BAFTA 2020 Shorts
A selection of British short films, nominated during the 2020 BAFTAs, and presented as part of the British Film Festival this year.
Friday 22 January 2021 - 00:00 to Monday 22 February 2021 - 00:00
Online event

About the films

The BAFTA 2020 Shorts programme includes a selection of the live action and animation short film nominees selected in 2020. The programme represents storytelling that reveals the breadth and diversity of British society, together with world class technical flair, and features some of our finest acting talents. This programme is the perfect package to develop international audiences and showcase the UK's on-going tradition of producing world class short film.


A tribe of women await the return of their men from war. Azaar, one of the last girls in the village, is intertwined between her mother. grandmother and the rest of the tribe. as she comes to learn the true cost Of womanhood.


In the aftermath of her older brother's death, 11 year old Viola is struggling to process her grief. With only her mother and precious pet goldfish for company, her rosy view ot the world is turned upside down until she finds a letter from a stranger that changes everything.


Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self-discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man's world.

The trap

When a reclusive woman falls in love, it's easy to fall with her in this tender and sensual story of shocking self-discovery.

My grandad was a romantic

My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life, One day he decided to go meet her.

In her boots

Heidi is experiencing strange things. While her granddaughter is visiting. she suddenly embarks on a hiking journey to the deepest parts of the Alps, revealing the reason for her devoted attachment to her hiking shoes. A story about Heidi's attempt to retain her identuty and autonomy.

The magic boat

An intimate insight into the relationship between a mother and her son in the midst of the most dangerous journey ot their lives.

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The online registration for the British Film Festival will be available from 22 January 2021. Every film will be available to watch at any time until 22 February 2021, but has to be completed within 48 hours once started.

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