Around the world #2

Seven eye-opening films from around the world
that are guaranteed to move you

Running time: 62 minutes

Chunli is a table tennis champion. Nearing 60, she dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal for New Zealand. But is it too late?

New Zealand, 8 minutes

Directed by Jenny Gao

Mamadou left Ivory Coast behind him, crossed the Sahara and Mediterranean, lost friends along the way. Now an unofficial refugee in France, he scrapes by on odd jobs. He plays football, and dances, to forget.

France, 9 minutes

Directed by Loïc Phil

Diagnosed HIV-positive aged 21, Matthew struggled to find acceptance in conservative Northern Irish society.  To escape his everyday reality, he created his absolutely fabulous drag alter-ego: Cherrie Ontop!

Northern Ireland, 10 minutes

Directed by Nicky Larkin

Even in her sleep, the ballet haunts Olga Smirnova. But you’ll understand why she’s a prodigy: No one is left unmoved after watching her dance.


Russia, 8 minutes
Directed by Michael Sugrue

Maria is upholding a thirty-year tradition of counting pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Despite encountering some difficult wayfarers, Maria nobly continues her task.

Spain, 9 minutes
Directed by Anne Milne

Around and around and around she goes…
Denise escapes reality on a fairground ride.

Austria, 5 minutes

Directed by Bernhard Wenger

Sure, rock ‘n’ roll is a ‘vicious game’.
But Mark Goffeney wins game, set and match against cynicism.

United States, 7 minutes

Directed by Ross Harris & Stanley Gonzales

Interactive screenings

If you opt for an interactive screening, your film package will include a video introduction by Seamus, a journalist from the 99 team

Seamus |

Seamus explains the ‘mechanics’ of interactive screenings: between each film, audience members have 30 seconds to give feedback via their mobile. At the end, the audience votes for their favourite.

→ If you have network connectivity issues, a self-print paper version is available to hand out at the start.

A ready-to-go screening package

Before your screening you will receive:

  • your chosen film package subtitled in English (MP4 or DCP)
  • a full promotional kit (trailers, photos, film summaries…)
  • a printable PDF for paper-based interactive screenings.