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Film London Shorts and Alumnae at Underwire Festival

Date posted: 17.09.2019

Underwire festival, the UK’s largest film festival celebrating female talent from various practices is currently taking place, screening short films and special events at various venues across London.

Taking in around 500 short film submissions each year with 50-70 then selected for competition, we are thrilled to see so many Film London funded shorts and alumnae amongst the programme.

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Home Girl, directed by Poonam Brah, leads the way with four nominations including Directing, Screenwriting and Acting. Also nominated is Deepa Keshvala’s Kara for Cinematography, Minha Kim’s A Perfect Turn for Directing and Raine Allen Miller’s Jerk for Editing.

2019 Film London Lodestars shine bright with And It Was The Same With My Son directed by Neomi Varga nominated for Cinematography, and Night Out directed by Amelia Hashemi for Acting (Tsion Habte – also a Lodestar).

Claire Oakley’s Physics will be screened as part of the “Ten Years of Underwire” retrospective looking back at past talent helping shape the festival, whilst “On The Edge: The Films Of Loran Dunn” includes Marina and Adrienne, making up Dunn’s vast portfolio as a producer.


Numerous Film London alumnae are also screening their new shorts during the course of the festival. Screenings include Alice Seabright’s Strange Days; Annetta Laufer’s The Arrival; Louise Marie Cooke’s Confessional; Carolina Giammetta’s Holy Cannelloni; Victoria Mapplebeck’s Missed Call; Jessica Bishopp’s Like Me.

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