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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.

  • Paraphernalia

    Paraphernalia

    A little robot is following young Atari Withers everywhere he goes. Atari tries everything he can to get rid of it, but it's only when he thinks he's eliminated it that he realises how essential this machine is to his life.

  • Slow Joe

    Slow Joe

    In a small town in the north of England only one thing matters: pigeon racing. The town is populated by fanatics and eccentrics all with one goal, to have the fastest pigeon.

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

    A stop-motion, dark comedy, written and directed by Phil Gray and Steve Boot.

  • Mother of Many

    Mother of Many

    A celebration of midwifery, BAFTA-winning short film Mother of Many is based around the rhythms of a baby inside the womb and of the rhythms and day-to-day routine of the midwife, calmly leading women through the most life-changing and challenging event of their lives.

    It was made using real recordings of childbirths and foetal heartbeats, combining painting on glass, hand drawn animation, Flash and After-Effects to create a very illustrative style. Directed by Emma Lazenby.

  • Tomorrow

    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 Ingram is puzzled and intrigued.

    Where has the girl come from and why is he drawn to follow her from whence she came?

    Directed by Bob Lee.

  • 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.

    A magical stop-motion animation journey about relationships and what it is to be human, written and directed by Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope.

  • Lobster Club

    The Lobster Club

    The Lobster Club is 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.

    There he meets a dark-eyed beauty and gets the private dance of a lifetime.

    Produced, written and directed by Milo Waterfield.

  • 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.

    As the session reaches a disturbing conclusion, it's clear that this truly will be a day to remember.

    Starring Robert Bathurst and Sarah McVicar, and written and directed by Joseph Pierce.

  • Fox

    The Tannery

    When a fox meets the ghost of a rabbit, he reflects on his responsibility as a hunter. The encounter develops into an unusual relationship, but when a hunter prepares a pelt for market, Fox discovers his connection with the tannery.

  • 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.

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

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