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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.
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.
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.
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.