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THE SHORTEST NIGHTS 2023

BIFA qualifying The Shortest Nights film festival returned for 2023 with four new cutting-edge short film programmes. Celebrating the best in British filmmaking across two dates in London: an afternoon at the brand new Sidcup Storyteller and an evening at the iconic Rich Mix.


Full programme details below.

FESTIVAL  PROGRAMME

The Shortest Nights Film Festival - DAY 1 @ Sidcup Storyteller 3rd September

Day of The Sun Dog_Andy McLeod

11:30AM - LOST AND FOUND​ (80MIN)

• The Day of The Sun Dog - Dir. Andy McLeod (10:43)
• South Facing - Dir. Reneque Samuels (10:40)
• Hello, Muscles - Dir. Marnie Baxter (14:11)
• NIA - Dir. Chantelle Ampomah Aboraah (15:14)
• I HAVE HEARD YOU CALLING IN THE NIGHT - Dir. Paul Bertellotti (13:29)
• Saving Art - Dir. Remi R.M. Moses (15)

The Snip_Ben S Hyland

1:30PM - AWKWARD (70MIN)

• Tall Dark and Handsome - Dir. Sam Baron (13:59)
• Linda - Dir. Joe Lycett (7:48)
• Smoking in Public - Dir. Stelios Kouk (4:34) 
• Smoking Dolphins - Dir. Sean Lyons (7:26)
• The Snip - Dir. Ben S. Hyland (9:59)
• Placenta Pâté - Dir. Tia Salisbury (12:33)
• Period drama - Dir. Evie Fehilly (13:11)

The Well_Peter Stanley-Ward

3:15PM - NOT AS WE KNOW IT (75MIN)

• The Painter and The Poet - Dir Dan Thorburn (14:50)
• It’s Dog To Make A Houseplant if You're Sandwich - Dir. Olivia Waring (12:45)
• Itching - Dir. Catherine Marriott-Brown (7:41)
• Another Dead Sailor - Dir. Jack Lennard Willoughby (9:34)
• The Well - Dir. Peter Stanley-Ward (8:35)
• Carrion - Dir. YVONNE ZHANG (21:38)

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DAY 1 DAY PASS @ SIDCUP STORYTELLER 3RD SEPT

Join us for a day of ferociously good filmmaking! From drama and comedy showcases to otherworldly tales of fantasy and sci-f. Pick up a Day 1 Day Pass for a discount on all programmes at Sidcup Storyteller on 3rd September.

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DAY 2 DOUBLE BILL @ RICH MIX 5TH SEPT

​PART 1: DRAMATIC TENSION (70MIN)

Fierce and thrilling female-led dramas. Expect tense, entertaining and gripping twists and turns! (UK, Drama)

  • Curiosa - Dir. Tessa Moult-Milewska (9:30)


  • Measure - Dir. Helen Simmons, Julia Cranney (13)


  • X to X - Dir. Lily Gwynne-Thomas (13:44)


  • Ceres - Dir. Amelia Sears (14:32)


  • Twofold - Dir Ella Greenwood (18:38)


INTERMISSION

PART 2: COMIC RELIEF (68MIN)

Blood-curdlingly funny comedy with joyfully silly elements of laugh out loud horror and sci-fi. (UK, Comedy)

  • Rhyme or Die - Dir. Max Lincoln (10:52)


  • Round Robin - Dir. Jessica Morris (11:14)


  • There’s Something Wrong with Chris & Liv - Dir. Louisa Harris, Daniel Rands (13:19)


  • Falling Out - Dir. Alex Baro (10:20)


  • RoButler - Dir. James Button (5:37)


  • spag bol - Dir. BRICK (11.46) 


  • Hack - Dir. Ben Mallaby (4:05)


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