Festival Favourites from 40 years

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Our main anniversary programme Festival favourites from 40 years is a treasure trove of short film candy from across the festival history. There are winners of Oscars and Palm D’Ors – not to mention our own Jackdaw of course. First and foremost these are the audience favourites. 5 programmes neatly lined up – but sometimes wildly unkempt – per decade, for us to enjoy taste over time.

Screened:
WED 27/10, 19:00 SLOTTS
SUN 31/10, 13:00 SLOTTS

HOME

A day in the life of a social worker. A beautiful and melancholy ballad – poetic realism from Scotland.

United Kingdom 1999 / 11:00 / Director: Morag McKinnon

CITY PARADISE

Tomoko arrives in London from Japan to learn English. At first the big city is a scary place for her, but soon she discovers a beautiful and mysterious city underground. Now, everything changes.

United Kingdom 2004 / 6:00 / Director: Gaëlle Denis

FORKLIFT DRIVER KLAUS - THE FIRST DAY ON THE JOB

Klaus has finally managed to get his forklift license. But it’s his first day at work that will prove to be the real challenge, especially for his workmates.

Germany 2001 / 10:00 / Director: Jörg Wagner, Stefan Prehn

COPY SHOP

A joyful and thought – provoking story about conformity. What if the world consisted of identical copies of you? This is an experiment probing what it would be like if this was the case.

Austria 2001 / 12:00 / Director: Virgil Widrich

HARVIE KRUMPET

Harvie has been cursed with bad luck. If it isn’t Tourette Syndrome or getting struck by lightning, it’s cancer of the testicles. But you can’t keep Harvie down, he’s too busy enjoying the many fruits of life. The film received the Academy Award for best animated short in 2003.

Australia 2003 / 22:00 / Director: Adam Elliot

KJFG NO 5

Three professional musicians; a bear, a rabbit and a wolf are practising their art in the forest, but suddenly the hunter appears.

Hungary 2007 / 3:00 / Director: Alexei Alexeev

USELESS DOG

The farmer’s dog is completely useless. She is unable to perform her duties as a sheep dog and what is worse, she has passed the hopeless traits on to her puppy. However, she is still a part of the family. This is a tender and humorous depiction of the relationship between a man and his best friend.

Ireland 2004 / 5:00 / Director: Ken Wardrop

SHUT THE DOOR

When Karsten’s mother suddenly dies she leaves him with a front door that will not shut. People start moving in and soon there’s no room for Karsten anymore.

Norway 2000 / 10:00 / Director: Jens Lien

MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI

Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down by all her earthly posses- sions and the ghosts of her past. As day descends into night, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure.

Canada 2007 / 17:00 / Director: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski

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