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Black Sun: International Short Film Competition 3

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3 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020

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Light and darkness combine in these taut and tense tales of pressure and success. An Iranian mother makes a catastrophic error under pressure in a shopping mall; a Sámi girl exacts brutal revenge on her attacker; an unexpected event threatens to undo the job interview preparation of an anxious young man, a stolen bike in Israel is recovered not without consequences and we also find ourselves in Finland amid a family relationship which is vulgar and absurd yet utterly humane.

Showing online on Leeds Film Player from 3 November. Visit for more information.


Films in Programme:

The Tongues (NJUOKCAMAT) / Dir: Marja Bål Nango / Norway

Witness / Dir: Ali Asgari / Iran

Border Crossing (Przejście Graniczne) / Dir: Agnieszka Chmura / Poland

Benjamin, Benny, Ben / Dir: Paul Shkordoff / Canada

White Eye / Dir: Tomer Shushan / Israel

Are You Hungry? / Dir: Teemu Niukkanen / Finland


Part of Leeds Short Film Awards, LIFF 2020’s selection dedicated to the wonders of the short film universe.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Feature films on the Player will cost £6 to rent, short film programmes £3, and Leeds Young Film Festival family features £3. There will also be discounted packages for renting multiple films. You will need to set up an account on the Player to be able to rent films.

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Leeds International Film Festival 2020
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