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Two Short Nights Film Festival
Exeter Phoenix’s 16th annual Two Short Nights Film Festival is back with a jam-packed programme of screenings and events celebrating the world of short film. Enjoy incredible animation, stunning cinematography and exceptional storytelling with screenings of must-see films from around the globe, alongside emerging local talent.
Shorts #3: Local Talent + Director Q&A
A showcase dedicated to the most promising filmmaking talent from across the South West. Followed by a director Q&A to discuss and share their filmmaking experiences with the audience.
Jodie Haslam, UK (Bristol), 2016, 3mins
Babies stand at the start of a race track. As they begin to run they morph and grow into more distinctive personalities. Some thrive and some falter as the race soon becomes deadly competitive.
Dionne Rayner UK (Falmouth), 2017, 9mins
An observational documentary which follows the lives of three transgender subjects, who are at different stages of their transitional journey.
This is Dawn
Luke David Sims, UK (Plymouth), 2017, 1min
A short film – rendered through a poetic form – that explores the life of a five-year-old. The story is told through her own eyes and in her own words.
Dom Lee, UK (Exeter), 2017, 13mins
10-year-old James and his mum are always making cardboard cars and rocketships, they dream of constructing cardboard box fort. When she falls ill it is left to James, Dad and the local community to organize and construct the thousands of boxes.
Sam Jones, UK (Bristol), 2016, 10mins
A desperate mother risks everything, providing a final lifeline for her son.
Carl Shanahan, UK (Bristol) 2017, 8mins
After some awkward pleasantries and an exchange of cash Rob presents Edmund with an old, creased photo of a girl. As a queue of clients continue to wait outside, Rob has to decide whether to indulge his fantasy at whatever cost.
Tom Hancock, UK (Bristol), 2017, 17mins
Welcome To Britannia. Together We Stand Alone.
Damon Hocking, UK (Falmouth), 2017, 10mins
A marooned 18th century Pirate experiences extreme isolation on a deserted island.
Natasha Price, UK (Bristol), 2016, 3mins
A cautionary tale of nationalism (and the relative merits of pasties).
Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix