All-in Ticket -
Films, Food & Craft Beer/ Gin
This pass gives you access to every short film screening, all networking, feature screenings, awards, and the Rebel Bar with the filmmakers + Craft Beers/ Gins & Food!
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Saturday 23rd February
10:45am - South African Spook Hunter (Feature)
1:30pm - Perceptual Bias (Short Films)
3:00pm - The Divide (Short Films)
4:30pm - Best of Rebel (Short Films)
6:30pm - Trapped (Short Films)
8:00pm - Reaching Distance (Feature)
After agreeing to spend the week with the family, it quickly becomes clear to everyone but Matty Vans that their haunting is an elaborate hoax. However, the Damon-Murray family is also harbouring a dark secret...
The Missing Piece
Baptiste, a lonely outsider, is in love with Mina, the girl from the sex hotline. One day, Baptiste gathers his courage and succeeds in convincing the young woman to accept a rendez-vous at a café in town...
A thrill-seeking ski-tourist speeds down a secluded mountain. An Indigenous ski-hunter primes his bow for the killing strike. Their paths are about to collide...
A sensual fantasist recounts her 'first time'.
Your Last Day On Earth
A Fox-dressed man breaks the spacetime limits with only one goal: to spend some time with his wife. But bellow this recreational act there’s a far more complex and ambitious plan.
Do I See What You See?
How do changes in the brain cause us to see differently? Experience the world through the eyes of people living with a rare form of dementia, affecting how they process objects and tasks around them.
Make Yourself At Home
Rauda's everyday routine changes after her mother ask her to take her place for a day at her house cleaning job.
A crime occurs on the boundary between two police forces, but all is not as it seems. Two weary policemen from either side of the county line must work in tandem, learning that two heads (and wheels) are better than one.
A small village in Franconia. A strange man moves into an abandoned house. Three locals spend their days in a pub fantasizing about the stranger. They become afraid he might bring trouble to their village. But what's the true reason of his apparition?
Father Georg goes on a skiing vacation with his wife Anna and their two-year-old daughter Livia. Deep amongst the Swiss Alps, winter resorts and old wooden cabins Georg experiences unusual incidents. Strange encounters. Is he being watched? Or his daughter?
One Minute Time Machine
Everyone needs a do-over at some point in their lives, but if we had it all to do again, we’d definitely still be selecting this. It’s Simple in premise, but ever so witty and there’s quick fire laughs a plenty.
I Used To Be Famous
We’re not the sentimental types, but looking through our back catalogue really brings out the feels. So what better way to let them all out than with this sweetly sentimental favourite that is part nostalgia, part social conscience, part twisted humour, but wholly lovable, and just gets better with every viewing.
Every now and then we have the pleasure of seeing a short film that ticks all the boxes of great filmmaking. Funny, cinematic, and oh so well paced, it really shows off how much you can do with one actor and one location.
Le Skate Moderne
Blurring the lines perfectly between documentary and mockumentary, we still haven’t figured out which way this falls. It’s quirky, cinematic, and oh so perfectly French. What’s not to love about that?
Simply breathtaking. The meticulous planning and execution of this short is nothing short of incredible. Just sit back and take it all in, and we’re sure you’ll be welling up by the end credits.
A secluded young boy unintentionally enters the magical world of his television, only to discover a darker truth to the happy facade.
Two first-time criminals find themselves out of luck when their getaway vehicle is clamped up in a multi-storey car park.
The Traffic Separating Device
A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm. It is supposed to keep normal cars away and only let buses pass. It turns into a disaster as normal cars continue to go there and hundreds of cars get destroyed every week. Tragic and funny situations occur and we follow the whole mess of human failures.
The Insecurities of Dill
After a morning of 'passion' Dill's suspicions that the woman he was made for is seeing someone else begin to bear fruit.
A short documentary film that looks at the myths and markings of South Africa's prison 'Number' gangs. The film, shot in graphic black and white, investigates the secret code spelt out and spoken across the bodies of the inmates. The film immerses its audience in the world of the Number gangs, their history, personal journeys, codes and body markings.
Sunday 24th February
11:30am - Sunday Brunch (Short Films)
1:30pm - The Underdogs (Short Films)
3:00pm - Best of Rebel (Short Films)
4:30pm - Hell Is Other People (Short Films)
6:45pm - Book Week (Feature)
9:00pm - Festival Awards
A Wreck In Paradise
In the dead of night, a drunken man just crashed his car. Yet there is light on his path... as well as a few souls, just as lost as he is.
Tea and Tinkering
A short documentary focusing on The Bristol Bike Project's Social Cycle programme. Through bike maintenance and social interaction, the programme aims to prevent members on the periphery of the local community from becoming socially isolated.
The King Of Snap Chat
A fastpaced short documentary looking into the lifestyle of Whiteboii, a local snapchat celebrity.
Rojava - A Call To Arms
In May 2017, Charlie left everything behind to go and fight against ISIS in Rojava, Kurdistan, a Middle Eastern utopia based on the notions of feminism and equality. Charlie recalls what it is like to be at war with ISIS and takes us to an outpost in the battle of Raqqa, ISIS’ capital. As Charlie re-adapts to ordinary British life, his comrades in Syria are still fighting, and paying the price. But if the price is high, so are the stakes.
