+++The Festival explores what it is to be human in our world's dynamic societies+++
Thursday, 23rd of July
The Glad Cafe
Time: 6pm – 10pm
[The struggle of women around the world + Performance by Orphaned Limbs Collective]
The night will introduce the festivals programme with talks from the festival team covering the workshops, lectures and performances they are holding. Ross Whyte will be screening his projection piece on Alice in Wonderland followed by 2 shorts and a feature film with post screening discussions; Ella, Minerita and Bintou. Each film gives a glimpse into women’s lives in different countries and their fight to survive and be self-dependent.
+Orphaned Limbs Collective+
Founded by Thania Acarón and Ross Whyte the collective is an interdisciplinary and multicultural team of artists based in Scotland which helps promote links between communities and new artistic collaborations. The Collective’s work includes dance, theatre, music, film and spoken word, with projects that feature Scottish settings and site-specific choreography. Performing since early 2012 with successful productions in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dumfries and Galloway, as well as a recent commission for Woodend Barn in Banchory and Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen. Orphaned Limbs Collective will soon embark on tour taking its projects throughout Scotland and internationally and expanding on its community workshops.
Friday, 24th of July
Time: 5.30pm – midnight
[Lifting the Veil with Film editing lecture + The Human Condition with Director Talk]
The night hosts 2 screening programmes, each programme screens 5 shorts with post screening discussions. The 1st ‘Lifting the Veil’ looks into the lives of people around the world and their lack of human rights with guest speaker Nigel Honey an acclaimed film. The 2nd screening ‘The Human Mind’ looks at how people’s thoughts and emotions evolve and psychological issues they face.
Nigel has had an interest in the arts since starting his career in TV and Film at the age of 16. He has over Seventeen years’ experience in Television and Film Editing, as well as completing a BA (Hons) in Media Production from University of West Scotland, and a two year DTLLS teaching qualification to lecture in Further and Higher Media Education, he was trained at Pinewood Studios and is one of only three Certified Instructors in the whole of Scotland to teach AVID Media Composer editing used in 80% of TV and Film editing within the UK and Hollywood. His work has been screened at Cannes, Raindance, Berlin, Bordeaux, Edinburgh and BAFTA film festivals.
Saturday, 25th of July
Location: The Old Hairdressers
Time: 5.30pm – 12am
[Love is a Four Letter World (Love) with Storytelling art workshop + Migration with Performance by Orphaned Limbs Collective]
The night hosts 2 screening programmes; the 1st ‘Love’ screens 9 shorts with post screening discussions and looks at many types of love. The screening also includes a 1hr workshop by Illustrator Sarune Savickaite which will allows the audience to tell a story through imagery and the production team for ‘No Hope for Men Below’ will be on hand to answer questions. The 2nd screening ‘Migration’ tells the stories of people moving for a better life with post screening discussions and movement performance by Thania Acarón.
Originally from Lithuania she moved to England in 2006 and studied illustration at the University of Bedfordshire. With a passion for the human mind she perused a degree in Psychology and has just graduated from the University of St Andrews. Whilst studying at St Andrews she continued to illustrate and was part of the Students’ Association Design Team and taught students about character design, typography, illustration and book binding. As Head of Publicity for ‘On the Rocks arts festival’ she ran the publicity campaign, helped organized the end of year exhibition and illustrated the catalogue. Now living in Glasgow, she is combining illustration with psychology to create children's stories and workshops which focus on expressing yourself and stories through illustration and storyboarding
Sunday, 26th of July
Location: The Glad Cafe
Time: 5.30pm – 10pm
[Dependency + Directors' Talk & Workshop by Orphaned Limbs Collective]
The final night of the festival looks back at the inspiration behind the festival, screening 2 shorts and a feature which look at different forms of Independence with post screening discussions. The night starts with a movement and body responses to film workshop by Orphaned Limbs Collective members Thania Acarón & Ross Whyte.
1006A Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
THE OLD HAIRDRESSERS
27 Renfield Lane, Glasgow G2 6PH