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CHANGE Looks at how we see change. Transforming the form, nature or the future course of something from what it already is.
Deadline 30th September
FLIGHT Retreating or running away? The power of flying- or a high flyer? Deadline 28th October
NEXT OF KIN will be showing some stunning, and at times painfully poignant, short
films exploring the affectionate, sometimes tense and always influential experience of 'family'. A great opportunity to
enjoy an evening checking out new and established filmmakers.
JASON M ROBINSONEl
El Portal is
about the Cedar motor Lodge in El Portal, California(population 474) Combining
vintage home videos with footage shot last Summer, the film spans 25 years,
weaving together the complicated and tragic story of the lodge with the
MARY BILLYOU Idyll 5:32 mins Fewer families
were born, lived, and died in the same place. People, especially young ones,
were ready for a new life, as far removed from the old one as possible. Living
space was much smaller and there were few, if any, servants. Many wives were
working outside the home and leisure was not to be spent doing housework, but
in being out of doors as much as possible. Emphasis was on informal living and
IAN NESBITTDon6:51 mins
Don is a 69 year old man
originally from Nottingham. Having travelled and lived all over the world
working as a banjo player and gardener for the last 30 years or so, he
eventually found his way home in late 2011. When I met him, he was sleeping
rough, didn't know how he'd got back to this country, had almost no short term
memory, and no-one would take responsibility for his care. The film is one in a series of
idiosyncratic portraits of people living on the peripheries of contemporary
JOSH WEISSBACH 38 River Road7:13 mins
The voice of a
figureless character is heard. The figure of a voiceless character is seen. A
sequence of estranged voicemails is framed by unidentified events. Fear resides
in the gesture of a telling.
KATE JESSOPDear Foreigner5:10 mins
A woman's letter to the son she gave up at birth, 27
The screen adaptation of a real award winning letter, commissioned by Festival D'Elle
Best city in the World-Looking after Belfast
(Raymond’s Loss) 19:26 mins
In early April 2010, the
artist placed an advertisement in several Northern Irish newspapers: “Israeli
woman visiting Belfast would like to meet people for advice about sharing a
country.” One respondent was Raymond McCord, a Protestant, whose son was
murdered by members of a Protestant militia during the conflict in Northern
Ireland. A year after their initial meetings, McCord took the artist in his car
to see the locations where his story is played out. The video was shot by the
artist with a handheld camera from the passenger seat.
GRANT PETREY Family Fortunes2:30 mins
Family Fortunes explores the
tensions present within the family unit that are unveiled via play.
ANDREW HINTON Amar9:40 minsAmar is 14 and top of his class.
Someday he'd like to be a professional cricketer, but for now he's the family's
main breadwinner, working two jobs six and a half days a week on top of attending
school in the afternoons. This short observational documentary is a simple
journey with Amar through his daily life.
We will be back in September with another screening of fabulous films. In the meantime catch news and updates @1shortcircuit If you have a film you would like to be considered send us a link to firstname.lastname@example.org
All set for the next screening Thursday 30th June 6pm
JAYNE WILSON Spin. Watching the Wind 2:40 mins
The simple idea of observing wind
force, from its gentle and playful origins, toying with a seaside windmill, to
its inevitable portrayal beyond the familiar force 10, is given potency when
given the backdrop of the seaside idyll and its traditional seaside anthem.
THOMAS KYHN ROVSING HJORNETDisciplin
og Fylogenese 1:42 mins
video is a montage of elements, still images and found footage, which, in the
resulting combination, revolve around the theme discipline/form, as related to
organisms in general and to the human organism specifically. The soundtrack
makes up an erratic supplement to the relative orderliness of the images.
GULI SILBERSTEIN Machinic Phylum4:02
Symbiosis of human and nature
forms, by destruction of video coding. A little girl, earth from space and bits
of satellites get morphed together, creating vibrant substance in which the
girl slowly submerges. “The machinic phylum is materiality, natural or
artificial, both simultaneously; it is matter in movement, in flux, in
variation” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, "A Thousand
HIROYA SAKURAI The Stream 55:40 mins
In the man-made waterways of rice paddies, the water in nature mustfollow artificial rules.In that way,
nature is made abstract, giving rise to anew form of beauty distinct from the natural state.
This shooting location was Ogura-ike PondReclaimed Land in Uji City,Kyoto Prefecture.
MEREDITH LACKEY Iron Condor 10:10 mins
Iron Condor presents the sensible
evidence of the Chicago Futures and Options
Exchange from grain to data. The
film takes its name from an option trading strategy whose profit/loss graph
resembles a large bird.
CLIVE ENNSConnecting with Nature1:28 mins
An instructional video that lies
somewhere between the realms of infomercial and guide to spiritual
LYNN DENNISON Runners8:32 mins
In my short
films I investigate how we experience landscape in our daily lives; for
example, seen through the window whilst travelling by train, or running through
it as an exercise in keeping fit. 'Runners' is one in a series of videos which
document how people engage with the landscape in city parks, places which have
been designated as areas where people can enjoy ‘nature’.
