Cannes Short Film Corner

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Six Dollar Fifty Man by Albiston & Sutherland (2009)

One of those short films you know the festival directors will love because it is about childhood, Six Dollar Fifty Man is set in 1970s New Zealand and follows Andy, a gutsy 8 year-old loner without much in terms of possessions who is relentlessly bullied. However, when push comes to shove he will break out [...]

Small Deaths by Lynne Ramsey (1996)

Small Deaths was the first short film from Scottish auteur Lynne Ramsey, who went on to make feature films such as We Need To Talk About Kevin. Like many of her early films, it is based on personal memories and experiences of childhood, set in a Glasgow housing estate. It is an intimate exploration and [...]

Sniffer by Bobbie Peers (2006)

Sniffer, written and directed by Bobbie Peers, won the Palm d'Or for the best short film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Peers is a Norwegian filmmaker with a string of short films under his belt. None have proved as successful as Sniffer, which is an unusual but beautifully shot tale, set in a [...]

MEGATRON – MARIAN CRISAN (2008)

This drama from Romanian writer/director Marian Crisan won the Palme d'Or in 2008. It is the story of a young boy called Maxim, his birthday, his mother and his absent father. For those who do not know, Megatron is the name of one of the Transformers and, in this case, the toy Maxim wants from [...]

DADDY’S GIRL – IRVINE ALLAN (2001)

Scotsman Irvine Allan made Daddy's Girl after more than a decade of working in theatre. He originally trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a specialisation in directing. His minimalistic approach helped in the making of this simpl and bleak story of a father drinking in a pub while his seven [...]

CRACKER BAG – GLENDYN IVIN (2003)

Cracker Bag comes from Australian director Glendyn Ivin and takes us into the world of 10-year old girl, Eddie, as she obsessively saves her pocket money to buy fireworks for cracker night (5th November). However, the event does not go as planned. It is set in 1980 and inspired by Ivin's own childhood - before [...]