We Love Moses (short, 2016)

When Ella was 12, she had her first fight. And when she was 12, she discovered sex. Now 18, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her brother's best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.

We Love Moses is Teng Teng's follow-up to its award-winning short Hi, Miss! It was funded by Film London, Signature Pictures and Sugar Films Lab.

It premiered at BFI London Film Festival in 2016 and has gone on to screen at over fifty festivals worldwide, including the American Black Film Festival 2017, where it was nominated for the HBO Short Film Award, and Toronto International Film Festival 2017. It has won numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at Dinard 2017, Best of British at Encounters 2017 and British/Irish Short Film of the Year at the Critics' Circle Film Awards 2018.

We Love Moses has been licensed for television by Canal+ for France, Cine+ for France, Switzerland and Belgium and by HBO for the US. 

Sales inquires: Salaud Morisset

Select festivals and screenings:

BFI London Film Festival, October 2016 (World Premiere)

BFI Black Star at Bristol Watershed, October 2016 

BFI Black Star at Genesis London, November 2016

Underwire Film Festival, London, November 2016 WINNER: BEST EDITOR

London Short Film Festival, January 2017 

SOUL Connect, London, March 2017

Undrlndn, London, March 2017

BORN N BRED, Playback Festival in association with Random Acts, London, March 2017

Chronic Youth Film Festival, London, March 2017

BFI Flare, London, March 2017

Moonlight + We Love Moses at Stanley Halls, London, April 2017 

Kill Your Television, London, April 2017

Crossing the Screen on tour, Eastbourne, April 2017

Black British Shorts: Curated Screening with sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, London, June 2017

Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, June 2017 (International premiere)

American Black Film Festival, Miami FL, June 2017 NOMINEE: HBO SHORT FILM AWARD (North American premiere)

East End Film Festival, London, June 2017

San Francisco Black Film Festival, San Francisco CA, June 2017. WINNER: BEST FOREIGN SHORT

Mediterranean Film Festival, Syracuse, July 2017

Stockholm Independent Film Festival, July 2017

British Urban Film Festival, London, September 2017

The Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival, Port of Spain, September 2017

Toronto International Film Festival, September 2017.  

Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, September 2017. WINNER: BEST OF BRITISH AWARD

Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival, Miami FL, September 2017

Reykjavik International Film Festival, September 2017

Dinard Festival of British Film, September 2017 WINNER: SHORT FILM JURY PRIZE

Black International Film Festival, Birmingham, October 2017

Baltimore International Black Film Festival, October 2017 WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD INTERNATIONAL SHORT

Iris Prize Festival,  Cardiff, October 2017 WINNER: BEST BRITISH SHORT

LUNAR, Berlin, October 2017

This Is England British Short Film Festival, Rouen, November 2017

Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London, November 2017 NOMINEE: BEST SHORT FILM

Aesthetica Film Festival, York, November 2017

Cork Film Festival, November 2017

NYC Shorts, New York NY, November 2017 WINNER: BEST DRAMA

Tirana International Film Festival, November 2017

Brest British Film Week, November 2017

BBZ x Tate Exchange - Desire, London, December 2017

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, January 2018 WINNER: BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR

British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, January 2018

Pan African Film and Arts Festival, Los Angeles CA, February 2018

Short Waves Film Festival, Poznan, March 2018

Landshut Short Film Festival, Munich, March 2018  

POW Film Festival, Portland OR, March 2018

Timehri Film Festival, Guyana, May 2018

British Urban Film Festival, London, June 2018 WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM

Lakefront Film Festival, Colombia MD, July 2018

Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago IL, August 2018

Helsinki International Film Festival, September 2018

TriForce Short Film Festival, London, December 2018