If there’s one thing we all enjoy, it’s a decent love story. One that fills our hearts with the joy, hope and despair of human attraction. One that inspires us with wonderful characters and a gripping plot.
Wednesday 13 February 4.00-5.45PM
Block A – TREASURED MEMORIES: Opening the festival is a block of 7 short films. The past plays an important role in each of these films either as a treasured memory, a discovery, or as the inspiration for a brand new start.
A Circle of Diamonds (13m) * Unsent Letter (8m) * Winterhill (21m) * Three Drops (22m) * Only the Wind (12m) * Sparrow (15m) * Second Acts (13m)
Wednesday 13 February 6.00-7.55PM
Block B – MODERN LOVE: A block of 7 short films. How to make sense of your feelings or the feelings of the one you desire? This process may at times seem impossible and could lead to extraordinary and dramatic measures taken by those involved.
Eckhardt (14m) * Orbite Tangenti (12m) * Us (13m) * Bea (16m) * Speed Date (14m) * Swept Away (12m) * Souls of Totality (19m)
Wednesday 13 February 8.15-9.45PM
Block C – LOVE POSSIBLY: This successful and hilarious award-winning feature film from UK directors Michael Boccalini and Che Grant premiered at Raindance last year, and there’s a short film before it.
Splendid Case of Doubt (4m) * Love Possibly (85m)
A rom-com obsessed virgin finally finds a fiancée on a Russian bride site, but he soon realizes Hollywood rom-com rules don’t apply when you’re trying to make a mail-order bride love you.
Thursday 14 February 4-5.30 pm
Block D – PERFECT PARTNERS: A feature documentary from American director Henry Horenstein, and there’s a short film before it.
Mindf*#k (9m) * Partners (82m)
Using a simple interview-style, PARTNERS presents 18 couples discussing the choices they’ve made in deciding on their mate(s). At its heart, the film is about acceptance.
Thursday 14 February 5.45-7.15 pm
Block E – NEW ROMANTICS: A block of 7 short films. Quirky, fun, heartfelt and adventurous in a new and wonderful way.
P.O.V (15m) * Love Note (5m) * Sparkle (3m) * First Date (7m) * Excuse Me (23m) * Lightning (17m) * Getting Started (22m)
Thursday 14 February 7.30-8.15 pm
Thursday 14 February 8.30-10.30 pm
Block F – WANDERLUST (Wonderlus): Closing the festival is this award-winning debut feature film (a modern tale of romance), with its excellent screenplay from South African director Johan Cronje, is a hit at festivals worldwide.
Wonderlus (115 m)
A wedding goes awry and the morning after, friends and foes need to piece together the puzzle of the night before. In search of answers, a groom needs to pursue the love of his life, a bride has to untangle herself from the past and a waitress tries to escape the present. (With English subtitles)
A full programme and ticket information can be found at: www.lovestoryfilmfestival.online