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Event: The Short Road to Success

ShortsBAFTA
Friday, 31 January 2020 - 1:00pm
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Join BAFTA Cymru and the nominees in the 2019 British Academy Cymru Award Short category for a special screening of the 4 films and a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The films cover a range of subjects including living with epilepsy, the modern-day challenges of LGBTQ relationships, periods and a dark comedy that explores greed, death, and the lengths we go to get what we want. 

Speakers:

Alice Lusher - Elen

Grant Vidgen – Involuntary Activist

Lisa Davies and Carys Lewis – Stuffed

Lowri Roberts – Girl (BAFTA Cymru Winner: Short 2019)

Hosted by Timi O’Neill

Films (in order of presentation)

Elen
Set in rural North Wales, this short film follows Elen, a kind ten-year-old girl with epilepsy and a vivid imagination. When a new pupil joins her school, Elen must overcome some of her fears. This is a heartfelt story of friendship and acceptance that creatively uses animation to depict its lead character’s perspective.


Stuffed
Ellen and Alistair Reading attend a welcome home dinner hosted by their wealthy friends, Gwen and Crawford. But when the couple learns of Crawford’s sudden death by freak accident, what starts as an average dinner party quickly descends into bizarre territory. 


Involuntary Activist
An openly gay teacher must choose a course of action when his sister asks him to step back into the closet for her wedding in Turkey.


Girl
A young migrant gets her period whilst on the move.


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