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Short films produced by talented new film makers from across the UK

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Short films produced by talented new film makers from across the UK

  • The Moonbird

    The Moonbird

    A dark fairy tale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird

  • The Tannery

    The Tannery

    A short animation about a fox who meets the ghost of a rabbit. He reflects on his responsibility as a hunter and the encounter develops into an unusual relationship.

  • Paraphernalia


    A little robot follows young Atari Withers everywhere he goes. Atari tries everything he can to get rid of it, until he realises how essential it is to his life.

  • Crash, Bang, Wallow

    Crash, Bang, Wallow

    Crash, Bang, Wallow is the tale of ex-stuntman Larry LeTan and his fight to find a place in modern world. Cannes award-winning short animation directed by Jon Dunleavy and Keith Wilson-Singer.

  • A Family Portrait

    A Family Portrait

    A family portrait goes horribly wrong as jealousy and suspicion bubble to the surface under the photographer's relentless gaze.

  • Mother of Many

    Mother of Many

    A celebration of midwifery, this BAFTA-winning short animation is based around the rhythms of a baby inside the womb and the daily routine of the midwife.

  • Slow Joe

    Slow Joe

    A stop-motion, dark comedy. Slow Joe has never won a pigeon race, but that doesn't stop him trying, even when his bird dies. Can Joe win the next race with his zombie pigeon?

  • The Astronomer's Sun

    The Astronomer's Sun

    Henry and his mysterious mechanical bear visit an abandoned observatory to confront memories of Henry's past and follow his father on a journey into the unknown in this animated short.

  • The Life, Death & Suffer Story

    The Life, Death & Suffer Story

    A mock-tragedy about love lost. Alone with her freshly-broken heart, Verity's moods swing from homicidal to pure anguish and back.

  • The Lobster Club

    The Lobster Club

    An animated allegory, a kind of modern-day Gulliver's Travels which follows a sex tourist on holiday in a Mediterranean country where he's lured into an unusual gentlemen's club.

  • Tomorrow


    Ingram is an old man living alone at the edge of a forest. When a mysterious girl appears in his garden and offers him a glowing flower he is puzzled and intrigued.