Shorts for Free


For a long time now we’ve been banging the drum about the joy of short films. Last year we launched a new initiative to encourage more people to see the very best in short filmmaking; we handpicked four fantastic shorts that were screened for free by exhibitors in cinemas across the West Midlands. We’ve now got a brand new batch of shorts available. Same deal – if you put on screenings of any kind and you’re interested in adding extra value to your events at no extra cost by including a pre-feature short, just get in touch with us at [email protected].

The four award-winning films range in length from 2 to 14 minutes and span documentary, animation, experimental, and comedy. If you’d like to view them, just let us know and we can send you preview links. The available formats we have for each film are mov and mp4 files and DCP.

BLOOP’S BIRTHDAY
Dir: Julian Glander (USA 2016 – 3 mins)
Bloop, the little pink buddy that everyone loves. She’s so excited for her birthday. As her friends plan a party, a dark shadowy figure looms over everything. This is gonna be some day. Watch a trailer here.

SIX GOD ALPHABET PETER
Dir: Peter Millard (UK 2016 – 7 mins)
Learning the alphabet is taken to frenetic and humiliating limits in this experimental short film. “Please wake up Peter. Please wake up. You need to learn your alphabet now Peter.” Watch a trailer here.

LAZY DAZE
Dir: Brian Smee (USA 2016 – 4 mins)
Lazy Daze is the Flatpack award-winning animated short that captures the disjointed perspective of a dog’s lazy slumber. Available to view online in full here.

FISH STORY
Dir: Charlie Lyne (UK 2017 – 14 mins)
A search for the truth behind a fishy tale. Available to view online in full here.