This year I had the pleasure of selecting shorts for the UK Green Film Festival 2015. The festival opens Sunday 3rd May runs for a week up and down the country and closes in London on Sunday May 10th, where the winners of the festival awards including the Best Short Film Award will be announced. Look out for a short screening before each feature - see the full (brilliant!) programme of features here. More on the shorts:
Dir. Nora Mandray, 8 min., France-USA 2014
Recycling bikes and taking to the streets: 'Fender Bender' is a bicycle workshop collective for the women's, queer and trans communities of Detroit.
Adam Proctor & Rob St. John, 6 min., UK 2013
A lilting animation about the important life underpinning and sustaining our freshwater ecosystems. A collaboration between artists and scientists, Water Lives… shows how freshwater is a living, dynamic system inhabited by beautiful, important organisms largely unseen by the naked eye.
Flotsam & Jetsam
Dir. Jan Bednarz, 7 min., UK-Bahamas 2014
A descendant of the original settlers on the Island of Bimini, Ashley Saunders has spent the last 20 years scavenging the land, and combing beaches, to gather materials for his home.
3 Acres in Detroit
Dir. Nora Mandray, 12 min. France-USA 2013
Donnie and Fred knew nothing about urban farming when they picked up shovels and adopted a plot of land. This striking portrait follows them as they endeavor to turn one of Detroit’s many abandoned properties into a three-level greenhouse. Armed with hand tools and relentless spirits, they plant the seeds of change in an effort to take back Detroit.
Can't Stop the Water
Rebecca Marshall Ferris & Jason Ferris, USA 2014
Can't Stop the Water tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. This sneak peek is the short version of the film For info on the longer version of the film visit ...
The Festival runs Sunday 3rd - Sunday 10th May 2015 www.ukgreenfilmfestival.org