These specially curated selections invite audiences to traverse fascinating thematic pathways and explore the innovative and exciting work of some of the most talented short-form filmmakers from both the UK and further afield.

Works investigating how we perceive the world through moving image (Optics), the delirious slippage between dream and reality (Dream Images), engaging the body as a political force (Resistant Bodies) and two programmes showcasing UK talent (Firecracker and Kaleidoscope).

Please note, the films in each individual programme may not screen in the order listed.

View all films in the Shorts strand here.