Shorts Programme

Saturday 9 December – 16:00

Join us for a cinematic journey like no other! Experience the magic of storytelling in bite-sized brilliance with our Shorts Programme, featuring seven captivating short films that will leave you wanting more. From heartwarming tales to thrilling adventures, there’s something for everyone in this diverse lineup. Immerse yourself in the world of cinema and discover the artistry of emerging filmmakers.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Directors.


The Silent Ones (Les silencieux)

Basile Vuillemin
20 mins, 2022, Belgium, France, Switzerland

At the end of an unsuccessful fishing trip, a small trawler’s desperate captain and crew ultimately agree they have to do something risky, but potentially lucrative, to change their fortune.

Our Males and Females

Ahmad Alyaseer
11 mins, 2022, Jordan

A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But when no one agrees to wash her and shame falls onto the family, how far is the father willing to go to make sure his “son” is washed?

Unstoppable Beat

Luke Dye-Montefiore, Rufus Dye-Montefiore
6 mins, 2023, United Kingdom

The animated film tells the story of a Haitian migrant in Brazil fighting for his rights to work, buy a house and most importantly, reunite with his family from Haiti.

This is You

Marco De Luca
15 mins, 2022, United Kingdom

Amidst the anticipation of the UK government’s response to Covid-19, two boys in a challenging South London council estate confront their growing feelings for each other, navigating the harsh realities of their lives, including the specter of gang culture, culminating in an intimate night together.


Coral Knights
15 mins, 2023, United Kingdom

Rosa unexpectedly finds herself spending an evening out alone as her daughter throws an 18th birthday party in their house. Wasting time in her small Cornish town, she spies a woman she has met once before – and is drawn to her.

Life of a Stranger

Roman Daniel Rütten
5 mins, 2023, United Kingdom

A curious man stumbles upon an eerily empty house, lured deeper into its maze of cryptic messages and unsettling memories, only to uncover a truth that will challenge his understanding of reality.


Henry Jinings
11 mins, 2023, USA

Set against the unraveling milieu of late 60s America, two people forge a connection through the mysterious ether of a radio signal.