The Shortest Nights film festival returns for 2022 with five new cutting-edge short film programmes – join us for a day of entertaining, inspiring and eye-opening films celebrating the best in British filmmaking.

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1pm – Who, Me? (74 min)

None of us are who we think we are… or are we? Fun and inventive comedies.

  • Reasons – directed by Charlotte Peters
  • Black Peter – directed by Daniel Rands
  • Lighting Tests – directed by Tom Nicoll
  • Help! I’ve Stolen Amy Adams’ Nose! – directed by Katherine Press
  • Lady Brently’s End – directed by Sam Baron
  • Pet Name – directed by Dan Boaden
  • The Clearing – directed by Daniel Hope

2.45pm – Prevailing (61min)

A hybrid documentary-drama programme of uniquely creative films that spin negatives into positives.

  • Beige – directed by Hannah Almond Barr
  • Nice To Meet You All – directed by Guen Murroni
  • Happier Alone – directed by Lili Giacobino
  • Stay – directed by Yu Sun
  • Pampas – directed by Jessica Bishopp
  • A Woman Walks Into a Bank – directed by Tom Brennan
  • All These Men That I’ve Done – directed by Lorraine Nolan, Mark Daly
  • Neither Seen Nor Heard – directed by Florence Kosky

4.15pm – #Choices (75 min)

Teething problems, broken systems and problematic egos abound as these films explore the limits of the rules we’re meant to live by.

  • Pragma – directed by Ellie Heydon
  • The Rev – directed by Fabia Martin
  • Leave to Remain – directed by Rémy Bazerque
  • The Last Mechanic – directed by Jonathan Cross
  • The Other Side of Fear – directed by Daniel Mendelle

6pm – Kindred (63 min)

Generations collide and memories resurface in this selection of compelling character-driven films.

  • POPS – directed by Lewis Rose
  • Road Trip – directed by Natalie A. Evans
  • Old Windows – directed by Paul Holbrook
  • Salt Water Town – directed by Dan Thorburn

7.45pm – Killz & Thrillz (64 min)

A high-octane programme of badass short films. Take a trip to the dark side with these slick thrillers and darkly entertaining narratives.

  • On Your Behalf – directed by Ana Garcia Rico
  • Waiting Game – directed by Sam Chapman
  • Fireworks – directed by Paul Franklin
  • EAT – directed by Ajuan Isaac-George
  • The Everlasting Club – directed by Joy Wilkinson

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