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2-4 SEPTEMBER 2016


We’re excited to announce that we will be once again heading to IN THE WOODS in September to curate 2 days of back-to-back short films.

With a firm focus on talent rather than hype, the festival curators pride themselves on consistently picking the best new acts months, or even years before they make it big. It’s about discovery and nothing says this more than the fact that the line-up is a secret until a week before doors open. Yet still it sells out in days and having showcased the likes Alt-J, Lianne La Havas, Micachu, Young Fathers, Slaves, Kate Tempest and Jack Garratt to name but a few, you can understand why.

Following suit, Short Sighted Cinema will present over 100 short films throughout the weekend, showcasing emerging first-time filmmakers through to BAFTA highlights and our own Shortest Nights’ programmes. Book your tickets before they sell out.

FRIDAY: (18+)
9-10PM- With or Without you
A stunning selection of films that explore lust, longing and loss in a powerful explosion of the senses.

10-11:15PM – Still Human
Exploring the strength of human connection in cinematic sci-fi realities.

11:15 – 12:20PM – Die Laughing
A comedy-horror programme that might actually split your sides open! Adult humour, guts, gore, and loads of late night fun.



1-2PM – Family Film Club
Join Short Sighted Cinema for fun, family-friendly films to ease you into your festival Saturday.

2-3PM – Eccentric Realities
A selection of short documentary films exploring eccentric oddities, passionate pursuits and inspirational stories.

3-4PM – Romcom Roulette
Love is strange ol’ thing, it’s also pretty darn funny in this selection of comedy shorts.

4 – 5:15 PM – No fairytales here: Childhood in flux (12+)
Young minds evolving to survive with gardens, guns, wit and grit in these superb short films.

5:15 – 6:30PM – This is Urban (12+)
Hidden depths and unlikely connections that form the unseen fabric of urban living. A vibrant mix of docs, comedies and dramas.

6:30 -7:10PM – Strong (12+)
A varied programme of films that explore the many facets of the modern female.

– Watershed – (films 15+)

7:10- 8:25PM – Truth and Bollocks
In a world where everyone talks sh*t, this observational comedy programme takes on a mighty adversary… The truth.

8:25-9:35PM – Still Human (repeat)
Exploring the strength of human connection in stunning sci-fi realities.

9:35-10:30PM – Human Machine
Exploring the modern human experience through our evolving relationship with technology, work and each other.

10:30-11:40PM – Without Borders
Films that explore identity across cultural differences and political boundaries.

11:40-12:40PM – All in a Day’s work
Gangsters, spies, coppers and chancers get to work in this fun and thrilling selection of films that turn the 9-5 on its head!

12:40-01:50AM – Dark and Twisted
Adult comedies and thrillers with a hearty twist of the dark side!

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