Previously at the ICA - Films

Still: Sleep With the Fishes

Bird's Eye View UK Shorts Programme + Q&A

11 Mar 2007

From quirky dance film to hard-hitting drama, this is a showcase of the best emerging UK talent. Included is winner of the UK Film Council Kodak Best Short Film Award, The Other Man, world premiere of thought provoking documentary Ordinary Magic, plus mesmerizing animations.

One Hundredth of a Second

A young photojournalist is forced to face the consequences of her work in a war zone.

Dir Susan Jacobson, UK 2006, 6 mins

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic consists of a series of interviews with six Londoners in their seventies and eighties, each of them offering intimate observations on their lifelong quest for meaning and knowledge.

Dir Deborah Anzalone, 2006, 9 mins


Desires is a composite of stop frame and drawn animation and live action footage. A delightfully tender adaptation of Gaia Holme's poem.

Dir Kate Jessop, 2006, 2 mins

Night Practice

Shot on a pitch in the middle of the night in Coventry, Night Practice combines the structure of meticulous training with simple, magical wonder.

Dir Susanna Wallin, UK 2006, 3 mins

A Moment

In this touching and poignant portrayal of grief we view a moment of sexual intimacy through the eyes of an elderly woman grieving her lover of a life-time.

Valeria Ruiz, 2006, 5 mins

Girl With the Short Hair

A little girl has to 'prove' she's a girl to some boys at a party. Recounting the episode to her mother, we discover that a five-year olds' logic can bring about hilarious results.

Dir Marjam Mohajer, 2006, 3 mins

Tingal Tangel

"I found an old photograph of a wooden dance machine from a Weimar Berlin Cabaret show. It inspired me to build a wooden dance machine that parodied the old chorus lines of the 1920's." Kathryn Ferguson

Dir Kathryn Ferguson, UK 2006, 2 mins

The Other Man

Winner of both the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the UK Film Council Kodak Best Short Film Award, The Other Man, starring BAFTA nominated Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House), is a brilliantly observed story about a husband's reaction to some shocking news.

Dir Dicynna Hood, 2006, 15 mins

Sleep With the Fishes

A flotilla of imagined vessels glide across a bright blue sea, struggling to stay afloat. This bizarre and wonderful animation is set to enchanting music of the Tiger Lilies.

Dir Belle Mellor, 2005, 4 mins


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