THE FESTIVAL | 2022
We're back in person at the lovely Close-Up Cinema in Shoreditch, London!
This year, we screened a selection of short documentaries as well as a feature documentary on the 9th of December.
DATES & TIMES
GENERATIONS OF SOUND
Director: Megan Hockin-Bennett
At Orcalab, a remote land based research station, on Hanson Island, British Columbia, Canada. Helena Symonds has been listening to the sounds of Orca for over forty years.
THE GINGER ARROWS
Director: Mark Anthony Laughlin Ellison
This film is about a species of Bee (The Tree Bumble Bee - Bombus Hypnorum) that has recently migrated to Scotland from continental Europe.
I accidentally discovered a nest in my garden and became smitten with these fascinating little critters. I wanted to tell their (Tree Bumble Bees) story and show people they have nothing to fear. I spent approx. 60 hours filming the Bees, waiting patiently for the Queens to emerge and the mating season to begin.
The Film's goal is to charm and educate viewers, and to encourage people to cherish rather than fear these beautiful little critters.
UNDER THE SURFACE
Director: Tom Sweetland
“Under the Surface” is a film about an expedition off the south west coast of Cornwall by a group of environmentalists, who sought to reconnect with nature and in doing so discover the challenges facing our marine environment. Through their shared experiences we investigate the dangers of micro plastics in our oceans and positively encourage the audience to take small steps to help change our future.
Director: Mike Coggan
'Rush' explores the life and philosophy of
'super-volunteer' Oly Rush, who ditched his 9-5 job for beach cleans and record-breaking swims. Oly is responsible for removing truckloads of plastic from the Dorset coastline, all whilst training for long-distance swims to raise money for environmental causes.
A LIFE AND A DEATH ONSTAGE
Directors: Joe Bor & Danny Ward
A documentary about one of the most popular, controversial and troubled comedians in the UK. Featuring interviews from the biggest comedians in the UK. In this insightful film, we find out more about the legendary comedian, what he did and why he never got famous, until he died.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
*Under the Surface*
THE WILD ANIMAL AWARD
*Generations of Sound*
THE HERITAGE AWARD
*Ian Cognito: A Life And A Death Onstage*