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British Short Film & British Short Animation

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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


 

 

AAMIR

13 year old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir's last hope for salvation. (16 mins)

Nominees:
Vika Evdokimenko - director, co-writer and producer
Emma Stone - producer
Oliver Shuster - co-writer

 

COWBOY DAVE

A young boy's life is changed by a chance encounter with an out of luck musician. When a gang of local criminals turn up, the day takes an unexpected turn. (24 mins)

Nominees:
Colin O'Toole - director and writer
Jonas Mortensen - producer

 

A DROWNING MAN

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive as his life of exile grows one day longer. (15 mins)

Nominees:
Mahdi Fleifel - director, writer and producer
Patrick Campbell -  producer
Signe Byrge Sorensen - producer

 

WORK

A teenage dancer’s perspective of the world around her begins to shift as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice. (12 mins)

Nominees:
Aneil Karia - director and writer
Scott O'Donnell - producer

 

WREN BOYS

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. (11 mins)

Nominees:
Harry Lighton - director and co-writer
Sorcha Bacon - producer
John Fitzpatrick - co-writer


British Short Animation


 

 

HAVE HEART 

A looping GIF has an existential crisis. (12 mins)

Nominee:
Will Anderson - director and writer

 

MAMOON

The story of a mother who, along with her infant child, is forced to leave her home when mysterious dark shadows envelope the light in which they exist. As her own light begins to fade, she is forced to use the mysterious red light to save her child. (6 mins)

Nominee:
Ben Steer - director

 

POLES APART

In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend. (12 mins)

Nominees:
Paloma Baeza - director and writer
Ser en Low - producer

 

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