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Copyright © 2010 Chop Limited, Philip Lepherd and Keir Nuttall

The Birthday Circle

A middle-aged couple visit relatives, superficially for a birthday party but mainly to try and pursuade them to seek help with their living arrangements. A heated argument ensues.

Film notes

This film looks at the seemingly impossible balance of family issues. Good intentions can get clouded and diluted by confusion and emotion. Family can be quick to talk, but slow to listen.
age aging elderly child conflict

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Copyright © 2010 Chop Limited, Philip Lepherd and Keir Nuttall

Awards and nominations

Runner-up - Foreign HD Short Film
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States
Best Direction
9e Festival Du Cinema De Paris | 2011
26 Jan | France
Best Actor (Orson Lepherd)
9e Festival Du Cinema De Paris | 2011
26 Jan | France
Special Mention - FICC Jury
Krakow Film Festival
23 May – 29 May | Poland
Best Overall Performances - Audience Choice
WILDsound Film Festival | 2011
30 Jul – 1 Aug | Canada
Bloody Good Film Making Award
8 Sep – 11 Sep | Australia
Audience Award
Short Short Story Film Festival | 2011
3 Nov – 26 Nov | United States

Previous screenings

2010
16 Sep – 25 Sep | Halifax, Canada
Fenêtre sur courts | 2010
29 Oct – 2 Nov | Dijon, France
4 Nov – 14 Nov | Brisbane, Australia
HDFest | 2010
6 Dec – 9 Dec | United States
Runner-up - Foreign HD Short Film
2011
7 Jan – 16 Jan | London, United Kingdom
19 Jan | Los Angeles, United States
9e Festival Du Cinema De Paris | 2011
26 Jan | Paris, France
Best Direction
Best Actor (Orson Lepherd)
3 Feb – 17 Feb | San Francisco, United States
26 Feb – 26 Mar | Margaret River, Australia
4 Mar – 13 Mar | Byron Bay, Australia
17 Mar – 20 Mar | Gympie, Australia
5 Apr – 10 Apr | Aspen, United States
15 Apr – 21 Apr | New York, United States
15 Apr – 24 Apr | London, United Kingdom
28 Apr – 8 May | Brussels, Belgium
The British Independent Film Festival | 2011
7 May – 8 May | United Kingdom
Krakow Film Festival
23 May – 29 May | Krakow, Poland
Special Mention - FICC Jury
3 Jun – 12 Jun | Seattle, United States
8 Jun – 12 Jun | Staten Island, United States
9 Jun – 12 Jun | Saugatuck, United States
Prends Ça Court! at Monument-National | 2011
22 Jun | Montreal, Canada
23 Jun – 2 Jul | Moscow, Russia
London
14 Jul – 16 Jul | Los Angeles, United States
ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival | 2011
21 Jul – 24 Jul | Los Angeles, United States
21 Jul – 29 Jul | Hollywood, United States
WILDsound Film Festival | 2011
30 Jul – 1 Aug | Toronto, Canada
Best Overall Performances - Audience Choice
Two Riversides Film and Art Festival
30 Jul – 7 Aug | Poland
8 Sep – 15 Sep | Washington, United States
8 Sep – 18 Sep | Toronto, Canada
8 Sep – 11 Sep | Sydney, Australia
Bloody Good Film Making Award
15 Sep – 18 Sep | Traverse City, United States
24 Sep | Seattle, United States
Short Short Story Film Festival | 2011
3 Nov – 26 Nov | United States
Audience Award
3 Nov – 5 Nov | Rockport, United States
23 Nov – 27 Nov | United Kingdom
2012
16 Feb – 19 Feb | Boulder, United States
14 Mar – 18 Mar | Trondheim, Norway
27 Apr – 6 May | Brussels, Belgium
2 May – 6 May | Grande Prairie, Canada
29 May – 31 May | New York, United States
29 Jun – 7 Jul | Trieste, Italy
2013
10 Oct – 13 Oct | Innkante, Germany

Latest user comments

An simple but excellent idea perfectly executed. The epitome of what a short film should be.
Rating
20 Jan 2011 | Eric Gersh | United States

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Related news

The Birthday Circle has received a new award at Short Short Story Film Festival. | more...
23 December 2011
The Birthday Circle has received a new award at Krakow Film Festival. | more...
31 May 2011
The Birthday Circle has received 2 new awards at 9e Festival Du Cinema De Paris. | more...
26 January 2011
The Birthday Circle has received a new award at HDFest. | more...
26 December 2010
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