We've got pretty people in a fashion film; some killer effects work in a short about drones; we've got epic animation; a slow-burner that delivers tight performances; a short film about popcorn, and a impressionistic short documentary about dock workers in Dubai.
House gutters, A fresh menace over Paris, an encounter with Death, Waiting out Winter, a cool travel video featuring quirky animation, a surreal tale of familial bonds, and how tragedies in one man's life inspired him to embark upon an unbelievable personal journey... these are the shorts we have featured in today's edition of Weekend Watching.
Time travel; shenanigans around a wedding; a new film by Kendy; a public service announcement for the popular kids; a reconnection with an old lover; a quirky love story; and a personal history showcased through animation. These are the films we have on offer for you this weekend.
Most of the comedy this weekend is in a dark vein, as is the one dramatic short we are showcasing. There is a short documentary/mood piece about the rapper Rakim, and a gorgeous piece of animation that proves -- yet again -- that animation students are doing truly pro-quality work. We've got a future-looking piece set in India, another short animated delicacy, and a teaser with some interesting ideas.
We are going full eclectic in this weekend's selection. We begin with an early film by one of the greatest living directors. Then there is a daredevil stunt that boggles the mind, a beautiful advertisement (as well as a BTS video), another tongue-in-cheek ad, an inspirational video, an animated message, and a very well constructed educational piece that is important for all filmmakers.
A voyeur, an insecure teen, an extortionist, a couple in a rut, a man falling 43,000 feet, a troubled writer, and a bed-wetter: these are the characters you will meet in the seven pieces of short fiction we have for you this weekend.
We're laying it on thick this weekend, with documentaries about a martial artist, and an ice hockey player; an amusing parody of the 'Sundance film'; a very cool example of how a single instrument can sound different in different settings; a piece that mimics the effects of long-exposure photography, and another one that recalls the zoetrope; an efficient piece of short fiction by Danny Sangra; another visually arresting work that works as a great mood piece; and an eye-poppingly cool music video.