Filmed Up Jun 2024 (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 established 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)

Crossbar Challenge

Director James Oliver/ 2023/ UK/ 13:48
During a kick about, two college friends battle to hang on to their adolescence through an absurd test of strength until reality threatens to overwhelm the game.


Director Austen Taylor Pease/ 2023/ England/ 06:00
Two best friends, have a run-in with karma at their local skatepark.

Kind Regards

Director Matthew Plumeridge/ 2023/ England/ 02:46
A determined student navigates negotiations over email for an internship salary.

Kitchen Dongle

Director Beck Cooley/ 2023/ England/ 08:31
In a bleak alternative future, Layla experiences a confused form of digitised memory loss.

More Than Half the Days

Director Hayley Gardner / 2024/ UK/ 02:02
The inner thoughts of a mother in the early days of new parenthood.


Directors Aaron Dunleavy & Brody Salmon/ 2024/ United Kingdom/ 12:37
Born into a dreamless world of violence, Paul reimagines his life, from childhood heroin addiction and criminality to the pursuit of hope and human connection.

Smoking Dolphins

Director Sean Lyons/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 07:26
In a rundown social club, two dubious men tell a tall tale to get what they want. Boris Johnson, as usual, is doing the same.

Someplace Else

Director Daniel Oyegade/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 02:49
An abstract piece exploring the urban landscape, where a juxtaposition arises between natural landscapes and their human-engineered counterpart.

The Chewing Gum Man

Director Jamie Wordsworth/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 08:40
A quirky artist paints onto discarded pieces of chewing gum in the street in an attempt to reconnect with the ever-changing world around him.

The Internet Remains Undefeated

Director Robbie Gibbon/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 06:28
The disturbance of a noisy neighbour leads to the discovery of a haunted boombox and a terrifyingly possessed dancer.


Director Karl Livingstone / 2023/ United Kingdom/ 10:21
A chance encounter between two women on the Mersey ferry leads to an exploration of the loss they both carry and how they navigate life and memories in its wake.


Director Anna Davis/ 2024/ United Kingdom/ 03:14
Inspired by Stan Brakhage, Waterson is intended as a form of mediation, immersing the viewer in modes of seeing and experiencing which prioritise physicality and seek to disrupt their normal emotional state. This meditative form is used to replicate the experience of being submerged in water, in which sensation in the body overwhelms that of the mind, allowing for what I can only describe as the emptying out of the head.


Some of the films contain instances of:

  • Flashing lights
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Drug taking and addiction
  • Depression

If you need more detailed information and timings relating to the trigger warnings, please don’t hesitate to contact


2 hours

Want to submit your film to Filmed Up?
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.

Deadlines for submissions:

Sun 30 Jun 2024 for the Sep 2024 screening

Mid Sep 2024 for the Dec 2024 screening

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