In November 2016 Rich Pickings presented The Internet & Me, a short film programme and panel discussion at Cork Film Festival.
Speakers included: Dr. Jurek Kirakowski, a psychologist specialising in human-computer interaction; Adam Butcher, an award-winning writer/director; Carla MacKinnon, curator of the short film programme and James Mullighan, Director of Cork Film Festival.
The short films screened were a diverse mix of live action and animation, fiction and documentary. The panel discussion allowed filmmaker Adam Butcher to give further insight into the two films he had in the programme and the challenges of representing the digital space in an an engaging and authentic way on film. There was also a broader discussion about the impact of the internet on human psychology.
You can watch some of the discussion and some of the films in the videos below. You can also read a blog post about some of the films by the event curator here.
Films screened included:
A Date With An Enfield (Dir. Adam Butcher)
Guy 101 (Dir. Ian W. Gouldstone)
Avatar Days (Dir. Gavin Kelly, Piranha Entertainment)
Bradley Manning Had Secrets (Dir. Adam Butcher)
Everyone Is Waiting for Something to Happen (Dir. Emma Calder)
Noah (Dir. Patrick Cederberg & Walter Woodman)