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BAFTA Shorts 2017
+ Q&A with Afolabi Kuti, led by Ashley Thorpe
An opportunity to see this year’s BAFTA nominated selection of exciting and innovating British short film. This feature-length screening showcases incredible films from rising stars in UK filmmaking talent.
We will be joined for a Q&A in Studio 74 by Afolabi Kuti, producer of BAFTA winning Home.
Dir: Andrea Harkin | UK | 2016 | 15 mins
Belfast, 1972. Laurence welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a night of drinking, dancing and young love. But in the morning, reality catches up with them.
A Love Story
Dir: Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara | UK | 2016 | 7 mins
Two creatures fall in love, weaving a colourful world together. But when darkness threatens to consume one of them, the other must fight to stay together or risk being torn apart.
Mouth of Hell
Dir: Samir Mehanovic | UK | 2016 | 15 mins
A child labourer in the burning coalfields of Jharia, India has to make a choice. Should he do what is right, or save his dying mother?
Dir: Charlotte Regan | UK | 2016 | 6 mins
Gary and Jenny share the same cramped ‘office space’ as all beat cops: the front seat of a police car.
Dir: Jennifer Zheng | UK | 2016 | 5 mins
Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
Dir: Richard John Seymour | UK | 2016 | 19 mins
A cinematic voyage through the mines, landscapes, factories and ports of Chinese production.
The Alan Dimension
Dir: Jac Clinch | UK | 2016 | 9 mins
Alan Brown uses divine powers of recognition to foresee the fate of mankind… and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to ‘the next step in cognitive evolution’.
Dir: Daniel Mulloy | UK | 2016 | 20 mins
Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday.
Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix