BAFTA Award for Best Short Film

This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best British Short Film for each year. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, children's film and television, and interactive media. Since 1960, selected films have been awarded with the BAFTA award for Best Short Film at an annual ceremony.

BAFTA Award for Best British Short Film
Awarded forBest British Short Film
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byThe Black Cop (2021)
Websitehttp://www.bafta.org/

In the following lists, the titles and names in bold with a dark grey background are the winners and recipients respectively; those not in bold are the nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which always takes place the following year.

Winners and nomineesEdit

1950sEdit

Best Short Film
Year Film Recipient(s)
1959
(13th)
Seven Cities of Antarctica Winston Hibler
Rodin

1960sEdit

Year Film Recipient(s)
1960
(14th)
High Journey Peter Baylis
Return to Life John Krish
Seawards the Great Ships Hilary Harris
1961
(15th)
Terminus John Schlesinger
Eyes of a Child
Let My People Go
1962
(16th)
Incident at Owl Creek (La Rivière du Hibou) Robert Enrico
Lonely Boy
Pan
Zoo
1963
(17th)
Happy Anniversary
Sailing
Snow
The War Game
1964
(18th)
Kenojuak
Mekong
Muloorina
23 Skidoo
1965
(19th)
Rig Move Don Higgins
One of Them is Brett Roger Graef
60 Cycles Jean-Claude Labrecque
1966
(20th)
The War Game Peter Watkins
A River Must Live Alan Pendry
Sudden Summer Richard Taylor
The Tortoise and the Hare Hugh Hudson
1967
(21st)
Indus Waters Derek Williams
Mafia No! John Irvin
Opus Don Levy
Rail Geoffrey Jones
1968
(22nd)
Not awarded
1969
(23rd)
Picture to Post Sarah Erulkar
Barbican Robin Cantelon
Birthday Franc Roddam
A Test of Violence Stuart Cooper

1970sEdit

Year Film Recipient(s)
1970
(24th)
The Shadow of Progress Derek Williams
Blake William Mason
The Gallery Philip Mark Law
The Winds of Fogo Colin Low
1971
(25th)
Alaska: The Great Land Derek Williams
Big Horn Bill Schmalz
The Long Memory John Phillips
John Grierson Award (Short Film)
Year Film Recipient(s)
1972
(26th)
Memorial
History of the Motor Car
The Tide of Traffic
1973
(27th)
Caring for History
Artistry in Tureens
The Scene from Melbury House
Without Due Care
1974
(28th)
Location North Sea John Armstrong
Acting in Turn
Facets of Glass
The Quiet Land
1975
(29th)
Sea Area Forties John Armstrong
Leaving Lily Graham Baker
The Living Woodland Ronald Eastman
Waiting On Weather Ron Granville
Best Short Factual Film
Year Film Recipient(s)
1976
(30th)
The End of the Road John Amstrong
Energy in Perspective Peter De Normanville
The Speed Sailors John Spencer
1977
(31st)
Not awarded
1978
(32nd)
Hokusai: An Animated Sketchbook Tony White
I'll Find a Way Beverly Shaffer
Planet Water Derek Williams
Sunday Muddy Sunday Lindsay Dale
Best Short Fictional Film
Year Film Recipient(s)
1977
(31st)
Bead Game Ishu Patel
The Chinese Word for House Kate Canning
The Sand Castle Co Hoedeman
1978
(32nd)
Not awarded
Best Short Film
Year Film Recipient(s)
1979
(33rd)
Butch Minds the Baby Peter Webb
Dilemma Clive Mitchell
Dream Doll Bob Godfrey
Mr. Pascal Alison De Vere

