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Shorts #2: Brave New World

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 #2: Brave New World

85 mins | Recommended 18+ 

Whether it’s AI integration or content moderation, this screening takes a look at the perils, pitfalls and possibilities of finding connection through technology.



Dir. Matas Vildžius | 13 mins | Lithuania

Artificial intelligence is born in a new body, after learning that he is only a refrigerator, the Fridge tries to establish a human connection with its creator. Eventually the Fridge realises that Creator and life are inaccessible, which leads to the question: statistically, is it worth living?


Distressing Images

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?”


Goodbye Python

Dir. Frankie Milo Fox | 9 mins | UK

A trans computer scientist struggles with his past, present and future when it comes time to part ways with his best friend. “Goodbye Python” is one of the first sci-fi films ever made by a transgender director.


The Wake Up Chirp

Dir. Kaan Orgunmat | 14 mins | Sweden

A 10-year-old boy must unravel the mysterious sounds of the crickets to find a way to handle his grandfather’s oppression.


Now and Then

Dir. Harris Alvi | 17 mins | UK

While moving house, a middle-aged Muslim woman finds a box of old tapes filled with the memories of her husband’s previous relationship and becomes increasingly obsessed.


Six Feet of Separation

Dir. Toni Nordli | 18 mins | Norway

In March 2020, the pandemic begins in London. A total lockdown prevents Noah and Dina from seeing each other anymore. Uncertainty arises, and Dina wants to go back to her home country, while Noah wants her to stay. The world has changed. Have they changed with it?

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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