The Short Cinema is an annual short film festival held at Phoenix, showcasing established and emerging talent from across the world with a strong focus on Midlands makers.
Offering an exciting mix of films irrespective of genre, style or budget, The Short Cinema provides local writers, producers and directors with the opportunity to exhibit their work on the big screen to a discerning audience of film-lovers.
The festival provides filmmakers with an opportunity to meet and discuss their work with their peers, strengthening bonds with the Midlands filmmaking community alongside screenings curated by partners such as ICA, FlatPack and Random Acts.
Over the last eleven years, The Short Cinema has grown from a small grassroots pop-up screening to a much bigger (though still grass roots) festival. Its aim is to continue this growth, exploring and providing new opportunities for anyone involved in film to develop and exhibit their work, both in the Midlands region and around the world, and celebrate short film as an art form in its own right.