WATERSHED CINEMA 3
INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS OR BUY SINGLE TICKETS
Random Acts presents an exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life through the lens of young artists.
Business is Brutal
Dir: Jack Thomson
3 mins 4 secs
The norms of business negotiations are challenged to the limit in this thrilling and energetic dance film from choreographer Jack Thomson.
Dir: Cathy Garner
1 min 52 secs
A rumination on the tension between intimacy and alienation. The film is about being too much in your head when you are meant to be in another’s.
The Blackest Day
Dir: Josh Hawkins
A dreamscape dance film exploring fragmented memories of broken soldiers. Taking inspiration from the Kendal pals who fought within the Battle of The Somme, the blackest day struggles through distant memories to re-connect to the fallen men.
Run Boy Run
Dir: Yandass Ndlovu
2 mins 16 secs
Through an expressive combination of dance, spoken word and dramatic reconstruction, artist Yandass Ndlovu explores the fear and uncertainty she experienced during a late night encounter with a stranger.
Souls in Transit
Dir: Danielle Swindells
2 mins 3 secs
This film explores the concrete river that is Wilmslow Road in Manchester. Through a rich combination of slow-motion photography and evocative sound design, the filmmaker offers an insight into the five and a half mile stretch of road travelled by over 16 million passengers each year.
Walk of Shame
Dir: Maisie Buck
4 mins 4 secs
Through one woman’s spoken word and the shared experience of many, this innovative feminist film explores the objectification, victimisation and daily discrimination of women from all walks of life, told through the voice of one bold and unapologetic individual.
Law of the Sea
Dirs: Elmaz Ekrem, Dominika Ozynska
3 min 31 secs
The story of fishermen from the Greek island of Lesvos, as they work tirelessly to help the arriving torrent of refugees to shore and how this great tragedy of our time has impacted their daily life. This animated short provides a uniquely personal telling of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Dir: Sharif Persaud
3 mins 45 secs
We follow Sharif on his journey along a coastal footpath to the theatre of a neighbouring town. Along the way, he talks about himself and what it means to have autism, while all the time wearing his favourite celebrity mask. He finally arrives at his destination where he comes face to face with his alter-ego in a backstage dressing room.
All the Busyings
Dir: Robyn Wilton
3 mins 36 secs
This film explores the sensation of being overwhelmed by the powerful yet inedible interactions between artworks within a gallery space.
Dir: Vivienne West
3 mins 45 secs
Domestic VS wild, plot VS deconstruction, human VS animal, diverse VS norm. Unsure intensity and intrigue clouds a kitchen sink drama with very obscure occupants. The film provides four examples of functioning yet warping lives.
Dir: Jemima Hughes
3 mins 38 secs
Imagination is a lively, colourful cut-out animation inspired by Matisse’s paper cut-outs. The disabled protagonist escapes from a grey street to an exhibition, where artworks interact with her as her imagination animates them, bringing movement and colour to her world.
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