BAFTA Shorts (15)

Filmmakers Lab + Director Q&A

Thu 01 Jan 1970



FREE for Filmmakers Lab Members who book their place via the Filmmakers Lab website | For non-members suggested donation £5



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BAFTA Shorts (15)

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BAFTA Shorts (15)

Q&A with Harry Lighton

112 mins | 2018 | Various

Showing Times:

  • Tue 22 Jan – 8pm (SOLD OUT)

Hosted by the Filmmakers Lab and BFI.NETWORK, this special screening features eight short films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at this year’s BAFTA film awards, which celebrate innovative, experimental film talent. 

This screening is free of charge for Filmmakers Lab members (Find out more about becoming a member here: or there is a suggested £5 donation for non-members. 


The screening will be followed with a Q&A with Harry Lighton – director and co-writer of Wren Boys.

The screening will feature the following nominated titles:


13 year old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir’s last hope for salvation.

16 mins. Dir. Vika Evdokimenko


A young boy’s life is changed by a chance encounter with an out of luck musician. When a gang of local criminals turn up, the day takes an unexpected turn.

24 mins. Dir. Colin O’Toole


Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive as his life of exile grows one day longer.

15 mins. Dir. Mahdi Fleifel


A looping GIF has an existential crisis.

12 mins. Will Anderson


Told entirely using projected animation on to real, polystyrene film sets, Mamoon follows the story of a mother who, along with her infant child, is forced to leave her home when mysterious dark shadows envelope the light in which they exist. As her own light begins to fade, she is forced to use the mysterious red light to save her child.

6 Mins. Ben Steer.


In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a nai¨ve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.

12 mins. Paloma Baeza


A teenage dancer’s perspective of the world around her begins to shift as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice.

12 mins. Dir. Aneil Karia


On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

11 mins. Dir. Harry Lighton

Filmmakers Lab

Filmmakers Lab is a membership-based filmmaking talent development initiative, dedicated to providing networking and skill building opportunities for filmmakers in Devon and further afield across the South West. Membership is open to all, but targeted at early-career filmmakers who have an aspiration to develop themselves further. Providing a platform for creative exploration and collaboration within the local film industry. 

We hold monthly social meet-up sessions at Exeter Phoenix, the multi-arts venue in the heart of Devon. We offer a regular programme of creative workshops, guest speakers, masterclasses and film screenings for members to expand their knowledge and practice. There are also opportunities for members to discuss and explore ideas around their current filmmaking project in a constructively supportive environment.

Our long-term ambition is to support a growth of regional filmmaking talent and increase the quality of locally produced films. We also aim to raise awareness of the South West as a central hub for film production, to ultimately attract more productions to the region and create local job opportunities.

Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Studio 74


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