Wimbledon International Short Film Festival proudly presents the 2020 Official Selection.
This year the festival will run online between September 28th and October 4th, with more details to be announced over the coming weeks.
Writer, director & producer – Dekel Berenson
Producers – Merlin Merton & Olga Beskhmelnytsina
Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an ageing single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.
Writer, director & producer – Giuseppe Rasi
Writer – Andrea Carrubba
It’s morning and Anna has to face an important business meeting. Unfortunately, her family routine and some accidents slow her down and force her to deal with an anxious run against time that will make her forget what is most important.
Brother, Move On
Director & producer – Antshi von Moos
Geeta is one of the few taxi drivers in India. Her taxi service “for women by women” enables women to move freely in the city at any time. Her motivation is: “The more women become taxi drivers, the less women are afraid to step out of the house.” Geeta’s hope is that the cityscape and atmosphere of the city will increasingly change and so will the position of women in society.
Writer & director – Peiman Zekavat
Producer – Yani Roncal Villanueva
Maria struggles with the consequences after a private video of her goes viral during a volleyball class in a school in Lima.
Writer, director & producer – Oisín-Tomás Ó Raghallaigh
Sarah, a shy 15-year-old girl, finds the courage to open up about the abuse she and her brother have faced at the hands of their mother and the psychological consequences of it while attending an appointment at a children’s mental health facility.
Matilde’s First Day
Writer, director & producer – Rosario Capozzolo
Producers – Simona Mondello & Adam Selo
Today is Matilde’s first day of school. Her father Claudio was supposed to take her there but he didn’t show up. Her grandfather decided to walk Matilde, but Claudio joined them to talk with her little daughter, giving her some advice to face this important day of her life, before embracing his own destiny.
Not for money, not for love, not for nothing
Writer & director – John Robert Lee
Animator – Ola Szmida
Producer – Christine Patterson
Using animation for anonymity, real questions are deliberated by women, sharing their stories. The film follows Paula, who came to Newport on a spiritual mission to help women who have become trapped by abusive relationships and beaten by those who pay for the privilege.
Writer & director – Gianluca Zonta
Producer – Miguel Gatti
Saba, from Georgia, works as a Pizza delivery boy in Bologna. During his evening shift he receives an important phone call: his son is about to be born. Forced to finish his deliveries, Saba goes through the city frenetically, hoping to be on time at the hospital.
Writer, director & producer – Neil Kemp
Writer & director – Nathan Loynes
A poetic monologue from a teenage girl set to narrative scenes based around the themes and social issues of teenage identity formation, race, child separation and parental alienation. A contemporary coming of age story set in the north of England ten minutes in length, the plot twists around the poetry of 15 year old Kairos.
Roundheads and Cavaliers
Director & producer – Chloe Thomas
Writer & producer – Kevin Mears
Producers – Stefan Allesch-Taylor, Sam Tromans, Neville Pierce, Esther Paterson, Jim Page & Simon Kemp
Alice is invited along to try historical reenactment for the first time, but finds herself caught between a Roundhead and a Cavalier in a battle for her affections.
Writer, director & producer – Farzaneh Omidvarnia
Writer – Mehdi Rostampour
People of different colour and race and culture, old and young, embark on journey, eager to find some place they can call home, or just some place they can live in. Many brave perils more formidable than the ones they ran for in the first place. They dream of better lives while in reality having little choice.
Writer, director & producer – George Taylor
Producer – Nick Cohen
Arezou is a young immigrant, on the edge of the UK, of her family and of adulthood. Disillusioned by the England she finds herself in, she seizes on a risky opportunity, joining a group of farm workers in the English countryside. Initially scared, she finds her feet among the migrant apple pickers of Kent and takes the first steps into her own life.
To Sea or not to See
Writers – Luke Alexander Grose, Lilly Cooper, Tom McCann & Suhaylah Yusef
Producers – Sally Greig & Chelsea Way
4 young poets from Hastings UK share their story of how the murder of Stephen Lawrence over 25 years ago still resonates.
Writer & director – Theresa Varga
Writer – Nathan Bryon
Producer – Lauren Huggins
Nathan meets his girlfriend’s family for the first time and their repetitive conversation becomes dead frustrating.
Young, but it will pass
Writer & director – Nastya Feschuk
Producer – Yelyzaveta Bondarenko
A routine job interview captures a young man in a period of emotional instability. He can’t tell the line between honesty and provocation and the interview becomes more and more like a confession … or a one-man show.