March Finalists & Semi-Finalists for The People's Film Festival

We are excited to announce March Official Selections, Semi-Finalists and Finalists for The People’s Film Festival! Official Selections will screen at our annual gala in November!


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:


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FROM FRAGMENTS

Directed by James Quinn

FROM FRAGMENTS tells the story of an elderly couple that must battle through the grips of dementia to finish the swan-song of their lifelong love.

The film explores the burden ‘love’ places on us: to compromise, to sacrifice and (most of all) to cherish.

A true multi-disciplinary collaboration between a musician, two dancers and a filmmaker. The film combines these three artforms to envisage the devastating emotional reality of dementia.

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THE STRANGERS’ CASE

Directed by Peter Trifunovic

This new film based on a four hundred year old speech shows fear of immigration is nothing new.

In 1517 anti-immigrant riots broke out in London. Thomas More, then a deputy Sheriff of the city, intervened. 

Decades later William Shakespeare wrote a speech for the play 'Sir Thomas More', in which More defended asylum seekers - 'the strangers'.

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TROUBLED WATERS

Directed by Gemma Norton

Viv is struggling with motherhood after the birth of her second child. Convinced there’s something wrong with her newborn, she tries to confide in her absent husband Terry, but is met with disinterest. As she rapidly finds herself questioning her sanity she turns to medication and drink to ease her through this parental dystopia. 

Her health quickly deteriorates and she begins to realise just how much she is slipping through the net when she lets her frustrations out on her children. She begins to question the risk she is putting both her children, and herself, in. 

FINALISTS:

  • ACTRESS by Edward L. Dark & Liz McMullen

  • CANAN: LIBERTY OR LIFE by Michael Davies

  • GWEN by Candace Wise

  • IDLE INTERACTIONS by Joshua Black

  • THE MANY FACES OF BETH JONES by Harvey Puttock

  • MEDIUM HEAT by Chris Waller

  • NO GUARANTEE by Stuart Black & Nick Mather

  • RUPTURED by James Mansell 

  • SCAR TISSUE by Jared Watmuff

  • WHAT CAN’T BE SEEN by Maria Andrews

SEMI-FINALISTS:

  • BLUE TOMORROW by Numan Ayaz 

  • BRAGGING RIGHTS by James Atkins 

  • THE COLD CALLER by Lee Charlish

  • CONDITIONING by Philip Pugh 

  • FIND ME AT REST by Adam R Kennedy 

  • GREEN by Daniel Sketchley 

  • HOOKED IN by Fay Beck 

  • INTERPRETATIONS OF “N” WORDS by Kiel Robinson 

  • IT CRAWLED IN THROUGH THE WINDOW by Isaac Ruth 

  • LOVESUNK by Natalia Bykova 

  • THE MAN IN THE BACK SEAT by Tom Kircher 

  • MY GRANDSON, CHARLOTTE by Tyler Pierreson 

  • MY NEIGHBOR BARBECUED MY FENCE by Victoria Muldoon 

  • NORA ADVENTURE by Joe Lee 

  • PLONKER MAN by Samuel Casserly 

  • PORTRAIT OF A GOAN COLLECTOR by Agnelo Rodrigues 

  • PRIME PERFECT 2 by Tom Bessoir 

  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD by Mark Cabaroy

  • WOMXN by Adrien Peskine