3rd Papaya Rocks Film Festival 2021

BLOCK 1
22-23 February 2021
£5 per block or £10 full festival pass.
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"100% THE LIVING ROOM SCENE WHEN THE UNDERTAKERS ENTER THE HOUSE. IT'S A CRUCIAL MOMENT WITH SUBTLE SHIFT IN TONE, THE 1ST TIME WE INVITE THE AUDIENCE TO LAUGH A LITTLE."

244 Years Later  

Dir. Greg Berman 

2020 / US / 2’ / micro-short 


A reflective and allegorical look at American society, both past and present.

A Myriad of Ideas  

Dir. Lucas Rebelo

2020 / Brazil / 1’ / micro-short


This is a metalinguistical video about the many ideas one can have when writing the script and filming.

A Pandemic Story  

Dir. Ron Roggé

2020 /  US / 2’56 / short


Inspired to stay creative during the 2020 pandemic, this film was shot and completed safely in 24 hours using masks, gloves, and social distancing for our 2 person cast and crew.

A Perpetuum Mobile / The Swimming Pool

Dir. Enrique Lafuente

2020 / Spain / 9’1 / experimental 


A boy’s walk on a summer morning results in a serendipitous meeting with three women at the side of a peculiar swimming pool. From then on, the story weaves myth, reality and fantasy only to end in a mysterious ritual where past and present intertwine.

A Portrait  

Dir. Carlotta Beck Peccoz

2020 / UK / 3’20 / short 


Following a journey to Dungeness and Prospect Cottage, Christopher Hughes reminisces about his life, his career and his friendship with Derek Jarman.

A quien dices amar / Somebody You Say You Love 

Dir. Inés Pintor Sierra, Pablo Santidrián

2019 /  Spain / 10’ / documentary


Barbara is waiting at an airport about to catch a flight. From the other side of the glass, her boyfriend calls her. For the first time, the couple speak without touching each other. For the first time, Barbara can say everything she has always wanted to say. 

Charlie & Yip

Dir. Alexander Williams / 2014 / UK 1’38 / animation


Charlie brings his pet to school for Show and Tell - with unfortunate results.

Cheeseburger

Dir. Scott Driver / 2020 / UK /  8’ / comedy 


A young man prepares to meet his online girlfriend in real life for the first time.

Choice

Dir. Sam Feldman / 2020 / US / 7’11 / drama 


A young woman has an identity crisis while entering the witness protection program.

Cinderella Swing 

Dir. Myriam Ballesteros / 2020 / Spain / 3’ / animation 


At the Brothers Grimm high school, where all the teens from the Kingdom of Once Upon a Time go, it's prom time. During the prom Prince Charming is kidnapped by a giant, and Cinderella goes to his rescue. Get ready to be surprised. 

Cleansing

Dir. Ying Zhang

2019 / South Africa / 10’ / experimental 


This film presents two strong and independent females pursuing persistence and success, but their struggles point out the social constraint of females.

Colrun

Dir. Jorge Sarria de Vecente

2020 / Spain / 5’55 / human rights 


The lives of a child of the Republic of Congo and a president of a technology company are connected by a material that will change them completely.

Comisura (The Corners of Your Mouth)

Dir. Benjamin Meads

2020 / UK / 10’ /  student film 
 

Two strangers find a romantic connection and talk about their memories together.

Estate tranquilo / Keep Calm

Dir. Jesús Díaz Morcillo

2019 / Spain / 7’ / short 


Keep Calm were my mother´s final words before she died. 

Euterpe: The Lost Muse

Dir. Sarah Cole

2020 / US / 9’12 / surrealism 


In a quiet world, a girl who creates music with everything she feels must decide whether or not to embrace her gift; she risks being shunned or truly finding where she belongs.

Experiment #2

Dir. Christian Schneider

2020 / Brazil / 2’ / experimental 


How to experience a place through the memory of our body. Starting from this principle, this contemporary dance work is expressed about the corporal questions, related to the experiences with a physical space.

Final Moments

Dir. Dax Phelan

2020 / US / 29’’ / micro-short 


A 30-second Public Service Announcement about the importance of wearing masks in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

Fly – Jane La Onda

Dir. Jak Ritter, K8 Howl

2019 / US / 3’2 / music video 

 


In an unreleased song, Guerilla Toss front-woman, Kassie Carlson embarks on a journey of the mind. Cosmic colours rush through the world of a tiny house fly.

