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.
The entire programme is selected by a panel of audience members from open submissions.
Want to submit your film for future 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. Find out more and submit your film on our Filmed Up Submission Page
June 2021 Programme
Room / Dir. Daniel Phung & Kayleigh Price / GB / 17:41
In this artist film, the filmmakers take you on their personal journey exploring identity, need for connection and space.
Submerge / Dir. Beth Privitera / GB / 09:22
Bathing is considered a place of cleansing, vulnerability, and usually welcomed reflection – but for Marilyn, this experience is exposing, confrontational, and an over-stimulation of her senses
Fridge / Dir. Sam Lucas Smith / GB / 03:19
A hyper-critical smart-fridge fat shames its owner after catching him eating ice-cream
PACE / Dir. Danny Miller / GB / 14:53
An expectant father find himself in police custody after throwing a gender reveal party
Upside / Dir. Will Herbert / GB / 16:25
Two step brothers embark on a trip to scatter their father’s ashes at the seaside.
Drawn from Memory / Dir. Pouria Kazemi / GB / 06:45
In this animation, the filmmaker attempt to recreate and recapture a brutal childhood memory.
Dear Dominicana / Dir. Jackson Castillo Evans / GB / 02:36
A love letter to the Dominican Republic, as the filmmaker reaches out to his roots through nostalgia and a yearning to be back.
Hand to Hand Combat / Dir. Paul Blinkhorn / GB / 06:57
An insight into domestic abuse as seen through the lens of an observer. Filmed remotely with a company of 45 women from acting and non-acting backgrounds.
Joy Uncensored / Dir. Natasha Hawthornthwaite / GB / 15:30
64-year-old Joy France attempts to break gender and age stereotypes by competing in the brutal, youthful, male-dominated world of battle rap. A story of one woman’s daring attempt to embrace life.