Eloise Smyth in Sea View, photo by Cat Stevens
Eloise Smyth in Sea View, photo by Cat Stevens

Sea View

A portrait of a teenage girl struggling to navigate her way through a brief encounter with an older man.

Writer/Director: Jane Linfoot
Producer: Anna Duffield
Cast: Eloise Smyth, Ciaran Griffths

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 24 min
Status: Completed

Sea View has been extremely well received at film festivals and has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards including a BAFTA 2014 nomination in the British Short Film category, nomination for the British Council Award for Best British Short Film at the London Short Film Festival 2014, and winner of the British Short Film competition at leeds International Film Festival 2013. For a full list of festivals and awards, please see below.

Jane Linfoot, Anna Duffield

Jane Linfoot – Writer/Director

Jane has written and directed three short films to date, which have all competed at international film festivals. She was selected for the initial Directors Lab at Edinburgh International Film festival 2008. Participating directors were chosen by, Film4, UKFC and Stephen Woolley. In April 2012 Jane was one of the short filmmakers to feature in the ‘BFI: Made In Britain’ programme. Jane is currently developing her first feature length script with the BFI.

Anna Duffield – Producer

Anna has worked for leading Scottish production company Sigma Films for the past eleven years. She has produced a number of award-winning short films including Johnny Barrington’s Trout and Terra Firma, and co-produced Paddy Considine’s BAFTA winning Dog Altogether. After acting as associate producer on Andrea Arnold’s Red Road, Anna went on to produce Morag Mckinnon’s feature Donkeys, and is currently working with Johnny Barrington on his debut feature Aberdeen Angus.

Festivals and Awards:
London Film Festival, UK 2013
BAFTA, 2014 nomination in the British Short Film category
Leeds International Film Festival, UK 2013 – Winner of British Short Film Competition
Corona Cork Film Festival, Ireland 2013 – Nomination for the Grand Prix International Film Award
London Short Film Festival, UK 2014 – Nomination for the British Council Award for Best Short Film
Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Malta 2014
Lviv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine 2014
Branchage Film Festival, Jersey 2014
Jersey & Kurz Film Festival, Koln, Cologne 2014



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