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The Best Short Films of the 2019 London Film Festival

Film Festival

15th October, 2019

Painstakingly picked from hours of eclectic viewings, these are our favourite short films from the 2019 London Film Festival.

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How a Confrontational Conversation Inspired Dal Park to Explore Communication Issues in her RCA Grad Film

Live Action

1st October, 2019

Dal Park joins us to discuss how a failed attempt to interview her Grandma about her life led her to create her RCA animation 'West Question East Answer'.

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Meg & Dia: American Spirit (Director’s Cut)

Asides, Music

12th September, 2019

A robotic camera goes postal on the set of a music video in Saman Kesh & Justin Daashur Hopkins' high-concept music video

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The Sacred Dances & Sketchbook Drawings Behind Lottie Kingslake’s Rhythmic RCA Short ‘So I Danced Again’

Animation, Premiere

12th August, 2019

Animator Lottie Kingslake joins us to discuss how YouTube videos of a dance practiced by followers of mystic Gurdjieff led to her own creative journey.

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Gravediggers & Monogamy: Things get Surprisingly Deep as we Dive into Tim Keeling’s Mysterious Short ‘Two Puddles’

Live Action

26th July, 2019

"The Puddles act as a kind of catalyst to articulate separation" - writer/director Tim Keeling discusses his enigmatic six-minute short 'Two Puddles'.

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Tomas Ramanauskas Helps us Come to Terms with Life on Earth in Existential Western ‘After Death, Before Hell’

Animation, Premiere

24th July, 2019

Director Tomas Ramanauskas joins us to discuss his existential short 'After Death, Before Hell' - a comedy about making plans in life.

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Art, Food & Film Combine as Andrea Marini Pays Tribute to Chef Massimo Bottura in ‘A Visual Ode to...

Art & Fashion

17th July, 2019

Andrea Marini's pays tribute to chef Massimo Bottura’s edible masterpiece 'Camouflage: A Hare In The Woods' in his visually-arresting short film.

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A Personal Poem is Transformed into a Touching, Topical Animation in Laura Reedy’s ‘Ripple Home’

Animation

9th July, 2019

Animator Laura Reedy joins us to discuss how being apart from family and her Grandmother's plates inspired her 87-second short film 'Ripple Home'.

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“The Butterflies are 100% Real” – Mackenzie Sheppard Joins us to Discuss the Sequel to his Popular Short Film...

Live Action

25th June, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to Directors Notes to discuss 'Butterfly' - the sequel to his popular short film 'Moth'.

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How Ancients Rituals from Around the World Inspired Arsen Arzumanyan’s Avian Creation Myth ‘Furnace of the Birds’

Animation

17th June, 2019

Arsen Arzumanyan joins us to discuss reversing methodologies & breaking mocap suits to create an unusual mythological tale of where birds come from.

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Julien Piau Examines the “Change of Individuals and the Impact on Others” in Surreal Animation ‘ENTRE LES ROCHERS’

Animation

14th June, 2019

French animator Julien Piau returns to Directors Notes for a third time, with his latest short 'ENTRE LES ROCHERS' (BETWEEN THE ROCKS).

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Andrea Vinciguerra Exposes a “Terrible Curse in our Society” in Energetic Stop-Motion Short ‘No, I Don’t Want to Dance!’

Animation

10th May, 2019

Andrea Vinciguerra joins us to discuss how people watching while listening to music on headphones, led him to create his dance-fuelled stop-motion short.

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