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.
Dir. Michelle Arbon
Above as Below follows a young soldier during his first experience of war.
Dir. Adam Wells
Brave New Old is about a man who tries to make something honest.
Dir. Nils Knoblich
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with ploughing the field.
Dir. Linda McCarthy
Hinterland is a very short stop-motion animated film with a big environmental message about recycling.
Dir. Henrik Malmgren
After having her lonely dinner brutally interrupted, Elsa realises that “Paradise is lost without others.”.
Dir. Seamus Spilsbury
Thora rests on a vast mountain top. Her only protection is a lonely beast, Solomon.
Dir. Frances Odim-Loughlin
A narrative is pieced together from fragments of one man’s life, set against streets in rural Ireland.
Dir. Liz Banks
A film about the experience of grief and the transformative power of nature.
Dir. Joanna Tam
The video examines foreign accent perception in relation to social identity and cultural standardisation.
Dir. Matthew Jenkin
Sometimes it’s best to let sleeping birds lie….
Dir. Richard Higson
It’s Christmas Day for David. For everyone else, it’s 18 August.
Dir. Richard Kaponas
A painfully self-aware man attempts to connect with his co-workers in an endless white void.
Dir. Lucy Ray
Black comedy about three boys from Bradford who go camping in pursuit of a girl.
Dir. Venetia Taylor
When you’re young and in love the future seems bright… but then what?
Dir. Daniel Onyia
The impatient Tobi takes matters into his own hands after waiting for his favourite drink.
Dir. Kevin Andrews
A blind Greek busker has some inspiring views on the world.
Dir. Mike Bernard
An artist nearly drowns and is saved by two eagles.
Dir. Thomas Gleeson
What is it that makes a house a home?
Dir. Alex J. Wright
Sid Burnard welcomes us into his weird and wonderful world of beachcombing.
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.
Dir. Shasha Nakhai / Richard Williamson
The rise and fall of a Philippine island’s sugarcane industry.
Dir. Nicholas Paton
A supernatural mystery emerges from the images snapped by a photographer in this hypnotic film.
Dir. Stephen Hanks
A father takes his daughter to the beach, perhaps for the last time.
Dir. Georgia Oakley
Two young strangers find solace in the silence of each other’s company.
Dir. Liteo Deliro
Mohammed’s struggle to decide between what his mind and his heart tell him.
Dir. Shimmy Marcus
Despite a language barrier, a couple learn more about each other than they thought possible..
Dir. Guillermo Gómez Puentes
A suicidal man is interviewed while blissfully rowing a small boat across the river.
Dir. Christopher Hollaran
Animation and film warp the paradigms of visual communication in cinema.
Dir. Disa Krosness
Knead is derived from intuition with a wish to convey bodily experience.
Dir. Amélie Raoul
A man discovers how related outer and inner travels are.
Dir. Jos Meijers
It will not mean the same to everyone, but it will mean something…
Dir. Christopher Hollaran
Contemporary Bonnie & Clyde. Suitcase with dollars. Destination unknown. Love breaking down the borders.
Dir. Daniel Wirtberg
Tormented by nightmares of walking scarecrows, a girl finds herself all alone in the world, with no one to help her.
Dir. Jonathon Crewe
A bullied teenage loner is pushed over the edge with devastating consequences.
Dir. Sam Wilkins
Two feuding men hold out after a crime. One dies. Then the real fight begins.
Dir. Matthew Nesbeth
Tom wants to disappear. He’ll run away to a city where nobody can find him.
Dir. Adam Brown
A young man has a surreal experience during a mundane job interview.
Dir. Martin Åhlin
A caretaker cares for an old, abandoned school and during a routine check he realises something isn’t right.
Dir. Daniel Marini
The Dark Night is a journey to the dark side of the Möbius strip.