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UK Shorts Docs

8 Mar 2008

Short docs are great. Small in size, but not in impact, they are little windows into other worlds, sneaky peaks into the theatre of real life. Birds Eye View joins forces with the UK's greatest short doc ambassadors, FourDocs, to present a selection of the most captivating nano-docs from emerging female film-making talent in the UK.

Presented in partnership with FourDocs.

Peter and Ben, Dir Pinny Grylls, UK 2007, 10 mins
Winner: Auteur Award, London Short Film Festival, 2007.
Peter and Ben are two companions who leave the flock and form an unconventional friendship.

How to Save a Fish From Drowning, Dir Kelly Neal, UK 2007, 12 mins
A quirky film about the death of white rural America told through the voices of three old men fishing on a frozen lake.

Flora and the Thieves, Dir Xanthe Hamilton, UK 2007, 3 mins
The story of an armed robbery, a flower arrangement and Xanthe's Granny.

I Shot the Mayor, Dir Astrid Bussink, UK 2007, 6 mins
The stymied attempts of a filmmaker to uncover the mystery behind a small town murder.

City of Cranes, Dir Eva Weber, UK 2007, 14 mins
A mesmerising insight into the "ballet of cranes" which constantly transform London's skyline, and the effect these working conditions have on the human spirit.

Ground Floor Right, Dir Marlene Schiott Rasmussen, UK 2007, 5 mins
In a small flat in London, an elderly man called Fang lives side by side with one hundred birds.

The Wrong Trainers, Dir Kez Margrie, UK 2007, 15 mins
Winner: 2007 Annecy International Animated Film Festival; Unicef Award.
Five real life stories, told by six children all living in poverty in the UK. Each fascinating story is expressed using a different form of animation.

Total running times 65 mins approx

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