More short films from the Cannes Film Festival...


Sniffer by Bobbie Peers (2006) (Norway) (10m) *

Sniffer, written and directed by Bobbie Peers, won the Palme d'Or for the best short film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Peers is a Norwegian filmmaker with a string of short films under his belt. None have proved as successful as Sniffer, which is an unusual but beautifully shot tale, set in a grey and apparently gravity-free world. We follow a man who works as a sniffer (watch it to find out!) and dreams off escaping the leaden boots that hold him down.

Cracker Bag by Glendyn Ivin (2003) (Australia) (14m)

Cracker Bag comes from Australian director Glendyn Ivin and takes us into the world of 10-year old girl, Eddie, as she obsessively saves her pocket money to buy fireworks for cracker night (5th November). However, the event does not go as planned. It is set in 1980 and inspired by Ivin's own childhood - before cracker night was outlawed in Australia. The film won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and Ivin has gone on to work as a director for Australian television.

Cracker Bag

Daddy's Girl

Daddy's Girl by Irvine Allan (2001) (UK) (10m)

Scotsman Irvine Allan made Daddy's Girl after more than a decade of working in theatre. He originally trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a specialisation in directing. His minimalistic approach helped in the making of this simpl and bleak story of a father drinking in a pub while his seven year-old daughter waits for him outside. It won the jury prize at Cannes in 2001.

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