These films tackle, from very different vantage points, notions of identity and self-expression – and how these are challenged on an everyday basis. Ranging across genres and storytelling techniques, from documentaries about a blind fashion designer to a magic realist film about a British-Nigerian woman choosing to change her name, these shorts will leave you with more questions than answers.


Boat DIR Louise Stern NOM Producing (Genevieve Irons)

Beyond Beauty DIR Ellen Pearson, Tyro Heath NOM Sound Design, Editing (Raluca Petre, Editor & Rachel Park Sound Designer)

Once An Old Lady Sat On My Chest DIR Candice Onyeama NOM Screenwriting (Candice Onyeama)

Fashion in the Dark I DIR Emily Ford-Halliday NOM Cinematography (Ania Urbanowska)

Fashion in the Dark II DIR Emily Ford-Halliday NOM Sound Design (An On Bast  Anna Suda)

Taarof ‘a verbal dance’ DIR Alannah Olivia NOM XX Award (Alannah Olivia)

Daughter DIR Christian Kinde NOM Cinematography (Anna MacDonald)