Nine diverse short films all on a musical theme: from snowbound Quebec to the suburbs of Paris, via a pilgrimage to Morocco and the 1980s London pub circuit, plus much, much more.
The New Music
La Nouvelle Musique
Directors François Goetghebeur, Nicolas Lebrun
In a world where only one melody exists, Tom and Vilma work in industrial research and development to create a new music.
Director Mariana Conde
A young man’s attempt at first contact with a potential love interest is hijacked by a phone app.
Director Jean-Marc E Roy, Philippe David Gagné
Sawmill worker Bruno is homeless after another breakup. Driven to put his beloved blue suit back on, he rekindles an old love.
Three Stones for Jean Genet
Director Frieder Schlaich
Singer Patti Smith travels to the grave of French writer Jean Genet in Morocco. She takes three stones, which she collected for him 30 years before.
Director Till Nowak
A genius pianist lives a lonely life in a surreal, floating world, playing the piano in a gigantic concert hall, but nobody is there to listen.
Dissonance is nominated for the Short Film Award.
Director Cecile Emeke
The lyrics of some favourite songs are subject to a personal interpretation. Whether good or bad, liberating or oppressing, the film’s cast tell all.
Art and social upheaval interweave in this film based on the ballet Les Bosquets. Inspired by the 2005 Parisian riots, it combines video archive, choreography, and testimony.
Midnight of My Life
Director Phil Davis
In 1985, ex-Small Face Steve Marriot’s star may no longer be in the ascendant but his love of music and performing is undiminished. Starring Martin Freeman.
Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under
Director Rubika Shah
The fascinating story behind one of the most celebrated music videos ever made.
Total running time 101 mins