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The film marks the 2nd instalment of Birdbox.Film’s monthly ‘Film Club’. At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 3rd March, users will be able to tune into a discussion with producer Rachel Prendergast, and exec producer Benjamin Hartley. Director and Writer Richard Prendergast and hosted by The Big Picture Film Club.

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A loving family set off in their car on what seems like a carefree family outing. They sing, stop for ice- creams and play eye-spy. However, it becomes clear that this isn't a happy outing after all and only once the car arrives does the actuality of the narrative fully manifest.

Critic Reviews

‘A remarkable piece with a fantastic central performance, Sylvia is a short film much like its namesake: reliable, not faultless but in pretty good condition, and able to provide you with a fantastic journey. ‘ UK Film Review


Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019 – Gold Medal Winner *Oscar Qualifying

SCAD Film Festival 2019 – Best Editing

The American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2019 – Best Short Film

Cordillera International Film Festival 2019 – Jury Award Best of Fest

Pittsburgh Short Film Festival 2019 – Best Narrative Audience award

New Renaissance Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress

Chelmsford Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress

Top Shorts 2019 – Annual Awards – Best Actress

Top Shorts 2019 – Annual Awards – Runner Up Best Short Film

Elba Film Festival 2019 – Silver Best Actress

Elba Film Festival 2019 – Bronze Best Screenplay

Show Low Film Festival 2019 – Best of Fest

Aguilar Film Festival 2019 – Young Jury Award – Best Film

Sydney Indy Film Festival 2018 – Best Film

Norwich Film Festival 2018 – Best East Anglian Film *BIFA & BAFTA Qualifying

Tri-Force Film Festival 2018 – William Bryne Award for Promising Director

Overcome Film Festival 2018 – Best Director

London Independent Film Awards 2018 – Best Short Film

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2018 – Best Short Film

London Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Special Mention for Best Short Film