Saturday, August 1st, 2020
Welcome to the seventh instalment of our weekly “Saturday Shorts” series, in which we’ll be sharing five NFF-screened shorts each week for you to enjoy for free from the comfort of your own home.
This week we’re back with another five handpicked shorts from previous festivals. From a unique geographical journey along the North Norfolk coast, to a stunning documentary following two teenagers fighting to stay on an island impacted by climate change, we really hope you love this week’s selection as much as we do!
THIS PERFECT DAY
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | NARRATIVE SHORT FILM
DIR: LYDIA RUI
Description: Jules, a wayward youth, goes into a music store while their girlfriend waits in a car outside. As they pull up outside, the atmosphere in the car is fraught and nervous, and the girlfriend remains Jules that they have come to the shop for a reason. Once inside the shop, a curious bond can be detected between Jules and the shopkeeper, which develops as Jules peruses the instruments and records on display. This could, in fact, be the day – and encounter – that changes Jules’ life.
THE MIND OF AN ARTIST: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | ONE MINUTE MOVIE
DIR: ROSA BEIROA
Description: The Mind of an Artist is a short film produced in collaboration with Tate to visualise the words of artist William Kentridge. The film creates a scene around the artist studio and his process of creation, borrowing symbols from Kentridge’s work to represent artistic ideas, which fill and leave the artist’s body as he works. The studio, the artist and his ideas are presented as changeable but essential parts of one single entity.
THE RIGHT CHOICE
SCREENED AT NFF2018 | NARRATIVE SHORT FILM
DIR: Tomisin Adepeju
Description: With the help of The Adviser, a husband and wife must answer three seemingly harmless questions to create their perfect designer baby.
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | EAST ANGLIAN SHORT FILM
DIR: TRACY SATCHWILL
Description: This heritage film takes viewers a geographical journey around the town, harbour and coastline of Wells-next-the-sea, merging both its events and history over the last 150 years into one day. The animation mixes archival and contemporary materials, and the stories, perspectives and recollections of journalists and local residents inspire the narrative. Water Marks was commissioned by Wells Maltings Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
SCREENED AT NFF2019 | DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
DIR: SANDRA WINTHER
Description: As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers remaining on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on the island which has been their family’s home for generations. This is the story of America’s first climate refugees.
We hope you enjoy this week’s shorts – be sure to let us know what you think! We’ll be back with five more NFF-screened shorts next week – in the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest NFF updates!
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