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Interlude


Interlude is a film that interprets time and its connection with life. The abstract notion of time is defined in this piece by the relationship between math, science, memories, and nostalgia.

The Mystery of the Margate Shell Grotto


In 1835 a labourer was digging a field just outside the English seaside town of Margate.  His work was interrupted when he thrust his spade in to the soil and it simply vanished in to the ground.  The master of the nearby Dane House School, James Newlove, was made aware of this strange disappearance.  He volunteered his young son, Joshua, for the task of being lowered, candle in hand, in to the void via a length of rope Image Credit kotomiRegardless of our modern sensibilities about the health and safety of children, when Joshua was pulled back to the surface his wide-eyed tale astonished everyone.

PomPom Mirror: Seeing is Believing


PomPom Mirror by Daniel Rozin is very clever art but despite that it does exactly what it says on the metaphorical tin.

Swan Cake


Written, directed and produced by students Nikitha Mannam (India) and Amos Sussigan (Switzerland), Swan Cake is the result of an experiment of collaboration with an international crew.

The Walrus


This walrus is world-weary.  The French probably have a word for the way he feels (it escapes me) but in English we might just settle for depressed.  Something is bugging him and he cannot quite put his finger on it until, until...

Black Square


Dancers Mikalai Radziush and Olga Lanceray give an emotive performance of Black Square, which I interpret as a couple on the verge of a pivotal moment in their relationship – will they stay together or will they part?

The SS United States


The SS United States was built in 1952 and held various records including the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction.  The ship was in service for seventeen solid years.

Rise Like A Phoenix - London Contemporary Voices & Kin Choir


The Eurovision Song Contest is upon us again.  However, here’s something a little different.  Rise Like a Phoenix, sung by Conchita Wurst, won the competition last year.  Here is a rather different take on the song by London Contemporary Voices (London's leading alternative choir) and Kin Choir.   J

The Richat Structure – Earth’s Bull's-Eye


Imagine if you were an alien species intent on conquering the earth by force.  Now, you might just appear over the various capital cities of the world and wait for your countdown to get to zero or you might, being a little timid of the explosive force that you are about to unleash, wish to do it from a safe distance.  What you would need to look for, then, is a handy bull's-eye – on the bull's-eye that is the Earth itself.

What Happens Next?


It’s a crying shame that over 17,000 children under five years of age still die each day from causes that could be easily prevented.  Diseases like pneumonia and malaria still claims so many who have hardly started their lives.

Stellar Moves: The Story of Pluto


The hottest dance group in the universe, The Planets, has eight members but its members might begrudgingly allow another entry in to the team if they can be suitably impressed.  A competition is held to find the missing planet so that eight might become nine.

The 10am


There are some times in life that you need help from external sources. Step forward the Great British Workman – and his apprentice son of course.

Bokor Hill Station – Cambodia’s Abandoned Town


The history of Cambodia in the twentieth century is one of almost continual struggle and conflict. One place which encapsulates the traumatic events which the country persevered is the Bokor Hill Station.

Pale Blue Dot


I think I have lost count of the number of times I have seen animations of Pale Blue Dot, possibly the most seminal words of Carl Sagan.

The Sounds of Star Wars


Sounds can evoke memories in a way only rivalled by our sense of sight and smell.  If you enjoyed the Star Wars films as a child then this feast of sounds from the original three movies will transport you back in time as effectively as a Tardis!

The Way Home


A mouse needs a house.  And when you have a house you need things to put in it.  The Way Home is a very sweet combination of live footage and animation which tracks the journey of our new murine friend as he gathers new belongings with which to decorate his humble abode.  The animation was created b

And Then I Vanish


Have you ever looked in to somebody’s dreams? And Then I Vanish, created by Cornel Swoboda may be as close as you get to doing that for a day or two – at the very least.  This surreal motion poem started life as a spare time project for Swoboda but, as these things do, it evolved in to something quite different.

A Conversation About Growing Up Black


In this short documentary, young black men explain the particular challenges they face growing up in America.  It makes for sobering viewing when you appreciate just how much the society in which they should feel in their element has effectively excluded them as full citizens.  Yet it is also a note

Incredible Crepuscular Rays - Sunbeams Caught on Camera


Sunbeams are everywhere – yet when they are caught on camera they are often unwanted additions to a photograph.

VE Day 70 in 70 Seconds


Friday 8 May 2015 was the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe.  If you have been visiting another planet over the last few days and want to know what all the fuss is about then here it all is – VE Day 70 in 70 seconds.


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