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Supporting Shorts

Specially curated shorts that are paired with our feature films or talks

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While living off the grid in rural Ohio, a son’s father goes missing. His estranged uncle travels to join him in hopes of finding answers.

Directed by Nick Rubino
Written by Cooper Torrence

Produced by Nate Torrence

Country: USA

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Bad Soil

A Welsh farmer has a difficult decision to make when his wayward brother turns up at the family farm one afternoon demanding to borrow a shotgun.

Written, Produced and Directed by Alex Priestley
Country: UK

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Boy in the Back Seat

1986. A young boy is left unattended in the car while his volatile dad takes care of some 'business' in a dodgy local pub. What could possibly go wrong?

Directed and written by Scott Pickup
Produced by Jonny Ross, James Owen, Simon Marriott and Scott Pickup

Country: UK

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Don't Move

Two siblings must fight for their lives after being trapped in a room with a creature that is attracted to movement.

Directed by Rubel Rafael Ahmed
Written by Rubel Rafael Ah
med and Natasha Mohammed
Produced by Natasha Mohammed

Country: UK

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Spirit Hunters

An Interpol agent from Japan visits Finland to catch a small time criminal but all hell breaks loose as a sword wielding demon from the spirit world tries to open portal to another world.

Directed and written by Mikko Löppönen
Produced by Toni Unver

Country: Finland

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First Time Caller

Jansen Tull finds a new hobby in an old HAM radio, where he discovers an eccentric radio personality who hosts a show where the violence is real and the listeners are part of the show.

Directed by Nate Allison
Written by Jonathan Austin
Produced by Tommy Drew Anderson

Country: USA

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Cocaine Overkill

1988. Miami. In one violent night, Detective Lewis Cannon must rid the streets of crack cocaine.

Directed by Benjamin Porter
Written by Benjamin Porter and Nathan Rooney
Produced by Christopher Boyle and Conor Barrow

Country: UK

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Dying to Meet You

A hotel lobby in Depression America is the crucible where a brilliant, ruined drunk battles his demons one last time. 

Directed by Ava Bounds
Written by Brian Bounds

Country: UK

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Northern Spirit Shorts

The Young Programmers from The Showroom select their picks to represent the rising talent of Northern filmmakers

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A Dalliance with Death at Midnight

The adventures of the Grim Reaper is shown over an evening.

Written, Produced and directed by John Richard Williams
Country: UK
Region: Sheffield

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A high-achieving factory worker wears the head of a bear outside his home. With the bear head hampering his daily life, and a growing desire to conform, he finds himself torn between his perceived safety and embracing the new.

Written, Produced and directed by Flora Martyr
Country: UK
Region: Preston

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A personal reflection on poverty and its affects.

Written and directed by Gemma Whitworth
Country: UK
Region: Barnsley

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Lacking the Boggart

Martha returns to her childhood home and is filled with a strange nostalgia. Between the locals warnings and memories sparked by the familiar setting she starts to worry.

Directed by Catherine Jablonski and Edward Barnabas
Written by Edward Barnabas
Produced by Zoe Hollis and Jordan Melia

Country: UK
Region: Manchester

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Jesse and Alex, a couple seperated now colliding back into each others lives after many years apart. The night they share, only by chance, shows the complexities of a lingering love and the consequences of witholding honesty.

Written, produced and directed by Kieran Stephen Weller
Country: UK

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In the summer of 2021 the world renowned Archaeology Department at The University of Sheffield was earmarked for closure.

Professor Umberto Albarella, alongside his family of colleagues and a worldwide community of supporters, is determined to fight the decision and save the department.

Produced and directed by Brett Chapman
Country: UK

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Defiant Spirit Shorts

Bold filmmaking tackling tough subjects

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A dinner party goes off the rails when the host suspects a surprise guest is his childhood bully.

Directed and written by Martin Stocks
Produced by James Wren

Country: UK

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Body Knots

Body Knots is an affectionate look at outcasts on a mission of love and revenge.

Directed and written by Kevin Pickering
Produced by Lewis Wardrop

Country: UK

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The Soldier's Post

In the trenches of World War 1, tensions rise between three British soldiers who long for blood, home, and the forbidden.

