Filmed Up June 2023 (15)

HOME's quaterly showcase of short films made by writer, director or producers currently based in the North West.

From grassroots guerrilla filmmakers to production companies, the film community is thriving in the North West. Join us for an evening screening where you’ll discover a selection of short films that are being produced right here on your doorstep and chat to the filmmakers in the bar afterwards.

The entire programme is selected by a panel of audience members from open submissions.

Programme (in alphabetical order of titles)

  • A Day In The Life

Director James Oates/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 14:59
When one of his best friends makes a life changing announcement, Pat’s normality is turned upside down.

  • Custard Creams

Director Isabel Steuble-Johnson/ 2022/ UK/ 10:03
Don, an army veteran living under the radar, opens the door to Alison brandishing her glossy brochures. As she delivers the trickiest of news over tea and biscuits, it seems their different worlds are not so dissimilar after all.

  • Cyril

Directors Emily Grimshaw, Maddie Haynes, Dion Luke/ 2022/ UK/ 01:49
Simon tells the story of his unlikely childhood best friend: Cyril, an abandoned pigeon chick.

  • Dzifa

Director Savannah Acquah/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 19:37
Esther and Chioma try to connect as Chioma struggles to fully understand the nuances of Esther’s life as a non-binary person. But through a queering of a Ghanaian naming ceremony, the couple are invited to reconnect in a celebration of diasporic Black queer joy.

  • Jammy Fingers

Director Jack Hartley/ 2022/ England/ 03:43
In a world where nothing is as it seems, what appears to be a piece of cake- becomes a very difficult decision.

  • My First Pet

Director Harry Green/ 2023/ England/ 11:43
Distressed, Charlie locks himself in the bathroom. There he finds Grace, his childhood pet rabbit. And she starts talking to him.

  • Painter John

Director Jan Pylypczuk/ 2023/ England/ 06:51
A short documentary about John Ross, a painter who got into his art after finding arts material in a skip follwing a suicide attempt.

  • Red-Blooded

Director Levi Felix Holton/ 2022/ England/ 04:17
Based on the themes of the Greek myth of Persephone eating pomegranate seeds offered to her by Hades, Red-Blooded considers the cycles of life and femininity through the lens and experiences of a transgender man.

  • Short Change

Director Sam Bond/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 07:20
A documentary about young people and political disillusionment, blending archive footage of the Clash and street interviews from 1978 with modern footage of spoken word, interviews, and candid footage of youth culture

  • Sycamore

Director Helen Eve Kilbride/ 2021/ United Kingdom/ 10:28
A poetic exerimental documentary, where the artist use her exploration of the intersection between queer lives and queer ecology to examine sexuality and transgender by contrast to the Sycamore, a species which is often marginalised.

  • The Mummy

Director Nicki McCubbing/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 04:42
The joys and demands of motherhood trigger a surreal transformation in an otherwise mundane, domestic setting.

  • The Nod: Tell Me You Got Me

Director Richard Ampeh/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 06:00
An ode to the nod exchanged between Black males and its significance in the building of unity and brotherhood, exploring what it means and why it is important to Black males in modern day Britain.

  • The Queer Space

Director Katie Grenville/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 03:35
A film adaptation of a poem that explores the queers-spaces that have existed within the author’s own life.


Some of the films contain:

  • References to self harm, mental health and suicide
  • Reference to misgendering and dysphoria.

If you need more detailed information and timings relating to the trigger warnings, please contact

2 hours

Want to submit your film for the next screening?
Submission is free and we accept short films under 20 minutes in duration, of any genre, old or new made by filmmakers (director, producer or writer) based in the North West.

Deadline for submissions: Thu 29 Jun 2023 (for the Sep screening)

Find out more and submit your film on our Filmed Up Submission Page