NEWLYN PZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021

MASHA AND DASHA

A documentary film by Director Diana Taylor.

TWO HEARTS IN ONE
[2019]
Director Diana Taylor
Duration 17.00 minutes
A documentary film by Festival Director Diana
Taylor and the book The Less You Know The
Sounder You Sleep by author, Juliet Butler.
Juliet Butler qualified with a degree in Russian
at Exeter University and, in 1982, became
a journalist in Moscow where she met the
world’s most extreme Siamese twins, Masha
and Dasha Krivoshlyapov. Juliet discovered
that the twins had been used for human
experiments by the Russian physiologist
Professor Anokhin and institutionalised all
their lives. She tells the incredible story of the
twins who were hidden away from society for
50 years.

Juliet Butler the author with the twins Mashand Dasha

FICTION FILM


A selection of fiction films from this year’s
submissions in the Best Female Director
Category and Fiction Category
STORMCHASER [USA]
Director Gretl Claggett
Duration 27.12 minutes
From the USA a film about a young girl who
chases storms with her dad. Later on in
her middle age she sells storm doors on a
door to door basis for her charismatic but
unscrupulous boss, a cult-like character who
swindles Bonnie out of her commission on
her first deal. When Bonnie challenges him
his anger turns into a storm of rage like a tornado.

SHOWDOWN [Wales, UK]
Director Lewis Carter
Duration 16.26 minutes
A young autistic boy named Sam, with a
passion for Western films, must decide
whether to stand down or stay his ground
when a showdown for the soul of the village
takes place in the local corner shop. Filmed on
location in Wales.

BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR


A selection of films submitted to the Best
Female Director award category – a new
category at this year’s festival
NAMELESS [USA]
Director C J Stussi
Duration 17.00 minutes
From the USA the film uses one continuous
shot to demonstrate the art of Manipulation
using 19 types of themes.


WORDLESS [UK]
Director Ana Pio
Duration 03.57 minutes
Zara returns home after a failed interview to
find her housemate has asked his friend (who
had an enforced encounter with Zara) over
for supper.

THE POWER OF ONE COIN
[UK]
Director Flaminia Graziadei
Duration 16.00 minutes
Five people become connected through a
simple coin which inspires them to carry out
small acts of kindness.

STUDENT FILM


A selection of the best student films submitted
to this year’s festival
DISCO DYNAMITE [UK]
Director Tom Clover
Duration 09.45 minutes
A washed-up roller disco champion who
vowed never to put his skates on again must
overcome his fear of the rink to go on a rollerskating
date with a new girl at work

FICTION FILMS


A selection of films submitted to this year’s
festival.
THE BOTTOM TURN
[Indonesia]
Director Michael McDougall
Duration 23.00 minutes
A film from Indonesia. In rural Java, a 14 year
old girl is beaten by her father for surfing. Her
mother sends her to Bali where she spends 4
years training for a trial for a pro team place.
Eva impresses the International manager of a
major surf brand but then comes face to face
with a greater personal tragedy.


THE FUNERAL DANCER
[Germany]
Director Natalie MacMahon
Duration 09.00 minutes
From Germany, a film about Jazz, a dancer
who earns mega bucks as a funeral
entertainer in a world where funerals
area status symbol.
A film about our soulless smartphone
culture,where everything is a social
media event.

ALTERNATIVE MATH ( USA )

Director David Maddox
Duration 09.00 minutes
Set in Dallas Texas.

A well meaning experienced teacher finds herself
trumped by post-fact America.

THE TEA AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEACUP
DIRECTOR Lou Ma Ho
Duration 19.27mins
A film from France set in the 19th century Vietnam.
Chau an energetic young man is unable to control his emotions.
He meets a woman , the Master of the Tea who will change his attitude and life.

CAGED IN  [Australia]

Director Aaron Kamp
Duration 14.10 minutes
A film from Australia. When life becomes
a prison, free demands courage
and truth. A film which explores domestic
violence.

