A desperate teenager snatches a rich woman's handbag but in a bizarre twist of fate discovers her life is not as rosy as it seems and that they have more in common than he realizes.
It’s an elegy written for the hometown. Ping, a high school teacher, overwhelmed by disappointing trivial matters in daily life, became able to see her dead grandpa in the his old house awaiting demolished.
A woman risks everything to try and protect an asylum seeker in a totalitarian society in which all borders are militarized.
A young woman in a big nice house creates the design of the apartment while a very gloomy delivery man delivers the pizza at night. What do they have in common and how does she affect him...
Captain Powerman has been sent to our world by the Evil Doctor Itchums! He must find the Chromosphere to escape, and soon. But when Saoirse bumps into this mad, spandex-clad man, she doesn’t believe him to be a Superhero at all . . .
We meet Ditto, a fluffy plump and sleepy white cat. However, the universe seems out to get her as she tries to find the most comfortable spot to take her nap. She finally falls upon the most wonderful warm yellow cushion she's ever pounced upon. No spot has ever been so comfortable. But little does she know a fuzzy winged intruder, Monty, has his eye on it too. Monty is by no way bashful in disturbing Ditto's slumber. He is inherently attracted to warm bright spots, but you'd think he'd stay loyal to the all-seeing light in the sky...but that cushion is so goddamn comfy! Monty will go to any lengths to knock Ditto from that comfy spot, but at what consequence?
In this wordless, experimental film, a powerful goddess meets her match.
A fiery young schoolgirl would do anything to protect her best friend from a merciless bully - and stumbles upon a dark, mysterious ring with magical powers that just might make her problems disappear... The Love 愛 Project // Stories of love told without words
In wild 18th century Britain a lonely woman discovers that her menstrual cycle is of interest to a stranger.
A world-renowned, professional fly killer, named Carl, is on the cusp of finalising his latest and most powerful invention; a machine that, with a single pulse, will annihilate every single fly on this world. Whilst testing its efficacy within the limited range of his workshop, a single fly miraculously survives the death pulse. Adamant that his machine not be undermined, a chase ensues between the fly and its would-be killer. Before Carl has a chance to squash it, the fly crawls into a small hole in the wall, out of reach. Putting his eye up to the hole, Carl sees before him an impossible fly utopia; bathed in golden light and hope. Jolting backwards, his sense of the world now fractured, the fly re-emerges and lands on the blueprints of Carl’s death-machine. As he looks on, the fly redesigns his machine, transforming it into something far more intriguing; a machine that turns flies into humans…
In a UK where all foreigners are outlaws, a warm-hearted farmer discovers the unconscious body of a French man on the beach, and shelters him despite her husband's violent nationalism.
It is a project that started with a single sentence, "Hope is being able to see that is light despite all of the darkness." It is a work with the message that one day we will see the light again if we do not lose hope in the confusion of and darkness.
A magician and his girlfriend are trapped in a dystopian world after the Pandemic
A man poisoned by the existing order, trying to rebel and overthrow the order. In a dreamlike world, he tries to find an answer, to find the ultimate meaning of the existence of the world.
A $0 budget student film about A woman who talks about her dreams. They seem so peaceful and pretty, anyone would want them to come true; but not if it means her nightmares would also come true. They are horrifying.
Living in Color, a film following Adedoton’s journey of self-expression and experience.
A no budget short film shot in South Wales which is a sci fi comedy. Filmed during lockdown, an 8 year old little girl plays 3 different characters. The film sees Hannah playing in her yard when she receives an unexpected visitor, who looks just like her, but speaks a strange language and has special powers. The visitor is on a mission to save her planet and only Hannah can help.
In near future, ALI, a Muslim space pilot, is working alone on a space station during the Christmas season, because all other crew is back to the Earth for holidays. One day, TAKAKO, a Japanese girl lives in the city on the Moon, stows away in an unmanned cargo ship and gets on board the space station. Although she wants to go to the Earth to meet her father, she took the wrong cargo ship. The problem is her father is caught in the atomic bomb attack by terrorists in Japan and missing now. And none can reach the area he is missing, because the area is contaminated by the radioactive substance and the electromagnetic pulse caused by the bomb broke every electronics. TAKAKO tries to go down to the Earth by an emergency pod. ALI stops her, because the pod does not enable the atmospheric entry to the Earth. TAKAKO gives up her hope. ALI tries to cheer her up, so that he makes a gigantic Christmas tree floating in the space even though he does not like Christmas as a pagan festival for him. And he makes a large banner which can be seen from the Earth and writes the message looking for TAKAKO’s father. At the end of the movie, her father who survives the bomb attack looks up the sky and finds the tree and banner, then he calls his daughter’s name.
Set in a colourless megalopolis, 'Phosphene' follows the story of a young woman on her journey to regain her internal creativity and independence. By approaching true-to-life themes such as mental health, creative blocks, and the repetitive nature of quotidian living; viewers will watch as the protagonist reclaims her light, with a little help from a new friend.
