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Short Film City Hull: Best of LIFF 31 Shorts

20/11/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Pay What You Like

Short Film City Hull presents: Best of Leeds Intl Film Festival 2017
Monday 20 November | 7:30pm | Fruit | 105 mins | Pay what you like | Unrated 18+ Only
The programme includes foreign-language films with English subtitles


Short Film City Hull: LIFF 31 Winners

Catch the winning short films from the 31st Leeds International Film Festival. The programme will include the winners of the Academy Award Qualifying International Competition and World Animation Award, the BAFTA-Qualifying British Short Film Competition, and the overall audience favourite. This programme really does bring you the best of the fest! The full selection of award winners will be announced in early November.

Winner Categories:

  1. Louis Le Prince International Short Film Competition Winner:  COPA-LOCA
    Dir Christos Massalas | 2017 | Greece | 14 mins
    This is the story of Copa-Loca, an abandoned Greek summer resort. Paulina is the girl at the heart of Copa-Loca. Everyone cares for her and she cares about everyone – in every possible way.
  2. British Short Film Competition Winner: THE DOG AND THE ELEPHANT
    Dir Michael Sharpe | 2016 | UK | 26 mins
    Filmed in stark black & white, this impressive short is a captivating monologue about the kinship between a boxer and an elephant from a travelling menagerie. The boxer’s struggle to live with Tourette’s syndrome is made all the more difficult as his fractured life leads him on a brutal journey of destruction and retribution. You can’t walk from a fire untouched.
  3. World Animation Award Winner: WICKED GIRL
    Dir Ayce Kartal | 2017 | France/Turkey | 8 mins
    Told through an 8 year old girl’s ramblings and stories, the hand drawn animations emphasise her overflowing imagination, but soon her happy memories of holidays in her grandparent’s village begin to give way to darker images. Included in the official selection for both Annecy and Toronto Intl. Film Festival, this short film lingers with you long after it has ended.
  4. Yorkshire Short Film Competition Winner: STAN
    Dir Ben G Brown | 2017 | UK | 9 mins
    Do you ever wonder what is hidden behind a face? What passions lie behind a person you would otherwise pass by without a thought? In a time of division, a time of mistrust, confusion and anguish it’s time to start asking questions, to be curious and compassionate and discover the common nature that connects us all. Words.
  5. Leeds International Screendance Award Winner:
    Dir Anna-Maria Hutri | Finland | 2017 | 9 min
    A family tries to get through the supermarket in one piece. Employing a delightful soundtrack and cinematic visuals, this short is an amusing scan of modern nuclear-family relations that most parents will recognise.
  6. Leeds Music Video Award Winner: NO REASON – Bonobo Oscar Hudson
    Dir Oscar Hudson | 2017 | UK | 4 mins
  7. Leeds Short Film Audience Award Winner: THE WAVE
    Dir Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton | 2017 | Ireland | 14 mins
    A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language baffling linguistic experts from around the world.

Programme details

Our monthly Short Film City Hull programme showcases the best of short films from around the world. We know that short film is not always the first thing that comes to mind for a night out so to encourage you to give this under appreciated format a try we run these nights on a pay-what-you-want basis. The recommended price is £4 but you can choose whatever you feel is right.

7:00pm: Doors open. Why not grab a drink from Fruit’s bar and settle in for the film? Fruit has a selection of over 50 beers, including world lagers, ales, bitters, stouts and ciders as well as a range of craft, trappist, abbey and wheat beers. They also offer wines, hand pulled ales, tea & coffee, spirits and bar snacks.

7.30pm: Programme starts. There will be at least one interval.

9.30pm: Programme ends. Post-screening we’ll be having a drink in the bar and would love for you to join us and chat about the films.

The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pay What You Like
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