Written by Stephen Fellows and directed by Oscar Sharp, Sign Language won both the reed.co.uk short film competition and the Virgin Media Shorts competition in the UK and it’s easy to see why. It is a subtle and likeableromantic comedy narrated by a ‘board guy’, someone who stands on London’s Oxford Street holding up signs for gold sales and similarly enticing […]

Created by British filmmakers Phil Sansom and Olly Williams, The Black Hole is a deceptively simple story that puts a fantastical discovery in a mundane world. Charlie, a tired office-woker, will xerox something life-changing: his very own black hole. Unfortunately, his instinct to use it for quick personal gain will backfire somewhat. It won the inaugral Virgin Media Shorts competion […]

Keith Reynolds Can’t Make It Tonight is a sly animation to have on the best British short films page because it is apparently set in the USA (though the spelling of ‘tonight’ ensures we all know that it is in fact British). The short animation tells the story of Keith Reynolds, a man who has worked at the same company […]

Post-it Love, written and directed by the British filmmaking duo Simon Atkinson & Adam Townley (thus Si & Ad) is just about as close to perfection as you can get in a three minute romantic short film. A little like the even more successful Signs (seen here), Post-it Love shows us two shy office workers looking for love but unable to say […]

Photograph Of Jesus is a hard film to categorise, which is perhaps why I like it so much. It is a funny, interesting, stop-motion animated documentary about some of the weirder and more asinine requests for photographs at Getty Images (including the eponymous request for a photograph of Jesus) in Britain. It is narrated by archivist Matthew Butson and is the second […]