The 7th London Short Film Festival (LSFF) takes place from 8th until 17th January at ten major venues across London. The festival brings together an expansive programme of over 200 short films, exclusively profiling the work of Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming film-makers.
This year the festival will take place at venues across the capital, from Curzon Soho in the heart of the city, to Rich Mix and Vibe Live in the East End and Cinephilia West and the Lexi on the Western front. South of the river, Roxy Bar & Screen will be hosting LSFF screenings for the first time, whilst in North London, the Roundhouse will be hosting a special festival event.
Amongst the artists’ moving image work in this year’s programme are films by a number of FLAMIN-supported artists, including:Strange Lights by Joe King and Rosie Pedlow; I Know Where I’m Going by Ben Rivers; and Aanaatt by Max Hattler.
Also screening at this year’s festival is an impressive crop of Film London supported shorts, among them: Joseph Pierce’s A Family Portrait; Girl Like Me by Rowland Jobson; Morning Echo by Hope Dickson Leach; You and Your Sister by Jacqui Rice; Mrs Birks’ Sunday Roast by Kyoko Miyake; Kids Might Fly by Alex Taylor;Still Life by Kuvera and Nelson Sivalingham; Jenny and the Wormby Ian Clark; and Storage by David Lea.
Alongside a packed screening schedule, London Short Film Festival are also partnering with Shooting People to offer a programme of Transformative Training for UK film-makers. Built around the response to an online survey, these tailored events are aimed at developing the skills of both experienced and first time film-makers.
Highlights from the training programme include ‘Mastering your Craft: BAFTA Training Day‘ on 16 January. Delivered in partnership with BAFTA, this day will consist of a series of two hour sessions, each looking at a specific film-making craft. The Transforming Training programme will also include Industry Feedback Sessions and one-to-one surgeries for film-makers who are pitching and packaging their first feature.
To view the entire programme visit the official festival website.