An Actor spends 40 magical weeks with the Iconic Director Federico Fellini on the set of Roma.
A film following ultra runner Huw Jack Brassington, as he attempts to run the notorious Paddy Buckley round.
The Paddy Buckley Round is a 100km fell running challenge that takes place in the mountains of North Wales. Those who are brave enough to take on the challenge, climb 8000 Metres over 47 of Snowdonia's highest mountains. All who attempt it want to break the magical 24 hour barrier, as does Huw Jack Brassington. But when a massive summer storm hits Snowdonia this already monstrous challenge becomes almost impossible. As Huw battles against the weather he has to push the boundaries of his strength, endurance and determination further than he's ever done before.
Seven years after their father's suicide, siblings Anna and Henrik Dahlbring meet to discuss their father and his impact on their lives.
An experienced Silicon Valley engineer who has dedicated his life to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for over a decade felt confused and concerned about his future after realizing the rapid evolution of AI. Therefore, in order to find his potential in nature, he joined an international trekking expedition through the mysterious Caucasus region. Being inspired and protected by Natural Intelligence, he started a new AI journey exploring China, the UK, and the USA.
The most honest film I've ever made.
"A.WAY" is a journey into lost memories of youth, purely constructed with archive material. A nostalgic reverie that transitions into a feeling of melancholy and unease. The beauty of life and the fear of death as a universal sentiment.
Barney Lee, a 19 year old man, was diagnosed with a relatively unknown condition called Hereditary Neuropathy with liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP). The condition leaves Barney in regular states of paralysis and meant he has been unable to work. To raise funds and awareness, Barney decided to walk the entire coastline of Great Britain.
Our film follows the stories of two resilient Welsh families, as they seek to put a challenging year behind them by running in the first-ever 'virtual' Nos Galan Road Race. But, without the crowds there to cheer them on this year, they’ll have to dig deep and remember their reasons for running if they hope to finish the race and add their names to the Nos Galan legend.
The blue candle of the title is a metaphor for Earth, with the flame representing the fragility of humanity resting on the planet. The best thing to do with a candle flame in danger of blowing out is to use it to light another while there is still time. Hopefully the flickering flame of humanity will burn bright through the universe before it can no longer burn on Earth.
Border-Ball chronicles Joel Tauber’s 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. - Mexico border. He walks, repeatedly, from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, along the Border Wall, to the Otay Mesa Detention Center—and back. People share their thoughts and stories. They play catch. They hug. And Tauber continues walking, praying that things will change.
2019 in the Rhymney Valley, South Wales. An imaginative team of eight-year-old boys rewrite the ancient welsh legend of King Arthur. Drawing inspiration from their own lives, theirs is a distinctive and playful take on this timeless tale of self- discovery.
The inhabitants of Campiglia d'Orcia, a little village in Tuscany (Italy) speak about their life during the recent lockdown due to Covid 19. A project shot entirely with mobile phones.
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2021 has been a wondaful festival, featuring over 300 films from Wales and around the world. As the festival comes to a close it is time to announce the Awards for each of our 15 categories.
Under Paris' glittering Eiffel Tower, undocumented Senegalese migrants sell miniature souvenirs of the monument, to support their families back home.
Far from their loved ones and hounded by the police, each day is a struggle through darkness in the City of Lights.
This is a political documentary that joins forces with Activist Jeremy Ornstein to document a new voice in America's youth movement.
Stefano & Laura invite five prominent activists to New York City. Each has a unique, diverse, personal connection to recent national events such as the school shootings in Parkland, Florida to Black Lives Matter in America to the Green New Deal.
February 2020 was the wettest month ever recorded in the UK. What happens to whole communities that have been flooded and families left homeless when all the news cameras leave? We delve into life in the aftermath of a flood through the lens of a global pandemic. As climate change makes flash flooding like this more frequent, what does the future hold for these people?
Garden Shark breaks through the hopelessness and loss of a dementia diagnosis by giving people living with dementia and their caregivers a new way to connect and find joy. It explores improv’s ability to teach people to live in the moment, communicate, and learn to laugh in spite of their struggles. Garden Shark highlights couples’ individual experiences and shows how beautifully partners living with dementia respond to the risk free, playful and hilarious environment created by Inside Out Theatre’s Village Improv for Alzheimer’s program.
'A Greenlander' follows Pierre Auzias (66) a French Painter fully integrated in Uummaanaq, a settlement 450 miles north of the arctic circle in Greenland.
Pierre speaks Greenlandic, travels by dog sled and teaches art therapy to neglected children.
