September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm£15
Tuesday 3 September
Met Film School, Ealing Green.
4.00 – 7.00pm: Man’dem Shorts
runtime: 180mins (10 shorts + Q&A & audience vote)
Black men take centrestage in this selection with the audience voting for their favourite film on the night, to be put forward as 1 of the 4 official nominations for the BUFF Awards ceremony on Saturday 7 September.
Films in competition: Left Behind, No Exposure, The Trespasser, Grounding, Special Delivery, Voice of Reason, Rise Up, Dear Mr Shakespeare, Wilson, Cashpoint
Left Behind (Dir: Shazedul Haque)
Edward Campbell is a young aspiring boxer, who gets the chance of a lifetime. But an altercation with a local gang leaves him left behind.
No Exposure (Dir: Marcus Thomas)
No Exposure is about Ben, a young man with a camera who is trying to do whatever he can to fund himself as a full-time carer. Shooting low budget music videos for grime artists is the closest thing to an available job and so he sets about making a music video with his collaborators Bubzy & Jor.
Onye Nmefie (The Trespasser) (Dir: William Alexander Boyd)
An African folktale in modern day England. A grieving young man, Emeka, is trapped in a time loop by the demon The Trespasser. To survive, he must confront this demon and his past relationship with his late Grandmother.
Grounding (Dir: RM Moses)
Kane suffers from severe anxiety and his girlfriend has slowly turned into his carer. In this very raw insight into how anxiety affects relationships, we witness the fallout of badly dealing with mental health.
Special Delivery (Dir: Robert Hackett)
A weary postman trudges through the February snow, delivering brightly coloured envelopes decorated with hearts and cupids – making deliveries to all but one door.
Voice of Reason (Dir: Antoine Allen)
A man becomes desperate in his financial turmoil. Searching for answers any and everywhere possible, he finds solace in the voice of an angel.
Rise Up (Dir: Christina Birchall)
‘Rise Up’ tells the unique story of an unlikely friendship. A film about MC Daddy Chester from his heyday as an acid house pioneer working with the likes of Adamski and Seal, to periods of homelessness, destitution & loneliness. A modern tale of excess, friendship and redemption. A call for hope. A call to Rise Up.
Dear Mr Shakespeare (Dir: Shola Amoo)
An evocative and imaginative exploration of the racial tensions in Othello and how the themes in Shakespeare’s play still resonate today.
Wilson (Dir: John Ogunmuyiwa)
‘Wilson’ is the story of a seemingly composed man whose battle with his inner thoughts leads to a dark and truthful outburst when talking to an old friend.
Cashpoint (Dir: Monique Needham)
Camille decides to go on a date with a guy she met on dating app. Cautious at first, she is eventually won over by his looks and charm. That is until the bill arrives and he is unable to pay however what happens next she could never have predicted.
Ticket Price: £15. This event is subject to change. Rated 15.
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