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Funny Shit
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Backflip, dir. Nikita Diakur, Germany 2022,13 min.

Humour is subjective, but a few of us have fed into our annual opening night programme of comedy shorts, so expect to LOL at least once. It takes particular skill to make a short truly funny - a mix of empathy, chaos and a dose of schadenfreude, or something so bizarre and chaotic that you find yourself cry-laughing. 

A filmmaker pens an ode to her mum’s ex-boyfriend, a sweet pomeranian turns into a killing machine (always the small dogs), a gathering of protestors navigate an anthropomorphic transport system and a strangely loveable digital avatar attempts a backflip with varied results (for fans of internet sensation QWOP).

All of a sudden I began to melt, dir. Ruth Waters, UK 2022, 13 min.
Sensory Itch, dir. Roel van Beek, Netherlands 2022, 5 min.
Backflip, dir. Nikita Diakur, Germany 2022,13 min.
Pram Snatcher, dir. Theo James Krekis, UK 2022, 13 min.
Good Boy, dir. Eros V, UK 2021, 9 min.
The Top Spot, dir. Frank Weber, UK 202, 7 min. 
Bus Film, dir. Chris Childs, UK 2022, 4 min.
I Love You, Rob, dir. Emma Parkinson, UK 2022, 4 min.
Hell Gig, dir. Ella Gale, USA 2022, 9 min.
Ex Creta, dir. Jon Portman, USA 2022, 9 min.
The Diamond, dir. Vedran Rupic, Sweden 2021, 14min.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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