Soho House Shorts

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Soho House Shorts is an incubator from Soho House, created to support emerging talent looking to take the next step as screenwriters and film-makers

Every year, we help two candidates turn their scripts into short films chosen by a panel of industry experts and led by Soho House’s Film and Entertainment Director, Jo Addy.

Previous finalists have been in approximately 60 BAFTA and Oscar®-qualifying film festivals, and have won awards for best director and best narrative short.
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2018 finalists:

‘Desert Dash’, written and directed by Gracie Otto
On the outskirts of Australia, opals are now the currency for survival in the game of Desert Dash. When a feisty heroine gets the opportunity to 'level up', there is no choice but to win. Game on.
‘Metronome (In Time)’, written and directed by Scott Floyd Lochmus

An elderly ailing maestro and a young piano prodigy venture out of their musical isolation in the hope of selling their beloved piano.
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2019 finalists:

‘No More Wings‘, written and directed by Abraham Adeyemi
Two lifelong friends meet up at their childhood favourite, south London fried chicken shop at a divergent point in their lives. This enchanting tale of friendship treads between both past and present showing how one's promise and talent can struggle to be fulfilled.

‘Coffee Shop Names‘, written and directed by Deepak Sethi
Three Indian people imagine their personas as the names they give baristas, because their real names are hard to pronounce.
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2021 finalists:

‘The Family Meeting’, written and directed by Rebecca Usoro
A Christmas family meeting within a strict education-obsessed Nigerian household forces a granddaughter and grandmother to face their fears about growing up and growing old.

‘Hoop Dreams’, written and directed by Kasey Elise Walker
This film follows the story of Savannah Walker, a young girl who steals her mother's magical golden hoops with a belief that they will help her face her public speaking fear.