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Held Festival brings 26 films to Matthew's Yard in Croydon
Ever fancied watching 26 films in a day?
A film festival coming to Matthew's Yard on Saturday offers the chance to do just that.
Held Festival brings together dozens of short documentaries for an afternoon of thought-provoking cinema in the studio theatre.
The brainchild of Donna Lipowitz and Benjamin Bridges, the open-submission festival features flicks inspired by subjects as diverse as cave unicycling, kebabs and the art of dance.
Mr Bridges said: "The idea was to put together a casual screening of films that was accessible and engaging for a wide audience."
Some of the directors featured will be on-hand to answer questions.
The festival opens at 2.30pm and films will finish at 7pm.
The films will be screened in five 'acts' with short breaks in between.
The main event will be followed by a party featuring live music from Seeds of Doubt and food.
Entry is free.
Pick of the films:
Cave Unicycling by Michael and Katie Garrett, UK, 6:21
On a recent trip to Cardiff, Michael and Katie Garrett were lucky enough to witness and film the worlds newest extreme sport.
Surrounded by Arne Korner, Germany, 10:00
The story of a vinyl pressing plant. It is the biography of a thing, this machine. It tells us with every movement and every sound its own story.
My Forest by Sebastian Pins, Belgium, 6:56
With the view of a child, travel throughout the forest to discover its magic, its mysteries and its meetings…
An Undertaking by Ed Emsley, Doc, UK, 10:00
This documentary accesses the inner-workings of the independent undertaker, to see what makes them tick.
The Wend by Daniel Farah, Mexico, 3:30
A distressed man gets liberated from his mind's entrapment through the art of dance.
Oh Holy Cow by Alexandre Rufin, Canada, 5:01
The time is very late. The night sky is pitch black. But still, Didier must see his cow.
Hands of Hollywood by Ryan Palmieri, USA, 8:21
The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of Steve Hershon, Hollywood's go-to hand insert model.
Con Brio by Sandra Eber, Canada, 4:14
An experimental stop-motion pinhole camera film featuring flowers flowers in full out action.
A Roost for Every Bird, Jack Wormell, UK, 5:42
A journey around a place you never see. Inspired by a friend who, surprisingly, had a really nice kebab in Camberwell, South London.
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