A programme that dares to delve into the real world in which we live. From the street battles of the Syrian revolution to the compelling stories of friendship and old age from a park bench in East London, this programme will give you a wonderful insight into the lives that others lead and have led.
Programmed by Tom Geoffrey
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
USA | Matthew VanDyke | 14 min
24 Hours 7 Days 7 Years
Austria | Thomas Woschitz | 9 min
UK | Rafa Pavon | 14 min
Noe Kuremoto: Muay Thai Kick Boxer
UK | Ben Tubby & Dan Tubby | 6 min
UK | Murat Gökmen| 13 min
UK | Ed Cartledge | 14 min
On the Bench
UK | Maha Taki | 10 min
UK | Alex Taylor | 7 min
£10.50 (Online) £11.50 (Door) Tickets available from the Barbican Cinema here
The feeling of loss and displacement is a subject that most fear of, it can affect the way we engage life but at times it can give us strength to start anew, without forgetting to take the path and let it lead us through the nights of sorrows. This programme attempts to delve into the lives of those that have lost something or someone but still yearn for recognition.
Programmed by Carolina Grisorio
Man Vs Sand
UK | Prano Bailey-Bond | 9 min
UK | Soledad Aguila | 4 min
UK | Claire Oakley | 13 min
UK | Christopher Smith | 10 min
UK, France, Poland | Shekhar Bassi | 9 min
France, Russian Federation | Vera Kokareva | 15 min
India | Clara Kraft Isono | 17 min
£8.00 Tickets will be available from the Rio Cinema website here.
Battling your conscience, inner demons and what’s right & wrong in a modern world can be tough. Battling with an angry mob can be even tougher. Here we explore the emotional and physical battles that we face as individuals and as a society. A programme sure to stir the senses. Programmed by The Shorts Team.
UK | James Gardner | 22 min
UK | Fergus Colville | 10 min
UK | Edward Bishop | 13 min
UK | Montserrat Lombard | 12 min
UK | Max Lowenbein | 8 min
UK | Zoran Trajkovic | 5 min
UK | Calum MacDiarmid | 7 min
£8.50 Tickets will be available from the Stratford Picturehouse website here.
Love them or hate them, you can’t deny your family.
Touching on the universal yet varied relationships that exist between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and sons and sibling to sibling. This programme of live action, animation and documentary reveals poignant, surreal and dark explorations to what happens when these eternal bonds are tested.
Programmed by Kirsten Geekie
Long Distance Information
UK | Douglas Hart | 8 min
From Dad to Son
Germany | Nils Knoblich | 5 min
UK | Tim Knights | 20 min
UK | James Alexandrou| 18 min
Kingdom of Doug
Australia | Victoria Thaine | 15 min
UK | James Webber | 11 min
Mickey & Michaela Bury Their Dad
UK | Tom George | 8 min
£10.00 Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.
Delving into the human tendencies that set us on a path to destruction or perhaps even salvation. Some path’s are put before us by others and some we ultimately choose to go down ourselves. From a bitter argument on a Scandinavian football pitch to a persecuted Ballet dancer in a Nazi Concentration camp, each story is fraught with danger, detachment and drama.
Programmed by Tom Geoffrey
UK | Ray Panthaki | 20 min
Sweden | Adi Omanovic | 9 min
Brazil | Emilia Londero | 14 min
USA | Gaston Yvorra | 14 min
A Cake For Mabel
UK | Jane McGee | 15 min
The Ellington Kid
UK | Dan Sulley | 6 min
Dancing in the Ashes
UK | Nick Rowland | 18 min
£8.00 Tickets will be available from the Genesis Cinema website here
The concept of exile has changed; in modern society exile has become a feeling. This selection aims to give an overview of the exile seen from different points of view. From conflicts between first and second generations of immigrants to the feeling of discomfort of not being able to be understood and the struggle to find any kind of dodge to not feel alone.
Programmed by Angelica Riccardi
UK | Florah Uddin | 14 min
UK | Florinda Frisardi | 10 min
Canada | Sofia Bohdanowicz & Joanna Durkalec | 9 min
The Lakino Latin American Film Festival invites you to discover the comedy, suspense, and social satire of this fantastic selection of Argentine shorts. From an Argentine Ping Pong phenomenon to the largest tin mine in Bolivia, having a laugh and falling in love.
Augenblick (Gabriela Sofía Flores, Argentina 2013, 11 min.)
Nubes (Manuel Abramovich, Argentina 2012, 13 min.)