Take 5 & Under, FREE SCREENING, Thur 25th Feb

Thur 25th Feb, Apotheca Bar  8.30pm    Tickets now available here.


Brevity is very often the soul of wit. Here’s a selection of punchy, to the point, short shorts of 5 mins and under that prove it.

Sound of the Crowd

Dir / Wri: Keir Black, Prod: Keir Black

UK (2015), 5 min, Cert 12

An impressionistic documentary portrait of KINOFILM, the Manchester International Short Film Festival, as told entirely by the festival audience themselves.


Hell On Wheels                         INTERNATIONAL Premiere

Dir / Wri / Prod: Jonathan Smith, Prod / Wri: Paul Blom

USA (2015), Swaziland, 3 min 34 sec, Cert 15

In a world slightly stranger than the one we inhabit, a calculating assassin pursues her final target with a ruthlessness that could only come from total loss.


My Dearest Friend

Dir: Kevin Geurts, Dir / Wri: Joost Biesheuvel, Prod / Wri: Marten van Gelder,

Netherlands (2015), 3 min 45 sec, cert 15)

A distraught man tries coming to terms with himself after losing the love of his life.


Autumn Leaves

Dir / Prod / Wri: Saman Hosseinpuor

Iran (2015), 3 min 59 sec, Cert U

A little girl gets distracted on her way to school.


Woollen                         UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Marie Hilbert, Sarah Bergmann

Germany (2015), 4 min, Cert 12

In a world of silent woollen people, a woollen woman is expecting a child. But is there something wrong with her baby?


nTramp                         UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Martin Groetzchel, Prod: Alexandra Stautneister

Germany (2015), 3 min, Cert U

The letter N searches for meaning and identity…



Dir / Wri: Paul Cichon, Prod: Alexandra Stautneister

Germany (2015), 4 min, Cert PG

What is actually going on inside that office coffee machine?

Sitzung                         UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Artur Ortlieb, Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez, Prod: Artur Ortlieb

Germany (2015), 4 min, Cert 15

Random musings during a moment of relaxation…


Little Vulvah & Her Clitoral Awareness                         NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir / Wri: Sara Koppel, Prod: Sara Koppel

Denmark (2013), 5 min, Cert 15

A little girl wakes up as from a dream. She sets out to explore nature, while developing into a young woman.



Dir / Wri: Eleonora Asparuhova, Prod: Eleonora Asparuhova, Kate Corbin

Bulgaria (2012) , 4 min, Cert U

A Bulgarian folklore tale telling the story of two lovers whose love comes to an end after meeting a magical but evil creature.


Zepo                          MANCHESTER Premiere

Dir / Wri: Cesar Diaz Melendez, Prod: Cesar Diaz Melendez

Spain (2014), 3 min, Cert 15

One winter morning, a little girl went out looking for firewood. She went far away from home and came across a blood trail… and followed it.


Absence                          NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir / Wri: Rob Savage, Prod: Douglas Cox

UK, 3 min, Cert 15

A moving film about the grieving process starring Paul McGann.


The Background Man                          UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Jose Medina, Prod: Jose Medina

Spain (2014), 4 min, Cert 15

A man without memories confronts his past through a series of photographic images in which sometimes what really matters is in the background.


Such Appetite                          UK Premiere

Dir / Wri:Stoyan Nikolaev and Rumen Pavlov, Prod: Rumen Pavlov

Bulgaria (2015), 3 min, Cert 12

Occupational safety manual.

Game Play

Dir / Wri: James Dearden, Prod: James Dearden

UK (2014), 3 min, Cert 15

When Jack is made to play outside he recreates his video game in his imagination, however this innocent and playful act leads to something much more serious.



Dir / Wri: Saman Hosseinpuor, Prod: Saman Hosseinpuor

Iran (2015), 1 min, Cert U

A boy is watching a soccer game on TV and gets so excited he forgets he’s in the middle of a haircut. Oops!


MeTube: August Sings Carmen Habanera  

Dir / Wri: Daniel Moshel, Prod: Daniel Moshel

Austria (2013), 4 min, Cert 12

An homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.


Recently in the Woods

Dir / Wri: Daniel van Westen, Prod: Daniel van Westen

Germany (2013), 1 min, Cert 12

Two horses laugh at a unicorn’s horn because of it’s different appearance.


Snail Trail

Dir / Wri: Philipp Artus, Prod: Philipp Artus

Germany (2012), 3 min, Cert U

A snail invents the wheel and goes through a cultural evolution to finally get back to its origin.


Eloise, Little Dreamer  

Dir / Wri: Myriam Obin, Prod: Myriam Obin

Canada (2015), 4 min, Cert PG

It’s a day of celebration in the streets of the city and everybody is wearing masks and making noise.


My Kingdom                         NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir / Wri: Debra Solomon, Prod: Debra Solomon

USA (2014), 4 min, Cert 12

An animated, musical, not-so-meditative meditation on the nature of personal space…



Dir / Wri: Robert Löbel, Prod: Robert Löbel

Germany (2013), 4 min, Cert PG

A film about the daily routine of life in a windy country.


I Could Eat A Horse                        UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Jake Hovell, Prod: Jake Hovell

UK (2015), 4 min, Cert PG

An incompetent student’s desperate quest for sustenance, as he explores his filthy shared house, leading him to a life-changing dilemma.

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