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SSFX Short-Film Festival

Saturday 2 September
Screen 1
120 mins
£5.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

what's it all about?

The SSFX Short-Film Festival has challenged independent filmmakers from around the world to create short-films incorporating a series of strange sounds from space.

Watch the highly creative, genre-spanning results, and hear from the filmmakers and festival judges in a panel Q&A.  Awards will be presented to the best films, and a drinks reception will follow.

tell me more (don't worry, no spoilers)

Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong!

The SSFX Short-Film Festival has challenged independent filmmakers from around the world to create short-films incorporating a series of strange sounds from space recorded by satellites. The results are a collection of films, spanning a wide array of topics and genres, connected only by these sounds.

The festival will showcase these highly creative works, and will hear from the filmmakers involved and festival judges in panel discussions featuring audience Q&A.  Awards will be presented to the best films and a drinks reception will follow.

films

Astroturf

A meticulous young man tends to his fake garden to the sounds of deep space.

Dark Matter(s)

This experimental and meditative imagining attempts to capture the activities of a fish tank in a way that takes the inhabitants out of their enclosed world, to a place unknown, to feel both their death and their life.

Murmurs of a Macrocosm

A journey through a microscopic world. We are led via the descriptive recordings of those who travelled it.

Names and Numbers

A sound and voice collage shaped by the sounds of space and Morse code, addressing the external, physical and material experiences of sound and movement contrasted with interior reflections, explored through language, inner voices and symbols.

Noise

A secretive woman opens herself up to her unruly housemate, after they are stuck together in her room. This film was created for the Queen Mary's space sounds competition and features the sounds recorded in space within the film. 

Saturation

A sci-fi story about the unknown phenomena that made all organic processes to be as fast as to make life impossible. The film combines images taken from 35mm slides found in a medical archive with a soundtrack made from space sound recordings.

The Rebound Effect

Using contemporary movement and digital media to capture dance, this short pushes past the tangible dimensions of live performance. The illusion created directs the viewer to move with the dancer whilst shifting the sense of space, direction and bounds.

Things you need to know:

  • If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!

  • If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you

 

This event is wheelchair accessible.
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Sat 2 September