The Spirit of The Individual
A collection of films looking at our interaction with situations and one another in dramatic and sometime funny circumstances.
Dir: George Rees-Jones
Writers: George Rees-Jones, Benjamin Reynolds
Producer: Benjamin Reynolds
A little girl living in the wilderness with her sister is suddenly forced to realise the dangers of the world in which they live.
It's a Wrap
Dir: Brian Unwin
Writer: Brian Unwin
It’s Christmas Eve and his wife is nearly home.
He had one job. He’s out of tape, out of paper, out of time!
Dir: Sophie Barling/Nico Sersale
Writer: Sophie Barling
Producers: Sophie Barling, Nico Sersale
It's April 2020, and most of the world is in lockdown. Cabin fever has set in for lonely city-dweller Sophie. Throwing caution and responsibility to the wind, she drives to see her parents and sister in the countryside, where she is banished to a mouldering caravan in the garden.
M.anifest Hearts and Time
Dir: Makere Thekiso
Writer: Sophie Barling
Producer: Makere Thekiso
Country: South Africa
A short film about near-loss of love, confusion, lack of commitment and navigating through life as you search for peace.
Paint the Sky
Dir: David Green
Writer: Dan McGee
A soldier returns home, to an emotional confrontation with his wife.
Dir: Evan Michalic
Writer: Evan Michalic
Producer: Evan Michalic
A GREAT real estate agent does a house showing.
The Bride in the Black Veil
A 1960's Summer love story and beyond. 'The Bride in the Black Veil' follows Violet Griffin's great love and loss on the most important days of her life. Presented in a scrapbook style, shot on 16mm, Super 8, and digital.
The Pains of the Sea
Dir: Mohammadreza MASOUDI
Writer: Mohammadreza MASOUDI
Producer: Mohammadreza MASOUDI
Syrian and Iraqi immigrants try to across the sea to reach Turkey. A mother has to choose between seeing and not, the death of her child in front of her eyes in the sea...
The Spirit of Terror
An unnerving set of terrifying films designed to instigate that most primal of emotions, fear.
Dir: Thomas Elliot Griffiths
Writer: Thomas Elliot Griffiths/Duane Williams
Producer: Thomas Elliot Griffiths
Dave is an ordinary guy who just so happens to wake up with his hands tied and a bag over his head in the company of a suspected cannibal serial killer.
Dir: David Newton
Writer: David Newton
Producer: David Newton
After being shot multiple times, mortally wounded Jess bursts back to life gasping for breath. The aftermath of a violent and bloody shoot out reveals Jess dragging herself through the house nervously checking room to room.
Dir: David Walton Smith
Writer: David Walton Smith
Producers: Steven Thomas, David Walton Smith, Jen Ray
A malicious spirit lurks in the shadows of a young woman's home...
The Spirit of The Truth
We examine ourselves and our reality in these documentary based films. Created to inform and celebrate the humanity in what we do.
After the Flood
Dir: Alexandra Guillossou
Producer: Alexandra Guillossou
An observational piece on two seemingly dissimilar St. Louis events that took place in June 2019. Man and nature can be equally explosive and yet only one has the option of choice.
Dir: Wheeler Winston Dixon
An animated, experimental short highlighting the pressures facing us in everyday life.
Dir: Enis Manaz
Abdurrahim Korkmaz was born in Mardin in 1984.
His village met with the road, water, and electricity very late.
The butterflies that he saw on the TV of his neighbor have changed his life.
Dir: Jack Davies/Finn Davies
Producer: Lewis Smith
Hydrotherapy is a story of adaptation, strength & rewilding set in the raw and beautiful landscapes of Snowdonia National park. Laura has overcome a life changing illness through wild swimming, but has also found a greater connection to the natural world.
Dir: Chris Boyd
This short documentary captures the unique energy and rhythms of the primal, unseen and claustrophobic world of a Sheffield institution. One that exists in the twilight shadows and the family unit who strive at its centre.
Dir: Hannah Oliver
Waste is a short film that tries to think in images about what waste is and what, exactly, will be left, when everything is waste.
The Spirit of Tomorrow
A series of films that delve into the world of science-fiction exploring where we are heading as a race and society in bold, uncompromsied visions
Dir: Gülden Gevher Öz
Writer: Gülden Gevher Öz
Producer: Gülden Gevher Öz
In the living space called Pentagon, a man and a woman are accused of disloyalty to the fundamental values of Pentagon. If the suspects are found guilty as a result of the interrogation, they will be exiled to Square.
Dir: Francesca Elliott
Writer: Ruth Postlethwaite
Producer: Alex Brabbing
A futuristic-styled drama set in the Lake District that follows the main character's battle with grief.
The Red World
Dir: Sophia Ralston
Writer: Sophia Ralston
Producers: Sophia Ralston, Alec Handschin, Adriana Alvarez
In a not so distant future, global warming will have increased exponentially over the years, making the majority of land on earth uninhabitable...
Welcome Back Future!
Dir: Alessandro Rocca
Writer: Alessandro Rocca
Producers: Alessandro Rocca, Martina Mele, Nicolò Ferrara
In the future of the world, there is the Great Recycling: a totalitarian political system that has brought economic revolutions to the Continents. An agent of a French clothing brand goes to a toy store to buy a doll for his daughter.
Dir: Eleonora Mignoli
Writer: Eleonora Mignoli
Producers: Brother Bear Films Alec Eleonora Mignoli
Indentured in the service of Hue – the creator and owner of time-exchanging technology – Cora is torn between serving out her contract to regain the time she has lost and fight for the people Hue ruins with his power.
Filmmakers of the Future
We celebrate the best of youth in filmmaking with a diverse collection of shorts made by students of the BFI Network in conjunction with the Showroom Cinema.
Date de Mort
Dir: Josh Allott
Writer: Dillon Butt
Producers: Constance Humberstone
Cinematographer: Danait Tebarek
Editor: Michael Wheeler
A hitman named John is ordered to execute his next target during a blind date. Things take an unexpected turn in this charming comedy of errors.
The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
Director - Humera Iqbal
Producer – Adrian Madden
Writer – Sophie Cooke
Cinematographer – Abbie Fielding
Editor – Tom Bloomfield
Tired of the nine to five grind, Sam leaves the day job and goes on a search for the most beautiful thing in the world.
Director: Elfie Burn
Writer: Elfie Burn
Producer: Natnael Okbey
Cinematographer: Naod Tekeste
Editor: Emily Dawson-Masters
A young musician searches for hope after losing his hearing in a car accident. This uplifting drama highlights the importance of music and friendship.
Director: Natasha Fieldsend
Writer: Natasha Fieldsend
Producer: Zak Mohamed
Cinematography: Daniel Kifle
Editor: Eve Hines & Daniel Kifle
Sound: Dakota Letch