“The young filmmakers of tomorrow” Joey Levenson, HERO
Watch a selection of short films and get a taster of what to expect in Playback. Created by emerging artist filmmakers from across England, all aged under 25, these ground-breaking shorts deal with a range of contemporary themes such as female creativity, the beauty of the urban jungle, industrial cultures and the lesser-known stories of modern-day migration.
A rebellious, gender-fluid reflection on the cis-gendered society we exist in, playing with ideas of political correctness via the medium of dance.
A eulogy for the industrial past of South Shields that combines documentary audio with newly shot sequences.
Set in 1970s England, an introverted young boy discovers the transcendental and alluring brilliance of Bowie. Winner of the Best Film by a 16-18 year old award at the 10th BFI Future Film Festival 2017.
The Law of the Sea
Elmaz Ekrem & Dominika Ożyńska
An animation tells the story of the refugee crisis from the often unheard perspective of the fisherman on the island of Lesvos, Greece.