These dreamy films go to places other shorts dare not venture. Otherworldly landscapes, imagined worlds and dreamscapes that go beyond our reality and into other universes. These films are unclassifiable and transcend genres, but always have a unique filmmaking voice behind them. Come and meet the next masters of the surreal.
A portrait of Goli Otok – a deserted island in Croatia which served as a political prison from 1948 – 1988.
The abandoned prison is crumbling, but it still holds traces of a horrific past.
Directing Award – Antonina Blazanovic
Cinematography Award – Lisa-Marie Mattsson
Sound Design Award – Claudia Casasola
In a world where everyone lives on their own planet of flowers, a man’s tranquil life is disturbed by the sudden appearance of his neighbor’s new flowers.
Nominated for: Animator Award – Rachael Olga Lloyd
I DRAW INSIDE A SHEEP
With the white sun rises during midnight, a girl is searching this young man who constantly appeared in her dreams. The problem is, she never knows how he looks like. She decides to follow the sheep she meets during her journey. The sheep slowly leads her way to this young man…
Producing Award – Ólöf Birna Torfadóttir, Bjarni Guðmundsson
CRANES, MAFIOSOS AND A POLAROID CAMERA
A paranoid late night phone call sparks a Native American woman’s meditation on nature, identity and death, in the calm expanse of a crane sanctuary.
Nominated for: Screenwriting Award – Tash Tung
An exploration of the female human experience of our planet presented through a synthesis of female voice, archival material and photomontage.
Nominated for: Sound Design Award – Jo Sutherland
A mysterious group of figures find one another in the woods. They unite in dance and, as the evening falls, reveal their true identities.
Editing Award – Roberta Bononi
Through the interspecies gaze we observe one of the most ancient and highly honoured dog breeds, the Saluki. Guiding us in love, preparing us in death and transforming us in life.
Composing Award – Die Hexen
Saturday 17 November | 6:00pm
Running time | 84 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A
Venue | The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64 – 66 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DA
Tickets | £10 / £8 concessions