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BAFTA shorts on tour

Work, directed by Aneil Karia

6th February 2018

This year’s BAFTA-nominated British short films are going global.

With its awards ceremony just around the corner, BAFTA is making the nominees for British Short Film and British Short Animation available to UK audiences. The programme of films premieres at Curzon Bloomsbury in London on Tuesday 6 February before playing at various Curzon cinemas across the country. Armchair viewers can watch the films as a bundle on Curzon Home Cinema.

There’s no need for overseas shorts fans to feel left out because, as in previous years, we will be offering this package to international partners to book through their local British Council office so they can show the films in their region. It’s likely that the collection will travel to about 50 countries throughout the year.

Some of these films have already been seen by non-UK audiences with British Council assistance. We’ve supported several of the filmmakers, awarding them travel grants to present their work at film festivals and enrolling them on our Short Support Scheme. Paloma Baeza took her animation Poles Apart to Animafest Zagreb, Cowboy Dave’s Colin O’Toole and Jonas Mortensen went to Cork Film Festival and we helped the Wren Boys team show their film at Sundance.

See below for a full list of the films included in the BAFTA shorts international touring programme.

British Short Film
Aamir, dir Vika Evdokimenko
Cowboy Dave, dir Colin O'Toole
A Drowning Man
, dir Mahdi Fleifel
, dir Aneil Karia
Wren Boys,
dir Harry Lighton

British Short Animation
Have Heart, dir Will Anderson
Mamoon, dir Ben Steer
Poles Apart, dir Paloma Baeza

Find out more about how to watch the BAFTA shorts in the UK at