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A programme of inventive, often funny stories, told in less than five minutes. With the hilarious Croissant, by Birmingham filmmaker Louis Hudson, cringeworthy ad parody Action Man: Battlefield Casualties and quirky documentary Bob Spells Backwards, among others delights. (45mins)

Two Minutes of Silence with Bob
Dir: Duncan Cowles (UK 2016 – 2 mins)
Filmmaking is an absurd thing… Two men, who’ve only just met for the first time, sit in silence, recording silence, for the purposes of a film that was never finished.

Action Man: Battlefield Casualties
Dir: Price James (UK 2015 – 3 mins)
A Veterans For Peace UK Film challenging the British Army’s policy of recruiting 16 year olds into the most dangerous army jobs.

The Reagan Shorts – Ronald Reagan pardons a turkey
Dir: Pacho Velez (USA 2015 – 3 mins)

Croissant
Dir: Louis Hudson (UK 2015 – 2 mins)
Don’t you just hate it when you get food on your face and your entire concept of reality crumbles?

Death in Space
Dir: Thomas Lucas (UK 2015 – 1 min)
A collection of 2 second stings about the many ways to meet an untimely death in outer space.

Short Film About Life
Dir: Laila Pakalnina (Latvia 2014 – 2 mins)
Life is happening now.

Bob Spells Backwards
Dir: Josh Polon (USA 2014 – 2 mins)
Bob has this superpower he can do most of the time.

Keep It Reel
Dir: Richard Cornes (UK 2015 – 3 mins)
A short documentary about the emotion and beauty of film photography, shot on 16mm film.

All Tru-ish
Dir: Mina Mir (USA 2015 – 3 mins)
An experimental film presenting a one-sided relationship through colorful vignettes.

The Reagan Shorts – Maryland public TV interviews the Reagans
Dir: Pacho Velez (USA 2015 – 3 mins)

Life Smartphone
Dir: Xie Chenglin (China 2015 – 3 mins)
Staring at their phone all the time, people are gradually alienating themselves from the normal life.

So Red And A Little Blue
Dir: Sijia Luo (China 2015 – 4 mins)
The fragments of information scatter among the computer and Internet, and constitute the world of Red and Blue.

Venice
Dir: Venetia Taylor (Australia 2015 – 4 mins)
Josh is in Venice, Mum is in Sydney. Josh doesn’t understand backpacking, Mum doesn’t understand Skype.

Made in China
Dir: Vincent Tsui (USA/France 2015 – 4 mins)
Figurines try to imitate the human everyday life but they are facing limitations due to their toy situation.

Come on!
Dir: Nicolas Diologent (France 2015 – 3 mins)
A king’s crown is stolen: how could he possibly know that he will kill an innocent victim?

The Regan Shorts – Ronald Reagan lights the lights
Dir: Pacho Velez (USA 2015 – 3 mins)

Details

Date :
Friday April 22nd, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
birmingham, shorts
This event was part of Flatpack 10

Venue

Action Space
Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 1BD
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