Wednesday, 13 June 2018


DREAM GIRL  Oliver Schwarz  20:00 mins
For most of his life, Dirk has been searching for the woman of his dreams. After several failed relationships and a burnout, he finally seems to have found the love of his life, Jenny: the perfect match at first sight – but somehow fundamentally different. The short film takes the viewer into a world between imagination and reality that is both strange and surprisingly familiar.

RICHARD TWICE  Matthew Salton  10:25 min
Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo ‘Richard Twice’, was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all.

GYRECRAFT Swine Studio 4:46 mins
A short film bout crafting objects at sea, in the past with whale’s teeth and the future with caught plastic melted with a machine harnessing the sun.
Gyrecraft is an exploration into maritime crafts which exists in every coastal or island culture around the world each with its own unique identity, utilising what the sea provides. Many of these crafts took place onboard boats during long voyages as a way of making vital repairs or passing the time at sea.

TOM LOCK GRIFFITHS   Waterfall  18.00 mins
WATERFALL is a film about grief and memory and being underwater.

KELLY GALLAGHER More Dangerous Than A Thousand Rioters  
6:18 mins
An experimental animated documentary exploring the powerful and inspiring life of revolutionary Lucy Parsons. This film illustrates her dedicated life to struggle, and her important, countless contributions fighting endlessly against capitalism, racism, and sexism.

XCOUNTRY Bill Brown 6:18 mins
The film is about a life transformation: a short autobiographical reflection on packing up and leaving one hometown and going in search of a new one. The film re-works 16mm footage that shot during a cross-country move from Chicago to Las Vegas. The spatial discontinuities of the road trip are rendered as visual continuities across three frame

TRACES  Jean Michel Rolland 1:00 mins
Transformation of the reality of a group of birds by adding the near past.
Another point of view on a slice of life of starlings gathering on a crane in Marseille before their big departure to Africa.

STREET OF DEATH  Karam Ghossein  22:00 mins
Street of Death won the Audi Short Film Award at last year's Berlinale and is an experimental autobiographical film – a portrait of the filmmakers teenage years spent in a slum suburb, which is sandwiched between Beirut's international airport and a coastal highway colloquially known by the same name as the title

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Programmed by Jayne Wilson

Monday, 7 May 2018


Exploring the power of change from biographical, urban, life changing and more join us for this compelling and eclectic mix of experimental short docs that take the theme of TRANSFORM.  Featuring emerging and award winning international filmmakers.

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Thursday, 4 January 2018


In this experimental travelogue, efforts to sound human and look natural become artificial. The scenery is provided through photochrome vintage postcards, displaying not only scenic North American landscapes but also the rise of infrastructure and industry. Aspiring to look more realistic by adding colour to a black and white image, the postcards instead become documents of the fantastic.

MIRAGE  Atoosa Pour Hosseini  
Mirage evokes a desert landscape but it is the cinematic image itself that is the mirage. Working with the material textures of Super-8 film, Mirage presents two visual planes: the captured image and the surface of the film strip itself.

NORMAL EVENTS Vadim Gershmen & Frank Heatley 
This project began as a collection of everyday beauty, documenting and collecting clusters of hazard lights around Minneapolis. The resulting video took the form of an absurd orchestra resulting in something we hope is at once familiar and very unfamiliar.

Marc Augé's essay (Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity) meets with Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in some Hungarian highway rest areas.

UTOPIA   Kent Tate 
The purpose of this or that, or its role in enabling a sense of security or status
is ephemeral, depending on factors that may or may not be readily apparent. As systems shift from one emphasis to another, or as one system supplants another, the meaning of something can be altered to such a degree that a new description may be required to understand its context.

EXILE EXOTIC Sasha Litvintseva  
Steeped in elliptical history and historical simulacra, Exile Exotic is set at a hotel that is a replica of the Kremlin. Narrating the exotic beginnings of my mother's and my exile from Russia, the film serves as a platform for us to visit the Kremlin again, albeit by the side of a pool. Soundtracked by an operatic score reminiscent of the song of the sirens making Odysseus stray on his long journey home, our story reverberates throughout the scope of Russian history's limiting of free movement of individuals. This film is a pilgrimage. This film comes in waves.

KELLY SEARS   Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise 
Candid photos from 1970s high school yearbooks resurface in an eerie minimalist horror story.

CONFIDENTE   Karen Akerman & Miguel Seabra Lopes  
If I didn’t blossom, if I remained ‘unbloomed’, it’s because my roots were poisoned. I know it's false, an induced error, but... this is me. From the editing of archive footage, “Confidente” traces its narrative using methods of deconstruction from experimental cinema and associations of ideas close to surrealism. An obsessive repetition of sounds and images is used to sketch out a psychological portrait of a man, in brief notes uncannily associated with past events.

An image of the young Ezio Pinza and an old vinyl recording of this great Italian singer are brought together in an uncanny portrait.

THE DOUBLE   Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst 
A painstakingly realistic sculpture of a middle-aged man is made in a workshop. While his exterior is fabricated, a voice-over spoken by people who knew him breathes life into him.

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Special thanks to Daniela Norton for Short Circuit, Grand Central, & Argos distribution for The Double.