The Stuff of Film
Celluloid is a medium that can be used to conjure up all manner of magic visions and political interventions. These are just a few.
Helen de Witt
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Director Anouk de Clercq
Degeneration as creation. This film creates its own image as it is projected over and over again.
Director Stuart Pound
Obsolete East European stock, I don’t think so.
The Rules of the Game
Director Julia Dogra-Brazell
A meditation on the nature of moving image making.
Director Aura Satz
Re-worked test shots from the early 1920s filmed on early colour Eastman stock, with a soundtrack by Scanner.
Phi Phenomenon 2
Director Patrick Tarrant
A re-working of Morgan Fisher’s 1968 film too distracted by celluloid to care about clocks.
Sound of a Million Insects, Light of a Thousand Stars
Director Tomonari Nishikawa
A 35mm colour negative was buried under fallen leaves near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station and captured images of radioactivity.
Director Basma Alsharif
The manufacture of a nation state – through found footage – from colonial invasion to beach holidays.
Nan Lakou Kanaval
Director Kaveh Nabatian
The dynamic movement of the film follows that of the Haitian Karnaval.
The Exquisite Corpus
Director Peter Tscherkassky
Footage from a variety of films that display human nudity, masterfully edited according the Surrealist principle of the exquisite corpse.
Exquisite Corpus is nominated for the Short Film Award.
Director Christoph Girardet
From classical statues to fashion models and shop window mannequins, we see female beauty moulded for the spectator.
Director David Leister
Fonteyn and Nureyev receive endless appreciation for their sublime 1966 Royal Ballet Romeo and Juliet.
Total running time 88 mins
Contains scenes of a graphic nature. Over 18s only.