Best of the Fest 2024
Two Short Nights 2024
Fri 09 Feb 2024
£5* | £25* Festival Pass (£20* U25)
83 mins | Recommended 18+
Want to see it all but make the whole festival? Check out this showcase of the films in consideration to win the Two Short Nights Best Film 2024 Award.
Dir. Kate Graham | 17 mins | UK
A composer’s hold on reality crumbles following the birth of her son, as a strange presence stalks outside the isolated house she’s been sent to work.
After The After Party
Dir. Jess Mountfield | 3 mins | UK
After a couple of drinks, a girl admits to her best friend that she’s always wanted to know what it feels like to be kissed by a girl.
Dir. Sam Dawe | 15 mins | UK
A content moderator for a social media site begins to suspect his young son is hiding violent tendencies when their family pet is mysteriously wounded. Distressing Images blends the heightened world of extreme online content with a very banal parental fear: “what if there’s something wrong with my child?”
Dir. Ant McPhail | 13 mins | Australia
Russ, 17, struggles to figure out what it means to be a ‘man’ in his small coastal town. In gun-controlled Australia, Russ steals shotgun from his elderly neighbour, giving him the chance to prove himself to the local underworld heavyweight. However, Russ decides to carve his own path rather than have it determined by the approval of others through social initiations of manhood.
She Sells Shellfish
Dir. Lily Tiger T-Wells | 13 mins | UK
Shot in black and white super 8, She Sells Shellfish is a collage of two Welsh women’s lives with those of the archived past. A curious exploration of the female cockle gatherers of South Wales, and the surprising secret shellfish and seaweed hold for our oceans’ health.
Not Surgery Hours
Dir. Tia Salisbury | 7 mins | UK
Dr Goldsworth is on an idyllic marathon training run when she’s derailed by anxious patient Geoff, who’s desperate for medical advice for his intimate problem and won’t take no for an answer.
THE LAST COWBOY IN SALFORD
Dir. | 15 mins | UK
Jonny Richman is a seventeen year old Jew. He is also a cowboy, much to his parent’s frustration. A surreal, moving and darkly funny tale. A modern British twist on one of the oldest genres.
About Two Short Nights
Two Short Nights Film Festival is returning once again to celebrate short films and the people who make them. The 22nd edition of Two Short Nights will take place on 08 & 09 February 2024, highlighting the best international, national and regional short films.
Two Short Nights has always focused on great stories, and that’s what our 22nd edition will continue to do. We invite our audience to celebrate creativity, diversity and variety. The festival is proud to nurture new and emerging talent through selected screenings, commissions, and our famous 48 Hour Film Challenge!