My Brief Eternity documents the making of the last artistic work of Osi Rhys Osmond, which he chose to create for Maggie's cancer charity.
The film explores Osi’s reflections on the power of art – its role and significance in his life, and its value in coping and living with cancer. It provides an intimate portrayal of the artist’s mindset, thoughts and feelings as he explores art as a prism for capturing life, and the creative process as a metaphor for living and dying.
My Brief Eternity is a powerful and poignant way to share the work of Wales’s inspiring and much-loved artist Osi Rhys Osmond – an important public intellectual whose legacy has value for everyone. I hope the film will help both people living with cancer and their families, and the wider public, to reflect on and explore the therapeutic value of art in making sense of the world and helping to cope with the physical and emotional demands of cancer.
Director Clare Sturges
OFFICIAL SELECTION Commonwealth Stories on Screen: A Short Film Program – representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Australia, April 2018
WINNER Brian Hibbard Award for Best Welsh Short Cardiff Independent Film Festival 2017
Longlisted EE BAFTA British Short Film Award 2017
WINNER BAFTA Cymru Short Film Award 2016
Longlisted BIFA Best British Short Film 2016
NOMINATED Best Short Documentary London Short Film Festival 2016
NOMINATED Best Short Documentary UK Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION East End Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Wales International Documentary Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Amsterdam Lift-Off Festival Online 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Tokyo Lift-Off Festival Online 2016