SLAP | 2018 | - School, gum and teddy bears. An unsettling and surreal girl-pop tale about a nine year old feeling the pressures to fit in. Devoid of acceptance from her peers, Melissa’s mind unravels… 


Written, directed, produced and edited by Simone Smith. DOP David Lee. SLAP is currently in its festival run. Watch the trailerExplore site


Awards / screenings:
BAFTA nominated 'Best Short Film' 2018

Winner 'Best Short Film' Southside Film Festival 2018 
Official selection Underwire Film Festival 2018
Official selection Cork Film Festival 2018
Official selection Blueprint (in association with Glasgow Short Film Festival) 2018
Screening invitation Two Rivers Film Festival 2018
Official selection London Short Film Festival 2019 



RED | 2013
- A psychological hue which resembles that of blood evoked in the human observer. BAFTA New Talent award winning short film. Red is an experimental psycho-drama about war and desensitization. Written, directed, produced, edited, sound designed by Simone Smith. DOP David Lee. 


Awards / screenings:
Winner BAFTA New Talent 'Best Editor' 2013
Nominated BAFTA New Talent 'Best Sound Design' 2013
Face of the Earth Exhibition, Argentina 2018
Official selection Anthology Film Archives New Filmmakers, New York 2013 + 2014
Winner 'Best Short Film' Shorts on Tap 2013

Official selection Underwire Film Festival 2013
Nominated 'Best Sound Design' Sonic Sirens
Official selection Ickle Film Festival 2013

Official selection Southside Film Festival 2013 

Nominated 'Best Short Film'
Official selection LimeLight Film Awards London 2012
Nominated 'Best Experimental Film'
Official selection Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012
Nominated 'Best Thriller'
Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner 2012 

XX | 2017

-  An expressionistic, non linear film which explores the dark obsessional relationship between two women as they confront their hedonism, sex, age and insecurity. One is a photographer and one is a subject and the film simultaneously explores the nature photography and its philosophical impact. Co-wrote and co-directed by Simone Smith & Nicola Stead. Produced and edited by Simone Smith.

Awards / screenings:
Official selection Blueprint (in association with Glasgow Short Film Festival) at GFT, Glasgow, June 21st 2018

Nominated 'Best Editor', UnderWire Film Festival, London, 2017
Premiered Barbican Centre, London, 2017

Memoirs of a Female's Existence - Vol I | 2018 -
An expressionistic short non-linear film that explores a female's consciousness... a place of intimacy, tenderness and violence. Written, Directed, edited and sound designed by Simone Smith.

Screenings:
Made as part of an art installation formed of film, sculpture and print. Exhibited at Cass Art Gallery, March 2018.

I’d like to turn the whole world on just for a moment
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short visual art poem made complementing the words of Edie Sedgwick. Film by Simone Smith. 

GUM GIRL HAIR | 2015
- short coming-of-age non-linear film about a girl, gum and hair. Made in 2 days as part of a work-in-progress multiples art project at the Glasgow School of Art. Direction, camera, sound, editing by Simone Smith. Screened at Under the Floorboards in London 2016.

THE RINSING | 2014
- short psycho-drama starring Daniela Nardini. Directed, written, produced and edited by Simone Smith.

Awards/Screenings:
Premiered on Random Acts, Channel 4, UK Television.
Best Short film WINNER at Shorts on Tap, London,
Official selection at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York UK.
Nominated 'Best Experimental' film.
Official selection at Salem Film festival, Massachusetts.

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