Congratulations to all the talented filmmakers officially selected for KIFF 2022!

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Short Films

THE CARRIER – (United Kingdom) - Short Film directed by Alex Stockley and Lewis Rees

ROAD TRIP - (United Kingdom) - Short Film directed by Natalie A. Evans

THE NEXT ONE - (United Kingdom) - Short Film directed by Ieuan Coombs

2020 – (Italy) – Experimental Film directed by Heléna Antonio

A FALLEN FRUIT – (Cambodia) - Short Film directed by Amit Dubey

HUNTING BEARS – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Jason Ruddy

YOU FROM THE FUTURE – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Tim Bunn and Joseph Patrick

TRICK SHOT – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Christopher Deans

ANYWHERE BUT HERE – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Julie D. Dunn

ROBIN – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Tristan Shepherd

LEOPARD – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by James Arden

SANTI – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Harry Richards

SNOW FOR WATER – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Christopher Villiers

LIGHTING TESTS – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Tom Nicoll

SEA LIGHT – (Spain) - Short Film directed by John Doe

HI JOHN – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Jordan Pitt and Sinitta Monero

REPARATION – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Jason Verney

CHOICES - DODGE THE KNIFE IN LIFE – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Marcus Vallinari and Laki Pattapola

NORO – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Duncan Roe

GHOSTED – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Duncan Roe

SECRETS OF INTERIOR DESIGN – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Lauren Baino

THE LONG WALK HOME - (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Vanessa Bailey Bail

THE HILL – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Tom Ryder

THE HIDDEN KISS - (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Rosy Hunt

THE HARBOUR - (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Sam Ainsworth

THIS LITTLE GIRL - (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Annette Westwood

CHANGE DIRECTION – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Greta Rafi McMillan

OUT OF TOUCH – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Mohamad Fakhouri

THE BATHTUB – (Spain) – Short Film directed by Sergi Marti Maltas

Short Films

A BRIGHT IDEA – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Patrick Swan and Edward Palmer

THE BOX – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Christopher Mills

A FEAST THAT NEVER COMES – (United States) – Experimental Film directed by Maria Juranic

MY LOVE – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Adam Starkey

WHY WOULDN'T I BE? – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Ella Greenwood

THE FORGETTING DEVICE – (Canada) – Short Film directed by Chris Remerowski

SOUL BROTHERS – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Rory Chiplin

HER MAJESTY – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Rebekah Fortune

BUMP – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Alex Mathieson

NAJI – (Islamic Republic of Iran) – Short Film directed by Hosein Torkjoosh

FISHWIFE – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Beth Park

STAYING (AROS MAE) – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Zillah Bowes

HOME – (United Kingdom) – Short Film directed by Robert Pugh

Documentaries

ALCINDO - THE FILM - (Portugal) – Documentary directed by Miguel Dores

BRIGHT LIKE THE SUN – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Thida Nathalie

WHEN I WAS A YOUNGER – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Noella Mingo

IPP UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Jane Mingay

SAL – (Mexico) - Documentary directed by Paco Álvarez:

KINGSTON UPON THAMES – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Luke Whatley-Bigg

HOW TO ESCAPE THE ILLUSION OF REALITY – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Harjaap Singh

AN ENCOUNTER WITH BANTING – (Canada) – Documentary directed by Isabelle Depelteau

BLACKWATER MOUTH TOLLESBURY CREEK JUMPING LADZ – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Tilly Shiner

 DUCHENNE BOYS – (Islamic Republic of Iran) – Documentary directed by Sohrab Kavir 

RHYTHMS OF MIGRATION – (United States) – Documentary directed by Stephen McNally, John Wass

CINEMA NOW – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Louis Holder

SHROVETIDE – (United Kingdom) – Documentary directed by Louis Hollis:

THUNDERPUSS – (United Kingdom) – Short Film Animation directed by Steven Seller

FEELING THROUGH – (United States) – Short Film directed by Doug Roland

FOR THE CLEAN UP – (Islamic Republic of Iran) - Short Film directed by Mohammad Moravej

MIREYITA – (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) – Short Film directed by Orangel Lugo

POLES – (United Kingdom) - Short Film directed by Kieran Bourne

Feature Films

YONLU – (Brazil) – Feature Film directed by Hique Montanari

THE BALLAD OF BILLY MCCRAE – (United Kingdom) – Feature Film directed by Chris Crow

SINGLE SLIPPER SIZE 7 – (India) – Experimental Feature Film directed by Radhakrishnan Parthiban

MANFISH – (United Kingdom) – Feature Film directed by Marc Coleman

SWEET DISASTER – (Germany) – Feature Film directed by Laura Lehmus

BLANK – (United Kingdom) – Feature Film directed by Natalie Kennedy

THE UGLY TRUTH – (Germany) – Feature Film directed by Krishna Ashu Bhati

FERRYMAN – (United Kingdom) – Feature Film directed by Darren Bender

COLD – (United Kingdom) – Feature Film directed by Claire Coaché and Lisle Turner

STIEKYT – (South Africa) – Feature Film directed by Etienne Fourie:

Student Short Films

SLEDGE – (Uzbekistan) – Student Short film directed by Suxrob Qodirov

COME SIT WITH US – (United Kingdom) - Student Short Film directed by Nicholas Holmes

THEY CAN'T. SO I MUST – (Canada) – Student Short Film directed by Dara Eshaghian

RING – (China) - Student Short Film directed by Haoyu Zhang

BREACH – (United Kingdom) - Student Short Film directed by Damien Eoin Fowler

PASS – (Iran) – Student Short directed by Elika Abdollahi

YOU ARE A GOOD KID – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Bhavishay Kher

BECOMES MARMALADE – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Seb Hind

SHADOW – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Natapong William Collins

 DESOLATION – (United Arab Emirates) - Student Short Film directed by Tom Clancy and Zaid Sater 

 EXPERIENCE – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Jessica Rooke 

 AN UNKNOWN REALITY – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Pedro Pucheu Lima Peralta 

 LIGHT HEARTED – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Dylan Scott 

 WEIGHING – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Martina Amoretti 

 WE ARE REALLY GOING TO DIE - A ONE-SHOT FILM – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Nicholas Holmes 

 NIGHT OF THE LIVING PEPPERONI – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Roland Konan 

 BETWEEN THE LINES – (United Kingdom) – Student Short Film directed by Jinda Satgunarajah and David Ilgenstein 

 NO WAY OUT – (United States) – Student Short Film directed by Caleb Bergner 

 LIFELINE: THE BROTHERS WHO HOLD THE SAME BREATH – (Turkey) – Student Short directed by Abdullah Şahin 

VIEWPOINT – (Islamic Republic of Iran) – Experimental Student Short directed by Mohsen Mohammadi:

Submissions for Short Screenplays are still Open!

Submissions for short screenplays are open until May 31 2022. Use Waiver Code: EXTSCRNPLAY to submit!

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Festival Patrons

KIFF is produced by:

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Thanks to all KIFF partners:

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Dame Vanessa Redgrave 

A career spanning six decades winning an Academy Award, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Vanessa is also the recipient of a BAFTA Fellowship, the Golden Lion Honorary Award, and an induction into the American Theatre Hall of Fame

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Mike Newell

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most prominent film and television directors and producers. Mike won the BAFTA for Best Director for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), which also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film. Following the success of his films, Mike then went on to direct the films Donnie Brasco (1997) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).