Guerrilla Filmmaking Festival 2014

I run a module at my university, and it is called Guerrilla Filmmaking.

As mentioned in a previous blog, students are asked to make a series of short films in relatively short order and without necessarily having access to traditional filmmaking equipment. I shan’t explain this too much in detail, since it is mentioned (at much greater length) in that previous blog.

Indeed, the changes between last year and this year were minimal in terms of the exercises set for the students. Nonetheless, the films produced were equally excellent, and so I’d like – belatedly, but finally – to curate a bunch of them on my blog for people to look at.

Remember – this is about making a film with minimal resources, on a set topic and always with a formal constraint. Along these lines:

1.     Make a film that does not feature moving images and which responds to the question: what is the meaning of Europe?

2.     Make a film that does not feature any synchronisation between image and sound, which does not feature any music, and which documents an issue of concern local to you.

3.     Make an experimental, animated or found footage film that deals with recent political events, be those global or local.

4.     Make a film about a human rights issue using only a mobile phone and/or other telecommunications technology (i.e. do not use a dedicated camera).

5.     Make a silent film that consists only of one take, and which is about multiculturalism.

So, without further ado, here are some excellent films from the Class of 2013-2014!

1.     Make a film that does not feature moving images and which responds to the question: what is the meaning of Europe?

The Foreigner by Anaurelino Negri da Costa Silva

Evropa by Maya Djurdjevic

En Tourist by Anders Hammer

Postcards from Europe by Marc Moyce

Europe by Lerke Sofie Bruun

2.     Make a film that does not feature any synchronisation between image and sound, which does not feature any music, and which documents an issue of concern local to you.

Aylesbury Estate by Maya Djurdjevic

Aspiration by Joshua Bessell

Guilt by Anaurelino Negri da Costa Silva

Anxiety by Michael Athan Ryan

Open Your Eyes, Benita by Benita Paplauskaite

Film #2 by Josh Fenwick-Wilson

Getting the Train Home for the Weekend by Seb Barnett

Local Concern by Anders Hammer

3.     Make an experimental, animated or found footage film that deals with recent political events, be those global or local.

We’re Here For Your Safety by Michael Athan Ryan and Lee Upton

Eat My Fear by Anaurelino Negri da Costa Silva

Film #3 by Josh Fenwick-Wilson

The Life Blood Machine by Marc Moyce

Political Events by Mary Burnett

4.     Make a film about a human rights issue using only a mobile phone and/or other telecommunications technology (i.e. do not use a dedicated camera).

Private Moments by Mary Burnett

Final Cut by Steven Russell

5.     Make a silent film that consists only of one take, and which is about multiculturalism.

Dilution by Myles Bevan

Access by Marc Moyce

Film #5 by Josh Fenwick-Wilson

Multiculture by Benita Paplauskaite

Multiculturalism by Seb Barnett and Will Davis

My Cultured London by Parisa Heydarkhani

Portobello by Jethro Gayanilo

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About wjrcbrown

I am a Lecturer in Film at Roehampton University. I am a sort of filmmaker.
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