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New Shorts #15: LANDSCAPES AND LIGHT
Wed 9 Jan 21:00 Riverside Studios
A selection of short films mixing strong drama with more experimental work, but bonded by a sense of the open landscape and cityscape, and the enclosed artificial light of rooms and darkened places. From the twinkle of London lights in both Night Peace and 80,000 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, to the frozen polar wastes in TRUE NORTH. Kate Dickie and Gary Lewis star in the Scottish highland drama THE GIFT. Plus some stunning animations.
Total: 103 mins
80,000 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Andy Taylor Smith 6 mins
Following several tragic events, Jo and Amy attempt to come to terms with their new life as another Christmas in the care system approaches.
BIG TIME RUSH
Liane Lang, Stella Flatten and Jon Klein 10 mins
Bid Time Rush was made on the occasion of the closure of Tegel Airport in Berlin, a journey from Heathrow to Berlin Tegel and back again becomes a strange and moody journey through plane spotters locations, airplane dating, graffiti and German poetry.
Andrew Griffin 15 mins
The stork of mythology can be both a deliverer of babies and a harbinger of misfortune. When such a bird nests beside the home of a married couple, it brings with it strange offerings and tragic consequences.
HIGH ABOVE THE SKY
Kim Noce, Shaun Clark 3 mins
One day Leo screams and screams and screams, his Dad takes him shopping and so the journey begins through the isles and high above the sky
Thomas Patrick 8 mins
A film about a middle aged window cleaner who meets a young, simple girl and breaks her kaleidoscope. After fixing it, fate gives him the opportunity to meet her again.
MAN VS SAND
Prano Bailey-Bond 9 mins
Paolo is a construction worker; he digs; this is all he knows to do. Every day he digs a hole on the beach whilst his Boss slides closer towards the jaws of despair. At home Paolo and his family eat dinner whilst on TV politicians gives mumbo-jumbo solutions to help burrow society out of the economic crisis. But each day at work, no matter what, Paolo continues to dig, until the sand eventually engulfs him.
NEW AND THE OTHER, THE
Joseph Carauna 4 mins
What happens when someone is curious and ventures out of the box to discover more, to know more, to bathe in the light of other perspectives, other ideas, other ways of doing things, other colours?
Eva Weber 10 mins
A poetic study in movement and sound, this short film takes you on a journey through the London night.
Katarina Complova 5 mins
Short dance film exploring the movement, rhythm and the possibilities of capturing the dance on camera.
Nour Wazzi 11 mins
'Shackled' is an atmospheric psychological thriller, set against the vibrant backdrop of a circus in 1950s Louisiana, starring Emilia Clarke and Hadley Fraser.
Clive Shaw 4 mins
A story of survival and dependency set in the arctic. What makes a home and how do we react when that home is threatened?
WE, THE MASSES
Eoghan Kidney 13 mins
In a barren snowy landscape a man falls to the ground. Searching to continue his fall, he discovers other men. He joins them, hoping they will lead him to his destination. What he is led to is incomprehensible.
YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
Nadia Attia 5 mins
A young lady is attending the audition of a lifetime - and her only chance to hit the big time. In an old, unwelcoming theater she encounters a brusque, strange looking man - her judge, her challenger, perhaps her champion. He questions her and studies her; ultimately he's the only obstacle in the way to eternal recognition. Will she leave a legacy or simply fall by the wayside? After a brief exchange her fate will be decided and her future changed for eternity.