2018 EE BAFTA Short Film nominees take the spotlight with advance screenings at selected Curzon cinemas & online


For the second year running, BAFTA has teamed up with Curzon in order to screen the 2018 EE BAFTA Short Film nominees at Curzon cinemas and online.

The eight nominated films, which were chosen by a BAFTA jury of leading industry figures, represent the best of British short filmmaking and showcase innovative and exciting British talent. The winners, as voted for by the wider BAFTA membership, will be announced at the EE British Academy Film Awards on 18 February at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Previous BAFTA shorts nominees and winners have gone on to receive wider industry recognition for feature-length projects and they include some names you should all be familiar with. They include Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur), Martin McDonagh (In BrugesSeven Psychopaths), Chris Morris (Four Lions), Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy), Joe Wright (AtonementPride & Prejudice), David Yates (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and producer Mark Herbert (This Is England).

The nominated shorts in the BAFTA Shorts 2018 programme are:

HAVE HEART Will Anderson
MAMOON Ben Steer
POLES APART Paloma Baeza, Ser En Low

AAMIR Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, Oliver Shuster
COWBOY DAVE Colin O’Toole, Jonas Mortensen
A DROWNING MAN Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Patrick Campbell
WORK Aneil Karia, Scott O’Donnell
WREN BOYS Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, John Fitzpatrick

The Curzon cinemas that have remaining screenings for audiences to indulge in the fabulous work of these filmmakers are;

Curzon Bloomsbury

Tuesday 13 Feb, 6.15pm

Monday 19 Feb, 6.15pm

Curzon Oxford

Saturday 17 Feb, 3pm

Curzon Canterbury

Sunday 18 Feb, 1pm

Curzon Sheffield

Sunday 18 Feb, 1pm

Curzon Ripon

Monday 19 Feb, 6.15pm

Curzon Wimbledon

Monday 19 Feb, 6.15pm

Follow the link to the Curzon Cinema’s website for more details here.

Or if you’re more of the homebody type and prefer to watch the shorts from the comfort of your own home head on over to Curzon Home Cinema and get stuck in.

For a taster of what to expect from the 2018 nominees, you can also view the trailer below.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 18 February at the Royal Albert Hall in London.