ENGAGED  [UK]
Director Catherine Lamb
Duration 10.00 minutes
From the UK, a film about an unemployed
actor, lost in the rat race in London. The film
centres around his engagement party as he
has to deal with his drunken future father-in law
and his fiancée’s ex-boyfriend.


Director Madeline Vail
Duration 07.00 minutes
When Laurena goes on a blind date forced on
her by her pushy mother, she learns that it is
always best to trust in your own instincts.

DOCUMENTARY

THE THINGS WE LOVE
DIRECTOR Annabel Aguirre
Duration 60 mins.
2019
AS COISAS QUE AMAMOS ( Portugal )

ANIMATION

A selection of animation films submitted to this year’s festival

SHADOWLAND ( Switzerland )
Director Bellopropello
Duration 13.50 minutes.
A film from Switzerland .The diverse communication
options offered by a cell phone influence our social and
consumer behaviour.Excessive use changes the design
of the ‘heads -down’ people’s life and lifestyle habits.

LILY GIRL (Greece)
Director Dimy Pour
Duration 08.08 minutes.

An animation from Greece. Hambros returns to his lost homeland of
Pontos, eight years after he fled from that place.It is 1931.
The time has finally come when he must take away with him
something he left behind .This animation attempts to introduce
the world to Pontain Culture.


SHED ( UK )
Director Pete Mason
Duration 04.00 minutes.
Pete an engineer by profession has created this animation to explore ideas with
imagery and sound.


HESAR ( Canada )
Director Farnaz Ohadi
Duration 05.04 minutes

A film on the themes of Iranian women’s struggles,
immigration and mental health .

DISPATCHES FROM VIETNAM (Canada)
Director Keith Lane
Duration 04.18 minutes.
Surreal journey of a young soldier
experiencing war for the first time.

UNVOICED ( Australia)

Director Ian Gibbon
Duration 04.00 minutes
This film from Australia was created from
the text of articles 18-22 of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights.
The animator has removed all the vowels
leaving the text UNVOICED

DOCUMENTARY

THE TIME MACHINE (Poland)

Director Jann Bujinowski
Duration 26 .00 minutes.

From Poland, a lonely 55 year old performing artist living in London .
After years of no contact his elderly parents decide to pay him a visit
and go for a ride in his Time Machine

ANIMAH (UAE)
Director Becky Beamer
Duration 13.08 minutes
From the United Arab Emirates an experimental biography about a poet Ahmad al Assam ,
who has lived his whole life in Ras Al Khaiman UAE. This is the place that has inspired
his writings on family, loss ,love , and country.

A NEW LIGHT ( UK )
Director Jacopo di Girolamo
Duration 13.11 minutes.

A team of researchers from UWE Bristol explain the Pee Power
technology – a revolutionary way of creating electricity and its
application in Kisoro,Uganda and Mathare North Nairobi , Kenya –
and how it is improving lives in these communities.

ON THE MARGINS OF HISTORY (CANADA)
Director Mary McDonald
Duration 09.46 minutes.

Poets Natasha Boskic and Mohammed Kebbewar came from countries
Serbia and Syria that suffered similar fates.This film from Canada is
witness to the destruction of ancient history, the displacement of people
in Aleppo It is witness to the breakdown of former Yugoslavia
culminating in the NATO bombing of Serbia.

MAN LOOKING AT A PUDDLE

Director Lucia Sellars
Duration 05.00 minutes
From the Uk the film explores the work of a self taught outsider artist.

CORNISH FILMS

BETJEMAN’S CORNWALL

Director Holly Summerson
Duration 2 mins.
The walk of poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman from Rock,
North Cornwall to his grave in the grounds of St Enodoc’s Church.

BIRDWATCHING
Director Christopher Williams
Duration 04.18 minutes.
Two birdwatchers have the power to transform into birds.
A mixed short media film about isolation
independence and queer love.

A CORNISH SUMMER
Director Natalie Georgi
Duration 03.35 minutes

An animated film of Virginia Woolf’s family on holiday ,
the experience of which later influenced her writing.

THE GOLDEN DREGS
CLARKSDAKE MS

Director Creagh
Duration 04.35 minutes.
A dream of Mississippi Blues and the
great vastness of America.

HOLIDAY
Director Tony Matthews
Duration 10.00 minutes

A visual comedy .A french holiday maker pays
a visit to a sleepy Cornish seaside town in search
of a decent ice cream.

CHOKER

Director Orson Cornick
Duration 04 07 minutes

As a girl drops down from the sky on to a crowded
beach , a mysterious man drives at breakneck
speed towards her .

ART FOR GOOD MASS INSTALLATION
LAND’S END

Director Diana Taylor
Duration 03.00 minutes.
Over 1000 artists gathered at Land’s End to raise money
for the coastal path and set up a world record.

SURVIVOR

Director Caleb Giddens
Duration 04.30 minutes

A film made by a student at Penwith College
this film depicts the emotion of the sea
and the emotion of humanity.


THE CRY OF TIN

Teilo Quillard Eliot

A young man goes in search of an old tin mine.

POETRY FILMS

A selection of poetry films from this

year’s submissions

OFFICE SONG  [UK]
Director Markus Markou
Duration 14.32 minutes
In Office Song the inner world of the ordinary
office worker and their humdrum lives bursts
into life with poetry and song

KEEP SMILING ( uk )
Director Lee Mills
Durtion 06.11 minutes

REFUGEE BLUES  [UK]
Director Stephan Bookas
Duration 06.00 minutes

BALADA CATALANA  [Spain]
Director Laen Sanches
Duration 01.50 minuyes

AUTOFICTION 1  [Israel]
Director Shai Alexandroni
Duration 04.25 mins

LE CHANT ETEINT D’EPSILON  [France]
Director Yves Bommenel
Duration 03.33 minutes

LEAVES OF CITY  [Spain]
Director Carles Pamies
Duration 04.51 minutes

SEMI AUTOMATIC PANTOUM  [USA]
Director Matt Mullins
Duration 05.34 minutes

SHIVER (Australia)
Director Mark Niehus
Duration 02.10 minutes

CANOE  [Canada]
Director Kate Marshall Flaherty
Duration 02.02 minutes

DIALOGUE WITH GEORGIA O’KEEFFE  [USA]
Director Patricia Meek
Duration 04.49 minutes

DRAGONSLAYERS  [Taiwan]
Director Amang Hung
Duration 02.52 minutes

DIAMONDS TO DUST (USA)

Director Jim Hall

Duration 3 mins

Diamonds are made from carbon. Carbon is a cousin of coal. 
Big Diamonds are sometimes worn on the ring finger to signify the wealth and power and position of the wearer and all that they stole. 
Coal has been used historically to provide warmth and comfort to the children that the above-mentioned keep from making whole

SEISMIC  [UK]
Director David Pritchard
Duration 02.53 minutes

A remark at a dinner party reveals cracks in a relationship.

FILMS FROM IRAN

A selection of films from Iran from this
year’s submissions

HERMIT
Director Omid Mirzaee
Director Omid Mirzaee
A bereaved man lives in a desolate,
alone, until a stranger turns up.

DEADWATER
Director Hossein Rabiei
Duration 13.31 minutes

The Marsh is a story of drops of water whose
dreams about the sea died in their heart. Two
teenagers in love that….

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BRIDGE
Director Maryam Esmikhani
Duration 14.50 minutes
A girl gets sacked by her boss and is dumped
by him on a bridge. She meets a sympathetic
delivery biker.

UNDER THE BLADE

A woman director is trying to make a film with
a rape scene in it but no actress will take on the
part for fear of political repercussions.There is also
a question of alimoney whichhas to be settled.

AWARD WINNERS 2020/2021

DOCUMENTARY
MAKING MARKS
Director Ben MacGregor
Duration

POETRY

SINKHOLE

Directed by David Richardson

FICTION

ALTERNATIVE MATH

BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR

LET THE BLONDE SING

STUDENT

A TRIP WITH MOM

ANIMATION

HESAR