225 Film Club: Promoting Female Excellence In Direction
The difficult task of whittling down an already impressive longlist has now been completed!
Celebrating its fifth edition, the 2023 Official Selection screens at the BFI on Thursday 26 October with backing from BFI Inclusion. This edition the BEST SHORT FILM award will be chosen by the audience. The winner will receive a post production prize sponsored by Lipsync.
The programme is curated by Director Rita Osei, she also produces the event. Scroll down to see which films made the final cut — and previously announced films screening out of competition.
Created in 2018 to promote female excellence in film direction, 225 Film Club showcases current and past narrative and documentary short film work by female and non-binary filmmakers, introduces directors and producers, and supports women in film.
The 5th 225 Film Club – Official Selection!
THE CALL (13.51)
Directed by Riffy Ahmed
Written by Vanessa Rose
Produced by Danielle Goff, Susan Simnett
FIFTY-FOUR DAYS (17.21)
Directed by Phoebe Torrance, Cat White
Written & produced by Cat White
Directed by Ellie Foumbi
Written by Roy Clovis, Ellie Foumbi
Produced by Roy Clovis
Written & directed by Milla Lewis
Produced by Milla Lewis, Adam Mytnik
Written & Directed by Karen Bryson MBE
Produced by Lorraine Bhattachary, Shakyra Dowling
Written & directed by Debbie Howard
Produced by Alastair Clark, Rachel Robey
TEN OF SWORDS (15.49)
Written, directed & produced by Faye Jackson
THINGS WE NEVER SAID (16.05)
Written & directed by Manjinder Virk
Produced by Emily Leo, Ivana MacKinnon
Written, directed & produced by Nicole Pott
Screening out of competition in celebration of the 5th edition
THE FORGOTTEN C (15.04), directed by Un Certain Regard Award winner (for her debut feature HOW TO HAVE SEX), Molly Manning Walker. Written by Jessi Gutch & Walker, Gutch also produces.
NOSEBLOOD (9.05), written & directed by Venice Critics Week Award winner (for her debut feature HOARD) Luna Carmoon and produced by Loran Dunn.
And previewing, AURORA (13.13), a new short film starring Djinda Kane and Ella-Rae Smith — written & directed by 225 Film Club creator, Rita Osei. Produced by Osei and Deborah Riley Draper.