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3 Entries and 35 Reviews


City Winner


Great Lake Film Society

City Finalist


Great Lake Film Society

Between The Sheets

Great Lake Film Society


Making A Splash

What a tricky review on this one. After being some outstanding films from the chillybox crew over the last few years, including of course competition winning films, the bar has been set so high and expectations for films from this team are always so anticipated. That said I think this years film was exceptional on so many levels. The cinematography was top notch. The pacing was spot on. But where things fell short for me was the storyline. With a blackmirror-esque premise (which we've seen them excel at in previous years) the story didnt bring anything new to the table.
Again this is only because they have set the bar so high in their previous entries that Im labouring on this point. The film is well very well executed and I cant wait to watch it again.


Such a cool film. Great camera work. The set design was on point. Fun ending. All around a great watch.
Wish they leant harder into the Musical genre and there was more than just the small bit of song we got.

Yeaagghewahh (Love Ya Face)

Firstly lets just saw there is potential for a much longer film in this concept. Could easily see this as a feature film in many regards.
Tender moments from the dad character. Funny moments from the daughter. Heart breaking moments from the neighbour. so much packed into a short film.

We built and destroyed a full sized cardboard u-boat specifically and only for this competition. also known as “DAS BANANA-BOOT”

These are the types of films that tickle my film bone. Completely out the gate exactions of bizarre ideas. Beyond the story elements a technical marvel and the atmosphere was outta this world.
Would love to see what this team can do more on the story side of things as it seems like big locations is a staple in their film making. 100% would watch a longer version of this film.

Unfinished Symphony

Beautiful meta film! Normally I groan at meta films but this one was beyond engaging as it transcended the usual trappings of a Meta commentary. Beyond that the animation is out of this world.
I cant wait to see the next projects from this creator!

Beyond This Line

Loved this film. Was definitely my favourite from the region. Many great cinematic techniques on display. A broody sense of tension and a story that could easily fill a larger film.
Cant wait to see it again!


Theres so much to love about this film. The production value is exceptional, super smooth transitioning between story teller and her past. The images in the past are stunning.
I was a little confused with the sci-fi location and the use of fake background behind the story teller. Seemed at odds with the story that was told.
That said, I really thought this would take out the regions top award. Hopefully we'll see it repping the region in the finals- fingers crossed:) Great work.

Sit Tight

The less said about this film the better as you are in for a treat if you go in knowing nothing about it.
The story unfolds perfectly. The cinematography was top notch. The ending sneaks up on you... Do yourself a favour... just watch it.

Mind Over Molly

BPMD always has such well crafted story and the acting is so good. This year was no different. Being shot on the oppo was a bonus. Always love the work they put in and the art they give us!

Therapy - With A Twist

I'm a huge fan of the TT crew having seen there BOP films for many years. They have a talent for making films that stay with you long after the credits roll and this film is no different. Crazy concept that gets all of your cringe-creepy senses tingling.
I think it deserves a second watch to fully grasp what the film makers were trying to say on this one but it was one that lingers with the viewer!

Good Girl

Loved the feel of this film. The weight of the film rested on the shoulders of the leads performance and she carried it to the final frame.
The special effects enhanced the cheesy nature of the film. The tension was high once the action kicked in and the ending came naturally.
Congratulations of a stellar film.

The Dying Art of Cat Burglary

So goooooood.
That pay off was worth the price of admission.
I love films where they do a lot with a little. Contained and minimal location, simple cast - but brilliant writing and interplay between the leads made for enjoyable watching!!

Joyless Pussies

We had a great time watching this film. The team looked like they had such a fun time making this off beat blend of quirky cinema.
Great concept and really relatable as we all know someone who could fit into such a group:)
Would have loved to see a more polished production from a cinematography perspective and the pacing at times dragged, but everything else was on point. Great humour, great make up, great fun. Thanks for the laughs.

Flüstern des Herzens

This film makes you immediately sit up and pay attention. The constant tension and rising dread as the shots of the creepy location fill you with a palpable unease. Cant say more without giving away the ending so instead... Go watch it! Well worth your time

Super Dead

So many quotable lines in this one. Loved seeing some of the old crime film tropes being put to good use and great ending, including a very nicely filmed shadowy final shot. Keep the films coming!!

Fried Chicken

How is this not in the finals? This film was on point from the first to the last frame. The humour was so good and harkens back to every young mans flatting days. So many memorable moments.
I may have to go back and rewatch the ending to make sure I understand it.

