Next screening will be: Tuesday 20th February, 2018! 20/02/18
The Showroom Cinema Main Bar, Paternoster Row,Sheffield S1 2BX
What a cracking January screening we had with over 75 guests! The room was buzzing – loads of filmmakers, cast, crew and loads of others on hand to enjoy all our short films. And now February’s screening promises more of the same!
Showroom Shorts will be back at the Showroom Cinema on Tuesday 20th February and we have a truly varied, awesome programme for oyuu this month: we’ve got it all: comedy, animation, horror, period drama, music videos, docs, promos and more! We’ll be screening 72 mins of short films and we’ll also be raffling off prizes: cinema tickets, film posters and more! 18 films in total on the big screen for you!
And it’s all free!
Here’s the line up:
I Am Henry – Dir. Jan Hendrik Verstraten, 2015
In the hour of his death, Henry VIII contemplates his life, loves and those he has wronged, wondering if he has earned his place at God’s table.An award-winning British short. Cinematography by Robert Beck.
Two Wrongs – Dir. Nick Adamson, 2017 – 5.41
1984 – In the midst of violent clashes across the UK pitching miners against police, terrorists against soldiers and society against the red menace, two men meet in a basement to duke it out. Who wins?
Khawadjat – Dir. Bentley Brown, 2016 – 3.28
Bentley Brown is an America-born kid transplanted in Chad where his father moved to work as a doctor. Dispersed around the world in the wake of the 2008 rebellion, he rediscovers tapes from a home video camera that he bought as a teenager to start making movies with friends in his neighborhood, Quartier Khawadjat. In Khawadjat, the film, he revisits these videos, exploring our desperate fixation with images of our past.
Lack – Dir. Mai Alshaibani, 2016 – 00.45
An experimental essay piece on the Lacanian concept of lack, as told through glitchy and decayed home video from my childhood in Chicago.
A Line of Party – Dir. Alicia Kremser, 2017 – 1.23
A fashion clip presenting Christopher Cheong’s collection “A Line of Party”. A girl explores a night of breaking out of her social conventions and lets herself feel the atmosphere of a rave where she forgets about all limits.
Nu Age Solidarity – ‘Muslim vs. Hippy’ – Dir. Omar Aysha, 2017 – 3.12
An uncalled for “friendly” suggestion at a Muslim information stall escalates.
And They Lived – Episode 1: Snow White – Dir. Dan Loops, 2017 – 4.19
What happens AFTER the ‘happily ever after’? Find out in this episodic mockumentary as we catch up with your favourite Disney Princesses’. In this episode, we talk to Snow White.
Literally Hell – Episode 2 – Dir. Robert Poller, 2017 – 8.16
Literally Hell 2 is a sequel from Literally Hell. It features three demons as main characters and they are Damien, Lucy and Mary. Three demons are on a School trip to the Dungeon of Nightmares were the demons face their own personal nightmares!
My Husband has Booked Our Funeral – Dir. Jamie Scrutton, 2018 – 2.50
This stop-motion animation is about a couple taking a trip to book their funeral. Adapted from a whimsical anecdote of mine. Written, recited and animated by me.
The Runaways – Teaser for Feature Film – Dir. Richard Heap, 2017 – 1.30
After the death of their father three children and the family’s donkeys are chased across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. It’s a throwback to classic children’s adventure films but with a modern aesthetic. This is 90 seconds of material from the first week of a feature shoot. Produced by Sheffield’s Slackjaw Film.
Moon (Promotional Film) – Dir. Richard Heap, 2017 – 1.59
Moon are a Sheffield company that make clothing for climbers. The brief was to highlight Moon’s latest collection but in an urban environment.
This is Sheffield – Dir. Nick Crossland, 2018 – 1.00
As Channel 4 weighs up relocating out of London, Sheffield’s creatives and filmmakers were invited to contribute to this online video for Sheffield City Council, which sets out why “If Channel 4 was a city, it would be Sheffield”. Nearly 300 clips were received, and its focus on personality and people attempted to really capture the spirit of the city, as well as underlining the quality and variety of TV and films being produced in the city. Edited as a punchy 60 second promo, it used as much local talent as possible including voiceover, music, graphics and editing.
Lucy Spraggan: “Drink Till We Go Home” – Dir. Helene Michaelides, 2017 – 2.18
Music promo. Live at The Devil’s Arse, 2017. Produced by Cuckoo Films.
The Everly Pregnant Brothers: “Costapound” – Dir. Helene Michaelides, 2017 – 2.40
Christmas Concert 2017, featuring Richard Hawley & Reverend & The Makers’ John McClure. Produced by Cuckoo Films.
Seafarer: Monique Sliedrecht – Dir. Toby Watts, 2017
Promo for the artist Monique Sliedrecht who works in the North of Scotland painting landscapes.
Storytelling with a Twist – Dir. Toby Watts, 2017
Promo for the storytelling and craft-making service that Carrie Twist provides for people suffering with dementia and others in care homes. She brings people’s life histories alive.
LXVE: ‘Insane’ – Dir Jason Waterz, 2017
Music video ‘Insane’ by LXVE is about a young man who catches attention of a beautiful lady while out with friends but does he have the heart to seal the deal…
Eight Count – Dir. Steven Windle, 2017 – 2.18
Eight count is centered around the boxing worlds journeyman fighters. The path of a boxing champion is littered with the journeyman fighters, who have each played a part in making that fighter’s dream of become a reality.
My Crazy Hand – Dir. Molly Brown, 2018 – 4.41
He was the world’s greatest pianist until the day he tried to pit an avocado. The hand transplant was successful….but who was the donor?
Want to show your film at Showroom Shorts? Is it time to celebrate your work? Have you got an exciting film to share? Great! Read on…
What is Showroom Shorts?
Showroom Shorts is a monthly screening of short films held on the third Tuesday of the month at the Showroom Cinema in the Main Bar. It is a screening in a relaxed and informal environment, usually in two halves of about 35-40 mins each. We bring you the best in films that are made in the region, as well as award-winning, awesome short films from further around the world.
Its free to attend and submit your film, so come down and join us! Submissions are open on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Simply email a preview link to firstname.lastname@example.org and supply a short summary of the film (2-3 lines) and a still photo if the film is accepted (Rob will respond to you).
We invite all 18+ students, plus their casts, crews and families, to attend the screenings and present their films to the audience.
Please keep in mind that unfortunately those under 18 are not permitted in the bar of the Showroom Cinema after 9pm.
Send us your films – don’t delay!