Our regular short film night returns to Storyhouse on Thursday 18 July.

As always, there’ll be great films for you to enjoy – all for a mere £2.

The BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival has partnered with BFI Film Audience Network to present the Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour; an initiative aimed at bringing cinema to the community and encouraging positive engagement with independent film.


Great film encourages us to think differently. It enriches our lives and invites us to see the world in a new way. Film is transformative; it has the power to take us to new places, meet new people, experience new cultures and customs.

These powerful films explore contemporary social issues, inspiring life stories and beautifully heart-warming narratives across animation, drama, documentary and dance. The selection features Oscar-nominated an BAFTA-nominated works.

Dir. Ian Bruce | UK | 2017 | 06:06
Double Portrait is a hand-painted animation which portrays the ill-fated relationship between Geraldine Peacock and Bob Gannicott. Created using frame by frame techniques.

Dir. Ed Perkins | UK | 2018 | 26:38
Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000, when Damilola Taylor was killed in what became one of the UK’s most high-profile murder cases.

Dir. Joschka Laukeninks | Germany | 2016 | 08:14
As a young child, our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with a woman.

Dir. David Moody | UK | 2018 | 12:45
A young boy’s journey through the modern landscape of Belfast. Camlo tries to understand where he will fit within a society that hasn’t accepted him thus far in his life.

Dir. Barnaby Blackburn | UK & USA | 2018 | 22:32
The story of an 18-year-old mobile mechanic, who learned his trade whilst at a young offenders institution. Now he’s out, living with Mum, and trying to get his business going.

Dir. Faye Carr Wilson | UK | 2016 | 05:00
A short documentary dealing with issues of disability
and empowerment through drag performer, Venus Dimilo. An intimate human story of survival and acceptance.

Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton | Ireland | 2017 | 13:45
A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language, baffling linguistic experts from
around the globe.

Monica Thomas & Steve Delahoyde | USA | 2017 | 03:37
A story told with humour and movement, The Wayward Wind
is a twist on the “rambling man” archetype, playing upon relationships with women found in the landscape.


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