London Short Film Festival 2018 Showcase

The London Short Film Festival returns for the 15th year.

A chance to see all the winning films from this year’s London Short Film Festival in one programme. See LSFF 2018’s Best UK and International short films, and many more fresh from Awards glory!

Watch this space for programme announcements.

The London Short Film Festival, now in its 15th year, has been recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film, while now accepting international submissions.

Renowned for daring cross-arts programming, we have showcased the very best of the country’s raw talent for 14 years. The London Short Film Festival is a Mecca for the UK’s young creative talent and a significant date in the UK film calendar.

Every year the Festival’s large and loyal audience flock to screenings and events, and this network has grown steadily over the decade and beyond.

Best International Short Film

NYO VWETA NAFTA by Ico Costa (22 mins)
Inhambane. Mozambique. King-Best. Samsung Galaxy. Versace. Babes. White rooster. There are no toothpicks in Norway. Coconut trees. Baobab fruits. Superfruits. Vitamine C. Passiflorine. Alpha-linolenic acid. SMS in Chinese. Megabytes. Hotel Cardoso. Coffee is a white man’s addiction. Ngadzango. My woman. Nafta.

Best Animated Short Film

MARTIN CRIES by Jonathan Vinel (16 mins)
Imagine you wake up one day, all your friends have disappeared. The friends that should be there are gone. So you look. You look everywhere. Every hiding place, each inch of the city, all the marshes, all the rivers. You look, but cannot find them.

Best Lo-Budget Short Film

3 SINKS by Paul Burt (5 mins)
Three people living in the same block of flats go about their daily lives, oblivious of one another. Each of them wrapped up in their own story, yet perhaps more closely linked than they think.

Best Experimental Short Film

DELICATESSEN by Fenglin Chen (5 mins)
A romantic relationship blossoms between a man and a woman when they first meet in a delicatessen. Their desires get projected onto the food, turning them alive, into uncanny mutated composites of limbs and organs. A supermarket lovestory that plays with food as a metaphor of sensual desires.­

Best Documentary Short Film

THE COLOUR OF HIS HAIR by Sam Ashby (23 mins)
Based on an unrealised film script written in 1964 for The Homosexual Law Reform Society, a British organisation that campaigned for the decriminalisation of homosexual relations between men, ‘The Colour of His Hair’ merges drama and documentary into an impressionistic meditation on queer life before and after the partial legalisation of homosexuality in 1967.

Best British Short Film

LITTLE SHIT by Richard Gorodecky (15 mins)
Paul has an attitude. He’s the kid you cross the road to avoid. The no-hoper you pray your children never become. But there’s more to Paul than meets the eye or the ear. A side that he only finds when he’s truly lost. Little Shit is a lost child’s journey to discover his and London’s hidden nature.

Film
2hr 00m
The Vaults
11 Mar 15:00
£11.50
18+
15:00
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The London Short Film Festival

The London Short Film Festival, now in its 15th year, has been recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film, while now accepting international submissions.

Renowned for daring cross-arts programming, we have showcased the very best of the country’s raw talent for 14 years. The London Short Film Festival is a Mecca for the UK’s young creative talent and a significant date in the UK film calendar.

Every year the Festival’s large and loyal audience flock to screenings and events, and this network has grown steadily over the decade and beyond.

A brief history

In 2003 Philip Ilson and Kate Taylor organised the first Halloween Short Film Festival at the ICA. This was formed as a continuation of The Halloween Short Film Club which Philip had been programming since 1994. In 2008 the festival became the London Short Film Festival and has been growing year-on-year to take in more films, live music, industry and training events and diverse, high-quality venues.

Kate Taylor’s last Festival was in 2009 and since then the Festival Producer has been Carla MacKinnon (2010), Chloe Roddick (2011 – 2012), Cassandra Neal (2013 – 2014) Jo Duncombe (2015 – 2016), and Johanna Brooks (2017). Following the January 2015 Festival, Sarah Chorley joined the team as Development Director. Gerry Maguire has joined the team as Festival Producer for the 2018 Festival.

Press & Reviews

Guardian Guide

The Best Short Film Festival in the World!

Time Out

Too good a party to miss

The Times

A London bastion of cutting-edge short films and multimedia

Metro

Film fans who prefer multimedia thrills to multiplex fodder have flocked to this festival since its inceptio