We've seen most of the Oscar nominated movies this year, but we're still mad keen to watch Badgered - the nominated British animation featuring a badger trying to get some kip. Sharon Colman's short was made for only £5000 so it'd be nice to see it do well. You can see an excerpt here, but it's also one of the highlights at the International Women's Day Gala down at the NFT as part of the Birds Eye View Film Festival's 2006 season.
The evening will be introduced by The Fast Show's Arabella Weir, directors will be on hand to talk about their work and there's an after screening party with music provided by some of London's top female DJs from 10pm until midnight. The thing kicks off at 8pm on March 8th.
Fourteen: Hannah awakes to a momentous day of gifts and attention. It's her birthday. But what else? Beautifully shot and ultimately shocking film about one of America's subcultures.
Holiday: A stolen car and some spliff on a summer day; a holiday of sorts. A strong, visually fresh entry into direction from the writer of "Wonderland" (dir. Michael Winterbottom) and "Me Without You" (dir. Sandra Goldbacher).
Susie: Controversial winner of the Jameson Short Film Award, in this textiles animation a woman's masturbatory fantasies become a bizarre folk tale about a voracious vagina that cannot be silenced.
Uten Tittel: An overwhelmingly beautiful poetic film about a cruel theme told in a way that doesn't allow the spectators to close their eyes. The meaning may be hard to tie down, but the images stir deep and stay with you.
Fish Eye: A humorous and insightful documentary told from the perspective of a carp in the Czech Republic.
Last Updated 10 February 2006