New Shorts

New Shorts #8 Leftfield & Luscious

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14:00 Sun 8 Jan 2012

ICA Cinema 1

Innovations from an abstract viewpoint, from stunning animation to surreal scenarios and choreographed moments. 

This screening includes the Animate Projects Award for Best Experimental Film, which will be presented at the end of the screening. The winning film will receive a £150 cash prize.

To book tickets for this programme visit the ICA website, or call 020 7930 3647.

Films listed below are in alphabetical order:

ICA

The Mall, St James's
SW1Y 5AH
020 7930 3647
£14 / concs £11
  • A WOMAN FROM THE PAST, MUCH LOVED

    Stuart Pound 2 mins (UK, 2011)

    A 16mm black & white film frames from the distant past fondly remembered and seen through a microscope connected to the computer.
  • AN HISTORY OF CIVILISATION

    Andrew Kötting 7 mins (UK, 2011)

    The film takes as its starting point Southwark Park in South East London. With a backdrop of Canary Wharf we observe a May Day Bank Holiday Fun Fair. All of humanity is at play.
  • BAROQUE

    Ruth Paxton 8 mins (UK, 2011)

    A contemporary interpretation of the art of Baroque, inspired by Italian painters of the period – a cinematic study of beauty stimulated by the strong subliminal impression and underlying contexts within the source material.
  • CHERCHER LES DAMES

    Liane Lang 8 mins (UK, 2011)

    A search for the past in places and objects infused with a surrealist atmosphere and a discovery of the romance of place, silence and absence.
  • CITY OF WIRES

    Justin Ascott 1 mins (UK, 2011)

    An evocation of a dystopian cityscape in which a tangled web of wires ensnares society in its toxic, controlling sinews.
  • EUR-908

    Ellen Pillow 7 mins (UK, 2011)

    Over the weekend, the coastlines and coastal car parks of Malta are populated by vehicles that are often hosting whole families, groups of friends, or couples.
  • FALLING

    Gabrielle Russell 23 mins (, 2014)

    Kate has just left her husband. Arriving at her lover’s flat she is swept up in the euphoria of the moment; but as she faces the enormity of what she has done she struggles with guilt and grief. How can she believe in love now? Her fears threaten to overwhelm her, until an unexpected moment of grace brings hope.
  • INVERTEBRATE

    James McAleer 14 mins (UK, 2011)

    When the end comes, it will not be the strongest, nor the most intelligent species that will survive. It will be the species that can adapt to change that will dominate the Earth...
  • MAHAHULA THE GIANT RODENT OF HAPPINESS

    Nomint Motion Design 1 mins (UK, 2011)

    Happiness is a very serious matter, definitely worthy of an awesome deity like Mahahula, an
ancient gigantic infant rodent born from an alien space travelling seed that crash-landed on
primordial earth.
  • MEGALOMANIA

    Jonathan Gales 5 mins (UK, 2011)

    The built environment of the city is explored as a labyrinth of architecture that is either unfinished, incomplete or broken.
  • MOXIE

    Stephen Irwin 6 mins (UK, 2011)

    A pyromaniac bear misses his mother.
  • OF THIS, MEN SHALL KNOW NOTHING!

    Fritz Stolberg 6 mins (UK, 2011)

    Based on Max Ernst's work of the same title, "Of This, Men Shall Know Nothing!" picks up on the psycho-sexual content of the painting and explodes its inherent occult knowledge into an intuitive journey to overcome duality.
  • OUT OF THE BLUE

    Ackroyd & Harvey 4 mins (UK, 2011)

    A visual meditation on the formation of contrails as aircraft move across the sky and an acoustic contemplation on the power of silence and the beauty of blue when the sky was momentarily stilled as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland suddenly erupted, grounding flights across Europe.
  • SYNC

    Max Hattler 9 mins (UK, 2011)

    There is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time.
  • THE LAST WALK

    Jordan Baseman 12 mins (UK, 2011)

    What starts off as an ordinary walk in the park for Stuart and his dog, soon becomes an account of witnessing public suicide.
  • THE MIDNIGHT PEN-PAL

    Emmaalouise Smith 10 mins (UK, 2011)

    Stephanie paints the picture of her perfect lifestyle, tea-parties, bombastic clothing and colourful friends; but like an author getting the most painful writer's-block, she realizes she cannot write anymore...
  • VISIONS OF THE INVERTEBRATE

    Edwin Rostron 3 mins (UK, 2011)

    An exploration of reality, and the mysteries of its inhabitants and locations.