An exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 from the South West. From animation and comedy to spoken word and artist film– these bold and creative visions reflect the mosaic of contemporary life through the lens of young artists. Presented by Calling the Shots.
Dir: Alana Barnett
3 mins 16 secs
Evocative sculpture and found sound shape a medative and unnerving reflection on humankind’s relationship with the sea.
Moaning, Crying and Barking
Dir: Chris Butler
3 mins 53 secs
Moaning, Crying and Barking comically documents the struggles some people with autism face in their daily lives.
Dir: Corie Hayward
3 mins 41 secs
A teenager reflects on the feeling of two different lives in an exploration of themes of class, opportunity, choice and family relationships.
Dir: Dan Guthrie
3 mins 47 secs
Bringing together a drag king, a Shakespearean monologue and a working men’s club to create a one-take statement that challenges the status quo of contemporary masculinity.
Ghosts for Love
Dir: Fergus Haughton
3 mins 23 secs
A poetic film-collage made using 8mm and 16mm footage inherited from the filmmaker’s Great Aunt, who shot it in Europe and Africa throughout the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
Dir: Matty Crawford
3 mins 30 secs
A little boy’s imagination runs rampant, as crayon drawings combine with his bleak surroundings.
Dir: Lydia Brannen
3 mins 28 secs
An elderly woman’s mundane existence breaks down to reveal she is a patient in a virtual care home.
Dir: Marie Dutton
3 mins 29 secs
An art film that blurs the boundaries between seduction and repulsion, desire and disgust, romance and ruin.
Dir: Euella Jackson
3 mins 41 secs
In the future, a desparate man, intent on murder, imprisons three women in a run-down basement. Unbeknownst to him, the women have special powers…
Dir: Megan Domaill & Jack Powley
2 mins 34 secs
Hairy is a satirical stab at the representation of the female body on screen.
Kiss Me Through the Phone
Dir: Niamh Farrelly
3 mins 21 secs
Three ‘TV babes’ share their expereinces working as phone sex operators on adult television channels.
Dir: Kiki Nafig & Izzy Mooney
3 mins 20 secs
In this intimate portrait of family relationships and rifts, Nose reflects on the events and people that shape and define us.
Dir: James Moore
3 mins 31 secs
Channel 4 are making a film about Jay, a young man with cerebal palsy. Or are they?
Dir: Jessye Aggleton
2 mins 57 secs
A post industrial city, reimagined as a piece of mechanical installation art, moves closer to its own destruction.
Dir: Jack Edwards
3 mins 39 secs
A writer’s journey as he travels into an imaginary universe of his own creation.
In Body and Mind
Dir: Vivian Barton
3 mins 3 secs
In Body and Mind combines live action and animation to describe feelings of dysphoria, taking inspiration from the filmmaker’s own experiences to explore how these parts of a person come together through acceptance.
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