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Stop Making Sense

Laughter at its most bizarre, taking both surreal and all-too-real forms. A programme of laugh-out-loud shorts for these nonsensical times.

Programmed by Seán McGovern | Total running time 104min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Sex Ed, Dir Alice Seabright

    Sex Ed

  • Image from Vox Lipoma, Dir Jane Magnusson, Liv Strömquist

    Vox Lipoma

  • Image from Tungrus, Dir Rishi Chandna

    Tungrus

  • Image from Sammy the Salmon, Dir Jake Shannon

    Sammy the Salmon

  • Image from Hair Wolf, Dir Mariama Diallo

    Hair Wolf

  • Image from Mangas, Dir Theo James Krekis

    Mangas

  • Image from Are You Still Singing?, Dir Gillian Barnes

    Are You Still Singing?

  • Image from I’m Dead, Dir Dan Sully

    I’m Dead

  • Image from Brexicuted, Dir Chris Shepherd

    Brexicuted

  • Image from Taking Stock, Dir Duncan Cowles

    Taking Stock

  • Image from Kleptomom, Dir Pola Beck

    Kleptomom

  • Image from Egg Touching, Dir Peter Millard

    Egg Touching

Film 1

Sex Ed

There are certain facts of life that Ed just can’t grapple with today.

Dir Alice Seabright. UK 2018. 12min

Film 2

Vox Lipoma

The completely true, 100% factual, animated story of how serial womaniser and lifelong grouch Ingmar Bergman got that lump on his face.

Dir Jane Magnusson, Liv Strömquist. Sweden 2018. 11min

Film 3

Tungrus

A riotous family documentary on the joy and torment that comes with all pet chickens.

Dir Rishi Chandna. India 2018. 13min

Film 4

Sammy the Salmon

When Spencer needs to find the courage to come out to his girlfriend, along comes a wisecracking (and delicious) salmon.

Dir Jake Shannon. Australia 2018. 6min

Film 5

Hair Wolf

In this Brooklyn beauty shop, there are definitely some things more terrifying than a white girl who thinks it’s okay to have dreads.

Dir Mariama Diallo. USA 2018. 12min

Film 6

Mangas

How many underarm hairs does it take to be a man?

Dir Theo James Krekis. UK 2018. 9min

Film 7

Are You Still Singing?

Precarious party singer Joy navigates life and an unfilled prescription.

Dir Gillian Barnes. USA 2018. 12min

Film 8

I’m Dead

Ritual humiliation is part of any stag do. But this one takes a devilishly dark turn.

Dir Dan Sully. UK 2018. 8min

Film 9

Brexicuted

Hard, soft or runny? Sometimes there’s nothing more grotesque than democracy.

Dir Chris Shepherd. UK-France 2018. 6min

Film 10

Taking Stock

Thoughts of the mundane and sometimes unfulfilling life of a freelance filmmaker.

Dir Duncan Cowles. UK 2017. 4min

Film 11

Kleptomom

What drives a new mother to commit the heinous crime of shoplifting?

Dir Pola Beck. Germany 2017. 10min

Film 12

Egg Touching

Frenetic, fun and completely bonkers – and all about touching an egg.

Dir Peter Millard. UK 2018. 1min


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