BAFTA Shorts 2018

BAFTA and Curzon Cinemas will be hosting a special premiere of the eight short films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards.

The nominated films, chosen by a jury of leading industry figures, represent the best of British short filmmaking

and showcase innovative and exciting British talent. Previous nominees include directors Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Chris Morris (Four Lions) and Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy).

The nominated films to be screened are:
BRITISH SHORT FILM

AAMIR
13 year old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir's last hope for salvation. (16 mins)

Nominees:
Vika Evdokimenko - director, co-writer and producer
Emma Stone - producer
Oliver Shuster - co-writer

COWBOY DAVE
A young boy's life is changed by a chance encounter with an out of luck musician. When a gang of local criminals turn up, the day takes an unexpected turn. (24 mins)

Nominees:
Colin O'Toole - director and writer
Jonas Mortensen - producer

A DROWNING MAN
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive as his life of exile grows one day longer. (15 mins)

Nominees:
Mahdi Fleifel - director, writer and producer
Patrick Campbell - producer
Signe Byrge Sorensen - producer

WORK
A teenage dancer’s perspective of the world around her begins to shift as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice. (12 mins)

Nominees:
Aneil Karia - director and writer
Scott O'Donnell - producer

WREN BOYS
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. (11 mins)

Nominees:
Harry Lighton - director and co-writer
Sorcha Bacon - producer
John Fitzpatrick - co-writer

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

HAVE HEART
A looping GIF has an existential crisis. (12 mins)

Nominee:
Will Anderson - director and writer

MAMOON
The story of a mother who, along with her infant child, is forced to leave her home when mysterious dark shadows envelope the light in which they exist. As her own light begins to fade, she is forced to use the mysterious red light to save her child. (6 mins)

Nominee:
Ben Steer - director

POLES APART
In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend. (12 mins)

Nominees:
Paloma Baeza - director and writer
Ser en Low - producer

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Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, WC1N 1AW
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06 February , Tuesday 18:00

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