BAFTA 2016: British Short Film & British Short Animation Screening.

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BAFTA and the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) will be showcasing it’s ‘Shorts 2016’ programme on the 26th of February in cinemas across the UK and Overseas. In preparation for the upcoming EE British Academy Film Awards, L Ø S T  C U L T U R E was invited to a private screening at BAFTA HQ to see the ‘Shorts’ for ourselves.

 

Edmond

Edmond

Nina Gantz + Emilie Jouffroy

Samuel-613

Samuel-613

Billy Lumby + Cheyenne Conway

Operator

Operator

Caroline Bartleet + Rebecca Morgan

Prologue

Prologue

Richard Williams + Imogen Sutton

Mining Poems or Odes

Mining Poems or Odes

Callum Rice + Jack Cocker

Manoman

Manoman

Simon Cartwright + Kamilla Kristiane Hodol

Over

Over

Jörn Threlfall + Jeremy Bannister

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Edmond

Nina Gantz + Emilie Jouffroy

UK / 2015 / 9 Mins

‘A misfit felted character slipping seamlessly through the floorboards into the past and delving deep into his own psyche. A journey of self discovery.’

Acting as Nina Gantz’s graduation video and produced by Emilie Jouffroy. ‘Edmond’ has been dubbed a story of ‘all consuming love’, articulated in it’s quirky storytelling and emotive visuals. The short has already received critical acclaim in the form of a ‘CANAL+ Creative Aid Award ‘ and ‘Best Film‘ at the 2015 Annecy Festival.


Samuel-613

Billy Lumby + Cheyenne Conway

UK / 2015 / 15 Mins

“The story of Shmilu. a Hasidic Jew in crisis, torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London”

A 23 year old Shmilu (Theo Barklem-Biggs) is divorced and struggling to grasp the bridle of adulthood. His mind is in constant conflict with his heavily rooted traditions within his close knit community and the seductive nature of the ‘outside world’. He smuggles in porn magazines and interacts with non-Jewish girls on social media, something that is heavily frowned upon by his family. Which leads to an almighty argument and him leaving his family home. Believing he has finally found freedom he sates his forbidden appetite for alcohol, bacon and women. He begins to free-fall in a downward spiral of hedonistic whimsy.


Operator

Caroline Bartleet + Rebecca Morgan

UK/ 2015/ 6 Mins

“Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma’s life in her hands.”

From director, Caroline Bartleet and producer, Rebecca Morgan comes the short, Operator. It’s success within the industry has been gaining momentum within the industry, only rivalled by it’s unrelenting pace at storytelling. It has been selected by the BFI London, London Short Film Festival and La Femme International. No doubt due to it’s resoundingly strong female castings and crew, with Kate Dickie being a sole onscreen presence whilst conversing with a frantic Vicky McClure on the telephone. It provides a snap shot into the hectic and emotional daily toil that rescue switchboard operators face.


Prologue

Richard Williams + Imogen Sutton

UK/ 2015 / 6 Mins

“A young girl witnesses a battle to the death.”

The creation of a two-time Oscar Winner, Richard Williams, know for his previous works;  A Christmas Carol and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. A man who needs no introduction from his seemingly effortless expertise in the field of animation. ‘Prologuedepicts a barbaric fight to the death between two Spartan’s & Athenians, that has been witnessed by a young girl. In a trailer, Williams discusses his intentions of the ‘short’ being a segment of a larger project.


Mining Poems or Odes

Callum Rice + Jack Cocker

UK / 2015/ 11 Mins

“Robert has put aside his tools for pen and paper”

The documentary style short, created by Callum Rice has received recognition in the form of the Scottish BAFTA’S in November and more recently at Sundance Film Festival. A celebratory reflection of writer, Robert Fullerton. An ex-shipyard welder that turns his talents to writing. His reflective poetry discusses his journey to contentment, exchanging the tools of his trade for pen and paper. The inner conflict of mining and writing is both compelling and emotive.


Manoman

Simon Cartwright + Kamilla Kristiane Hodol

UK / 2015 / 11 Mins

“When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.”

From the collaborative team,  Illkley born, Simon Cartwright collaborated with producer Kamilla Kristaine Hodol to create Manoman. Through utilising an effective combination of rod marionette puppets and computer animation. We see the manic and hilarious tale unfold after the tightly wound Glen enrols in a ‘Primal Scream’ class, embracing his deeper animalistic instinct and unleashed a primitive inner self.


Over

Jörn Threlfall and Jeremy Bannister

UK / 2015 / 14 Mins

“What has happened in this quiet, unassuming neighbourhood? A murder, an accident, a hit and run?”

Since the likes of Memento and Irreversible, countless films have tried and failed to utilise the effect of ‘reverse time chronology’, until now. Whilst Over employs the device as a non central method of story telling, it serves to provide an inspiring end. Jörn Threlfall limits the camera angle to a mere nine wide shots of a suburban setting over a period of 24 hours. A body is found by an unsuspecting man walking his dog and subsequently investigated by police. The body is then secreted away by authorities, leaving nothing but a bouquet of flowers. Playing on the idea of how little impact a singular life can make, an unapologetic jab to the nature of life itself.


The BAFTA’s will air tonight, where the winner of the ‘Shorts 2016‘ will be announced on BBC One at 9pm. Happy Valentines Day!

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