Monday 6th April 2015, 8pm, Café Roya
Tickets: £8.00 including dinner
The NAFN team is pretty passionate about short films, and we want to share that passion with you! We also love innovative or alternative comedy in all its forms. So the logical conclusion was obviously to put together a feature-length programme of some of the funniest, craziest and most challenging comedy shorts we’ve seen in the last few years.
Like a modern-day Robin Hood, we’ve done the rounds on a number of short film festivals around the UK, nabbed the most amusing highlights, and brought them back to Nottingham for you to enjoy. This includes films like Cooped, an excellent piece by American animator Mike A. Smith, the glorious Anglo-Indian Two Dosas, and Matthew Reed’s darkly adult Dogging.
As well as films like these from 2014, we’ve gone back and selected a handful of the winners from past festivals, like Jonathan van Tulleken’s BFI-funded Anthony starring the wonderful Tim Key and Tom Basden:
As a result, we believe we’ve put together a really strong programme that has something for everyone, so we hope you’ll join us in Beeston for something a little bit different!
Why we want to share these films with you:
We believe shorts are an art form all of their own, and that they’re often where you can find some of the world’s best and most exciting directors working today. Despite this, short films rarely receive the attention and support they deserve, and this is something we are committed to challenging as a network. We want to give Nottingham regular chances to see shorts on the big screen, and let them decide for themselves what they do like.
For that reason we’re inviting the audience to tell us which was their favourite film, and the screening’s profits will then go to that short in the form of a NAFN Audience Award. As well as hopefully helping us get a sense of the shorts you love, this award will help Nottingham slowly overturn the belief that filmmakers shouldn’t be paid for showing their shorts. So buying a ticket to NAFN Comedy Night won’t just get you a night of laughs and some of Café Roya’s excellent food, it will also help you support some of the UK’s most promising filmmakers.
To book tickets please email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 7:15pm.
NAFN Audience Award:
The favourite short of the evening, as voted by our lovely audience on the 6th April, was Dog Judo: Exchange Programme!
The full programme from our NAFN Comedy Night was:
COOPED, dir. Mike A. Smith, USA, 2014
I LOVE YOU SO HARD, dir. Ross Butler, UK, 2013
ARE YOU ALBERT?, dir. Dan Hodgson, UK, 2013
HOW TO GET MUGGED, dir. Cecelia Fage, UK, 2013
WHAT I FORGOT TO SAY, dir. Patrick Buhr, Germany, 2014
DOG JUDO – EXCHANGE PROGRAMME, dir. Andrew Kelleher, UK, 2011
ANTHONY, dir. Jonathan Van Tulleken, UK, 2014
CHIT CHAT ROULETTE, dir. David Lupschen, UK, 2014
5 YEAR OLD DISCUSSES PRINCESS LEIA’S SLAVE OUTFIR WITH DAD, dir. The Brothers McLeod, UK, 2014
MICKEY AND MICHAELA BURY THEIR DAD, dir. Tom George, UK, 2013
DOGGING, dir. Matthew Reed and Sam Turk, UK, 2014
CRUSH 472, dir. Jess Scott-Hunter, UK, 2014
CHUBBY BUNNY, dir. Stuart Laws, UK, 2013
MILK!, dir. Ben Mallaby. UK, 2015
WISH LIST, dir. Andrew Griffin & Scott Garrett, UK, 2013
TWO DOSAS, dir. Sarmad Masud, UK, 2014
We’d like to give a special thank you to our wonderful audience members, the fantastic staff at Cafe Roya, Matt Goold and of course all the filmmakers for making this evening possible. We’ll be back with another shorts screening very soon!