Fancy rubbing shoulders with some of South East London's most talented filmmakers? Curious to see London’s southern hemisphere depicted on the big screen?
Shorts in the South will return for a 4th edition in August to showcase the very best in local filmmaking talent through a programme of short films linked to South East London. Fire up your senses in the cosy eaves of Stanley Halls with a pick-and-mix selection of comedy, horror, drama and animation, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. And don’t forget to join us in the bar after the show!
Doors 7pm / Film programme 7.30pm
BENCH: A SHORT FILM (2015) Chris Laws & Jack McKenna 5 mins Chris is upset over the loss of Jack. Jack sits down and talks to Chris trying to make him move on and carry on with his life.
I ONLY LIKE IT IF IT’S EXPENSIVE, DARLING (2015) Helen Nias & Jack Quick 3 mins Set in the near future, this is the story of a girl who only likes the best, and what happens when her boyfriend tries to give her the luxurious experience she desires via a brand new VR headset.
INTO THE BLUE LAND (2016) Peter Hewitt 6 mins A man recollects holidays with his departed family and contemplates the nature of recorded memory.
KINETIC (2016) Pauline Kausch 10 mins Five different people witness a bike accident but none of them are helping. What are their reasons? In this busy hectic world, do we still have time to care about another?
MR BEARDY ANSWERS THE PHONE (2015) Darin Caudle 10 mins A red telephone kiosk lures a gentleman into its tiny interior and engages him in a surrealist game involving a talking book, a smiling llama and British dance music of the 1920s.
MR ISSEIIFOAS (2016) Jack Wormell 1 min A video made without a camera. Contains sounds made inside and outside the filmmaker’s room, abandoned film projects, and nudity.
OPTIMUS (2015) Jamie Drew 14 mins A couple adopts a surrogate robot baby in an attempt to prove they can care for a real one. A dystopian sci-fi film with jokes.
RIBBON (2015) Dean Leon Anderson 7 mins A mother, struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her teenage son, becomes fixated with a local boy due to his uncanny resemblance.
SOLACE (2015) Sasha Denny 5 mins A powerful contemporary dance performance exploring one women’s feelings of depression and isolation from the world.
THE ROOK (2015) Smari Gunn 10 mins Two prisoners of war are made to play a game of chess for their lives. A short surreal drama set in WW2 Germany, filmed at Stanley Halls.
Experience unforgettable cinema in South Norwood’s beautiful Grade II listed Stanley Halls. On the first Wednesday of every month, Stanley’s Film Club screens an eclectic variety of film genres including cult classics, new releases, documentaries, animation and shorts, often with a nod towards local heritage.
Come along and enjoy quality cinema in our grand yet informal setting. Stanley's Film Club puts the magic and sense of occasion back into cinema-going and offers a welcoming space for film fans to come together, complemented by a bar serving craft beer and snacks.