After 14 years in Greenland, Annie, Pierre's partner, retires from her position as the town Doctor and returns to France. Pierre then spends an agonising 9 months in limbo, waiting to find out if the Danish Authorities will grant him citizenship.
The documentary ‘Harbour Lights’ tells the remarkable story of the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild and the lives of seafarers at a time when the maritime industry was the lifeblood of global connection. It focusses on Melbourne’s iconic Mission to Seafarers building, its connection to the First World War and to a unique community of ships crew and volunteers.
Lily has been homeless for a year and a half. We gave her a phone to tell us her story.
Nominated for a 2021 Oscar®, HUNGER WARD is the third film in the Refugee Trilogy by 2x Oscar® & Emmy® nominated director Skye Fitzgerald. Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two women health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they work to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine. With unprecedented access within a sensitive conflict-zone, HUNGER WARD reveals a world of bravery and commitment-to-care for war-stricken children amidst desperate need.
Based on a true story.
Trapped in a life of endless fear, one girl tries to explain a life caught in County Lines crime. Exploited by the people who befriended and too scared to tell the ones who love her.
“I Want to Breathe Sweet Air,” with acclaimed poet Lucy English, is a visual and aural indictment of careless land development and the impact of climate change on the natural environment, incorporating footage shot specifically for this project, as well as a vast library accumulated by Outlier Moving Pictures during seven years of documenting environmental destruction.
This film work of a flowing river and the crystal ball, in which it is reflected, visualizes two dimensions that are connected but are in different phases through the relationship between reality and its reflection. The river reflected in the glass ball creates a mirage-like image floating on reality as it is repeatedly reflected in the sunlight and disappearing.
The first ever documentary exploring the interconnectedness of fashion and interior design. Interior Motives delves into the exclusive industries and prominent minds of today’s most influential figures in fashion and design melding the industries into one core expression.
I want to live freely like a stray cat. I want to sleep like a cat. But my human bed is made up of sturdy buildings. When I'm full of cats, I sleep there. If possible, Bill should be as soft as their tails.
How Keith Eldred came to own a former nuclear weapons storage site in East Anglia.
A touching and hopeful film about a medevac helicopter pilot who found peace within himself and with his mortal enemies when he tries to build a peace garden at the Khe Sanh Combat Base where he stationed during the Viet Nam war.
Moorhens: A Survival Story follows one of Britain's most common wetland birds, the Moorhen. Focusing on a single Moorhen family and their struggles to raise chicks in a diminishing environment.
Muscle Warriors is an informative and inspiring documentary that demonstrates how living with Muscular Dystrophy can affect an individual’s mental health. However, the film highlights that playing powerchair football supports the players' well-being, by helping to build friendships, confidence and enabling the players to achieve through an inclusive sport.
"Beautiful on every level. A tremendously powerful and moving hymn to a people’s determination to survive” - Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brazil, 12 Monkeys, The Fisher King)
"This fearless film - a bracing, haunting experience ... beautiful and profound - essential viewing, demanding to be watched" - PORT Magazine UK
"Masterpiece" - Scénema
“A charismatic young indigenous rapper is the moral center of this searing movie. Haunting music. Powerful images. An amazing piece of work. This is courageous movie-making. See it!”
(dir: Little Shop Of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Indian in the Cupboard)
In the middle of an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe a young poet raps in the forest.
My Blood Is Red is a music documentary with a very dark heart. It follows the fortunes of a young indigenous rapper as he tries to make sense of the violence being meted out against his people. His name is Werá and his lyrics are fuelled by the anger and sadness he feels, confronted by the state-condoned genocide of the disenfranchised indigenous of Brazil. On his journey he is adopted by Criolo – one of Brazil’s most famous music artists and godfather of Brazilian hip-hop. He’s also comforted and counselled by Sonia Guajajara, the internationally recognised indigenous leader and charismatic figurehead of the indigenous struggle.
Driven by beats and lyrics we descend into a world of official violence and end up at the largest assembly of indigenous people in Brazil – a demonstration against the government’s barbaric policy of arming farmers, loggers and miners. Thousands of painted and feathered indigenous people – men, women and children – hurl coffins at the Senate building and are repelled with tear gas and rubber bullets.
So actually, this is a film about genocide. And one young artist's response to it.
Because we present as a music documentary we are able to carry this message of the indigenous struggle to commercial and world-music audiences that otherwise might never hear of it. That is the power and the duty of the documentary form – to take an audience on an emotional journey that leaves them with a deeper understanding of the variety, and yet also the shared space of the human experience.
Like Werá says: “We are all Guarani Kaiowa”.
He’s still rapping in the forest today …
As it burns down around him.
