Gold on Film


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Goldsmiths Film Festival 16th - 20th March

Gold on Film 2018 Submissions now open.

Our annual film festival, Gold on Film runs from 16th - 20th March 2018.

The festival is a celebration of everything moving image happening in Goldsmiths. 

Friday 16th March: Queerama & Sign (15)

From a treasure trove of archive, traversing a century of gay experiences, Queerama guides us intimately into the lives of gay men and women in the 20th century - a century of incredible change.

Playing with Sign: a (non) silent film in the world of a New York deaf gay relationship.

Saturday 17th March: From Lewisham to Cairo - The World Through Your Eyes (15)

  • Manilla High - Life in Company with Death
  • Bhering, the Making of an Arts Factory
  • The Battle of Lewisham Film
  • Facing Karadzic
  • Cairo Syndrome

These five documentaries introduce us to grave diggers in Manilla, an ex-chocolate factory turned art centre in Rio, the legacy of the Balkans war, and the beautiful frustration of Cairo, before bringing us home to where the people of Lewisham defeated the National Front.

Sunday 18th March: Animation & Experimental (15)

  • Metamorphos-ish
  • obvious
  • To the Woman in the Frame
  • In Circles
  • Rauber & Gendarm
  • Tracing Coyotes - A Dog Crosses My Way

Throwing up delights and surprises in equal measure, this raft of talented makers explore what is possible in film narratively, visually and conceptually.

Sunday 18th March: The Lives of Others - Loving, Creating and Surviving (15)

  • Love According to Tinder
  • DIAL M
  • Lula
  • Twenty Minutes
  • Revising Anneliese

These films look at some exceptional lives and their influence. A woman who stood up to rape culture, a forgotten fashion designer and a wife who flees the Nazis in a bid for freedom- all intermingle with a woman looking for love in London and an unusual performance artist.

Monday 19th March: Big Fish & Begonia (TBC)

It is a world within our world, unseen by any human. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows. This is a groundbreaking move in Chinese animation.

Tuesday 20th March: The Closer We Get (12A)

A powerful and bittersweet portrait of loyalty, broken dreams and redemption, told by its director and reluctantly dutiful daughter Karen. The film takes you under the skin of the family household as she retrns for this long goodebye.


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