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 22nd Feb 2020

Adamt / Listen                                               Ethiopia                                              19mins

Ethiopian composer and drummer suffers from childhood trauma. Miraculously, a young deaf woman manages to put him on a new course using his own music. Adamt was made as part of the Focus Features Africa First Programme

Kop Out                                              Netherlands                                       20mins

An Emmy Award Winner, Kop Op is a story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each other’s life. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?

Mr Widdershins                                             UK                                                       11mins

A pampered gentleman's seamlessly automated life is thrown into chaos when he pursues a free-spirited woman, against the advice of his robot butler.

The Goodnight Show                                   USA                                                    16mins

It's 1978 and a world ending asteroid is headed directly for Earth. With only hours left, Samuel embarks on a journey to find his place in a world doomed to end and just maybe, lose his virginity before it is too late. 

Floating                                                          Spain / Argentina                              8mins

A Russian astronaut awakes on an ISS space module after an accident. His attention is caught by outside knockings. Someone has come to welcome him, although it might all be just his Imagination, or maybe not.

The Fisherman                                              Ghana                                                 15mins  

An aging fisherman goes out to sea one day and returns with a talking fish. Set in Ghana West Africa, this quirky comedy explores our need to stay relevant against the backdrop of a developing nation.

Setting Them Straight                                  Australia                                            6mins   

Having been nurtured and accepted by his parents as a gay man, Joshua finds the courage to confess, that he's actually not.

Book Tickets

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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