Best British Short Film Long List 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

BIFA is proud to announce the long list for the 2019 Best British Short Film award, supported by BFI NETWORK.

The 17 films listed below were chosen from over 300 entries. Discover the best new shorts – and most exciting short filmmakers – the UK has to offer!


  • Anna – Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton, Olga Beskhmelnitsyna
  • Ashmina – Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton, Dominic Davey
  • Azaar – Myrian Raja, Nathanael Baring
  • Boiling Point – Philip Barantini, James Cummings, Gabriella Callea, Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli
  • Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Laura Dockrill, Benedict Turnbull, Harri Kamalanathan
  • Londonstani – Nirpal Bhogal, Uzma Hasan, Cavan Ash, Garry Paton, Arvind David
  • Love the Sinner – Jennifer Sheridan, Susan Wokoma, Bertie Peek
  • Mercury – Kyla Simone Bruce, Gorana Jovanovic, Ohna Falby, Lily Ashton
  • Music & Clowns – Alex Widdowson
  • Norteños – Grandmas
  • Paul is Dead – George Moore, Stuart Armstrong, Ben Bovington-Key, Laura Laderas
  • Pompeii – Harry Lighton, Marco Alessi, Matthew Jacobs Morgan, Sorcha Bacon
  • Red Hill – Laura Carreira, Ramón Durman
  • Serious Tingz – Abdou Cissé, Kieran Kenlock, Matt Ellingham
  • Stalker – Christopher Andrews, Tessa Inkelaar, Jacob Swan Hyam
  • The Devil’s Harmony – Dylan Holmes Williams, Jess O’Kane, Nathan Craig
  • We Are Dancers – Joe Morris, Luz Alejandra Llano


You can find out more about each film and the teams behind them via the HeyUGuys exclusive here:

The nominations will be be announced on 30 October. The BIFA ceremony and winner announcements will take place on 1 December.

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