Derby Film Festival Presents

Eat My Shorts – Shorts Showcase with panel discussion.

Sunday 17th November / 4:00pm

A selection of some of the prime short films selected for this year’s festival followed by an on-stage discussion by some of the filmmakers.

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Some films will be feature Non-English dialogue with English Subtitles.

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£9.50 standard. £7.00 concessions. Free for Derby Film Festival Passholders.

15 Certificate

Year: 2019
Running Time:95m

Burqa City

France 2019 20 mins Dir: Fabrice Bracq

Souleymane and Leila just got married, for better or for worse. The better is that they love each other very much. The worse is that they live in an absurd and Kafkaesque country.

Keep Breathing

UK 2019 19 mins Dir: Mark Corden

A woman gets stuck in a life with the engineer that is fixing it, only to discover it’s the man she had a one-night-stand with recently. As the awkwardness manifests, it becomes clear they both have very different interpretations of the events that unfolded that night.

Mr Deer

Iran 2019 9 mins Dir: Mojtaba Mousavi

Animation about an unknown time in a ruined subway station. People in this society have animal faces, they have forgotten humanity and ethic and they embrace sins. There is someone with a deer face who is trying to reform society.

A Mother’s Ruin

UK 2019 8m Dir: Megan O’Connell

Set in Derby, 1959. Beatrice, a 21 year old off-license owner, discovers she’s pregnant out of wedlock and she’ll do what she must in order to get her boyfriend Arnie, a 30 year old football coach for Derby County, to propose.

A Modern Magician

UK 2019 11 mins Dir: Mark Heller

Not all great minds think alike…this supernatural black comedy follows Jim; an odd young man with unusual pastimes as he meets up with the love of his life.


Iran 2019 11 mins Dir: Jalal Veisi

A soldier is punished and set to work in the windowless archive room. But as he clears the boxes he discovers the room is not windowless and out through the window across the way is the girl of his dreams.


UK 2019 18 mins Dir: Christian Kinde

Since the death of her mother, Lilah has taken on her mum’s role in the family home. Frustrated, she plans to run away with Jimmy, the 22-year-old she has been seeing in secret. Torn between the call of a life without imposed values and the importance of her culture.


UK 2019 9 mins Dir: Cassiah Joski-Jethi

An homage to fairy tales, Kindling is about a young girl who gathers the courage to escape an abusive home when her imaginary self comes to life.