A therapist attempts to navigate a young man's toxic relationship issues with his ex-girlfriend using state-of-the-art virtual reality technology. But is his memory reliable?
The war has settled down, but a conflict is still escalating.
It is called the Time Travelers Paradox. In which a scientist creates a Time Machine and kills their younger self. So now a man who should not- can not- exist, somehow does. That is the Paradox, and Paradoxes are impossible.
Two broken souls living in a crumbling future society struggle to move on from their scarred pasts.
Triangle, the graduation film of Peter Engelmann from the Arts University Bournemouth, is a sci-fi pseudo-docu drama exploring the dark realms of the human mind. The story follows three strangers who - based on a 1997's psychological experiment on the bonds of friendship - are about to become friends for life, separated only by 36 questions.
A young, visually impaired woman — accompanied only by her guide dog — sits in a café, reading a novel as she waits for the next bus. Suddenly, a pay phone begins to ring loudly outside. Led by her trusty friend, the young woman then experiences something that can only be described as magical.
Set in an American coastal town, Alice Featherston is having a hard time asking her crush, Dave, to be her high school prom date. That changes, however, when she meets a traveling circus clown, Sam. The two strike up a unique rapport.
Alice discovers that Sam is mute and can only communicate through writing poetry. He also possesses the unique ability to create illustrations that come to life. With his help and guidance, Alice gains the courage to speak to Dave at school. Even when things don’t go quite according to plan, Sam helps navigate Alice through her disappointments.
A coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her confidence, made only possible by the friendship with a magical, mystical but kind-hearted stranger.
Martin ventures inside a laundrette to wash some clothes. However, after falling asleep inside, he awakens to discover his clothes have gone, and everybody inside has disappeared...
A young photographer buys a film camera, after he develops the film left inside the camera he finds out a monstery image the previous owner captured 30 years ago.
James is on his own for the night, as his girlfriend is away. He orders pizza, which is delivered by a cheery delivery man named Gee. When a delivery mix-up means Gee gets fired, James takes pity on him and invites him in. But when James asks Gee what his real name actually is, he gets a response he really wasn't expecting...
In the year 2085, earth has become all but uninhabitable, and an irresolute housewife is faced
with news that her closest friends have decided to emigrate to Mars. When they ask her to join
them, she begins to challenge her husband's idealism about the decaying Earth and must
ultimately decide what she is willing to leave behind.
A twisted fairy tale with a hint of Edgar Allan Poe and a dash of Edward Gorey featuring the vocal talents of Claire Foy as the narrator.
Made during the lockdown of 2020. From the corners of a small room, comes the story of Derek and his Brick.
Derek is Isolated and torn between the love of his pigeon and a beautiful damsel. What is a hermit bachelor to do?
One day, a strange thing comes to her, who is suffering from being sexless with her boyfriend.
Directed by the french painter and film director Ariel Neo, Firefalls explores the reality of the world we live in today and depicts the devastation caused by humans on Earth. As an artist working for the cause of nature and wildlife conservation, Neo’s unique storytelling aims to blur the boundaries between man, nature and art while hoping to once again align them together. Ariel Neo wants to alert minds towards the urgent need to preserve our dying Earth and she uses both her powerful cinematography and paintings to illuminate an important question for her audience. How long can mankind run away from the apocalypse it birthed itself?
Firefalls is associated with the documentary "Behind the firefall" The 52 minute documentary allows the viewer to go the behind the scenes and to discover the creative process of a low-budget independent short-film.
A floating two-ton elephant named Edna rescues the world's water with an unlikely ally in this absurd experimental FilmPoem.
Water, water, everywhere...now it’s time to think.
In Memory of those lost to COVID19, A fully computer generated fashion film set in a CGI version of Venice's Piazza San Marco. This film is fully realised in VR 3D, Ai, CGI.
The film features sustainably conscious efforts, and a VR Vogue ball in the afterlife...
No human was harmed in the making of this film...
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Logic and imagination, fantasy and rationality. Victoria and Paula, mother and daughter. Two different worlds, distant, perhaps irreconcilable.
An unusual event will bring them toghether. Or will separate them forever.
The only surviving soldier of an eco-security force must overcome his inexperience and complete an important mission that will save his future in more ways than one.
This 90-second film was shot during the lockdown of 2020 using what resources were on offer. The crew were randomly selected from the BFI Network and BAFTA Crew initiative. None of the crew have yet met.
Cal and his friend Grace explore Cal’s past using a special ring of keys. Each key represents a meaningful person to Cal, like his parents or his friends... and when he uses a key on a door, he can walk into a living memory he’s shared with that person. Together, Cal and Grace traverse through Cal's memories to better understand why he had a falling out with his best friend Finn, and by looking through the past they hope to fix the present.
