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Written and directed by LAURA CARREIRA
Director of Photography KARL KÜRTEN
Production Designer KARA RAMSAY
Sound Design JOHN COBBAN
Sound Recordist DAVID MCKEITCH
Distribution and Sales PORTUGAL FILM AGENCY
Commissioned as part of the SFTN New Shorts 2019/2020 programme.
Supported by Screen Scotland and BFI with National Lottery funding.
Winner of the Venice Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2020
Winner of the New Talent Award in the National Competition at IndieLisboa 2021
Special Mention at the Frames Portuguese Film Festival 2021
Winner of Best Short in Shortcutz Guimarães 2021
Winner of Best Directing in Shortcutz Guimarães 2021
Winner of Best Actress in Shortcutz Guimarães 2021
Nominated for Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film - 77th Venice Film Festival
Nominated for British/Irish Short Film the London Critics' Circle Awards  2020
Nominated for Best British Short Film at the London Short Film Festival 2021
Nominated for Best International Short Film at the Kortfilmfestivalen 2021
Nominated for Best Short Film at Glasgow Film Festival 2021
Nominated for Audience Prize at Shortcutz Ovar 2021

77th Venice International Film Festival 2020 - WORLD PREMIERE
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020
Zagreb Film Festival 2020
Tofifest International Film Festival 2020
Leeds Film Festival 2020
Destiny City Film Festival 2021
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2021 - Short Film Market Picks Label
London Short Film Festival 2021
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021
Filmfest Dresden International Film Festival 2021
Kortfilmfestivalen 2021 - The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2021
THIS IS SHORT Online Showcase 2021
Riga International Short Film Festival 2021
Tampere Film Festival 2021
Krakow Film Festival 2021
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg 2021
SHORTS International Film Festival, Trieste 2021
European Film Festival Palic 2021
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2021 (HRAFF)
Helsinki International Film Festival 2021
Tirana International Film Festival 2021
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021
Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival 2021
Vienna Shorts 2021
Hamburg Short Film Festival 2021
Dinard Festival of British Film 2021
IndieLisboa International Film Festival 2021
Shortcutz Guimarães 2021
Shortcutz Aveiro 2021
Shortcutz Ovar 2021
Bogoshorts 2021
Inverness Film Festival, 2021
Festa do Avante - CineAvante 2021
Entre Olhares – Mostra de Cinema Português 2021
Dublin International Film Festival 2022
Sands International Film Festival 2022
RTP 2 Cinemax TV screening
O Dia Mais Curto (Agência) screening at Barcelos, Arcos de Valdevez,Barcelos, Coimbra,
Braga, Faro, Lisboa, Maia, Marco de Canaveses, Mondim de Basto, Oliveira do Hospital, Porto, São Bras de Alportel, Tomar, Vila do Conde and Vila Real.


> Laura Carreira e Ana Rocha de Sousa competem em Veneza na secção Horizontes - Público

"A micronarrativa, com os seus tempos, desagua numa experiência ampla, avassaladora: a partir do mundo tal como o conhecemos hoje, lembramo-nos do mundo que conhecemos antes."

> Venice Film Fest 2020 Interview: Laura Carreira on Showing the Work in “The Shift”

"It’s the Portuguese filmmaker’s second film to find a deeply human way to relate the larger struggle of a society that dealing with ever-increasing wealth inequity and the lack of a proper safety net inside just one person’s story."

> The New Current - Venice 2020: Interview with Laura Carreira

> Meet the stars of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021

> Ubiquarian - The Shift - Review

"What starts as a simple walk to the supermarket ends in a heartbreaking contemporary tale of human, work-related drama. Carreira doesn’t show anything we don’t know, but the way she does it stays in one’s memory."

> Close-Up Culture - The Shift - Review

An agency worker is forced to make her ultimate sacrifice after her shift is cancelled unexpectedly.

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