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An ongoing collection of short films available to watch online for free, documenting the widespread injustice against Black communities around the world.

Shorts: Artistic Licence

These films explore what it means to be an artist, the freedom of self expression and the legacy of what we create.

Shorts: Coasting Along

These films bring together a collection of characters living by the coast who find themselves drifting through life, caught up in the tides. 

The Sea Belongs To Us

A programme of short films exploring our complex relationship with the sea. How are we shaped by the sea and how us our dependance damaging the ocean? Free Entry

A Change Of Fate

From the young minds who defy the church, to the runaways and the dis-believers, these films playfully rebel against expectation with a hint of magic, mischief and mystery.

Local Shorts: The Unimagined

From surrealist mobs and missionaries to heartfelt memories, this collection of short films celebrates the wild imaginations of Kent filmmakers. 

Brexit & Beyond

There's a fine line between comedy and tragedy... and these films will make you laugh out loud yet leave you questioning and uncomfortable. 
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