A butterfly is resurrected from a rare specimen collection and explores the ruins of an ancient civilization that leads to a mysterious underground frozen cave. In the cave, the butterfly meets the Butterfly Man, who is an amalgamation of many other butterflies. The two dance and transform between the human and butterfly shapes. The frozen environment gradually melts, plants and organisms begin to wake up around them. Eventually, the butterfly man is blown away by the wind and becomes part of the natural environment. Metamorphosis reflects my concerns about human memory of lost time. The film explores philosophical ideas about life forms decomposing and then transforming into new organisms, between dreams and reality, and between humans and creatures.
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.
Robbie and her close friend ’T’ drive out to a secluded forest and experiment with self-hypnotism. The name of an estranged friend arises and triggers memories and serpentine hallucinations.
When doctor FOX crashes into an oxygen-free and hostile planet, she has to survive with one oxygen tank.
On this planet live BOBTORS. These are small creatures with an organic and luminous bubble around their bodies.
Will Fox steal the oxygen and life of the Bobtors in order to survive or will she sacrifice herself?
Prudence and Roger meet for the first time. After asking him a series of unusual qualifying questions, we see them begin a temporary "relationship”, leading to the saving of a life and the ending of another. Pete’s Valve is a kooky, dark comedy about duty under duress, missed connections, and the metaphorical, as well as physical placement of the human heart.
In a dezhumanized world where emotions are rationed and measured by a gauge, Pipo, a factory worker falls in love with a woman sitting on a bench. He will try anything to attract her attention and seduce her with his own « language ».
Year 2065. Charly is a gray man in a world without hope dominated by large corporations, where everything has a price, even to rest without being besieged by publicity.
Charly habitually sleep in an old holographic booth, POLVOTRÓN 500, where you arrange so that nobody bothers.
One night he accidentally activated the resident sexual hologram, «Niky», without knowing that it is a new model with improved quantum intelligence …
A mysterious asteroid prospector searches the universe for his fortune. This journey takes the prospector to a place where he has to look directly at his soul and decide what he is willing to sacrifice to achieve his ambitions. Portland Oregon rock band, The Shivas narrate the prospector’s journey with a foreboding 60’s surf rock soundtrack.
"requiem" honors the passing of a single word from the heart of the poet, to the poet's lips, then to the audience and its fleeting life suspended in air. A tragic death or does that word find new life in memory?
This Experimental FilmPoem conjures a cortège for a spoken word.
In the year 2143, a young woman confronts her childhood trauma within a virtual reality therapy session, only to discover her inner demons are real.
Grumpy Welshman Derw Derw is late for an interview so the last thing he needs is to get sucked into a vortex.
A young reindeer in the North Pole gets a valuable lesson about the Golden Rule.
Ryori (Cuisine in Japanese) is a Stop Motion Animated Film that depicts an Ojizo San Statue (guardian of the wayside) coming from within the forest to have a Shojin Ryori meal. Shojin Ryori is the traditional dining style of Buddhist Monks in Japan, the cuisine is made without meat, fish or other animal products. The film animates the process of cooking with elements of change in nature. So as to highlight the interconnectedness between cuisine and the environment. The components of a Shojin Ryori meal are based on the idea of balance. The rule of five is created between five colors and flavors in a meal; green, yellow, red, black and white as well as sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. This balance in color and flavor is believed to provide nutritional balance while also bringing the body into balance with the seasons.
Seven political activists meet online in secret to celebrate their 3 years together. Then a doorbell rings...
Tom is anxious, he holds a secret in his human heart, a wing beat and a flutter and its bursting to take flight.
The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot is a tale of magical realism to be witnessed and shared. It is a tale of healing revealing how we can learn to live with the secrets of our more than human hearts.
Tom Lightfoot works as a calls operator for ‘We have the Answers’.
A call centre, which answers anybody’s questions about absolutely anything. Tom, is secretly studying for a PHD in bird migration but this is not Tom’s secret life, his secret is inside of him
This film is part of a series of films ‘Secret Lives’ combining the artistry and experiences of UK learning disability group ‘Arty Party, the film direction of Ray Jacobs and the writings of NYT best selling fantasy author Jeff Vandermeer.
It's been said that in a near death experience, you can see your entire life flash before your eyes. Memories move and blink like views from a dashing train.
'The memory scan procedure doesn't carry any risks to your health or life', Weronika has been told. Stuck between memories and reality, fiction and thruth she's trying to resist intervention to her stranded mind.
The moon, personified as a koi fish, meets the sun, personified as a dragon, in a celestial dance of movements. Together, they form an eclipse in a moment of majestic beauty.
Three interwoven stories
explore the mysterious
nature of space-time: a
weary traveler named
Andy searches for the
Bridge; a trapped artist
named Lyssa struggles to create the perfect galaxy; and an antiquities investigator named Diana inspects a dangerous work of art that infects the minds of its viewers.
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