Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2017 - Hope, The Mother of Fools

One of the UK’s foremost festivals dedicated to short film, Encounters is best known for it’s expansive competitive programmes. Divided into multiple categories and spanning hundreds of films, these offer as stylistically, generically and geographically diverse a selection as can be imagined. Yet, as with any festival of…

Interview - David France

"David France, an experienced and distinguished investigative reporter with a specific interest in issues relating to the LGBT community, turned to documentary filmmaking in 2012 with his first feature How To Survive a Plague. Welding together vast amounts of archive and research sources in a style France describes as “archival…

Feature - Cinema of the Rat

A cursory glance of the search term ‘rats’ under any news collation service will show you that most people’s adulation for animals doesn’t stretch as far as the dark eyed, pink eared, gutter crawling rodent category. News items about these critters chewing on cables, human ears and landmines…