Four Sides

Dir. Jenell Diegor

2018 / Canada / 1’ / micro-short 
 

Jake’s emotions are on a standstill. He is willing to do what it takes to feel something. Anything.

Fragments

Dir. Andrea Salibra

2020 / Spain / 2’2 / short 


The exploration of Barcelona’s lockdown: the loneliness, the fears, the unknown.

Fresh & Tasty |

Dir. Hsin-Hui Wang

2020 / Taiwan / 1’50 / animation 


Would you eat it or not?

Gap

Dir. Davoud Abbasi

2020 / Iran / 2’ / experimental 


It’s a huge gap between spring and winter.

Gentle

Dir. Josh Green

2020 / UK / 8’58 / short 


When repressed Jewish matriarch Carol invites her son Alex and his non-Jewish girlfriend Amy over for Friday Night Dinner, she has no intention of allowing the relationship to continue.

Geronimo: Circus Trash Monster Dir. Colleen Brady

2019 / US / 8’2 / documentary

 

After moving to Kensington, Philadelphia, Regina uses her aerialist skills to beautify her neighbourhood and bring together her community.

 

Giants

Dir. Iris Rouschop

2019 / UK / 8’45 / animation 

 

An animated short film about the realities of living with everyday traumas.

 

Going Out 

Dir. Anna P. Obst / 2019 / UK / 6’6 / short 

 

Julie must battle her family’s expectations and her own insecurities to get out of the house. A short drama about social anxiety and its impact on even the most mundane aspects of life.



A Myriad of Ideas  

Dir. Lucas Rebelo

2020 / Brazil / 1’ / micro-short


This is a metalinguistical video about the many ideas one can have when writing the script and filming.

A Pandemic Story  

Dir. Ron Roggé

2020 /  US / 2’56 / short


Inspired to stay creative during the 2020 pandemic, this film was shot and completed safely in 24 hours using masks, gloves, and social distancing for our 2 person cast and crew.

A Perpetuum Mobile / The Swimming Pool

Dir. Enrique Lafuente

2020 / Spain / 9’1 / experimental 


A boy’s walk on a summer morning results in a serendipitous meeting with three women at the side of a peculiar swimming pool. From then on, the story weaves myth, reality and fantasy only to end in a mysterious ritual where past and present intertwine.

A Portrait  

Dir. Carlotta Beck Peccoz

2020 / UK / 3’20 / short 


Following a journey to Dungeness and Prospect Cottage, Christopher Hughes reminisces about his life, his career and his friendship with Derek Jarman.

A quien dices amar / Somebody You Say You Love 

Dir. Inés Pintor Sierra, Pablo Santidrián

2019 /  Spain / 10’ / documentary


Barbara is waiting at an airport about to catch a flight. From the other side of the glass, her boyfriend calls her. For the first time, the couple speak without touching each other. For the first time, Barbara can say everything she has always wanted to say. 

244 Years Later  

Dir. Greg Berman 

2020 / US / 2’ / micro-short 


A reflective and allegorical look at American society, both past and present.

A Myriad of Ideas  

Dir. Lucas Rebelo

2020 / Brazil / 1’ / micro-short


This is a metalinguistical video about the many ideas one can have when writing the script and filming.

A Pandemic Story  

Dir. Ron Roggé

2020 /  US / 2’56 / short


Inspired to stay creative during the 2020 pandemic, this film was shot and completed safely in 24 hours using masks, gloves, and social distancing for our 2 person cast and crew.

A Perpetuum Mobile / The Swimming Pool

Dir. Enrique Lafuente

2020 / Spain / 9’1 / experimental 


A boy’s walk on a summer morning results in a serendipitous meeting with three women at the side of a peculiar swimming pool. From then on, the story weaves myth, reality and fantasy only to end in a mysterious ritual where past and present intertwine.

A Portrait  

Dir. Carlotta Beck Peccoz

2020 / UK / 3’20 / short 


Following a journey to Dungeness and Prospect Cottage, Christopher Hughes reminisces about his life, his career and his friendship with Derek Jarman.

