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BAFTA SHORTS 2016 (2016)

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BAFTA SHORTS 2016 (2016)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 77

Release dates 26/02/2016

Ratings Info strong violence, sex

Genre(s) Drama, Documentary, Animation

Director(s) Simon Cartwright,Richard Williams,Nina Gantz,Jörn Threlfall,Caroline Bartleet,Callum Rice,Bill Lumby

Cast includes Theo Barklem-Biggs, Robert Firth, Magdalena McNab, Abigail Parmenter, Kate Dickie, Vicky McClure, Gordon Peardon, Malcolm Davies

Summary BAFTA SHORTS 2016 is a collection of short films including animation, documentary and drama.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 16/02/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BAFTA SHORTS 2016 is a collection of short films including animation, documentary and drama.


There are moments of strong violence during a line-drawn animation, which shows several men battling with axes, swords and arrows. The men are struck with the weapons, including an arrow blow to the chest and axe blows to the leg and neck, with big spurts of blood from the impacts. One man is also struck below the edge of the frame with a sword; there is sight of the blade being removed from between his legs, with a copious flow of blood.

In another model animation, a character bites off another boy's ear, with some blood loss.

In a drama short, a body is seen falling from the sky and hitting the ground heavily but there are no gory images of the aftermath of the impact.


There is a brief moment of strong sex, during a model animation, when a small wild man puts his head under the skirts of a woman for implied oral sex.

In a live action drama, there is also brief sight of the cover of a porn magazine, including bare breasts with stars over the nipples.

Other issues include infrequent use of strong language ('f**k').

There is some moderate threat during a phone call in which a distressed woman reports a fire in which she and her son are trapped.

There are some scenes of suicide as an animated character is seen sinking to the bottom of a lake with a rock tied round his waist and as another character jumps from a tall building, with sight of blood pooled round his head afterwards.



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