Filmed Up Mar 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 title)

  • Angel Falls
    Director Tom Lincoln, Writer: Luke Graves/ 2020/ United Kingdom/ 08:07
    With the world about to end and everyone rushing to be with their loved ones, a homeless man searches for a little normality.
  • Femi’s Wrath
    Director Renée C-W/ 2021/ United Kingdom/ 04:47
    Unlucky in love Femi finds a drastic solution to her woes with unexpected success..
  • Fred Dibnah: The Grim Reaper of the Traditional Working Man
    Director Natapong William Collins/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 04:10
    A young man from Bolton wrestles with his need to create something, anything, in a town devoid of opportunity. After decades of industrial decline, he focusses his ire on the one man that symbolises its end.
  • Grey Area
    Director Kimberley Ford/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 13:30
    Kate wakes up from an excess-filled work night out  with the feeling that something is amiss.
  • In The Bittersweet
    Director Brad Whitford/ 2023/ England/ 06:27
    Following his break-up with Julia, James is forced to confront his grief and guilt. Working alongside his therapist, he ventures into his past in a last-ditch attempt to finally move forward.
  • Slim
    Director James Noir/ 2022/ United Kingdom/ 01:45
    A visualisation and reimagining of the lyrical verses of Manchester based poet John Darwin .
  • Ron
    Director William Prince/ 2022/ UK/ 06:40
    At the end of a busy day, Mel pays a visit to her new dementia patient, Ron. During her visit, Ron’s behaviour raises more concerns than she originally expected.
  • Seaglass
    Director Cheryl Blake/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 03:32
    Struggling in the fog of grief, Fern embarks on a journey gradually rediscovering the light that can be found amongst the darkness.
  • Silent Spring
    Director Helen Eve Kilbride/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 07:13
    A short poetic film guided by a love for queer ecology the film; giving equal value to flora, fauna and humans who interconnect through nature. A reflection on our socialised identities and genders in our relationship with queerness and nature.
  • Sinnerman
    Director Emma Fine/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 08:17
    Two young Jewish men have very different view of where their relationship is going. .
  • Still Life
    Director Mariana Pittnerova/ 2023/ England/ 15:04
    Still Life is about three generations of women, where the youngest one – Valerie, has to come to terms with her grandmother´s physical decline..
  • Voyage
    Director Hope Hewart and Vivienne Percival/ 2023/ United Kingdom/ 02:53
    A short animation following the journey of a bird; from the city, to the sea.
  • Why Worry
    Director Paul Chambers/ 2023/ England/ 07:14
    An angry man goes to his Chinese Chippy and encounters its very angry owner and a very calm customer.


Some of the films contain instances of:

  • Depiction of sexual assault and its aftermath
  • Swearing
  • Stabbing and blood (no graphic details)
  • Depiction of dementia
  • Flashing images

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

Cinema 2

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:

Thu 14 Mar 2024 for the Jun 2024 screening

Mid 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