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Shorts #5: Flesh and Blood

Two Short Nights

Fri 30 Nov 2018


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3.30pm - 5pm

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Shorts #5: Flesh and Blood

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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 #5: Flesh and Blood

Connected by flesh and blood these families are sticking together through life’s adversities. In grief, loss and reflection we see them unite to build a new and better future.

On the Surface

Anna Blandford, 2018, UK, Drama, 17mins

After a fatal incident, a mother and daughter are asked to account for their actions. To get out of trouble they conspire to lie. Do they feel no remorse?

Confessions of an Angry Mother

Catarina Diehl, 2018, Finland, Documentary/Animation, 5mins

She’s afraid of three things: losing her temper, hurting her own kids and turning into her own abusive and violent mother.

Schoolyard Blues

Maria Eriksson-Hecht, 2017, Sweden, Drama, 16mins

It’s John’s first day at school. Unexpectedly his eleven-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. Instead Mika has plans seeing it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.


Tessa Hoffe, 2017, UK, Drama, 13mins

A young girl cares for her younger brother at home, while she awaits her mother’s return.


Astrid Bussink, 2017, Netherlands, Documentary, 15mins

A child’s world is sometimes full of problems that are not always easy to talk about with parents or friends. In the Netherlands, the Kindertelefoon special telephone line helps children – the equivalent of the Czech Child Safety Line. L I S T E N captures the true confessions of these anonymous children.

His Name is Willy

Elizabeth Cairns, 2017, Canada, Drama, 15mins

Two siblings begin to reconcile as they perform a DIY funeral for their recently deceased mother, who requested that her corpse be thrown to the wolves when she dies.

In Between Takes

Alexei Dmitriev, 2017, Russian Federation, Experimental/Documentary, 7mins

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Give a man a video camera, and you will have a film in twenty years.


This year, Two Short Nights is introducing Festival Passes and Day Tickets, so you can explore more of the festival for less. 

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Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Studio 74

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