SAPPORO SHORT FEST 2021

PROGRAMMES

プログラム

United Kingdom

OSTRICH THEORY

A pre-pandemic take on public indifference to troubled times, reorchestrating documentary footage frame-by-frame.

Simon Ellis

Fiction, Experimental | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:08:00

TOKE

Set in the urban metropolis of London, Toke, is an intimate portrait of Danish-born dancer Toke Broni Strandby. Director NONO expertly visualizes the emotionally layered journey we endure to fulfill our dreams while exploring themes of identity, contemporary alienation, and acceptance. An inspiring story about triumph, Toke, is a celebration of the beautiful resilience of the human spirit.

NONO

Documentary, Dance | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:06:42

LITTLE BERLIN

SSF2021 BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
When the Iron Curtain cuts his tiny German village in half, Peter the bull gets separated from his 36 cows. Based on a true story, narrated by Christoph Waltz.

Kate McMullen

Kate McMullen | Fiction, Historical | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:13:00

LITTLE BERLIN

When the Iron Curtain cuts his tiny German village in half, Peter the bull gets separated from his 36 cows. Based on a true story, narrated by Christoph Waltz.

Kate McMullen

Kate McMullen | Fiction, Historical | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:13:00

PUSH

★Hollywood scenes of adrenalin fuelled birth rooms, bright lights and teams of medics yelling “PUSH” are all too prevalent. Despite a popular theme in TV births, it is actually very rare for your baby to be sneezed out in the car park or to practically kill you. We are prepping our women for disaster. Tokophobia (fear of childbirth) is on the rise. The parallels between making babies and birthing babies are very close. Women who fail to feel safe and loved, who fail to reach a point of neocortical inhibition, safety and oblivion, will struggle to release enough oxytocin to reach the point of orgasm or to labour successfully to the point of natural birth. This satire comedy is a reminder of how close the parallels should be between making and birthing babies. Both are a labour of love.

Anastasia Bunce, Eleri Shone

Fiction, Comedy | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:07:41

OSTRICH THEORY

A pre-pandemic take on public indifference to troubled times, reorchestrating documentary footage frame-by-frame.

Simon Ellis

Fiction, Experimental | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:08:00

STOLEN FISH

In the smallest country of mainland Africa, The Gambia, fish is now being powdered up by Chinese corporations and exported to Europe and China to feed animals in industrial farming. As a result, Gambians are being deprived of their primary source of protein and overfishing is depleting marine ecosystems. The film follows Abou, Mariama and Paul, three Gambians who share intimate stories of daily struggle, anger, hope and longing for their loved ones in the midst of difficult migration routes. The first film on Gambia’s fishmeal factories, offering a unique insight into untold drivers of migration and the role played by women in new economic systems.

Gosia Juszczak

Documentary, Environment | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:30:00

ARIA

Jenny and Tom are excited to install a new Aria "smart security system" in their home. Tom becomes increasingly paranoid about what may be lurking outside their front door at night and eventually confronts it.

クリストファー・プール | Christopher Poole

Fiction, Horror | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:13:25Comedy | France | 2020 | 0:14:50

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