Friday 31 May 2013: Screening 21:30
Filmmaker: Katie Goodwin
An animation made from the original film leader (the bit that only the projectionist sees) to the the 1939 film ‘Wizard of Oz’, one of the first technicolour films ever made.
Starting in the drab real world of Kansas in black and white, it suddenly converts to colour as Dorothy finds herself in the Land of Oz. Apparently the 1939 audience audibly gasped at that moment.
This animation is an attempt to celebrate and look back at that moment in cinematic history from another juncture in cinematic technology, as celluloid becomes obsolete to the pixel.
(3:30, Experimental, UK, 2011)
Filmmaker: Will Herbert
On a cold night in a leafy Stockport road, one man embarks upon a quest to return his girlfriend’s belongings, with the help and support of his (trusted?) companion.
(6:57, Comedy, UK, 2012)
Filmmaker: Simon Nunn
A short film exploring the isolated life of the filmmaker’s older brother.
He is a character who is detached from reality.
Using his Xbox, marijuana and the internet as tools to escape everyday life and convinced by the internet that the Third Kind will show up in the new year, he waits patiently at home for their arrival.
(10:04, Documentary, UK, 2013)
Filmmaker: Stella Salumaa
Sleepwalker is about the blending of day- to-day reality and night, and how they affect each other.
It depicts a girl who cannot sleep well because her daily life pushes itself into her dreams. Due to this, she is tired during the day because her night life tends to influence her work and other daily activities. Her days and nights blend into one.
(6:19, Animation, ES/IN, 2012)
Filmmakers: Mohammad Farahani
Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind?
(5:04, Drama, IR, 2013)
The story of a small boy in the besieged city of Leningrad.
(15:00, Drama, RU, 2012)
Filmmaker: Carlo Ortu
A lonely man goes to extreme lengths to get a hug from his grand-daughter.
(6:42, Comedy, UK, 2012)
It’s another endless, sleepless night. You are caught in a cycle and weighed down, until something heavy and strange approaches…
(3:47, Animation, UK, 2012)
Filmmakers: O’Shea & O’Gaukroger
Some act coy, some act aloof, these two act like spring has sprung…
(2:07, Comedy, UK, 2012)