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)
Beauty & the bloc
Dir. Rory Aaron; Music by Werkha/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 05:02
A local knight set off on a quest to rid the land of a terrible and powerful gale that had been troubling the locals for many years.
Dir. Steve Manford/ 2022/ UK/ 09:36
Bored socialite Rita attends a gallery launch by the Berman collective. Stlighted by another attendee, Rita pursues her, only to discover the sinister truth behind Berman. But will Berman allow Rita to escape?
Brushing Out the Curls
Dir. Jason Wingard/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 10:24
An EDL member has converted to Islam inside prison. His former EDL members friends and family set up his welcome home party, unaware of his conversion.
Dir. Mark Trapani/ 2022/ Malta/ 04:20
Poor mental health can be both a cause and consequence of homelessness. This heartwarming documentary tells the story of how Justin copes with all this thanks to his partner in life Bumper.
Dir. Alethea Pedley/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 04:03
Someone is having a stressful night in a phone box. Written, shot and edited in seventy-two hours as part of a filmmaking challenge.
Dir. James Birmingham/ 2022/ England/ 10:19
A story of first loves, the limits of youth, fire, and a dead squirrel.
Love you, bye
Dir. Lily Freeston/ 2022/ UK – England/ 19:48
An intimate 16mm portrait of two close friends navigating childhood, womanhood and the precarious cusp between the two.
Nanny Neigh Neigh
Dirs. Elliot Taylor & Liam Francis/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 02:56
An unsuspecting nanny is coerced into a game of make-believe. But when the stable doors close, she realises her playmate isn’t horsing around.
Dir. Richard Lattin/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 03:45
A woman works late alone. Or at least she thinks she is alone…
Dir. Sam Ruis/ 2022/ England/ 03:50
A man starts to suspect something isn’t right with his toilet.
TUNTU – Made Different
Dir. Miroslav Kiss/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 01:51
Music video for TUNTU’s debut single Made Different.
We’ve created all these invisible systems and structures
Dir. Sophie Broadgate/ 2021/ United Kingdom/ 05:44
Artist documentary exploring the thoughts, words and visual ideas of over 30 Autistic and neurodivergent women, non-binary and trans people.
Some of the films contain:
- References to sexual assault.
- Reference to suicide.
- Racist language and violence.
Two films contain flashing lights and flickering screens.
If you need more detailed information and timings relating to the trigger warnings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org