1980sEdit

Year Film Recipient(s)
1980
(34th)
Sredni Vashtar Andrew Birkin
Box On Lindsey Clennell
The Dollar Bottom Roger Christian
Possessions Andrew Bogle
1981
(35th)
Recluse Bob Bentley
Couples and Robbers Clare Peploe
Towers of Babel Jonathan Lewis
1982
(36th)
The Privilege Ian Knox
Rating Notman Carlo Gébler
The Rocking Horse Winner Robert Bierman
A Shocking Accident James Scott
1983
(37th)
Goodie Two Shoes Ian Emes
The Crimson Permanent Assurance Terry Gilliam
John Love John Davis
Keep Off the Grass Paul Weiland
1984
(38th)
The Dress Eva Sereny
Killing Time Chris O'Reilly
Samson and Delilah Mark Peploe
1985
(39th)
Careless Talk Noella Smith
One for My Baby Chris Fallon
The Woman who Married Clark Gable Thaddeus O'Sullivan
1986
(40th)
La Boule Simon Shore
King's Christmas Graham Dixon
Mohammed's Daughter Suri Krishnamma
Night Movie Gur Heller
1987
(41st)
Artisten Jonas Grimås
D'Apres Maria Jean-Claude Robert
Short and Curlies Mike Leigh
Treacle Peter Chelsom
1988
(42nd)
Defence Counsel Sedov (Zashchitnik Sedov) Evgeny Tsymbal
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History Mark Lewis
The Unkindest Cut Jim Shields
Water's Edge Suri Krishnamma
1989
(43rd)
The Candy Show Damian Jones, Peter Hewitt, David Freeman
Carmelo Campo Ariel Piluso, Carlos Toscano, Gabriel Enis
Tight Trousers Metin Hüseyin, Elaine Donnelly
Uhloz Guy Jacques, Isabelle Groulleart

1990sEdit

Year Film Recipient(s)
1990
(44th)
Say Good-bye Michele Carmada, John Roberts
An der Grenze Max Linder, Michael Drexler
Chicken Jo Shoop, Julian Nott
Dear Rosie Peter Cattaneo, Barnaby Thompson
1991
(45th)
The Harmfulness of Tobacco Nick Hamm, Bary Palin
Breath of Life Navin Thapar
Man Descending Neil Grieve, Ray Lorenz
Trauma Gerhard Johannes Rekel
1992
(46th)
Omnibus Anne Bennett, Sam Karmann
Two Chimney Sweeps In A Singer's House (Deux Ramoneurs Chez Une Cantatrice) Michel Cauléa
Heartsongs Caroline Hewitt, Sue Clayton
Sense of History Mike Leigh, Simon Channing Williams
1993
(47th)
Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life Ruth Kenley-Letts, Peter Capaldi
A Small Deposit Eleanor Yule, Paul Holmes, Barry Ackroyd
One Night Stand Bill Britten, Georgia Masters
Syrup Paul Unwin, Anita Overland
1994
(48th)
Zinky Boys Go Underground Paul Tickell, Tatianna Kennedy
Lost Mojave Jonathan Cordish, Vladimir Perlovich
Marooned Jonas Grimås, Andrea Calderwood
That Sunday Damiano Vukotic, Dan Zeff
1995
(49th)
It's Not Unusual Asmaa Pirzada, Kfir Yefet
Cabbage Noelle Pickford, David Stewart
Hello, Hello, Hello David Thewlis, Helen Booth, James Roberts
The Last Post Ed Blum, Neris Thomas
1996
(50th)
Majorettes In Space (Des Majorettes Dans L'Espace) Carole Scotta, David Fourier
Butterfly Man Robin Macpherson, Barry Ackroyd
Dual Balls Laurence Bowen, Dan Zeff
Machinations Alice Beckmann, Ralph Seiler
Everything Must Go (Tout Doit Disparaître) François Barat, Jean-Marc Moutout
1997
(51st)
The Deadness of Dad Philippa Cousins, Mandy Sprague, Stephen Volk
Crocodile Snap Joe Wright, James Greville
Gas Man Lynne Ramsay, Gavin Emerson
Little Sisters Andy Goddard, Nic Muirson
1998
(52nd)
Home Morag McKinnon, Hannah Lewis, Colin McLaren
Anthrakitis Sara Sugarman, Natasha Dack
Eight Stephen Daldry, Jon Finn, Tim Clague
In Memory of Dorothy Bennett Catherine McArthur, Martin Radich
1999
(53rd)
[1]
Who's My Favourite Girl Joern Utkilen, Kara Johnston, Adrian McDowall
Bait Tom Shankland, Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Jane Harris
Perdie Faye Gilbert, Rachel Shadick
The Tale Of The Rat That Wrote Billy O'Brien, Ruth Kenley-Letts, Lisa-Marie Russo, Murilo Pasta

