Monday, 3 July 2017

TRUTH & LIES: Call for Submissions

What is a proper basis for deciding whether words, ideas, stories beliefs can be considered true? How do we respond to truths and lies- which can, in equal measure, motivate and protect.
Short Circuit is looking for an eclectic mix of experimental short docs that take these themes for its next screening in September.

If you have work that fits the theme, send a link to us (with password if required) for consideration at
Include a short description of where it fits with the theme and jpeg still.
Deadline 4th August 2017. We will contact you if your film is selected.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017



THOMAS BLANCHARD (France), Flowers  2:23 min
Time lapse flowers with a retro touch

TESSA GARLAND (UK)   Double Bill   3:10 min
Double Bill is a playful work that focusses on a remote area of the Mojave Desert, California, where age old objects and pieces of art can be found side by side.

A film series made by Star Wars fans about Star Wars fans for Star Wars fans.
The Tattooist        (2:50 mins)
The Droid maker  (2:50 mins)
The Light Saber master    (2:50 mins)
BILLY DOSANJH  (UK) Mutha  Tung   10:14 mins
Mutha Tung (local Chaucerian dialect for ‘Mother Tongue’ takes as stimuli a dozen letters written in the 1960’s by South Asian women in Dosanjh’s hometown of Smethwick to their families in India and Pakistan.


SCOTT  WILLIS  (UK)   Dear Peter  25 mins
After discovering a large collection of handwritten postcards filmmaker Scott Willis begins a journey to track down their owner. The messages on the postcards create a picture of unknown man called Peter. But, with the collection spanning over seventy years, a reunion seems unlikely. Who was Peter? How did his life end?

STUART POUND(UK)   Retro Disk Chunter   1:00 min
Files are copied then deleted from one of the 3.5" floppy discs that have almost disappeared into our past. 


DAMON MOHL (Germany)   Nightclerk   1:35 mins
A song for a Night clerk with retro office equipment from a hellish job.
KATIE GOODWIN  (UK)   Dawn of The Rainbow   3:00 min
Dawn of the Rainbow is made from the film leader from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". The film starts with the drab real world in black and white and converts to colour. This film is an attempt to celebrate and look back at that moment in cinematic history.

MARC MARTI (Spain)   Facsimil   8:00 min
An experimental mix of documentary and fiction about the 'unique work' in cinema. The film has been made with the exact same techniques that you see on screen.

ANDRE PARDO (Spain)   Data   7:48 min
By combining archive, animation and philosophical and scientific essay DATA explores the spaces of collective nostalgia, trying to outline the methods of human memory.

ESTHER JOHNSON (UK)   Analogue Kingdom   24:00 min
A poetic portrait of Gerald wells, founder and Curator of the British Wireless and Television museum. As the digital switchover approaches Wells analogue collection is a reminder of the magic that may soon be lost        

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Thursday, 4 May 2017

RETRO Monday 5th June

RETRO is an evening of eclectic experimental shorts that reflect our interpretations of ‘the dated’ whether music or machines, paper or pixel, crass or cool.
Join us for an evening with retro themed short films and modern beers:

The Nightingale Room, 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton

Doors open 7pm Screening at 7.30pm
Tickets £4 in advance
The Nightingale Room is above Grand Central, just across the road from Brighton train station The entrance can be found at the back of the pub.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017


Call out for films and videos submissions for RETRO

What does ‘retro’ mean to you? Short Circuit is looking for an eclectic mix of experimental documentary shorts that reflect our individual interpretations, reinventions and resurrection of past styles, and methods, for its forthcoming screening in a new and bigger venue.

Whether music or machines, paper or pixel, -if you have work that you think fits broadly into this theme send it to us for consideration at with a link to your film online (and password if required) Include a short description of where it fits with the theme and jpeg still.

Deadline 6th May We will contact you if your film is selected
Twitter @1shortcircuit

Sunday, 20 November 2016

THE EXTENDED MIX. Three Screenings to Celebrate

November brings you an extended mix of films selected from our favourite from Short Circuit.

In three parts,  #ONE at 7pm, #TWO at 8pm and  #THREE at 9pm,  we are showing our best and favourite shorts to celebrate the end of a year of Short Circuit.

This is a great opportunity to check out films you missed, films you want to see again and enjoy a quality night out. 

There will be an opportunity to discuss the films and comment on experimental documentaries and enjoy a long overdue beer at Ed's new bar.
Join us at Presuming Ed's on Wednesday 30th November

Friday, 14 October 2016



GO EUN IM (SOUTH KOREA)   Episode 4- because the outside world has changed...  8:20 mins

‘Because the outside world has changed…’ is a project that tests and tastes the solidarity between a variety of old and new technologies influencing our ways of relating with the world’. The film observes and documents the significance of the architectural, technological and institutional transitions surrounding the former 'Filmmuseum' in Amsterdam. In the course of four episodes, our considerations and shared materials were developed, each time being updated, retold and re-edited in trans-medial and dialogic way.


DUNCAN POULTON (UK)   Tunnel   2:40 mins

Tunnel is a video composed from found footage gathered from all over the internet. The work is an attempt to reorganise elements of visual data, visualising the process of journeying across the internet using footage gathered through that very process.



Having suffered horrific facial injuries, losing his lower jaw, Alphonse's quality of life was improved by the construction of a silver prosthetic jaw painted in flesh tones and adorned with whiskers. In this exploration of identity, disfigurement and reconstruction, Alphonse exists outside of any specific time or place - trapped in eternal convalescence, soothed by the dreams of his Battlefield Muse.

Inspired by the story of Alphonse Luis, a French gunner at the Siege of Antwerp (1832)


Thelma comes from the series The Realm of Forgotten Existence that portrays elderly people who live in a rural area on the Scottish – English border, Berwick-upon-Tweed.
While the images in the film reveal a landscape that often seems unchanged, the narrative reveals fragments of forgotten stories and traditions, skills and working lives no longer of value in today’s society.


WILLIAM RANDALL (USA)   Methane Ghosts   9.20 mins

This experimental documentary for the Anthropocene digs through the layers of an anonymous urban landfill. Drawing on both sensory ethnography and the landscape film, it finds jets of flame in a bucolic natural scene. Its penultimate images of mechanical labour dissolve in an ecological fever dream, with evidence of the human hand in both the constructed ground and the ambivalent future.


JO PEEL (UK)   Things Change   3:06 mins

Things Change is an optimistic look at the idea of human impermanence. The buildings and debris created by the human exploitation of our natural environment decay and give way to the force of nature once again.

A 3 week painting condensed into a 3 minute animation. This is a short story told on a big wall at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London


JAYNE WILSON (UK)   All That Mighty Heart    9:50 mins

The imagined Central Office for Clocktime Expansion invite you to consider mechanical engineering as an antidote to a fast moving life where time is a commodity.


SCOTT WILLIS (UK)   Tapes from The Revolutionary 15:40 mins

Scott Willis discovers Andy, a self-proclaimed communist revolutionary that documents his life on a Hi-8 camcorder. Aiming to understand the purpose behind the tapes Willis picks up his camera, however Andy has his own agenda for the project. Tapes from The Revolutionary is a humorous unconventional documentary that turns the lens on itself and examines the filmmaking process.