Awards & Winners

BAFTA Award for Best Short Film

British Academy Film Awards

This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film for each year. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, children's film and television, and interactive media. Since 1960, selected films have been awarded with the BAFTA award for Best Short Film at an annual ceremony. In the following lists, the titles and names in bold with a dark grey background are the winners and recipients respectively; those not in bold are the nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which always takes place the following year.
Date Established : 1959

Check all the winners of BAFTA Award for Best Short Film presented under British Academy Film Awards since 1960 .

Sophie Venner, James Griffiths

Honored for : Room 8

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Pearce Keeping Up with the Joneses
Selina Lim Keeping Up with the Joneses
Megan Rubens Keeping Up with the Joneses
Jamie Magnus Stone Orbit Ever After
Chee-Lan Chan Orbit Ever After
Len Rowles Orbit Ever After
Ben Mallaby Island Queen
Nat Luurtsema Island Queen
James Griffiths Room 8
Sophie Venner Room 8
Anna Duffield Sea View
Jane Linfoot Sea View

Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw

Honored for : Swimmer

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Fyzal Boulifa The Curse
Gavin Humphries The Curse
Muriel D'ansembourg Good Night
Eva Sigurdardottir Good Night
Lynne Ramsay Swimmer
Peter Carlton Swimmer
Diarmid Scrimshaw Swimmer
Johnny Barrington Tumult
Rhianna Andrews Tumult
Mark Gill The Voorman Problem
Baldwin Li The Voorman Problem

Gerardine O'Flynn, John Maclean

Honored for : Pitch Black Heist

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Arash Ashtiani Only Sound Remains
Anshu Poddar Only Sound Remains
Gerardine O'Flynn Pitch Black Heist
John Maclean Pitch Black Heist
Gavin Emerson Chalk
Ilaria Bernardini Chalk
James Bolton Chalk
Martina Amati Chalk
Gabriel Gauchet Mwansa the Great
Gavin Cullen Two and Two
Kit Fraser Two and Two
Babak Anvari Two and Two

Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

Honored for : Until the River Runs Red

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Samuel Abrahams Connect
Beau Gordon Connect
Piers Thompson Lin
Simon Hessel Lin
Michael Pearce Rite
Ross Mckenzie Rite
Paul Welsh Rite
Karni Arieli Turning
Saul Freed Turning
Alison Sterling Turning
Kat Armour-Brown Turning
Paul Wright Until the River Runs Red
Poss Kondeatis Until the River Runs Red

James Bolton, Martina Amati

Honored for : I Do Air

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Asitha Ameresekere 14
James Bolton I Do Air
Martina Amati I Do Air
Daniel Elliott Jade
Samm Haillay Jade
Luti Fagbenle Mixtape
Luke Snellin Mixtape
Jonathan van Tulleken Off Season
Jacob Jaffke Off Season

Stewart le Maréchal, Esther May Campbell

Honored for : September

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sam Taylor-Wood Love You More
Anthony Minghella Love You More
Patrick Marber Love You More
Caroline Harvey Love You More
Kate Ogborn Kingsland #1 the Dreamer
Tony Grisoni Kingsland #1 the Dreamer
Olivier Kaempfer Ralph
Alex Winckler Ralph
Celine Quideau Voyage D\u2019Affaires (The Business Trip)
Sean Ellis Voyage D\u2019Affaires (The Business Trip)
Esther May Campbell September
Stewart le Maréchal September

Diarmid Scrimshaw, Paddy Considine

Honored for : Dog Altogether

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Diarmid Scrimshaw Dog Altogether
Paddy Considine Dog Altogether
Michelle Eastwood Hesitation
Virginia Gilbert Hesitation
Julien Berlan Hesitation
Charlie Henderson The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island
James Griffiths The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island
Tim Key The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island
Tom Basden The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island
Jane Hooks Soft
Simon Ellis Soft
Dan McCulloch The Stronger
Frank McGuinness The Stronger
Lia Williams The Stronger

Asitha Ameresekere

Honored for : Do Not Erase

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Asitha Ameresekere Do Not Erase
Corinna Faith Care
Rachel Bailey Care
Tracy Bass Care
Tom Harper Cubs
Lisa Williams Cubs
Paul Wright Hikikomori
Karley Duffy Hikikomori
Jim McRoberts Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored
David Smith Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored

Daniel Mulloy, Amber Templemore-Finlayson, Howard Stogdon

Honored for : Antonio's Breakfast

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daniel Mulloy Antonio's Breakfast
Amber Templemore-Finlayson Antonio's Breakfast
Howard Stogdon Antonio's Breakfast
Ed Roe Call Register
Adam Tudhope Call Register
Kit Hawkins Call Register
Amanda Boyle Heavy Metal Drummer
Luke Morris Heavy Metal Drummer
Toby MacDonald Heavy Metal Drummer
Babak Jalali Heydar, An Afghan in Tehran
Homayoun Assadian Heydar, An Afghan in Tehran
Avie Luthra Lucky
Bex Hopkins Lucky

Hattie Dalton, Kelly Broad

Honored for : The Banker

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kelly Broad The Banker
Hattie Dalton The Banker
Ravinder Basra Can't Stop Breathing
Amy Neil Can't Stop Breathing
Rene Mohandas Elephant Boy
Durdana Shaikh Elephant Boy
Debbie Ballin Knitting a Love Song
Annie Watson Knitting a Love Song
Martin McDonagh Six Shooter
Mia Bays Six Shooter
Kenton Allen Six Shooter

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mark Leveson Brown Paper Bag
Natasha Carlish Brown Paper Bag
Geoff Thompson Brown Paper Bag
Michael Baig Clifford Brown Paper Bag
Bernard MacLaverty Bye Child
Andrew Bonner Bye Child
Harry Wootliff Nits
George Isaac Nits
Matt Delargy Sea Monsters
Raphael Smith Sea Monsters
Mark Walker Sea Monsters
Yousaf Ali Khan Talking with Angels
Janey de Nordwall Talking with Angels
Michael Knowles Talking with Angels

Chris Morris, Mark Herbert

Honored for : My Wrongs #8245\u20138249 & 117

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chris Morris My Wrongs #8245\u20138249 & 117
Mark Herbert My Wrongs #8245\u20138249 & 117
Sophie Morgan Bouncer
Geoff Thompson Bouncer
Michael Baig Clifford Bouncer
Natasha Carlish Bouncer
Shah Khan Candy Bar Kid
Benjamin Johns Candy Bar Kid
Sun-Young Chun Good Night
Yoav Factor Good Night
Alicia Duffy The Most Beautiful Man In The World
Hugh Welchman The Most Beautiful Man In The World
David Yates Rank
Andrew O'Connell Rank
Robbie McCallum Rank

Brian Percival, Julie Rutterford, Janey de Nordwall

Honored for : About a Girl

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brian Percival About a Girl
Janey de Nordwall About a Girl
Julie Rutterford About a Girl
Paul Kousoulides Inferno
Sharat Sardana Inferno
Teun Hilte Inferno
Dominic Santana The Red Peppers
Lee Santana The Red Peppers
Andy Porter Skin Deep
Yousaf Ali Khan Skin Deep
Jules Williamson Tattoo
Sara Putt Tattoo
Arabella Page Croft Tattoo
Jemma Field Tattoo

Tinge Krishnan, Gary Holding, Justine Leahy

Honored for : Shadowscan

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Justine Leahy Shadowscan
Gary Holding Shadowscan
Tinge Krishnan Shadowscan
Tom Shankland Going Down
Soledad Gatti-Pascual Going Down
Jane Harris Going Down
Lee Santana The Last Post
Dominic Santana The Last Post
James Pilkington Sweet
Rob Mercer Sweet
Luke Morris Je t'aime John Wayne
Toby MacDonald Je t'aime John Wayne
Luke Ponte Je t'aime John Wayne

Adrian J. McDowall, Kara Johnston, Joern Utkilen

Honored for : Who's My Favourite Girl?

