Short Film Screenings

  • Date
  • 13/11/08
  • 13/11/08
  • 14/11/08
  • 14/11/08
  • Time
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • Event
  • Film Café
  • Short Films Screenings
  • Film Café
  • Short Films Screenings
  • Venue
  • Rich Mix
  • Rich Mix
  • Rich Mix
  • Rich Mix
  • Booking info
  • FREE ENTRY
  • Box Office: 020 7613 7498
  • FREE ENTRY
  • Box Office: 020 7613 7498

Film Café

- Thursday 13 Nov 08 6:30 - 7:30PM. Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor.
Informal discussion with Topher Campbell: A noted programmer, director of films, television and theatre with an extensive experience of LGBT arts, Topher to lead the session.
FREE ENTRY

- Friday 14 Nov 08 6:30 - 7:30PM. Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor.
Informal discussion with Campbell: an award winning Filmmaker, Director, Campbell is the visionary behind 'BlackmanVision', a producer of feminist, queer and Caribbean storytelling film projects, to lead the session.
FREE ENTRY

Short Films Screenings @ Rich Mix Screen 3

- Thursday 13 Nov 08 7.30 PM Box Office 020 7613 7498
£ 7/ £ 5.50 (concs)

GIDNOS (UK)
Filmmaker: Aaron Madiot
Duration: 2 min

Film Synopsis:
GIDNOS (video art) explores the state of being outside and between familiar categories both in terms of gender and fine art. This is the personal story of transition from a female to a male body. The gradual transition between still and moving images in this video installation is a metaphor for the journey from female to male identity.

About the filmmaker:
Aaron is a queer, transgender, transman, FTM artist based in London working with photography and video. He recently finished a BA (hons) of Digital Photography at London South Bank University. Some of his more traditional photography work deals with the urban landscape but lately he has been concentrating on the subject of Sex, Gender and the underground world of transgenderism.
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Pansy Song (Ireland)
Filmmaker: Lisa Fingleton
Duration: 1.25 min

Film Synopsis:
Pansy song provides a unique insight into the mind of a pansy. This work is dedicated to those of you who feel you are the only pansy in a world of bizzy lizzies!

About the filmmaker:
Lisa Fingleton works predominantly through digital film, sound, drawing and community-based projects. As an artist/ filmmaker she has participated in numerous exhibitions and commissions in Ireland and abroad.
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Early One Summer (UK)
Filmmaker: Gary Thomas
Duration: 10.30 min

Film Synopsis:
Early One Summer is a short film about a first crush. When Dave gets to go on a camping trip with his former teacher, he believes something will happen. It does, but changes their lives forever.

About the filmmaker:
Gary has won 2007 Unltd level 1 award to make documentaries with people with Learning disabilities. His 'Early One Summer', sold to US distributors Hollywood Independents at Cannes in 2008. He has received a number of awards to do film/ documentary work that is widely exhibited.
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Overdue Conversation (USA)
Filmmaker: Charles Lum
Duration: 9 mins

Film Synopsis:
Overdue Conversation aims at the deconstruction of the documentary interview by creating a triangle between two differing individual video perspectives and the audience.  Forced to choose sides, viewers must make their own decisions on issues of personal vs. public freedoms, privacy, HIV disclosure, sexual dynamics and legality.

About the filmmaker:
Charles Lum is a New York based artist working in video using documentary and cinematic narrative, photo and performance. In 2004 Charles received an MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lum’s short video collection has been exhibited internationally.
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Romeo's kiss (France)
Filmmaker: Julien Eger
Duration: 12 mins

Film Synopsis:
How does one fall in love? It is by repeating the scene of the kiss of Romeo & Juliette that Cecile, Thomas and Jamie, hardly twenty years old, each bring an answer to this question in their own manner.

About the filmmaker:
Julien Eger created ‘Le Baiser’ (ROMEO'S KISS) in 2007.  Prior to this in 2006 Julien made a film entitled ‘Mon Cher Voisin’. Egar’s work has been shown across the world in various film festivals.
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The Perfect Man (UK)
Filmmaker: Maria Akesson
Duration: 24 mins

Film Synopsis:
The Perfect Man in a sensitive portrait of Liam, a transsexual young man in Sweden. We follow him during months of hormone treatment and see how he and his family deal with the changes. The Perfect Man has an original soundtrack and short animations inspired by a cartoon Liam is drawing about his life.

About the filmmaker:
Maria was born and raised on the West coast of Sweden. She was interested in art and film from an early age and started making films when she bought her first video camera at the age of 15. Ten years later she has an MA in Documentary Filmmaking from Brunel University, London, and is still making films.
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7 Years (The Netherlands)
Filmmaker: Bram Vergeer
Duration: 26 min

Film Synopsis:
In Kenya homosexuality is a criminal offence punishable with 7 years imprisonment. Finding a job, treating family, going out and sex are daily issues homosexuals in Kenya are dealing with. From a pastor to a male sex worker, 7 YEARS gives a voice to a group of people who are normally used to keep quiet.

