It isn’t often that we see a film that could still be considered to be a silent film. One of the last well-known examples of a silent film, might well be The Artist (2011). But the short film Munchausen (2013) shows that there’s no reason why filmmakers shouldn’t use the format of the silent film these days. It tells the story of the enormous struggles of a mother letting go of her son.
In the light of the world cup football in Russia, this week’s Short Shot tells the family history of a boy and his mom and their struggle in post-Soviet Russia. Dealing with corruption, violence against women and intolorance to gay men, they move to the USA after his mom became a mail-order bride. Getting involved in another unforseen situation, they stick together, all the way to the happy end.
What would you do if you were literally losing your father day by day, when he literally becomes less and less of himself and gets more and more out of control? When is the time to literally let go of your father? And when exactly is it too late? Those are the questions posed in this week’s Short Shot, the post-apocalyptic short film Flesh and Blood (2016).
In an old western tavern, the fate of a town is about to change when an outsider arrives and doesn’t have the money to pay for a glass of water. This week’s short shot is focused on the short Western Animation A Long Way From Home (2018), a short animation that blends together influences from both Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone.
Welcome back everyone. We were absent last week, because we were busy while our short film festival took place last week. We look back at a succesful edition with many inspiring film progams, a VR program, many Q&A’s, discussions and so much more. This week we’ll look back to last week with our Short Shot Focus of this week Coke Habit, a film that was screened during our annual Industry Day last friday. Read more…