Ministry of Guilt

Director

Detsky Graffam

Writer/producer

Matthew Barlett

Release Date

April 12, 2016

This darkly humorous short thriller is set against the nightmarish scenario of 24/7 surveillance, privacy invasion and those dark thoughts that keep us awake at night. Sam Smith (Alex Beckett) is woken by the late-night delivery of threatening notes through his letterbox. Each note more disturbing than the last. What did you do, Sam? The clock is ticking. The Ministry of Guilt is coming. Confess before it is too late.

Screenings & awards:

Leiden International Short Film Experience: Official Selection in competition May 2017

UK Screen One International Film Festival, Leicester: Official Selection in competition March 2017 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Birmingham Film Festival: Official Selection in competition November 2016 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Winchester Short Film Festival: Official Selection in competition November 2016 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Two Cliffs Film Festival: Official Selection in competition October 2016 (Finalist)

Portsmouth International Film Festival: Winner Best Production Design September 2016

Rome International Film Festival, USA: Official Selection in competition September 2016 (Finalist Best Foreign Short)

Isle of Man Film Festival: Winner Audience Award September 2016

The Smalls Film Festival: Official Selection in competition September 2016 (Nominated Best Comedy Short)

New Renaissance Film Festival: Winner Best Narrative UK Short August 2016

DAMN! Film Series: Winner Best DAMN Actor Award (Alex Beckett) July 2016

Colossus Film Festival: Official Selection in competition June 2016 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Anon Film Festival: Winner Best UK Short Film June 2016

Unrestricted View Film Festival: Winner Best Short Film and Winner Best Cinematography May 2016

DAMN! Film Series: Official Selection in competition April 2016

IndieFlicks: Official Selection in competition Runner-Up April 2016

DC Independent Film Festival: Winner Best Narrative Short Film March 2016

Crystal Palace International Film Festival: Official Selection in competition November 2015

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