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South East Stories: New Filmmaking Talent

Film Hub South East has selected the best new shorts by filmmakers from across the region. Before this amazing package tours to cinemas in the South East, come and see the stars of the future in a dazzling and diverse programme which celebrates local and regional talent.


Curated by Film Hub South East, working with BFI NETWORK to support new filmmakers in their careers and projects.


Daily Cycle, Dir. Harry Binstead & Shannon Smyth

UK, 4 mins.
Daily Cycle follows one man’s internal struggle with his eating disorder as he enters a fast food shop, confronted by the demons of his daily cycle.


Lehenga, Dir. Nathalia Syam

UK, 3 mins.
A young man has doubts over his future bride on his wedding day. With pressure from his family it seems that there is only one path for our groom-to-be.


4C, Dir. Shakira Francis

UK, 4 mins.  
After constantly being told her hair is ugly, a young girl goes on a journey of discovering how beautiful her Afro, Type 4C hair is.


The Wider Sun, Dir. Sophie Carr-Gomm

UK, 15 mins.
Growing up, little Ru always heard tales of Selkies, mythical creatures that change from seal to human. Little does she know, she’s about to meet one.


Naca, Dir. Ramzan Miah

UK, 5 mins.
Raheem comes from a tightly knit Bengali Muslim community in Luton. He dreams of becoming a dancer but feels conflicted by strict traditions.


Nailman, Dir. Jack Martin

UK, 7 mins.
Fourteen year old Will is shown how quickly love can turn, what little control we have when it does and the effects it has on a young heart.


Tehzeeb, Dir. Myriam Raja

UK, 15 mins.
Tehzeeb’s fate is sealed through an arranged marriage at the request of her father. As she struggles to adjust to life in England, she yearns to break free.


An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Sussex, Dir. Jessica Bishopp

UK, 7 mins.
Capturing the atmosphere and essence of a cafe by the sea and the intimate stories of characters whose daily routine it is an integral part of.


Amukta, Dir. Tarun Thind

UK, 8 mins.
Harvey is an impoverished slave-labourer, who in search of a better life for himself hatches a plan to rob his menacing boss’s lottery ticket, and smuggle himself out.


Jas, Dir. Alice Trueman

UK, 10 mins.
Jas is the story of a young, English-Iranian girl living in Hastings, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran.


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