Film

What’s online in Film.

  • LAURA PHILLIPS' TRACES AND TIMBRE
    Arnolfini

    LAURA PHILLIPS' TRACES AND TIMBRE

    Available On Demand

    Duration: 29 mins

    Arnolfini are delighted to share Laura Phillips’ film created in response to histories of feminism in and around Arnolfini. It was first screened in December 2019, as part of the Still I Rise Expanded Programme.

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  • Gathering Stuff: short films
    Encounters Film Festival

    Gathering Stuff: short films

    Available On Demand

    Playlist of short films

    What if the inspiration you need to make a film is just gathering dust on a shelf? Had been left discarded on a beach? Or tucked at the back of your fridge?

    Encounters Film Festival invites you to rejoice in these inventive short films which prove that the stuff which surrounds us can be the source of exciting explorations.

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  • Out of the Ordinary: Short Films
    Encounters Film Festival

    Out of the Ordinary: Short Films

    Available On Demand

    Playlist of short films

    Finding your lockdown life dull or humdrum? From Encounters’ archive, here’s a playlist celebrating short films’ exquisite talent to capture the extraordinary quality hidden within the most mundane events.

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  • UPRISING 2020
    Watershed

    UPRISING 2020

    Available On Demand

    Duration: Approx. 2 hrs

    On Sun 7 June Bristol’s connection to the Slave Trade became international news - but its legacy has been shaping the lives of Bristolians for centuries. During this livestreamed event, CARGO Movement shared their short film UPRISING, and a trailer for the upcoming short film 1791, before a panel discussion hosted by CARGO writer, Executive Producer and Pervasive Media Studio resident Lawrence Hoo.

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  • MOVING THROUGH THE IMAGE
    Bristol Museums

    MOVING THROUGH THE IMAGE

    Available On Demand

    Weronika and Marcin, from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, invite you to watch and comment on The Last Post by Shahzia Sikander, a work from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s Moving Image Collection.

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  • A NATURAL HISTORY OF NESTBUILDING - ANDY HOLDEN & PETER HOLDEN
    Bristol Museums

    A NATURAL HISTORY OF NESTBUILDING - ANDY HOLDEN & PETER HOLDEN

    Available On Demand

    Duration: 31 mins

    Back by popular demand, artist Andy Holden and his ornithologist father, Peter Holden, discuss the history and function of bird nesting – nature or nurture? Shelter or art form?

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  • The Opposite of Time
    Bristol Museums

    The Opposite of Time

    Available On Demand

    Duration: 30 mins

    The partner work to A Natural History of Nest Building. Narrated by a talking crow against a backdrop of landscapes Turner, Constable, Hockney and more, the video tells the history of egg-collecting in Britain, from aristocratic pursuit to widespread hobby until it was made illegal in 1954.

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Past events

  • Jouvert night
    St Pauls Carnival

    Jouvert night

    Friday 3 July 2020 at 20:00

    Join us for a night of Jouvert-inspired films curated by Edson Burton.

    More information about this event will be posted on the St Pauls Carnival Facebook page.

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  • BSWN - film screening and discussion
    St Pauls Carnival

    BSWN - film screening and discussion

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 at 19:30

    Join Black South West Network for a film screening and panel discussion, curated by Cables & Cameras.

    More information about this event will be posted on the St Pauls Carnival Facebook page.

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  • French and Saunders Comedy Legend Award Watchparty
    Slapstick Festival

    French and Saunders Comedy Legend Award Watchparty

    Sunday 28 June 2020 at 20:00-22:00

    Duration: 2 hrs

    Join us for a very special watchparty! Some of the Slapstick team will be live tweeting as we watch our latest #laughterinlockdown video featuring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders receiving their Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Awards in 2017. This was a sell out event and was hosted by the brilliant Mel Giedroyc!

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  • Carnival - film screening and discussion
    St Pauls Carnival

    Carnival - film screening and discussion

    Thursday 25 June 2020 at 19:00

    Encounters Film Festival, 123 Media and St Pauls Carnival present Carnival - a film screening with panel discussion.

    More information about this event will be posted on the St Pauls Carnival Facebook page.

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  • Patrick Staff: Weed Killer
    Spike Island

    Patrick Staff: Weed Killer

    Thursday 25-29 June 2020

    Duration: 17 mins

    From 25 June to 2 July 2020 Spike Island is streaming artist Patrick Staff’s 2017 video work Weed Killer, inspired by artist-writer Catherine Lord’s memoir The Summer of Her Baldness (2004) – a moving and often irreverent account of the author’s experience of breast cancer. The video work was produced by Spike Island.

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  • Deaf Conversations About Cinema
    Watershed

    Deaf Conversations About Cinema

    Monday 22 June 2020 at 20:00

    Join an online version of Deaf Conversations About Cinema where we can come together to share our thoughts and questions. Hosted by Deaf artist, performer and filmmaker David Ellington with special guest Roger Griffith, author and broadcaster, this event will feature BSL interpretation throughout.

    From Academy Award Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.

    This online event will feature BSL interpretation.

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  • Empty Metal
    Spike Island

    Empty Metal

    Thursday 18 June 2020 at 20:00

    Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

    Livestream of Adam Khalil and Bayley Swetzer’s feature film Empty Metal (2018), a science-fiction political thriller set against a backdrop of racialised police brutality and mass surveillance. Multiple sources and formats are weaved together into a kaleidoscopic experience that subverts traditional forms of storytelling by engaging with indigenous worldviews, queer energies and minoritarian politics. With live chat Q+A with the artists during and following the film

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  • DAPHNE WRIGHT'S EMOTIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY
    Arnolfini

    DAPHNE WRIGHT'S EMOTIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY

    Monday 1- 7 June 2020

    Duration: 9 mins

    Discover the insights behind the creation of Daphne Wright’s Emotional Archaeology exhibition from the curators and makers behind the scenes of the acclaimed survey exhibition at Arnolfini.

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  • The Drift
    Spike Island

    The Drift

    Thursday 28 May - 11 June 2020

    Duration: 50mins

    Until 11 June Spike Island is streaming Maeve Brennan’s 2017 film commission, The Drift, which traces the shifting economies of objects in contemporary Lebanon.

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