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Adrian J. McDowall Who's My Favourite Girl?
Kara Johnston Who's My Favourite Girl?
Joern Utkilen Who's My Favourite Girl?
Tom Shankland Bait
Soledad Gatti-Pascual Bait
Jane Harris Bait
Faye Gilbert Perdie
Rachel Shadick Perdie
Billy O'Brien The Tale of the Rat that Wrote
Murilo Pasta The Tale of the Rat that Wrote
Lisa-Marie Russo The Tale of the Rat that Wrote
Ruth Kenley-Letts The Tale of the Rat that Wrote

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Hannah Lewis Home
Colin McLaren Home
Morag McKinnon Home
Sara Sugarman Anthrakitis
Natasha Dack Anthrakitis
Stephen Daldry Eight
Tim Clague Eight
Jonathan Finn Eight
Martin Radich In Memory of Dorothy Bennett
Catherine McArthur In Memory of Dorothy Bennett

Mandy Sprague, Philippa Cousins, Stephen Volk

Honored for : The Deadness of Dad

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mandy Sprague The Deadness of Dad
Philippa Cousins The Deadness of Dad
Stephen Volk The Deadness of Dad
Joe Wright Crocodile Snap
James Greville Crocodile Snap
Gavin Emerson Gasman
Lynne Ramsay Gasman
Andy Goddard Little Sisters
Nic Muirson Little Sisters

David Fourier, Carole Scotta

Honored for : Majorettes in Space

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Carole Scotta Majorettes in Space
David Fourier Majorettes in Space
Barry Ackroyd The Butterfly Man
Robin MacPherson The Butterfly Man
Dan Zeff Dual Balls
Laurence Bowen Dual Balls
Ralph Seiler Machination
Alice Beckmann Machination
Jean-Marc Moutout Tout doit disparaître
Francois Barat Tout doit disparaître

Kfir Yefet, Asmaa Pirzada

Honored for : It's Not Unusual

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Asmaa Pirzada It's Not Unusual
Kfir Yefet It's Not Unusual
David Stewart Cabbage
Noelle Pickford Cabbage
David Thewlis Hello Hello Hello
Helen Booth Hello Hello Hello
James Roberts Hello Hello Hello
Ed Blum The Last Post
Neris Thomas The Last Post

Paul Tickell, Tatianna Kennedy

Honored for : Zinky Boys Go Underground

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dan Zeff That Sunday
Damiano Vukotic That Sunday
Jonas Grimås Marooned
Andrea Calderwood Marooned
Jonathan Cordish Lost Mojave
Vladimir Perlovich Lost Mojave
Paul Tickell Zinky Boys Go Underground
Tatianna Kennedy Zinky Boys Go Underground

Peter Capaldi, Ruth Kenley-Letts

Honored for : Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Capaldi Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life
Ruth Kenley-Letts Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life
Paul Holmes A Small Deposit
Eleanor Yule A Small Deposit
Bill Britten One Night Stand
Georgia Masters One Night Stand
Paul Unwin Syrup
Anita Overland Syrup

Sam Karmann, Anne Bennett

Honored for : Omnibus

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sam Karmann Omnibus
Anne Bennett Omnibus
Michael Cauléa Deux Ramoneurs chez une Cantatrice
Sue Clayton Heartsongs
Caroline Hewitt Heartsongs
Mike Leigh A Sense of History
Simon Channing-Williams A Sense of History

Nick Hamm, Bary Palin

Honored for : The Harmfulness of Tobacco

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gerhard Johannes Rekel Trauma
Neil Grieve Man Descending
Ray Lorenz Man Descending
Navin Thapar Breath of Life
Bary Palin The Harmfulness of Tobacco
Nick Hamm The Harmfulness of Tobacco

Michele Camarda, John Roberts

Honored for : Say Goodbye

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michele Camarda Say Goodbye
John Roberts Say Goodbye
Max Linder At The Border
Michael Drexler At The Border
Jo Shoop Chicken
Julian Nott Chicken
Peter Cattaneo Dear Rosie
Barnaby Thompson Dear Rosie

Peter Hewitt, David Freeman, Damian Jones

Honored for : The Candy Show

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Guy Jacques Uhloz
Isabelle Groulleart Uhloz
Metin Hüseyin Tight Trousers
Elaine Donnelly Tight Trousers
Peter Hewitt The Candy Show
Damian Jones The Candy Show
David Freeman The Candy Show
Ariel Piluso Carmelo Campo
Gabriel Enis Carmelo Campo
Carlos Toscano Carmelo Campo