A quien dices amar / Somebody You Say You Love 

Dir. Inés Pintor Sierra, Pablo Santidrián

2019 /  Spain / 10’ / documentary


Barbara is waiting at an airport about to catch a flight. From the other side of the glass, her boyfriend calls her. For the first time, the couple speak without touching each other. For the first time, Barbara can say everything she has always wanted to say. 

Image: Bube maises

Image: Bube maises

Image: Bube maises

Mi abuelo conoce a King Kong / My Grandpa Knows King Kong | dir. Miguel Sáez Plaza / 2019 / Spain / 7’ / animation 
An incredulous Grandfather and his excited granddaughter go to the cinema to see a film of King Kong. The film is from when King Kong was in the grandfather’s town.

Move Honey | dir. Terezia Halamova / 2020 / Czech Republic / 4’8 / music video / 7th Papaya Young Directors 2020 
Music video accompanying Smolik’s song. The author of the composition is one of the most recognisable figures in the field of Polish alternative and electronic music. 

Music For The End of the World | dir. Emmanuel Li / 2020 / UK / 6’25 / student film 
Would the apocalypse really be all that bad? Teenage Freddie certainly doesn't think so, as he boogies his troubles away on a gorgeous sunny hill...

My Name Is Eloise | dir. Patricia Shrigley / 2020 / UK / 1’18 / animation 
A short hand drawn animation of a young woman creating and exploring her ideas through an animals perspective. 

Nameless | dir. Arturo Artal Lozano, Juan Carrascal Ynigo / 2019 / Spain / 9’ / short 
A quiet city enjoys a festival. Everything is perfect but for M. M is setting a goal. He looks for a prey. That prey is Z.

Not A Robot | dir. George Summers / 2020 / UK / 1’ / animation 
A robot tries to break into a human facility, and is asked a security question...

Nothing | dir. Kim Martin Humphrey  / 2020 / Spain / 4’4 / animation 
Months of a global pandemic and social distancing have inspired artists to search within their inner world and share it. The result of a collaboration between rock band Velatoria and artist Kim Martín Humphrey.

Ojciec i syn / Transparent | dir. Łukasz Ruciński / 2020 / Poland / 6’48 / music video / LGBTQ / 7th Papaya Young Directors 
A single father has a life changing secret that his hoodlum son doesn’t know of.

Smile | dir. Harriet McKern / 2019 / Australia / 8’50 / art documentary 
A heart-warming exploration of photographer Tawfik Elgazzar's community art project, Flash Hub, which provides free portraits for locals and passers-by in Sydney’s Inner West. The film celebrates individuality, cultural diversity and the joy of a photographer seeing his subjects smile.

The Treatment | dir. Álvaro Carmona / 2019 / Spain / 8’58 / short 
A clinic offers what you’ve always wanted… for a low price.

there will be MONSTERS | dir. Carlota Pereda / 2020 / Spain / 5’31 / short 
Monsters exist. They live inside us. And sometimes, they win.

Ties | dir. Dina Velikovskaya / 2019 / Germany / 8’ / animation 
There is a strong connection between parents and their child. A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.

Timeout | dir. Laura Bucher / 2018 / France / 9’59 / short 
In a not too distant future, Alice struggles to survive a chase to the death on a post-apocalyptic island formerly called Martinique...

Toc | dir. Aitor Herrero / 2019 / Spain / 5’ / animation 
Toc, a prehistoric man with obsessive compulsive disorder will live a love story so exciting that it will be remembered until our days. 

Tranquility | dir. Marie Diby / 2020 / UK / 1’37 / micro-short 
A short experimental which explores the theme of tranquillity in the eyes of cheap lens.

We’ve All Been There | dir. Eduard G. Micu / 2020 / UK  / 1’12 / micro-short / 7th Papaya Young Directors 2020 
The story is following a shy teenager who is trying to buy his first pack of condoms dealing with several obstacles.

You Are What You Love | dir. Sacha Smith / 2019 / US / 2’36  / fashion 
A unique tongue-in-cheek fashion film, featuring exquisite dresses from Maria Korovilas’ Secret Garden Capsule Collection.

Above Alone | dir. Polly Creed / 2020 / UK / 4’16 / short 
When lockdown ends, there will be two types of people remaining: those who were touched and those who were not." Part-poem, part-film, Alone Once is a micro-short shot in lockdown in the UK, using a camera phone. It explores the absence of touch and isolation in the Age of Coronavirus.

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