1. FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Introduction..........................................................2 Festival Pass-holder & Venue Info ..........7 Schedule ..............................................................8 Networking, Receptions & Parties..........10 International Competition & Awards......12 Juries.......................................................................14 2. IN COMPETITION
Live Action..........................................................20 Animation...........................................................36 Immersive...........................................................54 UK Student Competition............................58 Youth Jury...........................................................66 Comedy: Great British Bangerz..............68 Comedy: Crack A Smile................................71 Sci Fi: Out Of This World..............................74 Horror: Skin Crawl...........................................76 Deaf Shorts A(SL) to B(SL)..........................79 Children's Jury...................................................81 Unchosen............................................................84 Late Lounges.....................................................86 Depict...................................................................90 3. TALKS & MASTERCLASSES
BFI Network WIP..............................................99 Young Audiences Content Fund............101 Locksmith Panel Discussion ...................102 Moominvalley Talk.......................................102 New Creatives: Talent Development...................................................103 Animation Today.............................................105 Be short Now...................................................105 London Film Academy Presents...........106 NFTS Animation & Model Making........106 Serial Eyes - Experience the Writers' Room....................................................................107 Bloomers Masterclass................................107 4. OUT OF COMPETITION
Felix & Paul Studios - Memories...........109 Biidaaban: First Light..................................110 Cut It Out: Films Against Censorship........................................................111 4:3 - Installation.............................................115 Click 1000 - How We Did It......................116 Interactive Media - What Is It Good For?......................................................................116 Britain, Take A Bow.......................................117 Fox........................................................................117
Tilt Lab...............................................................118 Tilt Lab Exhibition.........................................118 The Opening Shot..........................................119 Different Voices...............................................119 EFA Shorts Matters 1....................................123 Nadasdy Films Screening..........................124 Oska Bright Film Festival Preview.........126 Single-Shot Films..........................................128 Swiss Live Action Programme................130 EAA Programme 1 - 3...........................131-136 Best of AAFFia.................................................137 Malta: Here and There..................................141 EFA Shorts Matters 2...................................142 Malta: Drama Under the Maltese Sun.........................................................................143 Shubbak Presents: Arab British Shorts..................................................................145 Straight 8 2019.................................................147 Straight 8est Vol 2.........................................152 Cyprus Country Focus 1.............................158 Cyprus Country Focus 2............................159 EFA Shorts Matters 3....................................161 Happiness Machine......................................162 Cyprus Country Focus 3............................163 Nahemi Showcase Screening.................164 Cypriot Animation.........................................166 Filmakademie's Animationsinstitut.....169 Award Winners..................................................171 Blue Zoo: Preschool Special.....................171 Kotatsu.................................................................172 Blue Zoo: Animated Shorts.......................173 Into Film SW Showcase...............................175 Moominvalley Screening...........................178 The Democratic Set.....................................179 ESFAA Programme 1....................................180 ESFAA Programme 2.....................................181 Compass Presents: Fire Walk With Me..............................................................183 Shorts2Features.................................184 - 196 5. EXTRAS
Partners and Supporters .........................200 Acknowledgements & Thanks...............202 Film Index ........................................................204 Director Index ..................................206 - 208
2019 FESTIVAL INFORMATION BIRCH, DIRECTED BY PAISLEY VALENTINE WALSH
WELCOME TO ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL! If you’ve been to the festival before, it’s great to have you back. And it’s a tremendous pleasure to see new faces for whom this year’s festival is the first. Whether or not you’ve already taken a look at the programme online on the new Encounters website, this catalogue is designed to give you all the insight you need into this year’s stronger-than-ever range of films and events.
Simon Perry, chair of trustees The competition programmes of live action and animated films celebrate the most promising new talent in the film industry worldwide. The films selected from more than 4,000 submissions are organised by themes – including Fake News, Unseen Forces, Herstory and Flying the Nest. Immersive Encounters, the festival’s exploration of virtual reality and moving image beyond the cinema, continues to grow. This year’s strand features installations and exhibitions at our new venue, Colston Hall; and the competition programme of 360 films at the Limina VR Theatre will immerse and engulf you in new countries, experiences and journeys. The Saturday schedule of Shorts 2 Features highlights the recent emergence of talents such as Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje with his directorial debut Farming, and Ena Sendijarević whose Take Me Somewhere Nice comes to Bristol after winning major awards in Rotterdam and Sarajevo. The festival’s signature section, Shorts 2 Features, celebrating our alumni and illuminating their transitions from shorts to full-length work, moves to the weekend this year. The Sunday Shorts 2 Features programme will comprise now-illustrious names who have graced the festival during the last 25 years, with repertory screenings including Lynne Ramsay’s Morvern Callar (on 35mm) and an exclusive screening of Yorgos Lanthimos’ new short film Nimic alongside his award-winning feature The Favourite. The festival’s 2019 country focuses are on Cyprus, Malta, Cuba and Switzerland, with curated programmes of discoveries from these countries that reveal their upcoming talent and also pay tribute to their acclaimed filmmakers. So… as you plunge into the festival please join us in thanking our funders – the British Film Institute, Bristol City Council, Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Arts Council England – and our many sponsors ( see page 2 ) without whom there would simply be no festival. 6
Rich Warren, festival Director Meanwhile in a small corner in a small consortium of like-minded people huddled together and plotted an event to celebrate the centenary of cinema with short film as a central focus point. 25 years later that one-off event is still going strong! This year’s festival chooses not to celebrate the past but instead keep the focus on the talent, ideas and innovations of tomorrow. Our annual competitive showcases continue to provide a platform for some of the most creative individuals working with moving image today and this year includes a new award celebrating the work created by UK students. These programmes are thematically curated to provoke discussion and inspire audiences throughout the week. Outside of the competition we welcome extended country focuses from Cyprus, Malta and Switzerland. This year we are also delighted to host a Canadian VR focus with work from Felix & Paul as well as an exclusive screening of Biidaaban: First Light which utilises indigenous language to explore a city reclaimed by nature. Continuing this theme, we are delighted to expand our Immersive Encounters out of competition programme to Colston Hall where we will be hosting several moving image installations as well as our inaugural Tilt Lab exploring the effect of combining two new technologies; Tilt Brush and Holographic projection. We are once again proud to be nurturing change within the industry through positive representational curation. This year there are more films from women rather than men. This is reflected by 61% of our filmmakers identifying as non-male. Finally, it is important to note that it is not just the films on screen that make the festival – it is the hard work put in throughout the year by the team and the dedicated army of volunteers who prop us all up during the festival week. I doff my cap to you all, without you the festival would be a meaningless affair. Here’s to another 25 years…
MCMXCV – John Major is re-elected UK prime Minister, Nick Leeson causes the collapse of Barings Bank, OJ Simpson is found not guilty and Microsoft releases Windows 95. It was a vintage year for culture as musically we were gifted The Bends, Different Class, Leftism and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory whilst in the cinemas we watched La Haine, Kids, Desperado and Toy Story.
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HOW TO USE YOUR FESTIVAL PASS Passholders can access all industry activity, screenings and networking events with two exceptions: Compass Presents Fire Walk With Me and A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. Please collect your pass as soon as possible when you arrive as you will need to show it to gain access to screenings and events.
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ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL VENUES Please contact individual venues for access information.
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Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR 0117 203 4040 www.colstonhall.org/ M SHED
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Anchor Road Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB 0117 915 1000 www.wethecurious.org/
10:00 - 11:30 LA1: GROUP DYNAMICS 12:00 - 13:30 ANI1: WHATTHE? 14:00 - 15:30 LA2: PRESSURE POINTS 16:00 - 17:30 LA3: UNSEEN FORCES 18:00 - 19:30 ANI2: DESIRE 20:00 - 21:30 COMEDY: CRACK A SMILE 22:00 - 00:00 HORROR: SKINCRAWL
13:00 - 14:30 EFA SHORT MATTERS 1 15:00 - 16:30 OSKA BRIGHT FILM FESTIVAL 17:00 - 18:30 SWISS LIVE ACTION
C3 11:30 - 13:00 DIFFERENT VOICES 13:30 - 15:00 NADASDY FILMS 15:30 - 17:00 SINGLE SHOT FILMS BY DIRECTORS UK & ARRI 17:30 - 19:30 YOUTH JURY - GOOD GRIEF 20:30 - 22:00 DEAF SHORTS FROM (A)SL TO (B)SL
14:00 - 15:30 GET FUNDED WITH DOC SOCIETY 16:00 - 17:30 NADASDY FILMS MASTERCLASS 18:00 - 19:30 BFI NETWORK SW SHOW & TELL
THE LINK 17:00 - 18:00 ARRI DRINKS RECEPTION 19:00 20:00 SWISS EMBASSY DRINKS RECEPTION
ARNOLFINI 11:00 - 13:00 S1: FLY ON THE WALL + Q&A 13:30 - 15:30 S2: FAMILY + Q&A 16:00 - 17:30 EAA PROGRAMME 1
COLSTON HALL 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 19:00 - 22:00
4:3 THE FOX TILT LAB BRITAIN TAKE A BOW TILT LAB EXHIBITION
COLSTON HALL TERRACE 20:00 - 00:00 KARAOKE PARTY
LIMINA VR THEATRE 10:00 - 11:00 VR1: VOICES 11:15 - 12:15 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 12:30 - 13:30 VR2: THE FRAME 13:45 - 14:45 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 15:00 - 16:00 VR3: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE 16:15 - 17:15 VR1: VOICES 17:30 - 18:30 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 19:00 - 20:00 VR2: THE FRAME 20:00 - 21:00 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 21:00 - 22:00 VR3: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
WTC BIG SCREEN 09:00 - 00:00 CUT IT OUT - FILMS AGAINST CENSORSHIP
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11:30 - 12:30 LA1: GROUP DYNAMICS Q&A 13:30 - 14:30 ANI1: WHATTHE? Q&A 15:30 - 16:30 LA2: PRESSURE POINTS Q&A 17:30 - 18:30 LA3: UNSEEN FORCES Q&A 19:30 - 20:30 ANI2: DESIRE Q&A
18:00 - 19:30 EAA PROGRAMME 2 20:00 - 22:00 EAA PROGRAMME 3
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LA4: TIES THAT BIND ANI3: HERSTORY LA5: PRIVATE PARTS LA6: FLYING THE NEST ANI4: GETREAL SCIFI: OUT OF THIS WORLD 22:00 - 00:00 LATE LOUNGE
C2 11:00 - 12:30 MALTA: HERE AND THERE 13:00 - 14:30 EFA SHORT MATTERS 2
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10:30 - 12:00 BEST OF AAFFIA 12:30 - 14:00 UNCHOSEN 14:30 - 16:00 LOCKSMITH ANIMATION STUDIO FOCUS 16:30 - 18:30 YOUTH JURY: I’LL DO ME 19:00 - 21:00 DEPICT ‘19 SHOWCASE & AWARDS
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LA4: TIES THAT BIND Q&A ANI3: HERSTORY Q&A LA5: PRIVATE PARTS Q&A LA6: FLYING THE NEST Q&A ANI4: GETREAL Q&A
W3 10:30 - 11:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:00 - 15:30 FUND 16:00 - 17:30 18:00 - 19:30
ANIMATION TODAY BE SHORT NOW YOUNG AUDIENCES CONTENT MOOMINVALLEY TALK NEW CREATIVES: TALENT DEVELOPMENT
THE LINK 17:00 - 18:00 BFI ANIMATION DRINKS RECEPTION 19:00 - 20:00 GSFF DRINKS RECEPTION
ARNOLFINI 11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 17:00 13:30 - 15:30 16:00 - 17:30
S3: WHAT’S YOUR MOTIVE? + Q&A BIIDABAAN S4: G.S.O.H. + Q&A SHUBBAK PRESENTS: ARAB BRITISH SHORTS 18:00 - 19:30 STRAIGHT 8 2019 20:00 - 22:30 STRAIGHT 8: STRAIGHT8EST HITS VOLUME 2
COLSTON HALL 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 19:00 - 22:00
4:3 THE FOX TILT LAB TILT LAB EXHIBITION
COLSTON HALL TERRACE
13:00 - 14:30 CLICK 1000 - HOW WE DID IT
10:00 - 11:00 VR 1: VOICES 12:30 - 13:30 VR 2: THE FRAME 13:45 - 14:45 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 15:00 - 16:00 VR 3: THROUGH TIME & SPACE 16:15 - 17:15 VR 1: VOICES 17:30 - 18:30 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 19:00 - 20:00 VR 2: THE FRAME 20:00 - 21:00 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 21:00 - 22:00 VR 3: THROUGH TIME & SPACE
WTC BIG SCREEN
9:00 - 00:00 CUT IT OUT: FILMS AGAINST CENSORSHIP
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14:30 - 16:00 INTERACTIVE MEDIA WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? 20:00 - 00:00 TILT LAB PARTY PARTY
LA7: BAD BEHAVIOUR ANI5: UBIQUITOUS CHIP LA8: HIGH STAKES LA9: PLACES WE CALL HOME ANI6: FAKE NEWS! + Q&A CYPRUS COUNTRY FOCUS 1 EFA SHORT MATTERS 3 CYPRUS COUNTRY FOCUS 3 FILMAKADEMIE’S ANIMATIONSINSTITUT
10:30 - 12:00 CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ANIMATION 12:30 - 14:00 CYPRUS COUNTRY FOCUS 2 14:30 - 16:00 HAPPINESS MACHINE 16:30 - 18:00 CYPRUS COUNTRY FOCUS ANIMATION 19:00 - 21:00 S2F - PAUSE
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MORIES ME AND SPACE
15:00 - 16:30 MALTA: DRAMA UNDER THE MALTESE SUN 17:00 - 18:30 MALTA: OF TIME AND SEA
2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
10:30 - 11:30 ANI TODAY 12:30 - 13:30 BE SHORT NOW 14:00 - 15:30 SERIAL EYES - EXPERIENCE THE WRITER’S ROOM 16:00 - 17:30 BLOOMERS MASTERCLASS
9:30 - 10:30 ANIMATION UK BREAKFAST 18:00 - 19:00 CYPRIOT DRINKS RECEPTION
11:00 - 17:00 BIIDABAAN 12:00 - 13:30 LFA: STORYTELLING FOR BRANDED CONTENT 14:00 - 15:30 NFTS ANIMATION & MODEL MAKING 16:00 - 18:00 NAHEMI SHOWCASE SCREENING
10:00 - 16:00 4:3 10:00 - 16:00 THE FOX 10:00 - 16:00 TILT LAB 20:00 - 00:00 2019 AWARDS PARTY FT. DJ YODA’S TARANTINO AV SPECTACULAR
LIMINA VR THEATRE 10:00 - 11:00 VR1: VOICES 11:15 - 12:15 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 12:30 - 13:30 VR2: THE FRAME 13:45 - 14:45 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 15:00 - 16:00 VR3: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE 16:15 - 17:15 VR1: VOICES 17:30 - 18:30 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 19:00 - 20:00 VR2: THE FRAME 20:00 - 21:00 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 21:00 - 22:00 VR3: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
WTC BIG SCREEN 9:00 - 00:00 CUT IT OUT: FILMS AGAINST CENSORSHIP
13:30 - 14:30 ANI5: UBIQUITOUS CHIP Q&A 15:30 - 16:30 LA8: HIGH STAKES Q&A 17:30 - 18:30 LA9: PLACES WE CALL HOME Q&A
9:30 - 11:30 AWARD WINNERS 2019 12:00 - 14:00 PROLOGUE & WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT 14:30 - 16:30 AWARD WINNERS 2019 17:00 - 19:00 A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON 19:30 - 21:30 AWARD WINNERS 2019 22:00 - 00:00 KNIVES & SKIN
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KOTATSU ANIMATION INTOFILM SW SHOWCASE ESFAA - PROGRAMME 1 ESFAA - PROGRAMME 2
10:30 - 12:00 CHILDREN'S JURY 12:30 - 14:30 S2F: PAHOKEE 15:00 - 17:00 S2F: TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE 17:30 - 19:30 S2F: FARMING 20:00 - 22:00 S2F: ANYWHERE WITH YOU
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BLUE ZOO: PRE-SCHOOL SPECIAL BLUE ZOO: ANIMATED SHORTS MOOMINVALLEY SCREENING THE DEMOCRATIC SET
19:00 - 23:00 COMPASS PRESENTS... TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
LIMINA VR THEATRE
10:00 - 11:00 VR1: VOICES 11:15 - 12:15 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 12:30 - 13:30 VR2: THE FRAME 13:45 - 14:45 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 15:00 - 16:00 VR3: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE 16:15 - 17:15 VR1: VOICES 17:30 - 18:30 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 19:00 - 20:00 VR2: THE FRAME 20:00 - 21:00 FELIX & PAUL - MEMORIES 21:00 - 22:00 VR3: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
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NTS... 9:00ME - 00:00 9:00 CUT-IT 00:00 OUT: FILMS CUT ITAGAINST OUT: FILMS AGAINST EME WALK WITH CENSORSHIPCENSORSHIP
BOILING BOILING WELLS WELLS
COMPASS - 23:00 PRESENTS... COMPASS PRESENTS... EMORIES 19:00 - 23:00 19:00 TWIN PEAKS:TWIN FIRE WALK PEAKS: WITH FIREME WALK WITH ME EMORIES IME CE AND SPACE
EMORIES IME CE AND SPACE
10:00 VR1: VOICES - 11:00 VR1: VOICES MEWHERE CE NICE- 11:00 10:00 11:15 - 12:15 11:15 FELIX - 12:15 & PAULFELIX - MEMORIES & PAUL - MEMORIES 12:30 13:30 12:30 VR2: THE 13:30 FRAME VR2: THE FRAME WITH YOU 13:45 - 14:45 13:45 FELIX- & 14:45 PAULFELIX - MEMORIES & PAUL - MEMORIES 15:00 - 16:00 15:00 VR3: -THROUGH 16:00 VR3: TIME THROUGH AND SPACE TIME AND SPACE 16:15 17:15 16:15 VR1: VOICES 17:15 VR1: VOICES CIAL CHOOL SPECIAL 17:30 - 18:30 17:30 FELIX- & 18:30 PAULFELIX - MEMORIES & PAUL - MEMORIES ATED S SHORTS 19:00 - 20:00 19:00 VR2: THE - 20:00 FRAME VR2: THE FRAME SCREENING 20:00 - 21:00 20:00 FELIX -&21:00 PAULFELIX - MEMORIES & PAUL - MEMORIES C SET 21:00 - 22:00 21:00 VR3: -THROUGH 22:00 VR3: TIME THROUGH AND SPACE TIME AND SPACE
LIMINA VR LIMINA THEATRE VR THEATRE
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9:00 - 00:00 9:00 CUT-IT 00:00 OUT: FILMS CUT ITAGAINST OUT: FILMS AGAINST CENSORSHIPCENSORSHIP
NETWORKING, RECEPTIONS & PARTIES This year Encounters Festival parties will be taking place at Colston Hall, our venue for the awards party! Come and let your hair down with a few drinks at Bristol’s iconic music venue and take in a view of the city from the Terrace Bar.
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER: 20:00 - LATE
Celebrate our 25th festival edition by belting out your favourite tunes from the past 25 years.
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER: 17:00 - 18:00 / ARRI DRINKS ARRI & Directors UK invite you to join us and the directors of the 6 amazing Single-shot films for some refreshments after the screening & panel discussion. You’ve seen the films, you heard the directors’ talk but had no time to ask your question? Join us in our Single-shot reception and seize the opportunity to have a chat with all those involved with the panel! They all produced marvellous shorts and gained incredible experience articulating their vision in a single-breath movie – an opportunity not to be missed to catch up with our imaginative Single-shot directors, Directors UK representatives and the ARRI team.
19:00 - 20:00 / SWISS EMBASSY DRINKS Join representatives of Swiss Films and the Embassy of Switzerland for light refreshments to discuss the Swiss programme in more detail.
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER: 11:00 - 12:00 / BRISTOL HARBOUR TOUR A unique informal netwroking session onboard the Tower Belle. Invite only. Supported by British Council and Creative Europe Desk UK
17:00 - 18:00 / BFI ANIMATION DRINKS Come and join the BFI Film Fund to celebrate the launch of the new Short Form Animation Fund. We look forward to meeting with animation delegates and filmmakers.
19:00 - 20:00 / GSFF DRINKS After twelve years as a project of Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotland’s leading short film event Glasgow Short Film Festival is stepping out as an independent charitable organisation. We’re very excited about this next chapter and we’re on the lookout for new partners and collaborators who share our values. To mark the occasion, we invite you to raise a glass to the festival that Moviemaker magazine inexplicably named one of the 25 coolest in the world. 14 14
20:00 - 00:00 / TILT LAB PARTY Revel in the highlights from the Tilt Lab in the company of the creatives behind the innovative work.
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER: 9:30 - 10:30 / ANIMATION UK
Come and begin your day with breakfast reception, hosted by Animation UK, - Located at the link, located upstairs in the watershed.
11:00 - 12:00 / BRISTOL HARBOUR TOUR A unique informal netwroking session onboard the Tower Belle. Invite only. Supported by British Council and Creative Europe Desk UK
18:00 - 19:00 / CYPRIOT DRINKS Encounters Film Festival and the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section cordially invite you to celebrate the culmination of the “Cyprus Country Focus” at Encounters 2019. Following a day of screenings of contemporary Cypriot cinema, we welcome you to join our guest Cypriot filmmakers and programmers for some traditional nibbles and drinks. The reception will attend the Cypriot General Consul in the UK, Mr. Theodoros Gotsis."
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER: AWARDS PARTY FT. DJ YODA Finally the nail-biting will end and crossed-fingers relaxed as the festival Juries announce their decisions and unwrap the prize-winning films. Alongside cash prizes, the Encounters competition programmes are accredited to a series of major international awards including the Academy Awards(R), BAFTAs and European Film Awards. DJ Yoda’s Tarantino AV show explores the work of one of Hollywood’s most iconic directors, in a live spectacular. The multi award-winning producer takes to the turntables for a new spin on Tarantino’s well-loved cult classics. Expect the unexpected and everything in-between from this preview, as DJ Yoda reinvigorates his craft with wry invention and humorous intent. Yoda’s AV show is perfect for hardcore fans of Tarantino (Pulp Fiction / Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) as well as newly introduced audiences. It’s sure to be a night of epic production from one of the UK’s freshest DJs. Bring your dancing shoes.. 15
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Encounters Film Festival presents an annual International Competition, featuring the best new short and animated films from around the world. Filmmakers in competition are eligible for some of the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the Academy Awards®, the BAFTAs and the European Film Awards. This year we had over 4,200 submissions to be considered for our competition programmes, and our selection team worked hard to select the 273 that are screening in competition this year. Our Juries are made up of film professionals from around the world, we welcome them to Encounters this year and are delighted that they are able to join us.
AWARD WINNERS SCREENINGS You can watch all of this year’s award winners in our Award Winners Screenings which will take place on Saturday 28 September at the following times: 9:30: CINEMA 1 14:30: CINEMA 1 19:30: CINEMA 1
NOMINATIONS Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters Grand Prix Winners will be eligible for an Academy Awards nomination. All British films in compeition are eligible for BAFTA nominations. A film from the International Competition will be nominated by our juries for the European Film Academy awards.
AWARDS PARTY Will take place this year on Friday 27 September at Colston Hall, 8pm til late! Find out who the award winners are and celebrate the end of another great festival year with a dance, we’ll also be joined by DJ Yoda and his AV Tarantino spectacular. Be sure to add a ticket to this event to your pass!
AWARDS BRIEF ENCOUNTERS GRAND PRIX : £2000 ANIMATED ENCOUNTERS GRAND PRIX: £2000 IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS GRAND PRIX: £2000 UK STUDENT AWARD: £500 BEST OF BRITISH LIVE ACTION AWARD: £1000 BEST OF BRITISH ANIMATION AWARD: £1000 DEAF SHORTS AWARD: £500 CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD: £500 YOUTH JURY AWARD: £500 UNCHOSEN AWARD: £500 AUDIENCE AWARD - UK FILM: SPONSORED BY IMDBPRO £500 & 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO IMDBPRO THE FILM THAT WINS THIS AWARD WILL ALSO BE PUT FORWARD AS ENCOUNTERS NOMINATION TO THE TOURING PROGRAMME FROM THE EUROPEAN SHORT FILM AWARD. In partnership with IMDb the winner of the Audience award will receive a 1 year subscription to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals. In partnership with IMDb the winner of the Audience award will receive a 1 year subscription to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals
AUDIENCE AWARD - INTERNATIONAL FILM: SPONSORED BY IMDBPRO £500 & 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO IMDBPRO In partnership with IMDb the winner of the Audience award will receive a 1 year subscription to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals. In partnership with IMDb the winner of the Audience award will receive a 1 year subscription to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS JURY ELOISE KING Eloise is an award-winning Director and Producer telling powerful stories that foreground marginalised voices in mainstream and popular culture. Most recently, King was Global Executive Producer at VICE, leading amulti-award-winning international team across territories including: North America, South America, Europe & Asia. Previous titles include: The Gatherings (Grierson nominated), Kids Behind Bars (ITV), Pins and Needles (VICE, Broadcast Award nominated for Best Popular Factual Programme 2017), and Gurls Talk with Adwoa Aboah (i-D, Lovies Award -Best Lifestyle video). She has crossed digital and major terrestrial platforms including BBC, Channel 4, ITV, MTV, A&E and Al Jazeera English and has exhibited films at the ICA, BFI, Tate Britain and Museum of African Diaspora. In addition to directing commercial projects for Louis Vuitton, Nike and Twitter. LARA ZEIDAN Lara Zeidan is a Lebanese/Canadian filmmaker based in London. After completing a BA in Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut, she enrolled at the London Film School, MA in Filmmaking course, where she developed her skills as a writer/director. Her graduation film Three Centimetres had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2018, where it won the 32nd Teddy Award for Best Short Film. Since then, it has been selected for more than 80 festivals over the world. She is currently completing her IRIS Prize funded short film A Beautiful Form to See. TONIA MISHIALI Tonia is a Cypriot director, screenwriter and producer who loves making films that deal with social and womenâ€™s issues. She is a member of the European Film Academy and the European Women's Audiovisual Network, Berlinale Talents alumna and co-artistic director of Cyprus Film Days International Festival, having also served as vice president of the Board of the Directors Guild of Cyprus.
ABIGAIL ADDISON Abigail is a Producer, and is a Director of agency Animate Projects that works at the intersection of animation, film and art. She recently co-produced experimental animation Iâ€™m OK with the National Film Board of Canada, which was nominated for the BAFTA British Short Animation 2019. Over the past 12 years she has produced many innovative projectsincluding 15 shorts for Channel 4â€™s Random Acts. She is currently producing an experimental short with artist Dominica Harrison that has BFI NETWORK support, and a multi-disciplinary project with artist Eric Fong. HELEN BRUNSDON Helen has worked extensively across the animation industry as a consultant, producer and executive working with some of the most creative names in animation including Aardman, Arthurcox, Brothers McLeod, CBBC, Creative Skillset and Disney. Whilst at Aardman, Helen played an important part in developing new projects for broadcast, and headed up the short film content, executive producing the BAFTA and multi award winning THE PEARCE SISTERS. JEN HALL Jen Hall is the producer, programmer and co-founder of Manchester Animation Festival, the UK's largest animation festival. Before setting up the festival she curated a touring programme of short animated films with director Q&As with Skwigly Online Animation Magazine and was a short film programmer at Bradford Animation Festival where she worked for 7 years. She has served as a jury member at several international animation festivals. Outside of the festival she is Film Programme Producer for HOME, Manchester's centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film.
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IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS JURY CHARLOTTE CORCHETE A researcher at EHESS, École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris, she was born in France in 1992 and graduated from La Fémis in 2017. During her young career she has had the opportunity to work in the programming department of the film collection of the Centre Pompidou and to manage the production and distribution of several independent films. She heads the short film committee of the Locarno Film Festival’s selection committee. SANNE JEHOUL Sanne Jehoul is the co-director of Glasgow Short Film Festival and a programmer & producer at Document Human Rights Film Festival. She also freelances as a writer, conversation host, and curator, and has previous experience in broadcast production and script development. She has worked in arts and media in her home country Belgium as well as in China and the Basque Country. Since early 2019 she sits on the advisory board of Femspectives, a new feminist film festival in Glasgow. NICOLAS BURLET Fascinated since childhood by cinema and friends with the director Zoltán Horváth, they associated in 2001 and founded Nadasdy Film, running in addition to Nicolas’ other professional activities. Since the beginning of 2008 he devoted himself entirely to the activity of producer and development of Nadasdy Film. Nicolas Burlet has produced work selected in more than 1,000 festivals including Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin, Venice, Cannes and Sundance.
STUDENT ENCOUNTERS JURY EIBH COLLINS Eibh is a short film programmer and film festival manager. Formerly the proud manger of Indiecork from its inception 2013 until 2018, Eibh is currently the short film programmer for Irish Screen America, Irish Film London and the Oscaraccredited Galway Film Fleadh. Eibh has a strong knowledge of and love for short film and has curated and has guest-programmed dozens of Irish short film (focus and retrospective) programmes for a variety of festivals across the world. Eibh also hates writing about herself in the third person. 20 20
Laura Tofarides is a stop-motion Animator and puppet maker and co-organiser of Cardiff Animation Festival. After completing her animation degree at the UWE in 2014, Laura went on to earn a Certificate in Character Animation from the NFTS at Aardman. Laura has worked on a number of commercials, animated shorts and features including Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, Early Man and Isle of Dogs. WIM VANACKER After studying psychology in Belgium, Wim Vanacker moved to Dublin to work as a psychologist in the field of drug addiction. Three years later, he picked up studying again at EICAR where he made two shorts : Endgame and The Naked leading the Blind. After graduating, he discovered NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema where he became the Head of the Script Department and the Project manager of the MEDIA funded project, European Short Pitch. Furthermore, he’s a member of the Selection Committee for the Official Short Film Competition of the Cannes Film Festival
YOUTH JURY This year the Youth Jury is made up of young adults from the Articulate Cultural Trust. Based in Glasgow, Articulate exists to support arts access and participation by children, young people and adults who are least likely to engage in creative activity, or who face significant barriers to taking part, and yet have the greatest potential to benefit from doing so. This specialist focus supports improvements in achievement and attainment, empowerment and well-being JURORS: ASHLEY MAYER & NICOLE SIM
CHILDREN'S JURY An exciting selection of new short films from around the world chosen by young people for young people This year, Kingdown School in Warminster, Wiltshire have been running a philosophy film club through educational organisation Into Film since 2013 and use their weekly screenings to watch and discuss a range of modern and classic films. Into Film is a not-for-profit organisation supported principally by the BFI (through the National Lottery), Cinema First and Northern Ireland Screen and puts film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development. To find out more you can visit their website – www.intofilm.org. 21
DEPICT JURY RACHEL MORRISON A.S.C Heading up the jury on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society, Rachel Morrison’s path to cinematography fittingly began in childhood with a still camera. She is best known for her work on Mudbound, for which she earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and her collaboration with director Ryan Coogler, first on Fruitvale Station then on Black Panther. She has lensed numerous independent productions, many premiered at Sundance and garnered several other awards for her imagery, including two Outstanding Cinematography Emmy Nominations for her work on Netflix's What Happened, Miss Simone? and Showtime’s Riker’s High. CATHERINE BRAY Catherine is an award-winning producer, critic and broadcaster. She also works as a commissioner in the arts, having been appointed Commissioning Editor for 4Talent Central by Channel 4 in 2008 and currently runs Channel 4’s Random Acts strand, commissioning and acquiring some 80 short films a year. Her work as a producer includes feature documentaries Beyond Clueless. CHRIS AUTY Former film critic Chris Auty has produced films including Stealing Beauty, My Summer of Love, and 24 Hour Party People and is currently Head of Producing at NFTS. He sits on the governing board of the European Film Academy and has launched a new course Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives, backed by the NFTS, Ingenious Media, and Sir Richard Branson. DAVID SPROXTON David is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman. Together with co-founder Peter Lord, he has overseen the development of the company from a two-man partnership to one of the pre-eminent animation houses in the industry.
MOLLY COWDEROY Molly is the Communications Manager at Shooting People, the Independent Filmmakers’ Network. Shooting People facilitates creativity in film by helping members connect and collaborate to get their films made and seen. SP runs an array of filmmaker events and activities, including the career development short film competition NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS. For the past six years Molly has also been a programmer for Leeds International Film Festival, curating the feature selection and the Academy Award qualifying International Short Film Competition.
SORCHA BACON Sorcha is a BAFTA and BIFA nominated producer and founder of Try Hard Films. She is behind shorts such as Wren Boys, If You Knew and Pompeii. She’s in development for her debut feature, Maria, with BBC Films, BFI and Creative England as part of iFeatures 2019 and has upcoming projects with BBC Films, Film4, The Uncertain Kingdom, Doc Society and Lush Film Fund. In 2018, Sorcha was announced as one of six emerging LGBT filmmakers with BAFTA and BFI Flare and in 2019, she was named one of 25 Lodestars by Film London.
JESS LOVELAND Jess oversees the national strategy for the BFI NETWORK, the BFI’s new and emerging talent development programme, working closely with the UK-wide team of Talent Execs and colleagues in the BFI Film Fund. Jess has worked within NETWORK for five years, previously she was a regional Talent Exec with Film Hub North and was also a Production and Development Exec at Creative England.
WELCOME TO THE LIVE ACTION PROGRAMME: Every year we have the great privilege of being exposed to brand new short films from all corners of the world. As this banquet of rich pickings gets wider with each call for submissions, our role as programmers becomes increasingly daunting as well as endlessly surprising and thought-provoking. Gaia Meucci-Astley Short Film Programmer The short form continues to occupy a free and unruly territory, still largely unscathed by the stifling dynamics and trends dominating the film industry business. As a festival, this unpredictability keeps us on our toes, constantly reassessing our efforts to make sense of the moods and trajectories voiced by the talent emerging in short filmmaking today. The line-up of the international competition sets out to reflect the double-edged quality of the mood infusing this yearâ€™s live-action crop, one of malaise as well as defiance, voicing the struggle to navigate our troubled and intensely divided times. Refraining from adopting an all-too-tempting, one dimensional bleak perspective, the stories in these programmes explore the complexity of whatâ€™s going on in the world while at the same time challenge feelings of powerlessness and defeat. Combining the personal and the political, through their bold narrative and aesthetic choices these short films are also brimming with courage, energy and empowerment, often shaking our deep-seated views and leaving us questioning the ways we relate to other human beings as well as to the bigger picture. As we get ready to warmly welcome the filmmakers, our audience and our guests, we renew our commitment to make Encounters an inclusive and convivial space of excitement and discovery, one in which films can still inspire us, remind us of what brings people together and spark conversations and connections. See you all in the cinema.
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 10:00 - 11:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Encompassing dysfunctional family units, tight-knit neighbourhoods, isolated tribes and crowded, sweltering swimming pools, here’s a closer look at the forces activated when people need to function in a group. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. AZAAR / 2019 / UK / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: MYRIAM RAJA A tribe of women await their men's return from war. Azaar, one of the last young girls in the village is intertwined between her mother, grandmother and the rest of the tribe, as she comes to learn the true cost of womanhood. Writer: MYRIAM RAJA; Producer: NATHANAEL BARING; Editor: STELLA HEATH KEIR; Cinematographer: MICHAEL FILOCAMO; Production Design: LAUREN TAYLOR; Composer: ROSHAN GUNGA; Sound Design: BENJAMIN GOODALL; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
STAY AWAKE, BE READY / 2019 / VIETNAM & SOUTH KOREA & USA / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: PHAM THIEN AN On a street corner a mysterious conversation among three young men at a street stalls. Meanwhile a traffic accident on a motorbike. The night brings together sketch a multicolor frame of reality. Writer: PHAM THIEN AN ; Producer(s): PHAM THIEN AN & TRAN VAN THI Editor: PHAM THIEN AN; Cinematographer: DINH DUY HUNG; Sound Design:TAMAS STEGER & DO VU; Contact: email@example.com
THE GOLDEN LEGEND / 2019 / SPAIN / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: CHEMA GARCÍA IBARRA & ION DE SOSA A summer day at the swimming pool of the village of Montánchez, Spain. From above, Our Lady of Consolation of the Castle keeps her watchful gaze. Writer: CHEMA GARCÍA IBARRA; Producer: LEIRE APELLANIZ; Cinematography: ION DE SOSA; Editor(s): CHEMA GARCÍA IBARRA & ION DE SOSA; Production Design: LEONOR DÍAZ; Contact: CHEMA GARCÌA IBARRA; firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE ACTION 1: GROUP DYNAMICS
A COLD SUMMER NIGHT / 2018 / INDIA / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: YASH SAWANT In a conformist Goan neighbourhood, Ketan, a Maharashtrian migrant finds himself in cold sweat one fateful night. Writer: YASH SAWANT; Producer: ARVIN VAZ; Executive Producer: AJAY SAWANT & DINKAR KARAPURKAR; Cinematography: YASH SAWANT; Editor: Yash Sawant; Sound Design: BIKAL PRADHAN; Contact: YASH SAWANT; email@example.com
THE TENT / 2019 / NORWAY / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: REBECCA FIGENSCHAU A dysfunctional family is struggling to put up a complicated tent. The tension is forcing an underlying conflict to the surface. Writer: REBECCA FIGENSCHAU; Producer: FRODE SØBSTAD; Cinematography: MARTE VOLD; Editor: MATHILDE FRIDLUND; Sound Design:ANNA NILSSON; Contact: TORIL SIMONSEN, firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE ACTION 2: PRESSURE POINTS WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 14:00 - 15:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Ready to relax? Think twice and take deep breaths as you sit through this selection of ebullient stories exploring danger zones, states of emergency and a peek at the dizzying dynamics at play in the kitchen of a top restaurant. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. PATISION AVENUE / 2018 / GREECE / 13 MINS
DIRECTOR: THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS A single mother’s most important roles in life will collide over the phone, during a long take shot in the centre of Athens. Writer(s): THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS, YORGOS ANGELOPOULOS & PAVLOS SIFAKIS; Producer: IOANNA BOLOMYTI; Cinematography: YANNIS FOTOU; Editor: PANOS AGGELOPOULOS; Production Design: THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS; Sound Design: ALEJANDRO CABRERA; Contact: IOANNA BOLOMYTI; email@example.com
BOILING POINT / 2018 / UK / 22 MINS
DIRECTOR: PHILIP BARANTINI A single-take snapshot of the immense stress and skills of a talented head chef reveals that things are about to burst behind his restaurant’s façade. Contact: PHILIP BARANTINI, firstname.lastname@example.org
A SISTER / 2018 / BELGIUM / 17 MINS
DIRECTOR: DELPHINE GIRARD A night. A car. A woman in trouble. A call.
