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Short films programme

Sound and Vision

Five diverse short films and animations that focus on music and musicians, as well as stories both inspired and moved by music.

Simon Young

Total running time 88min

Hold On


A young, talented cellist suddenly develops stage fright after one of her cello strings comes loose during an important performance.

Image from Hold On

Dir Charlotte Scott-Wilson
Netherlands 2016

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Acclaimed graphic novelist Robert Valley’s first animated short is the tale of a charismatic but self-destructive friend living on the edge, and features an impeccable soundtrack.

Image from Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Dir Robert Valley
Canada-UK 2016


A rapturous, BAFTA Scotland-winning eulogy to the short life span of stop motion animation puppets.

Image from Stems

Dir Ainslie Henderson
UK 2015


In the sleepless city of Melbourne, a young woman finds refuge inside an empty concert hall late at night.

Image from Motown

Dir Alex Wu
Australia 2015

The Orchestra

The world is filled to the brim with beautiful and harmonious music. So why is it that elderly Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note?

Image from The Orchestra

Dir Mikey Hill
Australia 2015

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