session eight

12:00BST

Thursday 9th July

HOLD ONTO THE TOP

4m 38s 0ms

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

Israel

Experimental, Short

HOLD ONTO THE TOP (Israel 2019) 

A leading actress in a play facing the circumstances of her choices, while another actress decide to confront her, or perhaps take her down. She is standing in front of an hard decision if hurting her friend in order to achieve her own goals or change the loop she got herself into. A sensitive story, about the devil hiding inside each one of us, and the way one choose to deal with it. The moment of glory after stepping on other foots. The story is accompanying with a strong visual language letting us in the behind the scenes, show us the circle of our soul while getting in to the hidden life of the theater.

pacific roses

2m

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

United States

Short, Other

Inspired by a true WWII Pacific stories, two prisoners of war in Manila meet on both sides of an interview as part of a new war propaganda initiative directed by the Japanese.  She was one of at least twelve American/Canadian Asian “roses” that ended up getting ”the job”.

 

Outcast

3m 28s 0ms

Solo Film

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other

If you're weak in something, just try to be your own best! and never forget dreaming!

 

Repeat

3m 0s 0ms

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

United Kingdom

Animation, Music Video, Student, Short

This animation represents the spiral into depression, isolation, routine and the need to escape. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.

 

Edge 

28m 2s 0ms

longer Short film under 50 minutes

United Kingdom

Short

Husband and wife, Jean and Marie Kitoko, have resolved to disavow technology, following what they see as the avoidable death of their unborn child, and devote themselves to the teachings and philosophy of religious leader Isiah Cummings. However, Jean struggles to remain committed to their new beliefs in the face of his wife’s rapidly deteriorating health. ‘Edge’ is an intimate and psychological examination of the relationship between people and faith, explored through the lens of two extremely damaged individuals.

 

The Flight

4m 10s 0ms

France

Animation, Short

The psychological journey of a climate refugee who lost his house and his entire family during hurricane Maria. This is the story of his journey from the darkness back to the light.

 

Astronaut ( by Jelly Bean )

5m 21s

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

France

Experimental, Music Video, Short

Once upon a time, there was a broke guy who left the earth in a thrift store space suit

Astronaut is a no budget Space Odyssey, a voyage into the imaginary world of a hero who, night after night, explores the universe seeking for a safe haven.

 

The Quiet

10m

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

Australia

Animation, Experimental, Student, Short

When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation.

The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?

 

Lavender

23m 59s 0ms

longer Short film under 50 minutes

United Kingdom

Short

Emotional drama short film looking at how the lives of mother and daughter are affected by the mother's declining health, as a person living with dementia.

 

Fire and Water

2m

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

United Kingdom

Animation, Short

Opposites attract but the path to true love is never plain sailing.

 

The Least

24m 18s

longer Short film under 50 minutes

United Kingdom

Short

The deterioration of a warm, innocent young heart through traumatic events in the Second World War. James Bailey fights for his country and his life behind enemy lines.

 

ArchiPaper

4m 5s 0ms

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

Poland

Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short

ArchiPaper is a non-commercial, experimental, short animation that tells a story about architecture in an unconventional way. Physical model of a house has been transformed into an image that teems with life, creating a leisurely-paced, surrealist story immersed in an world built solely out of paper elements. 

 

Overnight

3m 26s

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

Croatia

Animation, Student

In a search of success, a noisy cat is trying to impress its neighbours during the night.

 

Airshaft

3m 5s 0ms

Solo Film

United Kingdom

Experimental, Music Video, Short

The rhythmic derive: interpreting the landscape through percussion and movement 

 

LIFE(Y)

8m 7s

Short under 20 minutes, Music Videos & Micro short (under 3mins).

United Kingdom

Experimental, Short, Other

‘LIFE(y)’ is the silent short film of a middle-aged man encountering the solitary confinement and monotony of a modern existence.... He yearns for a human connection... however unusual or mysterious.

 

Final Curtain

20m 20s

longer Short film under 50 minutes

United Kingdom

Short

Oliver and Reese are putting on a two-man play. No-one will come to see it.

 

 

2h 29m 59s 0ms