Derby Film Festival Presents

DFF Documentary Shorts

A selection of the best documentary short subject films sent to Derby Film Festival covering a whole range of topics from inspirational women of colour, acrobats, celebrated authors, a café in Yorkshire, dance, breast cancer and the rise of CB radio in 1970s UK. Click 'Tell Me More' for full film info. AVAILABLE TO RENT FROM 19 - 25 NOVEMBER.

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Going Flat
UK 2020 12 mins Dir: Graeme Weston & Julian Civiero

Katie Clare is shocked to find that the treatment to her gene mutation is to completely remove her breast and ovaries. Rejecting medical advice to undergo breast reconstruction, she instead opts to “go flat”. This doc follows her journey.

When Better Letters Met Barbara Enright
Australia 2020 11 mins Dir: Lewis Eyers-Stott

Short biopic of Australian sign, showcard and ticket writer Barbara Enright. An interesting look at an unusual, unseen profession.

Women Of Impact : Defying The Odds
UK 2020 24 mins Dir: Christopher Bevan

Over 20 years after surviving a premature death against all the odds, author and motivational speaker Danielle Vassell brings together a group of five women of colour to share their diverse, moving and inspiring personal stories of family, work, advocacy and life.

The Caledonian
UK 2020 8 mins Dir: Bruce H. Gill

Tony and Claire talk about the only world they know after managing a 50 year old business. Sharing their life experiences, love and thoughts of the economy in a northern town.

High Flying Jade
Vietnam 2019 22 mins Dir: Katherine Sweetman

Walking the line between mindfulness and adrenaline rush, an American, bipolar, aerialist tries to reconcile her suicidal inclinations, her past life as an air traffic controller and the pressures of training for opening night at the Vietnamese circus.

Life On Air
UK 2020 13 mins Dir: Louis Leblique

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, CB radio changed the lives of thousands of people in the UK and fostered a unique, predominantly working-class, subculture which is now mostly forgotten.

Here I Am
UK 2020 11 mins Dir: Chloe White

Here I Am shows how dance has helped a group of vulnerable women in Bradford. During the Covid 19 lockdown, the opportunity to dance has been very hard or impossible for the women and it has been deeply missed. The film documents the women’s creative response to lockdown and explores how dance will continue to be a tool that empowers all the women as we emerge out of the Covid-19 crisis.

A Song Still Inside
UK 2020 28 mins Dir: Edward Lovelace & James Hall

A Song Still Inside uses a combination of documentary interviews with a group of young men in Scotland living in the wake of their friend’s suicide to narrate the fictional story of Mac, an oil rig worker struggling to deal with his friend’s suicide, who must decide whether to leave town to avoid his problems or stay to face them with the help of friends.

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£5.00 Online Rental

18 Certificate

Country Of OriginVarious
Year2019 / 2020
Running Time90m