A selection of bite-size festival favourites from around the world, including short films from photographers, and from filmmakers inspired by photographic techniques.
Rise & Fall
USA / UK I 2012 I 3min
A montage of images of disused cinemas around San Francisco. Using a variety of processes, Rise & Fall explores the relationship between the still and the moving, analogue and digital. Funded by Arts Council England with thanks to San Francisco Public Library.
The Voice of God
India / Germany l 2011 I 10min
If God would come down to earth and try to earn a living in Bombay, most probably he would become successful as a voice over artist, lending his voice to thousands of Hindi movies and even more documentaries and public service films in India.
The Last Bus
Martin Snopek & Ivana Laucikova
Slovakia I 2011 I 15min
A wild ride aboard a dilapidated bus with a curious selection of animals, all fleeing hunters who will stop at nothing. The Last Bus teeters on the edge of animation and live action, and has picked up awards for its creativity at Claremont-Ferrand and other festivals worldwide.
Andrew Kötting & Curious
UK I 2011 I 4min
A Beckettian post-apocalyptic picnic. Two women slowly sink into a fissure at the edge of a cliff. Time-lapse cinematography charts their slow descent into the earth as they bravely chat on, trying to figure out what went wrong, whether it was all their fault and how to keep their chins up.
Nicht Gerettet Chap. #3
Italy / Russia I 2012 I 1min
An apocalyptic vision that suspends time at a moment when the catastrophe is going to happen.
Death of An Insect
Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen
Finland I 2010 I 7min
A visually stunning experiment, combining stop-motion animation, documentary and x-ray photographs. In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die.
The Lost Explorer
UK I 2010 I 20min
A retelling of Patrick McGrath’s story of a young girl called Evelyn who discovers an otherworldly explorer at the end of her garden. Starring 14-year-old newcomer Olympia Campbell alongside well-known faces Toby Stephens and Jessica Hynes, The Lost Explorer is beautifully and lavishly created by fashion photographer-turned filmmaker, Tim Walker.
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