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Exeter Phoenix Commission Premiere 2024

Two Short Nights 2024

Fri 09 Feb 2024


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Recommended 18+


£5* | £25* Festival Pass (£20* U25)



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Exeter Phoenix Commission Premiere 2024

71 mins | Recommended 18+

Join us on closing night where Two Short Nights will platform this year’s Exeter Phoenix Short Film Commissions on the big screen for the first time. This exciting celebration of the dedication, hard work and talent of filmmakers and artists based in the south west.



In Memoriam
Dir. Leila Lockley | 9 mins | 19-25 Devon Film Fund
Lola has meticulously planned the perfect break-up. It’s a shame her boyfriend is about to pip her to the post in a rather unexpected way.


I Want This
Dir. Micha Colombo | 4 mins | Micro Short Film Commission
Overwhelmed by the onslaught of daily life, a woman finds release during a midnight moment in nature.


Soviet Fantasia
Dir. Penn Bálint | 8 mins | Micro Short Film Commission
A surreal exploration of queer identity in the face of immigration, following teenager Hajnal as they grapple with the demands of leaving behind their post-Soviet country in favour of a new life in England.


Dir. Robyn Egan | 14 mins | Devon Short Film Commission
Dolls tells the story of teenager Dory and her unsolicited collection of judgemental, style-cramping, porcelain dolls.


My Exploding House
Dir. Liberty Smith | 13 mins | South West Short Film Commission
An absurd quest originating from a childhood memory, along the way connecting the dots between community, family, shared memory, the power of place and the concept of home.


Dir. Luke Fannin | 10 mins | Denhams Digital Short Film Commission
A film about race, glass ceilings, urban environments and the importance of access to green outdoor spaces.


Why did the Scarecrow win an Award?
Dir. Georgia Gendall | 13 mins | Artists Moving Image Commission
Filmed solely on motion sensor cameras over the course of a growing season; Why did the Scarecrow win an Award? explores the farm as a theatrical space where the relationship between local ecosystems and global food production, queer rurality and land access plays out through the eyes of our protagonist: a scarecrow and a crop of wheat. This film is part eavesdropped, part scripted; part love letter, part squabble; part sublime, part apocalyptic.

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!


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