We are now delighted to announce the shortlisted films for our inaugural Performance Short Film Competition!
With the awards night three weeks away the shortlisted filmmakers will find out on the 7th November who the two winners are. We will be posting more about the competition and the shortlisted filmmakers over the next few weeks so keep an eye on our social media platforms! (links below).
A big congratulations to the following films!!
Title of Film – Blackout
Set over one night and one day, Blackout is a 10-minute coming of age drama. A story of love, trust and growing up the hard way
Director - Serena Chloe Gardner
Producer - Nasreen Cullen
Title of Film - Born Evil
Two clandestine angels risk their existence to transfer lives from bad people to good
Director - Danny Chan
Producer - Naomi Soneye-Thomas
Title of Film - The Many Faces of Beth Jones
Beth's agent has been hard at work finding her new roles to make her a star but they're not exactly what she had in mind...
Director - Harvey Puttock
Producer - Joseph Supple-Turnham
Title of Film - The Driving Seat
Middle aged couple try to make love in their car to put a spark in their marriage - but it has the opposite effect...
Director - Phil Lowe
Producer - Alexei Slater
Title of Film - Still Standing
Sam's world is turned upside down after a failed attempt at crowd work at an open mic night
Director & Producer - Laura McMahon
Title of Film – Spinosaurus
A young girl cares for her brother at home while she waits for her mother to return
Director & Producer - Tessa Hoffe
Title of Film – Jas
Jas is the story of a British-Iranian teen, trapped in a dilapidated English seaside town and trying to escape her fate
Director & Producer - Alice Trueman
Title of Film – Breathe
Following a tragic accident, Isobel is left traumatised. Hours later in the dark hours of the morning she finds herself back at
Director - Louise Marie Cooke
Producer - Andrew Oldbury
Title of Film - When Voices Unite
When Voices Unite is a tense study on internet activism and social media, as we watch a social activist begin a live video feed
Director - Lewis Coates
Producer - Julie Colman, Grant Black
Title of Film - The Bear Necessity
Feel-good documentary about a young boy with a stoma - a surgically created opening from the bowel through the abdomen
Director & Producer - Eilidh Gow
Title of Film – Daisy Dickinson
Transcending the sound and visual of the drum, using nature’s most destructive forces fire & water as catalysts for destruction
Director & Producer – Daisy Dickinson
Title of Film – Tom
Sophie and Henry are trying to locate their grown up son Tom, having lost contact with him for the umpteenth time
Director - Duncan Christie
Producer - Garry Paton
Title of Film – Lady
Lady lives in South East London and isn't afraid to do her own thing. A fan of the 'ladette culture' from the 90's
Director - Will Nash
Producer - Will Nash / Dan Hammersley
Title of Film - The Ballad of a Haunted Man
A lonely Mortician’s search for company takes a dark turn
Director - Emma Pitt
Producer - Emma Pitt and Dan Shoring
Title of Film – Songbird
Shy young singer Jennifer (X Factor star Janet Devlin) has to go on a journey to retrieve her stolen voice from a jealous witch
Director - Sophie Black
Producer - Laura C. Cann
Title of Film - Sink or Swim
A solitary dancer's balletic struggle with depression.
Director - Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens
Producer - Charlotte Edmonds
Title of Film – After Dark Inferno
A dreamscape story of a discovering faith, guidance and strength beneath the waters.
Director - Alex Browning
Producer - Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
Title of Film – Mark
A young man fears he might have done something terrible on a night out
Director & Producer – Dee Meaden
Title of Film – Run Run as Fast as You Can
A group of children are pursued through the woods by a relentless mob. Their determination to get away is matched by their assailants' determination to stop them.
Director & Producer - Katie Smith
Title of Film - Once An Old Lady Sat On My Chest
A young British Nigerian woman struggles to find a decent job. As her situation gets worse, she decides to take the drastic step of changing her ethnic name to an English one, hoping this will improve her chances.
Director - Candice Onyeama
Producer - Candice Onyeama and Nicola Gregory
Title of Film – I was 3
Inspired by true events. One morning Laura finds herself in a newspaper article, it soon becomes apparent that her childhood has been a lie.
Director - Alfie Barker
Producer - Alfie Barker & Ciara Ledward