ENOUGH SLEEP (Director: Ben Botwick. USA, 18 min 24 sec) – WORLD PREMIERE
Susan needs to come up with a commercial jingle for a new pillow before the weekend. But there are distractions — her infant’s incessant crying, her husband’s strange behavior, her baby monitor’s ability to pick up juicy neighboring arguments. And yet these intrusions seem small compared to the arrival of a mysterious courier, whose presence threatens more than Susan’s productivity.
YUMMY MUMMY (Director: Gabriela Staniszewska. UK, 14 min 30 sec) – NORTHERN PREMIERE
Ignored throughout her pregnancy, Lilith senses her identity is being smothered by her burgeoning motherhood. Her anxieties begin to have physical manifestations – then she starts to fall apart – literally.
RINGWORMS (Director: Will Lee. USA, 13 min 45 sec) – INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
After discovering her boyfriend’s plan to propose on their weekend vacation, a young girl undergoes a crisis of commitment which attracts the attention of a sinister local cult.
UNHEIMLICH (Director: Fabio Colonna. Mexico, 15 min 30 sec) – GREATER MANCHESTER PREMIERE
The eternal fight between the conscious and unconscious.
TRANVIA (Director: Carlos Baena. Spain, 8 min 50 sec) – UK PREMIERE
A seemingly ordinary commute becomes a woman’s rapid descent into terror aboard a mysterious streetcar.
BABY FEVER (USA, 24 min 59 sec) – UK PREMIERE
A popular teen’s dream to be crowned Prom Queen is threatened when she discovers she is pregnant with something even worse than her dumb jock boyfriend’s offspring.