Screening BAFTA Shorts 2018
Es Baluard presents a new edition of the BAFTA Shorts within its programming to support the audiovisual sector. The British Council, as a cultural partner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), once again collaborates with the BAFTA short film 2018, a program dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films. The UK has a long tradition in the production of short films and both the British Council and BAFTA are aware of the importance of seeking new audiences to support the diversity and talent of British filmmakers.
The BAFTA Shorts 2018 Program includes eight short films, three of them animated.
Total duration: 110 minutes approx.
The shorts are presented with subtitles in Spanish and are not suitable for children under 16 years of age.
A Drowning Man Mahdi Fleifel, 15 minutes, 2017. Alone and far from home, The Kid wanders through a strange city looking for how to survive that day. Surrounded by predators, he is forced to make a series of concessions in order to survive, so his life in exile goes on for another day.
Poles Apart Paloma Baeza, 12 minutes, 2017. In a bleak Arctic landscape a lonely and hungry polar bear has to decide whether a naive Canadian brown bear will become her food or her friend. The prestigious actress Helena Bonham Carter has lent her voice to give life to that bear fighting for its survival.
Work Aneil Karia, 12 minutes, 16 ”, 2017. Jess is eighteen years old and lives in London weighing her responsibilities as a daughter with her career ambitions in dance. Until during a trip to work he faces the cold and unfair reality.Your perspective of the world then begins to change.
Have Heart Will Anderson, 12 minutes, 10”, 2017. True icon of the internet culture, the GIF is a tool that many use every day on their mobile. But what is the life of those GIFs trapped in a continuous loop? Will Anderson, winner of a BAFTA award for The Making of Longbird, offers us with this short film a tender story about the existential crisis that this geometric character suffers.
Cowboy Dave Colin O’Toole, 24 minutes, 47″, 2017. This short film set in the suburbs of Manchester narrates the meeting of a tramp, a hustler and a scammer. Cowboy Dave is the semi-fictional story of a meeting the director of this play had Colin O’Toole when he was 12 years old with the rocker Dave Rowbotham (member of the bands The Durutti Column and The Mothmen), known by some as Cowboy Dave .
Wren Boys Harry Lighton, 11 minutes, 12″, 2017. In his sermon the day after Christmas, a Cork County priest recalls an old-fashioned tradition, hunting the wren, which brought together the whole parish after the hunt for the funeral of the dejected bird. This tradition symbolizes the burial of the past, with the hope of a new beginning in the new year. But according to the parish priest it was a cruel custom, and tradition, concludes Father Conor, does not legitimize violence. That same day, Conor accompanies his nephew to prison to visit an inmate. The new Ireland of the 21st century critically questions the tradition, but within the walls of this prison, progress operates at a different pace since it has to coexist with a constant latent violence.
Mamoon Ben Steer, 6 minutes, 29”, 2017. Mamoon is an animated short film that tells the story of a mother who, together with her young son, is forced to leave home when mysterious shadows take over the light in the one they live. As her own light begins to fade, this mother is forced to use a mysterious red light to save her son.
Aamir Vika Evdokimenko, 16 minutes 22″, 2017. Aamir, 13 years old, is abandoned in the largest refugee camp in Europe. When he meets Katlyn, a loving volunteer, she becomes his last hope of salvation.