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NEW SHORTS: Pick'n'Mix Autism Friendly Screening
Mon 9 Jan 16:00 Hackney Picturehouse
LSFF return with Oska Bright to present an autism friendly screening for the second year running, mixing animation, music films, documentary and drama. We’re aware that going to a film can be a challenge for audiences on the autism spectrum or with sensory learning disabilities. We’re excited to host this screening of work from both our New Shorts programmes and the Oska Bright archive.The lights will be kept on at low level, with reduced sound levels and allowance for increased levels of movement and noise. This screening is suitable for all audiences.
HELP! I'M TRAPPED IN A MOVIE
Riley Madincea 9 mins
A man wakes up to find he is the star of his very own Hollywood blockbuster, but his life's dream soon becomes a nightmare.
Ray Jacobs, Jonathan Tritton and James Doolan 10 mins
A completely bald man walks into the barbers after catching his reflection in the butcher’s window. Bastion explores the boundaries between play, imagination and sanity.
Harry Slinger-Thompson and Charlie Miller 6 mins
Henry is a twelve year old boy who lives alone with his Dad in suburban England. All he wants is someone to play video games with—like his dad used to. He wants a Player 2.
Jenny Ngo 1 mins
Osaka Bright Funniest Film award nominee.
THE REDEMPTION OF THE MAGIC CONE SNAIL
Rebecca Hurwitz and Liz Lister 3 mins
Once upon a time, there was a snail with venom so powerful it could floor a human. But it found a way from foe to friend with the help of a dedicated scientist. This film was inspired by the work of Baldomero Olivera.
CHATEAU AU GO GO
Steve Gentile 4 mins
Chateau au Go Go is a kinetic romp that investigates the images imprinted onto wine corks. This animated, macro-photographed film becomes a sort of frenetic history lesson that alludes to the human impulse to tame nature.
TO THE ENDS OF THE FINGERTIPS
Roswitha Chesher 3 mins
Slipping through the fingers of time, we follow a search for freedom and fulfilment in this visually rich and surreal tale.
David Leister 3 mins
Actions sometime speak louder than words in this cryptic re-appropriation of 16mm footage. A film where you need to read between the sight lines.
A LITTLE GREY
Simon Hewitt & Steve Smith 5 mins
Is there any cure for being ‘a little grey’? One man’s search takes him through bars, churches, doctor’s surgeries, tattoo parlours and beyond, but will he find what he’s looking for? A colourful story about losing your spark and finding redemption.
Matthew Kennedy 3 mins
A powerful short exploring gender identity, disability and other themes.
Teresa Griffiths 5 mins
Inspired by Shakespeare’s late great play The Tempest, Miranda’s Letter adds a new twist to the 400 year old story. This small but powerful film imagines the story of Miranda’s missing mother who does not feature in the play. The film was commissioned by the British Council for their Shakespeare Lives season and was filmed on location in Devon.
HARDCORE ON TOUR
Zombie Crash and LAE Productions 4 mins
Zombie Crash arrives at their homecoming gig at the end of a long hard tour and finds that a boy-band has been given their slot on stage. They are not impressed; Zombie Crash has no time for manufactured pop niceness.
DENIM - DENIM
Matthew Hammett Knott 5 mins
5 Drag Queens. 5 Countries. 3 Puppies. 1 Pink Taxi.