Shorts #6: Doclab Presents
Two Short Nights 2024
Fri 09 Feb 2024
£5* | £25* Festival Pass (£20* U25)
85 mins | Recommended 18+
A screening of the best documentary films, turning the lens on everything from lost languages to Elvis impersonators. Hosted by DOCLAB, a documentary development initiative run by Exeter Phoenix and OSBD Media Charity.
Dir. Juanjo Rueda | 20 mins | Spain
I remember that as a child I thought you could see everything from here.
She Sells Shellfish
Dir. Lily Tiger T-Wells | 13 mins | UK
Shot in black and white super 8, She Sells Shellfish is a collage of two Welsh women’s lives with those of the archived past. A curious exploration of the female cockle gatherers of South Wales, and the surprising secret shellfish and seaweed hold for our oceans’ health.
Y WERIN / HIRAETH
Dir. Ella Spottiswood, Adam Evans | 15 mins | UK
A non-exploitative and honest insight into a town considered to be the most deprived area in Wales. Two creatives explore how the people and landscapes of Merthyr Tydfil have impacted their lives and art.
Dir. Bella Considine | 13 mins | UK
If you could achieve your wildest dreams in an instant, would you? SHMELVIS is a documentary that seeks to uncover the secrets of the alter-ego, and its life changing powers. Presenter and psychology expert Eleanor Shelley leads us in this eye opening journey into the world of Elvis impersonation and discovers how pretending to be someone else may be the ultimate key to self-discovery.
Dir. Andy Oxley, Joshua Gaunt | 9 mins | UK
A novelty calendar of drain covers turns humble lengthsman Archie Workman into a curious form of celebrity.
Dir. Álvaro Hernández Blanco | 16 mins | Spain
In the deserts of Baja California (México), Daria and Teresa are the last two speakers of the Ku’ahl indigenous language. In their world of oblivion and decrepitude, they lament the imminent extinction of the ku’ahl language and culture as the modern world moves on with indifference. But as long as Daria and Teresa converse together, ku’ahl lives.
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!