Evgeny Tsymbal

Honored for : Defence Counsel Sedov

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Evgeny Tsymbal Defence Counsel Sedov
Mark Lewis Cane Toads: An Unnatural History
Jim Shields The Unkindest Cut
Suri Krishnamma Water's Edge

Jonas Grimås

Honored for : Artisten

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jonas Grimås Artisten
Jean-Claude Robert D'Apres Maria
Mike Leigh The Short & Curlies
Peter Chelsom Treacle

Simon Shore

Honored for : La Boule

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Simon Shore La Boule
Graham Dixon King's Christmas
Suri Krishnamma Mohammed's Daughter
Gur Heller Night Movie

Noella Smith

Honored for : Careless Talk

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Noella Smith Careless Talk
Chris Fallon One for My Baby
Thaddeus O'Sullivan The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

Eva Sereny

Honored for : The Dress

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eva Sereny The Dress
Chris O'Reilly Killing Time
Mark Peploe Samson and Delilah

Ian Emes

Honored for : Goodie Two Shoes

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian Emes Goodie Two Shoes
Terry Gilliam The Crimson Permanent Assurance
John Davis John Love
Paul Weiland Keep Off the Grass

Ian Knox

Honored for : The Privilege

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian Knox The Privilege
Carlo Gebler Rating Notman
Robert Bierman The Rocking Horse Winner
James Scott A Shocking Accident

Bob Bentley

Honored for : Recluse

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bob Bentley Recluse
Clare Peploe Couples and Robbers
Jonathan Lewis Towers of Babel

Andrew Birkin

Honored for : Sredni Vashtar

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Andrew Birkin Sredni Vashtar
Lindsey Clennell Box On
Roger Christian The Dollar Bottom
Andrew Bogle Possessions

Peter Webb

Honored for : Butch Minds the Baby

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Webb Butch Minds the Baby
Clive Mitchell Dilemma
Bob Godfrey Dream Doll
Alison De Vere Mr Pascal

Ishu Patel

Honored for : The Bead Game
(Fictional Film)

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Co Hoedeman The Sand Castle
Fictional Film
Kate Canning The Chinese Word for Horse
Fictional Film
Ishu Patel The Bead Game
Fictional Film

Derek Williams

Honored for : Alaska: The Great Land

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Derek Williams Alaska: The Great Land
Bill Schmalz Big Horn
John Phillips Long Memory

Derek Williams

Honored for : The Shadow of Progress

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Colin Low The Winds of Fogo
Derek Williams The Shadow of Progress
Philip Mark Law The Gallery
Bill Mason Blake

Sarah Erulkar

Honored for : Picture to Post

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Franc Roddam Birthday
Robin Cantelon Barbican
Stuart Cooper A Test of Violence
Sarah Erulkar Picture to Post

Derek Williams

Honored for : Indus Waters

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geoffrey Jones Rail
Don Levy Opus
John Irvin Mafia No!
Derek Williams Indus Waters

Peter Watkins

Honored for : The War Game

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Pendry The River Must Live
Richard Taylor Sudden Summer
Hugh Hudson The Tortoise and the Hare
Peter Watkins The War Game

Don Higgins

Honored for : Rig Move

Nominations 1966 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jean-Claude Labrecque 60 Cycles
Roger Graef One of them is Brett
Don Higgins Rig Move

John Feeney

Honored for : Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

Nominations 1965 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Feeney Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak
Julian Biggs 23 Skidoo
John Armstrong Mekong
David Cobham Muloorina

Pierre Étaix

Honored for : Happy Anniversary

Nominations 1964 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Pierre Étaix Happy Anniversary
Hattum Hoving Sailing
Geoffrey Jones Snow
The War Game

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Nominations 1963 »

Nominee Nominated Work
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Herman Van Der Horst Pan
Lonely Boy

John Schlesinger

Honored for : Terminus

Nominations 1962 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bert Haanstra Zoo
Eyes of a Child
Let My People Go
John Schlesinger Terminus

Peter Baylis

Honored for : High Journey

Nominations 1961 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Baylis High Journey
John Krish Return to Life
Hilary Harris Seawards the Great Ships

Seven Cities of Antarctica

Nominations 1960 »

Nominee Nominated Work