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London Short Film Festival is on now

  • Little Soldier

Little Soldier is one of the films competing for Best British Short

6th January - 15th January 2017

Your favourite short film fest is back! LSFF celebrates its 14th year.

Special Events will take a look back at the riot grrrl movement to see how women took hold of the music scene, creating film, 'zines and other artforms in its wake, and will look at other youth and subcultures past and present, from grime to Bowie to black rock.

New short film programmes are back with vengeance: international, documentary, experimental and down right weird - check out the best in new filmmaking talent.

The British Council film team are busy at the fest with a number of exciting projects:

EU Delegation

The British Council film team and London Short Film Festival are teaming up again this year to host a delegation of festival programmers from around Europe at LSFF.

Representatives from International Film Festival Oberhausen, Athens International Film Festival, Lille Short Film FestivalWarsaw Film Festival, and Short Waves Festival will be in attendance during the festival.

As well as giving home-grown shorts the chance to be seen by influencers and encouraging dialogue with festivals across the EU, we've co-programmed the industry event 'Building Bridges' and are hosting a drinks reception for the European programmers and members of our Shorts Support Scheme at Hackney Attic.

LSFF In Partnership With British Council Present: Building Bridges

Some of the most powerful short films of recent years have reached completion with due to international collaboration in the form of co-production funding, international labs and the film festival circuit. Helping to bring together different people, worlds and stories to create a very strong link between countries, this cross border collaboration has resulted in filmmaking that is truly global in its outlook. In light of recent political events throughout the world, programmers from international short film festivals discuss how international collaboration has impacted their latest programs.

More here.

Best British Short

We are once again supporting the Best British Short Film prize at the festival and our Film Programme Manager Jemma Desai will be on the Best British Short Jury.

The winning filmmaker will be supported to participate in a lab at Greenhouse Goa, new space run by the organisers of UnBox, an India-based roaming festival & platform celebrating action at the intersections of different disciplines.

The nominated films are:

DEAR MARIANNE by Mark Jenkin
A LOVE STORY Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara 
A MAN RETURNED by Mahdi Fleifel
MURDEROUS INJUSTICE by Gavin Scott Whitfield 
YOUR MOTHER AND I by Anna Maguire

Jemma is also hosting a special presentation through her screening series I am Dora called Free White and 21 on 11 Jan.

For more information visit the LSFF site: