13th Parish Festival (Jersey International Film Festival) is proud to present, with our partner Jersey Arts Centre, this delightfully human, sometimes humorous and often surprising international programme, showcasing the creativity of contemporary short filmmaking. Each year 13th Parish Festival champions this genre of film, so this is an unmissable chance to catch these special films.
UK | 5 mins | Director: Paul Bush
Hundreds of motorbikes are painstakingly animated frame by frame in this homage to the iconic motorcycle design and culture of the 1950s and 60s. A rider prepares his bike and departs on an idealised journey into the countryside and into the future. Screening in tribute to the late great animator Paul Bush.
All Cats Are Grey In The Dark
Switzerland | 18 mins | Director: Lasse Linder
He calls himself “Catman”. Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. They are inseparable. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilise his beloved Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad. “All Cats Are Grey In The Dark” is a melodrama that portrays an unconventional relationship between animal and human. European Short Film Award 2020.
Uncle Thomas Accounting For The Days
Portugal | 13 mins | Director: Regina Pessoa
From Regina’s personal and visual memories, a tribute to her uncle Thomas, a humble man with a simple and anonymous life. This is her acknowledgement about how one does not have to be somebody to become exceptional in our life. Portuguese Film Academy Best Short Animation 2020.
France | 21 mins | Director: Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis
Online players describe their struggles with “swatting”, a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through YouTube videos and wireframe images from a video game. Special Jury Award, Clermont Ferrand 2019.
An Irish Goodbye
Northern Ireland | 23 mins | Directors: Tom Berkeley and Ross White
In rural Northern Ireland, a pair of estranged brothers reunite following their mother’s untimely death. Academy Award-Winner, Best Live Action Short 2023. BAFTA Winner, Best British Short Film 2023.
Grandad Was A Romantic
UK | 5 mins | Director: Maryam Mohajer
My Grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my Granny and realised that she was the love of his life, until one day, he decided to go and meet my Granny.
BAFTA Winner, Best British Animation 2020.