An incredible selection of shorts, skilfully spinning stories and stirring up a sea of sensations - come get your life affirmed and leave feeling human again.
A Few Short Stories
24th May 18:00 - Live at Tivoli Cinema
25th May 00:01 - 6th June 23:59 Online
Submitted from around the world, these are the 'Official selection' of shorts programmed from the large number of skilfully told stories entered into our festival each year:
Trail Mix - What better way to test your friendship than a spot of wild hunting.
Dir: Avgousta Zourelidi
Cast: Pippa Moss, Sophie Thomas
Dress Up - A mixed-race woman applies for a job as a costume wearer, only to find nothing fits.
Dir: Sara Chia-Jewell
Cast: Tim Downie, Sara Chia-Jewell,
The Walled Garden - Two people, separated in time, are united through their love and duty to a beautiful working garden.
Dir: Emma Morley
Cast: Tom York (Poldark), Fiz Marcus (The King's Man, Pennyworth)
Sunday Roast - The undercurrents of a typical Sunday dinner surface as this roast turns into a downright war.
Dir: Lukas Steinmaier
Cast: Caitlin Florence-Rose, Antony Knight, Rebecca Alexander
Different Day - Alicia cares for her mother but dreams of escape. a tragic incident threatens to shatter her plans, and force her to make a choice.
Dir: Charlotte Couture
Cast: Laura Joy Pieters (Doctors), Alex Jarrett (Les Misérables), Suzie Frances Garton, Jenny Wills
Roy - Trapped in a lonely existence, reclusive widower Roy passes the days cold calling strangers from the phone book, but when he accidentally calls an adult hotline an unlikely friendship is born.
Longlisted for 'Best British Short Film', BAFTA 2022
Dir: Tom Berkeley, Ross White
Cast: BAFTA Winner David Bradley, Oscar winner Rachel Shenton.
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Incredible shorts submitted by directors from around the world, showcasing some beautiful and skilful storytelling