2nd-3rd December 2017
Premiering this December, CameraShy's newest venture is a short documentary festival to be held over two days. Documentary curator, Arlin Golden, co-directs this festival with Jax Griffin, and the team are planning to bring not only unique international short docs to the festival, but to celebrate the great history of the BritDoc with special screenings two classic British documentaries: Seven Up! (1964) and one of its follow up films, 56 Up (2012).
The full schedule of films is below! Scroll down or click here.
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Saturday 2nd December 2017
Suman Hanif, Bradford, United Kingdom
Locally produced documentary about food wastage.
Geoffrey Feinberg, Germany/Russia
14 mins 59 secs
One of kind go pro footage takes you inside the world of 19 year old Kyrill Oreshkin, who has garnered a resputation for freeclimbing moscow's tallest structures.
Jon Bunning, USA
15 mins 1 sec
Bryant Park in NYC plays home to two metal ping pong tables, almost always be in use. Meet the community of players who have helped make the tables what they are, and see what they've gotten in return.
Lucien Monot, Switzerland
16 mins 9 secs
A career shift to working as a movie extra gives 63-year old Daniel a new lease on life.
Daniel A. Nelson, Nathan Bender, USA
26 mins 9 secs
A case study in cultural appropriation, Posture looks at a competitive yoga tournament.
Andrew Franks, USA
10 mins 20 secs
Get to know Seattle's houndogginest cabbie.
Cath Le Couteur, United Kingdom
12 mins 13 secs
Adrift is a short documentary that explores the hidden world of space junk. The film reveals an issue that is troubling and beautiful, dangerous and fascinating. It begins with the tale of astronaut Piers Sellers, who dropped his spatula in space in 2006, which became the most deadly kitchen instrument soon after, travelling at 27,000 km/h.
Bizarro Video. Shop 63
Mariano Juarez, Dolores Montaño, Argentina
10 mins 15 secs
The final days of the mythical rental house "Mondo Macabro", located in Corrientes Avenue in the heart of Buenos Aires. Specialized in Authors and bizarro films Mondo Macabro was the go to place for every film lover, students and musicians. Among it´s clients were The Ramones, Santiago Segura, Lance Henriksen, etc. During 20 years it was a symbol of the under culture in Buenos Aires.
Emi Buchwald, Poland
19 mins 38 secs
This film follows Polish schoolchildren as they are tasked with memorising a poem for class. Surprisingly existenstial, Buchwald uses their journey to explore larger questions.
Zuqiang Peng, China
20 mins 9 secs
Accordion Class explores the under-examined history of the accordion and its legacy in China, as the only permitted western instrument during the cultural revolution. Since then, the accordion’s popularity and influence has risen and fallen over half a century. Looking at accordion classes and competition today, the film presents how the instrument is taught, performed and received by a younger generation in the city of Changsha.
En La Boca
Matteo Gariglio, Argentina
25 mins 35 secs
In Buenos Aires, the Molina family lives and works in the shadows of the legendary Boca Juniors stadium. Selling fake tickets to the soccer games, they constantly get in conflict with the corrupt police. As her family sinks deeper into this underworld, the mother tries in vain to keep them all from falling apart.
Paul Almond, Michael Apted, United Kingdom
A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed.
Sunday 3rd December 2017
The Coolest Village in Britain
Neil McLarty, Bradford, United Kingdom
2 mins 58 secs
A short documentary about the village of Moniave.
Nathan Truesdale, USA
6 mins 34 secs
In September 1986, the city of Cleveland attempted to set a special record: the simultaneous launch of 1.5 million balloons. But fate intervened, and the result was both crazier and more tragic than anyone could have imagined.
Kojo: A Short Documentary
Michael Fequiere, USA
14 mins 18 secs
Kojo is a loveable and precocious jazz prodigy. When he's not at home in New York, he's touring the world, which serves as both stage and classroom.
A Hole in the Leg
Martine Asselin, Canada
4 mins 59 secs
Genevieve has a small hole in the leg. A trace of her past. She shares all the story in this short animated documentary.
Brittney Shepherd, USA
18 mins 3 secs
After losing her left eye in a car accident, artist Tanya Vlach attempts to make herself whole again by trying to build a camera that fits inside her prosthetic eye.
Three Boys manzanar
Preeti Deb, USA
6 mins 43 secs
Three men recount their forced detention at Camp Manzinar, where thousands of Japanese Americans were held during WW2.
The Other Side
Griselda San Martin, Mexico
5 mins 56 secs
This is the story of José and Susanna, a father and a daughter separated by deportation and immigration status.
4 mins 13 secs
Guo Jie is one of the estimated 277 million rural migrant workers in China. In Shanghai, Guo Jie buys and collects styrofoam boxes from markets selling fresh produce. She takes them to a seafood wholesale market where she resells them to wholesalers who will store fish in the boxes.
Michael Apted, Paul Almond, United Kingdom
2 hours 24 mins
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.