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.
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?
Screenwriting Award – Sian Harries & Jacqueline Wright
61 BEEHIVE STREET
61 Beehive Street gives us a glimpse into the private experiences of four eccentric characters living in the same apartment building
Animator Award – Helena Bonastre Rodriguez
After a day that just can’t get any worse, a lonely traffic-warden finds love and an unexpected friend at the supermarket checkout.
Acting Award – Arinder Sadhra
Moments of lost self-control.
Sound Design Award – Anna Mantzaris
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.
Editing Award – Rebecca Luff
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
Screenwriting Award – Francesca Fowler
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.
Producing Award – Robyn Forsythe
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.
Screenwriting Award – Maria Hummer
SUPER SERIOUS SATSUMA
A film with a couple of oranges.
Sound Design Award – Trang Nguyen
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.
Production Design Award – Ruth Pickett, Ruth Smith and Rachel Robinson
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?
Acting Design Award – Rebecca Humphries