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Shorts #1: There’s An Art To This

Two Short Nights 2024

Thu 08 Feb 2024


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Recommended 18+


£5* | £25* Festival Pass (£20* U25)



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Shorts #1: There’s An Art To This

83 mins | Recommended 18+ 

Art is connection. Art is understanding. Art is work. Art is also magical bathroom fixtures. A collection of shorts that’s up for interpretation.



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.


The Scottish Play

Dir. James Soldan | 13 mins | UK

In 1986 an amateur theatre group staged a production of Macbeth so disastrous that it made international headlines … allegedly. The Scottish Play will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2023.



Dir. Sulaiman Siddiqui | 7 mins | UK

An art teacher battling his own artistic hurdles finds solace in those that he has reached on a personal level.


The Sink

Dir. Eduardo Mattos | 17 mins | Brazil

Neusa Sueli is a trans actress who finds in Vado’s bathroom a wonder that could lead them finally produce their play. As they expose their discovery, the other writers confront Neusa and Vado about the authenticity of their story.



Dir. Diana Olifirova | 4 mins | UK

Spiralling through spaces redefining my identity, culture, memories and future. From Ukraine to the UK and back, from the precipice of infinite possibilities comes a self-portrait INTRANCE exploring fear, resistance, bravery and change.


Seeing Art Differently

Dir. James Edward Kilpatrick, Jack Morris | 3 mins | UK

A short documentary that explores the artistic journey of Annie Fennymore, a talented artist who is blind. The film delves into Annie’s unique perspective on the world, and how she has learned to translate her experiences into beautiful works of art. Through Annie’s story, the film explores larger themes of creativity, resilience, and the power of human imagination.


The Record

Dir. Jonathan Laskar | 9 mins | Switzerland

An antique musical instrument dealer obsessively plays a magical vinyl record that “reads your mind and plays your lost memories.” Even the forgotten ones.



Dir. Ben Kernow | 14 mins | UK

Life at the end of the line has always been tough. With the cost of living going up and pressure to cash in on their now quaint fishing cottage’s financial potential, Biddy and Rob find themselves at the end of the line in more ways than one. However Biddy has a plan, Biddy has an idea, Biddy has a desire to paint. The question is will any of her work save them from financial ruin, and who at the end of the line will take notice?

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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