Louis le Prince International Short Film Competition 2015
Winner: Drama (Guan Tian, USA) 11 min
A boy and a girl get intimate in a car but soon see life happening outside the windshield. They find themselves adding their own take on what they see unfolding in front of them. A intimate look at human voyeurism and people’s tendency to lean towards the judgemental.
World Animation Award 2015
Winner: Manoman (Simon Cartwright, UK) 11 min
AAAAAARRGGHH! And so follows an abject lesson in the perils of therapy. Glen, who cannot tap into his primal sense of self, finally goes too far when he creates a raging homunculus that he finds impossible to controlA film about limits, with no limits!
British Short Film Competition 2015
Winner: Rate Me (Fyzal Boulifa, UK) 17 min
Rate Me is a brilliantly conceived portrait of teen escort Coco as told through reviews left on an online forum. Sharp and insightful Coco’s character shifts in and out of focus with each authors own agenda.
Yorkshire Short Film Competition
Winner: Cargo (Oli Carr, UK)16 min
Cargo follows the journey of two Syrian refugees as they attempt to smuggle themselves into the UK. Once the lorry they are hidden in starts to move, they know that they are on their way to freedom. Will they be able to keep quiet long enough to not be heard by the Border Patrol?
Leeds International Screendance Competition 2015
Winner: Choreography for the Scanner (Mariam Eqbal, USA) 3 min
Created using a flatbed scanner, this experimental animation explores a choreography of simple repetition. As such, it is a reminder of the technologies at the heart of the history of cinema and the moving image.
Leeds International Music Video Competition 2015
Winner: Lightning Bolt – The Metal East (Lale Westvind, USA) 4 min
“The Metal East” is from Lightning Bolt’s new album “Fantasy Empire,” out now on Thrill Jockey.
Leeds Short Film Audience Award 2015
Winner: The Reinvention of Normal (Liam Saint-Pierre,UK) 8 min
“Go straight off the wall” said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.
Audience Favourite Across all Short Films
Winner: Madam Black (Ivan Barge, NZ/UK) 11min
When a glamour photographer runs over a child’s pet, he’s forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.
We know that short film is something people don’t often think of when they think about going out to the cinema, so to encourage as many people as possible to try something new, tickets for our Short Film City Hull programme are on a pay-what-you-want basis. The recommended ticket price is £4, but you can pay less, or more, as you wish! You can even come for free – see ticket details below for more on how to book.
Doors open: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721730517961072/