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Friday 22nd April, 2016

Action Space | 15:00

A programme of inventive, often funny stories, told in less than five minutes.

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)

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