Nominations Announcement: British Council Award for Best UK Short

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We announce the 8 films nominated for the Best UK Short Film (as sponsored by the British Council).

We are excited to announce the 8 films nominated for the Best UK Short Film (as sponsored by the British Council) at the 11th London Short Film Festival. The Festival recieved around 1200 UK submissions this year, and we have selected around 350 to screen across 32 programmes. Making the nominations choice was tough, with so many films that we’re proud to be screening, and with so much UK talent out there.

The Festival prides itself on championing original talent, where filmmakers go against convention, and seek out new ways of telling stories. All 8 films tick those boxes. All 8 films surprised and excited us. The nominations cross genres and styles, with animation, comedy, experimental drama and social realism. We don’t want to give too much away here but recommend that you come and see them on the big screen.

BEAT (Aneil Karia) [screening in Surreal Worlds]

GETTING ON (Ewan Stewart) [ screening in Surreal Worlds]

IN THE AIR IS CHRISTOPHER GREY (Felix  Massie) [screening in North American]

NO KADDISH IN CARMARTHEN (Jesse Armstrong) [screening in Youth of Today]

SEA VIEW (Jane Linfoot) [screening in Teenage Girls Go Crazy!]

STEW & PUNCH (Simon Ellis) [screening in God’s Lonely Men pt.1: Under Attack]

TWINKLE TWINKLE (Deborah Haywood) [screening in Family Affairs]

WHITE MORNING (Paul Barritt) [screening in Surreal Worlds]

Our jury consists of:

Joe Bateman (Soho Shorts /

Sarah Chorley (Shooting People)

Will Massa (British Council)

Kate Taylor (London Short Film Festival co-founder / Independent Cinema Office)

Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated and we look forward to announcing the winner on Sunday 19th January at our closing night awards.