The Short List Vol. 3 |

The Short List Vol. 3

The Short List

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    On Monday 13th February, The Cinema In The Power Station’s bi-monthly short film showcase, The Short List, returns with Film As Therapy.  

    The third instalment of the newly created initiative takes a look at the medium of film through the lens of mental health, its potential to heal through processing experiences both as viewer and as creator. At a time of year when happiness and love are expected as a given, The Short List brings you a curated programme of 10 short films from up-and-coming film-makers that will take you through all forms of often stigmatised mental health.   




    Beauty (dir. Natalya Mykhaylyuk, 4 minutes) 
    A young influencer is forced to face her deepest fears when a mysterious intruder breaks into her apartment.

    Blue Monday (dir. Fintan O'Connor, 19 minutes) 
    When Carol, a social worker in the 1980s, is forced to perform a mental health assessment on someone deeply ingrained in her past she fears his condition to be far worse than it appears on the surface.

    Clouds (dir. David Yorke, 5 minutes) 
    A young boy struggling with depression navigates through his daily routine, while being followed by a grey cloud.

    Enjoy (dir. Saul Abraham, 18 minutes) 
    Progressive muscle relaxation, Lycra, spoken word.  As home tutor Michael (Himesh Patel) seeks novel ways to halt his spiralling depression, a moment of hope arrives via an unexpected source. ENJOY is a touching, offbeat exploration of the ways in which depression manifests itself in men across different generations.

    He Was Thinking of Ending Things (dir. Gunjan Mukherjee, 5 minutes)  
    Struggling with severe mental health issues and cooped up in his room, a young man is just about to give up on life when an unexpected visitor rings the bell.

    Hey, Ma (dir. Laurie Barraclough, 7 minutes) 
    After seeing a woman she believes to be her lost mother in a car park, Katrina pursues her through the night longing for a chance to speak to her again.

    I Am Norman (dir. Arron Blake and Darius Shu, 17 minutes) 
    A man living in his car takes a filmmaker into the woods to share a dark secret.

    Multitasking (dir. Claire Scoresby-Barrow, 11 minutes) 
    At the end of another indistinguishable day, a nameless woman puts her baby to bed. Worn out by the routine of domesticity, she merely exists; vacant and alone.

    Olly Disappears (dir. Oskar Brockbank 12 minutes) 
    Alone in his recently deceased fathers apartment, Olly is struck by a crippling associative panic attack.

    Sight & Hope  (dir. Nasrul Ekram, 10 minutes) 
    A brief but frank exploration of grief and voyeurism, 'Sight & Hope' is the story of an elderly widower who obsessively hangs on to the disposable mask his late wife last wore. He wears the mask and tirelessly washes it every day to cope with the unbearable sorrow of her passing until he discovers a much more satisfying way to overcome his grief. 



    The Cinema In The Power Station’s bi-monthly short film showcase returns with The Short List Vol 5: Queer Worlds.  
    Following hotly on the back of previous successful volumes the Short List programmers have scoured through hundreds of submissions to bring together a collection of seven wonderful short films from new talent that celebrate queerness in all its forms.   

    6:23am (dir. Geoffrey Breton, 4 minutes)
    Two young women met last night. They've stayed up all night together... but one of them might just ruin everything before it’s even begun

    Birthday Boy (dir. Leo Lebeau, 20 minutes)
    A transgender boy celebrates his birthday in online games, away from the bullying he faces at an all girls school. A film by an LGBTQ+ crew.

    I'm Every Woman (dir. Harvey Marcus, 11 minutes)
    Meet the dazzling Vi O'Lea of Sherman Oaks; starting out on the LA drag circuit and embarking on a life-changing journey to become a woman. 

    Maeve In The Dark (dir. Kasia Kaczmarek, 15 minutes)
    Sexuality and gender norms are explored when a chronically ill teen meets her new AI nurse.

    Out (dir. Gsus Lopez, 16 minutes)
    Mary (Jeff Kristian) is a divorced middle-aged mother living in a small English town. One weekend she receives a visit from her closet-emerging son Oscar. How will Mary make sense of her son's coming out and the small-town mentality that surrounds her? Blending high-drama theatrics with black comedy OUT is a coming-out story unlike any other you have seen before.

    Queens (dir. Nick Alexander, 17 minutes)
    In the coastal town of Margate, England, QUEENS explores what happens when two very different worlds come together. The story follows Michael, a quiet man not used to grand gestures of emotion, as he embarks on an extraordinary journey one evening after work. By following his heart, Michael finds himself part of the drag community where his understanding of family will change forever.

    Stockholm (dir. Tom Wright, 10 minutes)
    Alex embarks on an unusual first date in a conquest to take control of his past.