The Long Goodbye

laurels icon Best UK Short Winner
  • United Kingdom
  • 12min
  • Narrative Short
  • European Premiere
  • 2020

A day which begins like any other slowly erupts into violence for one family as they experience institutional racism and fear. The film presents an uncompromising vision of what may lie ahead in these intolerant times, in which people from ethnic minorities are often forced to go through traumatic “breakups”.

Aneil Karia is a writer-director based in London who studied at the National Film and Television School. His debut film Surge was produced by Rooks Nest for BBC Films and BFI, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival 2020. Aneil's films reflect his interest in city life and social codes.



Director of Photography

Aneil Karia

Executive Producer

Scott O'Donnell

Executive Producer

Tim Nash

Executive Producer

Sally Campbell

Executive Producer

Seth Wilson

Executive Producer

Saskia Whinney


Tom Gardner


Aneil Karia

Director of Photography

Stuart Bentley


Amanda James

Sound Designer

Paul Davies


Riz Ahmed

Production Designer

Ruth Crawford