Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club


An evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club will showcase moving, striking and also funny stories using different techniques. There will be short stories capturing the essence of big issues; films showing life in other parts of the world under rare, difficult or extraordinary circumstances; or stories focusing on one particular remarkable event or person.

For our first Shorts at the Frontline Club we will be screening:

Every Tuesday: A Portrait of the New Yorker Cartoonists (USA)

The New Yorker Magazine is famous for its pithy, witty, and occasionally incomprehensible single-panel cartoons. The cartoons are well known, but the cartoonists are not. This film shows the very different creative processes of four of them: Sidney Harris, Emily Flake, Drew Dernavich, and Zack Kanin.

Directed by Rachel Loube
Duration: 22′
Year: 2012

Abuelas (UK)

An old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild in a small apartment in Buenos Aires. However, due to General Videla’s military dictatorship she is forced to wait over 30 years before being reunited with this grandchild.


Directed by Afarin Eghbal
Duration: 9′
Year: 2011



A Day on the Drina (BA)

A day that seems to start out as a field trip slowly changes into a journey to one of the many dark pages written by the Balkan war. In this sensitive and observational documentary director Ines Tanovic shows how big the presence of this war still is in daily life.

Day at Drina

Directed by Ines Tanovic
Duration: 17′
Year: 2011



Chronicle of Oldrich S. (CZ)

Between 1981 and 2005 Mr Sedlacek wrote one-sentence entries in his diary about his personal life, his village and international events. Director Rudolf Smid animated 80 of these entries chosen from over two thousand daily notes. Fragments about marriage, death, cigarettes, politics, food, or the end of communism.

Chronicle of Oldrich S

Directed by Rudolf Smid
Duration: 18′
Year: 2011



Guerrillera (UK)

Atmospheric shots of a night-time cleaner in an anonymous sky scraper show a world that is far away from the intimate memories shared in this film. Memories about a secret past as a guerilla fighter in Colombia and a broken family.

Guerrillera is a London Short Film Festival pick, which will take place from 4 to 13 January 2013 and is now open for submissions


Directed by Elle Sillanpaa
Duration: 20′
Year: 2011