THURSDAY 29 October 2015, 5.45PM UNTIL 9.00PM
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG
INCLUDING THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM
BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM
5.45pm BCU Millennium Point-Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe
7.00pm Screening of BAFTA SHORTS 2015 Parkside Lecture Theatre ending at 9.00pm
EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX 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. Director Rachel Tunnard. Cast Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Rachael Deering
MY DAD 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. Director Marcus Armitage.
SLAP UK | 2014 | 25 mins
An original coming-of-age drama about the struggles of a young boxer named Connor who secretly likes to crossdress. Taking place in the English wastelands left by the economic downturn, Slap is an exploration of teenage masculinity in the modern age. Director Nick Rowland. Cast Joe Cole, Stephen Bent, Elliott Tittensor.
THREE BROTHERS 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. Director Aleem Khan. Cast Kulvinder Ghir, Yousuf Hussain, Zain Muhammad Zafar.
BAFTA WINNER, BEST SHORT ANIMATION
THE BIGGER PICTURE 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. Director Daisy Jacobs. Voice cast Anne Cunningham, Christopher Nightingale, Alisdair Simpson.
THE KARMAN LINE 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. Director Oscar Sharp. Cast Olivia Colman, Shaun Dooley, Chelsea Corfield.
MONKEY LOVE EXPERIMENTS UK | 2014 | 9 mins
Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon. Director Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson.
WINNER, BEST SHORT FILM
BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM 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. Director Michael Lennox. Cast Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Jonathan Harden.
“CINEMA AT ITS PUREST THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE SET OF MINI-MOVIES THAT LEAVES MOST MULTIPLEX FLICKS IN THE DUST” LONDONIST
British Council will tour the BAFTA-nominated short films and short animations internationally as part of their Short Film Scheme. Please note these films may not have been certified by the BBFC and may contain content unsuitable for younger audiences.