BAFTA Shorts 2015
A feature-length selection of short live action and animated films from the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).
In cinemas around the UK from 6 March 2015.
Keeping alive the tradition of the portmanteau movie… a sparky collection with some great ideas.
**** The Guardian
Exudes a style and confidence that bode well for the state of emerging UK talent.
Sight & Sound
Dir: Rachel Tunnard | UK | 2014 |14 mins
Anna lives in her Mum’s garden shed making videos with her thumbs. Her Mum wants her to come out but Anna doesn’t want to.
Dir: Marcus Armitage | UK | 2014 | 6 mins
A short film depicting a dad’s influence on a young boy’s life. His judgmental character mixed with the boy’s fondness for his dad prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.
Dir: Nick Rowland | UK | 2014 | 25 mins
An original coming-of-age drama about the struggles of a young boxer named Connor who secretly likes to cross-dress. Taking place in the English wastelands left by the economic downturn, Slap is an exploration of teenage masculinity in the modern age.
Dir: Aleem Khan | UK | 2014 | 17 mins
Hamid struggles to care for his younger brothers when their father abandons them for Pakistan. A story inspired by true events.
The Bigger Picture - BAFTA Winner, Best Short Animation
Dir: Daisy Jacobs | UK | 2014 | 8 mins
‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent in Daisy Jacobs’ BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated short.
The Kármán Line
Dir: Oscar Sharp | UK | 2014 | 24 mins
When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her.
Monkey Love Experiments
Dir: Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson | UK | 2014 | 9 mins
Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.
Boogaloo and Graham - Winner, Best Short Film
Dir: Michael Lennox | UK | 2014 | 14 mins
This BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated short, set in 1970s Belfast, finds Jamesy and Malachy over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. But the boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.