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Opening Night Show: International Shorts 1

13th Parish Festival
  • 23 May 8.30pm
87 mins
Jersey Arts Centre

Join 13th Parish for a heady spin through the art of the short film! From special focus country Portugal, onwards to France, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. All these films have been awarded and widely appreciated at festivals worldwide.


Thom Petty / United Kingdom / 2023 / 9 mins

Howard drives his partner Joseph to hospital to undergo a high-risk operation, and the intimacy of the car, alongside a long forgotten mix tape, sees the masculinity of their forty year relationship start to yield.

The Garbage Man

Laura Goncalves / Portugal / 2022 / 11 mins

On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botao: the Colonial War, emigration to France. where he lived and worked for thirty years as a garbage man.

Portrait of a Disappearing Woman

Nelson Polfliet / France / 2023 / 20 mins

Worn out by everyday routine, 59-year-old fishmonger Sabine decides to leave her shop in the countryside and venture into the world. Her quickest escape route, the village school bus takes her to the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent.

The Un-Chaotic Cabinet That Wishes For Me To Sleep

Cillian Green / Ireland / 2022 / 7 mins

‘Laurence Snell’, a young adult struggling with his identity, makes his way (by bike) through suburban Dublin and into town, in the hopes that the trip will help clear his head.


Malin Ingrid Johansson / Sweden / 2023 / 13 mins

Madden tells a story about relating to your herd. About duty versus longing. About high-heeled shoes stepping in dung and heavy animal bodies thundering across a Scandinavian landscape.

Heart Fruit

Kim Allamand / Switzerland / 2022 / 20 mins

Late summer heats up the city where people search for their own form of love…

The Pink Jacket

Monica Santos / Portugal / 2022 / 8 mins

A political musical film about a Pink Jacket that always has something up his sleeve. In the comfort of his home, Casaco Rosa uses couture and torture to stitch up the opponents of the system.

(£6 seniors and students)