The London Short Film Festival - "the best short film festival in the world.” according to The Guardian is back for its 12th year and it seems more determined than ever to challenge and entertain - on its quest to prove that the UK is a hotbed of film creativity.
The London Short Film Festival 2015 is set to take place from 9-18th January 2015 at various venues around London including: the ICA, Hackney Picturehouse and Oval Space. Over the 9 days of The London Short Film Festival 2015 they will be hosting a number of events and screenings, too many for me to to list but I have included the official press release further below or visit : http://shortfilms.org.uk/lsff12/events to browse the full The London Short Film Festival 2015 programme.
LSFF still prides itself on being the biggest showcase of UK short film. Away from the mainstream, UK film culture is alive with incredible artistes and original voices which will be showcased at this year’s Festival. The core programme of selected shorts will screen across Hackney Picturehouse and the ICA.
With 34 programmes of predominantly new UK work across all venues, this is a real snapshot of 21st century Britain: love stories, horror stories, comedy, documentary, music and lo-budget gems.
Our themed programmes include perennial favourites such as Fucked Up Love, Lo-Budget Mayhem, Night of the Living Docs, Surreal Worlds, Teenage Girls Go Crazy! and Funny Shit, to new kids on the block such as Tales of the Unexpected, WTF: Outside the Box, Gothic! and A Musical Box. Plus a chance to see longer work in Long[er] Docs and Short Longes.
The #LSFF2015 programme has something for everyone but if I may make a personal recommendation it's probably worth catching I FINK U FREEKY: The Cinematic Vision of Roger Ballen & Saskia Vredeveld on Sat 10 Jan 18:00 at the ICA.
|I Fink U Freeky - Roger Ballen & Ninja & Yolandi Visser|
Saskia Vredeveld is a South African filmmaker who lives in Amsterdam, with over 20 years of documentary experience."
More than likely it will be on the challenging side of the spectrum more than the entertaining but his striking and engaging visuals will certainly make an impact on you in a similar vein to David Lynch or Harmony Korine.
We’re not here to entertain you, we’re here to make you feel uncomfortable” - Viv Albertine, after Luis Buñuel)
|London Short Film Festival 2015|
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL #12: 9-18TH JANUARY 2015 ICA, HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE, OVAL SPACE
The London Short Film Festival returns to London for the 12th year to be as confrontational as ever and prove that the UK is truly a hotbed of film creativity.
|Jameson First Shot Short Film Competition 2015 open!|
|Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2014|
- A documentary screening of I DREAM OF WIRES (about analogue synthesizer obsessives, in association with Dazzle London) followed by a live set by electronic duo SHITWIFE and analogue visual projections by Julian Hand.
- DAVID HOLMES presents the UK Premiere of his directorial debut I AM HERE, and joins us at the ICA in conversation with MARK KERMODE, in partnership with Channel 4’s Alpha Fund and Northern Ireland Screen.
- A showcase of film work by South African photographer ROGER BALLEN, best known for his I FINK YOU FREEKY video for Die Antwoord, followed by a Die Antwoord video and music celebration in the ICA bar featuring a DJ set from BEAR NANG.
- THE ERRORISTS present “The Ascendant Accumulation of Realism” featuring live cello by Andreas Köhler and the videowork of Hilary Koob-Sassen.
- I am Dora presents “Is it peculiar that she twerks in the mirror?", a panel about female representation in music video
- Club des Femmes presents “Papa’s Cinema is dead: looking through the Greek female lens” with a filmmakers panel.
- ANDREW KOTTING and IAIN SINCLAIR in conversation, discussing their new project BY OUR SELVES.
- A FASHION FILM programme presented in partnership with UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON
- Short film screenings in association with Short Sighted Cinema, particularly Sketch Night, mixing funny shorts with live comedy.
- A night of queer short film and music in New Queer Visions at the Hackney Attic.
- A retrospective of award winning short films by BAFTA nominated SIMON ELLIS followed by a Q&A.
- LOCO London Comedy Film Festival partner on two NYC web-series related screenings: THE SLOPE: SUPERFICIAL, HOMOPHOBIC LESBIANS by Desiree Akhavan, who’s debut feature Appropriate Behaviour will be released by Peccadillo Pictures in February, and tj misny: INTIMATE SEMAPHORES; both a mix of Woody Allen-esque New York wit and a Lena Durham aesthetic.
- THE FILM THAT BUYS THE CINEMA is a chance to see the 70 x 1 minute films made to support Bristol’s Cube Cinema, and includes work by Peter Strickland, Mark Cousins, Nicholas Roeg, Ben Rivers and Andrew Kotting.
- We present the world premiere of SILVER SHOES, the portmanteau feature by Jennifer Lyon Bell, who works with feminist erotic content, plus filmmaker Q&A.
Philip Ilson, creative director of the London Short Film Festival, said:
LSFF is like a cinematic toy shop to me; it’s an amazing feeling to get wowed by the amazing groundbreaking creative work coming through year after year and get that out in front of excited audiences who flock to screenings and events. Of course, our core remit is to showcase new short film, but we’ve always been rabidly cross-arts, with music and live events galore, as well as showcasing the filmmakers who’ve been rocking our worlds this last year in a series of special events and retrospectives.
But, in keeping with this year’s Festival tagline, we truly believe that you’re not here for bland easy entertainment (go to TV talent shows for that!), but we want you to challenge and excite you with unique stuff that you’re simply not going to get anywhere else. The perfect start to the New Year!”
For more information about the 12th London Short Film Festival and the full programme head over to:
Institute Of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
The Establishing Shot: LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED! #LSFF2015 CONTINUES TO CHALLENGE & ENTERTAIN IN ITS 12TH YEAR. 9-18TH JANUARY - SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
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