BAFTA SHORT FILMS 2014 (Cert PG) @ Central Library Performance Space, Saturday 31st May, 2.30pm
A feature-length selection of short live action and animated films from the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).
BAFTA “Eight small wonders, stocked with infinite space […] special screening of the eight short films that competed at the BAFTAs is a joyous subversion of the norm.” – Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman
Orbit Ever After
Dir: Jamie Stone, UK, 2013, 20 mins
Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mackenzie Crook, Bronagh Gallagher, Bob Goody
Life in space isn’t easy. And living in orbit, indefinitely, with only your close family for company is even worse. A science fiction romance.
Sleeping With The Fishes – WINNER for Best Short Animation
Dir: Yousif Al-Khalifa, UK, 2013, 9 mins
Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.
Dir: Ben Mallaby, UK, 2012, 16 mins
Mim has lived her whole life on a little island with her best mate Danny.
Dir: Jane Linfoot, UK, 2013, 24 mins
Cast: Eloise Smyth, Ciaran Griffths
Jess and Jason meet at the bus station in a seaside town, seeing each other in daylight for the first time but threatens to be a regretful experience for both.
Everything I Can See From Here
Dir: Sam Taylor, UK, Bjorn-Erik Aschim, 2013, 7 mins
In a desolate part of England a game of football comes to a standstill as the ball mysteriously goes missing.
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Dir: Michael Pearce, UK, 2013, 28 mins
Cast: Maxine Peake, Geoff Bell, Adeel Akhtar
The impeccable wife of an MP confronts the imprisoned reality of her life after being taken hostage by two of her husband’s ‘business associates’.
I Am Tom Moody
Dir: Ainslie Henderson, UK, 2012, 7 mins
Cast: Mackenzie Crook
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.
Room 8 – WINNER for Best Short FIlm
Dir: James W. Griffiths | UK / Poland | 2013 | 7 mins
A prisoner makes a fantastical discovery when thrown into a cell with a terse and unsettling inmate.