Hosted by the Filmmakers Lab and BFI.NETWORK, this special screening features eight short films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at this year’s BAFTA film awards, which celebrate innovative, experimental film talent.
This screening is free of charge for Filmmakers Lab members (Find out more about becoming a member here: https://filmmakerslab.co.uk) or there is a suggested £5 donation for non-members.
The screening will be followed with a Q&A with Harry Lighton – director and co-writer of Wren Boys.
The screening will feature the following nominated titles:
13 year old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir’s last hope for salvation.
16 mins. Dir. Vika Evdokimenko
A young boy’s life is changed by a chance encounter with an out of luck musician. When a gang of local criminals turn up, the day takes an unexpected turn.
24 mins. Dir. Colin O’Toole
A DROWNING MAN
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive as his life of exile grows one day longer.
15 mins. Dir. Mahdi Fleifel
A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
12 mins. Will Anderson
Told entirely using projected animation on to real, polystyrene film sets, Mamoonfollows the story of a mother who, along with her infant child, is forced to leave her home when mysterious dark shadows envelope the light in which they exist. As her own light begins to fade, she is forced to use the mysterious red light to save her child.
6 Mins. Ben Steer.
In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.
12 mins. Paloma Baeza
A teenage dancer’s perspective of the world around her begins to shift as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice.
12 mins. Dir. Aneil Karia
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.
11 mins. Dir. Harry Lighton