Writer: DELPHINE GIRARD; Producer: JACQUES-HENRI BRONCKART; Executive Producer: LAURA HUBIN; Cinematography: JULIETTE VAN DORMAE; Editor: DAMIEN KEYEUX; Composer: FRÉDÉRIC VERCHEVAL; Sound Design: EMMANUEL DE BOISSIEU; Sound Design: EMMANUEL DE BOISSIEU; Music: FRÉDÉRIC VERCHEVAL; Contact: ANNE-FRANÇOISE REYNDERS, email@example.com
THE FOREIGNER / 2019 / UK / 12 MINS
DIRECTOR: BEN ALLEN Fleeing the political unrest in his homeland and journeying through a broken Europe, a British man finds himself seeking asylum on the Turkish border. Desperate, and armed with only rudimentary language skills, he is intent on convincing the authorities to give him a chance at a new life. Writer: BEN ALLEN; Producer: CHARLOTTE HOWLEY; Executive Producer: MEHMET ERYILMAZ; Cinematography: OSCAR PARTRIDGE; Editor: ROBBIE GIBBON; Production Design: IZZET ERS; Composer: GRANT OLDING; Contact: CHARLOTTE HOWLEY; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT / 2018 / ROMANIA & SPAIN / 23 MINS DIRECTOR: BOGDAN MURESANU On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Ceausescu's bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead. Writer: BOGDAN MURESANU; Producer(s): BOGDAN MURESANU, VLAD IORGA, VICTOR DUMITROVICI, EDUARDO M ESCRIBANO SOLERA & DAN BURLAC, Cinematography: TUDOR PLATON; Editor: Andrei Balasoiu; Contact: MAILUKI FILMS, email@example.com
LIVE ACTION 3: UNSEEN FORCES WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 16:00 - 17:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The supernatural takes centre stage as mysterious forces and events in the here and the hereafter provide the backdrop for stories defying the laws of nature as we know them. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. THE BONY LADY / 2018 / UNITED STATES & BRAZIL & MEXICO / 20 MINS DIRECTOR(S): THIAGO ZANATO & ADRIANA BARBOSA Arely Vazquez is a Mexican transgender woman leader of the Saint Death Cult living in Queens, New York. During her yearly celebration to "La Flaca" (The Bony Lady), as she likes to call her, Arely faces a lot of challenges to fulfill a promise she made ten years ago. Writer(s): ADRIANA BARBOSA & THIAGO ZANATO; Producer: SEBASTIAN DIAZ AGUIRRE; Executive Producer: THIAGO ZANATO; Cinematographer: ALEJANDRO MEJIA; Editor: RODRIGO CARNEIRO; Composer: THIAGO ZANATO & MAX BLUM; Sound Design: SOUNDER MX; Contact: ADRIANA BARBOSA; firstname.lastname@example.org
FATHERLAND / 2018 / GEORGIA / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: GEORGE SIKHARULIDZE Gori, Republic of Georgia, 2016: on the 63rd anniversary of Stalin's death, his worshipers gather outside of his birthplace to demand his canonization as a saint when out of nowhere Stalin himself returns from the dead. Writer: GEORGE SIKHARULIDZE; Producer: MARIAM DVALISHVILI; Cinematography: GURI GOLIADZE; Editor: GEORGE SIKHARULIDZE; Production Design: KETI NADIBAIDZE; Composer: PAUL TYAN; Sound Design: MICHELLE IRVING; Contact: GEORGE SIKHARULIDZE; email@example.com
HARD, CRACKED THE WIND / 2019 / UK / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: MARK JENKIN Compelled to buy an old writing case a poet is driven to complete the poem within by the ghost of the last owner Writer: ADRIAN BAILEY; Producer(s): KATE BYERS & DENZIL MONK & LINN WAITE; Cinematographer: WILL PUGH; Editor: MARK JENKIN; Production Design: MAE VOOGD; Composer: KINGSLEY MARSHALL; Contact: EARLY DAY FILMS; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FIRST DAYS / 2019 / NORWAY, DENMARK / 15 MINS
Writer: PER SCHREINER; Producer(s): MIKAEL WINDELIN, PERNILLE MUNK SKYDSGAARD, GARY CRANNER & GISLE TVEITO; Cinematographer: NADIM CARLSEN; Editor: REIDAR EWING; Production Design: TERESE ARILDSDATTER RIIS; Composer: KRISTIAN EIDNES ANDERSEN; Sound Design: GISLE TVEITO; Contact: TORIL SIMONSEN; email@example.com
ALL INCLUSIVE / 2019 / FINLAND / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: TEEMU NIKKI Kalervo has felt powerless all his life, unable to fight back, until Annukka—a woman who loves him—gives Kalervo a life altering gift. Like with many of director Nikki’s works, All Inclusive can be interpreted in many ways, but at the core it’s a film about power, love and change. If you could right the wrongs in your life, would you, and would you stop there?
DIRECTOR: NINA KNAG A recently deceased middle-aged woman wakes up in a waiting room version of the afterlife.
Writer: TEEMU NIKKI; Producer(s): JANI PÖSÖ & TEEMU NIKKI; Cinematography: JARMO KIURU; Editor: TEEMU NIKKI; Composer: JANNE HUTTUNEN; Sound Design: TUOMAS SEPPÄNEN; Music: JANNE HUTTUNEN
LIVE ACTION 4: TIES THAT BIND THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 10:00 - 11:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Whether emotional, physical or digital, the threads that keep us connected with each other leave a profound, indelible mark in the lives of these siblings, friends and lovers. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. LITTLE GREY BUBBLES / 2018 / CANADA / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: CHARLES WAHL Kim travels to her best friend’s funeral and awkwardly meets his family and friends for the first time. Their friendship had been exclusively online Writer: CHARLES WAHL; Producer(s): CHARLES WAHL, JOSH MACDONALD & KEVIN KINCAID; Executive Producer: MIKE MASTERS; Cinematographer: KEVIN A. FRASER; Editor: AMY MIELKE; Production Design: MICHEAL PIERSON; Sound Design: ERIEN EADY-WARD; Contact: CHARLES WAHL; firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO APPROACH A GIANT HOLE / 2018 / FINLAND / 22 MINS DIRECTOR: SAWANDI GROSKIND A big sinkhole emerges in a small town ahead of the local election. Masoud, a local politician in the midst of his election campaign, picks up his brother from a mental health clinic. Writer: SAWANDI GROSKIND & QUYNH TRAN; Producer(s): SAWANDI GROSKIND & QUYNH TRAN; Executive Producer: TERESA EKMAN; Cinematographer: JOHANNES ÖSTERGÅRD; Editor: NINA IJÄS; Composer: BENNY OJALA; Sound Design: KLOSSE J. WISTBACKA; Music: BENNY OJALA; Contact: BENNY OJALA; email@example.com
NO ILL WILL (IKKI ILLA MEINT) / 2018 / FINLAND / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: ANDRIAS HØGENNI Elinborg accidentally runs into her friend Marita at the grocery store. The conversation is civil yet slightly awkward, as Elinborg has forgotten Marita´s birthday. Writer: ANDRIAS HØGENNI; Producer: JOHANNES ROTHAUS NØRREGAARD; Cinematographer: JAN BASTIAN MUÑOZ MARTHINSEN; Editor: ANIA DE SÁ MADSEN; Production Design: CAMILLA SILVANA NAVARRO HORWALT; Composer: SUNE KØLSTER; Sound Design: VALDEMAR BLAAKILDE FINK; contact: Johannes Nørregaard; firstname.lastname@example.org
UNFOLDED / 2019 / ITALY & LITHUANIA / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: CRISTINA PICCHI After a sleepless night, a woman leaves her house determined to put an end to her tormented relationship. But some memories are not so easy to leave behind. An intimate portrait of a soul suspended between the cathartic power of a new chance and the nostalgia of an unretrievable past. Writer: CRISTINA PICCHI; Producer(s): DANIELE SEGRE & DANIELE DE CICCO; Cinematographer: SAULIUS LUKOSEVICIUS; Editor: CRISTINA PICCHI; Composer: VALERIO CAMPORINI F; Sound Design: MIRKO GUERRA; Contact: SALVO CUTAIA; email@example.com
GOLDFISH / 2018 / UK / 19 MINS DIRECTOR: HECTOR DOCTRILL A story about a little girl searching for her brother’s heart inside the body of a stranger. A heart keeps you alive but it’s love that makes you live. Writer(s): HECTOR DOCKRILL & LAURA DOCKRILL; Producer(s): BEN TURNBULL & HARRI KAMALANATHAN; Executive Producer: JAMES SORTON; Cinematographer: DEEPA KESHVALA; Contact: ELLIE SANDERS WRIGHT; firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 14:00 - 15:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
We tiptoe into the intimate confessions and very private journeys of characters laying their bodies and souls bare and sharing the most intimate and vulnerable parts of themselves, up-close-and-personal. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WATER AND MOON / 2018 CHINA & USA / 16 MINS
DIRECTOR: JIAN LUO During an attempted abortion, a girl gives birth to a live jellyfish. Contact: JIAN LUO; email@example.com
REHEARSAL / 2019 / USA / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: COURTNEY HOPE THEROND A film crew for an upcoming feature film pushes the boundaries of consent during a courtesy rehearsal for its female lead. Writer: COURTNEY HOPE THEROND; Producer(s): JESSICA MENDEZ SIQUEIROS & COURTNEY HOPE THEROND; Executive Producer: NICOLE CRESPO; Cinematographer: AMANDA TREYZ; Editor: JESSICA MENDEZ SIQUEIROS; Conatct: JESSICA MENDEZ SIQUEIROS; firstname.lastname@example.org
THRIVE / 2018 / UK / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: JAMIE DI SPIRITO A hook-up between two young men - they make a connection, but it quickly becomes apparent they're looking for different things. Writer: Jamie Di Spirito; Producer: Lewis Partovi; Cinematographer: Brian Fawcett; Editor: Bridge Williams; Production Design: Pheobe Platman; Sound Design: Sashko Potter Micevsk; Contact: Lewis Partovi; email@example.com
LIVE ACTION 5: PRIVATE PARTS
MY OWN KIND / 2019 / GERMANY / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: MIRJAM KHERA Lilith recounts fragments of her life, that is governed by the expectations of others. Lilith confides for the first time that she didn’t want it. That she couldn’t love it. That she regrets not only its death but also its birth. Writer(s): MIRJAM KHERA & JONATAN GELLER-HARTUNG; Producer(s): JONATAN GELLER-HARTUNG & JOHN HURLEY; Cinematographer: JAN PHILIP ERNSTING; Editor: MARIE FONTANEL; Production Design: MARILENA BÜLD; Sound Design: TILL ALDINGER & MICHAEL HOLZ; Contact: CRISTINA MARX; firstname.lastname@example.org
A RIVER THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS / 2018 / PORTUGAL / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: JOSÉ MAGRO Just like a young man starting to love, a river has to find its way through the mountains. Writer(s): JOSÉ MAGRO, MIGUEL SANTA & TIAGO CARVALHO; Producer: HUGO RAMOS; Executive producer: HUGO RAMOS; Cinematographer: MIGUEL SANTA & TIAGO CARVALHO; Editor: JOSÉ MAGRO, MIGUEL SANTA & TIAGO CARVALHO; Sound Design: DINIS HENRIQUES & TIAGO CARDOSO; Music: AL BOWLY; Conatct: LILIANA COSTA; email@example.com
WATERMELON JUICE / 2019 / SPAIN / 22 MINS DIRECTOR: IRENE MORAY Barbara and Pol spend a few days on holiday with a group of friends in a house surrounded by nature. They want to have a good time and find a peaceful space where they can enjoy their intimacy.With the support of Pol, in the midst of nature, between tears and laughter, Barbara will heal old wounds and redefine her sexuality. Writer: IRENE MORAY; Producer: MIRIAM PORTÉ; Executive Producer: GERARD MARGINEDAS; cinematographer: IRENE MORAY; Editor: ANA PFAFF; Production Design: MARINA PÉREZ; Composer: NICO ROIG; Sound Design: XAVI SAUCEDO; Music: NICO ROIG; contact: SHORTCAT CATALAN FILMS; firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE ACTION 6: FLYING THE NEST THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 16:00 - 17:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Trudging in a quagmire of enduring parental control, a sense of duty and the urge to find a place in the world, this programme shines a light at the complexities and pitfalls involved in becoming a proper grown-up. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. 32 32
MOTHER'S DAY / 2018 / HUNGARY / 15 MINS Juli and Réka have decided to take their relationship to the next level. They are waiting for Juli's mother for dinner so they can tell her the news.This is not gonna be easy as Mari has always been critical towards her daughter. Writer(s): DORKA VERMES & MÁTÉ FAZEKAS; Producer(s): GÁBOR OSVÁTH, FERENC PUSZTAI, LINDA PFEIFFER & GYÖRGY PÁLOS; Cinematographer: LEVENTE TÓTH; Editor: LÁSZLÓ DUNAI; Production Design: LILLA DANIELLA NACSA; Composer: BENCE FARKAS; Sound Design: BALÁZS NECZ & ERVIN STARK; Contact: GÁBOR OSVÁTH; email@example.com
UNEATABLE / 2018 / UK / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: SOPHIE KING In 90s Norfolk, teenage Branwen leads a dreary existence of caring for her mother and enduring the men in her life. It's only when she makes a strange friend one dark night that she realises that everything can change. Writer: Rosamund Attwood; Producer: Shereen Ali; Cinematography: Molly Manning Walker; Editor: Sophie King; Composer: Stephanie Taylor; Sound Design: Ines Adriana; Conatct: Festivals Department; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LOVE CIRCUS / 2018 / PORTUGAL & FRANCE / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: MIGUEL CLARA VASCONCELOS Alberto (40) lives with his mother in an apartment complex where he also works. When the Love Circus settles near by, disrupting his everyday life. Writer: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos; Producer(s): Nuno Rodrigues, Miguel Dias & Louise Hentgen; Cinematography: Manuel Pinho Braga; Editor: Diogo Baldaia; Sound Design: Rafael Cardoso; Contact: Liliana Costa; email@example.com
LOVE 404 / 2018 / POLAND / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: AGATA BAUMGART Rena is on the threshold of adulthood. For her and her mother, the Internet is a form of escape from their humdrum everyday lives. Writer: AGATA BAUMGART; Producer: EWA JASTRZEBSKA; Cinematography: Piotr Pawlus & Grzegorz Pacek; Editor: Svitlana Topor; Sound Design: Olga Pietrzak; Music: Damian Pielka; Contact: Marta Swiatek; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: DORKA VERMES
CARLITO LEAVES FOREVER / 2018 / PERU & FRANCE / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: QUENTIN LAZZAROTTO A short poetic film following Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decided to leave and change his life forever. Writer: QUENTIN LAZZAROTTO; Producer: QUENTIN LAZZAROTTO; Cinematography: QUENTIN LAZZAROTTO; Editor: QUENTIN LAZZAROTTO; Composer: ARTHUR DAIRAINE; sound Design: JEAN GOUDIER; Contact: ALEXANDRE DE VILLENEUVE; email@example.com
PALE SAINT / 2019 / UK, IRELAND, USA & DENMARK / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: RHYS MARC JONES Summer. 1991. Kat must stave off a pressing responsibility as she escapes her family for a night of freedom and fun. Contact: RHYS JONES; Rmj309@nyu.edu
LIVE ACTION 7: BAD BEHAVIOUR FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 10:00 - 11:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Rebels, transgressors, outlaws, vengeful outcasts: a thought-provoking and entertaining journey into the different meanings of subversion in the company of a group of female trouble-makers. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. ARE YOU LISTENING MOTHER / 2019 / GERMANY & TURKEY / 19 MINS DIRECTOR: TUNA KAPTAN A Kurdish woman is sentenced to house arrest. Her older is torn between obedience and rebellion. How far is he ready to go? Writer: TUNA KAPTAN; Producer: TUNA KAPTAN; Executive Producer: SARA MERIH ERTAS; Cinematography: ROY YUNUS IMER; Editor: SOPHIE OLDENBOURG; Production Design: CENK AYDIN; Composer: ÖZGÜR AKGÜL; Sound Design: CLEMENS BECKER; Music: ÖZGÜR AKGÜL; Contact:TUNA KAPTAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
LONELY LAURA AND HER SISTER NIAMH / 2018 / UK / 15 MINS Laura wants to go out tonight, not clean blood off the sofa. A short film about sisters and psychopaths, starring Yasmin Paige and Grainné O’Mahony. Writer: FLORENCE HYDE; Producer: JACOB SACKS-JONES; Cinematography: JACOB SACKS-JONES; Production Design: LAURA MURRAY; Composer: CORA MIRON; Contact: TINITE FILMS; email@example.com
SHE RUNS / 2019 / CHINA & FRANCE / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: QIU YANG In an ordinary Chinese winter, a small city junior high student, YU, tries to quit her school aerobic dancing team. Writer: QIU YANG; Producer(s): LIN FAN, EDMOND YANG, JUSTIN PECHBERTY & DAMIEN MEGHERBI; Executive Producer: ALLEN ZHU; Cinematography: Constanze SCHMITT; Editor: Carlo Francisco MANATAD; Production Design: SHAN Yinghao; Composer: Ryan SOMERVILLE; Sound Design: MEI Zhu, Livia RUZIC & Emmanuel CROSET; contact: Wouter Jansen; firstname.lastname@example.org
UPLOAD TO STORY / 2018 / SWEDEN / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: EMMA PÅL BRUNZELL Two friends can’t afford their rent and decide to take criminal actions, as they document the act through an app. Writer: EMMA PÅL BRUNZELL; Producer: EMMA PÅL BRUNZELL; Executive Producer:RICHARD THORNÉUS; Cinematography: MILJA ROSSI; Editor: EMMA PÅL BRUNZELL; Animator(s): AUGUST FLORÉN & ELLE FRANKENBERG; Production Design: ANNIKA JOHANSSON & ELLE FRANKENBERG; Composer: MINNA BOLIN; sound design: LUKAS PERSSOn; Music: MINNA BOLIN; Contact: EMMA PÅL BRUNZELL; email@example.com
BROTHER, MOVE ON / 2018 / SWITZERLAND / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: ANTSHI VON MOOS A taxi service "for women by women" offers a small step towards gender equality in Delhi. Writer: ANTSHI VON MOOS; Producer: ANTSHI VON MOOS; Cinematography: RANGOLI AGARWAL; Editor: ANTSHI VON MOOS; Music: ZENTRALTON ROLAND WIDMER; Contact: ALICE PHOEBE LOU; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DEVIL'S HARMONY / 2019 / UK / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: DYLAN HOLMES WILLIAMS A bullied teenage girl leads an a cappella club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies. Writer(s): JESS O‘KANE & DYLAN HOLMES WILLIAMS; Producer(s): NATHAN CRAIG, ANTHONY TOMA, SEANY STUART, RAMIN SABI & ADAM RAE; Cinematography: DAVID WRIGHT; Editor: MDHAMIRI A NKEMI; Production Design: KAT HAWKER; Composer: FINN KEANE; Sound Design: JOSH CAMPBELL; Contact: DYLAN WILLIAMS; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: FLORENCE HYDE
LIVE ACTION 8: HIGH STAKES FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 14:00 - 15:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
From harrowing to humorous and encompassing very contemporary burning issues, the short films in this programme take a look at the very different ways people can put themselves on the line. After all, what have you got to lose? There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. MATCH / 2018 / FINLAND / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: PIA ANDELL Two middleaged women on a tennis court. One hour match. One wants desperately to win, and the other is afraid of competing. Writer: PIA ANDELL; Producer: PIA ANDELL; Editor: ANTTI RUUSVUORI; Animator: ANTONY BENTLEY; Sound Design: TIMO HIETALA; Music: KIRSI KORHONEN; Contact: TIMO HIETALA; otto. firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AFGHANISTANS / 2019 / ROMANIA / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: ADRIAN SILISTEANU Sporadic gunshots echo among the ruins of a village which, though abandoned, is an objective of great import for the Romanian government. This forces two young men to lead a hard negotiation, both for the fate of the settlement and for their own future. Writer(s): CLAUDIA SILIȘTEANU & ADRIAN SILIȘTEANU; Producer: ANAMARIA ANTOCI; Cinematography: ADRIAN SILIȘTEANU; Editor: IOACHIM STROE; Composer: MARIUS LEFTĂRACHE; sound Design: MARIUS LEFTĂRACHE; Contact: ADRIAN SITARU; email@example.com
THE TOUGH / 2019 / POLAND / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: MARCIN POLAR The camera follows a man, step by step, and takes part in the exploration of the spaces never seen before, which more and more fiercely resist the delicate human matter. Writer: MARCIN POLAR; Producer: EWA JASTRZEBSKA; Cinematography: MARCIN POLAR; Editor: ALEKSANDRA GOWIN; Sound Design: MICHAL FOJCIK; Contact: MARTA SWIATEK; firstname.lastname@example.org
CEREMONY NIGHT / 2019 / IRAN / 15 MINS An hour before a funfair is opened, a worker falls to his death down the big wheel, and the other workers are forced to keep silent and continue the opening ceremony. Writer(s): BEHNAM ABEDI & HAMED HOSEINI SANGARI;; Producer(s): POOYAN SEDGHI , BEHNAM ABEDI & YASAMAN MORADI; Cinematography: HAMED HOSEINI SANGARI; Editor: POOYAN SHOLEVAR; Production Design: FARAZ MODIRI; Contact: Benham Abedi; email@example.com
IF THIS ISN'T LOVE / 2018 / CANADA / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: LUIZA COCORA In a Montreal park, a couple are about to immortalize what should have been one of the happiest memories of their life, their wedding. Writer: LUIZA COCORA; Producer(s): HANY OUICHOU & JEANNEMARIE POULAIN; Cinematography: LÉNA MILL-REUILLARD; Editor(s): TERENCE CHOTARD & EMMANUELLE LANE; Production Design: ANNICK MARION; Sound Design: SYLVAIN BELLEMARE; Contact: PIERRE BROUILLETTE-HAMELIN; firstname.lastname@example.org
SHEEP / 2018 / MALTA / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: THOMAS GEORGIADIS Based on a true Story. As EU regulations are slowly being implemented on the island of Malta, one farmer has discovered that by not registering his sheep, the sheep are now illegal. Writer(s): MAARS VAN HAAFTEN & THOMAS GEORGIADIS; Producer: OLIVER MALIA; Executive Producer: MAARS VAN HAAFTEN; Cinematography: NICO GÜHLSTORF; Editor: RICARDO ROJSTACZER; Sound Design: RICARDO ROJSTACZER; Music: JAMES BARTOLO; Contact:: THOMAS GEORGIADIS; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: BEHNAM ABEDI
LIVE ACTION 9: PLACES WE CALL HOME FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 16:00 - 17:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The home we love, the home we lose. The home we dream of, the home we return to. Many films this year have engaged with the idea of home, often as a reflection on the deeply unsettled and unequal world we live in. Alternatively heart-breaking and heart-warming, here’s a selection of some of the most poignant ones. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. BELLMOUTH / 2018 / THE NETHERLANDS & UK / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: JOSEPH ROBERTS Amy and her little brother are taken on an impromptu camping trip for her 15th Birthday by her Dad. Writer(s): JOSEPH ROBERTS & STEVEN CAMDEN; Producer(s): SARAI CARSON & JOSEPH ROBERTS; Executive Producer(s): CHARLIE COVELL, NICK CRABB & RICHARDO PATE; Cinematography: JOB KRAIIJEVELD; Editor: WILL JUDGE; Production Design: TIM GIBSON; Composer: JOHNNY PARRY; Sound Design: JOHN HENDICOTT; Music: JOHNNY PARRY & JOHN HENDICOTT; Contact: JOSEPH ROBERTS; firstname.lastname@example.org
VIKTORIA / 2018 / ICELAND & USA / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: BRÚSI ÓLASON A strong willed woman in her 60s has to face running her dairy farm on her own. Writer: BRÚSI ÓLASON; Producer(s): KARI ULFSSON & MAGGIE BRIGGS; Executive Producer: INGI OSKARSSON; Cinematography: MAGGA VALA; Editor: BRÚSI ÓLASON; Production Design: SIGGA REGINA; Composer: DADI FREYR; Contact: BRÚSI ÓLASON; email@example.com
PARCHED RETURN / 2019 / BRAZIL / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: ROBERTO VEIGA 30 years after leaving, Marieta returns to the village she was born in, Volta Seca. Traversing through familiar landscapes, she dives headfirst into retrieving memories of her youth, seeking for the true spirit of this journey. Writer: ROBERTO VEIGA; Producer: ELIXIR ENTRETENIMENTO; Executive Producer: DENIS FEIJÃO & VITOR CUNHA.; Cinematographer: DANILO ROSA; Editor: CAIO SALES; Composer: NICOLAU DOMINGUES & CAIO DOMINGUES; Contact: Nascente Filmes; firstname.lastname@example.org
GOD NEVER DIES / 2018 / IRELAND & USA / 14 MINS
DIRECTOR: BARBARA CIGARROA Living on an isolated farmworkers camp, Paula and her kids have little time and space to be a family. When a new mobile home arrives on the farm they live on, Paula allows herself and her children to imagine the home is their own. Writer: BARBARA CIGARROA; Producer: JULIE O'LEARY; Cinematography: PEPE AVILA DEL PINO; Production Design: CHARLOTTE ROYER; Sound Design: ELI COHN; Contact: BARBARA CIGARROA; email@example.com
F FOR FERMENTATION / 2019 / RUSSIA / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: ANNA VOLOSNIK A young mother is taking a closer look on what home made food means to her and her family through the eyes of her little son. Editor(s): ANNA VOLOSNIK & JOEL ROSS; Music: COPYRIGHT SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS; Contact: ANNA VOLOSNIK; firstname.lastname@example.org
RACHEL / 2019 / UK / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: CAROLINE BARTLEET When a rare chance for a meeting with her estranged daughter presents itself, Rachel grabs it with both hands. Writer: CAROLINE BARTLEET; Producer: ANIA NAKOV; Executive Producer(s): STEFAN ALLESCH-TAYLOR, NEV PIERCE, ESTHER PATERSON & CASPAR DELANEY; Cinematography: ROBIN WHENARY; Editor: FIONA BRANDS; Production Design: GEORGE SYBORN; Composer: NATALIE HOLT; Sound Design: CHRISTOPHER WILSON; Contact: CAROLINE BARTLEET; email@example.com
WELCOME TO THE ANIMATION PROGRAMME:
Kieran Argo Animation Programmer This year the competition pre-selectors were required to view in the region of 600 short animated films. The pre-selectors perform their duties with diligence and professionalism and Encounters is grateful for each of their considered opinions. It is only fitting that every film is viewed at least once and all aspect of production are taken into consideration. After all, there are countless hours of painstaking creative effort at stake and the finished film must always be treated with the respect it deserves. It is a perennial disappointment not to be able to screen many many more of the wonderful films submitted and ultimately some painful decisions are required. On behalf of the pre-selectors I hope you enjoy the wonderful array of animated gems on offer this year that stretch from the ridiculous to the sublime, and from the poignant and sad to the hilarious extremes of visual comedy. The competition this year is dedicated to Encounters festival friend and supporter, the master animator Richard Williams who sadly died last month aged 86.
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 12:00 - 13:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Animation - the supreme form of expression for free and innovative thinking. The artform offers new visual and aural creativity that can be used to make an emphatic point or simply make you think and feel differently. This collection of films are clever, fresh, dark and foreboding, experimental and fun. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. HALF ASLEEP / 2018 / UK & CHINA / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: CAIBEI CAI One room, two half bodies, a silent relationship. Animator: CAIBEI CAI; Sound Design: CAIBEI CAI; Music: PIOTR KUREK; Contact: CAIBEI CAI; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DAWN OF APE / 2019 / JAPAN / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: MIRAI MIZUE Here is the world’s first animation made to be watched by chimpanzees. Just for this once, we will show it to you humans. Writer: MIRAI MIZUE; Producer: MIRAI MIZUE; Cinematography: MIRAI MIZUE; Editor: MIRAI MIZUE; Animator: Mirai Mizue; Music: TWOTH; Contact: CARTE BLANCHE; email@example.com
4:3 / 2019 / SCOTLAND, UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ROSS HOGG Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole. Animator: ROSS HOGG; Sound Design: ROBBIE GUNN; Contact: ROSS HOGG; firstname.lastname@example.org
BAVURE / 2018 / FRANCE / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: DONATO SANSONE In the beginning was the Stain. A paintbrush reveals a being of gouache, opens him, transforms him, twists him, completes him. From this accelerated evolution arises a conquering being… Contact: AUTOUR DE MINUIT; email@example.com
ANIMATION 1: WHAT THE?
