London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival

The cutting-edge film showcase returns for it’s 15th year

In the wake of a politically and culturally turbulent 2017, London Short Film Festival returns with a radical agenda for it’s 15th year. Championing fearless film from the fringes, expect a provocative 10-day programme of under seen shorts, timely panels, live music, training events and new releases across the capital’s most reputed venues.

Highlights span an ICA screening of Chris Kraus’ early short films from the late 80s, a controversial triptych exploring sexuality, absurdity and abjection through documentary filmmaking and performance art. Regent Street Cinema will show Welcome II The Terrordome (1995), a rare 35mm screening of the first commercially released independent Black British feature film, followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer and actors. And for those after a hot debate, make your way to the Moth Club for a tantalising panel on sex, cinema and the ethics of exploring desire.

For the full events and screening schedule, visit the Short Films website.

London Short Film Festival runs until 21st January

  • Words: Monique Todd

  • Photography: Stills from Rebirth is Necessary by Jenn Nkiru