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Shorts #2: Best in Show

Two Short Nights

Thu 29 Nov 2018


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3.30pm - 5pm

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Shorts #2: Best in Show

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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.

Shorts #2: Best in Show

Dog person? Cat person? Chicken person…? In this dedicated selection of short documentaries we find out more about our connection with the animal kingdom. The pets we share our homes with, wildlife we seek to control and how animals help form our identities as humans.


Rishi Chandna, 2018, India, Documentary, 14mins

In a cramped suburban apartment in Mumbai, an eccentric patriarch and his family consider killing and eating their hell-raising pet rooster, so that they can reclaim their normal lives.

Julius Caesar Was Buried in a Pet Cemetery

Sam Green, 2017, USA, Documentary, 4mins

A short documentary portrait of the greatest pet cemetery in the world.

The Heaven of Animals

Juan Renau, 2017, Argentina, Documentary, 14mins

In a canine hair styling contest everyone competes to achieve the finest version of their pets.

My Paintbrush Bites

Joel Pincosy & Joe Egender, 2018, USA, Documentary, 16mins

A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways.


Sean Mullan, 2017, UK, Documentary, 15mins

Through horses, a man feels an irrepressible duty to move in harmony with his pain. A film exploring the infinite momentum of life via an energy never destroyed, only transformed.

The Last Hounds

Morgane Thibaut, 2017, Belgium, Documentary, 19mins

Embracing the hunt for the hound rather than the hound for the hunt.

Fish Story

Charlie Lyne, 2017, UK, Documentary, 14mins

A search for the truth behind a fishy tale.


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 >>

Or follow the booking link at the top of this page to book this individual event. 

Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Studio 74

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