LICKALIKE / 2019 / GERMANY / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: REBECCA BLÖCHER If man divides invisible, time-grown connections in nature, this has uncontrollable consequences. The collapse leads to a reorganization. Producer: FABIAN DRIEHORST; cinematography: REBECCA BLOECHER; Editor: REBECCA BLOECHER; Animator(s): REBECCA BLOECHER & PHIL MARSON; Composer: EVA REITER; Sound Design: EVA REITER; Music: EVA REITER; Contact: FABIAN DRIEHORST; firstname.lastname@example.org
DONT KNOW WHAT / 2019 / AUSTRIA / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: THOMAS RENOLDNER The basic idea is to combine entertainment cinema and avantgardefilm. With single frame editing the hyperrealistic film transforms into fantastic, surreal, structural and even abstract film. Writer: THOMAS RENOLDNER; Producer: THOMAS RENOLDNER; Cinematography: LUDWIG LÖCKINGER; Editor: THOMAS RENOLDNER; Composer: THOMAS RENOLDNER; Sound Design: ANDI HALLER; Music: THOMAS RENOLDNER; Contact: THOMAS RENOLDNER; email@example.com
KIDS / 2019 / SWITZERLAND / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: MICHAEL FREI An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? Writer(s): MICHAEL FREI & MARIO VON RICKENBACH; Producer: PLAYABLES; Animator(s): MICHAEL FREI, MARTINE ULMER & ANAÏS VOIROL; Sound Design: MASUMI TAKINO; Music: OLAV LERVIK & RIGA CATHEDRAL BOYS CHOIR; Contact: WOUTER JANSEN; firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE WERE FOUR OF US / 2019 / USA & CHINA / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: CASSIE SHAO In a room, there are four people. Composer: ROBERT WOLF; Sound Design: KATIE GATELY; Contact: CASSIE SHAO; email@example.com
GETTING STARTED / 2019 / SWITZERLAND / 2 MINS
DIRECTOR: WILLIAM CROOK The person and the project get mixed up in this short experimental celebration. Feeling frenetic, frustrated, ecstatic, distracted, it's all part of getting started. Producer: WILLIAM CROOK; Editor: WILLIAM CROOK; Animator(s): WILLIAM CROOK, RAFAEL SOMMERHALDER & ANDREA SCHNEIDER; Sound Design: WILLIAM CROOK, SIMON GRAB & THOMAS GASSMANN; Music: MURAT OMBOMBE; Contact: WILLIAM CROOK; firstname.lastname@example.org
SERIAL PARALLELS / 2019 / HONG KONG & GERMANY / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: MAX HATTLER In this experimental animation Hong Kong’s signature architecture of horizon-eclipsing housing estates is reimagined as parallel rows of film strips: Serial Parallels. Producer: RELENTLESS MELT; Editor: MAX HATTLER; Animator(s): ZHANG RIWEN & IRESA CHO; Sound Design: DAVID KAMP; Contact: MAX HATTLER; email@example.com
FLOW / 2019 / NETHERLANDS & FRANCE / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: ADRIAAN LOKMAN A turbulent day, painted by air. Writer: ADRIAAN LOKMAN; Producer(s): RICHARD VALK, WENDY GRIFFITHS & STÉPHANE PIERA; Animator(s): ADRIAAN LOKMAN, STUDIOS HAPPY SHIP & POLDER ANIMATION; Composer: ERIK STOK; Sound Design: SAMY BARDET, ERIC LONNI, ERIK STOK & ADRIAAN LOKMAN; Contact: WOUTER JANSEN; firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUARING THE CIRCLE / 2018 / POLAND / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: KAROLINA SPECHT At first glance, it seems that SQUARE lives among chaos and endless changes. Once, a new element sneaks into the pattern. Writer: KAROLINA SPECHT; Producer: AGATA GOLANSKA (POLISH NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL IN LODZ); Editor: KAROLINA SPECHT; Animator: KAROLINA SPECHT; Sound Design: PAWEL CIESLAK; Music: PAWEL CIESLAK; Contact: MARTA SWIATEK; email@example.com
RELATION • SHIP / 2018 / USA / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: ZOEY LIN, VR CREATIVE DIRECTOR: KUN XIA Initially the audience witnesses evocative gestural performance of “Fish-Bone-Queen,” giving away gifts from her body. Upon entering VR, the viewer is immersed in a l iving-bodyscape. Writer: ZOEY LIN; Producer: ZOEY LIN; Cinematography: ZOEY LIN; Editor(s): ZOEY LIN & KUN XIA;Animator(s): ZOEY LIN; KUN XIA; Composer: PING SHENG WU; Sound Design: PING SHENG WU & ZOEY LIN; Music: PING SHENG WU; Contact: ZOEY LIN; firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIMATION 2: DESIRE WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 18:00 - 19:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
"It was like a vague dream, a burning, unfulfilled desire. The kind of dream people have only when they're seventeen."- Haruki Murakami There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. MY MOON / 2018 / USA / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: EUSONG LEE A relationship between three celestial bodies; a romance between Earth, Moon, and Sun. Writer: EUSONG LEE; Producer: SARAH KAMBARA; Animator: NATAN MOURA; Composer: DAVID KAMP; Sound Design: DAVID KAMP; Contact: SARAH KAMBARA; email@example.com
FIVE MINUTES TO SEA / 2018 / RUSSIA / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: NATALIA MIRZOYAN The film shows a small but memorable moment from childhood, juxtaposed with the theme of old age and the difference in perception of time at the end and the beginning of life. Writer: NATALIA MIRZOYAN; Producer: NADEZHDA KUZNETSOVA; Executive Producer: ILIA POPOV; Animator(s): NATALIA MIRZOYAN, KSENIA USTIUZHANINOVA & ANNA ABASHINA; Production Design: NATALIA MIRZOYAN; Composer: ARTEM FADEEV; Sound Design: ARTEM FADEEV; Music: ARTEM FADEEV; Contact: NATALIA MIRZOYAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
I WANT / 2019 / GERMANY / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: ANNE ISENSEE "I Want" wants loud colors, rainbow music and a cheeky poem. You can't always get what you want, but this film can. Writer: ANNE ISENSEE; Producer: ANNE ISENSEE; Animator: ANNE ISENSEE; Composer: SARAH FARINA; Sound Design: ARTUR SOMMERFELD; Music: SARAH FARINA; Contact: ANNE ISENSEE; anne@ isensee.info
DIRECTOR: DOMINIK KRAKOWIAK "Strong independent space" is a fictional story about a husband and wife separated by huge distance, space and time. While living on two different surfaces they have to confront the reality surrounding them trying to find the meaning of the vague situation they have been thrown into. Writer: DAMIAN KRAKOWIAK; Producer(s): PIOTR FUMANKIEWICZ & MATEUSZ MICHALAK; Editor: DAMIAN KRAKOWIAK; Animator: DAMIAN KRAKOWIAK; Composer: MICHAL KAWECKI; Sound Design: PIOTR MEJRAN; Contact: ANNA WASZCZUK; email@example.com
ONE DAY / 2018 / JAPAN & DENMARK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: MOE KOYANO Two cats are living comfortly in a house. They eat breakfast together and do the laundry. But one night one cat decides to leave. Writer: MOE KOYANO; Editor: MOE KOYANO; Composer: CHRISTYAN LUNDBLAD; Sound Design: MOE KOYANO; Music: CHRISTYAN LUNDBLAD; Contact: MOE KOYANO; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BACKWARD ASTRONOMER / 2018 / USA & UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: JAKE NELSON There is a door in New York City that leads directly to the surface of the moon. Writer: JADE SHAMES; Animator: JAKE NELSON; Composer: JADE SHAMES; contact: JACOB NELSON; email@example.com
TANGO OF LONGING / 2018 / POLAND / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: MARTA SZYMAŃSKA Tango is so much more than just desire -it can reveal our most intimate stories, innermost longings and needs, our secrets. Is it possible to find satisfaction and relief in this dance of constant longing? Writer: MARTA SZYMANSKA; Editor: MARTA SZYMANSKA; Animator: MARTA SZYMANSKA; Sound Design: BOGDAN KLAT; Music: PATRYK ZAKROCKI; Contact: MARTA SWIATEK; firstname.lastname@example.org
DAD / 2019 / NORWAY / 8 MINS DIRECTOR(S): ATLE S. BLAKSETH & EINAR DUNSÆD Larger than life, dressed in suit and tie, dad appears at the window one evening, with a gift for his son. Writer(s): KARI TINNEN & ATLE S. BLAKSETH BASED ON THE BOOK BY SVEIN NYHUS; Producer(s): TORGEIR SANDERS & JOHN EINAR HAGEN; Animator: ATLE S. BLAKSETH; Production Design: SIMON NYHUS & OLVE ASKIM; Composer: JOHANNES RINGEN; Sound Design: PETER DIXON; Contact: TORIL SIMONSEN; email@example.com
STRONG INDEPENDENT SPACE / 2018 / POLAND / 11 MINS
COMING UP FOR AIR / 2019 / NETHERLANDS, ICELAND, SPAIN, FINLAND, MOROCCO, NEPAL, SRI LANKA / 5 MINS
DIRECTOR(S): JEROEN HOOGAARS, ANOUK VAN KALMTHOUT & WILLEM STAPEL A mixed media film that combines animation, 3D, photography and film together into a portrayed vision of humanity from its inception to rebirth. Writer: STERRE; Cinematography: THIJS JEBSON; Editor: JEROEN HOOGAARS; Animator: JEROEN HOOGAARS; Composer: NICHOLAS ROBERT THAYER; Sound Design: NICHOLAS ROBERT THAYER; Music: NICHOLAS ROBERT THAYER; Contact: ANOUK VAN KALMTHOUT; firstname.lastname@example.org
ORIGIN OF MAN / 2019 / NORWAY & SWEDEN / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: PJOTR SAPEGIN Humans are immigrants from another place, a planet square as a box. When a hostile creature threatens the planet, the residents have to evacuate. Writer: PJOTR SAPEGIN; Producer(s): MERETE KORSBERG & KRISTIN GÜNTHER; Cinematography: JANNE HANSEN; Editor: TORIL STRØM; Animator(s): MARCOS VALIN, PJOTR SAPEGIN, EIRIK GRØNMO BJØRNSEN & LILIANA SWIRSKA (COSMOS); Production Design: KRISTIN GÜNTHER; Composer(s): BEL CANTO - ANNELI DRECKER & NILS JOHANSEN;Contact: Merete Korsberg; email@example.com
DAUGHTER / 2019 / CZECH REPUBLIC / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: DARIA KASHCHEEVA Should you hide your pain? Close yourself inside your inner world, full of longing for your father’s love and its displays? Or should you understand and forgive before it is too late? Writer: DARIA KASHCHEEVA; Producer: ZUZANA ROHÁČOVÁ; Cinematography: DARIA KASHCHEEVA & BARGAV SRIDHAR; Editor: ALEXANDER KASHCHEEV; Animator: DARIA KASHCHEEVA; Production Design: DARIA KAS CHEEVA & SIBYLLE BONNEFOY; Composer: PETR VRBA; Sound Design: DARIA KASHCHEEVA & MIROSLAV CHALOUPKA; Contact: Daria Kashcheeva; firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIMATION 3: HERSTORY IN COMPETITION
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 12:00 - 13:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Some of the best women animators take centre stage for an eclectic showcase of brilliant stories, excellent artistry and powerful statements. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. FLOWING THROUGH WONDER / 2018 / FRANCE / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: JOANNA LURIE It's time for the villagers to start their journey. They cross the perilous water in nutshells, with their loved ones to their final destination... where the blue sky and the blue ocean meet up. Writer(s): JOANNA LURIE & JEAN-MARC BOUZIGUES; Producer: CHRISTIAN PFOHL;Editor: MARC BOYER; animator(s): AUDREY FERRIERE & GUILLAUME LURATI, JOANNA LURIE; Production Design: JOANNA LURIE; Composer(s): MICHEL KORB & BIRGIT YEW; Sound Design: ADAM WOLNY; Contact: MIKHAL BAK; email@example.com
HOLD TIGHT / 2018 / UK / 1 MINS DIRECTOR: JESSICA ASHMAN ‘Hold Tight’ explores the importance of Carnival across the UK and how it’s celebrations provide an important lifeline to heritage and identity for younger generations of the Black Caribbean diaspora in Britain Producer: ABIGAIL ADDISON; Animator: JESSICA ASHMAN; Sound Design: JESSICA ASHMAN; Music: SKIBU FOSTER; Contact: JESSICA ASHMAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
CREEPY PASTA SALAD / 2019 / UK / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: LAUREN ORME It's halloween. A ghost, a goth girl and a call centre worker are just trying to get through the day. Oh and it's the apocalypse. Writer: LAUREN ORME; Producer: AMY MORRIS; Animator: DANI ABRAM; Composer: PHIL BROOKES; Contact: AMY MORRIS; email@example.com
O HUNTER HEART / 2019 / UK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: CARLA MACKINNON Nature and domesticity collide and animal instincts rise to the surface, in a dark tale of love and loss. This film's soundtrack features audio from interviews collected around the UK, creating a story that is constructed from fragments of real-life broken hearts. Writer(s): CARLA MACKINNON & CHRISTOPHER ANDREWS; Producer(s): CHRISTIAN SCHLAEFFER, CARLA MACKINNON & SAMMY WONG; Production Design: EMMA NIEMIS & CHRISTIAN SCHLAEFFER; Music: HANNAH PEEL; Contact: CARLA MACKINNON; firstname.lastname@example.org
LAUGH LINES / 2018 / SWITZERLAND / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: PATRICIA WENGER Where people meet, brave ones discover that with enough confidence pupils turn into doorknobs, opening up worlds, where horizons dissolve into nothing - the movie tells eight short, interlaced stories about friendship. Writer: PATRICIA WENGER; Producer: RAMON SCHOCH; Exectutive Producer: GERD GOCKELL; Production Design: MICHAEL FLÜCKIGER, ZÉA SCHAAD, PATRICIA WENGER & KEVIN DUONG; Sound Design: KILIAN VILIM & MARIE KENOV; Music: JOACHIM FLÜELER; Contact: RAMON SCHOCH; email@example.com
BLOOMERS / 2019 / UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: SAMANTHA MOORE Animated silk, cotton and lace bring the story of a knicker factory to life, as the history of British garment making is recounted. Producer: ABIGAIL ADDISON; Animator: TERRI MATTHEWS; Composer: MALIN BANG; Music: KLANGFORUM WIEN; Contact: SAM MOORE; firstname.lastname@example.org
IT STARTS WITH / 2018 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: LAURA NASIR-TAMARA ‘It starts with’ is a 2D animation short on love and tiny tea cups. Animator(s): LAURA NASIR-TAMARA, MATTHIAS CUCCINIELLO & ALEXIS TURCHET; Composer: NARAE CHUNG; Sound Design: JAKE GLYN WILLIAMS; Music: NARAE CHUNG; Contact: LAURA NTAMARA; email@example.com
UNCLE THOMAS, ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS / 2019 /
PORTUGAL, CANADA & FRANCE / 13 MINS
From Regina’s personal and visual memories, a tribute to her uncle Thomas, a humble man with a simple and anonymous life. Writer: REGINA PESSOA; Producer(s): ABI FEIJÓ- CICLOPE FILMES, JULIE ROY- ONF/NFB & REGINALD DE GUILLEBON- LES ARMATEURS; Editor: ABI FEIJÓ; Animator(s): REGINA PESSOA, ANDRÉ MARQUES, ALEXANDRE BRAGA, SYLVIE TROUVÉ, DALE HAYWARD, MARC ROBINET, SOUKAÏNA NAJJARANNE & NILS DELOT; Composer: NORMAND ROGER; Sound Design: NORMAND ROGER; Music: NORMAND ROGER; Contact: LILIANA COSTA; firstname.lastname@example.org
EMBRACES & THE TOUCH OF SKIN / 2019 / DENMARK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: SARA KOPPEL “Embraces & the Touch of Skin” is an animated poem about the vital need for embraces and contact with other beings. Writer: SARA KOPPEL; Producer: SARA KOPPEL; Editor: SARA KOPPEL; Animator: SARA KOPPEL; composer: SUNE KØTER KØLSTER; Contact: SARA KOPPEL; email@example.com
GOOD INTENTIONS / 2018 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: ANNA MANTZARIS After a young woman is responsible for a hit and run,strange and spooky things starts to happen.. A small thriller about people that are not always the best at making decisions. Writer(s): ANNA MANTZARIS & HUGO VIEITES CAAMAÑO; Producer: ANNA MANTZARIS; Cinematography: DONNA WADE; Editor: ANNA MANTZARIS; Animator(s): TIM ALLEN, ANNA MANTZARIS, QUENTIN HABERMAN & TOBIAS FOURACRE; Composer: PHIL BROOKES; Sound Design: ANDRÉ PARKLIND; Contact: WOUTER JANSE; firstname.lastname@example.org
FEATHERWEIGHT / 2019 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: KAYLEIGH GIBBONS A girl and father figure struggle to cope with the death of a central family member. They choose to express their grief in opposite ways. Writer: KAYLEIGH GIBBONS; Producer: JAM MEDIA UK; Executive Producer: RICHARD GORDON; Cinematography: KAYLEIGH GIBBONS; Animator: JOAO CARRILHO; Composer: NATHAN MATEER; Sound Design: KATIE O'MAHONEY; Music: NATHAN MATEER; Contact: KAYLEIGH GIBBONS; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: REGINA PESSOA
ANIMATION 4: GET REAL THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 18:00 - 19:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The animated documentary can be an exemplary form of combining visual imagination with powerful non-fiction stories. This collection of anidocs and films dealing with human behaviour are personal, deeply moving and expressed with fantastic vision and bravery. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. CHIN UP / 2018 / USA / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: JOANNE SALMON Chin Up is a MOFILM 'Many Voices - Year of the Women' winning animated documentary about self-acceptance produced by LoveLove Films which follows animator JoAnne Salmon's story from being 1 in 50,000 babies born with Treacher Collins Syndrome to currently living her dreams as an animator. Writer: OLIVER SELBY; Producer: GEORGINA HURCOMBE; Cinematography: JERRY ALVES; Editor(s): SUNNY CLARKE, JOE SIMPSON, JOANNE SALMON & DALE MOLLOY; Production Design: TOM ANGELL; Composer: TOM ANGELL; contact: GEORGINA HURCOMBE; firstname.lastname@example.org
ROUGHHOUSE / 2018 / UK & FRANCE / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: JONATHAN HODGSON Three friends embark on a new adventure in a strange town, but when a manipulative new member joins their gang, their loyalty is torn apart with terrifying consequences. Writer: JONATHAN HODGSON; Producer(s): Richard VAN DEN BOOM & JONATHAN HODGSON; Executive Producer: JONATHAN HODGSON; cinematography: JONATHAN HODGSON; Editor(s): ZURINE AINZ & ROBERT BRADBROOK; Animator(s): GILLES CUVELIER, THOMAS MACHART, CLAIRE TROLLE, AMELIE COQUELET & JONATHAN HODGSON; Production Design: JONATHAN HODGSON; composer: STUART HILTON; Sound Design: YAN VOLSY; Music: STUART HILTON; contact: RICHARD VAN DEN BOOM; email@example.com
THE OPPOSITES GAME / 2019 / USA / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): ANNA SAMO AND LISA LABRACIO A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with a seemingly simple prompt: what is the opposite of a gun? Producer: GERTA XHELO; Animator(s): ANNA SAMO & LISA LABRACIO; Sound Design: WESTON FONGER; contact: ANNA SAMO; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: ALEX WIDDOWSON Jamie has Down syndrome and is close to nonverbal. The rest of the family speculate about what life must be like for him. Editor: ALEX WIDDOWSON; Animator(s): ALEX WIDDOWSON, EMILY DOWNE, ALI ASCHMAN, DANIELE PISCITELLO, ANNA SMIRNOVA, CLAUDIA ORTEGA ARUS, TANAKA TIRIBOYI, ALICIA WENGLER & SILVIA DE TOMMASO & FREDERIKKE FRYDENLUND; composer: VICKY FREUND; Sound Design: VICKY FREUND & ADAM JONES; Contact: ALEX WIDDOWSON; email@example.com
MY TROUBLED MIND: RYAN'S STORY / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR(S): ANDY GLYNNE & SALVADOR MALDONADO Ryan's story is one episode in a series of powerful animated short films exploring through personal testimony the experiences of teenagers dealing with mental health issues in secondary school.
Producer: AURIOL WYLES; Executive Producer: ANDY GLYNNE; Animator: SALVADOR MALDONADO; Production Design: ELEANOR HUNTER; Composer: MARCO MARTINI; Sound Design: MARCO MARTINI; Contact: AURIOL WYLES; firstname.lastname@example.org
MIND MY MIND / 2019 / NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM / 30 MINS DIRECTOR: FLOOR ADAMS When relying on social scripts to survive the social world, it’s not easy to go off-script. Especially if you’re obsessed with German dive bombers and just want to date a girl. Writer: FLOOR ADAMS; Producer(s): WILLEM THIJSSEN, TOM VAN GESTEL & FLOOR ADAMS; Editor(s): DENNIS PASVEER & LUUK POELS; Animator(s): NANCY BENS, JUAN DE GRAAF, CARL VAN ISACKER, ELIE KLIMIS, PETER WASSINK & TIM TRENSON; Composer(s): PETER JOHAN NIJLAND & FRANK BOEIJEN; Sound Design: PIETER DEWEIRDT; Music: PETER JOHAN NIJLAND & FRANK BOEIJEN
SEGREGATED BY DESIGN / 2019 / USA / 18 MINS DIRECTOR: MARK LOPEZ ‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how America's federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area through law and policy. Writer(s): MARK LOPEZ & RICHARD ROTHSTEIN; Executive Producer: MARK LOPEZ; Animator: MARK LOPEZ; Composer: DAVID PERLICK-MOLINARI; Sound Design: YOUTOOCANWOO; Music: YOUTOOCANWOO; Contact: MARK LOPEZ; email@example.com
MUSIC & CLOWNS / 2018 / UK / 7 MINS
INSIDE ME / 2019 / GERMANY / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: MARIA TEIXEIRA A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion Composer: FALK MEUTZNER; Sound Design: ALEKSANDRA LANDSAMNN; Music: FALK MEUTZNER; Contact: CRISTINA MARX; firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIMATION 5: UBIQUITOUS CHIP FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 12:00 - 13:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
In our binary world of devices and screens, life is defined through digital means. From utopian dreams to dystopian demise, the data processes truth, love and lies. There will be a filmmaker Q&A immediately following this screening in Waterside 1. SECRET / 2018 / USA / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: CONGYING (YSABEL) LI Secret is an animated short about the theme of “Peeping Tom.” It tries to reflect contemporary issues involving digital media and personal privacy. Animator: CONGYING (YSABEL) LI; composer: JAKE BORING; Music: JAKE BORING; contact: YSABEL LI; email@example.com
RIPPLE HOME / 2019 / USA / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: LAURA REEDY Ripple Home explores the modern dilemma of trying to define what love means while being physically apart. Animator: LAURA REEDY; Sound Design: FELLOW WAVE; Music: FELLOW WAVE; Contact: LAURA REEDY; firstname.lastname@example.org
BEST FRIEND / 2018 / FRANCE / 6 MINS In a near future, a lonely man is addicted to a product called «Best Friend» which offers him perfect virtual friends. Writer(s): NICHOLAS OLIVIERI, YI SHEN, JULIANA DE LUCCA, & VARUN NAIR; PRODUCER: MOÏRA MARGUIN; Editor(s): NICHOLAS OLIVIERI, YI SHEN, JULIANA DE LUCCA & DAVID FELIU; Composer: ARTHUR DAIRAINE; Music: ARTHUR DAIRAINE; Contact: LUCE GROSJEAN; email@example.com
STORY / 2019 / POLAND / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: JOLA BANKOWSKA In the age of omnipresent technology, where the virtual sinks into reality, a young girl observes the world via social media platform. Writer: JOLA BANKOWSKA; Producer(s): EWA JASTRZEBSKA (MUNK STUDIO) & PIOTR SZCZEPANOWICZ (LETKO); Editor: JOLA BANKOWSKA; Animator(s): JOLA BAŃKOWSKA & ANNA CHRZANOWSKA; Sound Design: SKILLBARD; Music: SKILLBARD; Contact: MARTA SWIATEK; firstname.lastname@example.org
#21XOXO / 2019 / BELGIUM / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: SINE Ö ZBILGE & IMGE Ö ZBILGE A girl and her online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes. Writer: SINE ÖZBILGE; Producer: ANNEMIE DEGRYSE; Editor: SINE ÖZBILGE; Composer: REMCO WEYNS; Music: REMCO WEYNS; Contact: SINE OZBILGE; email@example.com
32-RBIT / 2018 / GERMANY & MEXICO / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ An essay short film about my very own Internet, a parallel world where memory loss, errors, surveillance and addiction smear everything and everyone. Writer: VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ; Producer: VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ; Executive Producer: VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ; Editor(s): VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ & PABLO NAREZO; Animators: VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ; Production Design: VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ; Sound Design: ROMAN VEHLKEN; Contact: VICTOR OROZCO RAMIREZ; firstname.lastname@example.org
SWATTED / 2018 / FRANCE / 22 MINS DIRECTOR: ISMAEL JOFFROY CHANDOUTIS Online players describe their struggles with "swatting", a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. Producer: LUC-JÉRÔME BAILLEUL; Cinematography: ISMAËL JOFFROY CHANDOUTIS; Editor(s): MAËL DELORME, CÉLINE PERREARD & ISMAËL JOFFROY CHANDOUTIS; Animator: ISMAËL JOFFROY CHANDOUTIS; Sound Design: ALBAN CAYROL; contact: WOUTER JANSEN; email@example.com
DIRECTOR(S): NICHOLAS OLIVIERI, SHEN YI, JULIANNA DE LUCCA, VARUN NAIR & DAVID FELIU
I'M NOT A ROBOT / 2019 / USA / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: SEAN BUCKELEW I was just trying to sign up for an account, not be confronted with the fact that our fear of technology is actually based on a reflection of our own cruel, morally compromised, and violent behavior.
Sound Design: SKILLBARD; Music: SKILLBARD; Contact: SEAN BUCKELEW; firstname.lastname@example.org
A MINOR ACHIEVEMENT / 2018 / USA / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: KOLIN POPE One might assume new emoji are handed down from atop a mountain. The truth is more surprising: Anyone can propose an emoji. Yes, even you. Animator: KOLIN POPE; Composer: TED MULDOON; Sound Design: TED MULDOON; Contact: KOLIN POPE; email@example.com
R.I.S.E PATHFINDER / 2018 / FRANCE / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: CHLOE DUMOULIN In the 70's, a science team has created a robot named Pathfinder. Its mission is to calculate the distance between the Earth and the end of the Universe. Writer: CHLOE DUMOULIN; Editor: CHLOE DUMOULIN; Animator(s): ALEXANDRE FRUITET & MEGANE NOUSSE; Production Design: CHLOE DUMOULIN & GABRIEL SEPULCHRE; Composer: OLIVIER MICHELOT; Sound Design: OLIVIER MICHELOT; Contact: MIKHAL BAK; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LONELY ORBIT / 2019 / SWITZERLAND / 9 MINS DIRECTOR(S): FREDERIC SIEGEL & BENJAMIN MORARD A satellite technician's inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind. Writer: FREDERIC SIEGEL; Producer: MARWAN ABDALLA EISSA; Editor: BENJAMIN MORARD; Animator(s): FREDERIC SIEGEL, BENJAMIN MORARD, JUSTINE KLAIBER, NINA CHRISTEN & ESTELLE GATTLEN; Production Design: FREDERIC SIEGEL; Composer: LUC GUT; Sound Design: KILIAN VILIM & THOMAS GASSMANN; Contact: VANJA ANDRIJEVIC; email@example.com
SPHERE OF EXISTENCE / 2018 / FRANCE / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: UGO BIENVENU Mikki dedicated his life to the service of humankind. Now that there are no more humans, he has no purpose. And his battery has just run out...
Producer: MARC BODIN-JOYEUX; Animator(s): MEHDI ALAVI, HUGO GARNIER, CLÃ‰MENTINE CHOPLAIN, GEO REY LERUS, PAUL LAVAU, AXEL DIGOIX, HADRIEN FARRE & GUILLAUME ZAOUCHE; Music: ANTOINE KOGUT; Contact: RITA OLIVEIRA; firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 18:00 - 20:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Today's fun topics for your entertainment are; gender identity, sexual politics, racism, climate crisis, migration, the rise of fascism, the collapse of capitalism and religious extremism....enjoy! After the films finish there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers. MY GENERATION / 2018 / FRANCE / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: LUDOVIC HOUPLAIN As part of an artistic collaboration with Mirwaïs, this apocalyptic and hypnotic road movie materializes and represents the ensemble of digital streams we constantly deal with. Writer: LUDOVIC HOUPLAIN BASED ON AN ORIGINAL IDEA OF MIRWAÏS AHMADZAÏ; Producer: MAXIME VANDENABEELE; Editor: JEAN FRANÇOIS FONTAINE; Animator: MACHINE MOLLE; Production Design: EMMANUEL PRÉVOT; Sound Design: MIRWAÏS AHMADZAÏ; Music: MIRWAÏS AHMADZAÏ; Contact: LUDOVIC HOUPLAIN;
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? / 2018 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: STEPHEN MCNALLY Revolutionary ideas, once dismissed as a utopian fantasy, became reality through people believing there was a better way – but what if our progress is hindered by our own view of human nature? Producer: ABI STEPHENSON; Animator: JAC CLINCH & DIANA GRADINARU; Contact: FLORENCE CREFFIELD; email@example.com
MODERN BABEL / 2019 / CHINA / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: ZHAO LIN A housewife loses her mind when shopping, degenerates into an animal. Writer: ZHAO LIN; Producer: QIAN JUN; Executive Producer: HAN SHUQIAO; Editor: ZHAO LIN; Animator(s): ZHAO LIN & CAI SIQI; Production Design: ZHAO LIN & LIU YINAN; Composer: COOK HOR; Sound Design: ZENG YUNLONG; Music: LIU TAO; Contact: LIN ZHAO; firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIMATION 6: FAKE NEWS! + Q&A
THE FEAR OF DRAWING / 2019 / FRANCE / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: HUGO MOREL When a caricaturist draws the most dangerous drawing in the world, seemingly strange things happen in his surroundings. He gets lost in his fear and becomes a danger to himself and others. Contact: MY INNER CENSOR; email@example.com
THE OTHER / 2018 / POLAND / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: MARTA MAGNUSKA Animation depicts waiting for the mysterious newcomer and the people who keep on guessing who he might be. Writer(s): MARTA SWIATEK & PAULINA LEWICKA; Producer: AGATA GOLANSKA (POLISH NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL IN LODZ); Editor: EWA GOLIS: Animator: MARTA MAGNUSKA; Sound Design: ANNA NOWAK; Music: ANNA NOWAK; Contact: MARTA SWIATEK; firstname.lastname@example.org
MERCURIO / 2018 / ITALY / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: MICHELE BERNARDI Mercurio is a kid who loves cycling. One day he is stopped by the Fascist regime and incarcerated in a transit camp, ready to be sent to a concentration camp. Writer: MICHELE BERNARDI; Producer: MICHELE BERNARDI; Executive Producer: MICHELE BERNARDI; Editor: MICHELE BERNARDI; Animator: MICHELE BERNARD; Composer: LUCA D'ALBERTO; Sound Design: MICHELE BERNARDI; Contact: ZEN MOVIE; email@example.com
ABLAZE / 2019 / GERMANY / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): JAN KÖSTER & ALEXANDER LAHL When the mayor of a little village decides to receive some forty refugees, a wave of dislike and hatred befalls him and his family. Writer: ELISE LANDSCHEK; Producer: MAX MÖNCH; Animator: JAN KÖSTER; Sound Design: HANNES SCHULZE; Music: HANNES SCHULZE; Contact: ALEXANDER LAHL; firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK EARTH RISING / 2018 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: STEVE SMALL Animation depicting events around the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath, imaginatively interpreting violent and tragic events – events where, as one character puts it, ‘words would fail’. Writer: HUGO BLICK; Producer: NIKKI KEFFORD-WHITE; executive Producer: FORGIVING EARTH LIMITED; Editor: NIC GILL; Animator(s): MARCUS ARMITAGE, PETER DODD, MARTIN OLIVER, MANSHEN LO, SHARON PINSKER & JUSTINE WALDIE; Music: PATRICK JONSSON; Contact: NIKKI KEFFORD-WHITE; email@example.com
THE MAGIC BOAT / 2019 / LEBANON & UK / 6 MINS
DIRECTOR: NAAMAN AZHARI An intimate insight into the relationship between a mother and her child, in the midst of the most dangerous journey of their lives. Animator: NAAMAN AZHARI; Contact: NAAMAN AZHARI; firstname.lastname@example.org
HALF AND HALF / 2018 / FRANCE / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: BAPTISTE DRAPEAU Two knights on the battlefield find themselves cut in two, after fighting the men are stuck to each other. They now need to find a way to separate… Producer: BAPTISTE SALVAN FOR LA FÉMIS; contact: GÉRALDINE AMGAR; email@example.com
THERMOSTAT 6 / 2018 / FRANCE / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): MAYA AV-RON, MYLÈNE COMINOTTI, MARION COUDERT & SIXTINE DANO Diane can't ignore anymore the leak coming from the ceiling above the family dinner… Writer(s): MAYA AV-RON, MYLÈNE COMINOTTI, MARION COUDERT & SIXTINE DANO; Producer: MOÏRA MARGUIN; Editor: VÉRONIQUE GOUPIL; Composer: ARTHUR DAIRAINE; Music: ARTHUR DAIRAINE; Contact: LUCE GROSJEAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
LES LÈVRES GERCÉES / 2018 / FRANCE / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): FABIEN CORRE & KELSI PHUNG In a kitchen, a mother and a child struggle to establish dialogue.
Writer(s): FABIEN CORRE & KELSI PHUNG; Producer: MOÏRA MARGUIN; Editor(s): FABIEN CORRE & KELSI PHUNG; Composer(s): AMANDINE ROBILLARD & ANNA CORDONNIER; Music: AMANDINE ROBILLARD & ANNA CORDONNIER; Contact: LUCE GROSJEAN; email@example.com
HAPPY ENDING / 2018 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: EUNJU ARA CHOI With real testimony from a Korean prostitute, this beautiful painted animation explores what it is like to be the subject of other people’s pleasure. Producer: EUNJU ARA CHOI / ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART; Editor: EUNJU ARA CHOI / SEAN KOO; Animator: EUNJU ARA CHOI / ANSSO AN; Composer: RACHAEL PHILIP; Sound Design: BENJAMIN GOODALL; Contact: ARA CHOI; ara.choi45@gmail. com
IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS: Now firmly cemented into the annual competitive showcase, this years Immersive Enocunters competition demonstrates the creativity emerging from VR 360 filmmaking. The Immersive Encounters competiton programme this year has been curated by Limina VR and will be hosted witin the Limina VR Theatre.
VR COMPETITION 1: VOICES SCREENING DAILY / 10:00 & 16:15 LIMINA VR THEATRE 1 HOUR
Hear their voice. Immerse yourself in their story. Through a combination of beautifully crafted animation, 360 footage and archive audio, these three documentary VR films provide a unique perspective on some of humanity’s greatest struggles, shedding light on the trials and tribulations of inspiring individuals from the past and present day. AN SPMS STORY: I'M STILL KENNY / 2019 / USA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR(S): CLARA LEHMANN & JONATHAN LACOCQUE Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis sucks! One man’s journey with the disease echoes—'I'm still here.' Kenny kindly shares a bit of his journey with SPMS. Writer(s): CLARA LEHMANN, JONATHAN LACOCQUE & SAMM HODGES; Producer(s): CLARA LEHMANN, COURTNEY DIXON & JONATHAN LACOCQUE; Executive Producer: STEPHANIE SNIPES / WEBMD; Editor(s): JONATHAN LACOCQUE & SAMM HODGES; Animator: SAMM HODGES; Composer: MATT STANFIELD; Sound Design: MATT STANFIELD; Music: MATT STANFIELD; Contact: JONATHAN LACOCQUE; firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO TELL A TRUE IMMIGRANT STORY / 2019 / USA / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: AGGIE EBRAHIMI BAZAZ In performative, poetic tapestry, a Latinx community in New York responds to racial profiling, ICE surveillance, constrictions of the “immigrant” label, and documentary complicity. Writer(s): AGGIE EBRAHIMI BAZAZ & EMILY RIZZO; Producer(s): AGGIE EBRAHIMI BAZAZ, ROGA '74, & EMILY RIZZO; Executive Producer(s): KATHY BISBEE, JORDANA DYM, KRYSTLE NOWHITNEY HERNANDEZ, PUBLIC VR LAB AT BROOKLINE INTERACTIVE GROUP & MDOCS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM, SKIDMORE COLLEGE; Editor: AGGIE EBRAHIMI BAZAZ; Animator: ELEANOR GREEN; Composer: ADAM TINKLE; Sound Design: ADAM TINKLE; Music: ADAM TINKLE; Contact: AGGIE EBRAHIMI BAZAZ; email@example.com
ACCUSED #2: WALTER SISULU / 2019 / FRANCE / 15 MINS 256 hours of sound archives recorded during the Rivonia trial (9 months) were recently unearthed and digitised by the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA). They bring back to life the political battle waged by Mandela and his 7 co-defendants. This film looks at one of them in particular: accused number 2, a lesser-known hero of the struggle against Apartheid, Mandela’s mentor Walter Sisulu. Writer(s): NICOLAS CHAMPEAUX & GILLES PORTE; Producer: JÉRÉMY POUILLOUX; Animator: OERD; Composer: AURELIEN GODDERIS-CHOUZENOUX; Music: AURELIEN GODDERISCHOUZENOUX; contact: FRANCOIS WILLIG; firstname.lastname@example.org
VR COMPETITION 2: THE FRAME SCREENING DAILY / 12:30 & 19:00 LIMINA VR THEATRE 1 HOUR
Break free from rectangular confinement, step through the frame and discover the stories within - through the power of virtual reality, these four VR films allow you to go further than ever before, revealing the hidden worlds that lie behind paintings, mirrors and screens. POPSTAR: REFLECTIONS / 2019 / USA / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ELIA PETRIDIS Enter a lush cinematic virtual world brought to life by cutting edge in-camera techniques, mirrors, reflections and time-lapse footage. Writer: ELIA PETRIDIS; Producer(s): FRESH CARRERAS, BEN MILLER & AMANDA SHELBY; Cinematography: SAM GEZARI; Editor: ADAM DUNN; Production Design: MARLENE LACASSE; Sound Design: TIM GEDEMER; Music: INTELLEXUAL; Contact: FEVER CONTENT; email@example.com
FLUCHTPUNKT / 2018 / AUSTRIA / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: BÉLA BAPTISTE This 360° audio-visual experience tells of four interwoven stories playing out simultaneously, inviting the viewer to decide where to look.
Writer: BÉLA BAPTISTE; Producer: LENA WEISS; Executive Producer: LEE NIEDERKOFLER; Cinematography: ALEXANDER DIRNINGER; Editor: BÉLA BAPTISTE; Production Design: WINNIE KÜCHL; Sound Design: BERND DORMAYER; Music: FAINSCHMITZ; Contact: LENA WEISS; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR(S): NICOLAS CHAMPEAUX & GILLES PORTE
4:3 / 2019 / SCOTLAND, UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ROSS HOGG Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole. Twelve animated projections combine to develop a rhythmic dialogue exploring the intrinsic relationship between sound and image. Animator: ROSS HOGG; Sound Design: ROBBIE GUNN; Contact: ROSS HOGG; email@example.com
ISLE OF THE DEAD / 2018 / FRANCE / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: BENJAMIN NUEL Isle of the Dead is a timeless journey, starting from an everyday apartment towards our final destination, guided by Charon, ferryman of the Underworld. Writer(s): BENJAMIN NUEL & CLÉMENCE MADELEINEPERDRILLAT; Producer: ORIANE HURARD; Animator(s): HUGO ARCIER & ROBIN MAULET; Sound Design: XAVIER THIBAULT; Music: SERGUEÏ RACHMANINOFF; Contact: CLÉMENCE PARENTE; firstname.lastname@example.org
VR COMPETITION 3: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE SCREENING DAILY / 15:30 & 21:30 LIMINA VR THEATRE 1 HOUR
Travel back to the very beginning of time to kick off your virtual journey, flying through the 3.8-billion-year history of our universe and into the wild and wonderful worlds that exist beyond our own. From the Big Bang to bananas, space stations to spiritual temples, get ready for an adventure that will take you places you've never been before!
ARIPI / 2019 / MOLDOVA / 7 MINS ARIPI is an exciting adventure about an astronaut forgotten in orbit and his dream that unexpectedly came true. Writer(s): DMITRI VOLOSHIN, SERGIU CHIRILLOV & ANASTASIA BERZOY; PRODUCER: DMITRI VOLOSHIN; EDITOR(S): MAXIM BARALIUC, CONSTANTIN FANA & ALEXANDR MATIEVSCHI; Animator(s): EVGHENII CERNISEV, ALEXANDR PIHUT, SERGIU BADRAGAN, VALENTIN NACU, EUGENE IZMAILOV, IURIE CECOI & LESYA KUNITKAIA; Production Design: SERDAR DJUMAEV, DMITRII TRAVNICOV, TATIANA KETRYAN & IULIA ZAHAROVA; Composer: ELIAS TADEUS; Sound Design: ELIAS TADEUS; Contact: ANA VOLOSINOVICI; email@example.com
BANANA BREAD / 2018 / CANADA & COASTA RICA / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: JULIAN GALLESE Banana Bread is a 360 video installation by Julian Gallese. It is a hand drawn animation developed at TAIS’s artist residency programme in Toronto, Canada. Producer: TORONTO ANIMATED IMAGE SOCIETY; Animator: JULIAN GALLESE; Music: JULIAN GALLESE; Contact: JULIAN GALLESE; firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPS OF MEMORY / 2018 / JAPAN / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JIALIANG LIU With the doubt "Where I came from and how far I will go", I created "Tops of Memory".
Executive Producer: JIALIANG LIU; Cinematography: JIALIANG LIU; Editor: JIALIANG LIU; Animator: JIALIANG LIU; Sound Design: XUERAN CHEN; Music: XUERAN CHEN; Contact: JIALIANG LIU; email@example.com
WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS / 2019 / NORTHERN IRELAND / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: ANDREW MCHUGH A journey that takes the user from an unfolding bedroom, to the edge of the known universe as a poem narrates your adventure. Writer: BOSTON 'THE ORATOR' WILLIAMS; Producer(s): DAVID BAXTER & AIDAN SCOTT; Animator(s): DARYL RANDAL, EDWARD BOYLE, YASMINE HERRON & JAMES GOODWIN; Composer: OLGA WOJCIECHOWSKA; Sound Design: CONOR BRADLEY; Contact: ANDREW MCHUGH; firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS / 2018 / TAIWAN / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: JOHN HSU Mr. Chang arrives to his “Spiritual Temple,” a place that represents one’s destiny. To solve his marital crisis and financial problems, he summons his guardian - The Thunder God. Producer: SERENDIPITY FILMS; Executive Producer: ESTELA VALDIVIESO CHEN; Cinematography: WAYNE LO; Editor: FUNIQUE VR STUDIO; Composer: OWEN WANG; Sound Design: AACROSS STUDIO; Contact: MAXIME MONTAGNE; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: DMITRI VOLOSHIN
UK STUDENT 1: FLY ON THE WALL WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 11:00 - 13:00 ARNOLFINI 2 HOURS This year’s festival see’s the introduction of a new award, the UK Student Award. In recent years we have seen an increase in the amount of work being produced from educational institutions across the country. In recognition of this work and the valuable role these institutions play in talent development in the UK we have decided to grant these films their own platform. Curated by a group of young film festival professionals in the early stages of their own journey’s, this programme reflects the diversity of content being produced on our troubled isles.
