The BFI London Film Festival - Short Film Competition One

The BFI London Film Festival - Short Film Competition One

At the weekend, we attended the BFI London Film Festival, to see the Short Film Award Programme 1.

We saw a collection of 6 short films that had been nominated. They were all remarkably different, and covered important topics, such as race, emotion, sexuality and war.

‘The Trembling Giant’ directed by Patrick Tarrant was particularly interesting, a documentary of some of America’s oldest trees. The film was cleverly shot through a moving 16mm take-up reel. The film was bizarrely intense, and uncomfortable to watch at times - it certainly captured the attention of the audience. Why it was so captivating ...