We are only 9 days away from the greatest film awards show on earth - I am of course referring to the 2014 EE BAFTAs. And with the EE British Academy Film Awards comes the British Short Film & British Short Animation award nominations followed by the BAFTA Shorts 2014 nationwide tour programme.
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The feature-length selection of short live action and animated films from the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) will be in cinemas around the UK from 28 February 2014 starting in London at the ICA.
Following a successful first-ever theatrical release of nominated shorts in 2013, BAFTA is partnering for a second year with specialist distributor the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), who will handle all UK theatrical bookings, and the British Council, who will tour the nominated films internationally through their network of offices in 110 countries.
The UK-wide rollout of BAFTA Shorts 2014 begins with a special screening at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London on Friday 28 February, attended by the nominated filmmakers.
The 124 minute show will be made up of the following shorts:
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Orbit Ever After ZOOM|
Life in space isn’t easy. And living in orbit, indefinitely, with only your close family for company is even worse. A science fiction romance where two star - crossed lovers overcome all probabilities and sacrifice all they have in order to spend one perfect moment together.
Dir: Jamie Stone | UK | 2013 | 20 mins
Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mackenzie Crook, Bronagh Gallagher, Bob Goody
Director Jamie Stone on
More about Orbit Ever After on
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Sarah Woolner in Sleeping with the Fishes ZOOM|
Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.
Dir: Yousif Al-Khalifa | UK | 2013 | 9 mins
Director Yousif Al-Khalifa on
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Nat Luurtsema in Island Queen ZOOM|
Mim has lived her whole life on a little island with her best mate Danny. Her life is idyllic but going nowhere and she fears she’s left it too late to grow up. She makes the impetuous decision to have a baby – surely a one-way ticket to adulthood? Not in Mim’s case, as she finds herself embroiled in a deeply unpleasant situation that no one could have foreseen.
Dir: Ben Mallaby | UK | 2012 | 16 mins
Director Ben Mallaby on
his website: http://benmallaby.co.uk/
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Eloise Smyth in Sea View ZOOM|
Jess and Jason meet at the bus station in a seaside town, seeing each other in daylight for the first time. What at first seemed exciting, forbidden, and divinely careless, soon threatens to be a regretful experience for both. This is not how things were meant to be...
"Sea View": Written & Directed by Jane Linfoot - Trailer from EditMSM on Vimeo.
Dir: Jane Linfoot | UK | 2013 | 24 mins
Cast: Eloise Smyth, Ciaran Griffths
Director Jane Linfoot on
More about Sea View: http://www.sigmafilms.com/films/sea-view-short/
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Everything I Can See From Here Sam Taylor Bjorn-Erik Aschim ZOOM|
In a desolate part of England a game of football comes to a standstill as the ball mysteriously goes missing. When a lonely stranger returns it the players have to decide whether or not to let him join in their game.
Making Everything I Can See From Here from The Line on Vimeo.
Directors Sam Taylor | Bjorn-Erik Aschim on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samtaylor_anima | https://twitter.com/bjornerix
IMDB: Sam Taylor | Bjorn-Erik Aschim
Vimeo: Sam Taylor | Bjorn-Erik Aschim
Tumblr: http://samtayloranimation.tumblr.com | http://bjornsblog.com
Blog: http://samtayloranimation.blogspot.com/ | http://bjornsportfolio.com/
London based animation collective The Line - http://www.thelineanimation.com/
More about Everything I Can See From Here: http://www.thelineanimation.com/work/#/eicsfh/
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Maxine Peake, Geoff Bell, Adeel Akhtar in Keeping Up With The Jonses ZOOM|
The impeccable wife of an MP confronts the imprisoned reality of her life after being taken hostage by two of her husband’s ‘business associates’.
Cast: Maxine Peake, Geoff Bell, Adeel Akhtar
Director Michael Pearce on
More about Keeping Up With The Jonses: http://www.michael-pearce.com/keepingupwiththejoneses.html
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Moody Mackenzie Crook in I Am Tom Moody ZOOM|
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing. I Am Tom Moody is a film about the creative struggle, it is about self-doubt, and striving to overcome our past.
Dir: Ainslie Henderson | UK | 2012 | 7 mins
Cast: Mackenzie Crook
Director Ainslie Henderson on
|BAFTA SHORTS 2014 Tom Cullen, Michael Gould in Room 8 ZOOM|
A prisoner makes a fantastical discovery when thrown into a cell with a terse and unsettling inmate; but in an audacious endeavour to escape his captors, he unearths a malevolent trick and the secrets of the cell are fully revealed.
Dir: James W. Griffiths | UK / Poland | 2013 | 7 mins
Director James W. Griffiths on
More about Room 8: http://www.independ.net/directors/james-griffiths/
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 March
Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 March
Hook Norton Film Society
Saturday 29 March
Monday 24 March
Friday 28 February - Thursday 6 March
There will be a Q&A event with the filmmakers after the Friday 28 February screening, hosted by journalist Kaleem Aftab
Broadway Cinema & Media Centre
Friday 28 February - Thursday 6 March
Pocklington Arts Centre
Sunday 13 April
West Side Cinema
Saturday 1 March
Wednesday 26 March
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