IMAGES OF ABSENCE / 2018 / UK / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: GUNEL GADIROVA A search for those left behind, forgotten by society or simply who have forgotten society themselves. The homeless, the invisibles. Writer: GUNEL GADIROVA; Producer(s): JACOPO ROSSO CIUFOLI & OPHÉLIE BOCCA; Cinematography: ANTOINE BILLON; Editor(s): KATHERINE WATERS & EMANUELE BONOMI; Product Design: KATHERINE WATERS & EMAN UELE BONOMI; Sound Design: JACK MARTINI; Contact: JACOPO ROSSO CIUFOLI; firstname.lastname@example.org
BIN DAY / 2018 / SCOTLAND / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: BECKY MANSON How do you pass the time on a Thursday? Aged 90, Ron microwaves some soup. And waits for the bin men to come. Executive Producer: EMMA DAVIE; Cinematography: BECKY MANSON; Editor: BECKY MANSON; Sound Design: ALI MURRAY; Contact: BECKY MANSON; email@example.com
WEST QUESTION EAST ANSWER / 2018 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: DAL PARK Communication can be difficult when cultural and historical backgrounds are so distanced. A Korean grandmother and her German granddaughter try to work it out. Writer(s): LYDIA RYNNE & DAL PARK; Sound Design: EDWARD A GUY; Contact: DAL PARK; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: LUCY GRAHAM Can you imagine living your whole life without any facial expression? Emma explores the challenges she has faced with rare medical condition, “moebius syndrome”. Writer: LUCY GRAHAM; Producer: LUCY GRAHAM; Cinematography: JACK COLLIN; Editor: ELLIOT BLAKEMORE; Contact: LUCY GRAHAM; email@example.com
DISCONNECTED / 2018 / UK / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: ALICE AEDY Through disarmingly honest testimonies left on an answer phone machine, this abstract meditation explores the silent loneliness epidemic in the UK. Producer: ARCHIE PEARCH; Executive Producer: JACK HARRIES; Cinematography: FRASER RIGG; Editor: ROSS LEPPARD; Composer: EREN ÖNSOY; Sound Design: SASHKO MICEVSKI POTTER; Contact: RIPLEY PARKER; firstname.lastname@example.org
A WIDER SCREEN / 2018 / UK / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: JOE HUNTING An intimate insight into how virtual reality is affecting peoples social lives for the better. The film is shot within VRChat, a VR social platform. Contact: JOE HUNTING; email@example.com
FALLING ASLEEP / 2018 / UK / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: NAOMI PACIFIQUE A film which explores what different people think about in the moment before falling asleep, an intimate moment experienced alone.
Producer: ASHWIN MOHAN; Cinematography: LIU TONG; Editor: TEVA CHEEMA; Sound Design: TEVA CHEEMA; Music: TEVA CHEEMA & THE TVS, SULLEY; Contact: NAOMI PACIFIC; firstname.lastname@example.org
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA / 2019 / UK / 8 MINS
UK STUDENT 2: FAMILY WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 13:30 - 15:30 ARNOLFINI 2 HOURS
Dealing with families that struggle to overcome demanding challenges and the difficulties of the daily routine, these short films explore the complexity of family relationships and dynamics. Tension, loneliness, lack of attention and trust, fear and need for respect, acceptance and approval are among the difficult feelings these characters are experiencing. BASTARD / 2018 / UK & AZERBAIJAN / 18 MINS DIRECTOR: DANIEL GULIYEV Natig a 16 year - old teenager joins the military tryouts in an attempt to break away from his life in a small village. Writer: DANIEL GULIYEV; Producer: LARA ZEIDAN; Executive Producer: MALIK GULIYEV; Cinematography: MICKY MONTOYA; Editor: EMANUELE BONOMI; Production Design: DHEERAJ MALHAN; Composer: FIRUDIN ALLAHVERDI; Contact: DANIEL MOHSUN GULIYEV; email@example.com
BIRCH / 2018 / UK & USA / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: PAISLEY VALENTINE WALSH Jed lives in the house that he and his wife never finished restoring. Now a single parent, he struggles to get through the routine of rural life with two young children. Writer: PAISLEY VALENTINE WALSH; Producer: ZHANNAT ALSHANOVA; Cinematography: VINCENZO MARRANGHINO; Editor: EMANUELE BONOMI; Production Design: YU-HSUAN CHEN; Composer: EREN ONSOY; Sound Design: LORENZO NERA; Music: THE BE GOOD TANYA'S; Contact: PAISLEY WALSH; firstname.lastname@example.org
HINDSIGHT / 2018 / UK / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: OISÍN-TOMÁS Ó RAGHALLAIGH Tony, a convict and drug addict, desperate for a new relationship with his daughter and former partner, must overcome his past temptations and prove that he's finally changed his ways. Writer: DORA CM; Producer(s): NATALIE HALL & TITUS JAYANAND INDRAPALLY; Cinematography: DYLAN-STARR ADAMS & TALLULAH SELF; Editor(s): REBECCA SPRAGUE & SARAH UWADIALE; Production Design: MATILDA CARBONI; Contact: OISÍN-TOMÁS Ó RAGHALLAIGH; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: JONATHAN CHOO When her husband and son forget her birthday, Ruth channels her frustration into the family business until sheâ€™s finally forced to confront her own unhappiness. Writer: JONATHAN CHOO; Producer: PRIYA K. DOSANJH; Cinematography: SARA PANTOLI; Editor: FRANCESCO CIBATI; Production Design: NICOLA SADORI; Composer: RACHAEL PHILIP; Sound Design: ADAM DOUGLAS JONES; Contact: JONATHAN CHOO; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MILK BOTTLE / 2018 / UK / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: SAUL LOTZOF A short film about a boy whose father takes him out on a seemingly innocent pheasant shoot, only to be dumbfounded by what happens next. Writer: SAUL LOTZOF; Producer: SAUL LOTZOF; Contact: SAUL LOTZOF; email@example.com
ISHA / 2018 / UK / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER MANNING Unable to tell his family the truth about his sexuality, Rahmi leads a double life. Writer: CHRISTOPHER MANNING; Producer: CHRISTOPHER MANNING; Executive Producer: ANNA JANCSO; Cinematography: SIMONA SUSNEA; Editor: RICARDO SARAIVA; Production Design: LAURA CASTELLANO ASTRUC; Contact: CAITLIN QUINLAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
RUTH / 2019 / UK / 19 MINS
UK STUDENT 3: WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVE? THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 11:00 - 13:00 ARNOLFINI 2 HOURS
Why do we do the things we do? In this selection of shorts, characters' choices of life, love (or hate) get quite perplexed by internal struggles, external pressures, unspoken desires and secrets. As their motives unravel, impulsive, nostalgic, surreal and obsessive flares come into play and shake up their lives. As much as we'd wanted to, life decisions are not always a clear-cut business after all, especially when a lot is at stake... SEÑOR / 2019 / UK & SERBIA / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: MASHA CLARK A chance encounter with her father’s old love confronts Dunya with the unknowable mystery of who her father used to be. Writer: MASHA CLARK; Producer(s): CONRAD CLARK & MASHA CLARK; Executive Producer(s): ZORAN JOVANOVIĆ & OLIVERA ŠARANOVIĆ; Cinematography: DJORDJE ARAMBAŠIĆ; Editor(s): CONRAD CLARK & MASHA CLARK; Production Design: IVANA JANČIĆ; Sound Design: BOJAN PALIKUĆA; Contact: BOJAN PALIKUĆA; email@example.com
SUBURBAN CURIOSITY / 2018 / UK / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: CLEMENT COHEN Nigel and Debra, an ordinary 1960's British couple are experiencing some marital problems. However, their way to deal with those problems is far from ordinary. Producer: ROCIO RIVERA ROSADO; Cinematography: ADRIANO RUDIMAN; Editor: ZHI-I; Production Design: JULIA WIESE; Composer: JOE KIELY; Contact: CLÉMENT COHEN; firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU'RE FIT / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: LYDIA REID Blue hot-pants, pink skin, and a lot of love. You’re Fit explores what actually happens in the gym in a humorous and sexy way. Animator: LYDIA REID; Sound Design: LYDIA REID; Music: OFF ME NUT RECORDS ; Contact: LYDIA REID; email@example.com
ANDROS / 2018 / SCOTLAND, ESTONIA, PORTUGAL & GERMANY / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: DORIS TÄÄKER
A lonely teenager fakes her first menstruation to fit in with her same-age peers in a secluded women-only community. Writer: TOM BUTCHER CURY; Producer: MARIE-LUISE SCHARF; Cinematography: VISHAL VITTAL; Editor: ANDRIJANA KRCMAR; Production Design: DANIEL MAIN & TOMAS PALMER; Sound Design: ISRAEL BAÑUELOS; Contact: ANDROS PRODUCTION TEAM; firstname.lastname@example.org
PALE SAINT / 2019 / UK, IRELAND, USA & DENMARK / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: RHYS MARC JONES Summer. 1991. Kat must stave off a pressing responsibility as she escapes her family for a night of freedom and fun. Contact: Rhys Jones; Rmj309@nyu.edu
THE ANGLER / 2019 / TAIWAN & UK / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: YU-LIN CHUNG An angler meets a mysterious woman while he is fishing along the coast and the boundary between reality and the surreal becomes blurred by his desire. Writer: YU-LIN CHUNG; Producer: PO-HUNG LIU/ ZERO LEE; Executive Producer(s): CHIA-YU & CHIANG; Cinematography: PAN CHIEN MING; Editor: SIH YU LIN; Production Design: HUNG YI HSIN; Composer: GE-WEI LIN; Sound Design: HUI-CHENG CHUNG & LAN-TING HSU; Music: GE-WEI LIN; Contact: YU-LIN CHUNG; email@example.com
UK STUDENT 4: G.S.O.H. THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 13:30 - 15:30 ARNOLFINI 2 HOURS
Whether your sense of humour is deadpan, dark, observational, crude, gross-out, gallows or slapstick, this collection of shorts has you covered. SUI GENERIS / 2019 / UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: LUCIA MAŇÁKOVÁ Sui Generis is a series of vignettes set in an art gallery, painting the relationships visitors have with the space, the artwork and each other. Writer: LUCIA MAŇÁKOVÁ; Producer: PATRICIA DELA PEÑA; Cinematography: OLLIE THURLEY; Editor: EIRIK GUSTAVSEN; Production Design: LUCIA MAŇÁKOVÁ; Sound Design: SANKET SARAIYA; contact: KINGSLEY MARSHALL; firstname.lastname@example.org
ROADKILL / 2019 / UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: LESZEK MOZGA In the world where deer are the dominant species, one alpha male goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident. Writer: LESZEK MOZGA; Producer: LESZEK MOZGA; Cinematography: LESZEK MOZGA; Editor: LESZEK MOZGA; Animator: LESZEK MOZGA; Production Design: ALICJA MOZGA; Sound Design: LESZEK MOZGA; Music: MARSHALL SMITH; Contact: LESZEK MOZGA; email@example.com
AFTERLIVES / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: CAMERON COOK It’s one of life’s greatest mysteries: what happens after we die? Everyone has their own answer, but no two are the same. Animator(s): CAMERON COOK, PRATHIK POOJARY & DAMIAN JENOROWSKI; Contact: DAMIAN JENOROWSKI; firstname.lastname@example.org
THESE THINGS IN MY HEAD / 2019 / UK / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: LUKE BOURNE Fully hand drawn and painted visualisation of the daily thoughts and worries on my mind as they interlink with the playful sounds of a record. Contact: LUKE BOURNE; email@example.com
ME, MY GERMS AND JAMES / 2018 / UK / 16 MINS Coming of age comedy about a germaphobic girls who wants to kiss a guy she likes but is afraid of germs in his mouth. Writer: ANASTASIIA VOROTNIUK; Producer: JUSTIN MORSE; Cinematography: XENIA GUENTHER; Editor: ANTONIO SEQUEIRA; Animator: LOUIS O'SHEA; Production Design: DAVIDEVALSECHI; Composer: PETE BIRZMAN; Contact: ANASTASIIA VOROTNIUK; firstname.lastname@example.org
ALMOST THERE / 2019 / UK / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: NELLY MICHENAUD On a train journey, some peculiar passengers find their worlds turned upside down, forcing them to look at themselves, each other, from a new perspective. Writer(s): TIM DEES & NELLY MICHENAUD; Producer(s):NATHANAEL BARING & KATE PHIBBS; Executive Producer: THE NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL; Cinematography: ALANA MEJIA GONZALES; Editor: CELINA OIER; Animator(S): RICH FARRIS & NELLY MICHENAUD; Production Design: THEO BOSWELL; Comopser: ADAM PRICE; Sound Design: IANNIS SPANOS; Contact: NELLY MICHENAUD; email@example.com
LAUNDROMAT / 2018 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: MADELEINE SAYERS A film in three parts, reflecting on how a setting is shaped and influenced by time and the people that come with it. Animator: MADELEINE SAYERS; Sound Design: THEO SAYERS; Music: THEO SAYERS; Contact: MADELEINE SAYERS; firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLIDAY! / 2019 / UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: TOBY MATTHEWS A visual-comic portrait of a Cornish fishing village - a French holidaymaker pays a visit there in search of the best ice-cream in town. Writer: TOBY MATTHEWS; Producer: AMY LINDLEY; Cinematography: CHARLES POWER; Editor: TOBY MATTHEWS; Production Design: JAMES MAGEE; Compser: ARMAN MOHTADJI; Sound Design: GEORGE BRABHAM; Contact: KINGSLEY MARSHALL; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: ANASTASIIA VOROTNIUK
61 BEEHIVE STREET / 2018 / UK & SPAIN / 5 MINS
DIRECTOR: HELENA BONASTRE A glimpse into the crazy lives of the tenants of four units of the 61 Beehive Street apartment building. Animator: HELENA BONASTRE; Composer: PABLO SCOPINARO; Sound Design: ODINN INGIBERGSSON; Contact: HELENA BONASTRE; firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH JURY AWARD: The films playing in this programme will compete for the Youth Jury Award – chosen by a jury of young care-leavers from the Articulate Cultural Trust in Glasgow.
YOUTH JURY: GOOD GRIEF WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 17:30 - 19:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS
Losing someone in your formative years and how you deal with that loss can shape who you become. The loss of a parent, sibling or even an idol can have lasting repercussions on your behaviour, philosophies and relationships. This programme encapsulates the grieving process of a new generation and the ripples left in its orbit. CROWLEY - COWBOY UP / 2018 / GERMANY / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: ANDRE HÖRMANN 14-year-old Crowley has gone through a lot in his young life. His older brother Yancie died in a car accident and his parents are now divorced. But Crowley isn’t about to let life get the better of him—he’s got a dream to make come true. He wants to be a good rodeo rider, just like Yancie. Producer: TELEKULT; Cinematography: TOM BERGMANN; Editor: LUCIAN BUSSE; Composer: HENRY REYELS; Music: HENRY REYELS; Contact: ANDRE HÖRMANN; email@example.com
NOMVULA / 2019 / SOUTH AFRICA / 15 MINS
DIRECTOR(S): ADVIK BENI & JASON MASELLE
Nomvula follows the story of a young girl and her relationship with a mysterious creature that lives in the dark corners of an abandoned warehouse. Writer(s): ADVIK BENI & JASON MASELLE; Producer(s): ADVIK BENI & JASON MASELLE; Executive Producer(s): SEAN DRUMMOND & LIANI MAASDORP; Cinematography: WILLIAM DOUGLAS; Editor: PAULINE SHROSBREE; Production Design: NICOLA HARRIS; Composer(s): LANDILU DEGENAAR & THARAN PILLAY; Soun d Design: MORNE MARAIS; Contact: JASON MASELLE; nomvula. firstname.lastname@example.org
ROUTINE / 2018 / ALBANIA / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: BEKIM GURI After the death of Alban’s brothers in the fire that burnt down their home, the entire family suffers from a shock, mental disorder and extreme poverty. Writer: BEKIM GURI; Producer: BEKIM GURI; Executive Producer: BEKIM GURI; Editor: BEKIM GURI; Composer: MEMLI KELMENDI; Contact: BEN VANDENDAELE; email@example.com
SIGNS / 2019 / UK / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: YERO TIMI-BIU SIGNS is a coming-of-age drama about a teenage carer (RHIANNE BARRETO) coming to terms with the responsibility of looking after her family after a distressing incident. Writer: YERO TIMI-BIU; Producer: KATIE SINCLAIR; Executive Producer: RIENKJE ATTOH, MATIMBA KABALIKA & JESSICA LOVELAND; Editor: RACHEL DURANCE; Composer: POPPY KAVANAGH; Music: BABEHEAVEN; Contact: KATIE SINCLAIR; firstname.lastname@example.org
PAGANS / 2019 / UK / 22 MINS DIRECTOR: LUCY LUSCOMBE Three young women learn about loss over the course of one Bonfire Night that takes them on surreal journey into the depths of the English countryside. Writer: LUCY LUSCOMBE; Producer(s): AMANDA MESAIKOS & SCOTT O'DONNELL; Executive Producer: AMANDA MESAIKOS; Cinematography: BENJAMIN THOMAS & DAVID BIRD; Editor: PHIL CURRIE; Animator: FRASER MUGGERIDGE STUDIO; Production Design: LUCIE RED & OIAN ARTETA; Composer: GOD COLONY; Sound Design: NED SISSON; Music: GOD COLONY, ALL SAINTS; Contact: LUCY LUSCOMBE; email@example.com
DIMINISHING SHINE / 2018 / FRANCE / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: SIMON RIETH It's been one year since prince Diong has mysteriously vanished. As a revolt is rumbling, his sister Pauline receives a message from him. to meet. Producer: THOMAS HAKIM; Cinematography: FRANÇOIS REY; Editor: SIMON RIETH; Sound Design: GUILHEM DOMERCQ; Contact: THOMAS HAKIM; firstname.lastname@example.org
IDOLS NEVER DIE / 2019 / CANADA / 18 MINS DIRECTOR: JEROME YOO When Korean pop idol “N.D.” tragically dies, a dysfunctional group of high school fan girls discover a hidden message in his music, which leads them on a quest to fulfill his final wish -- to spread his ashes over the tallest tree in their hometown forest. Writer(s): JEROME YOO & ANDREA BANG; Producer: PAUL ARMSTRONG (CRAZY 8S FILM SOCIETY); Cinematography: KAAYLA WHACHELL; Editor(s): THOMAS AFFOLTER, LAWRENCE LE LAM; Production Design: MEGAN MACAULAY; Composer: ANNETTE KIM; Sound Design: DAVID DAOUD; contact: PIERRE BROUILLETTE-HAMELIN; email@example.com
YOUTH JURY: I'LL DO ME WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 16:30 - 18:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The 21st Century can be a bewildering place with influence(r)s pulling us in every direction and peer pressures magnified by the all seeing social media eye. In this series of short films the heroes, and those closest to them, demonstrate their ability to navigate this rocky terrain and say to the rest of the world, "You do you, I’ll do me". VISIBLE / 2019 / NORWAY / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: LIV MARI ULLA MORTENSEN 15-year-old trans activist Jo is discovered by Astrid, a commercial photographer. At a photo shoot they both cross a line, longing to be visible Writer(s): LIV MARI ULLA MORTENSEN & AMALIE KASIN LERSTANG; Producer: STINE BLICHFELDT; Cinematography: TORFINN RØNNING SANNERUD; Editor: VETLE STRØM; Composer: ANN-MARI PETTERSEN; Sound Design: MATIAS FRØYSTAD; Contact: STINE BLICHFELDT; firstname.lastname@example.org
LIKE ME / 2018 / UK / 4 MINS
DIRECTOR: JESSICA BISHOPP Exploring how teenage girls use social media to create and construct their identity and how this impacts them. Reflecting on the relationship between identity and the internet. Producer(s): CARLA STEINBERG & JESSICA BISHOPP; Cinematography: ANNA MACDONALD; Editor: ZSÓFIA TÁLAS; Sound Design: HANNAH GREGORY
HOW DOES IT START / 2019 / USA / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: AMBER SEALEY It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. Writer: AMBER SEALEY; Producer(s): MATT MILLER & MRIDU CHANDRA; Cinematography: AVA BERKOFSKY; Editor: PATRICK NELSON BARNES; CONTACT: AMBER SEALEY; email@example.com
SILENCE (CIÚNAS) / 2019 / IRELAND / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: TRISTAN HEANUE A couple embark on a journey in the midst of a family crisis. Producer: TRISTAN HEANUE; Cinematography: NARAYAN VAN MAELE; Editor: JOHN DESAY; Composer: MICHAEL FLEMING; Sound Design: NIKKI MOSS; Contact: TRISTAN HEANUE; firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS LIKE US / 2018 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: MIKAEL TECHANE Charting his course of growth and awareness around his identity, Mikael has created both an acknowledgement of the past and a documentation of the present. Writer: MIKAEL TECHANE; Producer: RIFE MAGAZINE; Cinematography: MIKAEL TECHANE; Editor: MIKAEL TECHANE; Composer(s): MIKAEL TECHANE & PATCH DE SALIS; Sound Design: MIKAEL TECHANE & PATCH DE SALIS; Music: MIKAEL TECHANE, PATCH DE SALIS; Contact: MIKAEL TECHANE; email@example.com
THE CIRCLE / 2019 / UK / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: LANRE MALAOLU The Circle is a bold and lyrical portrayal of two brothers, David and Sanchez, living on a Hackney council estate, in East London. The film gives a compelling insight into their family and friendships, the stigmas they face daily, their mental health and how they process their emotions. Combining dance with documentary, their story and the challenges they face are embodied through vivid movement sequences. The Circle looks at what it means to be a young black man growing up in inner city London. Producer: ELIZABETH BENJAMIN; Executive Producer: LISA MARIE RUSSO; Contact: ELIZABETH BENJAMIN; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PROBLEMS AREN'T US / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS
DIRECTOR(S): KARNI & SAUL
A dance fantasy film. A silent rave to the gods of creativity. Shot in the forests around bristol as a collaborative dance piece celebrating the individual. Producer: SULKYBUNNY; Cinematography: KARNI ARIELI; Editor(s): KARNI & SAUL; Animator: SAUL FREED; Production Design: KARNI & SAUL; Composer: GILI PORTAL; Music: GILI PORTAL; Contact: KARNI ARIELI; email@example.com
¿ME VAS A GRITAR? (SHOUT AT ME!) / 2018 / MEXICO / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: LAURA HERRERO GARVÍN Societies’ violence and judgements against women are a heavy burden that Melissa must lift everyday. But when she gets on the ring, she’s the one answering back. Writer(s): LAURA HERRERO GARVÍN & MAJO SISCAR; Producer: LAURA HERRERO GARVÍN; Cinematography: LAURA HERRERO GARVÍN; Editor: EDUARDO PALENQUE; Composer: BATALLONES FEMENINOS; Sound Design: JOSUE VERGARA; Music: BATALLONES FEMENINOS; Contact: LAURA HERRERO GARVIN; firstname.lastname@example.org
SAMIRA / 2018 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: LAINEY RICHARDSON 19-year old Samira redefines what it means to be a woman in modern day Britain in this visual exploration of youth, identity and womanhood. Producer: LAINEY RICHARDSON; Cinematography: LAINEY RICHARDSON; Editor: BEN CANNY; Composer: GUY WOOD; Contact: LAINEY RICHARDSON; email@example.com
THE ORPHAN / 2018 / BRAZIL / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: CAROLINA MARKOWICZ Jonathas has been adopted, but it doesn't take long until he is returned because he is "different" from the other kids. Inspired by true events. Writer: CAROLINA MARKOWICZ; Producer: MAYRA FAOUR AUAD; Executive Producer: MAYRA FAOUR AUAD; Cinematography: PEPE MENDES; Editor: LAUTARO COLACE SAE; Production Design: FABIANO DE QUEIROZ TATU; Sound Design: AUDIO INK; Contact: FIGA FILMS; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MOON AND THE NIGHT / 2018 / USA / 19 MINS Set in rural Hawaii, a Native Hawaiian girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dogfight. The film explores the cultural and socio-economic strife that burdens many communities in Hawaii, but at its heart, it is a coming-of-age tale of a young woman who must make the difficult realization that to save her family, she must stand on her own. Writer(s): ERIN LAU & JUSTIN OMORI; Producer: OLIVIA GRAY; Contact: ERIN LAU; email@example.com
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COMEDY: GREAT BRITISH BANGERZ TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 18:00 - 19:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS A side-splitting selection of new comedy shorts featuring rising stars from the world of UK comedy, including: Lolly Adefope, Asim Chaudhry, Cariad Lloyd, Charlotte Ritchie, Jamie Demetriou, Rosie Jones and plenty more!
ASPARAGUS TIPS / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: SAM BAILEY After the starter doesn't go according to plan at a dinner party, one guest steps up to the plate, literally. Writer: JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS; Producer: SAM BAILEY; Cinematography: BEN WESTAWAY; Music: AARON KING; Contact: SAM BAILEY; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: ERIN LAU
LUGER / 2019 / UK / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: FREDDIE WATERS Tom is in for a surprise when he meets his grandfather's carers. They appear to be at war and when he discovers a mysterious object things take a dark turn. Writer: FREDDY SYBORN; Producer(s): GINA LYONS & SAIMA FERDOWS; contact: Freddie Waters; email@example.com
INSECURITY QUESTIONS / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): BEHNAM TAHERI & GIDEON BERESFORD Spencer just wants to get through to his bank account... but the security questions have been updated. Writer(s): BEHNAM TAHERI & GIDEON BERESFORD; Producer(s): PHOEBE BOURKE, CHRISTINA RIGGS & BEHNAM TAHERI; Executive Cinematography: JACK MEALING; Editor(s): BEHNAM TAHERI & GIDEON BERESFORD; Sound Design: AIDAN MCCARTHY; Contact: BEHNAM TAHERi; firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVE POOL / 2018 / UK / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: ASIM CHAUDHRY After leaving a dinner party with his friends, a single man has an encounter with a mystery woman that changes his view of love forever. Writer: ASIM CHAUDHRY; Producer(s): DANIEL EMMERSON, KATHERINE POMFRET & COLLIE MCCARTHY; Cinematography: DAN ATHERTON; Editor: NATHAN COETZEE; Production Design: LUCY GAHAGAN; Composer: ARAM YOUSAFZAI; Sound Design: MIKE MCGINN; Contact: FESTIVAL FORMULA LTD; email@example.com
QUIET CARRIAGE / 2018 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: BEN S. HYLAND A man must decide whether to intervene and stop a casual commuting rule breaker, or live with a lifetime of regret. Writer: BEN S. HYLAND; Producer: ADAM GREGORY SMITH; Executive Producer(s): CHRISTIAN PARTON, DAMIAN CURRAN & ABID MAJID, MARIAM MAJID; Cinematography: CAL THOMSON; Editor: JIM PAGE; Production Design: ALESSANDRA DE PALMER; Comopser: ADRIAN LEUNG; Sound Design: MATT PRICE; Contact: ADAM SMITH; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIANE'S NEW BOYFRIEND / 2018 / UK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: DAN CLARK Jerry and Liz are in for a big shock when they go to their friend Diane's for dinner and meet her new boyfriend Christopher. Writer: DAN CLARK; Producer: DAN CLARK; Cinematography: WILL HANKE; Editor: GARY FORESTER; Contact: DAN CLARK; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: FREDDY SYBORN After a disastrous referendum on capital punishment, four junior civil servants have to bring back hanging. Writer(s): FREDDY SYBORN, ADAM DRAKE, CHARLOTTE RITCHIE, BEN ROWSE, LIAM WILLIAMS & MATILDA WNEK; Producer: CAZ LAWRENCE; Cinematography: NANU SEGAL; Editor: CHARLIE FAWCETT; Production Design: GEORGE SYBORN; Composer: FELIX HAGAN; Sound Design: BREEN TURNER; Contact: FREDERICK SYBORN; firstname.lastname@example.org
JARRESSEY / 2018 / UK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: JOSEPH PELLING Jarressey's got a new job today and he just needs to eat some food before he goes to the pub. But now all of this is happening to him! Writer: JAMIE DEMETRIOU; Producer(s): CHARLIE PERKINS & HUGO DONKIN; Executive Producer: JAMES STEVENSON BRETTON; cinematography: ED TUCKER; contact: CHARLIE PERKINS; charlie@blinkindustries.
LAST DATES / 2018 / UK / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: BEN MALLABY Three couples head to a restaurant for what they don't realise will be their last date. Writer(s): RACHEL STUBBINGS & LUKE MCQUEEN; Producer(s): TOM PAYNE & ALEX WILSON; Executive Producer: JODY SMITH; Cinematography: MILES RIDGWAY; Editor: BEN MALLABY; Sound Design: CASSANDRA RUTLEDGE; Contact: BEN MALLABY; email@example.com
SWIPED / 2018 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: STEVE WHITELEY Alarmed by the detrimental effect smartphones are having on those around them, three friends launch a rogue initiative intended to force people to be more present. Writer: STEVE WHITELEY; Producer(s): STEVE WHITELEY & OLLIE PERRIN; Cinematography: BEN BEE; Editor: PHIL LEPHERD; Music: ROW D - 'ON TINGS'; contact: STEVE WHITELEY; firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPITAL / 2018 / UK / 15 MINS
COMEDY: CRACK A SMILE WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 20:00 - 21:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
For the perfect end to a long day of shorts; grab a drink, sit back and enjoy this fun-filled variety pack of comedy films. From bizarre and hilarious to more subtle amusing moments - each of these shorts are guaranteed to make you smile. MEGA SEXY ROBOT DINOSAUR / 2018 / WALES, UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: PAUL HOWARD ALLEN It’s all about the title. Writer: PAUL HOWARD ALLEN; Editor: PAUL HOWARD ALLEN; Contact: Paul Allen; email@example.com
OPENING NIGHT / 2018 / UNITED STATES / 5 MINS
DIRECTOR: MARGARET BIALIS Look within. Then dance it out. A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, gratitude, and a little music. Animator: MARGARET BIALIS; Production Design: MARGARET BIALIS; Composer: MARGARET BIALIS; Sound Design: JOEY DEFABIO; Contact: MARGARET BIALIS; firstname.lastname@example.org
TMI / 2018 / UK / 9 MINS
DIRECTOR: ITA FITZGERALD When a mother reads her teenage son’s texts it triggers an awkward conversation which is way too much information. A comedy about the landmine of modern parenting. Writer: ITA FITZGERALD; Producer: FIONA WRIGHT; Cinematography: GABI NORLAND; Editor: ITA FITZGERALD; contact: ITA FITZGERALD; email@example.com
JUST AGREE THEN / 2018 / SCOTLAND, UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR(S): DUNCAN COWLES & ROSS HOGG Contrasting artistic visions, misplaced confidence and blatant ignorance collide on backdrop of an increasingly fragile and divided world. Cinematography: DUNCAN COWLES; animator: ROSS HOGG; Sound Design: KEITH DUNCAN; Contact: DUNCAN COWLES; firstname.lastname@example.org
DICK PICKS! (A DOCUMENTARY) / 2019 / UNITED STATES / 12 MINS DIRECTOR(S): HANNAH MCSWIGGEN & RUSSELL SHEAFFER
A stop-motion documentary that asks men one of the crucial questions of our era: “What compels you to send pictures of your penis to non-consenting others?” Writer(s): HANNAH MCSWIGGEN & RUSSELL SHEAFFER; Producer(s): HANNAH MCSWIGGEN & RUSSELL SHEAFFER; Executive Producer(s): DAN SCHOENBRUN & VANESSA MCDONNELL; Cinematography: RUSSELL SHEAFFER; Editor: RUSSELL SHEAFFER; Animator: HANNAH MCSWIGGEN; Composer: AARON MICHAEL SMITH; Sound Design: ONE THOUSAND BIRDS; Music: SHANIN BLAKE; Contact: RUSSELL SHEAFFER; email@example.com
LOVE THE SINNER / 2018 / UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: JENNIFER SHERIDAN 11-year-old Joanna tries to understand grief for the first time when she witnesses her mother's manic reaction to the death of Princess Diana. Writer: SUSAN WOKOMA; Producer: BERTIE PEEK; Executive Producer(s): ASH ATALLA, ALEX SMITH & TILUSHA GHELANI; Cinematography: RYAN EDDLESTON; Editor: SARAH LOUISE BATES; Production Design: STEVE CLARK; Composer: CATO HOEBEN; Sound Design: STEFANO MARCHETTI; Contact: JENNIFER SHERIDAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: MARYAM MOHAJER My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life. One day he decided to go meet her. Writer: MARYAM MOHAJER; Producer: MARYAM MOHAJER; Editor: MARYAM MOHAJER; Animator: MARYAM MOHAJER; Composer: TANERA DAWKINS; Sound Design: BARNABY TEMPLER & SUE HARDING (FOLEY); Music: TANERA DAWKINS; Contact: MARYAM MOHAJER; email@example.com
CONNECTIONS / 2018 / UNITED STATES / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: KEVIN P. ALEXANDER A young, male screenwriter’s coveted meeting with an experienced, female producer takes an unexpected turn. Writer: KEVIN P. ALEXANDER; Producer: DANIEL SCHLOSS; Cinematography: MATTHEW HEYMANN; Contact: KEVIN ALEXANDER; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FISHERMAN / 2018 / GHANA / 15 MINS
DIRECTOR: ZOEY MARTINSON
An aging fisherman goes out to sea one day and returns with a talking fish. Set in Ghana West Africa, this quirky comedy explores our need to stay relevant against the backdrop of a developing nation. Writer: ZOEY MARTINSON; Producer: KOFI OWUSU AFRIYIE; Executive Producer(s): LUU VISION MEDIA & SMOKE & MIRRORS COLLABORATIVE; Cinematography: JUSTIN W KING; Editor: JOSEPH GUTOWSKI; Animator: DARIA AMAI SHELTON; Production Design: GODWIN ASHONG; composer: AVI AMON; Sound Design: BRIAN GOODHEART; Contact: ZOEY MARTINSON; email@example.com
HEATWAVE / 2019 / UK & GREECE / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: FOKION XENOS In the midst of a searing heatwave, two little children find a way to cool everyone down! Writer(s): FOKION XENOS & STELLA HEATH KEIR; Producer: PRIYA K. DOSANJH; Cinematography: BRENDEN FREEDMAN; Editor: STELLA HEATH KEIR; Animator: FOKION XENOS & ALEXANDROS APOSTOLAKIS; Production Design: NICULAE ANTONIO & THANOS KANTZAVELOS; Composer: ANDREAS GUTUEN AASER; Sound Design: KEVIN LANGHAMMER; Music: ANDREAS GUTUEN AASER; Contact: Fokion Xenos; firstname.lastname@example.org
HORS PISTE / 2018 / FRANCE / 6 MINS DIRECTOR(S): LÉO BRUNEL, LORIS CAVALIER, CAMILLE JALABERT, OSCAR MALET The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned... Writer(s): LÉO BRUNEL, LORIS CAVALIER, CAMILLE JALABERT & OSCAR MALET; Producer: JULIEN DEPARIS; Editor(s): LÉO BRUNEL, LORIS CAVALIER, CAMILLE JALABERT & OSCAR MALET; Producer: NICOLAS PEIRON; Music: NICOLAS PEIRON;Contact: LUCE GROSJEAN; email@example.com
NO, I DON'T WANT TO DANCE! / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: ANDREA VINCIGUERRA Have you ever had the impression that if you play the right song while a person is, for instance, frantically moving their arms trying to get rid of a bee, it may seem like they're dancing instead? “No, I Don’t Want to Dance” it’s a stop motion animated short film which aims to raise awareness of how deadly dangerous dance can be. Producer: GEORGIE BEATTIE; Executive Producer: SANDRINE SERVENT; Cinematography: JAMIE KENNERLEY THOMAS WOOTTON; Editor: ANDREA VINCIGUERRA; Animator(s): TIM ALLEN & WILL HODGE; Production Design: PUPPET MAKER: ADEENA GRUBB MODEL MAKER: KAT SIMPSON COSTUME MAKER: ISABELLE RILEY SET BUILDER: PHIL SHAW; Composer: PIETRO VENTIMIGLIA; Sound Design: FATHER LONDON; Contact: ANDREA VINCIGUERRA; firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 22:00 - 23:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Feeling the need for a thrill? Itching to get that chilling tingle on your skin? Look no further. This mixed offering of blood-curdling short films will inject your festival experience with a healthy dose of unadulterated terror. THE FEATHER PILLOW / 2018 / BRAZIL / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: JOSEPH SPECKER NYS Shortly after her honeymoon Alicia contracts an inexplicable illness, while her husband Jordan bear witness seemingly indifferent. Something hidden is driving her insane. The disease makes the young woman mix reality with gruesome hallucinations. Contact: FRANCOIS HEISER; email@example.com
BILL / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR(S): DAN GITSHAM & SOPHIE MAIR A widow employs the dark arts to see her husband once more. Writer(s): DAN GITSHAM & SOPHIE MAIR; Producer(s): DAN GITSHAM & SOPHIE MAIR; Cinematography: TOMOI SUMMERS; Editor: JAMES TAGGART; Production Design: SOPHIE MAIR; Composer: DAVE COLEBROOK;Contact: Dan Gitsham; firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKR / 2018 / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: HANA KAZIM A fake exorcist visits the home of a man who thinks his wife is possessed by a Djinn, only to find out that things are not as they seem. writer: HANA KAZIM; Producer: HIND AL BASTI; Cinematography: JORDAN GZESH; Editor: SHAHNAZ DULAIMY; Production Design: CHRYSTEL LIVOLSI; Composer: ALI HELNWEIN; Contact: HANA KAZIM; email@example.com
REFORMED / 2018 / AUSTRALIA / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: SAMANTHA TIMMS An old reformed criminal is stranded after his release from prison and is forced to take public transport to a halfway house. His abrupt return to society instantly exposes him to old temptations, bringing suppressed memories to the surface that challenge his righteous, new-found path. Writer: SAMANTHA TIMMS; Producer(s): RHIANNON STEFFENSEN & SHANAE CONDON; Cinematography: BEN COTGROVE; Editor: JOSEF SWITAK; Contact: SAMANTHA TIMMS; firstname.lastname@example.org
HORROR: SKIN CRAWL
BOY GETS EATEN / 2018 / NORWAY / 25 MINS DIRECTOR(S): SEBASTIAN LAGERKVIST A boy is pressured to lose his virginity, and now his childhood trauma will no longer be ignored. Writer: CAROLINE ARNESEN; Producer: GRUNDE TVEITEN; Cinematography: ØYVIND SVANES LUNDE; Editor: BRYNJAR L. AUNE; Animator: RUBEN A. LORÅS; Production Design: KRISTIAN L VESTBY; Sound Design: MATIAS FRØYSTAD; Contact: KARIN JULSRUD; email@example.com
LIPPY / 2018 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: LUCY CAMPBELL Two girls enter an underground world of strange forfeits and grisly demands when they are caught stealing lipstick testers. Writer: LUCY CAMPBELL; Producer: GARRY PATON; Cinematography: PHIL WOOD; Editor: CHRIS CRONIN; Production Design: MARTIN BUTTERWORTH; Composer: RYAN LIVINGSTONE; Sound Design: ANDREW LAYFIELD; Contact: GARRY PATON; firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORTS DAY / 2018 / CHINA / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: LIN TU A teenage girl is confronted with her inner demon when forced to lose her virginity on school's sports day. Contact: MARKUS KAATSCH; email@example.com
THE DREAMER / 2018 / NORWAY / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: KENNETH KARLSTAD A mother struggles with her daughter's violent sleeping disorder.
