Good Morning Lovelies, 

And how are all of you? Well I hope! I have even more exciting BAFTA news for you this morning, as it has been announced that the short films nominated in this year’s category will be screened across the country in February! 

This year’s nominated films have been chosen by the jury members including Shane Meadows and Mackenzie Crook. Each screening will also host a select few Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, as well as a special screening at the ICA on the 26th February! 

Speaking about the news, Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the BAFTA-nominated short films to wider public attention, and celebrate the achievements of the talented filmmakers. This year’s nominees include a previous BAFTA and Oscar winner, a BAFTA Scotland award-winner, and two films shot by cinematographers who are past BAFTA scholarship recipients. The range of experience amongst the nominees showcases the amazing opportunities for creativity in short films, and cements their invaluable role in the film industry.”

While, Catharine Des Forges, Director of the Independent Cinema Office, said: “There is a genuine appetite to see the best of short films in cinemas. The ICO’s focus is always on giving people the opportunity to discover as broad a range of films as possible, and we’re glad that each year sees more and more interest in shorts. The UK leads the way in terms of new film talent, and we see audiences respond to the chance to discover filmmakers’ processes.”

As well, Will Massa, Senior Programme Manager for Film at British Council said: “The BAFTA Shorts programme is always so strong and has had so much success around the world that is has become an essential part of our year-round screening offer. This year’s line-up is stronger than ever and we can’t wait to see what international audiences make of the new selection.”

It is going to be a lot of fun! 

Blog Soon, 
Joey X

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