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Short slow film festival
9 September, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm£10
Mayfield hosts the first Slow Short Film Festival
Mayfield is nowadays an antidote to the frenzied world, as is slow film. So it’s an appropriate place. Also the festival is the brainchild of Mayfield’s three young filmmakers, Peter Treherne and Nat and Jack Durman.
Next Saturday, 9th September, 11am-9pm.
Both at the Memorial Hall and Mayfield School Concert Hall. Tickets, £10, from Burnetts Estate Agency on the High Street.
No, it’s planned as a relaxing day. You dip into the films and dip out for a cup of tea and a chat as you feel. The films on average are 20 minutes long. 13 films from 13 countries. They’re the shorted- listed films from over 150 submitted from all round the world. Screening starts at 11am and goes on until the award ceremony at 8.30pm with two long breaks for lunch and supper.
10.30 Snacks, tea & coffee available.
11:00 WELCOME by PETER TREHERNE
11:20 1000 Smiles Per Hour by FABIAN ALTENRIED
We follow a jester for one day and one night through a decaying seaside town. Aspect Ratio: 2:39:1
11:40 1,319th Day by DOMEN MARTINčIč
A man wanders through his life.
Everything seems the same, but signs of life appear in the most unexpected places. Duration: 20:00
12:05 Long Distance by YOTAM BEN-DAVID
One long walk, two distant lovers, two homes falling apart, and one forgotten birthday. Duration: 14:00
12:25 Pool Version by GONZALO ESCOBAR MORA
A young filmmaker, a seemingly unemployed woman, an indoor swimming pool and a film about itself
Country: Colombia Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Duration: 20:00
12:45 LUNCH provided by A FISH OUT OF WATER
A local Sussex food stall, serving up freshly caught Newhaven fish, mixed salads, hearty homemade vegetarian chilli as well as fresh coffee, tea and homemade sweets.
Country: Germany Duration: 15:00
Country: Slovenia Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Country: Israel Aspect Ratio: 16:9
MAYFIELD SCHOOL CONCERT HALL
14:25 It’s Nick’s Birthday
A home-made Super-8 musical. Over an all-day drinking session the dreams of a troubled romantic and his companions are worn away by ennui and isolation.
by CHRIS LYLE by GRAEME COLE
Country: UK Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Duration: 34:36
15:05 One Times One by CHRISTOPHER JASON BELL
A lonely immigrant from Syria begins a friendship with a potentially dishonest American amputee. Duration: 14:43
15:25 Ladder by SIMO EZOUBEIRI
A man sits in grief, contemplating the future while looking at his past.
An old man having lost his wife tries to find a way of bringing her close again.
Country: Morocco Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Duration: 07:27
by Y ANNIS ZAFIRIS
Country: Greece Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1 Duration: 07:07
16:15 INTRODUCTION by PETER TREHERNE
16:25 The Night of All Things by PILAR PALOMERO
Joana, seven years old, waits for her mother to recover from an illness. She wiles away the hours in her grandfather’s warehouse of antiques.
Country: Spain Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Duration: 18:30
Country: USA Aspect Ratio: 16:9
16:50 EcceHomo by DIMITAR KUTMANOV
In a desolate country village Ada and her sick mother live a hard life. As the mother’s condition worsens Ada’s anxiety increases.
Country: Romania Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Duration: 29:59
17:25 Centaur by ALEKSANDRA NIEMCZYK
Partly paralysed by polio Vlado is unable to take care of himself. His wife Alma helps with all his daily activities. Despite the love between them Vlado’s self- loathing threatens ruin.
Country: Bosnia & Herzegovina Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Duration: 41:53
18:05 SUPPER provided by THE PINK CABBAGE
A slow cinema special provided by the Pink Cabbage Produce Co: local food just on the High Street.
MAYFIELD SCHOOL CONCERT HALL
19:30 INTRODUCTION by CHRIS LYLE
19:40 Imagines by MARCUS HELD
A man observes dragonflies; a filmmaker observes the observer.
Country: Germany Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Duration: 26:22
20:10 Ascensáo by PEDRO PERALTA
At dawn a group of peasants haul the body of a young man from the depths of a well. Aspect Ratio: 4:3
20:30 AWARDS presented by HELMIE STIL