SPECIAL EVENT: Random Acts: Do You Remember The First Time? + Panel
18:30 Fri 13 Jan 2017
Showcasing the very best debuts from the First Acts shorts strand commissioned through a partnership with Channel 4 and Arts Council England’s Random Acts, come and watch first-time films from the best new 16-24 year old filmmakers and artists, followed by a panel discussion with the directors and critic Catherine Bray (Variety). Discover the potential pitfalls of first-time filmmaking and how the next generation of young directors can get their first shorts commissioned through First Acts.
Lip Service Cathy Garner
A rumination on the tension between intimacy and alienation. It’s about being too much in your head when you’re meant to be in another’s.
Detritus Dion Kitson
A visual voiceover documents detritus in artist Dion Kitson’s hometown of Dudley.
Tunnel Vision Lila Babington
Using the technique of Pixilation, which combines live action and stop-frame animation, Lila Babington takes the viewer on a surreal Svankmajer-esque journey.
S.O.C.O. Marcus Armitage
In this striking hand drawn animation from Bafta-nominated First Acts filmmaker Marcus Armitage, a policewoman is plagued by memories of her day job as she struggles to separate work and home life.
The Durnhams’ Drizzle Ella Trudgeon & Lois Bryant
A pessimistic couple have forgotten the beauty of the outside world.