2000sEdit

Year Film Recipient(s)
2000
2000
[2][3]
Shadowscan Gary Holding, Justine Leahy, Tinge Krishnan
Je t'aime John Wayne Luke Morris, Toby MacDonald, Luke Ponte
Going Down Tom Shankland, Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Jane Harris
The Last Post Dominic Santana, Lee Santana
Sweet James Pilkington, Rob Mercer
2001
2001
[4]
About a Girl Brian Percival, Janey de Nordwall, Julie Rutterford
Inferno Paul Kousoulides, Teun Hilte, Sharat Sardana
The Red Peppers Dominic Santana, Lee Santana
Skin Deep Yousaf Ali Khan, Andy Porter
Tattoo Jules Williamson, Arabella Page Croft, Sara Putt, Jemma Field
2002
2002
[5]
My Wrongs #8245–8249 & 117 Chris Morris, Mark Herbert
Bouncer Michael Baig Clifford, Natasha Carlish, Sophie Morgan, Geoff Thompson
Rank Andrew O'Connell, David Yates, Robbie McCallum
Candy Bar Kid Shah Khan, Benjamin Johns
Good Night Sun-Young Chun, Yoav Factor
The Most Beautiful Man in the World Alicia Duffy, Hugh Welchman
2003
2003
[6]
Brown Paper Bag Natasha Carlish, Mark Leveson, Michael Baig Clifford, Geoff Thompson
Bye Child Andrew Bonner, Bernard MacLaverty
Nits George Isaac, Harry Wootliff
Sea Monsters Matt Delargy, Mark Walker, Raphael Smith
Talking with Angels Yousaf Ali Khan, Michael Knowles, Janey de Nordwall
2004
2004
[7]
The Banker Hattie Dalton, Kelly Broad
Can't Stop Breathing Amy Neil, Ravinder Basra
Elephant Boy Rene Mohandas, Durdana Shaikh
Knitting a Love Song Debbie Ballin, Annie Watson
Six Shooter Martin McDonagh, Mia Bays, Kenton Allen
2005
2005
[8]
Antonio's Breakfast Daniel Mulloy, Amber Templemore-Finlayson, Daniel Mulloy
Call Register Ed Roe, Kit Hawkins, Adam Tudhope
Heavy Metal Drummer Toby MacDonald, Luke Morris, Amanda Boyle
Heydar, An Afghan in Tehran Babak Jalali, Homayoun Assadian
Lucky Avie Luthra, Bex Hopkins
2006
2006
[9]
Do Not Erase Asitha Ameresekere
Care Corinna Faith, Rachel Bailey, Tracy Bass, Corinna Faith
Cubs Tom Harper, Lisa Williams
Hikikomori Paul Wright, Karley Duffy
Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored Jim McRoberts, David Smith
2007
2007
[10]
Dog Altogether Paddy Considine, Diarmid Scrimshaw
Hesitation Julien Berlan, Michelle Eastwood, Virginia Gilbert
The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island James Griffith, Charlie Henderson, Tim Key, Tom Basden
Soft Simon Ellis, Jane Hooks
The Stronger Lia Williams, Dan McCulloch, Frank McGuinness
2008
2008
[11]
September Esther May Campbell, Stewart Le Marechal
Kingsland #1: The Dreamer Tony Grisoni, Kate Ogborn
Love You More Sam Taylor-Wood, Adrian Sturges, Patrick Marber
Ralph Alex Winckler, Olivier Kaempfer
Voyage d'Affaires (The Business Trip) Sean Ellis, Celine Quideau
2009
2009
[12]
I Do Air James Bolton, Martina Amati
Jade Daniel Elliott, Samm Haillay, Duane Hopkins
Mixtape Luke Snellin, Luti Fagbenle
Off Season Jacob Jaffke, Shrihari Sathe, Jonathan van Tulleken
14 Asitha Ameresekere

