Film Academy Shorts
We present the very best shorts by young filmmakers, produced through the BFI Film Academy.
Every year, 66 of the most talented filmmakers aged 16-19 attend the BFI Film Academy residential programme, where they work with leading industry professionals. Each student specialises in in a particular craft, such as editing, cinematography or sound, and together they produce films showcasing their skills, which are acquired for the BFI National Archive. These graduate films offer a taste of some of the great work being made by young filmmakers across the UK. The BFI Film Academy residential programme – craft skills is delivered by the National Film and Television School (NFTS)
Look What the Cat Dragged In
After Christopher becomes a prisoner in his own home, the persistence of a scratchy stranger tugs him back into reality- feet first.
Struggling with the pressures of homophobia when her partner is taken away by a hateful mother, a young gay woman struggles to cope with the traumas and anxieties of her life.
Science Fiction20155 mins
In a dystopian future where a totalitarian government rules all, prisoner Hearn must make a choice: to stay incarcerated forever or participate in project Möbius.
Seduced by the glamour and promise of a god-like existence, James finds himself competing for the affections of both the charismatic Harry and the alluring Kate.
A struggling executive in a failing cat food business is tasked with finding a solution to save the company but is put under further pressure by a young office upstart.
Cha Cha Cha
When a world-weary wife decides to disappear on a spiritual retreat in India, her whole relationship with her husband is called into question, with comic and tragic results.
The Wondrous World of Work
Comedy20149 mins Location: High Wycombe
When Callum undertakes work experience with his embarrassing Nan, Madge, he soon discovers that the world of jacket potatoes can be complicated.
Man of the House
After a traumatic burglary, a mother and grown-up daughter find reconciliation and understanding through shared memories of the now departed ‘man of the house’.
A city banker turned social worker has to starkly face his own anger, frustration and feelings of violence when he’s provoked by an aggressive and manipulative teenager.
The Other Side of the Wall
An irritated homeowner, frustrated by the grieving mother outside his house, manages to find the sympathy and fellow feeling which helps her to move on.
Been a Riot
Student film20137 mins Location: London
Locked in a basement during the summer riots of 2012, a WPC and the young tearaway she’s arrested have to learn to trust each other and find a common bond.