Writer(s): KENNETH KARLSTAD & TOR ESPEN VASSBOTN; Producer: KRISTOFFER SINDRE VITTERSØ; Cinematography: KRISTIAN ENGELSEN; Editor: KAYA KESSLER; Production DESIGN: SUSANNE VÅGSÆTER; composer: MRD; Sound Design: JOHANNES DEKKO; Contact: TORIL SIMONSEN; firstname.lastname@example.org
CUBICLE / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: CHLOE WICKS A young woman takes a pregnancy test in some apparently empty toilets. What happens next was definitely not part of her plan. Writer: STEFAN KADAY; Producer: CHLOE WICKs; Cinematography: SIMON ROWLING; Editor: CHLOE WICKS; Composer: HOLLIE BUHAGIAR; Sound Design: ROB ACKERMAN; Contact: CHLOE WICKS; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: PEDRO CASAVECCHIA Pulsion (Drive) is a mysterious piece that explores the twisted story of a kid growing up in a dysfunctional family. This psychological thriller follows the character along a spiraling descent into madness, piecing together the portrait of a killer. Executive Producer(s): NICOLAS CASAVECCHIA, ARNAUD COLINART & CORENTIN LAMBOT; Contact: ARNAUD COLINART; firstname.lastname@example.org
WILD LOVE / 2018 / FRANCE / 7 MINS DIRECTOR(S): PAUL AUTRIC, QUENTIN CAMUS, LÉA GEORGES, MARYKA LAUDET, ZOÉ SOTTIAUX & CORENTIN YVERGNIAUX While on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime won't remain unpunished... Writer(s): PAUL AUTRIC, QUENTIN CAMUS, MARYKA LAUDET, LÉA GEORGES, ZOÉ SOTTIAUX & CORENTIN YVERGNIAUX; Producer: JULIEN DEPARIS; Editor(s): PAUL AUTRIC, QUENTIN CAMUS, MARYKA LAUDET, LÉA GEORGES, ZOÉ SOTTIAUX & CORENTIN YVERGNIAUX; Composer: NICOLAS CORNIL; Music: NICOLAS CORNIL; Contact: Luce Grosjean; email@example.com
SCI-FI: OUT OF THIS WORLD THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 20:00 - 21:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Echoes of Black Mirror-esque techno-dystopias and the pull of inscrutable external forces infuse these imaginative and hair-raising short films with visions of the all-too-plausible scenarios awaiting humanity. JUPITER / 2019 / GERMANY / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: BENJAMIN PFOHL A teenage girl has to decide if to pursue her own path on Earth or to follow her parents into a higher existence on Jupiter.
Writer: BENJAMIN PFOHL; Producer(s): MARTIN KOSOK & ALEXANDER FRITZEMEYER (DREIFILM); Executive Producer(s): SEBASTIAN FEHRING, PHILLIP MARON & TRISTAN BÄHRE (MAVERICK FILM); Cinematography: TIM KUHN; Editor: VALESCA PETERS; Production Design: MARKUS DICKLHUBER; composer: GARY HIRCHE; Sound Design: ANDREAS GOLDBRUNNER; Contact: SEBASTIAN FEHRING; firstname.lastname@example.org
PULSION (DRIVE) / 2019 / ARGENTINA & FRANCE / 7 MINS
THE COLOUR OF YOUR LIPS / 2018 / CANADA / 18 MINS DIRECTOR: ANNICK BLANC In an atmosphere grown suddenly impossible to breathe, a diver and a woman appear to be the only survivors. As their reserves of air run out, will they make love or war? Writer: ANNICK BLANC; Producer(s): MARIA GRACIA TURGEON & ANNICK BLANC (MIDI LA NUIT); Cinematography: DEREK BRANSCOMBE; Editor: DAVID VALIQUETTE; Production Design: GENEVIÈVE HUOT & MARIE-PIER FORTIER; Composer: MARIE-HÉLÈNE L. DELORME; Contact: PIERRE BROUILLETTE-HAMELIN; email@example.com
VERT / 2018 / UK / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: KATE COX When Jeff and Emelia are gifted a virtual reality set that shows one's "ideal self" for their twentieth wedding anniversary, they discover a secret that could shift their relationship indelibly. Writer: KATE COX; Producer(s): GABRIELE LO GIUDICE, NICK ROWELL & SOPHIE REYNOLDS; Executive Producer: JAMES APPLETON; Cinematography: AARON REID; Editor: MARNIE HOLLANDE; Production Design: ZOE KOPERSKI; Sound Design: KASPAR BROYD @ STRING & TINS; Music: OKAY KAYA; Contact: GABRIELE LO GIUDICE; firstname.lastname@example.org
WWW (THE WHALE WHO WASN'T) / 2018 / ITALY & USA / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: ALESSIA CECCHET Utilizing fragments of early educational films and animation, the piece develops a science fiction counter-narrative of subjugation and annihilation told from a non-human perspective. Contact: ALESSIA CECCHET; email@example.com
NAPTHA / 2018 / UK / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: MOIN HUSSAIN Faraz’s quiet life working at an isolated petrol station is turned upside down when his ageing father Malik begins to speak in a long-forgotten language and insists on returning back home. Writer: MOIN HUSSAIN; Producer(s): ALI MANSURI & TOM KIMBERLEY; Executive Producer(s): LAUREN NDARK, OLLIE MADDEN & MICHELLE STEIN; Cinematography: TIM SIDELL; Editor: MATTEO BINI; Production Design: PAULINA RZESZOWSKA; Composer: TIM MORRISH; Sound Design: ROB SZELIGA; Contact: ALI MANSURI; firstname.lastname@example.org
BEST FRIEND / 2018 / FRANCE / 6 MINS
In a near future, a lonely man is addicted to a product called «Best Friend» which offers him perfect virtual friends. Writer(s): NICHOLAS OLIVIERI, YI SHEN, JULIANA DE LUCCA & VARUN NAIR; Producer: MOÏRA MARGUIN; Editor(s): NICHOLAS OLIVIERI, YI SHEN, JULIANA DE LUCCA & DAVID FELIU; Composer: ARTHUR DAIRAINE; Music: ARTHUR DAIRAINE; Contact: LUCE GROSJEAN; email@example.com
FUTURE PERFECT / 2018 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: SEAN MCKENNA Narrated by Julian Barratt, this darkly comic Sci-fi follows a child's drawing as it becomes the blueprint for a twisted new version of humanity. Writer: SEAN MCKENNA; Producer: ROXY MCKENNA; Executive Producer(s): JESS LOVELAND, CATHERINE BRAY; Cinematography: JAMES MCALEER; Production Design: RAZ GHARBI; Composer: BRAD FIELD; Conatct: RANDOM ACTS; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LONELY ORBIT / 2019 / SWITZERLAND / 9 MINS DIRECTOR(S): FREDERIC SIEGEL & BENJAMIN MORARD A satellite technician's inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind. Writer: FREDERIC SIEGEL; Producer: MARWAN ABDALLA EISSA; Editor: BENJAMIN MORARD; Animator(s): FREDERIC SIEGEL & BENJAMIN MORARD; Production Design: FREDERIC SIEGEL; Composer: LUC GUT; Sound Design: KILIAN VILIM & THOMAS GASSMANN; Contact: VANJA ANDRIJEVIC; email@example.com
DIRECTOR(S): NICHOLAS OLIVIERI, SHEN YI, JULIANA DE LUCCA, VARUN NAIR & DAVID FELIU
DEAF SHORTS: FROM A(SL) TO B (SL) WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 20:30 - 22:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
To get from point A to point B it’s going to be a struggle, whether it’s a new or old relationship, a life changing revelation or simply a night out. The one thing that is for certain is there will be an obstacle… or four! This programme depicts some of those struggles featuring incidental D/deafness on screen from both sides of the Atlantic. Please note: there will be a BSL interpreter present before and during this screening. CODA / 2019 / UNITED STATES / 22 MINS DIRECTOR: ERIKA DAVIS-MARSH A young dancer struggles with her bi-cultural identity when she meets a confident young Deaf drummer who stirs up old conflicted feelings about growing up hearing in a Deaf family. Writer: ERIKA DAVIS-MARSH; Producer(s): CASSANDRA JONES, LAURIE GARDINER & JEVON WHETTER; Cinematography: ANTE CHENG; EDITOR: LYNNA LAM; Production Design: ETHAN HARTMAN; Composer: PHILIP TIMOFEYEV; Sound Design: CHARLES MOODY; Music: SARA MULLFORD; Contact: ERIKA DAVIS-MARSH; firstname.lastname@example.org
WELCOME TO THE BALL / 2019 / UNITED STATES / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ADAM VINCENT WRIGHT A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend. Writer: ADAM VINCENT WRIGHT; Producer: CHRISTOPHER MCADOO; Executive Producer: ADAM VINCENT WRIGHT; Cinematography: RAFAEL ABREU-CANEDO; Editor: ADAM VINCENT WRIGHT; Composer(s): SAM JOHNIDES & TONY GONZALEZ; Sound Design: PETER TREPKE; Contact: ADAM VINCENT WRIGHT; email@example.com
IF YOU KNEW / 2018 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: STROMA CAIRNS After months of fighting and no communication, two teenage twin brothers come together to spend a day in Canvey Island Producer(s): SORCHA BACON & JULIETTE LARTHE; Cinematography: RUBEN WOODIN-DECHAMPS; Editor: JOSEPH BOLGER; Sound Design: MICHAEL JOHNSON; Music: TED BARNES; Contact: SORCHA BACON; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: CHARLIE SWINBOURNE In this comedy about misunderstandings, Ben tells a deaf couple a joke about a deaf manâ€™s house burning down. Will they see the funny side or not? Writer: JEAN ST CLAIr; Producer: RACHEL ROBEY; Executive Producer: KERENA MARCHANT; Cinematography: KARL POYZER; Editor: SIMON DYMOND; Production Design: CHARLOTTE BALL; Contact: RACHEL ROBEY; email@example.com
HOPE / 2019 / UK / 27 MINS DIRECTOR: DAVID ELLINGTON Hope is a care-free, fun-loving Deaf teenager. But a fatal cancer diagnosis is about to turn her life upside down. Writer: LYNN STEWART-TAYLOR; Producer: RACHEL DRUMMOND-HAY; Contact: CAROLINE FEARON; firstname.lastname@example.org
SIGNKID - DUMBASS (OFFICIAL BSL MUSIC VIDEO) / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER DARBY Dumbass is an artistic short film exploring the history of the word dumb and how it has marginalised deaf people. Opening with a short history lesson to set the record straight, it then celebrates the talent of deaf artist SignKid, who raps to the camera with signsong. Producer(s): CONNOR O'HARA & JAMIE GAMACHE; Cinematography: SIMON SHEN; Editor: GUY DAVIS; Production Design: JOSEFINE LINDMARK; Composer: KEVIN WALKER; Contact: JAMIE GAMACHE; email@example.com
NICE TALKING TO YOU / 2018 / USA / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: SAIM SADIQ Two strangers form a silent bond in the world's loudest city. Writer(s): SAIM SADIQ & JOSEPH CAPOTORTO; Producer: JOSEPH CAPOTORTO; Cinematography: FEDERICO SPIAZZI; Editor: SAIM SADIQ & JASMIN TENUCCI; Prodcution Design: MARKUS WOLF; Contact: JOSEPH CAPOTORTO; firstname.lastname@example.org
AVA / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: WILLIAM GRINT A babysitter takes over for the night. There are some unexpected consequences. Writer: WILLIAM GRINT; Producer(s): WILLIAM GRINT & SAMUEL ASH; Cinematography: SAMUEL ASH; Editor: SAMUEL ASH; Composer: WILLIAM WILKIE; Contact: WILLIAM GRINT; email@example.com
PUB JOKE / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS
CHILDREN'S JURY SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10:30 - 12:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The Children's Jury programme is selected from a collection of short films intended to tickle the visual senses of young people. Funny, thoughtful, abstract, anything but ordinary! This is film programming by young people for young people. Since 2013 Encounters has been working with Into Film to deliver a programming workshop for young people to curate our Childrenâ€™s Jury programme. This year's programme was curated by the Film Club at Kingdown School, Warminster. MOGU & PEROL / 2018 / JAPAN / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: TSUNEO GODA Whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal. One day Perol finds a very tasty looking Brrrr-berry that Mogu was about to pick. Perol doesn't wait for a second to taste it but... Producer:(s): YURIKO OKADA & HIROKI ITOH; Cinematography: TAKAMITSU SUZUKI; Animator(s): HIRO MINEGISHI, YUKARI KAKIUCHI & KENTA SHINOHARA; Production Design: HITOSHI TACHIBANA; Music: MICHIRU; Contact: YURIKO OKADA; firstname.lastname@example.org
R.I.S.E PATHFINDER / 2018 /FRANCE / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: CHLOE DUMOULIN In the 70's, a science team has created a robot named Pathfinder. Its mission is to calculate the distance between the Earth and the end of the Universe. Writer: CHLOE DUMOULIN; Editor: CHLOE DUMOULIN; Animator(s): ALEXANDRE FRUITET & MEGANE NOUSSE; Production Design: CHLOE DUMOULIN & GABRIEL SEPULCHRE; Composer: OLIVIER MICHELOT; Sound Design: OLIVIER MICHELOT; Contact: MIKHAL BAK; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: TEDDY HALKIER KRISTIANSEN Hugo’s biggest wish is to own a dog. Hugo has very poor eyesight. One day his wish comes true, when he finally meets Holger. Holger is in fact a baby elephant, but all Hugo sees is a big lovely puppy dog. It's all about the eyes that see! A lovely friendship - only being possible by the presence of vast amounts of empathy between the two. Together, that’s how they meet the world. Writer: OSCAR K; Producer: HOPE DEVLIN KRISTIANSEN; Executive Producer(s): ERIK WILSTRUP, OSCAR K & TEDDY HALKIER KRISTIANSEN; Editor(s): KRISTIAN HÅSKJOLD & PER RISAGER; Animator(s): LUCA FATTORE, MICHAEL HELMUT HANSEN, BJÖRN PEDERSEN & ELISABETH JANERKA; Sound Design: STEFAN LEISSNER; Music: OLLE MARKENSTEN; Contact: HOPE KRISTIANSEN; firstname.lastname@example.org
A WHALE'S TALE / 2018 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: GIOVANNA UTICHI & ROBIN CELEBI Under the sea a whale tries to help the smaller creatures who are struggling with plastic waste. On land a young boy seeks help to clear the sea in his area. But neither the boy nor the whale can succeed on their own… Writer: GIOVANNA UTICHI; Producer: EMMA HEALING; Executive Producer: RICHARD KINNING; Animator: IZZY BURTON @ BLUE ZOO; Composer: WMP MUSIC; Sound Design: CLEAR CUT SOUND; Contact: GIOVANNA UTICHI; Giovanna.email@example.com
MY BROTHER LUCA / 2019 / MEXICO / 9 MINS DIRECTOR(S): CARLOS ALGARA & CATALINA SERNA When an imaginative little girl discovers that her older brother might have superpowers, she sets out on a quest to make sure everyone else sees him as she does. Writer(s): CARLOS ALGARA & SOFIA GARZA; Producer(s): CATALINA SERNA & CARLOS ALGARA; Executive Producer(s): CECILIA MARCOS & JAIME LOZANO; Animator: LLAMARADA; Composer: CAMILLA UBOLDI; Sound Design: SALVADOR FELIX; Contact: CATALINA SERNA; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MYTH OF HAFTVAD WORM / 2018 / IRAN / 8 MINS DIRECTOR(S): ASGHAR SAFAR & ABBAS JALALI YEKTA The girl spins her cotton on a hill every day, one day the wind blows and causes an apple fall from the tree. The girl takes the apple and bites it. She finds a worm inside it and feels pity for it and puts it on a spinning wheel to keep it safe. The worm starts to spin the cotton with a magic dance .. Writer: AFSANE BAKHSHI; Producer: ASGHAR SAFAR; Animator: MEHDI DARVISHANI; Music: MILAD MOVAHEDI; Contact: ASGHAR SAFAR; email@example.com
HUGO & HOLGER / 2019 / DENMARK / 14 MINS
GOLDIE / 2019 / UNITED STATES / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: EMILY BRUNDIGE A giant girl (Charlyne Yi) feels out of scale in her colorful little town, only to realize she takes up just the right amount of space. Writer: EMILY BRUNDIGE; Producer: EMILY BRUNDIGE; Editor: NICO COLALEO; Animator: JOSH PALMER; Production Design: GERMÁN OROZCO; Composer: PAUL FRASER; Sound Design: PAUL FRASER; Contact: EMILY BRUNDIGE; firstname.lastname@example.org
MARY / 2018 / IRELAND / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: SHAUN O'CONNOR When he manages to destroy the town’s beloved Virgin Mary statue, CHARLIE O’CONNOR does the only thing he can do; he frames his older brother. Writer: JONATHAN HUGHES; Producer: JONATHAN HUGHES; Editor: EIMEAR ENNIS GRAHAM; Production Design: BETH COSGRAVE; Composer: RAY HARMAN
UNCHOSEN THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 12:30 - 14:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
After 10 years of raising awareness about Modern Slavery via the medium of film the difficult decision to close the Unchosen charity was taken in 2018. To continue the legacy of Unchosen's work , Encounters is pleased to host an annual competitive programme of international films highlighting Modern Slavery and Migrant Exploitation. This year’s programme takes us across the breadth of Europe and into the psyche of those expected to go above and beyond because of their situation. MAKUN (DON'T CRY) / 2019 / SPAIN / 30 MINS DIRECTOR: EMILIO MARTÍ LÓPEZ Immigrants Detention Centers (IDCs) are prisons for innocents, and that is why our governments hide them from us. Having been able to document thousands of drawings on the walls of one of these IDCs (in the Canary Islands), MAKUN narrates several stories about dreams (a better life) and nightmares (dangerous journeys and confinement in IDCs upon arrival in Europe), animating the drawings made by hundreds of anonymous hands and with the testimony of three immigrants and Human Rights activists. Writer: EMILIO MARTÍ LÓPEZ; Producer: EMILIO MARTÍ LÓPEZ; Editor: CRISTINA VALERO; Animator: EMILIO MARTÍ LÓPEZ; Composer: ARTURO ARIAS LÓPEZ; Sound Design: ARTURO ARIAS LÓPEZ; Contact: AITOR ARENAS; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: BEN DE RAES In a street in Brussels, day laborers are looking for a job for one day. In small groups they wait for hours until a van picks them up. Immobile images from Google Streetview are mixed with the voices of the clandestine workers, questioning their current situation and their dreams for the future. Producer(s): ELISA HEENE & ELLEN DE WAELE; Editor: CONSTANZE WOUTERS; Sound Design: SIMONLUCA LAITEMPERGHER; Contact: OLGA LOMBAERS; firstname.lastname@example.org
HUMAN AGAIN / 2019 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: ROXANNA VILK Human Again is a short documentary about modern day slavery in the UK, shot here in Bristol. Through a personal and brave interview with Tania we get a rare first hand account of how she arrived from Latvia to the UK and was forced into slavery. Producer(s): ROXANA VILK, PETER VILK, TABITHA ROSS & UNSEEN; Executive Producer(s): UNSEEN & UNITED CREATIONS COLLECTIVE; Cinematography: ROXANA VILK; Editor: ROXANA VILK; Sound Design: PETER VILK; Contact: ROXANA VILK; email@example.com
AM CU CE - PRIDE / 2019 / GERMANY / 19 MINS DIRECTOR: HANNAH WEISSENBORN Trucker Stancu has given his nephew Dragan a second driver card, that enables him to stretch his legal driving time. But when Dragan almost causes an accident due to microsleep at the wheel, Stancu suddenly feels responsible. Writer(s): HANNAH WEISSENBORN & DOMINIK HUBER; Producer: CHRISTINA HONIG; Cinematography: CHRISTIAN NEUBERGER; Editor: ELENA SCHMIDT; Prodcution Design: IRIS ZIMMERMANN; Composer: JAN PFITZER; Sound Design: THOBAS ROTHER; Contact: CHRISTINA HONIG; firstname.lastname@example.org
CEREMONY NIGHT / 2019 / IRAN / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: BEHNAM ABEDI An hour before a funfair is opened, a worker falls to his death down the big wheel, and the other workers are forced to keep silent and continue the opening ceremony. Writer(s): BEHNAM ABEDI & HAMED HOSEINI SANGARI; Producer(s): POOYAN SEDGHI , BEHNAM ABEDI & YASAMAN MORADI; Cinematography: HAMED HOSEINI SANGARI; Editor: POOYAN SHOLEVAR; Production Design: FARAZ MODIRI; Contact: BEHNAM ABEDI; email@example.com
WAITING WORKING HOURS / 2019 / BELGIUM / 16 MINS
LATE LOUNGE: THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 22:00 - 00:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Each year there is an array of films that are all positioned to the far end of the tame-extreme spectrum. Some are very brave in their approach to taboo topics whilst others are extremely suggestive, graphic and funny. A few of these films are quite demanding and some will make you squirm - you have been warned! COLDSORE / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: CAITLIN MCCARTHY A naive but determined internet dweller goes to some seedy lengths to fit in at school, but it still doesn’t go quite to plan. Producer: STRANGE BEAST; Animator(s): CAITLIN MCCARTHY & MATT LLOYD; Sound Design: FATHER; Contact: SAM GRAY; firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTEÑOS / 2018 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: GRANDMAS Barry a mild-mannered dimwit from the the North of England, tries to enlists the help of his former lover, Linda, after murdering his Grandmother with a hammer. Writer: GRANDMAS; Producer: JENNIFER LEARNING; Cinematography: PAUL MORTLOCK; Sound Design: ANDREW LAYFIELD; contact: GRANDMAS DIRECTORS; email@example.com
HARD ON / 2019 / SWEDEN / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: JOANNA RYTEL Secretly she is filming everything. In a surreal apartment a cougar, a guest, a child and promises of a dog if the child plays along. Writer: JOANNA RYTEL; Producer(s): JOANNA RYTEL & HELENE GRANQVIST; Cinematography: LISABI FRIDELL; Editor: JOANNA RYTEL; Music: SARALUNDEN OCH EASTER; Contact: WOUTER JANSEN; firstname.lastname@example.org
FUCK / 2019 / USA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: VERN HASS A one word journey through an unsuspecting freshman’s sexual trials, tribulations, and revelations during her first semester of college. Writer: KADIJA MOULTON; Producer: LUCAS BOHLINGER; Cinematography: SHANNON THOMSON; Contact: VERN HASS; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: GARRY CRYSTAL Two strangers are trapped in an elevator. One is slowly dying; the other is dying to escape. Writer: Garry Crystal; Producer: Karen Newman; Cinematography: Gareth Munden; Editor(s): Jason Savage & Garry Crystal; Production Design: Jordana Finkel; Composer: Sheridan Tongue; Sound Design: Dan Weinberg; Contact: Garry Crystal; firstname.lastname@example.org
MORNING DEW / 2018 / FRANCE / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: JULIE COLLY It grew during a moist summer night, this strange outgrowth in the middle of Nanni’s face. Maybe the answer lies in the park with sweet flowers surrounding him ? Or unless it's under the skirt of Alouette, which shudders with mystery... Between these two teenagers, the attraction begins. Contact: Géraldine Amgar; email@example.com
PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE / 2019 / POLAND, GERMANY & FRANCE / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: IZABELA PLUCINSKA In a small hotel in France, there is a man who tries to stop his hunger for love by eating excessively. Unexpectedly, his left foot transforms into his lost lover, Susanne. Still, this is just the beginning of a surreal story, made of plasticine, about loneliness, jealousy and love. Writer(s): IZABELA PLUCINSKA, JUSTYNA CELEDA & YANN GOODFAITH; Producer(s): THE LAS SZTUKI FOUNDATION, CLAYTRACES & FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE; Editor(s): IZABELA PLUCINSKA & NORA BERTONE; Animator: IZABELA PLUCINSKA; Sound Design: LÉO POUGET; Music: PASCAL COMELADE & ARFAAZ KAGALWALA; Contact: NUNES JÉRÔME; firstname.lastname@example.org
MOIST / 2018 / CANADA / 1 MINS DIRECTOR: GREG DOBLE BUY NOW! Our daily facial moisturizer is easily absorbed, hydrating and leaves the you feeling soft and smooth. Just hit play and frame by frame, watch those wrinkles melt away may cause loss of face. Writer: GREG DOBLE; Producer: GREG DOBLE; Animator: GREG DOBLE; Sound Design: GREG DEBICKI; Music: GREG DEBICKI; Contact: GREG DOBLE; email@example.com
DOWN / 2018 / UK / 12 MINS
SLUGGISH LIFE / 2018 / IRAN / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: MOHSEN MEHRI DAROUEI A man lives alone in a dark house between millions of eggs; he wants to call someone but he does not succeed until the phone rings... Writer: MOHSEN MEHRI DAROUEI; Producer(s): MOEIN TAKROUSTA & ALIREZA RAHIMZADEH; Cinematography: AREF NAMVAR; Editor(s): NASIM HEMATI & MOHSEN MEHRI DAROUEI; Production Design: MOHAMMADREZA MORTAZAVI; Composer: HOUMAN ESMAILIAN; Sound Design: HOUMAN ESMAILIAN; Contact: MOHSEN MEHRI DERAVI; firstname.lastname@example.org
THESE THINGS IN MY HEAD / 2018 / UK / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: LUKE BOURNE Fully hand drawn and painted visualisation of the daily thoughts and worries on my mind as they interlink with the playful sounds of a record. Contact: LUKE BOURNE; email@example.com
ADALAMADRINA / 2019 / SPAIN / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: CARLOTA OMS While she claims to be an expert in sex and love on YouTube, Ada can barely speak to her gym trainer, with whom she's madly in love with. When she sets her sights on him, everything changes. Writer(s): CARLOTA OMS & JOAN PÀMIES; Producer: OLGA GARRIGA; Cinematography: PEPE GAY DE LIÉBANA; Editor: CARLOTA OMS; Animator(s):ELOY ROLDÁN & ABEL CARBAJAL; Production Design: MAR TUBAU; Composer: ALEIX FERNÁNDEZ; Sound Design: ORIOL DONAT I MARTOS; Contact: CARLOTA OMS MORENO; firstname.lastname@example.org
SLUG LIFE / 2018 / ENGLAND / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: SOPHIE KOKO GATE Tanya has finally created the perfect partner, a beautiful giant slug. Writer: SOPHIE KOKO GATE; Producer: SOPHIE KOKO GATE; Editor: SOPHIE KOKO GATE; Animator(s): SOPHIE KOKO GATE, ANNE LOU ERAMBERT & SACHA BEELEY; Composer: JONNY WILDEY; Sound: SKILLBAR; Contact: SOPHIE GATE; email@example.com
ANIMALS / 2019 / DENMARK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: TUE SANGGAARD The wild transformation of nine people stuck in a metro. Writer: TUE SANGGAARD; Producer(s): MICHELLE ANN NARDONE & ANJA PERL; Editor: TUE SANGGAARD; Music: THOMAS RICHARD CHRISTENSEN, CHRISTIAN SCHWARZ JENSEN & PATRICK RYMING; Contact: LUCE GROSJEAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICE / 2018 / UK / 8 MINS Ted is just trying to pay for his shopping, but the shoddy self-service till and eerily elusive shop workers have other, more sinister ideas. Writer: THEO WATKINS; Producer: MOLLY DENTON; Cinematography: JAMIE HARDING; Editor: THEO WATKINS; Production Design: JOSH HOOPER; Composer: THES MILFORD; Sound Design: THES MILFORD; Music: THES MILFORD; Contact: THEO WATKINS; email@example.com
DIRECTOR: THEO WATKINS
DEPICT 2019 JURY & AWARDS The Depict 2019 Jury is headed by Cinematographer Rachel Morrison A.S.C. on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society. She is best known for her work on Mudbound, for which she earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and her c ollaboration with director Ryan Coogler, first on Fruitvale Station then on Black Panther. Rachel is joined by Head of BFI NETWORK Jess Loveland, Channel 4’ Random Acts Editor Catherine Bray, Producer and Try Hard Films founder Sorcha Bacon, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman Animations David Sproxton, National Film and Television School Head of Producing Chris Auty and Shooting People Communications Manager Molly Cowderoy. The Jury select the main Depict Award of £1,500, the Royal Photographic Society Award of £1,000, the British Special Mention Award, a talent development package supported by BAFTA, BFI NETWORK and NFTS, and the Random Acts Special Mention Award, priceless exposure and mentoring c/o Channel 4 Random Acts. You too can vote towards the Depict IMDbPro Audience Award at depict.org open until 20:00 on Thu 26 Sept.
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DEPICT 2019 SHOWCASE & AWARDS THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 19:00 - 21:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR
Depict is Watershed’s super short filmmaking competition challenging filmmakers from across the globe to create an imaginative and original short film of 90 seconds or less, a unique opportunity for emerging talent to get exposure and the support they need to take their career to the next level. Join BFI Talent Executive Alice Cabanas for the big screen premiere of this year’s shortlist chosen from over 1,200 entries from 61 countries, and a chance to meet some of the talent behind the films. After the screening, all ticket holders are welcome to join the Depict Drinks, thanks to St Austell Brewery. 1-0 / 2018 / IRAN DIRECTOR: SAMAN HOSSEINPUOR The barber started cutting the boy’s hair while watching a football game on TV. Writer: SAMAN HOSSEINPUOR; Producer: SAMAN HOSSEINPUOR; Cinematography: ZANYAR LOTFI; Editor: SAMAN HOSSEINPUOR; Production Design: SAMAN HOSSEINPUOR; Sound Design: ZANYAR LOTFI
ABSENCE / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR: ALEX GODDARD A story of heartbreak and a big snake.
AFTER THE REIGN: CONFUSION / 2018 / UNITED STATES DIRECTOR: JENNIFER SCULLY-THURSTON A woman experiences the confusing and schizophrenic nature of loss and the beginning of the healing. Writer: JENNIFER SCULLY-THURSTON; Producer: JENNIFER SCULLY-THURSTON; Executive Producer: JENNIFER SCULLY-THURSTON; Cinematography: JENNIFER SCULYTHURSTON; Editor: DUSTIN TRAVIS GLASCO; Production Design: JENNIFER SCULLY-THURSTON; Composer: CHRISTOPHER SCULLY-THURSTON; Sound Design: CHRISTOPHER SCULLY-THURSTON; Music: HYMETTUS WOODS
DIRECTOR: JOHN SUMMERSON Alex Jones, American Radio personality and sentient burst blood vessel, explains in detail how he is, in fact, human.
ANNISA / 2018 / INDONESIA DIRECTOR: BARRY PUTRA (PSEUDONYM) Annisa, a muslim teenager and student in an Islamic boarding school is secretly attracted to her roommate. Writer: BARRY PUTRA (PSEUDONYM); Producer: BARRY PUTRA (PSEUDONYM); Cinematography: BARRY (PSEUDONYM)
BEST FRIENDS / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR: MYLES HORGAN An intoxicating friendship is put to the test. Can friendship be thicker than blood?
COPING / 2019 / CANADA DIRECTOR: VIVIEN FORSANS A bunch of creatures are trying to relax after a long day of work. Music: JAD ORPHÃ‰E CHAMI
DOUBLE-TAKE / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR: ARTHUR CAUTY Sometimes, no reaction is the worst reaction. Producer: ARTHUR CAUTY
I FANCY YOU / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR(S): ELLIE BOOL & KATY DAFT Have you ever had a romantic crush?
ALEX JONES IS (TECHNICALLY) A HUMAN / 2018 / UK
IRANSHAHR / 2019 / IRAN DIRECTOR(S): MAHDI KAMRANIRAD & MARI MUSA About 40 girls of Iranshahr city were raped and they fear to tell anyone. Writer(s): MAHDI KAMRANIRAD & MARI MUSA; Producer(s): MAHDI KAMRANIRAD & MARI MUSA; Music: MAHAN FARZAD
JUAN Y LAS HABICHUELAS MAGICAS / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR: BEATRICE KARPOVIC A dark, comedic, western style stop-animation set in mexico based on the popular tale Jack and the Beanstalk.
Writer(s): NATASHA FORSYTH & HARLEY THOMPSON; Cinematography: BEATRICE KARPOVIC; Editor: TEMI OLAWOLE; Animator(s): PIOTR GRZESIAK & LACHLAN CHAN
LIT / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR: EMMA MIRANDA MOORE Tension and excitement runs high as a clandestine game of spin the bottle has unexpected consequences. Writer: EMMA MIRANDA MOORE; Producer: EMMA MIRANDA MOORE; Cinematography: CHARLES MORI; Editor: ROBERTA BONONI
MAMA / 2019 / INDONESIA DIRECTOR: FRANSISCUS WESSI BARMA A mother can release you from bullying. Writer: FRANSISCUS WESSI BARMA; Animator: FRANSISCUS WESSI BARMA; Composer: FRANSISCUS WESSI BARMA; Sound Design: FRANSISCUS WESSI BARMA; Music: FRANSISCUS WESSI BARMA
SECOND SKIN / 2019 / BRAZIL DIRECTOR: ALEXIS ZELENSKY The bodies struggle, strive to exist, to occupy a space where they do not feel welcome.
Writer(s): ZOÃˆ GRUNI & ALEXIS ZELENSKY; Producer: ALEXIS ZELENSKY; Cinematography: ALEXIS ZELENSKY; Editor: ALEXIS ZELENSKY
DIRECTOR: CANDICE VALLANTIN Six women from six different countries attempt to describe the ineffable. Cinematography: CONSUELO RAMOS; Editor: CANDICE VALLANTIN
TOASTED / 2018 / FRANCE DIRECTOR: JORDAN BAUDE A worker aspires to escape from the hell that is the toaster he is trapped in.
WALL / 2019 / BRAZIL DIRECTOR(S): LEONARDO MIZRAHI & MICHEL GOMES What are we building for ourselves? Writer(s): LEONARDO MIZRAHI & MICHEL GOMES; Producer(s): ALLZOOM ESTÚDIO CRIATIVO, TMTA/START FILMES, RENATO MARQUES; Cinematography: MICHEL GOMES; Editor: RAFAEL BISPO - CÁSSIO BOSSERT; Composer: ANTÔNIO NÓBREGA E LOURIVAL PEREIRA; Sound Design: CLÁUDIO BUENO, IURI BRANCO & RUBEN VALDES; Music: CANJIQUINHA - ANTÔNIO NÓBREGA E LOURIVAL PEREIRA
WASTE / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR: HANNAH OLIVER Waste is a sly little word. It is everywhere and nowhere. Where does it come from? Where does it go, when it’s gone? Cinematography: ALISTAIR LITTLE (DOP) & JAKE WEBBER (2ND CAMERA); Editor: HANNAH OLIVER; Production Design: MOLLY HAVILAND & LARA MARSHALL; Sound Design: CULUM SIMPSON
SIX MOTHERS / 2019 / SPAIN
YOU DIED / 2019 / UK DIRECTOR: SAM SHAW You've kicked the bucket. This handy video will help you.
