Shorts catalogue

This catalogue includes live action, animation, documentary and virtual reality/immersive shorts. Many of the films selected have been part of the British Council’s UK Shorts Portal. We've also included some of our top picks and key names to watch.

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Snapshots from the shorts catalogue

The selection below gives you a flavour of what's included in the catalogue. For each film you can read a synopsis and find contact details for the production company and sales agent.


Affection (2019), directed by Simon Warwick Green

Clumsy, romantic Sunny is infatuated with glitzy but deadbeat, Francophile bingo-caller Pauline Dupondt and forgets the important things in life – like his 80-year-old Grandmother Dot’s birthday.

It's Me

It's Me (2019), directed by Helen Randag

A dark tale of a game that cannot be sustained. Set over the course of an evening, a mother remembers moments from a game she played with her son throughout his childhood. Tragedy strikes when he unexpectedly returns


Goldfish (2019), directed by Hector Dockrill

In the aftermath of her older brother’s death, 11-year-old Viola is struggling to process her grief. With only her mother and precious pet goldfish for company, her rosy view of the world is turned upside down until she finds a letter from a stranger that changes everything.

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