The vibrant story of one pivotal night in the life of 1960s soul legend Geno Washington, as told by Geno today.
Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.
Set in the suburbs of Reykjavik, Iceland; Thick skin explores a new perspective on rape and rape culture and raises important questions about boundaries, masculinity and society.
Not With Fire, But With Paint
When Wilmer Alcaron fired that bullet into the back of young graffiti artist Diego Felipe Berrera, he did not know the corruption this would uncover within the judiciary system of Colombia.
Reaching For Greatness
This film follows Europe's first African-Caribbean elected mayor, Marvin Rees and the challenges he overcame to reach greatness.
Something Happened At Work
Kai Ove works at a desolate gas station. When he is put in charge of the register for a couple of hours, he suddenly receives more responsibility than he ever wanted as a woman shows up, fleeing from her violent ex-husband.
Lotte Reiniger: The Unsung Hero of Early Animation
A tribute to the brilliance of the late Lotte Reiniger, highlighting how her achievements have been written out of history by the power and wealth of male dominated Hollywood.
A Family Affair
Sometimes a story is so crazy it has to be true, and sometimes that story is so funny it has to be told. It’s fast paced and hilarious, so don’t take your eyes off the screen.
Not The End Of The World
Quirky, witty, sweet, nostalgic, and full of great tropes. There’s so much to love about this short animation that we wanted to share it again.
They Are Nobody
One of the tightest short films that we’ve seen over the years, which is really saying something when you consider we’ve seen thousands and this one is 15 minutes long; but not a minute is wasted. It’s a real masterclass in character exposition (amongst other things), and well deserving of a place in the best of.
Rob and Ron
It’s amazing that a film we saw so long ago stands so clearly in our memories still, but that really is a testament to just how good this short animation is. Lighthearted, short and sweet it’s sure to raise a smile.
Great performances highlighted by stunning and immersive cinematography draw you into this well crafted story. A deserving winner of the Roger Deakins Award, and of its place among our past favourites.
Keep It Light
Beibhinn, a young American, meets Como during his trip in Europe. It's love at first sight! But not only between them. For her, life in Switzerland suddenly makes sense. That's why she decides to follow her natural exuberance and to marry this young man she barely knows ...
A dark tale of two Spanish youths, living together in Spain, estranged from their family, and not conforming to a normal world. Their actions sending them down a dangerous path of indulgence, depravity and danger. One they might not return from.
Russ lives and works at a motel with his parents. When a seemingly sick girl and her mother come through, Russ becomes fascinated and tries to befriend the girl.
The 14-year-old Céline sits in a designer dress, with high hair and perfect make-up in front of her father's camera. It should be the perfect photo today, never before has so much time been invested in preparation. She looks beautiful, but how long can the outer shine obscure her emotional world? Is this really herself or is it her father's ideal, an empty template that is put on a new mask at every shooting?
But what promises to be the best week of his life professionally, spirals into seven days of hell personally.
A pregnant girlfriend, student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother in law and the prospects of living a life of unfilled dreams, force Mr Cutler to re-examine just what’s most important in his life.
TICKETS NOT REQUIRED.
One hell of a weekend for fans of Film, Food, and Booze!
With a bar stacked full of some of Bristol’s best craft beer, gin & tasty local food, join us for a rebellious weekend where you’ll get a chance to hang out with talented filmmakers and some incredible films.
– Some of the World’s Best Short Films!
– Exclusive Feature Films you (probably) won’t see anywhere else, with Q&A’s.
– Some of the Best of Bristol’s Craft Beer and Gin.
– Delicious local Street Food, Pizza, Pastries & Snacks.
– The chance to rub shoulders with some Super Talented Filmmakers!
All-in Pass: (hit ‘Show Details’ to see exactly whats included)
TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION
Address: 1532 Arts Centre, Elton Rd, Bristol BS8 1SJ
Train: Clifton Down Station is the nearest station to the Arts Centre, you can change to this station from Temple Meads.
Bus Route: The Arts Centre is situated a short walk from Whiteladies Road. (No 40 Bus from Centre).
We have partnered with Clifton Hotels and Berkeley Suites this year to offer 10% discounted stays when quoting ‘REBELFILMFEST‘. You can book your stay with them here: https://cliftonhotels.com/bristol-hotels
This will be our first Rebel Film Festival outside of Plymouth, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We’ve got big plans for our event in Bristol… expect a strong line-up of incredible international short films, feature film screenings with Q&A’s, networking parties, delicious local street food and of course, it wouldn’t be Bristol without some amazing craft beer.
The weekend-long festival will be taking place in the 1532 Performing Arts Centre on the 23rd and 24th February 2019, with an impressive cinema set-up, pop-up bar and food. Our call for entries is now open and we’ve got a specialist award category for local filmmakers.
1532 Performing Arts Centre
Ideally located near the Clifton Triangle, with a high quality audio visual system, comfortable tiered seating (240 seats) & well-stocked bar we couldn’t have asked for better venue for our first event in Bristol. During the festival weekend we’ll also be setting up a pop-up Rebel bar for attendees to relax, network and hang out between screenings, with on-site food provided by one of Bristol’s best street food vendors.