The British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at the EE British Academy Film Awards celebrate innovative and experimental short fiction and non-fiction films and animation. The BAFTA 2022 shorts programme includes all the 2022 live action and animation short film nominees. They represent storytelling that reveals the breadth and diversity of British society, together with world class artistic and technical flair, and featuring some of the UK’s finest acting talents. A selection of five of them will be shown at this year’s edition of the Cinemaforum Short Film Festival on the 6th of November at 3 pm in the Atlantic Cinema, Warsaw.
Age recommendation: 15+
DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS
A collection of tired and lonely travellers are waiting for the last coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection.
9 MINUTES, 2021, UK
ANTONIN NICLASS / DIRECTOR
Winner BAFTA for Best British Short Animation 2022
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREAD
When a power cut ruins Ruby's bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted visitors. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.
11 MINUTES, 2021, UK
IDA MELUM / DIRECTOR
Jordan is a femme gay man - a label he wears proudly. But every time he steps out of the house with his lipstick on he remembers his dad’s stark warning: the world will always be a dangerous place for a boy like him.
18 MINUTES, 2021, UK
SAM H FREEMAN, NG CHOON PING /DIRECTORS
THREE MEETINGS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY COMMITTEE
When the citizens of the small farming village of Dobre vote for a mythical creature, democracy comes face to face with reality: a story about belief and the power of faith, the longing for a better life, and how much more compelling this is than prosaic reality.
18 MINUTES, 2021, UK
MAX BARRON, MICHAEL WOODWARD / DIRECTORS
A musical about a taxidermist who dreams of stuffing a human and the man she meets online, so afraid of ageing he volunteers to be her specimen. An unexpected romantic spark between them complicates their plans.
19 MINUTES, 2021, UK
THEO RHYS / DIRECTOR
British Council International Touring Programme
British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA)
Cinemaforum Short Film Festival