BIFF Announce Short Films Selected For Festival

February 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda International Film Festival announced the short films selected to participate in the 2018 Festival, with 42 films set to be featured.

“We are pleased to inform Bermuda and the world the 42 short films being featured in the Oscar Shorts Qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival. We would like to congratulate all the 600+ submissions, however we can only select a few,” BIFF said.

“We are also excited to see that one of the films being featured in this year’s festival, is in the top 5 nominations for the Oscar for 2018. That makes three films in two years, coming out of the Bermuda International Film Festival receiving the Oscar nod!”

“There were also a number of films submitted that we enjoyed, but we not able to qualify. We’ve decided to show them in as a non-competitive aspect of the festival.”

“We’re also excited to announce more than 10 shorts, directed by, produced in, and/or features Bermudians, with many hitting all three check points.”

The Oscar Qualifying Shorts List

  • The Silent Child – Chris Overton
  • Not even a line – Víctor E.D. Somoza
  • Laughing Branches – Missy Malek
  • Mama – Eduardo Vieitez
  • Defunctionary – Wiro Berriatúa
  • Newborn – Ray Savaya
  • Lost in the Middle – Senne Dehandschutter
  • Control – Kimmy Gatewood
  • Eva – Paul Contargyris
  • A Farewell – Yifei He
  • Dreamweaver – Myles Conti
  • Farewell – Vanessa Vandy
  • Beast – Leonora Lonsdale
  • The Bridge – Disha Patel-Webb
  • Steady Eddie – Joshua Amar
  • Night Call – Amanda Renee Knox
  • Lascivious Grace – Nadia Cavelle
  • Something in the Darkness – Fran Casanova
  • Seek – Xiaoxiao Zhang
  • Match – Brian Seibert
  • Final Act of Joey Jumbler – Harley Chamandy
  • Beer & Calippo – Paul Ploberger
  • Daisy Belle – William Wall
  • A Date in 2025 – Ryan Turner
  • My Heart – Christine Chen
  • Committed-ish – Andrew Musselman
  • Heimlich – Lisanne Sartor
  • Fucking Drama – Michael Podogil
  • Your Smell – Jiajie Li
  • Das Leben In Mir – The Life Inside [dir. K. Egerndorfer] – Konstantin Egerndorfer
  • The Untimely Gift – Scott Aharoni, Dennis
  • Like Mountain Like Son – Yiduo Hu
  • After We Have Left Our Homes – Marc Adamson [Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers vfx]
  • Leap of Faith – Mark Smyth
  • Laboratory Conditions – Jocelyn Stamat
  • Unnatural – Amy Wang
  • The Third King – Christoph Oliver Strunck
  • Taniel – Garo Berberian
  • With Thelma – Ann Sirot & Raphaël Balboni
  • The Landing – Agustín Rubio
  • Hope Dies Last – Ben Price

The Non-Competitive Shorts List

  • So Much Yellow – Erica Milsom
  • Goodbye Darling – Maria-Elena Doyle
  • Adele – Mirene Igwabi
  • Mother – Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Lola Still Dances – Ana Mancera
  • Arkabutla – Katori Hall
  • Lily – Mimi Jeffries
  • Generation Mars – Alexander Armas Turpin
  • Marianne – Tomisin Adepeju
  • FILS – cyrus neshvad
  • ’63 Boycott – Gordon Quinn
  • I Am Rebecca – Kate McCaslin
  • Umbrella – Rhys Ernst
  • Driver is Red – Randall Christopher
  • Commander – Joel Dunn
  • Mecanique – Coline Moire
  • 18201 Achoo – Lucas Boutrot, Elise Carret, Maoris Creantor, Pierre Hubert, Camille Lacroix, Charlotte Perroux
  • Or Bleu – Nicolas Chiarot, Amandine Comes, Eva Fekete, Haunui Maeta, Baptiste Miquel, Thomas Rousvoal
  • Dreamweaver* – Myles Conti
  • Mirette – Helen O’Hanlon
  • Brand New – Lulu Hedstrom
  • Lionfish: From Predator to Plate – Rian DeVos
  • Atlantic Salmon: Lost at Sea – Deirdre Brennan
  • Plastic is Forever – Dylan D’Haeze

The BerMovies Shorts List

  • The Pursuit of Movement : Bermuda 2017 Summer – Dominic O’Donnell
  • Abuse – Marq Rodriguez
  • Concrete Dreams – Abby Metcalfe
  • Seeing Him – Chris Jones
  • Trauma – Matteo Dill
  • Possession – Matteo Dill
  • Bermudian at University – Kevin Minors
  • Prince: Hometown Hero – Milton Raposo
  • It’s Possible – Phaedra Dill
  • Travellers Teaser – Jacin Lowe

“We are looking forward to this year’s festival and encourage everyone to show their support! For more information about the Bermuda International Film Festival, including ticket and pass purchase, visit the website www.biff.bm. Stay up to date on the latest happenings with Film and the festival, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.”

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