Here’s a very special treat to add film fuel to the Exeter Pride celebration -a screening of the Best of Iris 2017. Which means ‘a special selection from the world’s largest LGBT+ short film prize, representing the breadth of LGBT+ storytelling.’ Plus it’s free!
Brights sparks don’t just get their head filled with political news -some of them are able to create cracking films in just 48 hours, like Little Billy Matches.
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 fraught, pre-wedding tinderbox of emotion where fears are confronted and questions are raised in the run-up to that life-changing event is the setting for Jimmy Swindells‘ short film The Aisle.
You can almost taste the dirt in Daniel Bergeson’s short film Unearthed.
Amnesiac, a story of missed memory and taken chances, from director Rajiv Rao found its way into our in-box, so we thought we’d share the moody short.
The story outline is ‘strange things start happening when a young man with memory issues comes across a familiar face at a local diner’.
“Inspired by the eeriness of the Twilight Zone and the style of Film Noir, this is a film that deals with the notion of memory and perspective, along with the idea of self versus self,” says Raj.
“It may take a couple viewings to understand or only one, depending on the viewer. Just be warned, this is a bit of an odd ball but please watch with a good set of speakers or headphones to get a full viewing experience.”
“David Lynch had conceived Christopher Nolan’s Memento as a short, it might have felt something like V.R. Rao’s Amnesiac, a film about memory and its faults told with a narrative like a MÃ¶bius strip and a slew of technical effects that heighten the paranoia,” begins the Film School Rejects review.
OneFilmFan.com says: ‘Writer/director/editor Rajiv Rao chooses to introduce everyone to the universe of the weird and surreal paired with an intelligently concocted noir-ish mood/tone and visual execution in this 8-minute short film sure to leave the viewer both entranced yet oddly perplexed to the point of falling into a mildly altered state of being.’
The site goes on to give a fairly comprehensive review of the short, concluding that it’s ‘trippy, peculiar, yet absolutely engaging tale’.
Watch the flick and see what you think.
It’s not often that a short film can turn your mind to a combination of Spinal Tap and Platoon. Jam Session, a new short from filmmaker Dom Lee, is a story about four rocker friends who meet up for their regular jam night.
Step into the mysterious world of a chihuahua as it explores its environment.
The Lolly Ranger was winner of Discover Hannah’s 48 Hour film competition, 2014.
Developing a special power is something that should be nurtured, but as the webslinger is prone to point out ‘with great power comes great responsibility’.
If you go down to the woods in the middle of the night, you might just be able to make something is beautiful and other worldly as Caliginosity by Ross Aaron Oliver-Carter.
Devon filmmaker Dom Lee has been working on the Chris Hardman short film Pollen.
Working to a tight deadline brings its own problems, which is what the Exeter Phoenix’s 48 Hour Film Challenge is all about. And it’s the them behind this short called Bag of Marbles.
When that melancholy mood strikes step into the world of Thereafter, a short film that deals with loss and loneliness.
Creepy and eerie, The Red Hooded Girl is a gothic drama take on the Red Riding Hood story.
A Man and a Woman and What Happened is an imaginative and compelling short film, made within the constrictions of a 48 hour film competition.
The vagaries -dare we say mystery -of online dating is explored in this elegant five-minute short called GSOH.
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DiSPLACEMENT is a beguiling collaboration between director Brett Harvey and choreographer Emily Dobson.
Ben Sherwell‘s film of late summer apple picking with friends picked up the Porthleven Food & Music Festival award at Half-Cut Cinema‘s Local Food Global Stage film event, which was part of the festival.
Enter the weird world of Fly Cornwall, where the inhabitants feast on faeces and pasties, while avoiding newspapers and ‘zappers’.
Written and directed by Jason Gregg, Ice Dreams picked up the Dish of the Day Award at Half-Cut Cinema‘s Local Food Global Stage film fest as part of the Porthleven Food & Music Festival. [Read more…] about Summer love: Ice Dreams film gets Dish of the Day award at Porthleven
Orson Cornick‘s short film She Sells Seashells, shot in Penzance and Cape Cornwall, manages to be a charming tale that follows a young girl who may, or may not be troubled.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Blue Walnut Cafe and Cinema in Torquay from the 1st to the 5th of October 2012.
It’s always a thrill when a filmmaker makes a complete u-turn from their previous project, and Torquay-based Ed Chappell has certainly done that with Clive.