Documentary Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Puffling

Every summer, on a remote island off the coast of Iceland, teenagers Birta, 18, and Selma, 16, rescue pufflings (adolescent puffins) from imminent danger. As the young birds leave their nests and embark on their first journeys out to sea, lights from the town draw them inland: leaving them trapped. Over one night, we follow Birta and Selma as they exchange night-time parties for nocturnal puffin rescues: saving lost pufflings, whilst also grappling with their own uncertain futures. A coming-of-age documentary about growing up, making choices, and dealing with encroaching environmental pressures, "Puffling" explores the delicate interplay between wildlife, our surroundings, and human life.

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Credits

Director:

Jessica Bishopp

Executive Producer:

Caitlin Mae Burke, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Producer:

Alice Hughes, Gannesh Rajah, Ada Benjamínsdóttir

Cinematographer:

Anna MacDonald

Editor:

Xanna Ward Dixon

Contact

Distributor:

Alice Hughes
alicewhughes@gmail.com

Public Film Contact:

Alice Hughes
Beehive Films Ltd
alicewhughes@gmail.com
(+44) 791-005-9295

Publicity Contact:

Gannesh Rajah
gannesh@zstudios.cc
(+44)772-581-2709

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

Icelandic with English Subtitles

Runtime:

20 mins