen her voice.

Directed by Adam Graf, Mandy Peterat

High Noon on the Waterfront

USA, Short Documentary, 2022, 14 min

Elia Kazan (voiced by John Turturro), the informer who “named names” to Congress of suspected communists in Hollywood, directed On the Waterfront. Carl Foreman (voiced by Edward Norton), who was blacklisted and had to move overseas, wrote High Noon. This film imagines a conversation between the two using their own written words, as the film commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist.

Directed by David Roberts, Billy Shebar

The Originals

USA, Short Documentary, 2022, 10 min

Winner at Palm Springs Shortsfest and many others

The Union Street Boys were the meanest, mightiest child gang of 10-year-olds in South Brooklyn. Or at least that’s how they remember it.

Directed by Cristina Costantini, Alfie Koetter


Iran, Short Film, 2022, 17 min

Winner of the Busan IFF Grand Prize

A nine-year-old effeminate boy, Shahrokh, humiliated by his family and friends, decides to adapt to his new identity in an inspiring way. Subtitled.

Directed by Mehrdad Hasani

An Irish Goodbye

Ireland/UK, Short Film, 2022, 23 min

Nominated for a 2023 Academy Award

In this funny and touching short, Turlough and his brother with Down Syndrome, Lorcan, reunite following their mother’s death. But when the pair discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mum, their pained reunion takes an altogether different course. Subtitled.

Directed by Tom Berkeley, Ross White

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