South West Invited Shorts Programme at Amplify

Welcome to the 19th edition of the Cornwall Film Festival invited shortlisted from the South West at Amplify Film Festival

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An invited showcase of the best South West filmmaking talent, bringing worthy filmmakers to national attention. This selection represents the most innovative and adventurous work from filmmakers who display a stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché

Shuttlecock | Dir Tommy Gillard | 13:20 | UK 

Carl is forced to confront his idea of masculinity when an obsession with a mysterious member of his badminton club spirals out of control.

Stitch | Dir Rosie Baldwin | 1:30 | UK

A woman under lockdown takes the opportunity to improve herself with unintended results…   

Nut Pops | Dir | Lucie Eckersley | 09:16 | UK

An employee at Nut Pops, a cereal company call centre, has the dullest and most mundane life you could ever imagine. After another uneventful day, he begins to experience vivid fantasies about a more exciting life.

Swivel | Dir Lois Norman | 6:39 | UK

Swivel is a short gender-fluid dance story, a brave leap of faith, that moves to express the courage it takes to explore sexuality and self with true equality, acceptance and compassion.

Anoraks | Zoe Alker | 5:53 | UK

Anoraks is a comedy short film following an unlikely pair’s pilgrimage to a reenactment near King Arthur’s birthplace, Tintagel. These misfits must put aside their sibling differences to travel to the heartland of their obsession.

Frayed Edges | Dir Luke Hudson | 4:57 | UK

A reflection on a Cornishman’s connection to Cornwall; the beauty and brutality of land & sea.

So Far | Dir Hannah Baxter-Freeman | 4:05 | UK

So Far is a short film exploring connection in a time of separation. It was filmed and edited entirely in isolation.

Man Spider | Dir Tom Oxenham | 7:57 | UK

Spiderman story: man gets bitten by spider, gets spider powers, becomes hero. But radioactive metamorphosis is a two-way street. So what about the spider who bit Peter Parker? Whatever became of him? 

Slow Burn | Dir Louise Brett | 6:26 | UK

Slow Burn is a short artists’ film about the dark and earthy material of charcoal and its transformation from wood, a process that has changed little in 30,000 years. 

Closed Until Further Notice | Jason Gregg | 9:45 | UK

Conspiracy theories, love and turmeric! A family cut off through isolation comes together via a conference call.  Created remotely from home, on a zero budget, during the Covid 19 lockdown.

Quiescent | Dir Aaron Massie | 02:35 | UK

It’s a film about a period of reflection before a big change, a longing for somewhere/something. A visual love letter to the beautiful county of Cornwall.

Available to view FREE on the AMPLIFY platform 6-22 November 2020

Advisory Rating CFF15 (language)

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