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Two Short Nights Film Festival
Now in it’s fifteenth year, Two Short Nights Film Festival returns with a jam-packed programme of screenings and events celebrating the world of short film.
Discover inventive animation, stunning cinematography and storytelling at its finest with screenings featuring must-see films from around the globe alongside emerging local talent.
Exeter Phoenix Commission Premiere and Award Ceremony
The festival finale and a chance to watch premieres of the seven short films commissioned by Exeter Phoenix this year. After the screening we’ll be presenting awards for the festival’s Best Short Film Award and Audience Choice Award. We will also be announcing the opening of our film commission opportunities for 2017.
Join us in the Café Bar later on for the Two Short Nights after party.
Devon Documentary Commission
Bus Stories, 2016
Documentary, United Kingdom, 10mins
Bus Stories is the epic journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End using only local buses. Simeon Costello explores to the reasons why the people of the UK choose to travel by bus or perhaps why they need to.
Devon Short Film Commissions
Lord of the Logos, 2016
Documentary, United Kingdom, 12mins
Lord of the Logos explores the work of the internationally renowned logo designer Christophe “Lord of the Logo’s” Szpajdel.
The Search Party, 2016
Timiakindelle-Ajani & Hana Elias
Drama, United Kingdom, 12mins
A woman who speaks very little English joins her own search party in the vast landscape of Dartmoor.
Mirco Film Commissions
Nightmare of Garhblach, 2016
Drama/Horror, United Kingdom, 3mins
Scotland 1963. Scared and on the run Robert and Gene lose the Police at the Edinburgh Festival. They arrive at Garbhlach the most westerly point of Britain set up a tent and relax. However a supernatural entity watches and waits before it turns their dream into a nightmare.
Drama, United Kingdom, 3mins
Eight-year-old Jack and his Dad sit in their ‘Rocketshed’, a garden shed they’ve converted into a rocketship. The countdown timer ticks down. Two minutes till lift off. Not long to go now.
RAW Film Commissions
Drama, United Kingdom, 3mins
Pink is about old age and remembering the lives we’ve lived. About love and the moments in time that stay with us forever. Set in both the present day United Kingdom and 1940’s Iran, Pink explores the secrets of a Grandmother and a life seemingly forgotten.
The Visions in the Dark, 2016
Documentary, United Kingdom, 4mins
The Visions in the Dark explores what it is like to live with blindness, hallucinations and Charles Bonnet Syndrome
The screening will be followed by the Two Short Nights award ceremony and after party. We are delighted to announce an exciting range of awards for this year’s festival.
Best Short Film Award
Audience Choice Award
Best 48 Hour Film Award
Alongside the prestigious glass awards, each winning filmmaker will receive the following:
Red Giant – Magic Bullet Suite (RRP: £521.00)
Production Base – Year-long Premium Membership (RRP: £175.00)
Little White Lies – Year-long Magazine Subscription (RRP: £33.00)
Studio 74 – 2x cinema tickets
Exeter Phoenix – A week’s worth of free equipment hire or a place on one of our digital courses
Our awards are kindly sponsored by
Venue: Auditorium, Exeter Phoenix