Closet Cowboy

Superb story with heart and laughs. The simple concept of pursuing something despite what others think is so universal it was easy to get onboard with the film.
If the execution was a bit stronger - in particular the sound then this would have easily been one of the favs of the night.
Love to see where these film-makers go from here as there is talent and creativity in abundance.

Memories of Kevin

Wow. What a superb film. Simple concept and so perfectly executed. The cinematography is the best Ive seen in the festival thus far! The acting was great and with so much of the film resting on the performance she pulled it off perfectly.
That was a treat!


Brilliant showcase of your slice of paradise! A fun film that you can tell was a bunch of fun to make. Hope to see more from these film-makers in the future:)


THIS IS IT!!! So good. So many fun moments. To me this is the type of film I want to see in the film festival. Something bonkers but coherent and clearly fun to make. Hilarious!!!

Lil' Bro

Super well shot. You could have fooled me this was done in 48hours. WOW. Cinematography is top notch. Editing doesn't miss a beat. The only thing missing would be a deeper or more original storyline. Apart from that Superb.

Him & Her

Wow wow wow. The amount of effort that must have gone into this to pull this off is staggering! Even though I'm not a huge musical fan I can appreciate the work that is on display here. Great stuff.

Slay! (that guy over there)

There was something about this film which just had me in stitches. every time the mermaid character was on screen she was chewing the scene (and sushi) to pieces.
Another fantastic film to add to the growing talent of the BOP region!

Shit Chat

Whoa that was a brilliant film. What an ending. Was waiting for a really epic unloading and I was not disappointed.
For a single location and simple premise this had me hooked. The performances were just what was needed and possibly one of the most memorable lines from any film so far "the heart and the asshole are connected" love it

Going Solo

Who cares if this film is similar to the winner from a few years ago. Every film is similar to other films in some way or the other.
The things that makes films like this so enjoyable are the differences and small details. The Hilarious posters about the mints and how it tied it self up in a perfect wee twist, which was set-up out but bet no-one saw coming was great.
Cant wait to watch the film again. And I bet everyone who watched this film was swept up in the journey just like I was, enjoying every minute until that final scene:)
Great cinematography- great acting - great script. BOOM

A Matter of Time

So many moments in here that make this a memorable film. Love the breeder. Total romp!
The fact that you would have had to have made it essentially backwards while shaving to create the different characters adds so much to this. Great planning and great execution.

Il Potere

I low key enjoyed this film. There was an emotional through line that held the film together nicely. And the pay off at the end was well worth it. Super great shot with the blood mixing with the water. This very well will be a team to watch for in years to come!

Loot & Blunder

INSANE! How is it possible to be done in 48hours. This animation powerhouse should have a TV show or movie!!
I cannot wait to watch this one again.

Le Burglar

Really enjoyed this film. Some of the lines were LOL-able.
Even though the location was flat (a literal flat by the look of things) it didnt detract from the great elements of humour and cheesy deaths
Cannot wait to watch it again!

18 to Life

Great film again from the Kratos team.
Highlights being the cinematography and set design. Location was unreal and the production looks slick.
The only downside in my eyes was the simplicity of the story. Some areas unfocused and meandering. That said it was A classic tale with heart that worked on many levels so perhaps the simplicity was the right way to go here.
Overall superb film!

Oh Brother!

This film had our watch party in stitches, shielding our eyes and cringing in equal part. If that's not a glowing recommendation I dont know what is. "My favourite film of the region" - Kerence Stephen, Production designer Great Lake Film Society.
Great work team.


Cool film guys. There was some subtle little moments in the acting that gave me goosebump. Would have loved a parallel story or some backstory playing out alongside the murders to enhance the story but it worked and told a neat wee story. Congrats:)


Im in two minds about this film. On the one hand it told a simple and effective story.
On the other hand the storyline and twist was very familiar and during our watch party someone picked the twist within the first couple interaction.
That said the cinematography complimented the films mood perfectly and it was concise and easy to follow.
Congrats on the win:)

The Breath of Death

This is a well paced and very competently put together film. So of the editing techniques in here are really well executed and the tension was perfect for the setting and story that was being told.

The Cure

Another great addition to the BBFilms list of films.
Super tight script and spot on acting made this a treat to watch.
A grubbier protagonist and less clean environment would have helped sell the post-apocalyptic vibe but not essential.
Solid building tension throughout and a great ending!