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Petty party politics gets animated - literally - in this amateur cartoon with a message.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1964 3 mins
If you've got something to say, animation is a great medium to get your point across, even for an amateur. Derek Phillips made over 40 films in under a decade, taking on religion, politics, the environment and the art world. Constantly experimenting with technique, in this film he recreates binary politics through a red and blue design, with the characters reduced to simple mouthpieces and empty gestures - and with a typically pessimistic conclusion.
Amateur film 1994 8 mins Location: Harlesden
A female protagonist falls prey to the ‘Shadowman’, who stalks his victim before attack. Uses stop-motion animation as well as live action.
George on a Cycling Tour through Sussex
Amateur film 1961 14 mins Silent
A surrealistic animation featuring cut-out characters on a beserk bicycle ride through Sussex towards a final destination in the Brighton Dome.
Howway the Lasses
Documentary 1977 1 mins Location: Northumberland
This jaunty hand-drawn animation charts the history of womens revolutionary road to freedom in the North East - from Stone Age sister to suffragette of the twentieth century.
Is This Your Life?
Amateur film 1957 9 mins Silent
An unusual and visually sophisticated commentary on the routine drabness and drudgery of everyday suburban existence.
Larn Yersel' Geordie
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1980 11 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Learn how to speak Geordie with a riotous animation of Scott Dobsons popular vernacular lessons.
Amateur film 1981 2 mins
The puzzle that kick-started the 1980s comes to life in this amateur animation.
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -
Behind the Scene
Amateur film 1962 5 mins Location: Stanmer
The Sussex village of Stanmer becomes Occupied Holland in this short film from the Scotts Film Unit - where the film makers are as evident as the cast members
Canterbury and Dover
Amateur film 1960 8 mins Silent Location: Canterbury
Peter Mills' film provides a glimpse of Canterbury and Dover in the early 1960s - where buildings, ancient and modern, sit side by side and Dover's castle is a backdrop to the port
A Buoyancy Test in the Boating Pool at Easter
Amateur film 1946 4 mins Silent Location: Margate
Margate's seafront is the venue for this short film from Bertram Doughty - showing visitors enjoying the attractions of Kent's famous resort.
Demolition in Dartford
Amateur film 1964 11 mins Silent Location: Dartford
The era of pedestrianisation and out of town shopping is about to hit charming old Dartford - as this film captures the beginnings of the town’s transformation
Ramsgate's Odeon and the demolition of a Herne Bay cinema
Amateur film 1985 8 mins Location: Ramsgate
Watch in horror as two of Kent's Art Deco cinemas await their terrible fate at the hands of developers