Join us to celebrate the future of the UK film industry with BAFTA Shorts 2018: eight exclusive perfectly formed powerful shorts films from this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards.
The nominated films, chosen by a jury of leading industry figures, represent the best of British short filmmaking and showcase innovative and exciting British talent. Previous nominees include directors Paddy Considine (‘Tyrannosaur’) and Martin McDonagh (‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’)
"My favourite piece was the excellent 'Work'" – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
BAFTA AND CURZON PRESENT:
'A Drowning Man', dir. Mahdi Fleifel (15 mins) – Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive.
Winner of British Short Animation: 'Poles Apart', dir. Paloma Baeza (12 mins) – A hungry and solitary polar bear must decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly will be her food or her friend.
'Work', dir. Aniel Karia (12 mins 16) – A teenage dancer’s perspective of the world begins to shift as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice.
'Have Heart', dir. Will Anderson (12 mins 10) – A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
Winner of British Short Film: 'Cowboy Dave', dir. Colin O'Toole (24 mins 47) – The story of a drifter, a war party and a hustler.
'Wren Boys', dir. Harry Lighton (11 mins 12) – On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.
'Mamoon', dir. Ben Steer (6 mins 29) – A mother and child flee their home when mysterious dark shadows envelope the light in which they exist.
'Aamir', dir. Vika Evdokimenko (16 mins 22) – 13-year-old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. Katlyn, a volunteer he befriends there, becomes his last hope for salvation.