Right, long-form cinema can take a hike for a bit, because we’re about to get all short and snappy.
I’ll be honest, when someone says “Triforce” to me, I think of The Legend of Zelda. However, a videogame this ain’t: the Triforce Short Film Festival contains a wealth of cinematic goodies, so we thought we’d give you a good starting guide on the festival itself, what you can see, who’ll be there, and other details to ensure that if your interest has been aroused, you’ve got the information you need right here.
The Triforce Short Film Festival was created by Triforce Promotions and launched in 2012. Its focus is short film, and as a result, that medium (films under 20 minutes, specifically) is celebrated, along with those who create works within it. It takes a lot of talent to produce a coherent, complete cinematic piece while working to such a tight time limit, and it’s great to see a range of artists having their work celebrated like this.
Not only is it great, it’s also free for filmmakers, which means that a range of filmmakers can take to the screens and demo what they’ve spent so much time and effort on without worrying about exhibiting costs.
The Triforce Film Festival takes place at BAFTA’s venue in central London, which is a great place to be if you enjoy comfortable seating, a bar, multiple venues for watching things, nice staff and a nice atmosphere. God, I sound like I work in PR – realistically it’s because I go there a fair bit and I’ve always enjoyed it.
You can find BAFTA’s place at 195 Piccadilly, which is a short walk from Piccadilly Circus, and an amble of similar length from Oxford Street. The full address and map can be found here, and it’s worth having a poke about on BAFTA’s website as there’s a list of different things going on each month about film, television and games.
Yep, the festival has folks who’ll be judging the various entries, and you can see them all listed below:
Satwant Gill (Director of the London Indian Film Festival)
Emma Thomas (Producer and Script Editor – on the board of Women in Film and TV)
Mo Ali (Director)
Tessa Inkelaar (Film London)
Ian Barnes (Director)
Right, here are the films being shown, complete with cast information (where available) and a summation of the plot.
The Referee – Directed by Paolo Zucca
An Italian referee is demoted and exiled to the remote island of Sardinia. In the hellish mayhem of a lowest division football match, the destinies of two thieves cross path.
Cast: Luca Pusceddu, Gilberto Idonea, Franco Fais, Enrico Sassu, Teresa Matta
Lost and Found – Directed by Sam Washington
A young woman looses her car late one night in a creepy multi-story car park and ends up finding way more than she bargained for…
Cast: Lisa Cawthorne and James Merry
Dream Date – Directed by Diana Juhr DeBenedetti and Andromeda Godfrey
Two women, Caroline and Alison, meet in the bar of a hotel one evening and make their way to a room. Clothes are torn off and the women make their way to the bed. A dream date.
Cast: Gabby Wong, Andromeda Godfrey, Janet Buxton, David Yu
Sunny Boy – Directed by Jane Gull
Danny lives in a world of darkness due to his rare skin condition. He dreams of being a regular young man playing football outside with friends.
Cast: Darren Kent, Lewis Nicolas, Tara Hodge.
Checkpost – Directed by Aneel Ahmad
Three lives that will never be the same again. Three lives wounded by one bullet. On a remote highway in Pakistan, the sandy roadside reverberates with the sound of a sudden gunshot. From the moment the golden shell tore into British documentary filmmaker Shahid Elahi, a chain of International events were initiated.
Cast: Mohammad Haroon, Manjinder Virk
Frayed – Directed by Georgia Oakley
Freya, a young woman fleeing the scene of an unknown accident boards a bus, desperate to get home, but cannot keep her demons at bay. She tries to escape to the peaceful serenity of her safe place, but increasing disturbances on the bus trigger a violent reaction. Plagued by imaginary terrors she struggles to keep a grip on reality as her anxiety spirals out of control.
Cast: Ayesha Antoine, Divian Ladwa , Michael Salami, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Maestro, Roshann Gayle AKA Trozion, Charles Thomas, Seroca Davis, Rachel Anderson, Cliff Chapman, Jacqueline Boatswain, Gavin Brown, Layan, Nourouz, Alex Mallinson, Sabrina Ferguson, Marvin Hunter
Life’s A Bitch – Directed by David Bispham
Bradley Mullins. Loner. Invisible. Disillusioned. Following numerous, failed, suicide attempts, he hires a Hitman to finish the job. Celebrating his final night on Earth, Bradley hits a bar, where he meets the beautiful Monica. For once in his life, Bradley feels something… He feels alive.
Hours pass and copious amounts of alcohol later, the pair agree to meet the following night. Problem is, Bradley has a prior engagement… with the Hitman!
Cast: Rob Ostlere, Lauren Drummond
Hoorah – Directed by Aml Ameen
A discharged military veteran arrives home to discovers his wife and best friend murdered.
Panicked and surprised, he alerts the police, and begins to investigate the scene for clues. Travis discovers a semi-automatic handgun sitting directly across from the lifeless bodies. The horrific events that took place begin to unfold.
Ambition To Live – Directed by Fraser Ayres
As up and coming boxer NATHAN DAVIS journeys home from work he falls victim to a tragic car accident, as he is knocked down by a negligent driver. Nathan lays unconscious as he fights for his life, but his mind is very much still active. He mentally enters a battle with his sub-conscience as his will does not allow him to give up on himself. After the several attempts of saving Nathan, the Paramedics have given up, but Nathan refuses to let go.
Cast: Jordan Pitt, Rebecca Ferdinando, Allyson Ava Brown, Marcus Luther, John Pickard, Segun Akingbola, Sam Benjamin
So, you’ve gotten this far down the guide, and you’re curious about tickets. Great. You can buy them here, for £35 a pop. Enjoy yourself!