We’re showcasing the short films produced through the SSFX project, hearing from the filmmakers involved. Simon Rattigan discusses Names and Numbers.
A sound and voice collage shaped by the sounds of space and Morse code, addressing the external, physical and material experiences of sound and movement contrasted with interior reflections, explored through language, inner voices and symbols.
SSFX will be at the next Space Lates at the National Space Centre in Leicester on Saturday 13 January 2018. In the venue’s Shuttle Suites at 7pm we’ll host screenings of a selection of our short films featuring the sounds of space and hear from the scientists and filmmakers behind the project.
The Space Lates evening will also feature astronaut training, stargazing, and other activities. Book a place now.
The SSFX (Space Sound Effects) project was awarded a Highly Commended in the Innovation Project Award at the biennial SEPnet Public Engagement Awards. This category recognises projects which have delivered interesting and innovative ways in which the public has engaged with physics research.
We’re showcasing the short films produced through the SSFX project, hearing from the filmmakers involved. Jesseca Ynez Simmons and Collin Susich discuss DARK MATTER(S).
This experimental and meditative imagining attempts to capture the activities of a fish tank in a way that takes the inhabitants out of their enclosed world, to a place unknown, to feel both their death and their life.
Missed out on the SSFX Short Film Festival back in September 2017? Not to worry because the short films will be touring the UK (and some international venues also), having been made freely available to independent cinemas, film festivals, and clubs or societies. Get in touch for details of how to screen, all we ask is that you let us know which films you show and to how many people.
Select SSFX shorts are being screened at the following events and locations:
20/05/2017 IN|DUST|REAL, Oradea, Romania
27/06/2017 Grand Concourse Film Screening Series, New York, USA
The SSFX Short-Film Festival was held for the first time on Saturday 2 September at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London, UK featuring a diverse collection of short films all containing sounds from space. The BBC World Service came along and interviewed Dr Martin Archer along with a couple of the selected filmmakers.
Blogger Zainabb Hull was also in attendance and wrote this article on the entire festival.