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Watch Party: Forest Film Club

Leytonstone Loves Film

A priest stands next to a church

Writer and director Anthony Hett and Leytonstone actor and director Sarah Flanagan have selected six excellent short films to share with you at their first online Forest Film Club.

Forest Film Club host a monthly showcase of local, national and international short films submitted by emerging filmmakers from Leytonstone and beyond.

The chosen films represent the incredibly detailed and passion driven world of short films. The selection comprises documentaries, drama, animation and comedy. Anthony and Sarah, chose these films because they wanted to share films that represent the different worlds people come from and the worlds they wish they could go to.

‘We have some local films and others that have been made on shores far away from ours, all made on a variety of budgets. We hope you take something away from this evening and enjoy these small insights into the filmmaker’s worlds.’ Anthony and Sarah.

Tagged with: Cinema Talks & events

How to take part

Sign up for free at Forest Film Club Eventbrite. You will receive a link to a webpage where you can access all six of the short films.

The Watch Party will be taking place on Thursday 4 June at 7.30pm. There will also be a live Q&A with several of the filmmakers, which will be broadcast live on the Forest Film Club Facebook page, following the watch along at 8.30pm. You can send us your questions for the filmmakers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There will also be a poll on the Forest Film Club Facebook page where you can vote for your favourite film of the night.

The films will also be available for 48 hours from Tuesday 2 June at 8.30pm until Thursday 4 June at 8.30pm. You can watch them at your convenience or join the Watch Party.


About the films

Finally Free by Monika Vaskorova

Short documentary Finally Free is talking about madness, the absurdity of existence and animal suffering which are recurring themes in the work of artist Gwen van der Zwan.

Duration: 4 mins

The Housewarming by Michele Maria Serrapica

A girl calls her father to tell him how amazing is her life since she left the country, but lies have limited leave to remain.

Duration: 4 mins

March of the Potguins by Michael Vodden

Two penguin salt and pepper pots embark on an epic journey across the kitchen surfaces.

Duration: 90 secs

Mon Dieu by Angelica Germanetti

Tomás wants to re-establish his relationship with his former partner and first love Juan José. Throughout the conversation, Juan José confesses something unexpected for Tomás who enters into a dilemma between good and evil, love, the judgment of the other's feelings, the consent of the acts, the law and the church. This dilemma leads him to a decision without turning back. Includes adult content. 

Duration: 12 mins 

Hypo by Jonsel Gourkan

A short film following the life of a professional footballer living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Duration: 17 mins

Bless me, Father  by Boubkar Benzabat

A man goes to the church in order to confess his last sin to an exasperated young priest.

Duration: 12 mins