ZONE 2.0 / 2018 / UK DIRECTOR: LEOPOLD A Tube journey triggers an anxiety attack. Producer: LEOPOLD; Editor: LEOPOLD; Animator: LEOPOLD; Sound Design: ROB PRICE; Music: LONDON UNDERGROUND
TALKS & MASTERCLASSES MOOMINVALLEY, DIRECTED BY STEVE BOX
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER GET FUNDED - SHORT DOCS 14:00 - 15:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS 30 MINS
This convening of friendly short-form commissioners explores opportunities to get financial (and other) support for your short documentary idea. What makes for a stand-out creative doc, how do you get access to funds and commissions, how do application processes vary and what to expect (and prepare for) if you get the green-light. With plenty of room for you questions, this is a great opportunity to dig deep with those on the funding frontline. With BFI Doc Society, BBC New Creatives, NOWNESS and others to be announced.
NADASY FILMS MASTERCLASS 16:00 - 17:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
SPEAKER: NICOLAS BURLET
Nadasdy Film is an animation production company founded in 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland, by Nicolas Burlet and Zoltan Horvath. The company is specialized in producing animation TV series, short movies and feature films. A major part of the animation movies is coproduced between different countries because itâ€™s a very slow and expensive technique that need more money than live action. It also gives the opportunity to convey very specific know-how from one country to another. The Masterclass will be about this very particular way of producing a movie, with its pros and cons, and will focus on the movies presented at the Nadasdy Film Screening.
18:00 - 19:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
BFI NETWORK offers a funding programme that supports projects with directors based in England with up to ÂŁ15,000 production funding. The funds cover both live action and animation. During this event you can find out more about some of the South West based projects that have received BFI NETWORK funding in the last year. Filmmakers can find out more about the funding process, and industry can hear from new talent & find out about the new films that will be soon completed and heading out onto the festival circuit.
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER YOUNG AUDIENCES CONTENT FUND 14:00 - 15:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR
SPEAKER: HARRIET WILLIAMS
Young Audiences Content Fund, Development Fund Exec Harriet Williams, will give advice and guidance to potential applicants and anyone who is interested in hearing more information about the Fund. A ÂŁ57m three year pilot, the Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) was launched by the BFI in April to support the creation of distinctive, highquality content for audiences up to the age of 18. It has both production and development funding available for new programming - in live-action, ani mation and across all genres, including shorts - to air on free-to-access Ofcom regulated television and online platforms. Financed by the UK Government, the Fund is seeking content that entertains, informs and reflects the experiences of children and young people growing up in the UK today. The presentation will be followed by short 1-2-1 meetings.
TALKS & MASTERCLASSES
BFI NETWORK SOUTH WEST - SHOW & TELL
LOCKSMITH ANIMATION STUDIO FOCUS 14:30 - 16:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
SPEAKER(S): JULIE LOCKHART ( CEO AND PRODUCER ), ASH BODDY ( HEAD OF STORY FOR RON’S GONE WRONG ), AURELIEN PREDAL ( PRODUCTION DESIGNER FOR RON’S GONE WRONG ) & JUSTIN HUTCHINSON-CHATBURN ( ART DIRECTOR AT LOCKSMITH ANIMATION ).
Some of the team from new high-end feature animation studio, Locksmith Animation, share their experiences of how they got to here and where they are going.
MOOMINVALLEY TALK 16:00 - 17:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
SPEAKER(S): LOUISE HOLMES, SARAH HAULDREN & PAULA DINAN
Makers of the Moominvalley TV series (Gutsy Animations, 2019) talk about how the series was created from an initial idea to a finished 3D CGI animated series. The Moominvalley producer Louise Holmes, production designer Sarah Hauldren and lead editor Paula Dinan take you on a magical journey to Moominvalley!
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NEW CREATIVES: TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 18:00 - 19:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
SPEAKER(S): LOUISE HOLMES, SARAH HAULDREN & PAULA DINAN
Come along and find out about an exciting talent development scheme that offers commissioning opportunities for emerging artists aged 16-30, to create new work in film, audio or interactive media, designed for BBC platforms. Bristol-based production company, Calling the Shots, are running the scheme in the South West and will be hosting this event. We’ll tell you all you need to know about applying for the scheme, the training opportunities and commissions available. We’ll playback some of the already commissioned film & audio work from previous rounds and host a panel discussion so you can ask any question you might have about the process. WE GOT IT EASY / 2019 / ENGLAND / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): JESS BARTLETT & ELISE MARTIN A group of teenagers explore their battles with period poverty, cat-calling, body shaming and mental health issues, all whilst starring in their own musical.
A FASHION SHOW / 2019 / ENGLAND / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: OKORI LEWIS MCCALLA An abstract metaphorical depiction of my perspective on the “black experience” that was inspired by high end fashion.
PREGNANT PAUSE / 2019 / ENGLAND / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: ISOBEL ADDERLEY A smaller version of myself, inside my tubes, inside my veins, nestled in the marrow. Not poetry, not conversation, not a story. But all.
BLACK BOYS DONT CRY / 2019 / ENGLAND / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: PRINCE TAYLOR A collection of audio stories that attempt to challenge the social representation of Black Men, by painting a fuller picture of our emotional experience.
DYING TO LIVE / 2019 / ENGLAND / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: DELANO GOURNET MOORE Exploring themes of visibility, identity and ontologies through the mediums of song, dance and storytelling, what happens behind the mask.
SCAPELANDS / 2019 / ENGLAND / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): KATIE BEARD & NAOMI TURNER Scapelands is a short dance film that explores our primal connections with nature and the effect of urban living on the human mind.
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THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 26 & FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER ANIMATION TODAY 10:30 - 11:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR
HOSTED BY: ALEX DUDOK DE WIT
Competition filmmakers will feature alongside a panel of industry experts to discuss contemporary issues facing animation talent from funding to recruitment opportunities. Join us for an organic, open forum where nothing is off limits.
BE SHORT NOW 12:30 - 13:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR
This panel discussion is part of the BE SHORT NOW! initiative. BE SHORT NOW! is a series of industry events focusing on short films and their festival ecosystem promoted by Encounters Film Festival, Filmfest Dresden, Gijon International Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Torino Short Film Market and Vienna Shorts. BE SHORT NOW! aims to tackle and investigate distinctive topics peculiar of the short film industry and to share the knowledge with a wider audience, making this information available for free online in the form of video recordings, audio podcasts and written articles.
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER LONDON FILM ACADEMY PRESENTS: STORYTELLING FOR BRANDED CONTENT 12:30 - 13:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
SPEAKER: KAY STONHAM
“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” (McKee). This session will cover Branded Content - storytelling and structure, the elements necessary for compelling storytelling and what makes stories so powerful as a means of conveying a message.
NFTS ANIMATION AND MODEL MAKING 14:00 - 15:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
SPEAKER(S): ROBERT BRADBROOK & JOHN LEE
For five years in a row, the NFTS Animation has won the BAFTA for Best British Short Animation as well as other prestigious animation awards.Robert Bradbrook, Head of Animation, will give an illustrative talk that will highlight the diversity and inventiveness of the work that comes from the school and explains why it would be hard to realise in any other college in the world. John Lee, Head of Model Making will discuss his unique one-year diploma course, which teaches professional skills, how to use workshop equipment, and importantly, how to collaborate successfully with fellow students within the NFTS. John’s film credits include: “Fantastic Mr Fox”, “Frankenweenie”, “Isle of Dogs”, plus “Star Wars - Episode: 8 The Last Jedi”
14:00 - 15:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS SPEAKER(S): HEIDI BALETIC & PIERRE PUGET
How and why write TV series in a post-Brexit world. In a globalised world where the use of English as a working language is more and more prevalent, collaborations all over Europe is an exciting possibility for up and coming TV writers. Both alumni of the SERIAL EYES TV writing program, Heidi Baletic, Serbian based in London, and Pierre Puget, French based in Berlin, will share their experience of working for TV and building an international network of screenwriters.
BLOOMERS MASTERCLASS 16:00 - 17:30 WATERSIDE 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
SPEAKER(S): SAMANTHA MOORE, MALIN BÅNG & ABIGAIL ADDISON
Following the screening of the ‘Happiness Machine’ will be a masterclass with British animated documentary maker Samantha Moore, Swedish composer Malin Bång, and British producer Abigail Addison. The trio will discuss how they worked together, whilst in different countries, to create the animation and original score for Bloomers, one of the ten projects commissioned for the ‘Happiness Machine’. The project brings to life the lively sewing room at Headen & Quarmby, a family run lingerie factory in Manchester. Comprising vibrant hand drawn animated sequences printed onto fabric, combined with a score inspired by the sounds of the sewing room and featuring the workers’ voices, Bloomers gives a glimpse into contemporary working life.
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SERIAL EYES - EXPERIENCE THE WRITERS' ROOM
OUT OF COMPETITION ARCADIA, DIRECTED BY JAMIE VELLA
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CANADIAN COUNTRY FOCUS FELIX & PAUL STUDIOS: MEMORIES LIMINA VR THEATRE 1 HOUR WEDNESDAY: 11:15 / 13:45 / 17:30 / 20:00 THURSDAY: 13:45 / 17:30 / 20:00 FRIDAY: 11:15 / 13:45 / 17:30 / 20:00 SATURDAY: 11:15 / 13:45 / 17:30 / 20:00 SUNDAY: 11:15 / 13:45 / 17:30 / 20:00 GYMNASIA / CANADA / 2019 DIRECTOR(S): CHRIS LAVIS & MACIEK SZCZERBOWSKI Step into the stillness of an abandoned school and enter GYMNASIA, a place where the ghostly ephemera of a lost childhood await you. Recall the particular sights and sounds of a child’s world through the echoes of ball games, school lessons and choir recitals. GYMNASIA reanimates the memories of those forgotten days. This project flawlessly blends 3D 360-degree video, stop-motion, miniatures and CGI, and pushes the art of puppet animation into uncharted territory. GYMNASIA was produced by Stéphane Rituit (Felix & Paul Studios) and Dana Dansereau (NFB) and directed by the award-winning duo Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Clyde Henry Productions).
TRAVELING WHILE BLACK / CANADA / 2019 DIRECTOR(S): ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS, FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE & PAUL RAPHAËL Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. Visit historic Ben's Chili Bowl and join patrons as they share and reflect on their experiences. Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, Traveling While Black highlights the urgent need to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today.
BIIDAABAN: FIRST LIGHT ARNOLFINI: DARK ROOM 1 HOUR THURSDAY: 11:00 - 17:00 FRIDAY: 11:00 - 17:00
BIIDAABAN / 2019 / CANADA DIRECTOR: LISA JACKSON
Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square is flooded. Its infrastructure has merged with the local fauna; mature trees grow through cracks in the sidewalks and vines cover south-facing walls. People commute via canoe and grow vegetables on skyscraper roofs. Urban life is thriving. Rooted in the realm of Indigenous futurism, Biidaaban: First Light is a n interactive VR time-jump into a highly realistic—and radically different—Toronto of tomorrow. As users explore this altered city now reclaimed by nature, they must think about their place in history and ultimately their role in the future. By Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Jam3 and the National Film Board of Canada. Please note: Biidaaban is bookable in 15 minute slots for one person at a time. You will be asked to choose a slot when you book your ticket. Passholders only.
WE THE CURIOUS / BIG SCREEN ALL DAY / 9:00 - 00:00
Renowned Filmmakers from 20 countries around the globe produce films against censorship. Each film is 45 seconds long and sends a clear sign of solidarity to those living in countries with limited freedom of speech, while at the same time pointing out the risks of censorship endangering even liberal societies today. Please note: All of the following films are named after the director. MISCHA LEINKAUF / 2019 / GERMANY Suppressed and locked away. Never Silenced.
RADU JUDE / 2019 / ROMANIA & GERMANY You won’t find suppressed history in museums; you have to look for it in photos or in the work of some historians or in art works or in film
DAN UND NOIT GEVA / 2018 / ISRAEL & GERMANY “Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” – George Bernard Shaw
JASMILA ZBANIC / 2018 / BOSNIA, HERZEGOVINA & GERMANY Censorship is the suppression of words, actions, thoughts, ideas.
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CUT IT OUT: FILMS AGAINST CENSORSHIP
HAIM SOKOL / 2018 / RUSSIA & GERMANY Where books are burnt we turn into words.
GERAÇÃO 80 / 2018 / ANGOLA & GERMANY Don’t look or you will see.
SHIREEN SENO / 2018 / PHILLIPINES & GERMANY "How about a kiss?“ – President Rodrigo Duterte
EDWIN / 2018 / INDONESIA & GERMANY “We encourage self-censorship based on our moral values.” – Indonesian Censorship Board
BENCE FLIEGAUF / 2018 / HUNGARY & GERMANY "None of our films reflect the current Hungarian political climate."
REBECCA BARON / 2018 / USA & GERMANY "My work often deals with the unsaid or unspeakable."
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PIMPAKA TOWIRA / 2018 / THAILAND & GERMANY "I make films to reflect what I think about the situation in Thailand."
PIOTR WYSOCKI / 2018 / POLAND & GERMANY It uses hate speech to curb civil freedoms.
TEMUR BUTIKASHVILI / 2018 / GEORGIA & GERMANY Hope you enjoyed our service!
RACHEL LEAH JONES / 2018 / USA, ISREAL & GERMANY Silence is betrayal.
ANA LUIZA AZEVEDO / 2018 / BRAZIL & GERMANY “Manifestos are suppressed, they want a censor-land.“ – Cristal Rocha, Brazil
WANG WO / 2018 / CHINA, US & GERMANY If there is no voice then we lose all voice.
ANAT EVEN / 2018 / ISRAEL & GERMANY Self-censorship among citizens is growing ever more.
AYSUN BADEMSOY / 2018 / GERMANY & TURKEY Censorship has many faces.
J.P.SNIADECKI / 2018 / USA & GERMANY Censorship cannot wipe away the marks of oppression
PETR VACLAV / 2018 / FRANCE, CZECH REPUBLIC & GERMANY And we? Spectators, listeners, readers? What are we doing?
AVI MOGRABI / 2018 / ISRAEL & GERMANY You could shut up from time to time, no?
THI NGUYEN / 2018 / VIETNAM & GERMANY Solidarity undressed.
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NIKOLAI NASEDKIN / 2018 / RUSSIA & GERMANY True freedom can only be in yourself.
POPO FAN / 2018 / CHINA & GERMANY We hope that the censorship of films will be questioned by the public.
IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS EXHIBITION: This year sees an expansion to the Immersive Encounters programme with additional depth and emphasis placed on the moving image outside of its traditional habitat of the cinema, presented with the support of Arts Council England. Head to the Colston Hall to explore works mixing artist moving image and creative technology to inspire innovation and provoke discussion on new pathways for storytelling.
4:3 - INSTALLATION DAILY / 10:00 - 16:00 COLSTON HALL
DIRECTOR: ROSS HOGG
Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole. Twelve animated films combine to develop a rhythmic dialogue exploring the intrinsic relationship between sound and image using 16mm film, paint and a projector. Responding to a hand-drawn soundtrack, each projection is individually created by painting and scratching directly on 16mm film stock. 4:3 is available as a short film, an immersive installation, and in 360Ëš. 119
CLICK 1000 - HOW WE DID IT THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER / 13:00 - 14:30 COLSTON HALL TERRACE
SPEAKER(S): STEPHEN BECKETT & TALIA FRANCO
Stephen Beckett and Talia Franco from BBC Click will take you on a journey through the making of BBC Click's interactive special edition marking the 1000th episode of the programme. The project took a year to make and was a huge challenge. According to Producer Stephen Beckett, “Click has a history of foolishly ambitious projects. A few years ago it filmed and edited an entire programme on mobile phones and tablets, after that it made the BBC's first 360-degree video TV show. But producing this latest project has been truly mind-bending.” “To create the show, Click teamed up with the BBC's research and development wing - BBC R&D. Think James Bond's Q branch but with cheaper coffee, no guns and a fascination with broadcast specifications.”
INTERACTIVE MEDIA - WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER / 14:30 - 16:00 COLSTON HALL TERRACE
SPEAKER(S): TALIA FRANCO, WILL TAYLOR, JUDITH ASTON & ÅSTE AMUNDSEN
Join a panel of media professionals involved in media production in a discussion about the role of interactivity in media. What does the interactivity provided by tools like BBC R&D's StoryKit used for Click 1000 bring to the creation of new forms of media? Can we take interaction beyond personalisation and “branching narrative” to create entirely new forms of media? Can new tools remove the need for computer programming skills and democratise this form? And what will this mean for the art of story telling? Mike Armstrong Senior R&D Engineer at BBC R&D will challenge the panel to come up with answers to these questions and invite some audience participation. Speakers for this event include; Talia Franco (BBC Click), Will Taylor (media producer, consultant & cordinator), Judith Aston Senior Lecturer, at UWE. 120 120
WEDS 25, THURS 26 & FRI 27 / 10:00 - 16:00 COLSTON HALL
DIRECTOR: GRAEME CROWLEY
"Britain, Take A Bow is a generative artwork that sequences vignettes of British life, captured by a collaboration of filmmakers, artists and musicians from across the UK, as we hurtle towards leaving the EU.....Each 'play' is a unique experience - no two viewings will ever be the same"
FOX WEDS 25, THURS 26 & FRI 27 / 10:00 - 16:00 COLSTON HALL
Fox, is a 2-screen video installation exploring parallels between representations of the urban fox and the ‘urban’ youth. Focusing on a lone 13 year-old youngster as he travels through the night, the film aims to pose questions about the presence of the young boy within his urban environment, who much like the urban fox is tolerated and often hidden from consciousness; viewed consistently as menacing; but also shrewd, fearless, and adapted to their environment. It should also be noted that the word ‘urban’ now has 2 distinct meanings. The first, relates to the characteristics of a densely populated town or a city, the second (adopted from the US) denotes popular ‘black culture’ and in this context the word often becomes a substitute for ‘black’.
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BRITAIN, TAKE A BOW
TILT LAB THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER / 10:00 - 16:00 COLSTON HALL
An Open Lab to explore the Live AV potential of combining Virtual Reality and Hologrpahic Projections. The general public are invited to experiment alonside invited artists to explore the possibiliteis of combining these new technologies.
TILT LAB EXHIBITION WEDS 25 & THURS 26 / 20:00 - 22:00 COLSTON HALL
Each evening work created within the Tilt Lab will be projected on a large scale within the Colston Hall Foyer, these projections will be joined by live performances from estblished Tiltbrush artists.
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TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER THE OPENING SHOT 20:00 - 22:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 2 HOURS
HOSTED BY: RICH WARREN SPEAKER(S): MARK JENKIN & TONIA MISHIALI
From 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY to UP, a great opening sequence can tell us so much about what is to come. So too THE OPENING SHOT will set the scene for five days of incredible film, talks and experiences. We invite some of the most exciting voices in filmmaking today to tell us about their favourite opening sequences of all time - where the story of film begins...
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER DIFFERENT VOICES 11:30 - 13:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR
A Neurodiverse film talent development project based in Bristol.
UNIQUE HUMAN / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: SAM DOWNIE Have you ever thought about how you unique you are?
WATCH WITH MOTHER / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR(S): YAH-WAN MCCLELLAND SCOTT & RAQUEL MORENO I came to you, and you came to me so late in life it seemsâ€¦ hello / goodbye, oh grandest of mothers.
CALL OF KEBABU / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: TOM MCCARTHAIGH A musical KebabFest
IS THIS PURGATORY / 2019 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: JEFF JOHNS Two months past my 20th birthday, I really did not expect to be in this place...
THE MYSTERY / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: ADAM PIPER Many questions lead to one of me. If you can find me, you can solve me.
SEARCHING FOR ANN / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: T.E. YATES Animator Tom Yates explores the role of one his relatives Ann Bardsley in the Peterloo masacre of 1819.
DIRECTOR: ALEX PARKER I seem to have an eye for detail. Other people seem to change, but I grow older without changing. My natural inclintaion is to be static.
LIKE NEVER BEFORE / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: JESSIE CURRIE QUESTION: Do you feel like your brain is different to other people's brains? ANSWER: Not really!
DARKNESS AND LIGHT / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: JACK WOLF How do people become, who they really are?
DRIFTING AND RANTING / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: LINDSAY FOSTER
TRIUMPH / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: RICHARD NEWNHAM
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REFLECTIONS / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS
LABELS / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: CASEY BROWNE Do you use a label to describe yourself and why?
ARE YOU SURE? / 2019 / UK / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: LOREN SNOW Do you know what it's like to question your own memory? Your every thought becoming uncertain.
THE DARK FOX / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: MICHAEL SMITH Sneak preview of the first feature film directed by an autistic film maker which builds on the developing collaboration between biggerhouse film maker Tom Stubbs and Michael Smith, who have been working together for over 10 years. The film is a comedy about autism, friendship and the film making process: combining documentary, fiction & fantasy
UNFULFILLED POTENTIAL / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: GREGORY LUKE THORN Feel like life is going round in circles, I feell frustrated, but just keep going.
HAND STORY / 2019 / UK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: BENEDICT ROBINSON Like the red blood, it's like tomato Juice. Sometimes I wish the whole world was a tomato.
13:00 - 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Encounters is proud to be a nominating festival for the European Film Academy awards and to present this programme of nominated films as part of the European Film Academy's short film tour. AQUAPARQUE / 2018 / PORTUGAL / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: ANA MOREIRA In an abandoned waterpark, a girl and a boy are hidden from the outside world. Between the graffited ruins of the old swimming pools and blunt slides, they find a shelter to grieve from their loss of hopes and dreams.
I SIGNED THE PETITION / 2018 / UK & GERMANY & SWITZERLAND / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: MAHDI FLEIFEL Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.
CONTAINER / 2017 / GERMANY / 30 MINS DIRECTOR: SEBASTIAN LANG Maryna and Tava are working shifts on a milk farm in Eastern Germany. In the village, they are known as 'the two Poles'. They themselves ignore each other existence. When the farm manager goes on a business trip Tava does not show up at work and seems to have disappeared. The next night a disturbing encounter takes place. Maryna wakes up in her container realizing that she is not alone: Tava is lying next to her, fast asleep, firmly clinging to her. But during night shift Maryna withholds the news of her compatriot having returned. When she returns to her container Tava has disappeared again. Her tracks are losing themselves at some drinking session in the surrounding countryside.
THE ESCAPE / 2018 / FRANCE / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: LAĂ‹TITIA MARTINONI However, she is love with her surgeon. He is her savior and comes to see her every evening. Each of his visits is a magical moment for Alice and helps her forget her unbearable situation. Alice escapes into her own dreamworld and makes her life over into a sweeter, love-filled one...
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EFA SHORT MATTERS 1
THOSE WHO DESIRE / 2018 / SWITZERLAND & SPAIN / 24 MINS DIRECTOR(S): ELENA LÃ“PEZ RIERA In the south of Spain, a race of painted pigeons of all colours, will reward not the one who will go the fastest, but the one who will have known how to seduce a female pigeon, and to fly the most time at its sides.
NADASDY FILMS SCREENING 13:30 - 15:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS SPEAKER(S): NICOLAS BURLET
Nadasdy Film is an animation production company founded in 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland, by Nicolas Burlet and Zoltan Horvath. The company is specialised in producing animation TV series, short movies and feature films. The screening will present a selection of 9 animation short movies produced by Nadasdy Film from 2007 until now. Every short presented is a coproduction between Switzerland and another country, as it is very frequent and useful in animation regarding production costs and international sales. The selection will show a wide range of what European animation can be in all its different techniques (2D traditional, 2D computer, 3D, stop-motion), styles and ways of being produced. 59 SECONDS / 2017 / SWITZERLAND & FRANCE / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: MAURO CARRARO The love story of Bruno and Tiziana is turned upside down by 59 seconds that wrote one of the most tragic pages of Italy's history - the earthquake that devastated Friuli in Mai 1976.
AIR-MAIL / 2014 / SWITZERLAND & FRANCE / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: ISABELLE FAVEZ A girl falls in love with a boxer she can never hope to meet, but the letter-birds will change her destiny forever. Will the messages in the air make her dreams come true?
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ON THE HORIZON / 2017 / SWITZERLAND & FRANCE / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: IZABELA BARTOSIK-BURKHARDT A man and a woman are doing up a boat in order to go on a cruise together. This common project brings them together. They are passionate, become very close. Their relationship is sensual and tender. Yet they grow weary after a long period of relentless work, and both their life and the boat go adrift.
SHAMAN BAZAR / 2013 / SWITZERLAND & BELGIUM / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: ZOLTAN HORVATH The truth of the matter is that shamanic apprentices have no need to be jealous of sorcerers' apprentices.
THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE NIGHT / 2015 / SWITZERLAND, BELGUIM & FRANCE / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: MADINA ISKHAKOVA A little girl lives with three buffalo. She feeds them and smothers them with kisses, she loves them so. At the onset of the night they would all rush home, making sure doors, windows and curtains are all shut tight. One night, though, they forgot to close the window…
THE BANQUET OF THE CONCUBINE / 2013 / FRANCE, CANADA & SWITZERLAND / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: HEFANG WEI China, in the year 746, the Tang dynasty. It was the most prosperous period in the country's history. The emperor, Li, beholds a court of numerous concubines, the most precious is Yang. The emperor is preparing a grand banquet in her honour.
THE LITTLE DRAGON / 2009 / FRANCE & SWITZERLAND / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: BRUNO COLLET Thirty-five years after Bruce Lee’s death, his soul réincarnates in a little doll. With self-confidence, the rubber-made toy sets off to discover the great-scaled world all around him.
VIGIA / 2013 / SWITZERLAND & FRANCE / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: MARCEL BARELLI My grandfather tells me a story that he invented, and asks me to make a film out of it. Because of pollution, pesticides, and other toxic substances, a bee decides to leave her hive, looking for a more comfortable place for her to live in.
UNDER THE SKIN / 2007 / SWITZERLAND & FRANCE / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: ZOLTAN HORVATH What should have been a simple pick-up on the beach at night whirlpools into an incredible world of black-ink tattoos, red fantasies, sex and mythology. A fable on desire, orgasm and abandon.
OSKA BRIGHT FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW 15:00 - 16:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Always surprising, totally inclusive, the Oska Bright Film Festival is the world's biggest learning disability film festival. This screening is a preview for their festival which takes place 23-26th October in Brighton. FIGHTER / 2017 / UK / 8 MINS
Ten minutes before a match, a teenage boxer with Downâ€™s syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring. An exploration of amateur boxing and freedom of choice.
THE UNUSUAL BATH OF MR OTMAR / 2019 / UK / 15 MINS
Mr Otmar is sentenced to a psychiatric treatment with the aim of returning him to socially acceptable frameworks.
In the near future a woman finds herself in need of help and uses technology to facilitate a new human connection and process old wounds.
THE RITE / 2019 / UK / 6 MINS
Culture Device is a group comprised of dancers with Downâ€™s syndrome. They present views on working in the arts, Spring and having an extra chromosome.
SOAP BUBBLES / 2017 / USA / 6 MINS
Walter Uehr brought the art of creating soap bubbles to perfection in his 79 years of lifetime, whether filled with smoke as chains or dancing on his arm. The passionate pipe smoker and bubble maker shows it in his very personal and charming way.
DESIGNABILITY / 2017 / SPAIN & UK / 7 MIN
What is it that attracts certain bugs to lamps? Arseni takes a cheeky look at what happens when the lights come on.
ESCAPE THE ORDINARY / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS
Escape the Ordinary is the story of a young woman travelling through time and space to a new world.
LOST ONES / 2017 / FRANCE / 13 MINS
A supermarket at the end of the day. While a few customers are finishing their groceries, a hooded intruder breaks into the store.
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WAY OUT ASSISTANCE / 2019 / AUSTRALIA / 7 MINS
WANTED / 2019 / ITALY / 13 MINS
Tiziano wants to go to the CinecittĂ World amusement park at all costs to visit the Old West. Will what he finds there be different to what he'd imagined?
THE TRAIN / 2017 / USA / 6 MINS
"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." A tale of artistic obsession.
A MAGICAL EVENING / 2018 / GEORGIA / 1 MIN
What is it that attracts certain bugs to lamps? Arseni takes a cheeky look at what happens when the lights come on.
SINGLE-SHOT FILMS PRESENTED BY DIRECTORS UK & ARRI 15:30 - 17:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR SPEAKER(S): ISABEL ANDERTON, DIEGO BARRAZA , LUKE BRADFORD, MARTIN GOOCH, GEORGE MILTON, DAPHNE SCHMON & EMILY CARLTON
Directors UK and ARRI are proud to present six single-shot short films. All 6 films were shot in one single-take which was massive creative and practical challenge for directors, cinematographers, cast and crews. This 90-minute session will include screening of all 6 films and discussion with directors during which they will be explaining how they dealt with challenges they faced. Moviemaking is not for fainthearted, making them in one singe take is a massive undertaking but it brings fascinating and trilling results and you are about to share their trills.
DIRECTOR: DIEGO BARRAZA 11 year Andre choreographs his story about the inspiration to pursue a ballet career in a one long take short film.
ONE / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: LUKE BRADFORD 'ONE' is based on a common saying in addiction recovery groups that 'you have less of a drinking problem and more of a thinking problem'.
THE YEARNING / 2019 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: ISABEL ANDERTON A teenage girl arrives at a travelling Circus, searching for a man from her past.
A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM / 2019 / UK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: MARTIN GOOCH Morrigun must return the sunstone to the yewtree godess or the darkness will last forever. A magical one-shot short film.
EXIT TO STAGE / 2019 / UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR(S): EMILY CARLTON & DAPHNE SCHMON An actress is pushed to breaking point in a production of The Yellow Wallpaper, where life starts to imitate art. As the ambitious director puts the show before her mental health, her grip on reality starts to blur, but the show must go on.
A BULLET WASTED / 2019 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: GEORGE MILTON A young partisan is forced to choose between executing her Commander or her brother.
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THE LETTER / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS
SWISS LIVE ACTION PROGRAMME 17:00 - 18:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
This programme highlights five shorts and they all have something in common: each short film is a co-production between Switzerland and another country. With France two fiction films have been co-produced PARADES (FABULA RASA) and ORAGES D’ÉTÉ; with Germany PALIM PALIM, a choral and multilingual fiction film; in co-production with the UK a stop motion film THE FIVE MINUTE MUSEUM; the Spanish spoken fiction film UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL is co-produced with the United States. The films presented in this strand were screened at various international film festivals around the world. They show that collaborations between different countries are possible regarding coproduction for specific topics and stories. Sylvain Vaucher, Consultant Short Films, SWISS FILMS. PARADES / 2017 / FRANCE & SWITZERLAND / 26 MINS DIRECTOR: SARAH ARNOLD Faced with the injustices of this world, Margot has lost all hope in the future. Giving up on politics, she decides to entrust her fate to the Dardu, a legendary carp that supposedly predicts the future. But the lake’s rules have changed: fishing is now forbidden.
THE FIVE MINUTE MUSEUM / 2015 / SWITZERLAND & UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: PAUL BUSH An experimental animation in which thousands of artefacts from the collections of small museums are brought to life in an animated history of human endeavour.
PALIM PALIM / 2013 / SWITZERLAND & GERMANY / 20 MINS DIRECTOR(S): MARINA KLAUSER & PIA HELLENTHAL The paths of seven protagonists cross in a deserted motel on a country road, without them ever really meeting. A convoluted story that provides plenty of puzzles, but not all the answers.
DIRECTOR: MAURO MUELLER When Raúl, the farmer's son, is asked to entertain the local landowner's son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys. A game that Raúl will never forget.
ORAGES D'ÉTÉ / 2014 / SWITZERLAND & FRANCE / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: NADÈGE DE BENOIT-LUTHY Holidays, heat, crickets… Think “sea, sex and sun”. Except there is no sex for Victoire and Léo because Victoire can’t make love. This is a couple on the brink of separation. But then, along come two sexed-up, happy lovebirds.
EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS PROGRAMME 1 16:00 - 17:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The European Animation Association was formed some years ago with the idea to unite and celebrate European Animation. As a result, the first two editions of the Emile Awards Ceremony took place in 2017 and 2018 in Lille, France to consecrate Animators, Storyboarders, Directors, Composers, Background Artists, Sound Designers and more. More than 1200 Animation professionals and enthusiasts gathered for the awards, which were complemented in 2018 by conferences and masterclasses held by prominent members of the Animation community and representatives of European institutions. The EAA is proud to celebrate European Animation community by granting it the recognition it deserves. The films presented in this session have been nominated and awarded during our 2018 edition. Next edition in 2020! CLAUDE - RAMPAGING ROBOTS / UK / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: TIM HARPER Claude is a small, plump dog who wears smart shoes, a dashing jumper and a rather nifty beret...
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UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL / 2012 / SWITZERLAND & US / 15 MINS
HEY DUGGEE - THE SPACE BADGE / UK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: GRANT ORCHARD What’s that, Duggee? Duggee explains that it’s a telescope, and he’s looking at things far far away…in SPACE.
PETITS POISSONS / FRANCE / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: NOÉMIE BUFFAT On stage, disguised children dance and sing to the rhythm of a nursery rhyme - until an unforeseen causes brutally the end of the show.
NATE IS LATE - THE INVADERS / FRANCE / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: JEREMY GUITER Every morning, Nate and Malika leave home 30 minutes early to go to school, and yet every morning they arrive late! That’s because every morning, something AMAZING happens on the way.
ROLLING WITH THE RONKS! - TAKE IT TO THE FIELD / FRANCE / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DESSAINT The year is 37,520 BC. Everyone seems to agree that you should roll with the times.
LITTLE MALABAR - THE GREEDY ALGAE / FRANCE / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: PATRICK VOLVE Little Malabar and his friend the Frog are playing house when they meet bacteria that look like small algae plants.
VITELLO GETS A YUCKY GIRLFRIEND / DENMARK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: DORTE BENGTSON Vitello doesn’t play with girls, and the girl, Kamma, his new neighbour, is definitely a girl.
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ARIOL - DRACURIOL / FRANCE / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: HÉLÈNE FRIREN Ariol is a little donkey, just like you and I ... Ariol provides young viewers with a relaxing and intimate moment of comedy.
THE HIGHWAY RAT / UK / 26 MINS DIRECTOR: JEROEN JASPAERT The swashbuckling tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things.
EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS PROGRAMME 2 18:00 - 19:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The European Animation Association was formed some years ago with the idea to unite and celebrate European Animation. As a result, the first two editions of the Emile Awards Ceremony took place in 2017 and 2018 in Lille, France to consecrate Animators, Storyboarders, Directors, Composers, Background Artists, Sound Designers and more. More than 1200 Animation professionals and enthusiasts gathered for the awards, which were complemented in 2018 by conferences and masterclasses held by prominent members of the Animation community and representatives of European institutions. The EAA is proud to celebrate European Animation community by granting it the recognition it deserves. The films presented in this session have been nominated and awarded during our 2018 edition. Next edition in 2020! MUSICAL TRAUMAS / SERBIA / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: MILOŠ TOMIĆ A rhythmic compilation of traumatic, but amusing confessions of former music school students.
CAT DAYS / GERMANY / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: JON FRICKEY Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition. But it shakes the boy's identity.
A MAN IS DEAD / FRANCE / 66 MINS DIRECTOR: OLIVIER COSSU Brest, 1950. The city is in midst of post-war re-construction. Workers are on strike calling in vain for higher wages.
EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS PROGRAMME 3 20:00 - 22:00 ARNOLFINI 2 HOURS
The European Animation Association was formed some years ago with the idea to unite and celebrate European Animation. As a result, the first two editions of the Emile Awards Ceremony took place in 2017 and 2018 in Lille, France to consecrate Animators, Storyboarders, Directors, Composers, Background Artists, Sound Designers and more. More than 1200 Animation professionals and enthusiasts gathered for the awards, which were complemented in 2018 by conferences and masterclasses held by prominent members of the Animation community and representatives of European institutions. The EAA is proud to celebrate European Animation community by granting it the recognition it deserves. The films presented in this session have been nominated and awarded during our 2018 edition. Next edition in 2020! A LOVE LETTER TO THE ONE I MADE UP / ISRAEL / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: RACHEL GUTGARTS A lonely walk home is intertwined with an underwater fantasy world. The combination between reality and fantasy is portrayed in a love letter addressed to an imaginary "perfect" man. The film is made with a unique technique of screen-printed animation. 138 138
DIRECTOR: NATA METLUKH Four flawed friends travel to tropics where things go wrong.
THE HEROIC QUEST OF THE VALIANT PRINCE IVANDOE THE PRINCE AND THE PRETTY POODLE / DENMARK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR(S): CHRISTIAN BOVING-ANDERSEN & EVA LEE WALLBERG The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe follows Ivandoe, a young buck on a big adventure, accompanied by his squire and best friend Bert.
MAX & MAESTRO - SUPERSONIC EAR / FRANCE, ITALY & GERMANY / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHE PINTO Max dreams of becoming a musician, ever since he became a pupil of Mr Barenboim, the world’s greatest conductor!!
MAGIC - A FISH OUT OF WATER / FRANCE / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: WILLIAM RENAUD Tom and Cindy have left the world of fairy tales for the real world, along with their parents; a carefree fairy, a repentant ogre and a terrifying witch-aunt who’s anything but repentant.
