International Shorts 3 13th Parish Festival

2024-05-25 10:00 am - 11:35 am

From AI to the beauty of 35mm; ending with a master treatise on therapeutic filmmaking – this final competition programme passes through the rich terrain of loss, memory and survival.

My Soul Walks With You

Paul O’Donoghue / Ireland / 2022 / 7 mins

Given the film’s title, My Soul Walks With You, as a text prompt, AI generated a series of images which were animated and edited to music. AI imagines souls of the departed.

The Countryman

Andy Kastelic / United States / 2023 / 21 mins

Bitterness threatens to destroy a small farming community until a stranger arrives with a curious proposition.

Mar Mama

Majdi El Omari / Palestine / 2023 / 15 mins

Haunted by her mother’s death and recurring attacks on her city, a young girl becomes obsessed with death. As her father tries to distract her through the making of a stop-motion film, reality invades their world.

Montreal in Half

Angelique Daniel / France / 2024 / 12 mins

A man and woman decide to split Montreal in two to avoid any chance of crossing paths. Or is it a way to revive old memories?

The Lovers

Carolina Sandvik / Sweden / 2023 / 12 mins

A man and a woman are having a romantic dinner at a restaurant. Suddenly the skin on the man’s face begins to fall off. The Lovers is a stop motion relationship horror and unromantic comedy about a couple forced to deal with escalating bodily transformations.

Neighbour Abdi

Douwe Djistra / The Netherlands / 2022 / 29 mins

How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi reenacts his life, marked by war and criminality, with the help of his neighbour and filmmaker Douwe.

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