Official Selection: Hot Shorts Film Festival London 2016





Underwater - Hot Shorts Film Festival London 2016

Alone on a beach, she is suffering from the loss of her fiancé in a car accident. Emotionally fractured, she sinks into the ocean, and images of the past are flashing through her mind. The guilt she feels is strong and leaves her battling with giving up on life or staying alive.

Director: Elena Kovalenko

Run time: 4:36 minutes

Lost Memory


Lost Memory - Hot Shorts Film Festival London 2016

A girl who has arrived on earth, ponders about the planet, her thought processes now a lost memory within her.

Director Alejandro Melero

Runtime: 1:00 minute


Slow Down


SLOW DOWN - LostMemory Hot Shorts Film Festival London 2016

Emma has some big decisions to make as she comes to terms with her sexuality and learns to embrace who she really is.

Director: Megan K. Fox

Runtime: 3:27 minutes


Stranger Danger


Stranger Danger - Hot Shorts Film Festival London 2016

Whistle Girl fears the world itself and she’s not afraid to show it through her “stranger danger” whistle. But, everyone is weirded out by her pathetic sounding whistles and her odd behavior instead of her whistle-blowing powers!

Director: Annique Arredondo

Runtime: 4:48 minutes

We Got Your Back


We Got Your Back - Hot Shorts Film Festival London

There is so much to feel guilty about nowadays, when you think about it. Sure, we all care about the environment, but honestly, don’t you just want to toss all the junk in the same waste bin, sometimes? What if there was a simple service that got your back covered, on a monthly direct debit plan?

Director: Viktor Hertz

Runtime: 3:20 minutes



Jump - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

A lonely man contemplating suicide meets a ghost

Director: Richard Anthony Dunford

Runtime: 9:36 minutes



They Will All Die In Space


They Will Die In Space - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

A twist in the tale as the starship Tantalus drifts through space.

Director: Javier Chillon

Runtime: 14:47 minutes


Dreams On Sale


Dreams on Sale - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

In a world where people are able to record, buy and sell dreams, many are starting to lose the ability of dreaming. Dreams have become a new form of art and a selling product for the rich class.

Director: Vlad Buzaianu

Runtime: 9:23 minutes


Cowboys and Indians


Cowboys & Indians - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

Leo plays “cowboys and Indians” every day at home. Today, aged just five, he learned a new game.

Director: Emilia Ruiz

Runtime: 4:11 minutes


The End


The End - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

A couple have barricaded themselves in a room to keep them from the apocalypse happening outside.

Director: Chris Gallagher

Runtime: 2:32 minutes




Team - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

With her staff on a team building exercise a business owner in an empty office is under threat from the attentions of lecherous parcel delivery man. But just who is hunting who?

Director: Pete Tomkies

Runtime: 7:00 minutes




Polterheist - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

Two small time criminals kidnap a psychic medium and force her to contact the gang boss they murdered. The pair are desperate to discover where their recently deceased boss buried a stash of cash, but only succeed in unleashing a demon, bent on revenge.

Director: David Gilbank

Runtime: 18:37 minutes


Happy Thoughts


Happy Thoughts - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016Evoking the ghosts of a classic tale, a pair of adversaries are brought back together in the wake of a disaster.

Director: Layke Anderson

Runtime: 14:00 minutes


A Woman’s Life


A Woman's Life - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

A film based on a Beijing Opera “Women Generals of the Yang Valley” The main character’ Mu Guiying’ is a very famous female general in Chinese history. The Joan of Arc of westerns.

Director: Jin Yu

Runtime: 6:00 minutes




Munchies - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

Zombie Lee has an outrageous hunger that won’t be silenced by food alone. With his growing need to feed increasing, misjudgment and disaster arise in the kitchen, until a simple solution is found. And his rumbling is quenched.

Director: Sinead Stoddart

Runtime: 2:21 minutes

The Bus Trip


The Bus Trip - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. 
She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.

Director: Sarah Gampel

Runtime: 13:40 minutes

Three Minute Warning


3 Minute Warning - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

In Palestine, a 14 year old girl called Mariam cares for her disabled mother.  One night, an Israeli “knock-on-roof” bomb is dropped onto their building allowing them only three minutes to escape before it is demolished.

Director: Iqbal Mohammed

Runtime: 11:36 minutes


The Man From Nevis


The Man From Nevis - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

The man from Nevis is the inspirational story of how one man struggled against overwhelming prejudices to bring Caribbean sunshine to northern England and set up Europe’s first West Indian carnival.

Director: Ben Phillips

Runtime: 9:05 minutes

Puppy Love



When a predator grooms a naiive, underage victim in a chat room, a harsh lesson is learned. Be careful who you talk to online.

Director: Graeme Willetts

Runtime: 2:14 minutes


To Those Who Dare


To Those Who Dare - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

Julia is sitting in a park reading a book when suddenly a man interrupts her. His name is Alex and after talking with him for a while he reveals the reason for contacting her. He wants Julia to date him and his wife Sophia and see if it eventually can lead to a threesome.

Director: Hernan Quintero

                                                                               Runtime: 8:25 minutes



Honey - Hot Shorts Film Festival 2016

The lives of two brothers collide with the world around them. Fractured relationships, new ones and a dark secret from their past comes back to threaten all they have.

Director: Mohammed Kamel

Runtime: 21:52 minutes


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