A selection of short films which were nominated for either Best British Short Film or Best Animated Short Film in the 2022 BAFTA Awards. The programme includes eight short films encompassing a range of styles and formats, representing highlights of the UK’s short filmmaking talent.
It’s 2 AM in a sad coach station like any other. A collection of tired and lonely travelers are waiting for the last coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection between them for a beautiful instant.
Winner BAFTA for Best British Short Animation 2022!
Jordan is a femme gay man – a label he wears proudly. But every time he steps out of the house with his lipstick on he remembers his dad’s stark warning: the world will always be a dangerous place for a boy like him. After suffering heartbreak at a nightclub, Jordan meets Wes, a drug dealer, out on the street. Wes is flirtatious, masculine, and exactly the kind of boy Jordan’s dad warned him about. Throwing caution to the wind, Jordan gets in Wes’s car, and the night takes a dangerous turn…
Femme premiered at SXSW, Texas, and won the British Independent Film Award for Best Short Film.
59-year-old factory worker Beryl is totally obsessed with drawing. Apart from husband Ifor, Beryl’s model and muse, the whole family’s addicted to something: son Colin is a technical geek and sister Beverly’s a fanatically narcissistic taxidermist. Apparently obsession is in the family’s DNA. Awards for Affairs of the Art include Best Animation at Clermont Ferrand Short FilmFestival, a Special Distinctionfor Animation at Annecy. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars.
When the citizens of the small farming village of Dobre vote for a mythical creature, democracy comes face to face with reality.
A loud, emotional portrait of a reluctant goodbye to The London Palace Bingo Club – told through the stories of the regulars that loved and depended on it, and the owner who couldn’t save it.
Docu-drama exploring one former police officer’s experience of being both victim and perpetrator of racism in the police force.
When a power cut ruins Ruby’s bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.
A musical film about a taxidermist who dreams of stuffing a human and a man she meets online so afraid of ageing he volunteers to be her specimen. An unexpected romantic spark between them complicates their plans.
Stuffed premiered at SXSW, winning the Audience Award and Special Jury Recognition.