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BAFTA Shorts 2020

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. Find out more about the winners and nominees:


BRITISH SHORT FILM


AZAAR

A tribe of women await their men's return from war. Azaar, one of the last young girls in the village is intertwined between her mother, grandmother and the rest of the tribe, as she comes to learn the true cost of womanhood. (21 mins)

Nominees:

Myriam Raja - Director/Screenwriter
Nathanael Baring - Producer

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GOLDFISH 

In the aftermath of her older brother’s death, 11-year-old viola is struggling to process her grief. With only her mother and precious pet goldfish for company, her rosy view of the world is turned upside down until she finds a letter from a stranger that changes everything. (18 mins)

Nominees:
Hector Dockrill - Director
Harri Kamalanathan - Producer
Benedict Turnbull - Producer
Laura Dockrill - Screenwriter

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KAMALI

Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self-discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world. (24 mins)

Nominations:
Sasha Rainbow - Director/Producer
Rosalind Croad - Co-Producer

 

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Winner - LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) 

The story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write - and skateboard - in Kabul. (39 mins)

Nominations:
Carol Dysinger - Director
Elena Andreicheva - Producer

 

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THE TRAP 

When a reclusive woman falls in love, it’s easy to fall with her in this tender and sensual story of shocking self-discovery. (32 mins)

Nominations:
Lena Headey - Director
Anthony Fitzgerald - Producer

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BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION 


Winner - GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC 

My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life. One day he decided to go meet her. (4 mins)

Nominations:
Maryam Mohajer - Director

 

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IN HER BOOTS

Heidi is experiencing strange things. While her granddaughter is visiting, she suddenly embarks on a hiking journey, to the deepest parts of the Alps, revealing the reason for her devoted attachment to her hiking shoes.
A story about Heidi's attempt to retain her identity and autonomy. (6 mins)

Nominations: 
Kathrin Steinbacher - Director

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THE MAGIC BOAT 

An intimate insight into the relationship between a mother and her son in the midst of the most dangerous journey of their lives. (6 mins)

Nominations:
Naaman Azhari - Director
Lilia Laurel - Producer

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