Caian’s film part of BFI Future festival

  • 01 February 2024

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A short film by Gonville & Caius College student Zebulon Goriely (Computational Linguistics PhD 2021) has been selected to be shown at the British Film Institute Future Film Festival 2024 later this month.

A man in a yellow cardigan and white t-shirtThe BFI event for is a festival for aspiring filmmakers aged 16 to 25, to be held from February 15 to 18. It will be taking place in-venue at BFI Southbank, online globally for free, and for the first time in cinemas UK-wide, showing 55 short films from all over the world.

Zeb’s film 36,000 words for love is in the Family theme which explores relationships. The shortlisted films “mine the richest seams of modern family life”, the BFI says.

The film “is an experimental film documenting a weekend spent at the filmmaker’s home, using nothing but a microphone and a vintage film camera”, the BFI adds.

Zeb’s film can be watched on his YouTube channel and below. It has been shortlisted for the award of Best Micro Short film at the BFI Future Film Festival.

Zeb, pictured, is also Festival Director of the Watersprite Film Festival, the world’s largest student film festival, which takes place from March 1 to 3 in Cambridge and online.

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