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THE SHORTEST NIGHTS 2022

3rd September 2022 at Rich Mix London

BIFA qualifying The Shortest Nights film festival returned for 2022 with five new cutting-edge short film programmes taking place in one of London's most iconic arts spaces. A day of entertaining, inspiring and eye-opening films celebrating the best in British filmmaking.


Full programme details below.

 

FESTIVAL  PROGRAMME

The Shortest Nights film festival 2022 took place across a single day at Rich Mix London.

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DAY PASS - DOORS 12:30PM

Wanna see EVERYTHING for a discount? Then book yourself a Day Pass!

(Day Passes offer access to all our festival screenings)

KILLZ & THRILLZ - 7:45PM

A high-octane programme of badass short films. Take a trip to the dark side with these slick thrillers and darkly entertaining narratives. (64min)

  • On Your Behalf – directed by Ana Garcia Rico

  • Waiting Game – directed by Sam Chapman

  • Fireworks – directed by Paul Franklin

  • EAT – directed by Ajuan Isaac-George

  • The Everlasting Club – directed by Joy Wilkinson

KINDRED - 6PM

Generations collide and memories resurface in this selection of compelling character-driven films. (63min)

  • POPS – directed by Lewis Rose

  • Road Trip – directed by Natalie A. Evans

  • Old Windows – directed by Paul Holbrook

  • Salt Water Town – directed by Dan Thorburn

#CHOICES - 4:15PM

Teething problems, broken systems and problematic egos abound as these films explore the limits of the rules we’re meant to live by. (75min)

  • Pragma – directed by Ellie Heydon

  • The Rev – directed by Fabia Martin

  • Leave to Remain – directed by Rémy Bazerque

  • The Last Mechanic – directed by Jonathan Cross

  • The Other Side of Fear – directed by Daniel Mendelle

PREVAILING - 2:45PM

A hybrid documentary-drama programme of uniquely creative films that spin negatives into positives. (61min)

  • Beige – directed by Hannah Almond Barr

  • A Woman Walks Into a Bank – directed by Tom Brennan

  • Nice To Meet You All – directed by Guen Murroni

  • Happier Alone – directed by Lili Giacobino

  • Stay – directed by Yu Sun

  • Pampas – directed by Jessica Bishopp

  • All These Men That I’ve Done – directed by Lorraine Nolan, Mark Daly

  • Neither Seen Nor Heard – directed by Florence Kosky

WHO, ME?​ - 1PM

None of us are who we think we are… or are we? Join us to find out with this selection of fun and inventive comedies. (74min)

  • Reasons – directed by Charlotte Peters

  • Black Peter – directed by Daniel Rands

  • Lighting Tests – directed by Tom Nicoll

  • Help! I’ve Stolen Amy Adams’ Nose! – directed by Katherine Press

  • Lady Brently’s End – directed by Sam Baron

  • Pet Name – directed by Dan Boaden

  • The Clearing – directed by Daniel Hope