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The Kent Film Foundation Covid Film Challenge Programme

Virtual Event in Online

Tuesday 4th - Tuesday 18th May 2021

Tue 10:00am til Wed 4:00am

Minimum Age: 12

A programme of short films from around the world made in response to and under the constraints of lockdown and ‘bubbles'.


The Kent Film Foundation Covid Film Challenge Programme on Tuesday 4th - Tuesday 18th May 2021

Kent Film Foundation Covid Film Challenge (KFFCFD) - is excited to announce the full program for its Covid Film Challenge. Due to Covid-19 event restrictions, the festival is going virtual from 4 May to 4 June and will include short films from around the world from over 400 submissions, made in response to and under the constraints of lockdown and ‘bubbles’. In association with Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival.

The festival will also feature short films supported by Screen South which were made as part of the BFI Film Academy which supports 16-19-year-old aspiring filmmakers. Screen South is a Folkestone based cultural development organisation with digital creativity at its heart.

There are three age categories which are 10-12,14-16 and 17-19 and we’re pleased to offer a £100 audience award for each category, sponsored by Strangelove Festival. Films can be viewed and voted for at our partner, the International Time-based Media Festival who are based in Folkestone.

The festival celebrates not only young filmmakers from around the world but also reminds us of our courage and perseverance through the last 12 months, and how we continue to strive as a community around the world.

Thank you to the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust who without their continued support for the work of the Kent Film Foundation during these times, this online festival would not be taking place. Our youth film workshops resume in May, initially remotely but with an aim for face-to-face resuming from September.

See the full program below:

Please Stay | Dir: Evangelina Sarett, 2 min, Animation, Russia, Age Group: 10-12

Even if you're feeling sad you can still help someone, who may feel worse than you.

Smile | Dir: Tilly Jones, 1 min, UK, Age Group: 10-12

This film is themed around kindness and how it’s so important to always be kind which can make someone’s day.

My Big Happy Family | Dir: Hanna Peresztegi, Hungary, 2 min, Age Group: 14-16

Short animated documentary which focuses on a family though the pandemic.

555 | Dir: Mario Casado Fontana, 1 min, Spain, Age Group: 14-16

In this period of self-isolation and global pandemic, runners start to develop new ways of training.

Players | Dir: Ava Bounds, UK, 2 min, Age Group; 14-16

A special girl, a cigar box, a dead bird. Today, Thea adds a new player to her collection.

Pride | Director: Tom Nethersole, Australia, 1 min, Age Group: 14-16

We need to stop putting people against each other and we need to unite with PRIDE.

Dubai Quarantines | Dir: Lara Rudar, UAE, 3 min, Age Group: 14-16

Seven friends self-isolating in Dubai document a day during the Covid-19.

The Error | Dir: Musa Ahmed, Bangladesh, 1 min, Age Group: 14-16

A young man wakes up from a bad dream and finds out that he is still dreaming.

Sixty | Dir Paula Szczyrba, UK, 1 min, Age Group: 14-16

What if you knew you had one-minute left to live? What would you do?

Student of the week | Dir: Charlie Hills, UK, 1 min, Age Group: 14-16

A boy is trapped in a loop, a never-ending cycle of expected perfection, he grows tired of the monotony and mediocrity of student life.

42 | Dir: Cristian Păsat, Moldova, Animation, 4 mins, Age Group: 17-19

42 days of quarantine…

Moments | Dir: Konstancja Niscigorska, 1 min, Ireland, Age Group: 17-19

During a very troubling time and what is currently happening worldwide with Covid-19, we should appreciate the little moments that we take for granted and cherish them more closely.

Let's stay together | Dir: Pietro Gobbi, Italy, 2 min, Age Group: 17-19

Synopsis: Let’s Stay Together shows the power of the family dynamic during Covid -19.

Abyss | Dir: Max Roach, UK, 3 min, Age Group: 17-19

Science and some magic can make the biggest dreams come true...

Quarantine Daydream | Dir: Charlton John Jocson, 3 min, Philippines, Age Group: 17-19

It's just a normal day in quarantine for this young man, but something seems a little off.

kjgfkl | Dir: Tallulah Remond-Stephen, 3 min, France, Age Group: 17-19

She is trapped, we’re all trapped, sweetly with sweat, strewn in our own lives, that matter until they’re gone.

WE ARE ALSO PRIVILEGED TO BE INCLUDING THIS YEAR’S BFI Academy Films made by Kent based youth. The BFI Academy is a highly selective film program for youth aged 16-19 hosted by Screen South in Folkestone. Each year some of the young members of Kent Film Foundation are lucky enough to be selected on to this prestigious youth programme:

The films are: Unfiltered, The Last Winter, From Within and Status Unidentified.

Entry Prices

Minimum age: 12

Entry price (public): Free (Additional fees may apply)

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