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Whirlygig Cinema’s Making Tracks – Short films with live soundtracks

Whirlygig Cinema, Making Tracks

Preview by Jack Foley

WHIRLYGIG Cinema is hosting Making Tracks, an event supported by Arts Council England that combines short films by emerging filmmakers with live music from The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

This will take place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, East London at 7:30pm on Friday, October 11, 2013.

The project has provided a platform for new film talent since December 2010, with over 100 short films being re-scored to date. The scores are heard for the first time on the night by participating filmmakers, creating an exciting and involving atmosphere, and audiences are given a chance to see cutting-edge film in a unique context.

Katie Steed of Whirlygig Cinema said: “A re-occurring problem for new filmmakers is rights clearance of their film’s soundtrack before screening it in public. Making Tracks allows them to bypass this issue and show work publicly for the first time. They also receive a copyright-free recording of the new soundtrack.”

Philip Ilson, Director of London Short Film Festival, commented: “Making Tracks is one of London’s most original and groundbreaking short film nights, as they bring together a love of short film and a strong musical element, as the excellent Cabinet of Living Cinema house-band re-interpret the films on show with new musical scores.”

The programme will include a selection of animations, short dramas, music videos and experimental films. There will also be a post-show Q&A with filmmakers and musicians.

Find out more at Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Book online at

Film programme:

The New and the Other / dir. Joseph Caruana / 2011 / 4 mins / animation

I Want To Be Happy Cha Cha Cha / dir. Jonathan Schey / 2013 / 14 mins / drama

Master of Bingo / dir. Joon Goh / 2013 / 3 mins / music video

Things Change / dir. Jo Peel / 2012 / 3 mins / animation

The Butterfly / dir. David Baksh / 2012 / 4 mins / experimental

Glade / dir. Matt Mead / 2012 / 2 mins / experimental

Twitcher / dir. Jane Gull / 2013 / 10 mins / drama

CTRL / dir. Amy Coop / 2012 / 3 mins / drama

Marionette / dir. Frayah Humphries & Thomas Tanner / 4 mins / animation

Valtari / dir. Rebecca Culverhouse / 2012 / 8 mins / drama