Directed by Joseph and Jack Archer
Written by Jack Archer
Produced by Joseph Archer

Country: UK

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 A heated argument occurs when Abdullah declares he is joining the British Military to the shock of his pacifist father Omar 

Directed and written by Sai karan Talwar
Produced by Adi Alfa, Sai karan Talwar and Shamender Talwar

Country: UK

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Unthinkable Conversations

As violence rages around them and in the brutal world outside there is no value in anything except the lives of children, Amy and Jack begin to face up to the reality that the only way to save two of their children is to sell one.

Directed, written and produced by Emma Richardson
Country: UK

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Endearing Spirit Shorts

Films representing connections to people, places and things, expressing love in different forms

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The Car Spotter

Peo loves spotting cars. It gives his everyday life a little twist. It’s also a hobby that is about to ruin the most important thing he has. 

Directed by Martin Sandin
Written by Martin Sandin

Country: Sweeden

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Don't Look Away

A photo-journalist's relationship with her lover is tested to breaking point when she insists on covering a war in her country of birth.

Directed, written and produced by Simon Zhou
Country: France

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After Elliot arrives home late, his already volatile relationship with Isla takes a turn for the worse, resulting in an argument that could be fatal.

Directed and written by Charlie White
Produced by Oliver Holmes

Country: UK

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Natalie finds an old photograph that leads her to reflect on her life and the lives of her friends. Each of them goes down a different path with different dreams and aspirations. 

Directed by Alessandro Vazzoler
Written by Alessandro Vazzoler and Matteo Saliva
Produced by Galaxia

Country: Italy

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Everything is Out to Get Me

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A 1950's housewife, struggling with her mental health, reflects on her failed marriage and history of domestic abuse. Her depression is fueled by the fact that her ex-husband now appears to be happily re-married with a newborn baby. But there's more to his happiness than meets the eye.

Directed and written by Dustin Curtis Murphy
Produced by Dustin Curtis Murphy and Joshua Carrington Birch
Country: UK

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Youthful Spirit Shorts

Films made by student and young filmmakers, specially representing colleges, universities and programmes in the region

Nothing to Lose

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A look at the trials and accomplishments faced by  independent musicians working today through the eyes of local artist, Emilia Quinn.

Directed, written and produced by Tammy Barker
Supported by: University Centre Leeds

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Cardboard Hearts

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Lilith navigates life and love in a cardboard world - will she ever meet the one for her?

Directed and written by Lucy Boyall
Supported by: Wakefield College

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Family Scrabble Night

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A family scrabble game descends in chaos as tensions arise during a tense game.

Directed and written by Connor Francis
Supported by: University Centre Grimsby

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A Skate Documentary

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Reflections on the rise and popularity of skateboarding through the eyes of a local skater.

Supported by: Barnsley College

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Pie Village

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Whilst hiking in Yorkshire, a tourist seeks solace in a local pub when their phone runs out of battery changing everything for them

Directed by Timm Cleasby
Written by Timm Cleasby and Daniel Hinchliffe
Produced by Alex Mellor
Supported by: Sheffield Hallam University

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The tale of the Boggards, lurking in a house on Boggard lane and terrorising those who chose to stay there.

Directed and produced by Dan Hole
Written by Jim Logan
Supported by: Sheffield Hallam University

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A woman deals with inner turmoil caused by a past trauma by confronting her younger self.

Directed and written by Anastasia Yules
Produced by Damian Palli
Supported by: Sheffield Hallam University

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Into the Peaks

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A look at the freedom of hiking, reflecting on how walking in the peaks has changed Joe's life.

Directed and written by Joe Pearson
Supported by: Sheffield College

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From Sam

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Sam and Alex's relationship is tested when Sam reveals they reveal they have applied to study away from home.

Directed by Holly Smith
Written by Finch Belleini, Red Peacock, James Long, Ethan Murphy
Produced by Aown Ali, Ben Neale
Supported by: BFI Academy

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Still Life

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Everyday pressures begin to manifest into Charlie's waking life causing her to reflect on everything and everyone around her.

Directed by Luke Petersen
Written by Sylvie Kurcewicz, James Long, Ethan Murphy
Produced by Ezzie Nettleingham Bradly, James Turnball
Supported by: BFI Academy

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