THE FRUITS OF CLOUDS / CZECH REPUBLIC / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: KATEŘINA KARHÁNKOVÁ Furry’s friends are afraid to venture into the scary woods, but he’s bored doing nothing but waiting.
PIPAS & DOUGLAS - THE PRINCESS AND THE DRAGON / FRANCE / 2 MINS DIRECTOR(S): SÉBASTIEN LASSERRE & ALEXANDRE SO Pipas et Douglas sont deux artistes pour le moins atypiques qui veulent à tout prix réussir dans le Music Hall. Pour montrer l'étendue de leurs capacités, ils sont prêts à tout.
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PURA VIDA / ESTONIA / 9 MINS
SOUNZEE - RICKE PICK / HUNGARY / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: ADRIAN KOLLAR Every guitarists knows, if you drop a pick it dissapears without a trace. As if moving to another dimension.
(FOOL TIME) JOB / FRANCE / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: GILLES CUVELIER Pedro has found a new job. A kind of strange one, but these days, he can't afford to be fussy. It's a real chance ! Anyway, he's never been the kind of getting cold feet...
LAST STOP IS THE MOON / POLAND & LITHUANIA / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: BIRUTE SODEIKAITE A story of a girl who is trying to deal with illness inside her imagination. Imagining illness as Lion and herself as a Unicorn she goes through different stages of accepting illness.
BEST OF AAFFIA 10:15 - 12:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 45 MINS
AAFFia has put together a compilation of the best African Animations that have been submitted to the Accra Animation Film Festival 2019. TEJUMADE / 2018 / NIGERIA / 19 MINS DIRECTOR: ADEBIMPE OLUWATOSIN ADEBAMBO Apata is a beautiful and peaceful kingdom but this ethereal set up is threatened by the circumstances of the birth of princess Tejumade—a gift to the royal family through the magical powers of the great Iroko tree and its emissary; Baba Ogbon. She must journey to the dreaded forest to obtain the last gold leaf from the great Iroko tree otherwise, Apata will be destroyed forever. Ika, the evil water spirit stands between her and the safety of her kingdom.
A VALENTINE'S STORY / 2019 / GHANA / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: PETER OTI ASAMOAH A short animation about the beauty of Valentine's Day
MOTHER / 2019 / GHANA / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: EMMANUEL DANKYI From the time She knew of my existence, she turned her life around to make me happy. She sacrificed everything for me and I love her very much. A short poem to all mothers. They’re a light in our lives.
CREATION / GHANA / 2019 / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: EMMANUEL DANKYI In the beginning there existed nothing. The dot came along and everything else was born. It is the beginning and the end of everything visual , both existent and non existent.
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THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
ROUGH PLAY / 2017 / NIGERIA / 2 MINS DIRECTOR(S): TAYO FASUNON & UCHE ANISIUBA When the ATM machine decides to steal your money...
FLOWER / 2017 / GHANA / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: SELORM DOGOE A man finds a dying flower in his garden and tries to nurse it back to life. After he is successful, he will stop at nothing to keep the flower alive.
ORANGE CITY / NIGERIA / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: SOMTO AJULUCHUKWU Orange City is a hilarious expression of the pop culture and lifestyle in Africaâ€™s most polarising city, Lagos. It takes the story from the perspective of young Afro beat artist WAHALA (meaning trouble) and his dysfunctional crew through their journey of stardom and celebrity as they discover the meaning the African dream.
CAGED / KENYA / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: STANSLAUS MANTHI. A short animation the follows the life of a depressed middle-class Kenyan who is trying to balance work with his personal life.
SCUM 2 / 2019 / GHANA / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: DANIEL COKER Our favorite police officers Tamakloe and Appiah take on Dorkheads' first arch-villain, Kweku Cyborg in this super action packed episode of SCUM #ghanapolice.
IN MY HOOD / 2019 / NIGERIA / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: MOSHOOD RIDWAN SHADES
DIRECTOR: BORIS KPADENOU Lovemaker, the ultimate brain implant to ensure a husbands faithfulness. Find out what happens when a young, handsome man marries for money and agrees to get an implant the prevents him to lust after other women.
FROGECK / 2018 / NIGERIA / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: NIYI AKINMOLAYAN Frogeck is the story of a friendly green alien with a powerful gift who lands accidentally in an orphanage home in Ibadan. While trying to get home, he teams up with the kids to save their orphanage from a ruthless villain.
SHORT FUSE / NIGERIA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JIDE OLUSANYA Short fuse is a short tempered bomb, his fuse ignites and he eventually explodes once it burns out. In life we go through many challenges but the ideal things is too always keep our cool and think things through instead of taking a brash decision that might backfire.
BINTIMAJI / KENYA / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: STEPHANIE OKEYO Bintimaji is devasted by rate of pollution by the locals. She joins her new sea friends in a quest to save the once healthy ocean.
MEET THE IGWES / 2019 / NIGERIA / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: CHEKWUBE OKONKWO MEET THE IGWES An urban fiction series, with the integral themes of family values, class struggles and the need for acceptance.
NEW AFRICA LA DEMO / 2019 / CAMEROON / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: WITI ANIMATION
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LOVE MAKER / 2019 / TOGO / 10 MINS
ALULA CHICKEN / 2019 / ZIMBABWE / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: PIOUS NYENYEWA Bruce is a daredevil rooster determined prove wrong that stereotype that chickens cant fly by carrying himself high up beyond the clouds and diving straight back to earth without any protective gear. The odds do not go in his favor as he catches fire upon re-entry and bursting into a ball of flames, roasting himself into a nice Sunday grilled chicken on a silver platter.
MALIKA / 2019 / NIGERIA / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: NIYI AKINMOLAYAN Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander, Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her everexpanding empire.
SKELEBE / 2019 / NIGERIA / 1 MIN DIRECTOR(S): UCHE ANISIUBA & TAYO FASU SKELEBE follows the story of two rats from vastly different backgrounds surviving in Lagos and discovering true friendship and family in each other. Skelebe, a roguish Lagos rat befriends American rat Kponyo, who was mistakenly carried to Nigeria from America and now lives in the home of playboy and tech genius, Femi Lawson. Together, they enjoy the good life while battling a frustrated Femi who is trying to woo the accomplished Amaka. Together the two rats grow from their bond and learn that they are stronger together than apart.
I'M LIVING IN GHANA GET ME OUT OF HERE / 2019 / GHANA / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: COMFORT ARTHUR From being swindled by a immigration officer to fighting with a hairdresser. I'm Living in Ghana Get Me Out OF HERE are short stories about the filmmakers experience migrating from London to Ghana.
THE DAY MORNING NEVER CAME / 2019 / NIGERIA / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: CHEKWUBE OKONKWO The Day Morning Never Came explores the reality of corruption and abuse of power in a local community, where the sun powering the land gets stolen alongside other precious riches of the entire land. In this short film, a little boy saves the day, defeating the villain in the most unexpected way.
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MALTA: HERE AND THERE 11:00 - 12:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Facts or fiction, traditions versus modernity, political fervour against mysticism. A programme of short films from Malta, presented in partnership with Valletta Film Festival. O LAND OF WRATH / 2019 / MALTA / 23 MINS DIRECTOR: ADRIAN CAMILLERI ‘O Land of Wrath’ is a mix of experimental visual poetry and documentary. The films narrative evolves around Maltese folk music, ‘Għana’, and musicians, ‘Għanejja’
MOV BAK PLIJZ / 2017 / MALTA / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: KEITH ALBERT TEDESCO Back to 2003 in this slice-of-life film featuring a familiar Maltese icon; the traditional orange- yellow bus and it’s proud, very particular and patriotic bus driver. DING-DING - A British tourist strikes up a politically driven conversation with a fellow local passenger about Malta’s possible accession into the EU...
RAGEL TAL-KLIEB / 2019 / MALTA / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: SAMUEL SULTANA Grief and loneliness lead an old man to indulge in his love of dogs, leading him to an obsession that consumes him completely.
FILFLA / 2019 / MALTA / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: FABRIZIO ELLUL Filfla’ follows the story of a woman who goes to look for a boy on the mystical island of Filfla, where a terrifying creature is lurking in its midst.
TOXICITY / 2018 / MALTA / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: ANGELIQUE MULLER In a place where things, ironically, come to die, best friends become worst enemies. A poetical modern-day satire inspired by the spaghetti western.
MALTA TO MOTOR CITY / 2018 / MALTA / 29 MINS DIRECTOR: CHARLIE CAUCHI THIS OBSERVATIONAL DOCUMENTARY SHORT CAPTURES THE MALTESE MIGRANT EXPERIENCE IN MICHIGAN, USA
EFA SHORT MATTERS 2 13:00 - 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Encounters is proud to be a nominating festival for the European Film Academy awards and to present this programme of nominated films as part of the European Film Academy's short film tour. RELEASE THE DOGS / 2017 / FRANCE & BELGIUM / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: MANUE FLEYTOUX Anouck is a resigned girl, torn between two loves, two violences : her man, an attractive watchdog ,and her little brother, a young mad pup. The night of the boyâ€™s 18th, this delicate triangle explodes, Anouck's revolt is on its way...
THE YEARS / 2018 / ITALY & FRANCE / 20 MINS DIRECTOR: SARA FGAIER A woman gives voice to Annie Ernaux The years's text, a few collected fragments on the shores of a timeless Sardinia. Neither the words, nor the images, drawn from the family films, are expected to complete the narration of her story: places from her past. The mountains on the cost, a seascape, gardens, terraces, rooms of an apartment emerge like reflections of a fragmented and ever-changing memory, uncovered by a new light. The details in each gesture, in each face, of scenes of a life lived amongst family, reassembled and freed from their original context, become expressive elements of a confession that is both personal discovery and collective narration. 146 146
DIRECTOR: PETAR KRUMOV Macho is a poor boy, who skips school to work on a construction site. The only ray of light for him is his girlfriend, Donna .Yet, she is ashamed of his mother, who works as janitor in their school. Macho has to chose between his mother and his love, and he finds his own way to deal with his emotions.
WHAT'S THE DAMAGE / 2017 /UK / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: HEATHER PHILLIPSON WHAT’S THE DAMAGE is a proposition and provocation, answering back to ongoing crises under white patriarchy, relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent. Phillipson’s summons and riposte storms in via menstrual blood, rising up against leadership circle-jerks, weeping vortexes, seared orang utans, animal-fat banknotes, and advancing supermoons, pizzas and drones.
PRISONER OF SOCIETY / 2018 / GEORGIA & LATVIA / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: RATI TSITELADZE WHAT’S THE DAMAGE is a proposition and provocation, answering back to ongoing crises under white patriarchy, relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent. Phillipson’s summons and riposte storms in via menstrual blood, rising up against leadership circle-jerks, weeping vortexes, seared orang utans, animal-fat banknotes, and advancing supermoons, pizzas and drones.
MALTA: DRAMA UNDER THE MALTESE SUN 15:00 - 16:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
A programme of short films from Malta, presented in partnership with Valletta Film Festival. ARCADIA / 2017 / MALTA / 25 MINS DIRECTOR: JAMIE VELLA A father and son's dream of peace and simplicity turns into a nightmare, as the booming and unforgiving construction industry sets its sights on their land.
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SHAME / 2017 / BULGARIA / 24 MINS
IL-KOMPLICI / 2018 / MALTA / 14 MINS
DIRECTOR: RYAN GATT Paul, an ambitious creative director, prides himself on having great insight into human behaviour and the world around him. After executing a business pitch victoriously, his associate, who's composed demeanour belies a fierce melancholy, reaches out to him for help.
SHAB / 2015 /MALTA / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: MARTIN BONNICI When Rita dies, Ġużeppi finds himself alone for the first time. As he struggles to find a new rhyme in his life, his son and grandson unexpectedly intrude in it.
THE MALTESE FIGHTER / 2015 / MALTA / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: AREV MANOUKIAN In a time when Malta's political violence was at its peak, Carmelo, a single father and boxer from Valletta, is forced to join a corrupt underworld as he struggles to provide for his only son Giuseppi.
PRICKLY PEAR / 2017 / MALTA / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: ALEX CAMILLERI Feeling guilty for hurting his sister, a boy’s quest to redeem himself — by retrieving a rare fruit — means quite a distance to travel.
VITOR / 2019 / MALTA / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: PAUL PORTELLI Vitor leaves home one morning and returns to find that a family has moved in; it seems like they have lived there for a long while.
16:00 - 17:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Identity, notions of nationality and of borders, bring together an eclectic selection of short films by Arab-British directors, looking to explore questions of identity, faith, gender and everything in between. Key to these films, and ever-pertinent today, are reflections on how the decisions and actions of older generations have impacted on younger generations today: from questions of exile to the notion of belonging; and from acceptance to pride. THREE CENTIMETRES / 2018 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: LARA ZEIDAN Four Lebanese girls go on a Ferris wheel ride to make their friend feel better about her breakup. Their conversation drifts to a less fun place. Three Centimetres won the Chris Collins Best of British Award at the 2018 edition of Encounters Film Festival, and we are delighted to welcome director Lara Zeidan back to the festival this year as part of our Live Action Jury.
STRANGE CITIES ARE FAMILIAR / 2018 / UK / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: SAEED TAJI FAROUKY A political refugee living in London tries to get back to his home in Palestine to see his dying son.
RUN(A)WAY ARAB / 2017 / UK / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: AMROU AL KADHI A drag performer has flashbacks of maternal memories and early gender transgressions.
ABDULLAH AND LEILAH / 2017 / UK / 19 MINS DIRECTOR: ASHTAR AL KHIRSAN Haunted by the memories of his childhood in Baghdad, Abdullah retreats into his deep past. Leilah seeks one last moment of connection with her father before he no longer remembers who she is.
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SHUBBAK PRESENTS: ARAB BRITISH SHORTS
AVE MARIA / 2015 / FRANCE, GERMANY & PALESTINE / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: BASIL KHALIL The silent routine of 5 Nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect.
MALTA: OF TIME AND THE SEA 17:00 - 18:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
DIRECTOR: PETER SANT / 2018
On an island an old man wracked with dementia dreams he was once a king. Together with his two daughters they exist in the wake of a bizarre malady of mysterious origin on a land devoid of animal life. Following a series of encounters with an obnoxious neighbour, a Chinese billionaire desperate to contract the disease and a sousaphone player in search of his band mates, the malady threatens to return.
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STRAIGHT 8 2019 18:00 - 19:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The best 25 straight 8 films of 2019 - fresh from their premieres at Cannes Film Festival and at straight 8’s annual London screening in May 2019. Each of the films was made according to straight 8’s strict rules: on one cartridge of Super 8mm cine film with no post-production or editing. The films include the 8 films selected to play in Cannes by a jury including Academy Award and BAFTA winning writer-director Asif Kapadia and Academy Award nominated director of photography, Robbie Ryan. Plus a further 17 extraordinary films that were seen for the first time ever at the premiere in London – even by the people who made them. BABLI / 2019 / UK & PAKISTAN / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: ANEEL AHMAD Documentary shot in Pakistan following a mentally ill man and the brother who cares for him.
NATURE HUNTER / 2019 / FRANCE / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: ROGER BATTEAULT Incredibly beautiful nature documentary by an artisan of the super 8 medium.
AN INORGANIC LOVE STORY / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: LIZZY MANSFIELD Love / revenge comedy about a woman and robot
THE HONEY BEE / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS
DIRECTOR(S): CONOR O'HAGAN, WILL SKELTON & ARCHIE BLUE Beat poem parable to black youth.
RUMOURS / 2019 / AUSTRALIA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: OLLIE BIRT A child recounting playground theories about the man who works at the local chippy.
MEMOIRS OF A GEEZA / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: THEO JAMES KREKIS Immersive poetic film, confounding stereotypes of the working class and homosexuality.
AUTONOMAT / 2019 / GERMANY / 3 MINS DIRECTOR(S): ANNE FIDLER & DECLAN HURLEY A lavish, fantastical journey into a photo booth at in avant-guard Berlin.
HORSE PLAY / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: HANSEL RODRIGUES A suprising comedy about geriatric sexual exploits... and horses.
BLUE MURDER / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: ALEX SULTOON Revenge thriller.
DIRECTOR(S): DESIREE FAUST & STEFANA BRANCASTLE A genre confounding film that is both a parody and a proponent of film as Art.
WALNUTS / 2019 / USA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JERE KITTLE An existential conversation about life and walnuts, whilst eating walnuts.
WELCOME HOME / 2019 / USA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: NICK KOVACIC An atmospheric and idiosyncratic film of a middle aged man in an empty home with an answerphone message from a young woman.
WHERE IS MY FRIEND / 2019 / CANADA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR(S): TIAN CHEN, EMILIO MUNIZ MARTINEZ & NICK NASON The story of a lonely man who loses his best friend - a mouse.
THE IMMORTALITY OF THE CRAB / 2019 / ITALY / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: GIACOMO MANZOTTI An experimental animation this visuals and audio created using cardboard.
REPENT / 2019 / USA / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: CANDICE NACHMAN A slick film about a murder and burial in the California desert.
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SWITCH / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS
PINK YOGA MAT / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: ROSE HENDRY A subtle comedy about agonisining over a trivial choice.
NEW HAT / 2019 / AUSTRALIA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JAMES RUSE A simple story about a new look and fragile self-esteem.
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: MAX R LINCOLN A woman sets out to kill anyone who shares her unusual name.
VENUS / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: RACHEL RAMSAY A woman listens to the shipping forecast in the bath on a stormy day.
WHAT A CAB / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JAKE KUHN Catching a cab with a Ninja "ober" driver.
THE PERCEPTION OF TIME / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: CANDICE NACHMAN A comic investigation of the the perception of time.
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A KISS (IS JUST A KISS) / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS
DIRECTOR: GEORGIA WILLIAMS A touching film about bereavement and nostalgia.
... IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS / 2019 / USA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JENEFFA SOLDATIC Another touching film about bereavement and nostalgia.
LETTER TO ANNE / 2019 / GERMANY / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: BENSDORFER KREIS Near-fi time-travel thriller.
WINE COMES IN AT THE MOUTH / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: WILEX A time-bending music video shot using long exposures at night.
STRAIGHT 8: STRAIGHT8EST HITS VOLUME 2 20:00 - 22:00 ARNOLFINI 2 HOURS
Since 1999 straight 8 has challenged anyone anywhere to make an incamera-edited short film on one cartridge of Super 8mm cine film with no post-production or editing. The first time successful filmmakers see even their own film is at a packed premiere including straight 8â€™s Cannes Film Festival screenings since 2003. In January 2019, to celebrate 20 years of the competition, straight 8 screened 20 of the very best entries selected from their archive of 1000+ films that have been entered since 1999. Following on from that selection, these are another 20 just-as-jawdroppingly-good straight 8s: the straight8est hits: volume 2. FISH STEW SHOWDOWN / 2008 / USA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: BEN DICKINSON A disturbing comic journey into the LA hills to meet some monks for a fish stew.
THOSE DREAMS THAT ON THE SILENT NIGHT INTRUDE; THE SECRET CINEMA OF JERZY TREBLINKA / 2010 / ITALY / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: LUCA GENNARI An experimental, psuedo-documentary chronicaling the life work of a fictional avant-guard filmmaker
DAY / 2009 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: MAX DAY Chronicalling the 12 hours of dayight on the vernal equinox in 3 minutes, 20 seconds as a single, time-lapse shot of the director on a rooftop.
DIRECTOR: HERRJAAPMANS A love story utilitising a simple in-camera effect as an allegory the for the feeling of falling in love.
WINTER OF MY LIFE / 2018 / FRANCE / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: ROGER & REMY BATTEAULT The story of Roger Batteault, a retired pork butcher from Burgundy who has become an award-winning filmmaker. Told in collaboration with his documentarian son, Remy.
ROUGE AMOUR / 2011 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: KEZIA BARNETT The escalation of a passionate and destructive, love triangle. Told through dance and... pigment.
STIFFY / 2005 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: JACQUELINE WRIGHT & ALICE LOWE A charming, comic tale of necrophilia.
SLOW DANCE / 2012 / ITALY / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: NICOLA BALDINI & AISCHA MULLER Stunning, stop-motion fantasy from Italy.
WHISPERING PALMS / 2008 / UK / 3 MINS
DIRECTOR: PHASE VI Sinister promototional film for a hotel. With puppets.
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SPRINGLOVE / 2008 / NETHERLANDS / 3 MINS
THE YORKSHIRE RAPPER / 2004 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: NICK RUTTER Yorkshire's gr8est hip-hop export lands in South London.
TEQUILA CHAMUCO / 2006 / MEXICO / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: DIEGO ARREDONDO A stop-frame masterpiece, shot in the Mexican desert.
WONDERFUL TERRIBLE THING / 2011 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: NICK CAREW A beautifully correographed drama, told in a single shot.
SHOOT OFF 2003 / 2003 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR(S): STEVE ORAM & TOM MEETEN Three comedians playing cowboys and indians.
KROPELLTOFFGESHITEMIER / 2006 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: DARREN WALSH Anarchic comedy about a Hitler moustache with magical properties.
SCRAP PAPER / 2008 / USA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: ANDREW JIVE Incredibly intricate animated collage.
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BLACK WHISPERS IN AN ELEPHANT SKY / 2008 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: OLIVER RALFE A surreal, comic love story starring Julia Davies and Rich Fulcher.
THE SURREALIST BROTHEL / 2007 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JULIA JASON A sumptiously produced, and beautifully executed journey into a timeless and surreal knocking shop.
TORTILLAS / 2016 / ARGENTINA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: JEFF ZORILLA An experimental film using mutiple, overlapping exposures something that's incredibly difficult to achieve on super 8 film.
ELI / 2010 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: LEANNE FLINN Heartwarming documentary about a disable woman and her canine assistant.
FORCED HILARITY / 2001 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: EDGAR WRIGHT Edgar Wright's idiosyncratic straight 8 comedy featuring Nick Frost.
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ANIMATION 10:30 - 12:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Cuba may be seen as a tropical socialist paradise, or as an anachronism stuck in the economics and dogma of cold war politics. Millions travel there for tourism and even more sample its major exports of rum, cigars and music. Less well known are the visual arts and least of all animation which has hardly been seen outside the country. Conditions of work are difficult with even simple materials hard to obtain. Centres of animation are spread across a wide area with little communication. But better internet in Cuba has led to a greater awareness of contemporary international animation. As so often privations breed inventiveness. One cannot yet say there is a new wave of Cuban animation but these films announce a huge promise for the future of animation in this country. 20 YEARS / 2009 / CUBA / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: BÁRBARO JOEL ORTIZ In this tragi-comedy a woman longs for her husband to return but his eventual arrival does not match her expectations.
CROCODILE / 2016 / CUBA / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): TUPAC, IVETTE & ZARDOYAS A music video of the song The Crocodile, a traditional Cuban song, interpreted by Barbarito Torres portrayed in the role of Captain Hook.
THE TWO PRINCES / 2017 / CUBA / 12 MINS DIRECTOR(S): YEMELÍ CRUZ & ADANOE LIMA A royal couple mourn the tragic death of their son. This is echoed and contrasted in the countryside as a poor couple mourn their son’s passing. It is based on a poem by Cuba’s famous nationalist poet José Martí.
DIRECTOR(S): JOSUÉ GARCIA & JOSÉ ANDRÉS FOREO No Budget Productions are two young directors from Santa Clara who make comic and brutal films which draw their humour from the absurdity of macho culture. Here the ugly and vivid is the vernacular for the black comedy which is life in Cuba.
CASANOVA, CECILIA VALDES AND SLEEPING BEAUTY / 2015 / CUBA / 5 MINS DIRECTOR(S): TUPAC, IVETTE & ZARDOYAS A lively mixed-media music video for the song Casanova, Cecilia Valdés and La Bella Durmiente of Cuban fusion music, interpreted by the duo Buena Fé and Frank Delgado.
THE RUNAWAY / 2018 / CUBA / 18 MINS DIRECTOR(S): IVETTE AVILA MARTIN& ARIADNA LIZ PIMENTAL RODRIGUEZ A sudden earthquake shakes the hero of this film from his normal contented life into a journey through strange lands populated by friends and hideous monsters. The earthquake also changes him from stop frame puppet into a silhouette cut out character. It is a world of beautiful overlapping shapes and colours.
DANCE WITH JUANA / 2018 / CUBA / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: ADRIAN LOPEZ MORIN A more conventional animation and a more stereotypical view of Cuban culture in this music video for the great Cuban singer Juana la Cubana.
A LITTLE HISTORY OF LOVE / 2016 / CUBA / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: ERMITIS BLANCO A music video for Kelvis Ochoa from a new young production studio in Holguín.
MAMIYA CR7 / 2017 / CUBA / 17 MINS
DIRECTOR(S): DANNY DE LEÓN & EISMAN SÁNCHEZ Three incompetent and unlikely heroes try and track down the mysterious character who is stealing the city with his camera. A contemporary feel to this fast paced and fast animated movie which pays homage to Gorillaz.
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TRACHEOTOMY / 2015 / CUBA / 2 MINS
CYPRUS COUNTRY FOCUS 1 11:00 - 12:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The programme is a selection of award winning Cypriot short films of up to 25 minutes of the last 8 editions of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC) which began in 2011. The short films, which are predominantly narrative fiction, include independent productions, films supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and student films. These films have received awards and special mentions in the National Competition of the ISFFC and many have been screened and awarded in numerous International festivals around the world. ANNA / 2012 / CYPRUS / 25 MINS DIRECTOR: SPYROS CHARALAMBOUS Mary, a 30-year-old from Philippines,works in a village in Cyprus. She takes care of Mr. Michalis, an 85-year-old man, who suffers from arteriosclerosis.
SEMELE / 2015 / CYPRUS / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: MYRSINI ARISTIDOU Semele will do anything to spend time with her long absent father. A school note becomes the excuse for her to visit him at his workplace, where her presence highlights their fragile relationship.
MAD DOGS / 2016 / CYPRUS / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: DANAE PAPAIOANNOU Mad Dogs is a film about power and inaction in a single 12 minute shot in rural Greece. How does a leader of a pack maintain his authority when he makes a mistake ?
THE INSIGNIFICANT LIFE OF HELEN PAVLI / 2017 / CYPRUS / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HAPESHIS The film describes the life of Greek Cypriot immigrants in London following the fascist statement of the British Prime Minister according to which citizens across the globe are unaware of what citizenship means.
DIRECTOR: PANTELIS HAPESHIS Drake is getting ready for his Valentineâ€™s date. He prepares well and chooses the best red wine for the occasion. But what are these weird noises coming from the cellar?
ON THE ROOFTOP / 2011 / CYPRUS / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: MARIOS PSARAS What is the right moment to die?
CYPRUS COUNTRY FOCUS 2 12:30 - 14:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The programme is a selection of award winning Cypriot short films of up to 25 minutes of the last 8 editions of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC) which began in 2011. The short films, which are predominantly narrative fiction, include independent productions, films supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and student films. These films have received awards and special mentions in the National Competition of the ISFFC and many have been screened and awarded in numerous International festivals around the world. IMMORTALIZER / 2013 / CYPRUS / 25 MINS DIRECTOR: MARIOS PIPERIDES Set in 1870s Ottoman ruled Cyprus, a time of intense religious and class disparity, a man mourning the tragic fate of his young daughter travels through the night in search for the person who he believes will be able to keep her alive.
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HAPPY VALENTINES / 2017 / CYPRUS & UK / 9 MINS
SHADOWBOXING / 2012 / CYPRUS / 13 MINS DIRECTOR: DINOS GREGORIOU A talented boxer, faced with the opposing priorities of winning his big fight on the same night as his girlfriendâ€™s operation, struggles to deal with both simultaneously.
NO PARKING / 2012 / CYPRUS / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: SOTERIS CHRISTOU Two men fighting over a parking spot. After a series of confrontations, the two neighbours are interrupted by greater forces.
11:50 / 2011 / CYPRUS / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: STYLIANOS KONSTANTINOU Zenon begins his day as usual. Precise and meticulous, as every embalmer should be, he begins preparing a body. His methods are swift and orderly, but the job he serves for so many years has something in store for him today.
DEAD END / 2013 / CYPRUS / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: TONIA MISHIALI The loss of youth, social and professional activity intensifies the sense of loneliness and the "dead end" in the common life of an elderly couple.
TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES / 2018 / CYPRUS & UK / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: MARCUS MARKOU Alistair and Samir meet five different times, but it is only when they meet as old men that they can finally put their prejudices aside and meet as friends.
13:00 - 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Encounters is proud to be a nominating festival for the European Film Academy awards and to present this programme of nominated films as part of the European Film Academy's short film tour. KAPITALISTIS / 2017 / BELGIUM & FRANCE / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: PABLO MUNOZ GOMEZ Santa is capitalist. He brings toys to the rich kids and sweatshirts to the poor ones. Nikos, 5 years old.
BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX / 2018 / GERMANY / 19 MINS DIRECTOR: ULU BRAUN A presumably African village, inhabited by Germans. The film Burkina Brandenburg Komplex describes a geographical construction that makes use of ‘our’ medial and collective image of Africa and puts it to the test through inaccuracies. An archaeological find is made in a mine: a Ferrari. We tag along with Joachim on his everyday rounds. He has his heart set on realising a common energy project. The Museum of Prussian Cultural Heritage is run by a black woman. She presents artefacts from Western consumer culture with a special emphasis on German products. Joachim is involved in the ritualistic production of energy in the village, but gets excluded when the ceremony is nearing its finale, finally catapulting himself out of the ‘story/history’.
GRADUATION '97 / 2017 / UKRAINE / 19 MINS DIRECTOR: PAVLO OSTRIKOV Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.
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MERYEM / 2017 / NETHERLANDS / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: REBER DOSKY Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.
WILDEBEEST / 2017 / BELGIUM / 20 MINS DIRECTOR(S): NICOLAS KEPPENS & MATTHIAS PHLIPS Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness. Winner of the 2018 Animated Encounters Grand Prix
HAPPINESS MACHINE 14:30 - 16:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
An innovative, Pan European project that connects women animators and composers in the crafting of new work. Twenty artists were asked by Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women to consider our current economic system in light of the Economy for the Common Good social movement. Here are the resulting ten animations that explore themes of consumption, greed, solidarity, equality, responsibility, and revolt. They consider how the machine we operate within can be destroyed and rebuilt. Ranging from the abstract and experimental, to fairy tales, documentary approaches, and the satirising of society, this collection brings together an incredible variety of voices and techniques. The animators are: Rebecca Bloecher, Eni Brandner, Vessela Dantcheva, Elizabeth Hobbs, Susi Jirkuff, Joanna Kozuch, Michelle Kranot, Samantha Moore, Ana Nedeljkovic, and Andrea Schneider.
15:00 - 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
The programme is a selection of award winning Cypriot short films of up to 25 minutes of the last 8 editions of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC) which began in 2011. The short films, which are predominantly narrative fiction, include independent productions, films supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and student films. These films have received awards and special mentions in the National Competition of the ISFFC and many have been screened and awarded in numerous International festivals around the world. FOREVER YOUNG / 2014 / GREECE / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: SPYROS CHARALAMBOUS On the last night in August, Nikos will make love for the first time. When September dawns, Maria will start her new life.
5 WAYS TO DIE / 2014 / CYPRUS / 16 MINS DIRECTOR: DAINA PAPADAKI How many ways are there to commit suicide? Can a suicide attempt be considered “successful”? Makis over-analyzes this subject, struggling to achieve the most ideal result.
AUSTERITY / 2015 / CYPRUS / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: RENOS GAVRIS A story about the preservation of a man's dignity within the recent times of the Greek financial crisis, as well as his personal uprising against the severe austerity measures imposed on the common people.
NATAS / 2017 / CYPRUS / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: HARRY AYIOTIS Mark is an ordinary dyslectic teenager. Frustrated with this condition, he decides to use black magic and summon Satan so he can sell his soul to him in exchange to cure him of his disability. Things do not go as planned as he accidentally summons Santa. 167
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CYPRUS COUNTRY FOCUS 3
ARIA / 2017 / CYPRUS & FRANCE / 14 MINS DIRECTOR: MYRSINI ARISTIDOU Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmyâ€™s local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. When he nally arrives, it is not to go for a drive; on the contrary, he con des in her the care of a young Chinese immigrant who speaks neither Greek nor English.
THE SOUND / 2017 / CYPRUS & UK / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: ANTONY PETROU A young girl is desperate to discover the source of the mystery sound that is plaguing her mother.
NAHEMI SHOWCASE SCREENING 16:00 - 18:00 ARNOLFINI 2 HOURS
NAHEMI stands for the National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image, and represents all of the major film schools and film production courses from around the UK and Ireland. Each year we present a selection of the best films made by film students from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and present awards for Creative Filmmaking, Cinematography and best Undergraduate Film. This programme presents the latest wave of new filmmaking talent from all over the country. There will also be a short Q & A panel with some of the student filmmakers present. A DEAD CANARY / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: JAMES DAVIS A fairy-tale crazed boy battles between fantasy and reality when coming to terms with his fathers death in the Welsh coal mines.
DIRECTOR: CHIEN-YU LIN An impressionistic film that portrait a day of Jay's life, a young citric farmer who decided to attend a clinical drug test in a city hospital.
DISCO DYNAMITE / 2019 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: TOM CLOVER A washed up roller disco champion, who vouched to never put his skates on again, must overcome his fear of the rink to go on a roller skating date with the new girl at work.
TALES OF A NEW AGE TRAVELLER / 2019 / UK / 15 MINS DIRECTOR: ELLIE MORGAN Traveller Roger takes us on a journey from his time travelling in his 1962 Bristol Bus, from the 1980's Free Festivals with the 'Peace Convoy' to becoming a DJ at an Acid house club called Spectrum.
TOWELS / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: PRAWTA ANNEZ A day at the seaside takes a sudden turn for the worse. A metaphorical tale of personal freedom.
THEY / 2019 / UK / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: LOUISA RECHENBACH An intimate portrait of Hobbit and Jake, a couple who have decided to raise their one-year-old child Anoush gender neutrally.
PANDOMONY / 2019 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR: JOSEPH WESLEY A three-part humanistic art film portraying the intricate emotional process of loss after a sonâ€™s death in a Nigerian family.
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THE SOUND OF FALLING / 2019 / UK / 13 MINS
BUILDING BRIDGES / 2019 / UK / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: JOSEPHINE CRESSY Building the bridges of broken relationships.
CYPRIOT ANIMATION 16:30 - 18:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 1 HOUR 30 MINS
This programme includes Cypriot productions of experimental nonnarrative as well as narrative animation films. Techniques range from handmade animation, to manipulated live footage and CGI. The programme includes independent productions, commissioned films, international collaborations and two productions supported by the Cyprus Cinema Advisory committee. Most of the films selected in this program have received awards and mentions during previous editions of Animafest Cyprus and have been selected at various international film festivals. Animafest Cyprus, the International Animation Festival of Cyprus, has been showcasing and developing Cypriot animation since 2006, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture. CYPRIOT TRANSFIGURATIONS / 1979 & 2012 / CYPRUS & CZECH REPUBLIC / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: SPYROS DEMITRIADES A flutist out of darkness creates fragments that come out of his flute turning into living creations, earth and water, achieving an optimistic environment. The ending (remake) brings a peaceful message about the reunion of the divided country of Cyprus.
FROM HEAVEN / 2016 / CYPRUS / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: SHOALED ZAHRAEI A video art about the abandoned Nicosia International Airport, based on the events of 1974 in Cyprus and their tragic aftermaths.
DIRECTOR: ANA MOUGIS Through a metaphorical narrative about love, Dahlia explores the relationship between two people which is burdened by mental illness.Based on the ups and down of my parents’ relationship, this illustrative and subtle narrative conveys a nuanced look into the experience of mental illness and how love, patience and commitment can overcome even the biggest obstacles.
FATHER / 2018 / CYPRUS / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: YIORGOS TSANGARIS A song about a girls memories of her father.
IMMENSITY / 2018 / CYPRUS / 2 MINS DIRECTOR: ELENI CHANDRIOTOU This short film was inspired by a William Blake’s poem called “The memorable fancy”. As a human of the 21st century I usually find myself being ruled by stress and anxiety, thinking and thinking and overthinking. By entering into the world of William Blake, I realized that today we live too deep inside our big-little minds and our worlds, that we forgot to see the world around us.
THE MAN AND THE TREES / 2015 / CYPRUS / 2 MINS DIRECTOR(S): CONSTANTINOS TTERLIKKAS & DANI PUCZ One minute animated short, based on a one short tale by Hungarian folk writer Gaspar Heltai. A story of a man, who goes out to the forest to ask for a stick, a story about true nature of manhood.
S ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR / 2005 / CYPRUS / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: NICOS SINNOS Television violence leads to a cruel game inside “Dog’s” house. Ironically, at the same time, “Dog” tries helplessly to cure his insomnia by watching religious TV programming.
DANCE OF MASS / 2014 / CYPRUS / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: MARINOS SAVVA A short experimental animation film which i made during the course 2D animation in Cyprus University of Technology
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DAHLIA / 2017 / CYPRUS / 4 MINS
LA SOUPE / 2016 / CYPRUS / 11 MINS DIRECTOR: NICOS SYNNOS A man has two chickens. When one chicken gets ill, the man kills the healthy one to make a soup for the poorly one. This is a story that inverts our perception about priorities and superiorities, and the thin line between love, life and nonsense.
