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BAFTA announces shortlists for British Short Film and British Short Animation categories

10 December 2019

London, 10 December 2019: The British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today announced the shortlisted films in the British Short Film and the British Short Animation categories.

The short film categories are open to films which have significant creative involvement by individuals who are British. Films may be fiction or non-fiction.

Nominations for all categories will be announced on Tuesday 7 January 2020, with the EE Rising Star nominations announced the previous day, Monday 6 January.

British Short Film

Anna - Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton

Azaar – Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring

Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Laura Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull

Kamali – Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) - Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva

Madame – Garth Jennings, Marine Dorfmann, Octavia Peissel

The Nightcrawlers - Alexander A. Mora, Abigail Anketell-Jones, Doireann Maddock, Joanna Natasegara

November 1st - Charlie Manton, Teodora Shaleva

The Trap – Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

We Are Dancers – Joe Morris, Luz Alejandra Llano


British Short Animation

4:3 - Ross Hogg

Creepy Pasta Salad – Lauren Orme, Amy Morris

Grandad was a romantic. - Maryam Mohajer

In Her Boots - Kathrin Steinbacher

The Magic Boat - Naaman Azhari, Lilia Laurel

My Dad's Name Was Huw. He Was An Alcoholic Poet. - Freddie Griffiths


The shortlist and nominations in both categories are selected by a jury.

The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 2 February 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by Graham Norton and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world. On the night, will feature red carpet highlights, photography and winner’s interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social channels including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs) and Instagram.

For further information, please contact: 
Kerry McGlone at freuds
T 020 3003 6648
E [email protected]


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit For more, visit