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Film London-backed short films take over LSFF

Date posted: 13.12.2016

What a way to get next year off to a great start! The London Short Film Festival (LSFF) will return for its 14th year from 6 - 15 January 2017. Known as the largest UK showcase for cutting-edge independent short film, the festival features new work by up and coming filmmakers from both the UK and overseas.  

We are thrilled to see so many Film London-backed short films in the programme this year, from schemes including London Calling, London Calling Plus, Alumni, Shakespeare’s Sister and Still Shakespeare. Several of the films have also been nominated for awards.

Award nominations

Five of our alumni have been shortlisted for LSFF Awards. Little Soldier by Stella Corradi has been nominated for Best British Short Film as well as Best Female Director, while Marina and Adrienne by Lucy Campbell and Knock Down Ginger by Cleo Samoles Little have also been nominated for Best Female Director. Love in Idleness by Kim Noce has been nominated for Best Animated Short Film.

New shorts

The New Shorts programme features a huge amount of Film London talent being screened in various collections.

Titles being shown are Afro Punk Girl in Dystopia; Wyrdoes in Funny Shit; Knock Down Ginger, Sticky and Rink in Youth in Revolt; We Love Moses in Teenage Kicks; The Prevailing Winds and Marina and Adrienne in Tales of the Unexpected; 160 Characters and Some Will Forget in Night of Living Docs #2; Switch, Breathe and Firecracker in Father; Little Soldier in Mother; The Baby Shower in Family Affairs; Suburban Dracula and Pregnant Pause in A Winter's Matinee of Romantic Films; Domestic Policy in Women On The Verge Of; Jacked in London Lives; and Some Will Forget in

Animated films Neck and Neck and Love in Idleness are being shown in Experiments: Leftfield + Luscious and Animation Selection respectively, both of which went through our Still Shakespeare scheme with FLAMIN.

Special events

Shakespeare’s Sister short Marina and Adrienne is being screened at a special event, New Queer Visions: A Special Relationship, which will include filmmaker Q&As. 

Also being shown is a retrospective of Alex Taylor’s work. Film London funded Alex’s first short film, Kids Might Fly, in 2009. He has since gone on to make a feature, Spaceship, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in October. Kids Might Fly will be screened as part of a short film selection, Alex Z Taylor – Outsiders Inside Us, along with a special preview of Spaceship. Both events will include a Q&A with Alex after the screenings.