SUNDAY, 8 MAY 2022
7 PM - 9 PM
This screening session features 6 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Central Park Mall (Level 3)
Chippendale NSW 2008
Tickets are only $8.00* per screening session and include a free drink at the bar afterwards. Get your tickets now.
Free tickets available for students (25-), seniors (65+), and unemployed or low income guests. Submit a request.
*All proceeds go to The Bigger Screen, an international organisation supporting independent filmmakers.
UPSODOWN (AUSTRALIA) BY NATHAN CEDDIA
Synopsis: An omniscient narrator leads us through various surreal worlds exploring the disconnect between humanity and nature. We are reminded that all living things are connected and collectively shared, on this planet - our home. Through the power of sharing, we can promote hope and reconnect. All it takes is a bit of reflection. Running time: 00:10:00.
About the director: Nathan's bold yet versatile approach to filmmaking allows him to craft his style across a wide range of film genres. Best known for his indirect experimental approach to filmmaking, resulting in a distinctively unique vision, Nathan takes the ordinary and turns it into the extraordinary. He was born in Melbourne Australia, and is currently based in Berlin Germany.
SLURP (FRANCE) BY JULES JOLLY
About the director: Jules is an Art Director in the advertising industry. For almost 15 years he worked on ads for Ubisoft, Adidas, Warner Games, Orange and Instagram among others. In recent years he has been learning filmmaking with commercials. Slurp is his first short film. It’s a more personal work, far from commercial matters.
OBITUARY (IRAN) BY MOEIN ZARRABI
Synopsis: Amirhassan, a young clergyman, is somehow forced to hold the funeral of her former beloved without prior notice. The girl’s family were against their marriage because Amirhassan was a clergy. Running time: 00:20:00.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF.
About the director: Moein Zarabi was born in 1989 in Tehran. He is a director and actor, and a Graduate of filmmaking from Youth Cinema Association and Acting from Samandarian Acting School.
BLOOMIN' (AUSTRALIA) BY NII ADJEI
Synopsis: Alex doesn’t have anybody to talk to about his problems, so he talks to himself. And maybe anyone else who’s listening. Running time: 00:03:00.
Selections/awards: This Is My Brave International Mental Health Film Festival Canberra.
About the director: Nii Adjei loves to make things, sometimes those things include little films.
BACK IN 5 MINUTES (SPOTS PARALELOS) (SPAIN) BY FELIPE GARRIDO ARCHANCO
Synopsis: Your life sucks? 'Back In 5 Minutes' is a short film structured as a false advertising block: 11 fictional spots that reflect on the advertising language through the advertising language itself. Running time: 00:05:00.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, and more.
About the director: Felipe studied Audiovisual Communication and Publicity degree at the UCM, film direction at NIC and scriptwriting at La Factoría del Guion. He has directed publicity campaigns for Renfe, TGB or Ayuntamiento de Madrid and the short films Amarillo limón and PDPM, awarded in national and international festivals. Nowadays he is developing the artistic project 'Ceci n´est pas un spot' and the docufiction tv show 'Yellowstone'. In 2021 he and Susana Montesinos found the creative studio CALYPSO OH.
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE THE NEXT WEISMANN (SPAIN) BY ALBERTO TRIANO
Synopsis: Contemporary art collector and first to discover the great Richard Weismann, Martín Solo takes on the challenge of introducing the world to his unique vision of art by opening his private museum to the public. For this, Martín prepares a retrospective of his latest discovery: Mu Pan, a Taiwanese, Brooklyn based artist, whose fantastical works criticize and reflect the violence and brutality of society. Martín feels he failed with Richard Weismann but this time he is prepared to lay all of his cards on the table. Running time: 01:05:00.
Selections/awards: Slamdance, Kasseler DokFest, Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, San Francisco Documentary FF, and more.
About the director: Alberto Triano trained as a Technical Architect at UPM, but after a few years he left the profession to work on his passion, directing. He has made several music and technology short documentaries, music videos, commercials and a few virtual reality pieces for important brands and agencies such as Warner Music, Sony Music, RTVE… He is currently directing the Zombi Moreno studio focused in art and creativity. 'Everyone wants to be the next Weismann' is his debut as a feature filmmaker. Now he’s immersed in the preproduction of his first fiction feature film.