ASFF 2012 Film Library

Screening films from over 20 countries, genres included documentary, music video, artists’ film, comedy, animation and experimental, holding a mirror to society through the multi-disciplinary and ever expanding nature of short film.


Animation

Above as Below

Dir. Michelle Arbon
Above as Below follows a young soldier during his first experience of war.

Brave New Old

Dir. Adam Wells
Brave New Old is about a man who tries to make something honest.

From Dad to Son

Dir. Nils Knoblich
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with ploughing the field.

Hinterland

Dir. Linda McCarthy
Hinterland is a very short stop-motion animated film with a big environmental message about recycling.

The Guest

Dir. Henrik Malmgren
After having her lonely dinner brutally interrupted, Elsa realises that “Paradise is lost without others.”.

Thora

Dir. Seamus Spilsbury
Thora rests on a vast mountain top. Her only protection is a lonely beast, Solomon.


Artists’ Film

Doran

Dir. Frances Odim-Loughlin
A narrative is pieced together from fragments of one man’s life, set against streets in rural Ireland.

Look Up

Dir. Liz Banks
A film about the experience of grief and the transformative power of nature.

Reduction study (Ping Pong)

Dir. Joanna Tam
The video examines foreign accent perception in relation to social identity and cultural standardisation.


Comedy

Cockatoo

Dir. Matthew Jenkin
Sometimes it’s best to let sleeping birds lie….

In The Bleak Midsummer

Dir. Richard Higson
It’s Christmas Day for David. For everyone else, it’s 18 August.

Male Receptionist

Dir. Richard Kaponas
A painfully self-aware man attempts to connect with his co-workers in an endless white void.

Seven Miles from Bradford

Dir. Lucy Ray
Black comedy about three boys from Bradford who go camping in pursuit of a girl.

The Future

Dir. Venetia Taylor
When you’re young and in love the future seems bright… but then what?

Where’s My Supermalt?

Dir. Daniel Onyia
The impatient Tobi takes matters into his own hands after waiting for his favourite drink.


Documentary

Blind Encounter

Dir. Kevin Andrews
A blind Greek busker has some inspiring views on the world.

Crossing Over: The Art of Jeremy Down

Dir. Mike Bernard
An artist nearly drowns and is saved by two eagles.

Home

Dir. Thomas Gleeson
What is it that makes a house a home?

Sid Burnard: Free Spirit

Dir. Alex J. Wright
Sid Burnard welcomes us into his weird and wonderful world of beachcombing.

The Fisherman

Dir. Tom Burke
Pat climbs the hill of Bull na Mór to honour his father’s memory and to contemplate a life spent at sea.

The Sugar Bowl

Dir. Shasha Nakhai / Richard Williamson
The rise and fall of a Philippine island’s sugarcane industry.


Drama

Candid

Dir. Nicholas Paton
A supernatural mystery emerges from the images snapped by a photographer in this hypnotic film.

Dusk

Dir. Stephen Hanks
A father takes his daughter to the beach, perhaps for the last time.

Hush

Dir. Georgia Oakley
Two young strangers find solace in the silence of each other’s company.

La Hegira

Dir. Liteo Deliro
Mohammed’s struggle to decide between what his mind and his heart tell him.

Rhinos

Dir. Shimmy Marcus
Despite a language barrier, a couple learn more about each other than they thought possible..

Umbral

Dir. Guillermo Gómez Puentes
A suicidal man is interviewed while blissfully rowing a small boat across the river.


Experimental

From I to I

Dir. Christopher Hollaran
Animation and film warp the paradigms of visual communication in cinema.

Knead

Dir. Disa Krosness
Knead is derived from intuition with a wish to convey bodily experience.

L’Invitation au Voyage

Dir. Amélie Raoul
A man discovers how related outer and inner travels are.


Music Video

Backfacing Normals – Cage

Dir. Jos Meijers
It will not mean the same to everyone, but it will mean something…

Jamal – Defto

Dir. Christopher Hollaran
Contemporary Bonnie & Clyde. Suitcase with dollars. Destination unknown. Love breaking down the borders.

Little Dragon – Crystal Film

Dir. Daniel Wirtberg
Tormented by nightmares of walking scarecrows, a girl finds herself all alone in the world, with no one to help her.


Thriller

American Gun

Dir. Jonathon Crewe
A bullied teenage loner is pushed over the edge with devastating consequences.

Hold Out

Dir. Sam Wilkins
Two feuding men hold out after a crime. One dies. Then the real fight begins.

New With Tags

Dir. Matthew Nesbeth
Tom wants to disappear. He’ll run away to a city where nobody can find him.

Sinkhole

Dir. Adam Brown
A young man has a surreal experience during a mundane job interview.

The Caretaker

Dir. Martin Åhlin
A caretaker cares for an old, abandoned school and during a routine check he realises something isn’t right.

The Dark Night – Black Hearted Love

Dir. Daniel Marini
The Dark Night is a journey to the dark side of the Möbius strip.