- Every Monday [smiths] will be picking the best film screening of the week, both locally and around London, for lovers of the big screen.
This week Goldsmiths and BAFTA have teamed up to arrange screenings of BAFTA Nominated Shorts for Goldsmiths students. They will start at 6pm on Tuesday the 26th of November in NAB LG01 and afterwards there will be a Q&A with two of the filmmakers, Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem) and Muriel d’Ansembourg (Good Night)
- In The Voorman Problem by Mark Gill a psychiatrist portrayed by Martin Freeman is sent to a prison to diagnose an inmate who believes he is a god.
- The Curse by Fyzal Boulifa tells the story of a woman living in a conservative Moroccan town. She is forced to meet her lover in secret but it is not long before she gets caught.
- Good Night by Muriel d’Ansembourg follows two 14-year-old girls on a night out. Giving mixed signals to the men they meet, the boundaries between innocent play and dangerous seduction start to blur.
- Here to Fall by Kris Kelly tells the story of a girl who receives a call from her father and is set on a frantic journey through a chaotic world.
- The Making of Longbird by Will Anderson mixes live-action and animation to present a revealing insight into a filmmaker’s mind.
- I’m Fine Thanks by Eamonn O’Neill is another animated short, merely based on the life of a “normal human being”.
- Tumult by Johnny Barrington follows a tribe of Norse warriors. As their dying leader is about to hand over power to his son, an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.
Although we are not often exposed to them, many influential filmmakers start their careers by making short films so this may be a chance to catch the next Scorcese before everyone else.