Review of Robert Grieves’ multi-award winning animation about creativity and community overcoming mass production.
Review of short film Blue Monday, about a woman trying not to celebrate her birthday. Written and directed by Charles Chintzer Lai.
Review of the short documentary Kerry. Directed by Kyle Dunbar, a young man tells how he left a life of crime for Muay Thai.
A mesmerising animated short film about artistic expression and the frustration that comes with creation.
Distraction tells the story of a post-rehab writer struggling to finish a script for a boss he hates, and instead picking up a prostitute. Writing is always easier with a prostitute!
The Bird is a beautifully composed short film which deftly engages with how the fallout of a loved one’s death can impact on those left behind, in often very contrasting ways.
Stalker’s Mark is a horror film based on an alarming kidnap statistic. With a frantic soundtrack and first person camera, it puts us in the mind of a kidnap victim.
Jamie Short’s visually arresting short film presents a lucid dream which takes an office-worker away from his mundane life.
Bendito Machine IV is the latest in a series of short films about a primitive, clumsy species that rely on machinery. It tells a wordless story about petty tyrants and environmental dangers in stunning animation.
Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland bring 1970’s New Zealand to life with their 2009 short film about a gutsy, wannabe boy wonder whose archenemies are the playground bullies who harass him.
Old Fangs is an Alexander Payne-esque road trip, animated with a rich, warm, autumnal colour palette that softens the darker elements of the story. It’s Wes Anderson meets Vincent Van Gogh.
Human Beings is a beautifully shot, post-modern fable that links various animal attributes to typical coming-of-age archetypes.
In Stephen Irwin’s crass yet touching surrealist short film about a pyromaniac bear acting out in the wake of his mother’s death.
Witty and sardonic, Resting gives us an insightful, tongue-in-cheek look at the everyday lives of three actors as they deal with the tedium of their temp jobs.
Abomination is a short film about a young man, Tom, who finds himself torn between his sexual identity and his religious beliefs.
The myth of a mysterious creature inhabiting the Woodhouse Nature Reserve has a profound effect on the lives of several Londoners in this fast-paced modern fairytale.
Shift is a beautifully choreographed dance short film, showing an office worker escaping into his mind to an ever-changing score.