HTARMATA / 2014 / CYPRUS / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: MARIA SPIVAK A celluloid is projected on to a cinema screen it is then digitised, re - projected and then re-manipulated. The film plays with the application of digital and analog amalgamation, the fragility of image and sound within the digital era and nostalgic atmosphere of a dying format. What distinguishes the material from the sculpture, the canvas from the painting the sound from the symphony.
A.Bâ€¦ / 2017 / CYPRUS / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ANTONY PETROU A seven year old girl travels trough a chaotic world, while dreaming of saving a friend and or perhaps the world
THE COCK / 2019 / CYPRUS / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: MICHALIS PAPANICOLAOU A song about a Cock and his coo
DRAGON RECIPES / 2019 / CYPRUS / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: MARIA PAVLOV Dragon Recipes is a sweet story about friendship and acceptance.
17:00 - 18:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Animationsinstitut, part of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, is one of the world’s leading film schools, offering the areas of study "Animation Artist", "Effects Artist", "Animation/Effects Producing", "Technical Directing" and "Interactive Media". This screening features some of the latest and greatest student projects realized at Animationsinstitut. www.animationsinstitut.de, www.fmx.de EIN KRÖTENLIED / SONG OF A TOAD / 2016 / GERMANY / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: KARIEM SALEH Svobodan lives his life carrying an old choleric toad on his head. An animated short about a stressed out modern human being.
BLIESCHOW / 2019 / GERMANY / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPH SAROW Tom spends every summer at his grandparents' farm, a place full of lightness. But this year is different; the two boys have to take on duties. And so Tom finds himself in an emotional contest. A story about love, appreciation and the journey of growing up.
DIGITAL ACTOR: ALBERT EINSTEIN – HUMAN BEING / 2017 / GERMANY / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: LESZEK PLICHTA The research lab at Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg brought Albert Einstein back to life.
ONE PAIR COAT / 2019 / GERMANY / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: YI LUO Jolanda and Hendrik are a couple. They have very close relationship. Hendrik is her favorite coat to put on. We see a day in their life.
FAMILY BONDS / 2019 / GERMANY / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: MARIA SCHMIDT Family Bonds tells the story of the little fox Hugo and his unconventional family to which love is more important than heritage.
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THE STEPPES OF KHAZAR / 2018 / GERMANY / 7 MINS DIRECTOR: SOFIIA MELNYK The fate of the Khazar people, as it is told by their conquerors – loosely based on “Dictionary of the Khazars” by Milorad Pavic.
DIGITAL ACTOR: ALBERT EINSTEIN – WORLD FORMULA / 2017 / GERMANY / 1MIN DIRECTOR: LESZEK PLICHTA The research lab at Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg brought Albert Einstein back to life.
TEARS IN HEAVEN / 2018 / GERMANY / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: BERND FAASS Three freaks in the middle of nowhere shoot a giant onion into space to steal gods tears.
FUSSEL / 2019 / GERMANY / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ALEX BERWECK Fussel, the friendly monster, is going on an adventurous journey to find out what's at the end of the red string.
DIGITAL ACTOR: ALBERT EINSTEIN – VFX BREAKDOWN / 2017 / GERMANY / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: LESZEK PLICHTA The research lab at Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg brought Albert Einstein back to life.
GRAVEDAD / 2019 / GERMANY / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: MATISSE GONZALEZ Some days are light and some days are heavy. On her search for something to grab on to, Rosa learns that gravity is stronger than everybody else.
AWARD WINNERS 2019 9:30 - 11:30, 14:30 - 16:30, 19:30 - 21:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Want to see the best of the best from this year's competition programmes? Catch a selection of the award winning films in this unmissable showcase fresh from Friday night's award announcements. A regular sell out so get your tickets quick!
BLUE ZOO PRE-SCHOOL SPECIAL 9:30 - 10:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Join Blue Zoo Animation Studio in the morning for a screening of their much loved episodes of pre-school TV shows including Numberblocks, Digby Dragon and more from the multi-BAFTA winning studio. Also discover how they make these animations in a short presentation to inspire young creative minds. Please note: there will be photography at this event. NUMBERBLOCKS "WRONG NUMBER" / 2018 / UK / 5 MINS It was a grey day in the big city. Detective 1 was wondering where her next case would come from when 9 appeared...
NUMBERBLOCKS "FIFTY" / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS Superstar Fifty rocks out the Numberland stadium with her shining gold guitar.
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SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
DIGBY DRAGON "FAIRY FLU" / 2016 / UK / 11 MINS Digby insists on Fizzy accompanying him to the annual Sprite Flight, despite her having fairy flu. Her magical sneezes almost ruin everything.
TREE FU TOM "AN A-MAZE-ING ADVENTURE / 2016 / UK / 21 MINS Tom and Twigs go on a quest to find an amazing thing.
GO JETTERS "GARBAGE PATCH" / 2018 / UK / 11 MINS A storm washes up lots of plastic litter onto the Go Jet Academy beach.
MAKING ANIMATED TV WITH BLUE ZOO / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS A peek behind the curtain of how animated TV shows are actually made in the Blue Zoo Animation Studio!
KOTATSU ANIMATION 10:00 - 11:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS SPEAKER(S): TAKESHI YASHIRO & SATOSHI AKUTSU
Award-winning stop motion animator Takeshi Yashiro will be joined by his producer Satoshi Akutsu to give the European Premiere of their latest work “Gon, The Little Fox”, an adaptation of the classic 1932 children’s story about the fateful encounter between a farmer and a mischievous fox, told in delicate detail through beautifully crafted stop motion dolls and intricately designed sets. Both Yashiro and Akutsu will be on hand to introduce the film and talk about their careers in the animation world, Yashiro explaining his filmmaking ethos and creative process which has led to the the creation of films such as “Dear November Boy” (2012) and “Firewood, Kanta & Grandpa” (2013), while Akutsu will go into detail about his extensive experience in the role of producer for a variety of projects. 176 176
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MOON OF A SLEEPLESS NIGHT / 2015 / JAPAN / 27 MINS A squirrel and a boy set out on a journey together to restore daylight.
BLUE ZOO ANIMATED SHORTS 11:00 - 12:00 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Blue Zoo Animation Studio are thrilled to screen a selection of unique films from their shorts programme. Every year the studio invites the whole company to pitch ideas and the resulting films all have a different creative look. Come and see what the BAFTA winning studio has created over the years with a peek behind the scenes showing how some of them were made. Please note: there will be photography at this event.
LYNX AND BIRDS / 2017 / UK / 3 MINS In a timely animated story about love triumphing over fear, two adorable birds unwittingly reveal a chink in the food chain.
THE MAKING OF LYNX & BIRDS / 2017 / UK / 8 MINS A chat with some of the BZ artists & animators who helped create "Lynx & Birds".
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GON, THE LITTLE FOX / 2019 / JAPAN / 27 MINS
MAMOON / 2018 / UK / 6 MINS An emotional, human story that experiments with the physical optics of projecting CG animation.
MAKING OF MAMOON / 2018 / UK / 6 MINS This short film documents the process of how Mamoon was made.
VIA / 2017 / UK / 3 MINS A short animated film that tells the journey of life through the use of epic, beautiful environments
MAKING VIA / 2018 / UK / 5 MINS We go behind the scenes for our latest animated short "Via" interviewing director Izzy Burton.
MORE STUFF / 2015 / UK / 2 MINS What's the true meaning of Christmas? More Stuff! A christmas animated short film with music by musical comedian Ben Champion.
MAKING MORE STUFF! / 2015 / UK / 5 MINS A behind the scenes peek at how our latest CG animated short "More Stuff" was created at Blue Zoo Animation Studio.
11:00 - 12:00 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Hazy awakenings and imaginative reflections colour a broad selection of short films celebrating the exceptional talent of young filmmakers from the South West of England. Bold documentaries, quirky animations and gripping dramas bring together a variety of untold stories and present some very different aspects of the world we live in. There is a 100 year old football fan, a daring dad with a big secret and a Squircle, who doesnâ€™t quite fit in. A challenging, inquiring and celebratory programme of short films by 16- 19 year olds from across the South West of England as part of an initiative led by Into Film and the Exeter Phoenix. CALLISTO / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ELEANOR JAMES A hazy awakening aboard an abandoned moon base leaves a young space explorer desperate for answers.
LOW / 2019 / UK / 9 MINS DIRECTOR(S): EMMA & JAMES Wren doesn't remember anything about being above. She is sleep walking through her life until Mac arrives and makes her questions everything.
THE INROAD / 2019 / UK / 8 MINS DIRECTOR: MATT FISHER When young Johnny wakes up in the back of a car out in the countryside, he is concerned about how he got there. But his situation gets worse when a man approaches with a gun.
HAVING A BALL / 2019 / UK / 1 MIN DIRECTOR: BELINDA HUMPHRIES The Bristol millennium dome's journey around the creative city of Bristol
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INTO FILM SOUTH WEST SHOWCASE
BLINK / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: MITCH Blink is Dystopian film about a boy who disrupts the system
THREE YOUNG MEN ON A BENCH / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR: DAN GUTHRIE An experimental reinterpretation of an old family photo which explores what it was like to grow up as black immigrants in a rural area fifty years ago.
BELIEF / 2019 / UK / 10 MINS DIRECTOR: EWAN FRENCH A boy loses someone he loves, he feels very lost, confused and heartbroken. But he is given the light to help him out of the darkness
UNDERLIES / 2019 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR: CHARLOTTE NIND A curious son strives to understand the truth behind his Mother's death, but does the truth really lie beneath the water's surface?
THE DAD / 2019 / UK / 3 MINS DIRECTOR(S): TEERUTHPAL SINGH PUREWALL & ZACHARY WIEGAND The Dad focuses on the life of Andrew, and how he coped with his full of bad wind and overweight dad who has a brooding dark secret that makes him kind of cool.
DIRECTOR: JORDAN STEEDS A Soft Touch is a very simplistic, short and sweet journey into the mind and imagination of a blind child. We follow his interest in paper planes into his imagination, despite his mothers concern of wasted paper!
MARGARET-100-YEAR-OLD BRISTOL CITY SUPER FAN / 2019 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR(S): ETHAN & TOM Meet Margaret Dodds, Bristol City FC’s 100-year-old superfan. Season ticket-holder Margaret talks about her unusual life, her love for the game and how sport unites people of all ages in this affecting short documentary.
CHASING BORDERS / 2019 / UK / 4 MINS DIRECTOR: EMILIA Chasing Borders follows the story of a young refugee fleeing a war zone, looking for safety. Having to leave his family and country, share the story of what it’s like to be a young refugee trying to find a home…. Based on a true story, this documentary tells the heartbreaking story of one person walking to safety.
DROPPING IN / 2019 / UK / 6 MINS DIRECTOR(S): CARY & NATHAN A young man is searching for himself and finds what he needs at the skate park…. In this emotional documentary, Nathan talks about how skateboarding stopped him getting in trouble, helped him with confidence, and drop in rather than drop out. As he tailsides across Thornbury and kick flips around Bristol, this documentary, filled with tricks, stunts and grinds, asks who are we and what can we push ourselves to do.
THE SQUIRCLE / 2019 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: ROUGE TOUATI-EVANS A person struggles to find their place in a world they don't quite fit in.
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A SOFT TOUCH / 2019 / UK / 2 MINS
MOOMINVALLEY SCREENING 12:30 - 13:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR HOSTED BY: STEVE BOX
Two episodes of the new Moominvalley series are screened exclusively at Arnolfini as part of Encounters Film Festival. Enter the magical fantasy land of Moominvalley and meet the Mameluke and the Groke! Introduction by the Moominvalley director, Steve Box. Please note: there will be photography at this event. MOOMINVALLEY: MONSTER FISH / 2019 Monster Fish: When Moominpappa and Moomintroll's 'story battle' gets out of hand, a monstrous fish comes to life and Moominhouse is overrun by a wild jungle.
MOOMINVALLEY: NIGHT OF THE GROKE / 2019 Moomintroll's mind starts to play tricks on him when he's left home alone overnight for the first time. But soon, his worst fears are realised.
14:00 - 15:30 ARNOLFINI 1 HOUR 30 MINS
Join us for this remarkable film - an evocative storytelling exploring what it means to be Bristolian seen through the eyes of the people, the artists, the place. In August 2018, In Between Time produced The Democratic Set with Australiaâ€™s Back to Back Theatre. Inviting a cast of extraordinary Bristolians to bring themselves, a simple idea and whatever props they needed. One hundred short performances later this film can now be revealed â€“ the story of a city told through its people. An elderly couple dressed as Laurel and Hardy; a new born; five women leaping about on rebound boots; a man demanding to be seen as himself not as his disability. As part of Encounters Film Festival, The Democratic Set premieres alongside artistic provocations, conversation and the stories behind the scenes in a celebration of Bristol's warmth and raw energy. Following this event, the film will be shown at Bristol MShed between 11-13 Oct 2019. This project is part of We Are Bristol, a three-year programme which brings together international artists with the people of Bristol to create extraordinary artworks and events. We Are Bristol has been developed in partnership with In Between Time, Up Our Street, Knowle West Media Centre, Ambition Lawrence Weston and UWE with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Bristol City Council.
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THE DEMOCRATIC SET
EUROPEAN SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD PROGRAMME 1 14:00 - 15:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
10 European short film festivals are happy to join forces to present you the first edition of the European Short Film Audience Award (ESFAA) : a selection of the very best European short films of last year awarded with a national audience award ! After winnning the favour of their national audience, 8 short films are now on a quest to win the hearts of 511 million Europeans! After Belgium, Portugal and Ukraine, it is now to the British audience to vote for its favourite short film ! After a one year tour in the 10 festivals partners, the winner of the first European Short Film Audience Award will finally be announced in Brussels in April 2020 and will receive a €3500 prize offered by the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium. For this first edition, 8 short films will be screened in 2 programs. Festivals participating in the ESFAA : Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium), Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival (Portugal), Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz Art (Ukraine), Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (United-Kingdom), Alciné - Festival de Cine Alcalá de Henares (Spain), Interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin (Germany), Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival (France), Tampere Film Festival (Finland), Short Waves Festival (Poland), Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands) ENTRE SOMBRAS (BETWEEN THE SHADOW) / 2018 / PORTUGAL / 13 MINS DIRECTOR(S): MÓNICA SANTOS & ALICE GUIMARÃES To free herself from a tedious job, Natália goes in search of a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, she faces the dilemma of giving her heart away or keeping it for herself.
VIHTA / 2018 / BELGIUM / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: FRANÇOIS BIERRY Serge and his four colleagues are employees in a small c ompany, which has recently been bought out by a large group. As a welcome gift, they are invited by their new employer to a relaxing day in a spa.
DIRECTOR: KORDIAN KADZIELA Beata's life is not a bed of roses. She's lonely, lives in a tiny, cluttered place in a block of flats, and on top of that, she's addicted to gambling. All of this, however, doesn't stop her from advising hundreds of other people on what to do. That's because she's a telephone fortune teller. Her life changes drastically, when one of her readings almost leads to a tragedy.
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB / 2018 / FRANCE / 17 MINS DIRECTOR: YVES PIAT In Southern Tunisia, near the Algerian border, two young brothers come across a donkey with headphones on his ears.
EUROPEAN SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD PROGRAMME 2 16:00 - 17:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 1 HOUR 30 MINS
10 European short film festivals are happy to join forces to present you the first edition of the European Short Film Audience Award (ESFAA) : a selection of the very best European short films of last year awarded with a national audience award ! After winnning the favour of their national audience, 8 short films are now on a quest to win the hearts of 511 million Europeans! After Belgium, Portugal and Ukraine, it is now to the British audience to vote for its favourite short film ! After a one year tour in the 10 festivals partners, the winner of the first European Short Film Audience Award will finally be announced in Brussels in April 2020 and will receive a €3500 prize offered by the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium. For this first edition, 8 short films will be screened in 2 programs. Festivals participating in the ESFAA : Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium), Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival (Portugal), Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz Art (Ukraine), Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (United-Kingdom), Alciné - Festival de Cine Alcalá de Henares (Spain), Interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin (Germany), Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival (France), Tampere Film Festival (Finland), Short Waves Festival (Poland), Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands) 185
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FUSY (DREGS) / 2017 / POLAND / 28 MINS
UNTITLED (BURNED RUBBER ON ASPHALT) / 2018 / FINLAND / 21 MINS DIRECTOR: TINJA RUUSUVUORI In a remote Norwegian village the weaving roads have become the subject of controversy. The documentary investigates the bewildering phenomena of car skid marks and their mysterious appearance.
MIA DONNA / 2018 / UKRAINE / 18 MINS DIRECTOR: PAVLO OSTRIKOV The life of forty-six-year-old Oksana changes when her husband Tolik turns into a seven-year-old boy. Doctors are powerless and nobody can take him back. Oksana clings to her old life, but the problem turns out to be more serious than she thought.
HOMO LUDENS / 2018 / THE NETHERLANDS / 27 MINS DIRECTOR:SANNE ROVERS Dressing up as a Viking or racing through mud pools - the playing human, actually engages in one universal game.
BAD LESBIAN / 2018 / SPAIN / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: IRENE MORAY Rita masturbates thinking about her ex and then cries for half an hour. That is how the night starts for our heroin, a young woman in a cosmopolitan Berlin. With large doses of humour and sarcasm, we will see how difficult it can be for her to fit in a new place.
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COMPASS PRESENTS/ TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
SATURDAY 28 & SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 19:00 - 22:00 BOILING WELLS, OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE 3 HOURS TICKETS / GENERAL ADMISSION: £15 & CONCESSION: £12 DIRECTOR: DAVID LYNCH / 1992 / USA / 134 MINS
In a town like Bristol, no one is innocent! Deep within the woods of the unconscious mind, beneath shadowy thickets of half-remembered dreams, within the rustle of branches lurk the ghosts of your darkest fears. The Autumn equinox has tipped the earth into shadow. The woodland holds a secret. The nights are drawing in and the owls are not what they seem… David Lynch’s masterful 1992 film offers the perfect introduction to the iconic world of Twin Peaks. Driven by Sheryl Lee’s heart-stopping performance as Laura Palmer, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me offers an achingly melancholic, nightmarish vision of an innocent torn apart by incomprehensible forces. Compass Presents and Encounters Film Festival join forces to bring you a delightfully dark evening of cinema. Join us for this outdoor expanded cinema screening. - Event Open 19.00. Film rolls 19.40. Event Close 22.00. - This is an outdoor event so bring warm clothes; the show will go on whatever the weather. - The screening is wheelchair accessible but the whole site is not. - Wear sensible shoes for safety on uneven terrain. WARNING: This film contains strobe lighting.
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER: SHORTS 2 FEATURES Since it's inception in 1995 a key aspect of the festival has been discovering, supporting and developing new filmmaking talent. This is evident in the number of filmmakers who progess into the world of features. Our Shorts 2 Features strand gives us the opportunity to revisit some of our alumni and their work. The Saturday programme consists of contemporary features from alumni that are currently enjoying successful runs on the film festival circuit.
PROLOGUE + WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT 12:00 - 14:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 2 HOURS
Screening in fond memory of Richard Williams, Who Framed Roger Rabbit will be preceded by Prologue - his Oscar and BAFTA nominated short film that premiered at Encounters in 2015. PROLOGUE / 2015 / UK / 5 MINS DIRECTOR: RICHARD WILLIAMS Greece â€“ 2400 years ago. Spartan and Athenian warriors battle to the death, observed by a little girl.
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT / 1988 / USA / 104 MINS DIRECTOR: ROBERT ZEMECKIS A tale of a man, a woman and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble. It's a world where laughing can be dangerous, romance can be hilarious, and Toons and people live side by side. It's a wonderful place you'll want to visit again and again. The chemistry is magic. The effects are astonishing. And the film is unforgettable!
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PAHOKEE 12:30 - 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 3 HOURS
DIRECTOR(S): IVETE LUCAS & PATRICK BRESNAN / 2019 / USA / 110 MINS
In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year. "Lively and rousing as a generational snapshot, buoyed by the lovable, resilient kids at its heart." - Guy Lodge, Variety "Pahokee is the best documentary I've seen this Sundance... Really good stuff." - Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter Ivete Lucas is a director, producer, and editor based in Austin, Texas. She was born in Brazil and grew up in Mexico. For the past 10 years, she has been making video art and co-directing observational documentaries with her partner Patrick Bresnan, a visual artist and filmmaker in his own right. Their latest short film SKIP DAY played in competition at the 2018 Encounters festival and won the Short Film Prize at the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. THE RABBIT HUNT, their previous film, won over 20 festival prizes and the Cinema Eye Honor.
TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE 15:00 - 17:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 3 HOURS
DIRECTOR: ENA SENDIJAREVIĆ / 2018 / THE NETHERLANDS & BOSNIA / 91 MINS
Alma travels from the Netherlands to Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. Teaming up with her indifferent cousin and his charming best friend, and high on the reckless energy of youth and the rush of adult discovery, the rebellious trio sets off on the adventure together, embarking on an increasingly unpredictable road trip through the scorching Bosnian hear tland. Over the course of the journey, Alma will learn to accept and understand herself, embracing all challenges that come her way. TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE tells the story of a teenage girl, struggling with her identity. She is neither from the East nor the West, being born to Yugoslavian parents and having grown up in a country very much opposite to the Balkans: The Netherlands. She is neither a girl nor a woman, having already discovered her sexuality but at the same time being naïve and open to the world in a childish way. She finds herself constantly navigating between opposites: New or Old, Mother or Father, West or East, fast sex or everlasting love, Masculine or Feminine, Dutch Calvinism or Bosnian Islam, iPhone or wild nature, European passport or Yugoslavian soul. Ena Sendijarević is an Amsterdam based filmmaker of Bosnian origins. She directed several successful short films including TRAVELERS INTO THE NIGHT which played in competition at Encounters in 2014. Her work has traveled to many international film festivals, including Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, TIFF, IFFR, Palm Springs, taking home numerous awards. TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE won the Special Jury Award at IFFR 2019.
17:00 - 19:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 2 HOURS
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SPECIAL BRISTOL PREVIEW SCREENING IS NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASSES.THIS SCREENING IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. TICKETS / GENERAL ADMISSION: £8 & CONCESSION: £6 DIRECTOR(S): WILL BECHER & RICHARD PHELAN / 2019 / UK / 86 MINS
Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late? In cinemas nationwide from Friday 18th October.
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A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
FARMING 17:30 - 19:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE / 2018 / UK / 107 MINS
Based on his own incredible autobiographical story, writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s FARMING follows a young Nigerian boy as he is drawn into the warped world of a racist skinhead gang in 1980s England. Enitan (Amissah/Idris) is a young boy “farmed out” by his parents to a white British family in the hope of giving him a better future. Caught between two worlds and belonging to neither, Enitan’s need for love and acceptance is exploited by the adults in his life, transforming a sweet boy into a teenage menace. Driven by themes of identity, power, love and betrayal, FARMING is rich with compelling characters: complex and dubious foster mother Ingrid (Beckinsale), Levi (Dagleish) the charismatic gang leader whom Enitan must overcome, and at its heart our flawed hero, Enitan, a lost soul desperately searching for a mother’s love as he struggles to find himself in a brutal world. When all seems lost and Enitan spirals into self-destruction, a benevolent teacher (Mbatha-Raw) offers him one last chance at redemption. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's debut feature was developed from his short of the same name which played in competition at the 2004 Encounters festival.
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ANYWHERE WITH YOU 20:00 - 22:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: HANNA LADOUL & MARCO LA VIA / 2018 / USA & FRANCE / 87 MINS
Amanda (Morgan Saylor -The Sopranos/Homeland) - and Jake (American Honey's McCaul Lombardi) are in love and want to start a new life together in Los Angeles. Will they make the right decisions? Their first 24 hours in LA take them all around the city, bringing more surprises and frustrations than expected. "a refreshingly unsentimental valentine to youthful resilience" - The Hollywood Reporter. Directors Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via are both in their 20s but were born continents apart. Hanna was born in Germany and grew up in both Paris and Normandy, whilst Marco was born in Santa Barbara, before moving to the south of France at the age of 6. After studying journalism, cinema and history in Europe, they now live and work in Los Angeles, which theyâ€™ve called their home for the past four years. In 2016, they directed their first narrative short film, titled Diane from the Moon and starring Spirit Award winner Mya Taylor (Tangerine). The film stood out in many festivals around the world including the 2016 edition of Encounters. Anywhere With You is their first narrative feature film and it premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival (under it's working title We The Coyotes). A Q&A with directors Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via will follow the screening.
KNIVES & SKIN 22:00 - 00:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: JENNIFER REEDER / 2019 / USA / 112 MINS
KNIVES AND SKIN follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in the rural Midwest, led by an inexperienced local sheriff. The ripple of fear and suspicion among the small-town residents destroys some relationships and strengthens others. This mystical teen noir presents coming of age as a life-long process and examines the profound impact of grief as the teenagers experience an accelerated loss of innocence while their parents are forced to confront adulthood failures. My favourite film at this year’s FrightFest" - Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound Jennifer Reeder's short films “A Million Miles Away” (2014) and “Blood Below the Skin” (2015) both won the top prize at Encounters in consecutive years, making Jennifer the only filmmaker to have achieved this in our history. In 2017 we were delighted to welcome Jennifer back to the festival as a member of our Jury. Her films have played at festivals around the world including Sundance, Berlin and the Venice Biennale.
Our Sunday programme showcases feature films by some of cinema’s most renowned directors whose early career short films were championed and introduced to audiences here in Bristol at previous editions of Encounters.
MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO 10:30 - 13:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 1 HOUR 30 MINS
DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI / 1988 / JAPAN / 86 MINS
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a classic tale of magic and adventure for the whole family. When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus. Did you know? Hayao Miyazaki's Imaginary Flying Machines competed at the 2003 festival. Indisputably one of the world’s greatest animated filmmakers, Miyazaki himself was a guest of the festival at a special screening of Howl’s Moving Castle in 2005. We will be showing the English language dub.
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SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER: SHORTS 2 FEATURES
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE 11:30 - 13:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: SPIKE JONZE / 2009 / USA / 101 MINS
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy named Max runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king. Wild The Wild Things Are is a frequently beguiling, evocative adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name, directed with vision and heart by maverick Spike Jonze from a script co-written by acclaimed novelist Dave Eggers. Did you know? Spike Jonze has continued to work in short film throughout his career, most famously with music videos and adverts. Encounters have screened a number of his shorts over the years, including a specially selected retrospective programme in 2011.
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SCHOOL OF ROCK 13:00 - 15:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: RICHARD LINKLATER / 2003 / USA / 109 MINS
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band. Did you know? Richard Linklater's short film Live from Shivaâ€™s Dancefloor played in competition at Encounters in 2004.
MORVERN CALLAR 14:00 - 16:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: LYNNE RAMSAY / 2002 / UK / 97 MINS
Samantha Morton is exceptional as the titular character who flees her small-town Scottish existence following her boyfriend’s suicide. Adopting his unpublished manuscript as her own, she sells it to a publisher for an advance and sets out for southern Spain on a journey of discovery. The taciturn Callar barely says a word during the film, a state of near-silence that’s effortlessly expressed by Morton and offset by a driving soundtrack of Krautrock and electronica. Lynne Ramsay’s second feature, following Ratcatcher and before We Need to Talk About Kevin, is one of the most distinctive British films of recent times. Did you know? Lynne Ramsay's short films Gasman and Kill the Day both played in competition at Encounters in the early 2000s, and they both picked up prestigious awards around the world including the Jury Prize at Cannes.
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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE 15:30 - 17:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: TAIKA WAITITI / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND / 101 MINS
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh new start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the Loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec and their dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Did you know? Taika Waititi's short film Two Cars One Night screened at Encounters way back in the mid-00s, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005.
NIMIC + THE FAVOURITE 16:30 - 18:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 2 HOURS
NIMIC / 2019 / GERMANY, UK & USA / 12 MINS DIRECTOR: YORGOS LANTHIMOS A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.
THE FAVOURITE / 2018 / UK / 119 MINS DIRECTOR: YORGOS LANTHIMOS In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone), arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
IN BRUGES 18:00 - 20:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 2 HOURS
DIRECTOR: MARTIN MCDONAGH / 2008 / UK & USA / 107 MINS
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. Did you know? Martin McDonagh's SIX SHOOTER played in competition at Encounters in 2005 and won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
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FILM INDEX #21XOXO ¿ME VAS A GRITAR? (SHOUT AT ME!) 32-RBIT 4:3 61 BEEHIVE STREET A COLD SUMMER NIGHT A MINOR ACHIEVEMENT A RIVER THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS A SISTER A WHALE'S TALE A WIDER SCREEN ABLAZE ACCUSED #2: WALTER SISULU ADALAMADRINA AFTERLIVES ALL INCLUSIVE ALMOST THERE AM CU CE - PRIDE AN SPMS STORY: I'M STILL KENNY ANDROS ANIMALS ARE YOU LISTENING MOTHER ARIPI ASPARAGUS TIPS AVA AZAAR BANANA BREAD BASTARD BAVURE BELLMOUTH BEST FRIEND BILL BIN DAY BIRCH BLACK EARTH RISING BLOOMERS BOILING POINT BOY GETS EATEN BOYS LIKE US BROTHER, MOVE ON CAPITAL CARLITO LEAVES FOREVER CEREMONY NIGHT CHIN UP CODA COLDSORE COMING UP FOR AIR CONNECTIONS CREEPY PASTA SALAD CROWLEY - COWBOY UP CUBICLE DAD DAUGHTER DIANE'S NEW BOYFRIEND DICK PICKS! DIMINISHING SHINE DISCONNECTED DONT KNOW WHAT DOWN EMBRACES & THE TOUCH OF SKIN F FOR FERMENTATION
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FALLING ASLEEP FATHERLAND FEATHERWEIGHT FIVE MINUTES TO SEA FLOW FLOWING THROUGH WONDER FLUCHTPUNKT FUCK FUTURE PERFECT GETTING STARTED GOD NEVER DIES GOLDFISH GOLDIE GOOD INTENTIONS GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC. HALF AND HALF HALF ASLEEP HAPPY ENDING HARD CRACKED THE WIND HARD ON HEATWAVE HINDSIGHT HOLD TIGHT HOLIDAY! HOPE HORS PISTE HOW DOES IT START HOW TO APPROACH A GIANT HOLE HOW TO TELL A TRUE IMMIGRANT STORY HUGO & HOLGER HUMAN AGAIN I WANT IDOLS NEVER DIE IF THIS ISN'T LOVE IF YOU KNEW I'M NOT A ROBOT IMAGES OF ABSENCE INSECURITY QUESTIONS INSIDE ME ISHA ISLE OF THE DEAD IT STARTS WITH JARRESSEY JUPITER JUST AGREE THEN KIDS LAST DATES LAUGH LINES LAUNDROMAT LES LÈVRES GERCÉES LICKALIKE LIKE ME LIPPY LITTLE GREY BUBBLES LONELY LAURA AND HER SISTER NIAMH LOVE 404 LOVE POOL LOVE THE SINNER LUGER MAKR MAKUN (DON'T CRY) MARY MATCH
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STAY AWAKE, BE READY STORY STRONG INDEPENDENT SPACE SUBURBAN CURIOSITY SUI GENERIS SWATTED SWIPED TANGO OF LONGING THE AFGHANISTANS THE ANGLER THE BACKWARD ASTRONOMER THE BONY LADY THE CHRISTMAS GIFT THE CIRCLE THE COLOUR OF YOUR LIPS THE DAWN OF APE THE DEVIL'S HARMONY THE DREAMER THE FEAR OF DRAWING THE FEATHER PILLOW THE FIRST DAYS THE FISHERMAN THE FOREIGNER THE GOLDEN LEGEND THE LONELY ORBIT THE LOVE CIRCUS THE MAGIC BOAT' THE MILK BOTTLE THE MOON AND THE NIGHT THE MYTH OF HAFTVAD WORM THE OPPOSITES GAME THE ORPHAN THE OTHER THE PROBLEMS AREN'T US THE TENT THE TOUGH THERE WERE FOUR OF US THERMOSTAT 6 THESE THINGS IN MY HEAD THRIVE TMI TOPS OF MEMORY UNCLE THOMAS, ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS UNEATABLE UNFOLDED UPLOAD TO STORY VERT VIKTORIA VISIBLE WAITING WORKING HOURS WATERMELON JUICE WELCOME TO THE BALL WEST QUESTION EAST ANSWER WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WATER AND THE MOON WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WILD LOVE WWW (THE WHALE WHO WASN'T) YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS YOU'RE FIT
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ME, MY GERMS AND JAMES MEGA SEXY ROBOT DINOSAUR MERCURIO MIND MY MIND MODERN BABEL MOGU & PEROL MOIST MORNING DEW MOTHER'S DAY MUSIC & CLOWNS MY BROTHER LUCA MY GENERATION MY MOON MY OWN KIND MY TROUBLED MIND: RYAN'S STORY NAPTHA NICE TALKING TO YOU NO ILL WILL (IKKI ILLA MEINT) NO, I DON'T WANT TO DANCE! NOMVULA NORTEÑOS O HUNTER HEART ONE DAY OPENING NIGHT ORIGIN OF MAN PAGANS PALE SAINT PALE SAINT PARCHED RETURN PATISION AVENUE POPSTAR: REFLECTIONS PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE PUB JOKE PULSION (DRIVE) QUIET CARRIAGE R.I.S.E PATHFINDER RACHEL REFORMED REHEARSAL RELATION • SHIP RIPPLE HOME ROADKILL ROUGHHOUSE ROUTINE RUTH SAMIRA SECRET SEGREGATED BY DESIGN SEÑOR SERIAL PARALLELS SERVICE SHE RUNS SHEEP SIGNKID - DUMBASS (MUSIC VIDEO) SIGNS SILENCE (CIÚNAS) SLUG LIFE SLUGGISH LIFE SMILE FOR THE CAMERA SPHERE OF EXISTANCE SPORTS DAY SQUARING THE CIRCLE
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CHLOE WICKS CHRISTOPHER MANNING CLARA LEHMANN CLEMENT COHEN CONGYING(YSABEL) LI CORENTIN YVERGNIAUX COURTNEY HOPE THEROND CRISTINA PICCHI DAL PARK DAN CLARK DAN GITSHAM DANIEL GULIYEV DARIA KASHCHEEVA DAVID ELLINGTON DAVID FELIU DELPHINE GIRARD DMITRI VOLOSHIN DOMINIK KRAKOWIAK DONATO SANSONE DORIS TÄÄKER DORKA VERMES DUNCAN COWLES DYLAN HOLMES WILLIAMS EINAR DUNSÆD ELIA PETRIDIS EMILIO MARTÍ LÓPEZ EMILY BRUNDIGE EMMA PÅL BRUNZELL ERIKA DAVIS-MARSH ERIN LAU EUNJU ARA CHOI EUSONG LEE FABIEN CORRE FLOOR ADAMS FLORENCE HYDE FOKION XENOS FOKION XENOS FREDDIE WATERS FREDDY SYBORN FREDERIC SIEGEL GARRY CRYSTAL GEORGE SIKHARULIDZE GIDEON BERESFORD GILLES PORTE GIOVANNA UTICHI GRANDMAS GREG DOBLE GUNEL GADIROVA HANA KAZIM HANNAH MCSWIGGEN HANNAH WEISSENBORN HECTOR DOCTRILL HELENA BONASTRE HUGO MOREL IMGE OZBILGE ION DE SOSA IRENE MORAY ISMAEL JOFFROY CHANDOUTIS ITA FITZGERALD IZABELA PLUCINSKA JAKE NELSON
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MARK JENKIN MARK LOPEZ MARTA MAGNUSKA MARTA SZYMAŃSKA MARYAM MOHAJER MARYKA LAUDET MASHA CLARK MAX HATTLER MAYA AV-RON MICHAEL FREI MICHELE BERNARDI MIGUEL CLARA VASCONCELOS MIKAEL TECHANE MIRAI MIZUE MIRJAM KHERA MOE KOYANO MOHSEN MEHRI DAROUEI MOIN HUSSAIN MYLÈNE COMINOTTI MYRIAM RAJA NAAMAN AZHARI NAOMI PACIFIQUE NATALIA MIRZOYAN NELLY MICHENAUD NICHOLAS OLIVIERI NICHOLAS OLIVIERI NICOLAS CHAMPEAUX NINA KNAG OISÍN-TOMÁS Ó RAGHALLAIGH OSCAR MALET PAISLEY VALENTINE WALSH PATRICIA WENGER PAUL AUTRIC PAUL HOWARD ALLEN PEDRO CASAVECCHIA PHAM THIEN AN PHILIP BARANTINI PIA ANDELL PJOTR SAPEGIN QIU YANG QUENTIN CAMUS QUENTIN LAZZAROTTO REBECCA BLOECHER REBECCA FIGENSCHAU REGINA PESSOA RHYS MARC JONES RHYS MARC JONES ROBERTO VEIGA ROBIN CELEBI ROSS HOGG ROXANA VILK RUSSELL SHEAFFER SAIM SADIQ SALVADOR MALDONADO SAM BAILEY SAMANTHA MOORE SAMANTHA TIMMS SARA KOPPEL SAUL LOTZOF SAWANDI GROSKIND SEAN BUCKELEW
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