Tri-Force announce their second annual Short Film Festival
The Tri-Force Short Film Festival (TFSFF) began in 2012 with the main objective to present quality short films as well as support, recognise and honour filmmakers creating films under 20 minutes. Providing a free platform for up and coming film makers to showcase their work on the big screen, this festival now has a vast and loyal network of over 20,000 people. Due to the great success of last year, Tri-Force Short film festival has returned for their second year.
This popular festival is taking place on 8th December 2013, at the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, where the shortlisted films will be shown to an audience and an invited panel of judges. These judges will then decide the winning films, with the award ceremony taking place during the event. Hugh Quarshie (Holby City, Star Wars) and Paul Bradley (Eastenders, Holby City) were just two of the many well-respected, British Actors that joined the filmmakers at the TFSFF last year, to support the short film industry and connect with film makers and industry professionals. Last year’s TFSFF winner was ‘First Contact’ directed by Sami Abusamra.
TriForce Promotions began life in 2005 as the vision of two actors; Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres. The company has gone from humble beginnings to becoming the leading Networking organisation of the entertainment industry, based around a philosophy of inclusivity. The TriForce network now has over 20,000 members, spanning all demographics and levels of the media business. The network traverses race, class or position and provides a link to all in the network from the bottom to the top, consisting of casting directors such as Jeremy Zimmerman and Sara Hughes, actors such as Sheridan Smith, Rafe Spall, Eamonn Walker, musicians such as Goldie and Ed Sheeran, executive producers Micheal Jacob, Pete Thornton, (Comedy Central) as well as writers such as Noel Clarke and Brian Dooley.
Selected films chosen for the TriForce Film Festival
Actors Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres’ TriForce Short Film Festival’s main objective is to present quality short films as well as support, recognise and honour filmmakers creating films under 20 minutes. This popular Festival is taking place 8th December 2013, at the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, where the shortlisted films will be shown to an audience and an invited panel of judges.
The Confirmed Judges:
(Director of the London Indian Film Festival)
(Producer and Script Editor – on the board of Women in Film and TV)
The Selected Films:
The Referee – Directed by Paolo Zucca
An Italian referee is demoted and exiled to the remote island of Sardinia. In the hellish mayhem of a lowest division football match, the destinies of two thieves cross path.
Cast: Luca Pusceddu, Gilberto Idonea, Franco Fais, Enrico Sassu, Teresa Matta
Lost and Found – Directed by Sam Washington
A young woman looses her car late one night in a creepy multi-story car park and ends up finding way more than she bargained for…
Cast: Lisa Cawthorne and James Merry
Dream Date – Directed by Diana Juhr DeBenedetti and Andromeda Godfrey
Two women, Caroline and Alison, meet in the bar of a hotel one evening and make their way to a room. Clothes are torn off and the women make their way to the bed. A dream date.
Cast: Gabby Wong, Andromeda Godfrey, Janet Buxton, David Yu
Sunny Boy – Directed by Jane Gull
Danny lives in a world of darkness due to his rare skin condition. He dreams of being a regular young man playing football outside with friends.
Cast: Darren Kent, Lewis Nicolas, Tara Hodge.
Checkpost – Directed by Aneel Ahmad
Three lives that will never be the same again. Three lives wounded by one bullet. On a remote highway in Pakistan, the sandy roadside reverberates with the sound of a sudden gunshot. From the moment the golden shell tore into British documentary filmmaker Shahid Elahi, a chain of International events were initiated.
Cast: Mohammad Haroon, Manjinder Virk
Frayed – Directed by Georgia Oakley
Freya, a young woman fleeing the scene of an unknown accident boards a bus, desperate to get home, but cannot keep her demons at bay. She tries to escape to the peaceful serenity of her safe place, but increasing disturbances on the bus trigger a violent reaction. Plagued by imaginary terrors she struggles to keep a grip on reality as her anxiety spirals out of control.
Cast: Ayesha Antoine, Divian Ladwa , Michael Salami, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Maestro, Roshann Gayle AKA Trozion, Charles Thomas, Seroca Davis, Rachel Anderson, Cliff Chapman, Jacqueline Boatswain, Gavin Brown, Layan, Nourouz, Alex Mallinson, Sabrina Ferguson, Marvin Hunter
Life’s A Bitch – Directed by David Bispham
Bradley Mullins. Loner. Invisible. Disillusioned. Following numerous, failed, suicide attempts, he hires a Hitman to finish the job. Celebrating his final night on Earth, Bradley hits a bar, where he meets the beautiful Monica. For once in his life, Bradley feels something… He feels alive.
Hours pass and copious amounts of alcohol later, the pair agree to meet the following night. Problem is, Bradley has a prior engagement… with the Hitman!
Cast: Rob Ostlere, Lauren Drummond
Hoorah – Directed by Aml Ameen
A discharged military veteran arrives home to discovers his wife and best friend murdered.
Panicked and surprised, he alerts the police, and begins to investigate the scene for clues. Travis discovers a semi-automatic handgun sitting directly across from the lifeless bodies. The horrific events that took place begin to unfold.
Ambition To Live – Directed by Fraser Ayres
As up and coming boxer NATHAN DAVIS journeys home from work he falls victim to a tragic car accident, as he is knocked down by a negligent driver. Nathan lays unconscious as he fights for his life, but his mind is very much still active. He mentally enters a battle with his sub-conscience as his will does not allow him to give up on himself. After the several attempts of saving Nathan, the Paramedics have given up, but Nathan refuses to let go.
Cast: Jordan Pitt, Rebecca Ferdinando, Allyson Ava Brown, Marcus Luther, John Pickard, Segun Akingbola, Sam Benjamin
Event: TriForce Short Film Festival
DATE: 8th December, 6-11pm
Venue: British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN