ASFF 2017 FILM TOUR
MAST QALANDAR (DRAMA)
Divij Roopchand (London Film School) India, 2015, 15:00
A Sikh boy is about to turn 13. Whilst tying his turban his mother asks him what he wants for his birthday, but he stays silent. If he tells her what he wants, she won’t let him have it.
DUST AND RESIN (DRAMA)
Stephen Parker (Manor Hill Productions & Chrome Productions), UK, 2015, 09:22
Out of money and options, 20-something Simone pays an un-requested visit to an intimacy-starved pensioner with a plan to make herself some quick, necessary cash.
RHONNA & DONNA (COMEDY) (pictured)
Daina O. Pusic (Creative England / Dan Films) UK, 2016, 14:46
Rhonna and Donna are conjoined twin sisters having their biggest fight to date. Donna is in the school production of Romeo and Juliet whilst Rhonna has no desire to be involved.
Marc Hardman (Ubiquitous Film Production) UK, 2015, 10:37
Lara has always lived in the shadow of her mother. That is, until the morning of one life-changing decision that Lara knows must be made lone, without guidance or influence.
MR MADILA (ANIMATION)
Rory Waudby-Tolley (Royal College of Art) UK, 2015, 08:37
Mr Madila animates a series of conversations between the filmmaker and a spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself.
Glen Milner UK, 2015, 07:08
After leaving India for the industrial north of England in the 1960s, Karim and Katari Chand never imagined they would end up being married longer than anyone else in the world.
The total playlist lasts approximately 1 hour 10 mins.
All films in the Official Selection are in competition to receive a number of awards. These awards recognise outstanding talent in filmmaking practice, and are a prestigious accolade. The winning films are selected by a jury of industry experts, and are presented at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. Previous winners at ASFF have gone on to achieve further award success, including wins at the Oscars (Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary, in 2016) and BAFTAs (The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs, in 2015) and have broadened their audience beyond the film festival circuit.