You can now watch the 2018 BAFTA short film nominees online in the UK, thanks to Curzon Home Cinema.
Short films are perhaps the most overlooked part of the awards season, and unfairly so, as they frequently offer a new perspective on the world, showcase a rising talent, or innovatively overcome the limitations of their running time in a way that captures that distilled brilliance of cinematic storytelling.
Previous nominees include directors Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur) and Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), while last year’s BAFTA winner was the powerful Home, by Daniel Mulloy, which provocatively shone a light on the world’s migrant and refugee crisis.
This year’s line-up ranges from polar bears and dancers to priests and even a GIF. And today, Curzon Home Cinema is teaming up with BAFTA to offer the whole lot online for the award-worthy price of just £4.50.
To watch them, head to www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/bafta-shorts-2018. Here’s the collection:
A Drowning Man
Mahdi Fleifel (15 mins)
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive.
Paloma Baeza (12 mins)
A hungry and solitary polar bear must decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly will be her food or her friend.
Aniel Karia (12 mins)
A teenage dancer’s perspective of the world begins to shift as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice.
Will Anderson (12 mins)
A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
Colin O’Toole (24 mins)
The story of a drifter, a war party and a hustler.
Harry Lighton (11 mins)
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.
Ben Steer (6 mins)
A mother and child flee their home when mysterious dark shadows envelope the light in which they exist.
Vika Evdokimenko (16 mins)
13-year-old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. Katlyn, a volunteer he befriends there, becomes his last hope for salvation.