Cardiff Mini Film Festival: Documentary (no cert)

Cardiff Mini Film Festival: Documentary (no cert)

Various | 2020 | 60’ | no cert | various 
This shortlist showcases the very best submissions this year tackling the urgent issues of our times through documentary. Watch the fascinating stories of young Italian love, the first Black, female cartoonist at The New Yorker and the art of beekeeping. 

The Beekeeper
Wales | 2020 | 12’ | William McGregor

A beekeeper on the island of Anglesey faces losing her ancestral home to the development of a nuclear power plant.

Between the Lines: Liz at Large
United States | 2020 | 4’ | Abi Cole

Liz Montague first emailed The New Yorker’s cartoon editor out of frustration that all of the illustrations featured white subjects. She began contributing to the magazine in 2019 and became the first Black, female cartoonist in The New Yorker’s near century run.

Forty Horsepower
Italy | 2020 | 10’ | Luca Ciriello

A dreamy documentary short following the summer fun of a group of children from Chioggia, their dreams and expectations for the future. Stefanin is a 16 year old handyman who repairs engines, goes clam fishing and sails around with his friends on small boats with 40 horsepower engines, playing loud reggae music and hoping to woo girls at the lagoon.

On Air
Wales | 2020 | 11’ | Julia Pawlikowska

Bronglais FM is a hospital radio station located in a small hut behind the main hospital building. Bobby, one of its presenters, invites guests into the studio during his broadcasts to discuss a range of existential topics.

The Promise
Spain | 2020 | 20’ | Danel Aser

The filmmaker spends a day with his mother who is terminally unwell and rages against a government that has failed her.

White Angels of Camargue – Europe’s Last Cowboys
Germany | 2020 | 3’ | Dennis Schmelz

Cowboys, wild white horses and pink flamingos. It’s hard to imagine any place on earth where you’d find all of them together but the vast Camargue delta in the South of France is home to all of these colourful creatures


Cardiff Mini Festival Programme

Saturday 2 October
5pm - Big Spender 
7pm - Film Networking Social (First Space)
Sunday 3 October
10.30am - Animation
12.10pm - Student Award
1.40pm - Music Videos and One Minute Wonder
3.15pm - Documentary
4.50pm - Low Budget
6.40pm - Welsh Film Award
8.05pm - Twisted Tales
9.00pm -  Awards & Closing Party (First Space)


£6 / £4

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