Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

The Phone Call is a 2013 British short drama film. It was directed by Mat Kirkby and written by Kirkby and James Lucas. It won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards. The film stars Sally Hawkins as Heather, a crisis hotline counsellor trying to dissuade Stanley (Jim Broadbent), an unseen distraught caller, from a suicide attempt following the death of his wife.

Critic Reviews

‘Easily one of my favorite shorts from the 2014 Heartland Film Festival, The Phone Call is a deeply felt and emotionally unforgettable 20 minute short that will stay with you long after you've left the theater.’ The Independent Critic

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2015 Winner of the Oscar for Best Short Film

American Short Film Awards 2013 Winner of the Jury Award for Best Short Film of The Year

Aspen Shortsfest 2014 Winner of the Audience Award - Special Recognition

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Festival Prize for Best Short Film

International Film Festival ASTERFEST 2015 Winner of the Aco Aleksov Award for Best Auteur

Krakow Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Silver Dragon for Best Fiction Film

A deaf 6-year-old girl named Libby lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her to use sign language to communicate.

The Silent Child is a British sign-language short film written by and starring Rachel Shenton and directed by Chris Overton, and released in 2017 by Slick Films. It tells the story of Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl, who lives a silent life until a social worker, played by Shenton, teaches her how to communicate through sign language. The film won the Oscar for Live Action Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards. The film's television debut was on BBC One to an audience of 3.6 million,  the film then received an extended period on BBC iPlayer.

Critic Reviews

‘Realistic and moving, with beautiful cinematography, this is a stirring call for awareness of the plight of deaf schoolchildren. ‘ Arts Fuse

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2018 Winner of the Oscar for Best Live Short Film

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Audience Award

American Short Film Awards 2017Winner of the Jury Award for Best Short Film of The Year

Encounters International Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Audience Award for the Shorts Showcase Award

Gold Movie Awards 2017 Winner of the Best of the Year Award Best of the Year

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Award of Recognition

Lift-Off Global Network, London 2017 Winner of the Lift-Off Season Award

London Independent Film Awards 2017 Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Actress

London Independent Film Festival 2018 Winner of the Grand Jury Prize

New Renaissance Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Jury Prize

An 18 year old youth offender is trying to get his own business going as a mechanic. But enterprise isn't so easy when you're a young, black male with a criminal past. And it doesn't get any easier when you're framed by one of your new clients for a harrowing crime.

Wale is a 2018 British short film written and directed by Barnaby Blackburn. The film, starring Jamie Sives, Raphel Famotibe, Roger Nsengiyumva and Clare Perkins, is a social-realist thriller about an ex-offender trying to ply his trade as a mechanic who is deceived by a client and framed for murder over the course of a single horrific night. It was Blackburn's debut film.

The film deals with issues of racial discrimination, social injustice and the frustrations of young people trying to reimagine themselves in London.

Wale was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Short Film in 2019 and was shortlisted for Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

Wale was selected and screened at over 50 film festivals around the world. The film won the top prize at a number of Oscar-qualifying festivals including the Best Short Film at Bronzelens Film Festival, the Best Narrative Short at Urbanworld Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at Dances With Films. In December 2019, it was announced that Wale had been shortlisted for the 91st Academy Awards. After winning the Best Thriller award at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Wale qualified for selection for the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards and was nominated for Best British Short Film.

Awards

BAFTA Awards 2019 Nominee for the BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Film

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018 Winner of the Festival Prize for Best Thriller

BendFilm Festival 2018 Winner of the Best Narrative Short Film for Best Narrative Short Film

BronzeLens Film Festival, Atlanta, US 2018 Winner of the Festival Award for Best Short Film

Dances With Films 2018 Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film

Wish 143 tells the story of a young man desperate to come of age before time runs out.

David, a 15-year-old living in the Cancer ward of a children's hospital, is asked by Dreamscape Charity representative for his biggest dream. David states that he would like to lose his virginity before he dies. The shocked representative attempts to talk David into meeting a celebrity, but David insists that losing his virginity is all he wants.

Wish 143 was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. The film won Best Short Film UK Feature at London Independent Film Festival.

