Here is a treat for anyone who loves film – a hand-picked selection of short films from upcoming filmmakers screened at Barbican last week as part of the Framed Film Festival. Of the twelve which were shown we have selected three of the best for you to enjoy here, with the generous permission of their directors.
First Up is EMMELINE (U) directed by Daniela Pasquini in collaboration with her brother Alex Pasquini. It’s all about a girl who doesn’t quite fit in… but this is part of her irresistible charm. It was shot on location in Hampstead one weekend on a zero budget and has won many awards.
Another of our favourites is Dreamliner (U) directed by Prosper Unger-Hamilton, a delicately sequenced animation about a man who suddenly finds himself caught up in a disaster of his own imagination. Public and private spaces collide as events spiral out of his conscious control. ‘The aim was to create a short horror piece without anthropomorphic supernatural elements’ said Unger-Hamilton who took part in the Q & A session which followed the screening.
Anyone who loves the capital city will adore London at Night (PG) directed by Ben Garfield, a 90 second trip around the city stopping at some of its most romantic, trendy and iconic places. The witty self-deprecatory narration is the perfect accompaniment.
We also recommend watching this trailer (full version not available) for The Blood of The Bear (U) directed by Lottie Kingslake . A little boy imagines an encounter with a bear which helps him to deal with his father’s illness. It’s beautiful to behold and will leave you longing for more. Speaking in the Q & A session Lottie revealed that she was inspired by memories of patchwork quilting from her childhood.
Featured Photo by Alex Pasquini from EMMELINE