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Hysterical

Wednesday 21st November

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Whoever said women aren’t funny hasn’t met these ladies. From writers and directors behind the camera, and lead by hilarious comediennes, this selection of shorts will make you LOL IRL. Unexpected body parts, talking machines and aliens (not in the same film) make up some of the quirky, irreverent but always poignant comedy shorts.

NeckFace 1

NECKFACE 

Having dreamed of the perfect wedding, Laney wakes up with the world’s most unwelcome wedding guest in her bed – NeckFace. In this dark comedy, will Laney still go through with it; after all they have spent £950 on taffeta chair ties and £200 on her mother’s hat alone?

Nominated for:
Screenwriting Award – Sian Harries & Jacqueline Wright

61 Beehive Street 2

61 BEEHIVE STREET 

61 Beehive Street gives us a glimpse into the private experiences of four eccentric characters living in the same apartment building

Nominated for: 

Animator Award – Helena Bonastre Rodriguez

Approval Needed 3

APPROVAL NEEDED 

After a day that just can’t get any worse, a lonely traffic-warden finds love and an unexpected friend at the supermarket checkout.

Nominated for:
Acting Award – Arinder Sadhra

Enough 1

ENOUGH

Moments of lost self-control.

Nominated for:
Sound Design Award – Anna Mantzaris

Fell 1

FELL

FELL tells the tale of a quirky couple’s star gazing date that takes a sudden and dramatic turn when something unexpected falls to earth.

Nominated for:

Editing Award – Rebecca Luff

Fag Break 4

FAG BREAK

Two teachers meet every lunch time for their ‘Fag Break’ and discuss the trials of being a teacher as well as the little angels they have to teach

Nominated for:
Screenwriting Award – Francesca Fowler

One in Hundreds 1

ONE IN HUNDREDS

Daisy explains to her brother the many-universe interpretation of quantum physics and he thinks it’s utterly ridiculous… in quite a lot of them.

Nominated for:
Producing Award – Robyn Forsythe

The Director 3

THE DIRECTOR

Claire is a young woman without direction, and Michael is a director without a production. When they meet, she convinces him to embark on the strange project of directing her through her daily life. What at first seems to be the answer to Claire’s problems turns more and more complicated as Claire realizes that Michael doesn’t really know her or what she wants.

Nominated for:
Screenwriting Award – Maria Hummer

Super Serious Satsuma 1

SUPER SERIOUS SATSUMA

A film with a couple of oranges.

Nominated for:
Sound Design Award – Trang Nguyen

Wasteland 2

WASTELAND 

Max resides in a dingy basement, living solely on tinned goods. Then a reluctant venture into the outside world sees him encounter another human being.

Nominated for:
Production Design Award – Ruth Pickett, Ruth Smith and Rachel Robinson

Hooves of Clay 2

HOOVES OF CLAY 

Guy wants Jill. Jill wants Guy. But there’s something unspoken. A secret yet to be revealed. What is Guy hiding? And is it something that Jill can accept?

Nominated for:
Acting Design Award – Rebecca Humphries

DETAILS

Wednesday 21 November | 8:30pm

Running time | 82 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Venue | BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1 8XT

Tickets | £12.65

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