'Somehow' depicts a line drawn lifeguard daydreaming about a former lover. It is Nishihara’s use of lines that really makes this short; the uniformly black lines intersect and interlock as sensual shapes morph and twist on the screen, giving the impression of a physical fluidity between people and objects.
"Trapped" is a five-minute long stop motion film about the journey of a man traveling through several different rooms. He meets the various inhabitants of the rooms who, due to their originalities and quirks, hinder him from getting any further. Eventually the protagonist finds his own way to continue on his journey.
African Football Shorts
Meet Dominic Pascoe, a 10 year-old boy living in Cape Town, South Africa. Dominic lives in an area of Cape Town known as "The Kraal". The Kraal is a desperately poor informal settlement known as a centre of crime situated in the Bo-Kaap between Cape Town's R4.5 billion World Cup Stadium and the city centre. Home to about 150 people, including a number of children, it is a poverty-stricken squatter camp out of sight of the tourists who flock to the Mother City to enjoy its world class attractions. Produced for the BBC by Themartist.
A domestic kitten tries to befriend a stray cat that has been taken into the household. Written and Directed by Joelle Park and Dorothy Qu Animation and title design by Dorothy Qu Digital modeling, editing, and sound by Joelle Park Music: Neko to Ohanashi (The Cat Returns) fire nation theme? (Avatar the Last Airbender) Reprise (Spirited Away) No copyright infringement intended - this is a student film solely for educational purposes!
Antonio Norales: Garifuna Guardian
In Antonio Norales: Garifuna Guardian, Walker Simon seeks to introduce in a colourful manner the culture and history of the Garifunas, a little-known ethnic group which stems from the intermingling of Africans, said to have survived the shipwrecks of slave ships, and the native Caribbean Arawak Indians. Through the lively images of a dance, Simon delves into their long resistance against domination by British colonisers on the island of St. Vincent in the late 18th Century. The film's main character is representative of the Garifunas' campaign to preserve their culture, including their own language, as the diaspora extends into the United States.
Are We Down-Hearted?
Cecil Hepworth’s Vivaphone film (an early system for matching mimed action to music recorded on 10” disc) features well-known actor, director and writer Hay Plumb singing George Robins’ optimistic 1906 ditty concerning the mischievous responses of a poor family to regular visits from the bailiffs. Plumb is assisted onscreen by a chorus of Hepworth studio regulars: Madge Campbell, Jack Hulcup, Chrissie White, Alma Taylor, Jamie Darling (“Whimsical Walker”), and Frank Wilson, who probably directed it, as the bailiff. The accompanying Vivaphone disc featured Charles Bignell and was issued in December 1910. Cecil Hepworth launched his synchronized sound system, the Vivaphone, in 1909. The device synchronised pre-recorded phonograph discs with a film picture which featured actors miming to the recording. This film from the BFI National Archive has been synchronised to its corresponding original recording, supplied to the BFI by Tony Barker. Special thanks also to Glenn Mitchell for coordinating the project and digitising the recording. This synchronised Vivaphone film has been supported by The Adam S Rubinson Charitable Fund. Source: BFI
'Fool's Mate' (French: "Le Coup du berger") is a short film directed by Jacques Rivette. It stars Virginie Vitry as a wife cheating on her husband. When her lover buys her a mink coat, the adulterous pair hatch a plan to avoid her husband's questioning of the coat's origins. 'Fool's Mate' is considered by some to be the first film of the French New Wave, or the movement's earliest antecedent. Released in 1956, the film is something of a curio thanks to a scene in which Rivette and New Wave contemporaries Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut are seen in the same room as party guests.
For The Love of Bread
A short documentary film about the new Bakery "11/11" which opened in Hanstholm, Denmark in May 2017. Kim Kjeldager left a steady, well-paying job to pursue a dream. Here's why and what happened. (Film is in Danish with English subtitles). Kim's bakery: https://www.11i11.dk/ Music credits: Kumasi Groove by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Some sound effects from loljames on freesound.org https://freesound.org/s/99430/
A short film following a young woman who decides to stop shaving. After a colleague’s leaving party at work, Nina (played by Coppin) returns home to her boyfriend Billy, but as they prepare for sleep, she realizes she has forgotten to shave her legs. This moment plants the kernel of intrigue in Nina’s mind as to how long the hair on her legs might grow if she were to abandon shaving altogether. You can read our full review here: https://www.framelight.org/single-post/Hair
Herbert Campbell as Little Bobby
Herbert Campbell is filmed here in the Biograph studio, which was situated at that time on the Thames Embankment. Campbell is dressed as 'Little Bobby' for the 1899-1900 Drury Lane pantomime 'Cinderella'. He is seated at the table in front of a large meal, with a glass of beer beside him. He eats messily, then drinks the beer in one and grins at the camera. The British Biograph Company filmed celebrities from the theatre and music halls. They exhibited their films nationally, with their flagship show at the Palace Theatre of Varieties on Shaftesbury Avenue (which is still operating today, showing Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals). Campbell was frequently partnered with Dan Leno, probably the best known of all music hall artists, and made some other films with him which are now sadly lost. Campbell was a large man, hence the comedic juxtaposition of him as a child. The film is operating on several levels, as a news item, as an advert for the pantomime and as a 'facial' comedy.