In labour we trust is a dark comedy that takes place in a dystopian future where science defeats aging and a very strict Birth Control System is set to avoid overpopulation: a dead in exchange for a newborn. Even upper class members, like Moira, must stick to this rule. A few weeks before her child’s labour, she joins Renato, a pregnant trans man who leads the Union of Killer Parents, to get her Birth Permit by delivering the needed corpses at all costs.
It’s directed by Gwenn Joyaux and produced by Aldana Aprile (Girovant)
PuntoG is a part of Ventana Sur, a film-TV market-meet run by the Cannes Festival and Market and Argentina’s Incaa film-TV agency. PuntoG is the starting point to promote and draw attention to productions of Latin American developed by women and non-binary people.
Gwenn Joyaux’s been nominated for Best Director at the 2nd edition of the Arizona Short Film Festival. Amid COVID the festival will be re-scheduled for next year.
The two halves will be screened 4th-7th November as part of the official competition at the Concurso Nacional de Cine Independiente de Cipolletti.
Tomorrow island will screen online as part of the STAGE 32 program at the Raindance Film Festival.
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. It is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Tomorrow island will screen online 16th to 22nd November as part of the STAGE 32 x HFM program at the 16th HollyShorts Film Festival.
HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less and is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA.
Michael Tebinka’s been nominated for Best Cinematography at the Kingstone Film Festival for his stunning work for Tomorrow island.
Tomorrow island has been accepted in the international narrative short film category at the 6th Herat International Women’s Film Festival. The short film got selected from among other 3500 submissions from over 123 countries.
Amid Covid, the festival date is yet to be confirmed.
Tomorrow island will be screened at the Minikino Film Week 6 – Bali International Short Film Festival this 4th to 12nd September. It is competing in the program called “The Rainbow”.
The short film was selected among 903 short films submitted this year. Only 22% made it to the Official Selection.
Minikino Film Week (MFW) was founded in 2015 as the unique and out of ordinary International Short Film Festival in Bali, to reach out the daily life of the local community. The screens are arranged to provide opportunities for people to re-experiencing the collective film viewing, furthermore to build a space to discuss about their experiences, promoting critical thinking of what they have just watched.
TOMORROW ISLAND is the Grand Prize Winner of the 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program.
Tomorrow island will screen online at the 6th Lesflicks Cinema @ LFest in London this 24th-26th July.
Tomorrow island is part of the program called Herstories. It is a selection of stories that reflect on and explore our beautiful and diverse herstory. Session 1 will go online on the 24th July at 11am London/ 12pm Europe/ 6pm Perth/ 8pm Sydney/Melbourne (free tickets) Session 2 will go online on the 24th July at 7pm London / 8pm Europe / 11am West Coast USA / 2pm East Coast USA (free tickets)