World Building: Experimental Shorts 12A

Mon 24 – Sat 29 Jun, from 6pm | FREE

Free Event

Duration: 90 mins

Certificate: 12A


Short film, more than any other medium, has a long and rich history of producing experimental work. The first short films, after all, were experiments, the first stepping stones in the development of cinema as an artform. Ever since, artists have continued to push the boundaries of visual storytelling, using techniques both classical and cutting-edge.


Our World-Building programme, specially curated by gallery curators and artists, presents 11 incredible stories worldwide, using analogue film, stop-motion animation, CGI animation and much more to create new worlds bound only by their creators’ imaginations.


Running order:


Picturing Wonderland 2022 Dir Alfie Elms United Kingdom 8:24


Noli Timere 2022 Dir Antti Tanttu Finland 6:29


Flash Frame 2023 Dir Catherine Mosier-Mills United States 10:03


Alone in the Forest 2023 Dir Thomas Keevil United Kingdom 0:49


Water Nation 2023 Dir Kim Spierenburg Netherlands 3:47


Nine Homes of the Land Surveyor 2022 Dir Yalun Li United States 15:00


Roses, Pink and Blue 2022 Dir Julia Yezbick United States 5:26


The Fallen 2022 Dir Sinew Zhang United States 1:46


The Collection 2023 Dir Xinyu Gao United Kingdom 4:22


Fumee 2023 Dir Jamaal Pascall United States 2:00


Whispers in the Subterranean 2023 Dir Kelvin Zhu China 19:44

Times & tickets

Mon 24 Jun

Tue 25 Jun

Wed 26 Jun

Thu 27 Jun

Fri 28 Jun

Sat 29 Jun

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