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Tue, 25 Jun

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Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

Popcorn Funnies - Comedy Shorts (18)

A collection of funny films with heart curated comedy promoters, Popcorn Funnies.

Popcorn Funnies - Comedy Shorts (18)
Popcorn Funnies - Comedy Shorts (18)

Time & Location

25 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30

Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, Phoenix Square, 4 Midland St, Leicester LE1 1TG, UK

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Programme overview

‘Dying is easy, comedy is hard.’ More than any other genre of film, comedy walks a precarious tightrope, requiring all the human insight, character development and razor-sharp writing of any drama but with the additional prerequisites of pinpoint timing and, very often, a healthy sense of absurdity. And yet, too often, funny just isn’t taken seriously.

Not so at The Short Cinema, where we have invited Leicester Comedy Festival Award Nominated Promoters Popcorn Funnies - led by Leicestershire-based filmmakers Laura Wilkinson and Mike Yeoman – to select short films from around the world designed to make you laugh.

This screening will be introduced by acclaimed promotion designer for the UK comedy scene, Paul Banks of Peril Designs.

Running order

Ken Funworth's Close Encounter 2024 Dir Matt West UK 1:00

The Great Debate 2023 Dir Luna Herruzo Spain 2:55

For the Emperor 2022 Dir Tom Bulpett & Jack Collard United Kingdom 1:31

BLONSH 2022 DirJames Werner United States 6:00

Blind Spot 2023 DirSoph Webberley United Kingdom 13:18

Short Stay, Long Stay 2023 Dir Danny Carter United Kingdom 15:00

Bunny Jake Is Missing 2023 Dir Shane Grant United Kingdom 05:00

Who's That Shouting at My Door? 2023 Dir Laurier Fourniau Belgium 2:45

Taking Initiative 2023 Dir Mikayluh Bowers United States 2:16

Smash or Pass 2023 Dir Cory Reeder United States 5:15

The Sad Messiah 2023 Dir Alice Worthington United Kingdom 1:20

Linda 2023 Dir Joe Lycett United Kingdom 8:00

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