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Commission Premiere with Award Ceremony + After Party

Two Short Nights

Fri 30 Nov 2018


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9pm - Midnight

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Commission Premiere with Award Ceremony + After Party

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Exeter Phoenix’s 17th annual Two Short Nights Film Festival is back with a diverse and exciting programme of screenings, workshops and events celebrating the world of short film. Enjoy incredible documentaries, stunning cinematography and exceptional storytelling with screenings of must-see films from around the world, alongside emerging local talent.

Commission Premiere with Award Ceremony + After Party

The festival finale and a chance to watch premieres of the five short films commissioned by Exeter Phoenix this year. After the screening we will be chatting to the filmmakers to hear their experience of the process and open the applications for our 2019 commission schemes.

We will be presenting awards for the festival’s Best Short Film Award and the Audience Choice Award. Join us afterwards in the Café Bar, where DJ Ducky will be bringing us the best film soundtrack classics at the Two Short Nights after party.

Micro Film Commissions

Paper Thin

Alexander Warn, 2018, UK, Animation, 3mins

A man has his reality reshaped by a threat of his own construction.

Walks of Life

Andy Thatcher, 2018, UK, Documentary, 3mins

Walks of Life celebrates being in the places that matter most. From Paul’s photographic trip around St. Thomas, to Jo and Adam’s meditative river walk along the Otter and Cathy’s ascent of Rame Head, these varied journeys all have a place in the heart for each walker.

Animation Commission


Holly Summerson, 2018, UK, Animation, 4mins

Two birdwatchers share a magical ability to turn into birds. When one has to go away, the other must learn to take off on her own. Birdwatching is a mixed-media animation about isolation, independence and rural queer love.

Short Film Commissions


Riyadh Haque, 2018, UK, Drama, 15mins

Yasmin, an impressionable South Asian teen, finds herself trapped between her strict, traditional family and the man she is in love with. One night, when Yasmin sneaks out to a party, she inadvertently starts a chain of events that changes her life forever.

His England

Matty Crawford, 2018, UK, Drama, 11mins

On the day of the EU referendum, an Asian British kid trudges across the British countryside, unaware of the racial tensions and political shifting landscapes around him, as he proudly wears his England football shirt.


This year, Two Short Nights is introducing Festival Passes and Day Tickets, so you can explore more of the festival for less. 

Book your £35 Festival Pass here >>

Book your £12 Day Ticket here >>

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Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Auditorium & Café Bar

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