British live action and animated shorts will go on UK and international tour from March
BAFTA has today announced that audiences across the UK, and internationally, will be able to see a feature-length package of this year’s BAFTA-nominated British short films and animations at the cinema from March.
For a third year, BAFTA is partnering with distributor the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), which is handling all UK theatrical bookings, and with British Council, which will tour the films internationally through their network of offices in 110 countries.
Last year’s programme visited 30 venues across the UK, and 50 venues internationally in territories including Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Colombia, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.
Selected screenings of the films – which are nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories – will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers, who this year include several beneficiaries of BAFTA new talent initiatives, such as:
- BAFTA Scholarship recipient Daisy Jacobs, who is also nominated for an Oscar;
- BAFTA Brits to Watch honouree Rachel Tunnard;
- BAFTA Los Angeles Scholarship recipient Oscar Sharp;
- BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award winner Ainslie Henderson, who is now a three-time BAFTA nominee in the Short Animation category, having won the award in 2012 with regular collaborator Will Anderson.
The UK-wide rollout of BAFTA Shorts 2015 begins with a special screening at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London on March 6, attended by some of the nominated filmmakers.
Other confirmed venues include Broadway in Nottingham, Filmhouse in Edinburgh, and Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) in Belfast.
For more information about the nominated short films and animations, including venues and show times, visit the BAFTA website: http://bit.ly/BAFTASHORTS.
The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Feb 8 at The Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.
The short films nominated at the EE British Academy Film Awards
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
The Bigger Picture - Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka
Monkey Love Experiments - Ainslie Henderson, Cam Fraser, Will Anderson
My Dad - Marcus Armitage
BRITISH SHORT FILM
Boogaloo And Graham - Brian J. Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
Emotional Fusebox - Michael Berliner, Rachel Tunnard
The Kármán Line - Campbell Beaton, Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby, Oscar Sharp
Slap - Islay Bell-Webb, Michelangelo Fano, Nick Rowland
Three Brothers - Aleem Khan, Matthieu de Braconier, Stephanie Paeplow