Films - The 2022 UK Film Festival

The 2022 UK Film Festival will take place in London from 23rd - 26th November...

Press Release

The UK Film Festival will once again offer London audiences a unique chance to catch the latest award-winning short films on the big screen. It also features cutting-edge documentaries, including Kordon (pictured above) by Alice Tomassini, which narrates the story of five ordinary women doing some extraordinary things to help and give hope to Ukrainian refugees, united through a timeless train station at the Ukrainian border with Hungary. The film recently screened at the Rome International Film Festival.

This year’s short films include Mate by George Alex Nagle, which has just won a stream of awards, including the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Other shorts in the competition that arrive in London after premiering at the Cannes, Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals include: Same Old, an American entry by Lloyd Lee Choi, which charts an extremely bad night for a New York City delivery driver; and the Australian contender Shark, by multi-award winning Nash Edgerton, which follows the darkly comedic antics of a man who lost his first two girlfriends in apparently tragic accidents, so his new wife has come prepared and ready for anything. Edgerton’s equally funny and unexpected Bear also features in this year’s line-up.

Besides this stunning selection of short films, the programme also includes Peter Callow’s thought-provoking, sensitive and timely feature Four O’Clock Flowers. In the aftermath of a fatal knife crime, two mothers must face their feelings of loss, guilt and revenge. It features two tour de force performances from Sophie Cartman and Caroline Trowbridge.

Films will be screened to the public every evening at two London venues: the Soho Hotel, and Close-Up Cinema. Many screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions, after which there will also be an opportunity for informal discussion with the film-makers. The 2022 programme has once again been curated by the twice Berlinale-winning director Petros Silvestros.

This year’s edition also includes an online selection, streaming a collection of feature films including:

Google Darfur by Robert Simental-Ruybe; 
Malcolm is Missing by Jari Camille Osborne and Robert Osborne; 
Illusory Light by Changkai Wang and 
The Lost by Alex Klaus.

Once again, the festival is delighted to offer candidates prestigious awards in many categories, including Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation and Best Music Video.

For the full programme please visit the Festival website or book your tickets from Eventbrite here, where Individual tickets are priced between £8 and £10 per screening and £15 for Gala events.

Images - The long road to safety in Alice Tomassini’s Kordon, screening Thursday 24th November at Close-Up Cinema, Shoreditch.
Four O’Clock Flowers by Peter Callow and starring Sophie Cartman screens on Saturday 26th November at the Soho Hotel.

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