Deepings Shorts

Deepings Shorts 15

A season of acclaimed short films from across the world.

A season of acclaimed short films from across the world.

Saturday evenings - 1,8,15 and 22 February 2020


Open Door Baptist Church, 5 Spalding Road, Deeping St James Peterborough PE6 8NJ


World class cinema comes to The Deepings this February, with a sensational season of short films being screened over four consecutive Saturday evenings at the Open Door Baptist Church.

With both live action and animation from 16 countries, each programme of approximately 100 minutes includes comedy, drama and sci fi. Many of the films are award winners - including Oscar nominated shorts.

Those films not in the English language have subtitles and each event will include an introduction from the season curator, Clifton Stewart. Clifton is a highly experienced festival programmer with credits both in the UK and the USA.

Cinema is one of South Kesteven’s most popular pastimes and this programme will complement the excellent schedule presented across the year at Stamford Arts Centre. The Deepings Shorts season provides a first-class line up of short films for cinema fans to explore, enjoy and savour.


There are 16 Countries represented across the season: USA - Germany - China - UK - Netherlands - South Korea - Sweden - South Africa - Ireland - Spain - Denmark - Japan - Ethiopia - Argentina - Australia - Ghana • Programme subject change


The Open Door Baptist Church is a wonderful local venue, offering a warm welcome to Deepings’ residents and visitors. Refreshments will be available too, creating a proper cinema experience.


The Deepings Shorts season is presented by InvestSK, on behalf of SKDC and in association with The Open Door Baptist Church.


Programme: Saturday 15th Feb 2020

Zelos                                                               USA                                                    15mins

A competitive mother orders a clone to outshine her flawless friend, but soon realizes she purchased an unbeatable rival.

Rita Mahtoubian Is Not A Terrorist             USA                                                    8mins

When Iranian-born Rita Mahtoubian sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary she accidentally captures the attention of a homeland security agent in this satirical comedy

Spring                                                             Netherlands                                       8mins

A poetic fantasy film Spring is the story of a shepherd girl and her dog, who face ancient spirits in order to continue the cycle of life.

Tsuyako                                                         Japan                                                  21mins

In postwar Japan, Tsuyako, a factory worker and mother, must decide between duty and love, her family and her freedom.

Drone                                                             USA                                                    14mins  

A rookie drone pilot becomes increasingly attracted to the target he watches halfway around the world.  Student Academy Award Finalist

Cappuccino                                                   UK                                                       3mins

Mike waits nervously, it's almost time for his big moment. Can he battle his inner demons in front of an expectant crowd?

Looking Glass                                               Sweden/Denmark                             5mins

Atmospheric short thriller animation that was nominated for a Golden Palm for best short film at the Cannes film festival

Exit Strategy                                                  USA                                                    15mins

Two brothers caught in a time loop must traverse a series of maze-like events in order to prevent a catastrophic fire from taking occurring                                                                 

Leonard in Slow Motion                               USA                                                    9mins 

Leonard exists in slow motion but lives in a regular speed world. When he discovers his office crush is getting transferred to Florida, Leonard decides he must somehow become regular speed to win her heart before she leaves town for good

Doors open at 7pm, screenings start at 7.30pm 

suitable for ages 15+ 

Tickets: £5 (£3 students) – Or book a season ticket, 3 for the price of 2

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