Beautiful & Weird:
Saturday 7th August 2010 Screening 01:00 – 03:00
A selection of the very latest and best and the strange from all over the world.
Filmmaker: Harrison Wall
A sci-fi, teen-comedy musical about a lonely science geek, Andy McDandy, who builds himself a robot girlfriend to take to his high-school prom.
(4:05, Musical, UK, 2009)
Filmmaker: Jonraw, Chris Tatham
Improvisation open to interpretation!
(1:38, Silent Animation Improvisation, UK, 2010)
Filmmaker: Mark Withers, Alex Constantine
Little Red RidingGown devising a cunning plan to foil the Kings Tax collecting henchmen. Cameo from Little Boy Blue.
First place winner from the London Bridge 48 hr film challenge July 2009 where the title and genre was chosen by judges.
(5:00, Childrens!!!, UK, 2009)
Filmmaker: Sally A. Ward, Niels M. Wee
Two head together but only one brain, yet Larry and Rachel are not the same.
(8:48, Stop-Frame Animation, DK, 2009)
Filmmaker: Lee Greatorex
A man is rejected by society at every turn.
In the end the man is driven to suicide.
(7:00, Drama, UK, 2007)
Filmmaker: Mr Young
Red catches her boyfriend, Mark, cheating on her.
She leaves the scene only to reappear on CCTV and seeming to threaten the relationship of Mark and his new love, Louise.
Red, Louise and Mark all seem to have dual identities causing an eerie existence and a catastrophic ending.
(6:18, Drama, UK, 2010)
Filmmaker: Joss White
A hypnotic and abstract film about trying to capture nature and light in the camera.
(3:42, Experimental/Avant Garde, UK, 2010)
Filmmaker: Thierry Bonnaud
In 1851, an old judge is philosophical about life and death.
(5:10, Drama, UK, 2010)
Set in a secure unit for teenagers where everything is bespoke including the surveillance system.
Thirty-two CCTV cameras monitor every corridor and staircase.
This work is made using these cameras and shows a glimpse into the lives of the residents of Rainforest Walk who collaborate in the making of this film.
(15:33, Surveillance Art, UK, 2009)
A young boy ponders the enigmatic and merciless nature of terminal illness, as he becomes an inadvertent witness to the grim demise of his father.
Strawberry Shorts NOTE:
This is an in-camera edited film shot on Super 8. Super 8 is a cine-film format, released by Eastman Kodak in 1965.
Once the Super 8 film is exposed, the image recorded on it cannot be changed because it is a photgraphic film and not a video tape. Damnation is an in-camera edited films, which means that the sequence of scenes that you see is exactly as it was exposed on the film…mistakes and all! The film was not edited after it was developed. Only the credits and sound were added later.
For more information on in-camera edited films and having a go yourself, check the awesome Straight 8.
And dont forget the brilliant Cambridge Super 8 International Film Festival, a Cambridge based film festival dedicated to the Super 8 film format.
(3:29, in-camera edited Super 8 Horror, CA, 2006)
Filmmakers: Dave Lee, Classlane Media
A contemporary adaptation of Philip Larkin’s 1964 poem “Here”, the opening work of his Whitsun Weddings collection.
Behind a read from Sir Tom Courtenay, the film journeys through Hull and east Yorkshire, seeking the characters and landscapes that inspire Larkin nearly half a century ago.
(3:29, Literary/Poem, UK, 2010)
Filmmaker: Tony Hickson
A psych escapes, death ensues.
(2:24, Horror, UK, 2009)
Filmmaker: Benjamin Corless
Documentary that looks at the effect of time on our families and memories.
(1:54, Experimental, UK, 2009)
Filmmaker: Michael Byrne, Ben White
Maggot sees the intensifying misanthropy of the human condition; that we are all doomed to our own personal craving for survival, no matter what our stature.
(5:16, Experimental, UK, 2007)
A man finds himself trapped in a labyrinth of alleyways and must navigate his way to freedom.
A young heroine steps in and saves him from an Evil Cyclops, while an eye like object chases them along the alley.
A post apocalyptic tale of being lost in time and space . . .
(12:28, Experimental/Sci-Fi Drama, UK, 2008)
Times are grim but for Hector, things are about to get ghastly.
A sinister contagion has overtaken Glasgow, turning people into dancing maniacs
(9:00, Action/Horror/Comedy, UK, 2009)