Cinema Extreme

  • 90 mins

The UK’s coolest short film scheme returns to EIFF.

UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund and Film4 to encourage and develop filmmakers with a distinctive directorial voice and cinematic flair. Previously commissioned films have been shown at festivals around the world and won many awards, from the Edinburgh Nomination for the Prix UIP Award for Best Short at EIFF for Simon Ellis' Soft to tje Oscar® for Best Short Film for Andrea Arnold's Wasp. Cinema Extreme is managed by The Bureau. The UK Film Council's investment in shorts is managed by Lifesize Pictures.

Screening with:

Five Miles Out

  • Andrew Haigh /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 18 mins

Cass is sent on a camping trip with her cousins, away from problems back home. Beneath the cliffs and among the rockpools, she finds someone to talk to: a boy with a dangerous plan.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Producer: Tristan Goligher
Exec Producer: Jo McLellan
Scriptwriter: Andrew Haigh
Editor: Lea Morement
DoP: Matyas Erdely
Production Designer: Sarah Finlay
Sound Production: Tim Barker
Music: James Edward Barker

Little Red Hoodie

  • Joern Utkilen /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 15 mins

Little Red Riding Hood re-imagined for the modern age.

Director: Joern Utkilen
Producer: Carolynne Sinclair Kidd
Scriptwriter: Joern Utkilen
Editor: Colin Monie
DoP: Ole Bratt Birkeland
Production Designer: Ruth Paxton
Sound Production: Tom Griffiths
Music: John Nairn, Aruid Sletta, Lene Alexandra

You’re The Stranger Here

  • Tom Geens /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 17 mins

Margot has a crazy leg. She lives in a fascist regime where they shoot people with crazy legs.

Director: Tom Geens
Producer: Zorana Piggott
Exec Producers: Matthieu de Braconier, Rebecca Mark-Lawson, Jo McClellan
Scriptwriter: Tom Greens
Editor: Chris Barwell
DoP: Lol Crawley
Production Designer: Jonathan Wright
Sound Production: Srdjan Kurpjel
Music: Peter Diggens

Songs For My Mother

  • Jane and Louise Wilson /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 15 mins

When Kristina and Esma meet at the costume fitting for a forthcoming movie with an illustrious director, they discover a deep rooted connection that binds them.

Director: Jane and Louise Wilson
Producer: Claire Neate James
Editor: Tom Lindsay
DoP: Jake Polonsky
Production Designer: Ben Ansell
Sound Production: Rupert Ivey, Phil Jenkins
Music: Chris Taylor, John Greswell

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  • #1 Malcolm Porteous / Sunday 28 June, 2009 / 14:06 GMT

    This was the worst hour and ha half I've ever spent in a cinema! Four cpretentious pieces of nonsense with no point to them at all. "You're the stranger here" was especially bad. I would love to hear the director explain what the *** it was supposed to be about! t makes me angry that so many good films don't get made and crap like this appeared to get money thrown at it.

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