Collection of sixteen shorts by directors from across the spectrum of British filmmaking: from established names like Ridley Scott and Mike Leigh, and new talents including Asif Kapadia, Lynne Ramsay and Christopher Nolan, through to art-film crossover directors Peter Greenaway and John Smith and little-known names like Adrian McDowall and Simon Ellis. The style and range of the films included are as various as the filmmakers. The collection ranges from the comic snapshots of contemporary Britain provided by Martin Parr's 'UK Images' (1997) to the sun-baked plains of India in Asif Kapadia's 'The Sheep Thief' (1997), and from the grey streets of suburban Edinburgh in Adrian McDowall's 'Who's My Favourite Girl' (1999) to the surreal interiors of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi short, 'Doodlebug' (1997). Some last barely three minutes, while others are over half-an-hour long. The selection runs the gamut of film formats from 35mm to 16mm to DV. Some are in black-and-white, others are in colour, and one has no images at all. All of the films include personal commentaries with either the filmmakers themselves or the producers behind them. The result is a comprehensive snapshot from the last thirty years of British short filmmaking.