MIRJAM BROMUNDTHold Your Breath1:23mins
‘Hold Your Breath’ is a montage
of single pictures, unfolding a frenetic journey that from its singularity ends
up as a universal image. The topic of traveling is the starting point for a
sensuous undertow that shakes our boundaries of perception.
SWINE STUDIOHair Highway 4:28
mins What if you could use human hair as an
alternative to diminishing natural materials? Studio Swine travel along the
Hair Highway to explore the hair trade and its potential as a future resource.
ANGELIKA HERTA The Best
Why blind people go on a journey? How
do they dream? Can they enjoy cinema? Steffi, the Voice Over of Apple, reads us
one day of a blind person who rails not only against such questions. This day
assembles collected stories of blind persons who answered my question: What
annoys you about the world of seeing people?
gets personal on May 26th with
seven stunning short films
that take a glimpse into lives around the world. Screening starts at 7pm
Show ends approximately 8pm
The micro-cinema is in the bank vault situated at the back of the venue.
ANASTASIA KIRILLOVA Sleepers Beat 16:30 mins
Winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest award for Best Documentary at the London Short Film Festival 2015
In this cinematic ode to the Trans-Siberian railway, the train staff seem unable to live without the hypnotic beats and rattle of the train.
JULIE HILL A Short film About Massage 3:04 mins
Shooting People Film Of The Month and was screened at Docheads.In this film we hear the thoughts and feelings of a woman who works in the City of London, over footage of her being massaged - and then hear the thoughts and feelings of her Tibetan Buddhist masseur. Though they are in such close physical proximity they are worlds apart.
NON FILMS XO 3:30 mins
Fearing her own memories, a girl begins the cerebral journey of longing for escape before completely fading away.
PIOTR PIASTA Piorun Stanisloaw from Brudnow 4:00 mins
'Piorun Stanislaw from Brudnow' comes from the series 'Last Object' which is a collection of portraits of old people who live in a rural area in central Poland. We do not see them in the film but we can hear their voices, see objects they used in their past and objects they use now. In this particular film we meet Mr Stanislaw Piorun at his house. He tells a story about a curse which can be spelled just by a sheer admiration. Mr Piorun gives a solution on how to get rid of a curse.
BRENDA MILLER Landscape with two Women 4:58 mins A film exploring scenarios linking women, textiles, knowledge, skills and history.
JASON M ROBINSON El Portal 7:48 mins
El Portal is about the Cedar Motor Lodge in El Portal, California (population: 474). Combining vintage analogue home videos with footage shot this Summer, the film spans twenty five years, weaving together the complicated and tragic story of the lodge with the film maker’s family history.
ANDY ROWE Goat Foot Egg Grenade 7:26 mins
The film is part of an artistic comedy documentary film project about friendship and is experienced as a piece that celebrates the differences that exist between people. The piece demonstrates that friendship can still flourish even when personal backgrounds and belief systems are completely opposite.
April's screening includes films from the UK, USA, Portugal, Spain and Germany
Don't miss it
SELLOTAPE CINEMA Film Bites12:53 mins
Part experimental documentary and part film essay, FilmBites ruminates on how the medium converses with philosophy.
TIM NEATHIron Horse of the Studio 11:55 mins Miniature towns, devoid of life, ever changing in form as the models disintegrate, new ones taking their place acting as film sets to be photographed and filmed.
NAREN WILKSOne Man, Eight Cameras2:20 mins A man in a circular room explores a curious phenomenon, in which 8 synchronised versions of himself temporarily form to create a rotationally symmetric, kaleidoscopic world.
SUSAN MACWILLIAMAfter Image 4:33 mins Delving into the bizarre and the extraordinary, ‘After Image’ explores the myth that the last image seen before death is retained on the retina of the eye. The belief was validated by advancements in photography and scientific experiments carried out in Germany during the 1870s.
KATIE LENTON Our Hamartia 2:44 mins Needless Creation to Superfluous Want to Redundant Waste. This is Our Hamartia.
JOSE SIMOES96000 cameras13:46 mins The most common story going around about this man is the one about the camera in the box. It is said that you can disassemble a Leica camera, put all the parts in a box, shake it, and he will reassemble it for you with his eyes closed.
LOUIS FRIEDPostcard to Godzilla5:32 mins Dear G., the city is nice, the weather so-so. As soon as it gets a little milder, the cranes in the harbour start singing their same old song. U would like it.
ENRIQUE PINUELModulations on the Terrace5:09 mins Film made with two photographs taken at the Unité d'Habitation, Le Corbusier in Marseille. For the editing the film are used a film adaptation of the rules of the Modular
PETER FREUND Camp7:15 mins Archival projects are best where they decisively fail to re contextualize.