Tall Orders

Dir: Various

70 mins


These shorts stand tall. An international sampler of our favourite short films on glorious 35mm.

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All in All (Alt I alt)

Torbjørn Skårild | Norway | 2003 | 4 mins

Caught in a world of rhythm, repetition and CCTV, a diver prepares to take the plunge.

Birthday (Syntymäpäivä)

Kari Juusonen | Finland | 2004 | 15 mins

A technical malfunction at the abattoir results in a battle of wills between a man and a cow.

Little Man

Martin Brierley | South Africa/UK | 2004 | 10 mins

Simeon is 13, a silent loner growing up in poverty in redneck South Africa. When he’s caught peeping at Marianna all hell breaks loose.


Andrea Östberg | Sweden | 2004 | 3 mins

A life-affirming peptalk.


Mark Walker | UK | 2004 | 18 mins

Jonathan’s marriage to Grace is easy. One night, working late in his office, he meets Mitsy, a cleaning woman. Intriguing though she is, Mitsy confronts Jonathan with a truth he would rather not acknowledge.

Shortage of Space (Plassmangel)

Geir Henning Hopland | Norway | 2003 | 6 mins

Can you imagine an episode of The Green Wing directed by Jacques Tati and scripted by Kafka? Well…


Royston Tan | Singapore | 2004 | 13 mins

The latest short from enfant terrible Tan is a musical extravaganza about Singapore’s repressive censorship system complete with dance routines, chorus lines and an homage to Abba.

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