Relativity: short fiction film

HEATH, Virginia (2002). Relativity: short fiction film. [Video]

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‘Relativity' is recognised for its cinematic investigation of point of view in short narrative film and acknowledged for its exploration of the related questions of reality and the perception of reality, truth and the perception of truth, sex and the perception of sex.

Written and directed by Heath and edited by Steve Sprung (Sprung, 2), Relativity investigates the cinematic devices and editing strategies that enable the audience to perceive one contentious ‘family’ incident from three different points of view. This has been acknowledged by a leading producer and teacher, Carl Schoenfeld, who has used Relativity as exemplary material for students around the world engaging with the problems of representing point of view in cinema.

'Relativity' won the prize for 'Best Short Film' at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2002. It was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards and won the 'Best Film' and 'Kodak' prizes in the New Zealand Drifting Clouds Film Festival 16 March, 2002 (Jury included Jamie Selkirk, producer 'Lord of the Rings', Michael Seresin, Cinematographer 'Angela's Ashes', 'Harry Potter').

The success of 'Relativity' in Drifting Clouds and other festivals provided funding for the subsequent film, "Point Annihilation".

Also shown at International Film Festivals: St. Petersburg International Film Festival, (2002); Norwegian Short Film Festival (2002); Abbeville Film Festival, France (2002); 6th Hildesheimer Kurzfilmfest, (2002); Montecatini International Film Festival (2002); Flanders International Film Festival, (2002); Drama International Film Festival, Greece (2002); "Cinema Tout Ecran", Geneva, (British Council Tour) (2002); Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada, (2002); Cleveland International Film Festival, USA (2003); Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, (2002); Brief Encounters Short Film Festival, (2004); Tampere International Film Festival, 2005 Retrospective showcase of the "Best of British Short Films".

Item Type: Video
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2011 10:48
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 15:23

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