Downing Shorts

    19:00, Sun 5th November 2023 at Howard Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 5

    The annual Festival of New Writing, established in 2014 and now a central and highly prestigious feature of the Cambridge drama scene showcases the best of the writing talent the student-body has to offer.

    We have now expanded on this to admire the filmmaking talent of Cambridge, where students of all disciplines will either submit their scripts and film them over the summer, or will submit their finished pieces for selection.

    From the wealth of admissions, select few are chosen to be displayed on our one-night-only event. At the end of the evening, the writers are invited to join a panel of top film practitioners to discuss their work-in-progress and take questions from the audience. Everyone plays a part.

    The Festival brings both dramatic spectacle and a unique learning experience to the Howard stage and DDS is proud of the fact that many FoNW alumni have gone on to forge successful careers in the Performing Arts as actors, writers and directors.


    The Captain/Writer/Producer/Director (Study Session)
    Writer/Director/Themselves (A Graduation Gift)
    Writer (Leanne)
    Writer/Director/Themselves (Michaelmas)
    Writer/Producer (Good Grief)
    Director (Good Grief)
    Nina (Good Grief)
    Isaac (Good Grief)
    Production Designer (Good Grief)
    Sound Recordist/Editor (Good Grief)
    Assistant Editor (Good Grief)
    Cinematographer (Good Grief)

    Production Team

    Festival Officer – ,
    Publicity Designer
    Technician –