the Festival

Two Short Nights 2009

International Short Film Festival
Fri 27-Sat 28 November 2009

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS, UK


This year the eighth Two Short Nights Film Festival showcased some of the most exciting and diverse short films from the UK and abroad. The much anticipated Phoenix Media bursary films were again premiered, as were the two new Exeter Phoenix and South West Screen Digital Shorts (supported by Devon County Council and the UK Film Council).

For the second year running the highly popular '48 Hour Film Challenge' took place along with the 'Guerrilla Filmmaking workshop' and both events produced some amazing new films in incredibly short periods of time. This year's festival also hosted a new South West Screen funded event, the 'Get Into Film: Media Mashup Conference' where audiences were encouraged to join film professionals in discussions, networking and viewing inspiring films from the South West and beyond.

Both nights of the festival kicked off with an amazing audio visual 'Mapping' event where visual artist and VJ Elliott Stallion projected a site-specific sculptural lightshow, on the front of the Exeter Phoenix building, in sync to an audio soundscape specifically produced by local audio artist Ju Murphy.

In the Exeter Phoenix Galleries, Katy Connor's latest work 'Pure Flow', commissioned through the Exeter Phoenix Digital Media Bursary was on show. 'Pure Flow' generates live, moving imagery created from the data flows between a Global Positioning System [GPS] device and the multiple satellites which triangulate its position at any one time. Pure Flow can be viewed in the Galleries along side more of Katy's work until 21 December. See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/galleries.php for more information.

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