This year we have a brand new award for the best Optical Sound short film and it’ll be a tough call with this terrific line-up ranging from documentaries about goths in Denmark, to video essays about the use of sound in film, to experimental animated music videos.
Also featuring is the brilliant Death of a Sound Man by Thai director Sorayos Prapapan which follows a pair of sound recordists in a playful, political homage to the unheard, and a portrait of British artist Lucy McLauchlan soundtracked by New Zealand musicians; Fis (Oliver Peryman) & Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu).
Death of a Sound Man
Dir: Sorayos Prapapan (Thailand 2017, 16 mins)
Dir: Kristian Pedersen (Norway 2016, 6 mins)
Dir: Daniel Cockburn (UK 2017, 9 mins)
Dir: Mirai Mizue (Japan 2017, 4 mins)
Lucy McLauchlan New Zealand 2017
Dir: Matt Watkins (UK/New Zealand 2017, 9 mins)
Dir: Emily Scaife (UK 2017, 4 mins)
Dir: Jesper Dalgaard (Denmark 2017, 23 mins)
Spring Time Old Man
Dir: Hoji Tsuchiya (Japan/Germany 2017, 3 mins)