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New shorts: Film London at the 15th London Short Film Festival

Date posted: 09.01.2018

London Short Film Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, bringing an expertly curated programme of new short films, international retrospectives and industry events to the capital from 12 - 21 January 2018. We're delighted to see so many of our alumni in the programme, which demonstrates the vitality of short filmmaking today.


A number of our alumni will be in attendance at the opening night event, We Dare to Fail: 15 Years of LSFF, which brings together a group of uncompromising British auteurs at the foundation of the festival's history. Film London-funded films on screen include Destiny Ekaragha's Tight Jeans, Alex Taylor's Kids Might Fly and Who Killed Brown Owl? by The Desperate Optimists, which show alongside early shorts by alumni Hope Dickson Leach and The Blaine Brothers.

Producer of our short film schemes Josic Cadoret will be offering some pearls of wisdom in the Get That Money panel talk as part of the LSFF industry programme. With years of experience producing and facilitating on our London Calling scheme, Josic will give filmmakers an insight into accessing film funding and how to avoid pitfalls when making applications.

New Shorts

Coming straight from BIFA and BAFTA nomination, Harry Lighton's new short film Wren Boys screens in the Dreams of You in Both Worlds competition strand alongside Fateme Ahmadi's Bitter Sea, both of which came through our London Calling scheme in 2017. Kara, the moving short which won director Deepa Keshvala the London Calling Plus Award last year, also screens in competition.

There'll also be a chance to see other exceptional London Calling productions, including Rubikah Shah's Sundance-selected doc White Riot: London and Kim Albright's The Purple Plain, which focuses on the women's space programme in the 60s.

Alumni break new ground

The short form is an exciting and fertile area for creative, experimental filmmaking and we're always pleased to see our alumni breaking new ground on their projects.

Recent Film London alumni featuring in the programme include Marley Morrison (Leroy in Funny Shit), Aneil Karia (Work in Thick Skin, Too Tough), Nour Wazzi (Baby Mine in New Shorts: Obsession), Natalie Malla (Crush Hour in A Winter's Matinee of Romantic Shorts), Christiana Ebohon (Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote in Lost in Translation), Eva Sigurdardottir (Cut in When Trouble Comes to Town), Alicia MacDonald (Bad News in Sketch Night), Paul Murphy (Gypsy's Kiss in Death is Not the End) and Dee Meaden (Mark in Show Me Your Scars).

See the full London Short Film Festival programme

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