Documentary shortsCurrently in its 10th year, The Smalls Film Festival has now become an intrinsic part of the London film scene. From discovering young talent and creating networking opportunities to showcasing a great selection of short films, this is the place to be this September. For this one brace yourselves for a documentary compilation that will please even the most demanding.
Dir: Ben Lankester / UK / 5:00
Robert is a portrait of musician Robert Vincent. Shot in his hometown of Liverpool, and across the UK, the film explores the struggles and joys of being a musician on the road.
Across Still Water
Dir: Ruther Grimberg / UK / 13:00
Losing his sight to an incurable disease and under pressure to make difficult decisions, John ventures into the night to cast his line for carp at the bottom of London's hidden lakes.
Dir: Ellie King / UK / 5:00
A unique perspective on the changing landscape of Hackney, following Barry on the milk run he has done for the past thirty-three years.
Dir: Ivor Slepov / UK / 10:25
Liam McLaughlan is a 17 year-old from Glasgow's Easterhouse Estate who has a passion for transforming his world, not out of bitterness or frustration, but out of hope and aspiration. Liam's political engagement is deeply personal, but also provides a window into the intertwined nature of Scotland's Independence debate. A sensitive portrayal of a young man and the city he dearly loves as his home at a crucial juncture in Scottish history.
Dir: Jeremy Pang / Singapore / 9:20
With a drastic decline in the provision shop business in Singapore, owners from a 53- year-old provision shop share their feelings of their work in the trade.
The Guts of the Sea
Dir: Richard Crandon / UK / 9:09
Artist Terry Setch, 79, is an avid beachcomber often found mumbling and stumbling through the grayscale surroundings of Wales' industrial coastline. Exploring the battle between land and sea, he is fascinated by society's tumultuous relationship with nature.
Dir: Rebecca Coley / UK / 10:40
Steamers follows the regular patrons of the Docklands Sauna and Steam in East London. Friends who have been steaming together for decades share their love of steam, stories and therapy amongst the hot air. A film that's about community, camaraderie and friendship.
Tickets include a free drink.