Young and Promising
4 Series, 19 Episodes
Eric Wareheim presents the best creative shorts, from pupil-dilating claymation to Jake and Dinos Chapman's apocalyptic history of the world and Hollie McNish's acerbic film on public breastfeeding
More of the world's best creative shorts. Hollyoaks star Calvin Demba spits amusing lyrics about the morning after the night before. Plus: a beautiful performance from Beck and more.
More of the world's best creative shorts, including fantastical animations, an evocative snapshot of life in Huddersfield in a music video for Darkstar, and a scintillating art film from the Balkans
More of the world's best creative short films, including a music video that creates drama from an emoticon and creative editing. Filmmaker Rosa Fisher discusses her animation Conformity Juice.
More of the world's best creative shorts. Aerial photography explores the boundaries of art, science and technology. A striking creative short captures the beauty of the human body.
More of the world's best creative shorts. This episode showcases a music video premiere for James Righton's new project, Shock Machine, directed by Simon Amstell.
This episode takes viewers on a journey from futuristic folk grime and zombies to a very dramatic trip to the carwash with Shia LaBeouf
More of the world's best creative short films, from a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story shot entirely by drones, to the world premiere of Roadkill, a gripping drama from Reggie Yates
More of the world's best creative films, from a supersaturated satire on the future of data storage to a deliciously noir comedy about a downtrodden husband who has an epiphany when he orders takeaway
More of the world's best creative films, from a paranormal dark comedy inspired by a woman who thought her toaster was haunted, to a beautiful quasi-documentary about living for well over 100 years
An indigenous Australian man comes face to face with a horrifying spectacle in an exhibition in Victorian London. Plus: a powerful animation about Greek fishermen rescuing refugees, and much more.
More creative films, including the video for the track Zayn Malik, by Riz Ahmed's rap group Swet Shop Boys, and Jam!, which takes the concept of food porn to a beyond-logical conclusion
Zawe Ashton presents balloon art battles on the moors, pole dancing reinvented, a kinky oil slick in a pristine art gallery, and new work from acclaimed visual artist Hannah Perry
Including voyeurism in Kiev, funky modern soul from musician Kwaye and animation about two friends experiencing life differently due to the shade of their skin. Plus: a fashion film by... Zawe Ashton.
Goldie makes his directorial debut. The city's dark corners come to life. A nibble on forbidden fruit unlocks the dawning of consciousness. Plus: supermarket awkwardness from cartoonist Babak Ganjei.
A panda does unspeakable things to our brains. Life flashes before our eyes in Vienna. Plus: a Jarman Award shortlisted film from Welsh visual artist Bedwyr Williams, and more.
This episode features crashing toga parties. Plus: reimagining Shakespeare with David Oyelowo, submerging random objects in the deep blue sea, and a cheeky Blade Runner riff.
This episode features rabbit assassins, the underground world of gangster dentistry in a Miami housing project, a nightmare direct from an artist's dream journal, and an anthropomorphic vagina
Bafta Award-winning actor Monica Dolan battles a killer houseplant, and poet Simon Armitage shares his final words
Young people's laureate Caleb Femi smashes preconceptions. Dancing meets architecture at the Barbican. Plus: a kids-only dystopia. And trees fight back in a trippy animation.
Musician Laura Marling catches comedian Tim Key's eye. A performance poet has a stern word with her pelvis pal in Ode to a Fuckboi. And find out exactly how to be rad.
Misfits charmer Robert Sheehan is down and out in LA, Bafta Award-winner Duncan Cowles flogs stock footage for cold hard cash. And, in a single-take experiment, a Chelsea supporter enters frame left.
Modern philosopher Alain de Botton explains how to recount your dreams. Plus: the greatest library you've never seen, a gruesome waking nightmare set in a circus, and more.
Including Jarman prize-winner Heather Phillipson's love letter to her pet pooch. A teenager finger-swipes her way into digital oblivion. Plus: a sexy doughnut that's just asking to be eaten.
A Peckham auntie reclaims the streets on horseback. Plus: opera reimagined as a partially-nude fantasia, internet cats like you've never seen them before, a bird puppet jazz ensemble, and more.
An insta-perfect life is a waking nightmare. Noel Fielding plays a dying angel. A visual artist lights up a ghost town. African folklore meets fashion film. A dance group are animated in stop motion.
Bodies collide in new configurations in an elegant movement piece. Social media gives an animator the blues. Plus: a vivid reflection of a fractured mind, and an animation of a gender-neutral plant.
Botis Seva explores parenthood through dance. A teenager confronts her doppelgangers. Bernard Cribbins narrates a visual deep-dive into woodland nostalgia. An impactful artwork examines gun violence.
A magical tapestry comes to life. Animator Qieer Wang provides a champagne bath for our emotions. Plus: a short film made to the sounds of a little-known Cocteau Twins B-side, and much more.
A swimming pool receives some uninvited guests at night. Plus: a romantic dance-off, a surreal animated creature feature, pink balloons in hot pursuit of a young woman, and more.
A sitcom with Asa Butterfield and Adam Buxton turns into a bloodbath, an artist gets a Botox injection in the throat, and a pair of frisky fingers find love
A VHS stand-up routine becomes an existential nightmare, a pensioner tries to overcome her past in Newcastle, and some tiny tea cups help a relationship blossom
A trip to the dentist becomes a unique and startling experience, there's a split-screen dance with a selfie twist, and Neil Maskell stars in a heart-breaking drama
A champagne cork is weaponised in an acute observation of modern relationships. Adham Faramawy gives make-up tutorials an unnerving update. A dance piece syncs up with sunlight.
A tribute to a teapot turns into a rave, Adjoa Andoh narrates Arctic poetry, and Geoffrey McGivern becomes a new Big Brother. Plus: the ultimate heavy metal knitting circle.
Including five of the strangest animated creations. Plus: Lily Cole and Lily McMenamy in a model utopia. And the series finishes with the end of the world.
The Gift blends grime with surrealism, exploring the theme of identity and the dark external forces that influence and manipulate the genre. Directed by Dumas Haddad.
In this experimental film, we celebrate the life and career of artist Ajamu X, using him as a conduit to explore the black British gay sexual experience. Directed by Stephen Isaac Wilson.
This sci-fi art documentary looks at the unseen presence of black women in science while channelling the spirit of Vera Rubin, the woman who discovered Dark Matter. Directed by Adeyemi Michael.
Portraits shot through mirrors, with a voiceover of women and non-binary people discussing the intersection of their identities, being queer/non-binary and people of colour. Directed by Anna Fearon.
Wither is a dance film from Antoine Marc that explores the complexity of identities, and the ever-evolving state of being that defines who we are
From young people's laureate for London Theresa Lola, comes the story of a young girl in search of a superpower to help fight her anxiety and depression
A young man struggles to come to terms with his deceased father's cross dressing. This atmospheric, haunting film explores traditional Chinese filial piety and the space between sex and gender.
Wild and comic Satanic horror. Two heavy metal lovers are encouraged to open a gateway to hell by using a Satanic aerobics tape.
Surreal, eerie, visually striking fairytale. A young man is trapped in an oppressive dystopia where everybody must wear huge metal stilts. But trying to rid himself of them annoys his strict father.