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Shorts #1: Life at a distance

Two Short Nights

Thu 03 Feb 2022


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Running time: 75 minutes


Individual Screening: £5 | Festival Pass: £25 (£20 Concession)


3pm - 4.15pm

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Shorts #1: Life at a distance

From waiting for life to begin, to waiting for it to begin again, this selection of films explore the idea of disconnection with a mix of humour and heart.

This screening contains images that some viewers may find upsetting. Speak to our box office for more details if you have concerns.


The Beyond

Dir. Daniel Maurer | 10 mins | Switzerland 

In the face of rising Covid deaths how does morgue attendant Mathieu relate to these people whose souls have recently left their bodies?



Dir. Álvaro Martín Sanz | 8 mins | Spain 

Aqueducts transport water. Images transmit the memory. Images of aqueducts are useless.


The Wheel of Destiny 

Dir. Ludovic Thievon | 2 mins | France 

Three contestants have come to win big and change their lives once and for all. It’s time to spin the Wheel of Destiny!


Round Round Baby Round Round

Dir. Toby Parker Rees | 7 mins | UK

A pregnant woman video calls her friend and struggles to explain her ex’s mystical argument for keeping the baby, but it doesn’t make sense and the connection’s terrible.



Dir. Carlos Gómez-Trigo | 7 mins | Spain

Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?


Baby X

Dir. Kate Graham | 4 mins | UK 

A pregnant woman receives messages through her TV, as she prepares to bring a baby into an increasingly dystopian world.



Dir. Galine Chakarova | 6 mins | UK

A young girl gliding through life on her roller blades has to contend with the pandemic and leave her blissful life behind.


hey, ma

Dir. Laurie Barraclough | 7 mins | UK 

After seeing a woman she believes to be her lost mother in a car park, Katrina pursues her through the night to her home longing for a chance to speak to her again.


Thank You So Much

Dir. Tomasz Frymorgen | 13 mins | UK

During the weekly clap for healthcare workers, an over-virtuous neighbour is challenged by the nurse next door. His only way to avoid public humiliation is to crush the heretic before him.


Main image: Survivers Dir. Carlos Gómez-Trigo

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