Global Beeston is a unique program organized by the Beeston Film Festival where over 4 nights in 4 months, an evening of short films from Tasmania, Taiwan, Germany and East Midlands (UK). The Global Beeston will promote the cinematic talent and diversity from different countries.
This event is collaboration with the Windows to Taiwanese Films by Mark Ang, and introduced by Arnie Chen.
Directed by Mark Ang_洪馬克
Length ： 15:00
Phoebe is pregnant. She has a rare blood type and the possibilities of death while laboring are quite high, the doctors recommend abortion. However, Phoebe decides to ignore the doctors’ advice. Eight months into her pregnancy, tragedy strikes. During one of the couple’s routine walk, they encounters a person jumps off a building and accidentally lands on top of Phoebe, killing both her and the baby. After this ordeal, the hospital persuades the husband, Ethan, to donate Phoebe’s organ. According to the law, the families of the donor cannot seek the whereabouts of the donated organs, however, Ethan decides to look for the person who receives Phoebe’s organ even if it means breaking the law…
【First Launch_七點半的太空人 】
Directed by WANG WeiXiu_王尉修
Little Scissors, a little young girl always dreaming of becoming a space hero. Today is her first day of preschool. Surprisingly, she met the alien attack. Will she fight with them bravely? An incredible and fantasy story is keep going!
3. 【The Pool Man_泳漾】
Directed by Kaidi ZHAN_詹凱迪
Length ： 32:00
An overweight boy desperate for love and a former national swimmer struggling to regain his past glory. How will they inspire each other and head for a better life?
Directed by Tzu-Ting,Yang_楊子霆
Length ： 06:00
William Cooper, a scientist whose twin brother was murdered.After losing his brother, William determined to clone himself so that his brother could come back. Unfortunately the unexpected person appeared in the clone machine…
“科學家威廉庫柏的雙胞胎弟弟被殺人犯殺害了,悲傷的他決定要用複製機器複製自己,這也等同於創造 了他的弟弟。下定決心的他啓動了機器,但是,那個從機器那端走出的男人,卻不是他所期待的那位……複製人一直是充滿爭議的話題且為人所津津樂道。我們想以複製人為主體創作作品,探討人內心的恐懼 與醜惡。全片風格以單色與大塊面的陰影呈現不安與沉重的情緒,劇情步調快速且曲折離奇,我們希望 能讓觀眾不停的回味,並找的故事的真相。”
5. 【The First Blood_殺人這檔事 】
Directed by Sean Tsai_蔡 翔
Length ： 14:17
It was all because of the alcoholic father, when TZ-CHI started to have the thought of killing people. After the divorce of his parents, he and his sister stayed with their father. Unfortunately, they became their father’s beat up toy and sex doll, but it seems they could get over it. Until that night, TZ-CHI decided to do something big before his life end.
6.【The Bread Bear_麵包熊】
Directed by Yi-Chin,Tsai_蔡易錦 ,Wan-Jou, Lu_呂婉柔
There’s a bear village, living a bear named Bread-bear, selling his own bread for a living. One day, many bears crowd into his store, rushing to buy his bread because of the rich and brown filling which is not supposed to be inside. After investigating, Bread-bear finds that the filling is nothing but the poo-poo! Bread-bear tries to stop the other bears from eating; however, it turns out that he was trapped by other bears..
7. 【Gashapon Kou-lou-kou-lou_扭蛋叩嘍叩嘍 】
Wei-Yuan Chen_詹凱勛,Eden Chan_陳威元,Wen-Yi Chen_陳文意
Facing the plots that we transformed from our observation of society, the leading role questioned the society and intended to do something at last.
8. 【Shimmer_荒城之光 】
Directed by Komin Lin_林克敏
Set in the near future. An unexpected nuclear disaster strikes and changes everyone’s fate. As the law and order are destroyed, the world descends into chaos. Chiu-Meng, a military officer, has been looking for her missing son since the catastrophe happened. Driven by desperation, she turns herself into a cold-blooded swordswoman indifferent to people around her. Only when she runs into a man and a boy who insist on doing good deeds does she realize that there is still hope in the world. Nevertheless, they soon get trapped by a group of cannibals. Chiu-Meng now has to fight to protect this dim ray of hope.
Directed by Shih-Ming,Huang_黃士銘
A village located in the mountains of South China practices an ancient charm, which a girl may use to secure her lover’s loyalty; this charm is known as “GU”.To complete the charm one must obtain a drum with a GU bug slumbering in it. The drum must be beaten to excite the bug as it readies itself to be mixed and consumed with a drop of blood of its owner. A young girl hoping to find love, decides to recreate this thousand year practice…
Directed by Weikang Chou_鄒維綱
Little Tien studies at a tiny school with few students, and she’s the only left and possibly a lonely one after the six-graders graduated. Still, Tien loves to go to school because the principal, seen as a father in her heart, is warm-hearted, and the young teacher Ms. Huang, though sometimes easily irritated, is funny and interesting. However, everything Tien treasures isn’t going to last long, since the Education Bureau has decided to close her school in one semester.Tien cannot do anything but hope time goes by slower so that she can savor every moment at the school. Possibly due to psychological reasons, Tien finds that things happening in her school seem to be in slow motion, and they are so slow that she can capture and draw down all the details. Yet, Ms. Huang doesn’t appreciate her paintings. Fortunately, the principal keeps encouraging Tien to draw whatever she sees, for those are what she truly feels and how she perceives the world— the most precious of all.