About the filmmaker:
Bram Vergeer was born in Zoetermeer, close to The Hague and moved to Amsterdam after finishing secondary school. Bram completed a Bachelor in Media & Culture in Amsterdam and a Masters in Creative Development in Utrecht. Spending time living in Nairobi, Kenya has influenced much of Bram’s work. Now, moving back to The Netherlands Bram has founded the InsideOut Foundation, which aims to produce different film projects in countries that sometimes are depicted in a strange way, by the media.
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- Friday 14 Nov 08 6:30 - 7:30PM. Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor.
Informal discussion with Pratibha Parmar: award winning Filmmaker, Director, who runs a production company 'Kali Films' and a GFest selection panel member to lead the session.
FREE ENTRY

Short Films Screenings @ Rich Mix Screen 3

- Friday 14 Nov 08 7.30 PM Box Office 020 7613 7498
£ 7/ £ 5.50 (concs)

That Picture (UK)
Filmmaker: Mandy Romero
Duration: 6 min

Film Synopsis:
Mandy Romero is an autobiograhical piece reflecting on transgender identity. It uses music and reflects on the identity and roots, using filmic material from travel and specially shot portraiture.

About the filmmaker:
Mandy Romero began her Live Art career at Liverpool's 2002 Biennial in a performance piece produced by Guillermo Gomez-Pena. That picture was shown at Liverpool Film Night at FACT Liverpool in 2007.
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An Unsuitable Boy (UK)
Filmmaker: Miss Lou Panteli
Duration: 12 min

Film Synopsis:
In this comic tale set in London’s Greek Cypriot Community, 22-year old Georgia is forced to meet prospective husbands. Her widowed mother Angela, an incorrigible flirt, skillfully handles the Mr Rights from the Mr Wrongs whilst Georgia hides a secret that will put her in conflict with her cultural identity and orthodox faith.

About the filmmaker:
Lou spent six years as Writer for a High Street Bank. Bored with Corporate life, she quit her job to pursue her dream of becoming a screenwriter. This is Lou's second short film, which explores issues from within her own Greek Cypriot culture.
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Smalltown Boy (UK)
Filmmaker: Moby Longinotto
Duration: 13 min

Film Synopsis:
David has never felt at home in his small town in the countryside. The locals in his rural home refuse to accept him. As a 15 year old gay boy he's always been shunned, bullied and rejected. But now David plans to show everyone in the village that he's proud of who he is.

About the filmmaker:
Moby Longinotto studied at the Nation Film School in England where he made his graduation film ‘Make Me Proud’ which was well received internationally at film festivals and won multiple awards. Since then he has made strong narrative observational documentaries as well as television programmes for British TV.
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Private Life (UK)
Filmmaker: Abbe Robinson
Duration: 15 min 49 sec

Film Synopsis:
Yorkshire, 1952 Ruth Ackroyd leaves the monotony of her work as a supervisor at her father's textile mill on a Friday evening and secretly takes the train to Manchester. There, she meets a man on the station platform, but all is not what it seems...

About the filmmaker:
Bradford born Filmmaker, Abbe Robinson has been making films since she was 15 years old. She studied Film making at the International Film School, Wales, where she gained a degree in Film Production. Since graduating she has worked as an Assistant Director in Film and TV, and has been commissioned as a Writer/Director twice by UK Film Council and Screen Yorkshire.
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Like Father Like Daughter (France)
Filmmaker: Sylvie Ballyot
Duration: 20 mins

Film Synopsis:
Julie goes to visit her father in the south of France. He has lost a leg and lives alone in a house by the sea. Father and daughter don’t know how to communicate, they grope towards each other and sometimes make contact. They share the same desire for women. This ambiguous complicity is tolerable as long as it remains silent.

About the filmmaker:
After having graduated from the FEMIS, Sylvie turned to experimental cinema to direct her first picture. Sylvie’s intimate diary, documentary essays and the short fiction ‘ALICE’ had been a loud success in film festivals.
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Gateway to Heaven (UK)
Filmmaker: Age Concern England
Duration: 23 min

Film Synopsis:
A moving, powerful and often humorous play shot on film, based entirely on the memories of older lesbians and gay men - living as a distinct minority in a world where the majority did not even recognise homosexuality and in which lesbians and gay men were significantly more constrained, both legally and socially, than they are today. The film ‘Gateway to Heaven’ was commissioned and produced by Age Concern England as part of its Opening Doors programme.
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