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Chalkfest

A screening celebrating the films of first-time filmmakers.




“I thought you a bird and built you a nest in my heart” A Dinner Party for four. Whisky for two. One woman alone. The Dinner Party is a surrealist short film. A story told from the perspective of a woman with nothing left and those who care about her more than she will know.

f r e d was written and directed by Alexander Jeremy, in association with Mann Bro’s media. This is Alexander’s first film. f r e d explores grief, but under the surface, something sinister lurks. The film was recently selected for the LA International Film Festival. Alexander Jeremy is a member of the Time out, Londonist, Metro and Evening Standard recommended comedy group, Shoot From The Hip.  He is also an associate director of Flux Theatre, an award-winning theatre group based in London.

It's the morning after the night before. Emma wakes up in a bed with Jimmy. A modern-day romantic horror story.

Starring Victoria Llewellyn and Joe McCardle, One Night Stand is an irreverent short comedy. Written by Victoria Llewellyn, Directed by Taylor Rettke and Charlie Vickers-Willis in association with Hakea Studios.

Yannis & Imogen have the perfect relationship. Perfect apartment, perfect jobs, perfect life. But when Yannis notices Imogen is keeping secrets from him, he discovers not everything is as perfect as it seems.  Filmed in Manchester, 'U + I' is Bench Productions second Short Film and touches on themes of love, loss & how far we are willing to go. Jacob Melling, Jonathan Harrow & David Reiverson have worked together since leaving University, with the three going on to create their film-based production company 'Bench Productions'.