The Palace has been running for three years and The Palace International Film Festival for two years. In this short space of time we have had over 300 residents come through our Palace gates and over 90 films screened from all corners of the world. This selection of films exhibits current residents and alumni’s work, experienced with the interdisciplinary mediums that The Palace falls under.

A research project investigating the sacred, the self-hunt and systemic violence in queer and chimerical bodies. Exploring text-to-image relationships as a reflexive process for fable-esque & fictive experiences of the body; focusing on poetry and found footage video to uncover moments of vulnerability and tenderness in experiences of systemic violence.

20 mins

UK 2017

D: Lou Lou Sainsbury

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In which the ankle oozes menstrual blood, slowly decomposing and recomposing in a slow meditation.

9 mins

UK 2017

D: Lou Lou Sainsbury

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Documentary Short Film about the artist Arturo Rhodes.

13 mins

UK 2017

D: Lola Maraver

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A younger mistress, a secret student-teacher love affair and a love child. The source of many emotional dramas, this story takes the audience through the life of one family who handled these ordinary occurrences in an extra-ordinary way.

17 mins

Austria 2017

D: Sonja Madani

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A film about an eccentric Englishman’s reckless decision to buy a dilapidated 700-year-old palace, in the south of Poland and the unexpected life-line sprung on it by an artists’ residency.A foreign force numbering in the hundreds will now decend on Jim’s home, to breathe new life into the dungeons, halls and ballrooms.

50 mins 2017

D: Billy Craig 

P: Katya Barton

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A short film made about my family home and my father's hoarding. I wanted to portray the different viewpoints of the family living in the space and how it impacts them. The film also questions our attachment to objects and how they contribute to creating our idea of home.

11 mins

UK 2018

D: Saskia Selwood

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Palace residents all have different expereinces at The Palace and coming to The Palace. 2018 residnets Jess, Tanya & Abby will all be cycling to Poland from the UK and will document their journey for us to view.

TBC mins

Poland 2018

D: Jessica Hargreaves

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We all have bad dreams. But for Connor? They just keep getting worse.  His research into his ailments leads him to the mysterious Cauchemar Research Institute. Inside, he meets Dr. Celeste the psychiatrist, or...mystic, or...dream counselor, or...wait, who the heck is she? A crackpot, maybe, and an enigma for sure. Worrisome as it may seem, Connor’s at his wit’s end - and now, at Dr. Celeste’s whim.

13 mins

Germany 2018

D: Dan Fethke

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An immersive audio-visual collage recorded in Rajasthan, India. Meditative and dreamlike in its tone, the film explores the everyday practices and rituals of the Rajasthani people, whilst subtly addressing themes of faith, gender politics and the impact of advanced technologies on rural life. 

16 mins

UK, 2018

D:Josh  & Buster Grey-Jung

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Turning blind at the age of 15, Meritxell's world changed from one of seeing, to another of
non-seeing. Yet through sheer tenacity, Meritxell
is determined to pursue her dream of becoming a
professional skier. In this short we follow Meritxell
down the rapid slopes of La Molina, to watch her
launch herself into the piste without seeing a thing.

4 mins

Spain 2018
D: Billy Craig

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Dorothy is both a tribute to David Bowie and to the art/sport of pole-dance. Through this documentary, THEM tries to develop the idea
that, again, using our bodies are more than just visual, it is a real involvement and a way to get rid of social constructions. The idea of the
choreography came to Dorothy’s head the very
next day of David Bowie’s dead, during the night.

6 mins
Germany 2017
D: Reda Ait

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Animation project for Colombian Psychadelic
Rock band “Los Niños Telepaticos”. Made
using oil-paint on a plastic surface.

6mins
2018
D: Simon Ortega

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Salambo tells the story of a night encounter. It’s a fiction about a dragking (Lou Lesage) who discovers herself
through someone else’s freedom. It is a movie about love and gender. A
movie which questions the slight border between the feminity and the masculinity.

11 mins
France 2018
D: Reda Ait

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