Short Beats: Short Film Program Ages 15+

2.00PM Sun 13 Oct 2019 (1hr 26mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

BIFF’s program of short films celebrates the unique craft of short-form filmmaking — a platform for emerging filmmakers that delicately balances the nuanced skill of storytelling and visual language, with imagination the only limitation. QAGOMA is thrilled to present its inaugural BIFF Short Film Awards in 2019, including the Screen Queensland Short Film Award for Queensland-made shorts, with the goal of discovering and supporting the next generation of Queensland’s creative talent.

Gertrude

Gertrude is a young girl who believes without a doubt that she is destined for greatness; she has lots of talents but is distracted by the growing conflict between her parents, which finally leads her to her true calling.

The Walking Fish

With a dream to venture into the human world and evolve into the perfect individual, an amphibious sea creature hopes to overcome the boundaries of her body and transform into a human woman. But even among the humans she remains restless.

Minor Key

A tender and colourful portrait of a man disconnected from the world, and his son's attempt to reach out to him.

Blackwood

Blackwood intertwines spoken word with traditional narrative form to explore the intricacies of family, self-love and empowerment and, more subtly, the social politics that exist within small-town Australia.

Raymonde or the Vertical Escape

Stitching 2D and stop-motion animation together, Raymonde or the Vertical Escape is a beautiful tale of a fed-up owl. Tired of peas, aphids, dirty panties and digging in her kitchen garden, she longs for sex, love and the vastness of the sky. Having always looked to her faith for answers, Raymonde takes a new approach to liberate herself.

Troll Bridge

An old barbarian and his talking horse embark on a suicidal quest to battle a bridge troll. Troll Bridge is a live-action, hand-animated hybrid,
lovingly retelling the Discworld fairytale by Sir Terry Pratchett.

CREDITS

GERTRUDE

10 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: MIEKA THOROGOOD / SCRIPTWRITER: MIEKA THOROGOOD / PRODUCER: MATTHEW KEEN / CAST: SUMMER ROBERTSON, JANELLE BAILEY, KOREY WILLIAMS, HERBERT REIDY-THOROGOOD / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

THE WALKING FISH

19 MINUTES, NETHERLANDS, JAPAN, JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: THESSA MEIJER / SCRIPTWRITER: THESSA MEIJER / PRODUCERS:  HALAL, CHRISTINE ANDERTON, GIJS KERBOSCH, GIJS DETERMEIJER, ROEL OUDE NIJHUIS / CAST: MADO KARASUMORI, KOUME HIWATARI, SHOGO AMO / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

MINOR KEY

12 MINUTES, GERMANY, SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: IVAN SAINZ-PARDO / SCRIPTWRITER: IVAN SAINZ-PARDO / PRODUCERS: IVAN SAINZ-PARDO, GUILLERMO DELGADO / CAST: MIGUEL RELLÁN, DAVID TORTOSA, NATIVIDAD OROZCO / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

BLACKWOOD

12 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: KALU OJI / SCRIPTWRITER: KALU OJI / PRODUCER: MIMO MUKII / CAST: FARO MUSODZA, DALITSO MTUGA, LANDRY BEREWA, EMMANUEL MGBADIEFE, MAHALIA BROWN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

RAYMONDE OR THE VERTICAL ESCAPE

16 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: SARAH VAN DEN BOOM / SCRIPTWRITER: SARAH VAN DEN BOOM / PRODUCERS: RICHARD VAN DEN BOOM, JEAN-FRANÇOIS BIGOT, CAMILLE RAULO / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

TROLL BRIDGE

16 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DANIEL KNIGHT / SCRIPTWRITER: DANIEL KNIGHT (BASED ON THE ORIGINAL STORY BY TERRY PRATCHETT) / PRODUCER: AHREN MORRIS / CAST: DON BRIDGES, JOHN JENKINS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP