Camrex

UK / 14 minutes

Camrex House is a notorious homeless hostel that for 40 years has upheld a fearsome reputation. Its skewed, in-house morality perpetuated by men with complex histories. Based on interviews with hostel residents, CAMREX constructs a series of unflinchingly visceral sequences that reveal a hidden world of untold stories.

The hostel is a place that exists outside of time: the film is a ghost story about disparate individuals who, haunted by the spectre of the past, seek to regain enough control to face their future. 

'An enquiry into the interior mind, viewed from a range of six inches.' Sight & Sound 

 

The film's sister photographic project can be found here

Cineuropa Shorts interview about the film can be found here

 

Screenings include:

Edinburgh International Film Festival - International Competition
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - nominated Lab Competition
Leeds International Film Festival - winner 'Special Mention' Best British Short
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival - nominated International Competition
Hamburg International Short Film Festival - nominated NoBudget Competition
São Paulo International Short Film Festival
'This is England' Rouen British Short Film Festival - winner Best Film
Magma International Short Film Festival - winner 'Special Mention' International Competition
London Short Film Festival - nominated Best Documentary
Glasgow Short Film Festival - nominated Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film
DocuTIFF Tirana International Documentary Film Festival - nominated Short Film Competition
Montecatini International Short Film Festival - winner 'Special Mention' Best Documentary
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival - winner Best Documentary
Minimalen Short Film Festival - nominated International Competition
Tabor Film Festival - nominated International Competition
DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City - nominated 'Fragments' Competiton
Iran International Documentary Film Festival - nominated Best International Short
Berlin British Shorts Film Festival - nominated Jury Award
Filmfest Eberswalde - nominated Best Short Documentary
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival - winner Best British Documentary
Open City Documentary Festival
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
DC Shorts Film Festival
Filmets Badalona Film Festival - nominated International Competition
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
Aix-en-Provence International Short Film Festival - nominated International Competition
FRONTDOC – International Border Film Festival - nominated Best Short Documentary
Kinodot Film Festival - nominated Observer competition
Atlantidoc - International Documentary Film Festival of Uruguay
Ânûû-rû Âboro International Film Festival – nominated International Competition
Psarokokalo - Athens International Short Film Festival - nominated International Competition
DOCfeed - Eindhoven Documentary Festival
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
Festival Chalon tout Court - nominated International Competition
FICSAM International Mental Health Film Festival
Central Doc - Tlaxcala International Documentary Film Festival
RTS (North East & Borders) – nominated Best Factual / Non-broadcast
National Film Awards – nominated Best Short Film
AHRC Research in Film Awards – nominated Innovation Award
Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastian