"Nokia Shorts" 15-second films shortlisted for BIFA

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nokia-shorts.pngNokia have announced a shortlist of five films in its Nokia Shorts 2006 competition held in association with Raindance, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) and Kevin Macdonald, director of One Day in September and Touching the Void.

Entrants were asked to make a film lasting just 15 seconds and the results included comedy and animation.

The five finalists are:

  1. Chrysanthemums the Word – Toby Roberts
  2. What’s the Point? – Katherine Taylor
  3. Fate and Mr McKinley – David Lilley and Stephen Grey
  4. Death of the Dinosaurs – Leilani Holmes
  5. Ah, Youth – Paul Gilbert

The winner will take the ‘Best 15 Second Short’ BIFA at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.

“Whether a film is feature length or just 15 seconds it’s all about creativity and inspiration and our finalists have shown that they have bags of both,” said Elliot Grove founder of Raindance and BIFA “The film industry is notoriously tough to break into so we’re really excited about giving these up and coming filmmakers a helping hand”.

Head over to nokiashorts.co.uk to view them all. My vote goes to “Ah, Youth” from Paul Gilbert, which features an interesting take on youth from a woman of more mature years.

Which is your favourite? View them all here.

Andy Merrett
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