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NEW SHORTS: Music and Animation [Austism Friendly Screening]
Mon 11 Jan 16:00 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
LSFF are presenting their first Autism Friendly Screening in partnership with Oska Bright Film Festival. We’re aware that going to a general performance of a film can be a challenge for audiences on the autism spectrum or with sensory or learning disabilities. To promote greater social inclusion, we’re excited to host an adapted screening of a selection from our New Shorts programmes.
The lights will be kept on at a low level, with reduced sound levels and an allowance for increased levels of movement and noise. This screening is suitable for all audiences.
Film running order:
THE FALLEN CIRCUS Shelly Love 10 mins
WILDLESS Kev McCrae & Jonny Harris 3 mins
GRADES Taichi Kimura 4 mins
MR SELFIE George Alexander & Cesar Pelizer 2 mins
WHINSTOR NORVILLE DINES AGAIN AT THE GOTHIQUE, Eric Bent, 5 min
COOKIE-TIN BANJO Peter Baynton 3 mins
ONE WAY TO OSAKA Ben & Joe Dempsey 8 mins
KAIRO Aron Krause, 4 min
PHANTOM POWER Persistent Peril 3 mins
TREES AND GOLD William Powers 4 mins
Peter Baynton 3 mins
A father makes a cookie-tin banjo to give to his son, and with it the gift of music.
Taichi Kimura 4 mins
The video features a young girl fighting monsters from Japanese manga throughout her school, and winning in epic style. Taichi Kimura, a Japanese director based in UK, collaborated with the most upcoming young animator from Japan, Rapparu. (Kyarypamyupamyu etc) All shot in Japan, all Japanese crew.
Aron Krause 4 mins
George Alexander and Cesar Pelizer 2 mins
A playful take on the phenomenon of smartphone obsession. Mr Selfie epitomises the pre-occupied smartphone user, engrossed in nothing but his phone as he goes through his day - and when he does finally look up from his phone his true character is revealed.
ONE WAY TO OSAKA
Ben and Joe Dempsey 8 mins
One Way to Osaka is a beautifully engaging story of 4-year old Yoko’s bewildering journey across Japan as she tries to find her way home. Created entirely by The Dempseys, this is a heart-felt film that is totally captivating as we see the streets of Japan through the eyes of a small child.
Persistent Peril 3 mins
Sore from a recent break up, a man travels to a secluded clearing in the woods and opens portals to his past in order to reflect on his relationship. In a drunken stupor, he accidentally lets the past bleed though to the present and is confronted by the reality of his entire relationship all at once.
THE FALLEN CIRCUS
Shelly Love 10 mins
Agnes falls from the sky and lands at the feet of a friendly mute juggler who tells her the story of The Fallen Circus. Agnes tells the juggler that her mum was blown away by a big gust of wind, so he promises to help and they set off on a journey together to find her.
TREES AND GOLD
William Powers 4 mins
'Trees and Gold’ is Will and Joe's second collaboration with singer/songwriter Samantha Whates. It’s imagery was inspired by the shadow puppet animation of Lotte Reiniger, but it’s narrative is more surreal. A blend of myths and folklore with intrusions from the modern world, with it’s own peculiar atmosphere somewhere between fairy tales and something more sinister."
WHINSTOR NORVILLE DINES AGAIN AT THE GOTHIQUE
Eric Bent 5 mins
Food critic Whinstor Norville reviews the food at the very high class Gothique restaurant. However, will the demonic presence in the restaurant ruin his experience?
Kev McCrae & Jonny Harris 3 mins
‘Wildless’ cascades us in time and gives a glimpse of Scotland’s past, present and future. As we lose wildlife and destroy habitats are we also in danger of losing a vital and inherent connection with the natural world? Our environment is a reflection of us. Can we re-connect and restore declining wildlife populations and wonderment?