SAT 04 APR – BAFTA Shorts 2015 (15)



Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5 / £3 under 16’s

A feature-length selection of short live action and animated films from the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

★★★★★ “an incredible set of mini-movies that leaves most multiplex flicks in the dust” Londonist

The Bigger Picture – BAFTA Winner, Best Short Animation

Dir: Daisy Jacobs | UK | 2014 | 8 mins

Voice cast: Anne Cunningham, Christopher Nightingale, Alisdair Simpson

‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent in Daisy Jacobs’ BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated short.

Boogaloo and Graham – Winner, Best Short Film

Dir: Michael Lennox | UK | 2014 | 14 mins

Cast: Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Jonathan Harden

This BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated short, set in 1970s Belfast, finds Jamesy and Malachy over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. But the boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.

Emotional Fusebox

Dir: Rachel Tunnard | UK | 2014 |14 mins

Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Rachael Deering

Anna lives in her Mum’s garden shed making videos with her thumbs. Her Mum wants her to come out but Anna doesn’t want to.

The Kármán Line

Dir: Oscar Sharp | UK | 2014 | 24 mins

Cast: Olivia Colman, Shaun Dooley, Chelsea Corfield

When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her.

Monkey Love Experiments

Dir: Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson | UK | 2014 | 9 mins

Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.

My Dad

Dir: Marcus Armitage | UK | 2014 | 6 mins

A short film depicting a dad’s influence on a young boy’s life. His judgmental character mixed with the boy’s fondness for his dad prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.


Dir: Nick Rowland | UK | 2014 | 25 mins

Cast: Joe Cole, Stephen Bent, Elliott Tittensor

An original coming-of-age drama about the struggles of a young boxer named Connor who secretly likes to cross-dress. Taking place in the English wastelands left by the economic downturn, Slap is an exploration of teenage masculinity in the modern age.

Three Brothers

Dir: Aleem Khan | UK | 2014 | 17 mins

Cast: Kulvinder Ghir, Yousuf Hussain, Zain Muhammad Zafar

Hamid struggles to care for his younger brothers when their father abandons them for Pakistan. A story inspired by true events.


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