SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 3
11:30
£5.00
INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS OR BUY SINGLE TICKETS
1hr
Dir: Various

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.

FILMS:

Professor Gilbert’s Guide to Artistic Objects

Dir: Lily Adams
United Kingdom 2017
2 mins 56 secs

A quiet, quirky reflection on the artistry of the everyday, shot on location at the breathtaking Russell-Cotes Museum.

Heaven Must be Missing an Angel

Dir: Rosa Galvin
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 39 secs

A part drama, part dance narrative unearthing on the themes of pregnancy, homelessness and religion; starring the trio of dancers, barely methodical troupe.

Lesley Stonker

Dir: Harry Wyld
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 13 secs

A strange space is explored by an even stranger man.

Girls Don’t Poo

Dir: Molly Denton
United Kingdom 2017
2 mins 10 secs

A comical portrait on the ͚disgusting͛ (but very normal) parts of being a young woman, contradicting and satirising expectations of female purity and softness.

Masculinity

Dir: Sam Parker
United Kingdom 2016
2 mins 17 secs

Shot in black and white, this short film juxtaposes weight training sessions with locker room confessions to ask: what makes a man a man?

Orfan Valize

Dir: Jim Smith
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 20 secs

An ordinary man with an extraordinary life, the story of the first orphan adopted out of the Romania after Ceausescu.

25 Days Of My Life

Dir: Rediat Abayneh
United Kingdom 2017
3 mins 42 secs

An animated insight into the life of a refugee in Calais.

Dinner Manners

Dir: Lucy Linford
United Kingdom 2017
2 mins 26 secs

Exploring the farcical reality of how the brand a yoghurt pot or chocolate bar carries, can be the socio-economic status determiner in the lunch hall.

Attachment

Dir: Naomi Bowey
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 22 secs

A video and sound art piece exploring the bizarre and sometimes eerie world of self-storage facilities. This film reflects on how society dictates our emotional relationship to our possessions.

String

Dir: Chris Pugh
United Kingdom 2017
3 mins 34 secs

A man is guided through his life by a long piece of string. Working on a metaphoric and literal level the film explores free will and choice..

Spaghetti Legs

Dirs: James Moore, Amy Dobson
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 30 secs

A young girl wakes to find herself surrounded by floating screens which visualise every outcome of every thought or decision she might make.

Hairatage

Dir: Aisha Sanyang-Meek
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 23 secs

The social and personal politics of black hair.

Life Cycle

Dir: Nathan Sibley
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 24 secs

This artists film draws comparisons between nature and the deserted structures that humans leave behind.

Really Modern Times

Dir: Violet Adams
United Kingdom 2017
3 mins 1 sec

A fresh, funny, feminist silent movie, bringing Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times’ into the 21st Century.


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