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Yorkshire Short Film Competition

1h 27m Shorts 2022

Our Yorkshire Short Film Competition is always an absolute treat for the eyes and this year is no exception, as we travel around arguably the best (and most definitely the biggest county), for the opportunity to sample some up and coming, and all-round great home-grown filmmakers. This programme is as varied as they come, providing a glorious tour of genres and styles, but as always, we are thoroughly chuffed with the level of filmmaking coming from our own back yard and we are beyond excited to share it with you.

The Peacock That Passed Over | Max Goldberg | United Kingdom | 2022 | 4mins

A whimsical and charming documentary exploring the humorous and delightful responses of a diverse section of a community in Leeds when a peacock suddenly lands and chooses to remain for four years in the grounds of a local synagogue.

Dead Skin | Ciara Lilly O’Rourke | United Kingdom | 2023 | 11mins

Low-budget body horror comes to the Yorkshire shorts! Afflicted by a terrible skin rash, Jess must resist the urge to scratch. But with the rash growing worse and the school prom on it’s way, she might need to take desperate measures.

Kiddo | Brett Chapman | United Kingdom | 2022 | 14mins

Sinister secrets await as a rickety bus trundles through the Yorkshire countryside. A mysterious older woman named ‘Kiddo’ and a cohort of overexcited teenagers meander towards Wonderland, a theme park like no other to discover the truth of their journey.

F.O.G | Malinda Kaur | United Kingdom | 2023 | 10mins

Set in Bradford, F.O.G (Fear, Obligation, Guilt) follows Ranjit & her Mum Chanda within a regular day on a regular journey. All from within the car, we start to see tension build as Ranjit tries to hide her truth.

Kate is Sad | Annie Foulkes | United Kingdom | 2023 | 17mins

Kate moves in with her loud aunt Trish after a suicide attempt. Inherently opposite, they may still find solace in each other’s company, in a film that deftly navigates the confusion of sadness, humour and connection in our lives.

**Vestige **| Joseph Simmons | United Kingdom | 2023 | 12mins

This stunning sci-fi horror finds a young boy searching for answers after his dad goes missing at sea, but after discovering a strange fossil on a Yorkshire beach, he thinks it could be the missing piece of the puzzle.

**AKIN **| Keaton B MCD | United Kingdom | 2023 | 8mins

A man is hurrying down the street, struggling to carry a mannequin. He’s returning it, as it’s definitely not his wife. The man now faces a bizarre and ever more frustratingly bureaucratic journey, in this brilliant, lo-fi and Brazil-esque farce.

Waiting for Otto | Conor Toner | United Kingdom | 2022 | 8mins

In a city full of lovers, Podge walks alone. Feeling ignored, he’s sipping his pint, waiting for his date to arrive. And waiting. And waiting. A satisfyingly local, Wharf Chambers set rom-com that’s both funny and rude in equal measures.