Fri 17 - Thu 23 Feb

BAFTA Shorts

Cert. 15

Special Screenings

in English

Total run: 97 mins

This programme of short animations and live action films showcases the best of upcoming British talent, selected by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and nominated for its 2017 Film Awards.

The Party
UK | 2016 | 15 mins | dir. Andrea Harkin
Belfast, 1972. Laurence welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a night of drinking, dancing and young love. But in the morning, reality catches up with them.

A Love Story
UK | 2016 | 7 mins | dir. Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara
Two creatures fall in love, weaving a colourful world together. But when darkness threatens to consume one of them, the other must fight to stay together or risk being torn apart.

Mouth of Hell
UK | 2016 | 15 mins | dir. Samir Mehanovic
A child labourer in the burning coalfields of Jharia, India has to make a choice. Should he do what is right, or save his dying mother?

UK | 2016 | 6 mins | dir. Charlotte Regan
Gary and Jenny share the same cramped ‘office space’ as all beat cops: the front seat of a police car.

UK | 2016 | 19 mins | Dir: Richard John Seymour
A cinematic voyage through the mines, landscapes, factories and ports of Chinese production.

UK | 2016 | 5 mins | dir. Jennifer Zheng
Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

The Alan Dimension
UK | 2016 | 9 mins | dir. Jac Clinch
Alan Brown uses divine powers of recognition to foresee the fate of mankind… and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to ‘the next step in cognitive evolution’.

UK | 2016 | 20 mins | dir. Daniel Mulloy
Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday.



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