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NEW SHORTS: Dystopia
Fri 13 Jan 18:30 Hackney Picturehouse
Where will it all go wrong? Post-apocalyptic landscapes where life and death is a game, dystopian societies where being perfect is illegal, science fiction prophecies, and living with robots all are confronted in this selection of short films. Includes the LSFF winner from the 2016 Milan Videoletters Festival, What Weee Are.
AFRO PUNK GIRL
Annetta Laufer 15 mins
In a dystopian, post apocalyptic Britain, a young punk discovers true rebellion when she meets a radical old dandy.
THE PROBLEMLESS ANONYMOUS
Gary Roberts 14 mins
Ivan has tested positive for perfection, but sadly in this world it’s illegal and the law states he must attend a private clinic to be made imperfect.
Sam Jones 11 mins
A desperate mother risks everything to provide a final lifeline for her son. 17 year old writer/director Sam Jones explores the power of selflessness in a selfish world.
Duncan Roe 19 mins
Caitlin lives alone in the woods where she grieves her missing son. Her days of therapy and ritual are broken when an encounter with a stranger disturbs her reality. She begins questioning everything around her and soon learns the stranger knows more about her son than she could possibly imagine.
Keiichi Matsuda 6 mins
Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media. It is the latest work in an ongoing research-by-design project by Keiichi Matsuda; previous works include Domestic Robocop, Augmented City 3D and Keiichi’s Masters thesis Domesti/city.
WHAT WEEE ARE
Alessio De Marchi 5 mins
Planting the seeds, Growing the Future Technology pervades every aspect of our lives the way we move, the way we work, the way we meet and communicate, how we make love and what we eat. Yet, in pursuing his quest, man also generates huge amounts of increasingly technological waste.
Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White 22 mins
Amateur astronomer Miles Roberts, working late at a remote, regional observatory, is amazed to finally discover what he’s been searching for - a giant star about to go supernova. But when the arrival of an unannounced guest uncovers the dark reality of what he has found, and its irreversible consequences, soon Miles is forced to confront what it is he set out to discover, and his own significance.