Bafta Shorts 

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.

Do Not Feed the Pigeons

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!

Ohjaus: Antonin Niclass
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 9 min
Tuottaja: Jordi Morera
Tuotantoyhtiö: National Film and Television School (NFTS)
Käsikirjoitus: Vladimir Krasilnikov
Kuvaus: Rui Jiang Ong, Taylor Shulin
Leikkaus: Lorene Dewett
Ääni: Joe De-Vine

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.

Ohjaus: Ng Choon Ping, Sam H. Freeman
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 18 min
Tuottaja: Rienkje Attoh, Sam Ritzenberg, Hayley Williams
Tuotantoyhtiö: Agile Films
Käsikirjoitus: Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping
Kuvaus: James Rhodes
Leikkaus: Mdhamiri Á Nkemi
Ääni: Josh Campbell
Näyttelijät: Paapa Essiedu, Harris Dickinson, Theo Barklem-Biggs
Affairs of the Art

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. 

Ohjaus: Joanna Quinn
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 16 min
Tuottaja: Les Mills
Tuotantoyhtiö: Beryl Productions International, National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Käsikirjoitus: Les Mills
Animaatio: James Nutting
Ääni: Olivier Calvert
Näyttelijät: Menna Trussler, Brendan Charleson, Joanna Quinn, Mali Ann Rees
Three Meetings of the Extraordinary Committee

When the citizens of the small farming village of Dobre vote for a mythical creature, democracy comes face to face with reality.

Ohjaus: Max Barron, Jones
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 18 min
Tuotantoyhtiö: OB Management, B2Y Productions
Käsikirjoitus: Jones
Näyttelijät: Martin Hristov, Vasil Draganov, Stefan Kashev
The Palace

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.

Ohjaus: Jo Prichard
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 29 min
Tuottaja: Jo Pichard
Leikkaus: Gareth Pugh
Näyttelijät: Patrick Duffy
The Black Cop

Docu-drama exploring one former police officer’s experience of being both victim and perpetrator of racism in the police force.

Ohjaus: Cherish Oteka
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 24 min
Tuottaja: Emma Cooper, Cherish Oteka
Käsikirjoitus: Cherish Oteka
Kuvaus: Damian Paul Daniel
Leikkaus: Amber Saunders
Ääni: Aiwan Obinyan
Näyttelijät: Marlon Kemeka, Amari James, Rob Cummings
Night of the Living Dread

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.

Ohjaus: Ida Melum
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 11 min
Tuottaja: Danielle Goff
Tuotantoyhtiö: National Film and Television School (NFTS)
Käsikirjoitus: Hannah Kelso, Laura Jayne Tunbridge
Kuvaus: Charlie Jenkins
Leikkaus: Lesley Posso
Animaatio: an
Ääni: Miles Sullivan
Näyttelijät: Jessica Dennis (voice), Stephen Fry (voice), Romy Hayhurst (voice)

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.

Ohjaus: Theo Rhys
Maa: UK
Vuosi: 2021
Kesto: 19 min
Tuottaja: Freddie Barrass, Theo Rhys
Käsikirjoitus: Joss Holden-Rea, Theo Rhys
Kuvaus: Piers McGrail
Leikkaus: Ed Cheesman
Ääni: Scott Wilson
Näyttelijät: Anthony Young, Alison Fitzjohn