Shorts #5: Local Talent + Q&A

Two Short Nights

Fri 04 Feb 2022


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Running time: 90 minutes | 16+


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


5pm - 6.30pm

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Shorts #5: Local Talent + Q&A

Featuring a finely curated programme of the best filmmaking talent from Devon and the South West. Members of the filmmaking teams will be joining Thea Berry for a post screening Q&A.

Thea Berry is Impact & Outreach Coordinator at Together Films and is a regular contributor to BFI’s Bigger Picture. Thea has recently worked with Exeter Phoenix, coordination the Young Audience Panel.



Dir. Dean Puckett | 6 mins | UK

Seagull is a recovering drug addict who is about to have a very strange night.



Dir. Katie Beard, Naomi Turner, Liv Lockwood | 4 mins | UK

A short dance film that explores our primal connections with nature and the effect of urban living on the human mind.


The Accidental Choir Mistress

Dir. Jo Barker, Holly Black | 6 mins | UK

The Accidental Choirmistress and members of the Tuesday Fun Club Choir take us on a journey of love and grief, how it can permeate music and bring people together when we most need to be close.



Dir. Phil Spencer | 25 mins | UK

In a world where data is our only currency, a career-driven young mother is forced to fight for her way of life when a global tech giant comes to claim a debt.


The Thing That Ate The Birds

Dir. Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham | 12 mins | UK

On the North Yorkshire Moors, Abel, Head Gamekeeper, discovers the thing that is eating his grouse.



Dir. Michael Jenkins | 16 mins | UK

Leon is a mixed-race teenager trying to work out where he fits in. He is close to his Nan, the only person he know from his Jamaican side of the family. He goes to his Nan’s Nine Nights and meets the rest of his family for the first time where he begins to understand, identity is more than skin deep.

Main image: Pickney, Dir. Michael Jenkins

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