EVENT | BFI Film Academy Recommends... Halloween Shorts
These screenings will take place online for free on QFT Player from Friday 22 October - Monday 1 November.
BFI Film Academy Recommends: Halloween Shorts
Programmed by Ones to Watch at the Nerve Centre in partnership with Dark Hedges Film Festival:
A young priest is sent to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote community.
Ireland | 2015 | Dir. Brian Deane | Duration: 15 mins
At the precipice of womanhood and plagued with foreboding dreams, Maria must confront the mistrust of her family as a strange epidemic sweeps though Ireland.
Ireland | 2019 | Dir. Suri Grennel | Duration: 9 mins
In the wilds of Connemara an engineer and his daughter are targeted by an ancient and angry force from within the earth itself.
Ireland | 2015 | Dir. Brian Deane | Duration: 12 mins
- Woodland Cemetery
A photographer shoots an assignment in a Stockholm cemetery. When the photographer shoots a picture of a private moment, she soon finds out that this haunting image is more than she bargained for.
Sweden | 2020 | Dir. Niels Bourgonje | Duration: 10 mins
Programmed by Gage Oxley (he/they) through the BFI Film Academy Venue Fund:
- Ouzo And Blackcurrant
On a sunny afternoon, two old school friends, Jeanie and Esta, take a nostalgic trip to the junkyard where they used to drink as wayward teens. But this place is now tainted by tragedy, and Jeanie makes a horrific discovery when she raises her phone to take a photograph.
UK | 2019 | Dir. Nat Luurtsema (she/her) | @mini_prods | Duration: 7 mins
- Jeff Drives You
A lonely gay man falls in love with an artificially intelligent car over the course of a road trip.
UK | 2019 | Dir. Aidan Brezonick | @ | Duration: 18 mins
BFI Film Academy Recommends: Horror Roundtable
Complementing the BFI Film Academy Recommends Halloween Shorts package, we're delighted to get stuck into the genre with this roundtable event.
Chaired by horror aficionado and Fanomenon programmer of the BAFTA and Academy Award Qualifying Leeds International Film Festival, Martin Grund joins award-winning writer/director Aislinn Clarke, the first woman from Northern Ireland to write and direct a horror film; and Joanne Mitchell, a trained actor, writer and producer who received critical success with her debut horror film.
Take a seat at this roundtable discussion, and immerse yourself in a world of independent horror film production.
Free to watch on QFT Player from Friday 22 October - Monday 1 November.
BFI Film Academy Recommends: In Conversation With Graham Humphreys
We're also pleased to present this pre-recorded in conversation event with iconic graphic designer Graham Humphreys.
Influenced by his love of the horror genre, he found himself in a chance contract to create a UK poster for The Evil Dead. Such was the success of the film, that further commissions brought his visionary paint-work to some of the biggest and best horror films of the 80s and 90s, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, and other home staple VHS sleeves.
Available on QFT Player from Friday 22 October – Monday 1 November.
BFI Film Academy Recommends: SFX Prosthetics and Horror Makeup Workshop with Rosie Toas
Join Rosie Toas, Special FX Make Up artist for film and television, for a practical make up and prosthesis tutorial to get the most out of your Halloween look. Rosie also speaks to our guest programmer Gage Oxley about her pathway into the industry, her degree training in Prosthetics & Media Make up and her day to day work in character make up, prosthetics & props design.
Free to watch on QFT Player from Friday 22 October – Monday 1 November.
Follow Rosie: @rosietoas @_slayfx
Recommends are programmes of screenings of highly recommended films made by new and established filmmakers, providing young people with the opportunity to appreciate and learn about the art of cinematic storytelling.
BFI Film Academy Venue Education Fund in delivered in NI by the Nerve Centre in partnership with QFT and Film Hub NI.
The BFI Film Academy programme is supported using funds from the National Lottery.