What does it mean to live a good life? This elegant, meditative animation – narrated by Yale University’s Miroslav Volf – asks this crucial question as we follow a young woman who, as she pursues her dreams, risks becoming detached from the world around her.
Irish American Poet Merv Nickleman and his good buddy Denisa Formánková discuss her experience and insights as a Bee Keeper while watching her fascinating, close up Bee footage. We are calling this our "bee on the hive" documentary rather than a fly on the wall documentary! The lovely Denisa is the inspiration for his poem My Honeysuckle Beekeeper which Merv also reads. Filmed entirely on Smartphones, HUAWEI P20 Pro smartphone.
I'm a wedding videographer, my Nan was a registrar for the majority of her working life.
So, I sat down with her one afternoon, asked her some questions about her career, her thoughts on marriage itself, and for a retelling of some standout memories.
People in south west England are complaining about noise pollution from a shadowy helicopter training academy. Declassified UK investigates who is learning to fly in Cornwall, and finds a disturbing connection with human rights abuses in Nigeria.
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Not Worth Killing is a documentary short that tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Sister Lillian Oliver, IHM, and Mitchell Rutledge, a convicted murderer serving life without parole in an Alabama state penitentiary. It is a story of one man's transformation and the immense impact and influence one person can have on another's life.
Horses for us, Kazakhs, have always been symbols of drive and victory. The story of the Soviet conquest of Olympus began with the legendary Absent. And now there are people and horses in Kazakhstan who are ready to storm the Olympic heights.
Pindari Glacier, a part of Himalayas is facing a retreat due to climate change. Two localities from Khati village trek through difficult terrains to locate it.
In absolutely no man's land, they encounter an unspoken conversation with the mountain itself.
A postmodern swiss-tyrolean ensemble ventures into remote mountaineous regions, embracing the sonorous variety of local vernaculars. A poetic road movie with stunning shots and an emphatic approach to a new alpine aesthetics.
A glimpse into the mind of a young dancer as she navigates Manhattan to get to an important audition.
- A film about identity, mental health issues and healing one’s soul
It’s dawn. Wearing a backpack, Erik looks out over the neighborhood where he grew up. He bends over to pick up a stone (for good luck). A soulful journey awaits, months of trekking to a far corner of the world, Cape Finisterre. Erik works for the Church of Sweden as a cleaner. He’s unhappy with his job and his mental health is strained. To break the vicious cycle of depression along with answers to his inner turmoil, he embarks on a pilgrimage to find direction. This trek is a perfect opportunity to reflect on his life.
Erik was born female, but from an early age he felt trapped in the wrong body. When he was 18, he began his transition with hormone treatments and surgery. After meeting Martyna, the love of his life, thoughts of what makes a person a real man weigh on his mind. He struggles with body dysphoria - would he ever be able to accept himself? Suppressed memories resurface. Troubling incidents from the past: bullying at school, years of sexual abuse.
Anxiety and depression have left him too ill to work, but a new door opens as well – a journey beyond his wildest dreams.
Prince of Dreams was filmed over the course of 10 years, beginning when Erik was 17. Though it deals with serious issues, the film is also alive with humor and with love.
A tribute to the artist Ilyas Kassam, capturing the visceral and meditative process of creation. Known for his large, sculptural works, filmmaker Daniel Fazio is invited to witness Ilyas in the studio environment.
We see Ilyas express his physicality onto the canvas, drawing inspiration from the organic movements typified by Isadora Duncan. Ilyas also recites one of his own poems over the visuals, reinforcing the omniscience of the written word and the importance it has as a figurative symbol in his work.
As he moves in and around the canvas, the camera joins him, filling the negative space. Eventually camera and artist move as one, with the filmic qualities mirroring the artist and his movements. The camera becomes part of the performance, the medium of the interplay between these two visual artists, tangled in a creative embrace.
Logline: ‘RISS’ is a candid, mixed media exploration into the life of newly-Olympic pro surfer Carissa Moore, peeling back the layers and exploring her sense of purpose.
Synopsis: In his new film ‘RISS’, Hamblin captures an animated vignette of pro-surfer Carissa Moore. She was the youngest ever World Champion and a talent that has gone on to win four world titles. Her success has met challenges along the way, which forced her to reassess her goals and understand what truly makes her happy. At her core, she is driven by love; to give and receive love, which she defines as Moore Aloha (more love). He captures a raw and electric look behind the curtain of a high-class competitive surfer. This film hangs out with Carissa during her 2019 competitive year, where for the first time in three years she is back in the title race, happy and focused.
Hamblin’s drive for both style and substance has set his work apart from most sport documentaries, which often include archive footage on repeat. Hamblin uses mixed-media to not only inform but entertain even the non-surfers of the world. It’s about telling a story, be it real or fiction, in a revolutionary, thrilling and visual way.
This film was taken in solitude on mountain roads which had been inherited secretly from a distant past by mountain worship in Japan.
The images are presented along with haikus from 400 years ago, Edo period in Japan-, which were written along almost precisely the same mountain path as in the film.
Kumarajiva (344-413 AD) is a giant in the history of Chinese culture. He is a well-known thinker, Buddhist scholar, philosopher and translator. He translated 35 classics, 294 volumes, including The Great Prajna Sutra, The Essay Prajna Sutra, Saddharmapundarika-sutra(The Lotus Sutra) , and The Diamond Sutra . Without violating the fundamental principles of Buddhism, Kumarajiva is good at using Chinese words, so that his sutra translation are brilliant and vivid. Being elegant and profound, it is an indispensable part of Chinese literature which creates a new realm for Chinese culture. The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva is an animated feature film that uses Kumarajiva's life experience as a clue to outline the history of the magnificent and expansive Silk Road (Qiuci-Liangzhou-Chang’an), showing Kumarajiva’s unique personality charm and indomitable spirit. The art style of the animation is based on the Kizil Grottoes style and color language which have been thoroughly studied and analyzed. At the same time, the chief creators also studied important historical documents such as the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties, Dunhuang frescoes, and extracted common characteristics and special features from them. After converting the contemporary cultural phenomena to modern modeling languages, they applied them to the creation of animation works.
The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva project won the Animation Project of Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Excellence Project in 2017. This project is led by the Visual China Collaborative Innovation Center of China Academy of Art and is jointly created by the School of Film and Animation and the Rock Painting Research Institute. It intends to give full play to the artistic advantages of the School of Fine Arts and integrate the disciplines of fine arts and drama and film. The joint creation takes full advantage of the two disciplines to show the magnificent and legendary life story of the cultural giant Kumarajiva in the form of multimedia animation art, in order to convey the profound, detailed and subtle aesthetic charm of Chinese cultural thoughts, highlight the oriental artistic conception, and strengthen the unique aesthetic characteristics of the Chinese national culture. After going to India, Qiuci, Dunhuang, Xinjiang and other places for investigation and researching, collating, sorting out and compiling the biographies of the main character " Kumarajiva ", the project creators began to concentrate on creating The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva in September 2017 and finally completed it, a nearly 20-minute animation, at the end of 2019. In 2019, the film was selected into "The Great Tide" of the 14th Art Exhibition of Zhejiang Province and the 13th National Art Exhibition – To Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China.
“I never normally ask for help” – a short film how a social media plea helped a small Welsh business survive lockdown.
Tower Memory Arcade Video shares the memories of people who attended, supported and enjoyed the Tower Ballroom in Birmingham.
The video features graphics, photographs and footage in an experimental arcade style format. By passing from level to level, the audience gets to experience a time vortex of feelings, events and emotions from the Tower Ballroom, past and present.
The film records a day of Akebaierjiang, an Uyghur young man living in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China, whose life shifts between a passionate popping dancer and an ER doctor. This film aims to present the struggle and balance between being responsible for a steady job in a real life and pursuing a dream.
The Welshman is the story of an impassioned young man who, frustrated by the impending building of a reservoir to serve the industry of Merseyside, finally decides to take action when the construction threatens the loss of a small mountain community.
A young and successful lawyer from Chicago is questioning if what he does is meaningful enough. He decides to follow his internal call and try to become a priest. Only then he discovers what his true purpose in this world is.
Who won the war is a short documentary weaving interview, archive and animation to tell the remarkable story of a Hiroshima survivor.
In 1956, orphaned and partially blind, Takashi was invited by the American Government to the United States to “regain his health”. A second grader when the atomic bomb dropped, with six members of his family dead of radiation poisoning, Takashi embarked for the U.S. at 18.
As soon as he landed in California, Takashi realized that he had been identified as an eligible subject for experimentation undertaken by the ABCC (Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) to understand the effects of intense radioactive energy on the human body.
Takashi's story is different from many other Hiroshima survivors. It is the journey of an angry young man whose misfortunes begin right after the Hiroshima bombing. It's a story of revenge, and acceptance of the past.
Bill Clinton’s strange legacy as President of the United States and ringmaster of the 1990s is a confounding mess of public amnesia, nostalgia, and scorn. WILLIAM JEFFERSON WILDERNESS is a personal exploration that legacy, and of the tangled process of consigning a former political hero to history.