There are more than 200 short films to get your gnashers into at Peninsula Arts Gallery in its Plymouth Film Showcase 2018 exhibition. Well, there are over 200 plus two to be exact.
The plus two are Peninsula Arts Film Commission prize winning films for 2017.
Diviner by Frances Scott is the winner of the Peninsula Arts Film Commission Prize 2017.
Diviner is structures as ‘a script formed almost entirely from footage found within the South West Film & Television Archive (SWFTA)’, says the blurb.
The past will repeat itself, says the the film. In fact, ‘rather than a linear experience, history itself is cyclical and bound to repeat, in which the past is a spectral, contemporary scribe to the present.’
Bryony Gillard bagged the Peninsula Arts Film Commission Development Prize 2017 for the film A Cap, Like Water, Transparent, Fluid Yet With Definite Body.
‘This new moving image work, forms part of a larger project exploring relationships between landscape, alterity, retreat and resistance.
‘The film uses as its starting point the writings of the marginalised bisexual poet, H.D and her ‘jellyfish experience’ of a period psychic breakdown, retreat and sexual awakening on the Isles of Scilly in the early 20th century, in which she envisioned tentacular connections between the female erotic body and mind.’
The 200 plus films come in the form of Playback, a touring exhibition and supported by Arts Council England and Channel 4’s Random Acts
The Playback Touring exhibition is made up of individual touchscreens -where you can choose what to watch from drama, comedy, dance and spoken word to discover the filmmakers of tomorrow.
Exhibition: Plymouth Film Showcase 2018 runs until Saturday, February 17
- Salt In The Wounds | a love letter to home, the coast and a teenage self - January 18, 2022
- Bad Beat | tense short pushes you to the edge of your seat - January 10, 2022
- Alister Malcolm | creating mood and message in moments - January 4, 2022