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Shorts Tour 2017

30 January 2017

See the eight films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at the EE British Academy Film Awards at cinemas around the UK.

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Find out more about the nominated films:

British Short Film


A cinematic voyage through the mines, landscapes, factories and ports of Chinese production. (19 mins)

Richard John Seymour - director, photographer and writer


Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday. Starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger. (20 mins)

Daniel Mulloy - director
Scott O'Donnell - producer
Afolabi Kuti - producer
Shpat Deda - producer

Mouth of Hell

A child labourer in the burning coalfields of Jharia, India has to make a choice, to do what’s right or to save his dying mother. (15 mins)

Samir Mehanovic - director and writer
Michael Wilson - producer
Bart Gavigan - co-writer
Ailie Smith - co-producer

The Party

Belfast 1972. Laurence welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them. (15 mins)

Andrea Harkin - director
Farah Abushwesha - producer
Emmet Fleming - producer
Conor MacNeill - writer


Gary and Jenny share the same cramped 'office space' as all beat cops: the front seat of a police car. Starring Andrew Paul and Alexa Morden. (6 mins)

Charlotte Regan - director
Jack Hannon - producer

British Short Animation

The Alan Dimension

Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind... and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to 'the next step in cognitive evolution.’ (9 mins)

Jac Clinch - director and co-writer
Millie Marsh - producer
Jonathan Harbottle - co-writer

A Love Story

Two creatures fall in love, weaving a colourful world together but when darkness threatens to consume one of them, the other must fight to stay together, or risk being torn apart. (7 mins)

Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara - director and writer
Khaled Gad - producer
Elena Ruscombe-King - writer


Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time. (5 mins)

Jennifer Zheng – director, producer and writer

American Airlines

Curzon Home Cinema

Independent Cinema Office

British Council

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Wednesday 15 March


Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February


Wednesday 12 April


Thursday 23 March


Tuesday 28 March

Hebden Bridge

Saturday 22 April


Friday 10 - Thursday 23 February

Friday 17 - Thursday 23 February

Wednesday 1 March

Thursday 9 March

Friday 10 March

Monday 13 March


Sunday 19 November


Friday 17 - Monday 20 February

St Helens

Tuesday 11 April