Event 12

BAFTA 2018

8 short films

Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

The British Council, as a cultural partner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), once again presents the BAFTA SHORT FILM 2018, a program dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films.

A Drowning Man

Alone and far from home, The Kid wanders through a strange city looking for how to survive that day. Surrounded by predators, he is forced to make a series of concessions in order to survive, so his life in exile goes on for another day.

Director: Mahdi Fleifel. 2017. Duration: 15 min.

Poles Apart

In a desolate Arctic landscape, a lonely and hungry polar bear has to decide whether a naive Canadian brown bear will become her food or her friend.

Director: Paloma Baeza. 2017. Duration: 12 min.


The vision of a young dancer about the world begins to change when faced with injustice.

Director: Aneil Karia. 2017. Duration: 12 minutes, 16 seconds.

Have Heart

A looping GIF suffers an existential crisis.

Director: Will Anderson. 2017. Duration: 12 minutes, 10 seconds.

Cowboy Dave

Cowboy Dave is the story of a hustler and swindler.

Director: Colin O'Toole. 2017. Duration: 24 minutes, 47 seconds.

Wren Boys

One day after Christmas a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

Director: Harry Lighton. 2017. Duration: 11 minutes, 12 seconds.


Mamoon tells the story of a mother who, along with her young son, is forced to leave home when mysterious dark shadows engulf the light in which they exist. As her own light begins to fade she is forced to use a mysterious red light to save her son.

Director: Ben Steer. 2017. Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.


Aamir, 13, is abandoned in the largest refugee camp in Europe. When he meets Katlyn, a loving volunteer, she becomes his last hope of salvation.

Director: VIika Evdokimenko. 2017. Duration: 16 minutes, 22 seconds.

Total duration approximately 110 min

O.V. In English with subtitles in Spanish
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