session seven

More eclectic masterpieces
21:30BST

Wednesday 8th July

iRONY

4m

Solo Film 

Australia

Animation, Experimental, Student

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.

Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).

ELIAN

53m

Film Feature (Films over 50 minutes)

Argentina

Documentary, Feature

Elian Chali is an Argentinian artist who has created works of art in over 30 countries.

The documentary aims to portray the protagonist while exposing different areas in which he performs. The film not only accompanies him during the creation of murals, exhibits and curatorships in several countries, but also challenges the established social parameters since Elian, who was born with dissident body, has lived and lives outside both ideological and physical norms.

The director followed the artist for two years, this documentary is the result of that process.

 

2018

1m

Solo Film X

Australia

Animation, Student, Short

After Sarah's husband dies she decides she can't

go on in the new world anymore without his support

and jumps off a building. After which she visits her fondest memories before joining him in the afterlife.

 

Stitches

3m 14s 0ms

Solo Film

United States

Animation

As an outsider and a lonesome soul, Dr. Stitchfield resorts to science to create his soulmate...

 

The Stonemason

4m 53s

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

United Kingdom

Documentary, Short

Stonemason Jonny Anderson describes how some lasting advice from his father motivated and drove him into his profession working with stone as a craft.

 

Scrable

13m 30s

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

United Kingdom

Short

The tale of Salif, a middle aged launderette owner and his fear that any day now, his sole employee, 77 year old Mary, might just stop showing up.

The third film in a trilogy of shorts exploring the themes of loneliness, old age and dementia. 

The first film in the trilogy 'letters', was selected for several festivals including the Norwich Film Festival (2015), where it was also nominated for Best Short Film. It was a finalist in the FILMSshorts competition (2018) and was selected for the Purbeck Film Festival (2018), where it won the Audience Award for Best Short Feature.

While the second film in the trilogy 'waiting', was selected for several festivals including the the London Short Film Festival (2019), where it was also nominated for Best British Short Film.

 

Benson

15m 0s 0ms

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

United Kingdom

Short, Student

Benson's back, having spent the past seven years locked inside his creator's subconscious. He's been through it. He looks like shit. He's developed a penchant for reality TV and playground swings. He's also somewhat imaginary. A meditation on friendship and Bensons, this piece examines shared grief and the lost creations of childhood.

 

Watermark

23m 43s 0ms

longer Short film under 50 minutes

United States

Short, Student

When Meg moves in with her longtime boyfriend, she is suddenly terrorized by memories of a past trauma from years earlier. Desperate to move forward with the life she wants, she constructs an imagined space in her mind to confront her ghosts and battle their grasp on her reality. 

 

Highland Home

4m 59s

longer Short film under 50 minutes

United States

Music Video, Short

A poignant tale of longing and loss is revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders

Clementines

18m 15s 0ms

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

United Kingdom

Short

Clem is returning to her childhood home.

After almost seven years away, it is not only the funeral of her once stepfather that is bringing her back, but what she is running away from and who she is returning to; her old step-sister Clémentine. 

The women haven’t seen each other since they were separated, but what tore them apart as teenagers is now pulling Clem back. 

Scotland Therapy

11m

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

United Kingdom

Short

In order to escape his boring and meaningless existence, Mark applies for a new type of therapy that will take him on a journey into the unknown and bizarre. 

The Glamorgan Strangler | A Case Study

9m

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

United Kingdom

Short

In 2019 a local video production company gained unprecedented access to an active serial killer while filming a brand film.  The following footage has since surfaced.

The crew have not...

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