2010sEdit

Year Film Recipient(s)
2010
(64th)
[13]
Until the River Runs Red Poss Kondeatis, Paul Wright
Lin Piers Thompson, Simon Hessel, Mila Kirova
Connect Beau Gordon, Samuel Abrahams
Rite Michael Pearce, Ross McKenzie, Paul Welsh
Turning Kat Armour-Brown, Alison Sterling, Karni Arieli, Saul Freed
2011
(65th)
[14]
Pitch Black Heist John Maclean, Gerardine O'Flynn
Chalk Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, Ilaria Bernardini
Mwansa The Great Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet
Only Sound Remains Arash Ashtiani
Two & Two Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen
2012
(66th)
[15]
Swimmer Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
The Curse Fyzal Boulifa
Good Night Muriel d'Ansembourg, Eva Sigurdardottir
Tumult Rhianna Andrews, Johnny Barrington
The Voorman Problem Lee Thomas, David Mitchell, Baldwin Li, Mark Gill
Best British Short Film
Year Film Recipient(s)
2013
(67th)
[16]
Room 8 James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
Island Queen Ben Mallaby, Emma Hughes, Nat Luurtsema
Keeping Up with the Joneses Michael Pearce, Megan Rubens, Selina Lim
Orbit Ever After Jamie Magnus Stone, Chee-Lan Chan, Len Rowles
Sea View Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot
2014
(68th)
[17]
Boogaloo and Graham Michael Lennox, Brian J. Falconer, Richard Irwin, Ronan Blaney
Emotional Fusebox Rachel Tunnard, Paul Ashton, Michael Berliner
The Kármán Line Oscar Sharp, Campbell Beaton, Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby
Slap Michelangelo Fano, Islay Bell-Webb, Nick Rowland
Three Brothers Matthieu de Braconier, Stephanie Paeplow, Aleem Khan
2015
(69th)
[18]
Operator Rebecca Morgan, Caroline Bartleet
Elephant Nick Helm, Esther Smith
Mining Poems or Odes Jack Cocker, Callum Rice, Robert Fullerton
Over Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister
Samuel-613 Cheyenne Conway, Billy Lumby
2016
(70th)
[19]
Home Daniel Mulloy, Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Scott O'Donnell
Consumed Richard John Seymour
Mouth of Hell Bart Gavigan, Samir Mehanović, Allie Smith, Michael Wilson
The Party Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming, Andrea Harkin, Conor MacNeill
Standby Charlotte Regan, Jack Hannon
2017
(71st)
[20]
Cowboy Dave Colin O'Toole, Mathias Gilay, Jonas Mortensen
Amir Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, Oliver Shuster
A Drowning Man Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Patrick Campbell
Work Aneil Karia, Scott O'Donnell
Wren Boys Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, John Fitzpatrick
2018
(72nd)
[21]
73 Cows Alex Lockwood
Bachelor, 38 Angela Clarke
The Blue Door Paul Taylor, Ben Clark, Megan Pugh
The Field Sandhya Suri, Thomas Bidegain, Balthazar de Ganay
Wale Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, Edward Speleers
2019
(73rd)
[22]
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva
Azaar Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring
Goldfish Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, Laura Dockrill
Kamali Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad
The Trap Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

2020sEdit

Year Film Recipient(s)
2020
(74th)
[23]
The Present Farah Nabulsi
Eyelash Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Newman
Lizard Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies
Lucky Break John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja
Miss Curvy Ghada Eldemellawy
2021
(75th)
[24]
The Black Cop Cherish Oleka
Femme Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, Sam Ritzenberg, Hayley Williams
The Palace Jo Prichard
Stuffed Joss Holden-Rea, Theo Rhys
Three Meetings of the Extraordinary Committee Max Barron, Daniel Wheldon, Michael Woodward

See alsoEdit

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