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2011 Nominee for the Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action

London Independent Film Festival 2010 Winner of the Festival Prize for Best Short Film UK Feature

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2010 Winner of the Audience Award for Best Live Action

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2010 Winner of the Long Form Award

15-year-old Kyle believes he can save his dying older brother with a plant he's found at the back of a garden centre. Problem is, there's a shadowy government agency out to destroy it first.

Earthy Encounters is a short family action-adventure film about a 15-year-old boy who believes he can save his terminally ill brother with an ancient, sentient plant he’s unearthed in the garden centre he works at.

The film premiered at Tribeca 2018, and has been a big festival hit, playing 40 international festivals and winning awards at Dublin, Seattle, Newport Beach, Hamilton and San Jose.

Awards

Dublin International Film Festival 2018 Winner Fantastic Flix Best Short Film

Hamilton Film Festival, CA 2018 Winner Festival Prize for Best Short Film

Newport Beach Film Festival 2018 Winner of the Short Film Award for Best Family Film

A young man, who's lived his whole life orbiting Earth with his mom, dad and grandpa, falls in love with a girl on another spaceship. A message tells him to jump to her next time they pass.

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!

Awards

Almería International Short Film Festival 2014 Winner of Best Art Direction - International Short films. Winner Best Short Film - International Competition. Winner - Gil Parrondo Award for Best Artistic Director.

Boulder International Film Festival 2015 Winner of the BIFF Award

Encounters International Film Festival 2013 Winner of the Bristol Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards. Winner DepicT! '13 RPS Cinematography Award

A lonely old man seems invisible to the world around him. But when he journeys to the heart of London, being 'invisible' proves to be his greatest weapon.

Written by Richard Sainsbury and Directed by Greg Ash, MR. INVISIBLE is an Award Winning Short Film about a lonely old man who feels invisible to the world around him.  When he travels to the heart of London – we realize being unnoticed – proves to be his greatest weapon.

Critic Reviews

‘What makes this film brilliant – is how fragile and stereotypical this character “seems” to be.  The explosive ending – not only takes you by surprise – it makes you realize how inaccurate our perceptions can be’ Take 2 Indie

Awards

Aspen Shortsfest 2014 Winner of the Audience Award - Special Recognition and winner of the Special Jury Award

Austin Film Festival 2013 Winner of the Audience Award

Heathcote Film Festival 2015 Winner of the People's Choice Award

Kerry Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Festival Prize

Newport Beach Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Grand Jury Award

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013 WinnerBest of the Festival Live Action/Comedy

Phoenix Film Festival 2014 Winner World Cinema Short Award

A deeply affecting and beautiful drama starring multi award winning, and twice Oscar nominated Sir John Hurt, which deals with difficult and pertinent issues. Not without wry humor, this uniquely lyrical drama is bound to move its audience in a profound and visceral way, across all generations, as its themes resonate equally with young adults and those in the twilight of their lives. A wonderfully human movie with a huge heart.

The film deals with themes which are relevant and pertinent to our current social climate; young people struggling to find somewhere they can call home, the place for compassion in society, ideas about community, and people's rights to make decisions for themselves. In essence though, it's a really simple film about people connecting with each other.

An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel...to the death.

The Crush is an Irish live action short film, written and directed by first-timer Michael Creagh, and produced by Damon Quinn. The film was shot during Easter 2009 in Skerries, north Dublin. Creagh cast his nine-year-old son Oran in the lead role of the story. The story sees an eight-year-old schoolboy (played by Oran Creagh) fall in love with his teacher, Miss Purdy. One day he gives her a toy ring to show his affection. But heartbreak abounds when he bumps into Miss Purdy and her boyfriend having just bought a very real engagement ring.

The film was awarded Best Irish Short at the 23rd Foyle Film Festival. On 25 January 2011, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Critic Reviews

‘In the heartwarming "The Crush,"  by Ireland's Michael Creagh. A precocious schoolboy takes bold action when he learns he has an adult rival for his beloved teacher's affections.’ San Fransisco Chronicle

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2011 Nominee for the Oscar for Best Short Film - Live Action

Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Winner of the Special Mention for best Narrative Short

These days. Somewhere in the USA. Claire (Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) are neighbors. They both live in the same building, they see each other every day but they hardly know each others names. Until today, when Claire decides to pay a visit to Lila and to ask for something that will definitely put at risk the cohabitation.

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