SSFF23 AWARD WINNERS
BITTER TASTE (Dir. Ethan Tomás Race)
CHICKEN GIRL (Dir. Em Humble)
MUM’S SPAGHETTI (Dir. Lisa Kenney)
KISS/CRASH (Dir. Adam Cole)
Best Art & Experimental
PATRICIA IN THE DARK (Dir. Laura Hartley)
CITY OF LOST SOULS (Dir. Nikos Mpouyioukas)
Best Young, Emerging and Student
COVER YOUR EARS (Dir. Oskar Johansson)
THE SPRAYER (Dir. Farnoosh Abedi)
Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy
THE DAWDLER (Dir. Mike Lee Thomas)
Best Music Video
BLUE (Dir. Sophie Rose Worger)
Judges Recognition Award
HOW TO BUILD A LIFE (Dir. Matthew Reese)
Audience Choice Award
HULL? (Dir. Caden Elliott)
North East Recognition Award
SALVATION HAS NO NAME (Dir. Joseph Wallace)
COST OF LIVING (Yorkshire and North East Film Archives)
INTERNAL ABYSS (Dir. Heléna Antonio)
SAFE HOME (Dir. Holly Jack)
FORTISSIMO (Dir. Victor Cesca)
BURNT TOAST AND CIGARETTES (Dir. Paul Stainthorpe)
A 7 day celebration of cinema in the North East!
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival returns in 2023 for our 8th year of proudly showcasing the best short films from around the World and across the country, while championing the homegrown talent from here in the region.
“Welcoming, brilliantly run festival with great crowds and excellent lineups, highly recommended.”
Garry Sykes – Filmmaker
Since 2015 Sunderland Shorts has been dedicated to providing unmissable film experiences for film fans and filmmakers alike.
The 7th edition of our festival in 2022 was a massive year of growth for us with our biggest selection of films shown to our largest audiences yet. Showing over 130 short films & music videos across 15 screenings meant we were able to deliver a fantastically diverse selection of films across all genres; making sure we had something for everyone.
We also hosted a number of networking and industry events including those from leading names from BFI Network – Film Hub North, BBC Writers Room & North East Screen.
Screenings throughout the festival.
Partners from around the city and beyond!
Locations across Sunderland.