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London Short Film Festival 2013

4 Jan 201313 Jan 2013

The London Short Film Festival celebrates 10 years in January 2013; beginning life at the ICA in 2004 as a four-day Festival, this celebration of British short filmmaking and London’s film culture has spread far and wide across the capital, while the ICA remains a core venue. As well as a strong series of short films from our open submissions, we will also have a full programme of networking events, and special focuses on Rankin Films, experimental animation duo Al + Al, a music video programme from Douglas Hart (who has worked with The Horrors and The Libertines amongst others) and a collaborative event with I Am Dora.

  • LSFF: Opening Night

    4 Jan 2013

    Join us at the ICA Bar for the LSFF opening night celebrations. Guest DJs including Hatcham Social and Douglas Hart.

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  • Still: Is This a Joke?

    LSFF: New Shorts #1: Funny Shit

    4 Jan 2013

    This popular kick off to LSFF returns to put a smile on your face for the New Year.

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  • Still: Shoot Me

    LSFF: New Shorts #4: Femmes Fantastique

    5 Jan 2013

    Actresses turned directors Romala Gorai and Kate Hardie bring us respectively Scrubber about a young mother with a secret passion for something forbidden and Shoot Me with Claire Skinner experiencing her first photo shoot.

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  • Still: Rachael

    LSFF: New Shorts #5: Teenage Girls Go Crazy!

    5 Jan 2013

    Wild girls go through their young lives with a cloud of dust and mayhem in their wake, as they find their way to adulthood. A selection of films that are both hard hitting and bittersweet in equal measures, while pulling no punches.

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  • Still: Troy

    LSFF: New Shorts #6: Lo-Budget Mayhem

    5 Jan 2013

    These films go to show that in times of austerity, inventive work can be made on zero.

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  • Still: Hum

    LSFF: New Shorts #9: Leftfield and Luscious

    6 Jan 2013

    The best in new experimental work, from stunning animations to groundbreaking artists work, including new films from Ben Rivers, Max Hattler, Stuart Pound, Liane Lang, Jessica Sarah Rinland and Tim Webb.

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  • Ruth Paxton, Nevada

    LSFF: Ruth Paxton: Nevada / Rockhaven

    8 Jan 201311 Jan 2013

    Filmmaker Ruth Paxton presents two visual films as a screening installation. Both films explore powerful themes of performance, rescue, guilt and loss, and sit somewhere between experimental documentary and artwork.

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  • Rachel Garfield, The Straggle

    LSFF: Artists’ Documentary: Elegies for Ideologies

    8 Jan 2013

    The sense of melancholia that runs through this programme acts like an elegy to the Twentieth Century ideologies and ideals of the left.

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  • Claire Fowler, Mum's Not In

    LSFF: New Shorts: Sisters & Daughters

    8 Jan 2013

    Experience a powerful selection of drama with a selection of films that zone in on the fraught relationships between the women in the family.

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  • The Creator

    LSFF: Retrospective: Al + Al

    9 Jan 2013

    Join the London premiere screening of The Creator, a beautiful and surreal film by award-winning British filmmakers AL and AL, who will be present for a Q&A following the film.

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  • Lewis Metcalfe, Irreversible

    LSFF: Collabor8te - Year 1

    10 Jan 2013

    This premiere screening will include 6 short films from the first year of Collabor8te, and be followed by a panel discussion with some of the directors and representatives from Rankin Films.

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  • Still: Berberian Sound Studio

    BAFTA Masterclass Labs: Peter Strickland on Sound

    11 Jan 2013

    Peter Strickland is one of the UK’s boldly original new filmmaking voices, most recently with his psychological horror Berberian Sound Studio.

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  • LSFF: I Am Dora

    12 Jan 2013

    A subjective and personal study, I am Dora explores how and why women identify with one another and what this means when the identification is with a flawed or misunderstood character.

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  • Image: Douglas Hart

    LSFF: Retrospective: Douglas Hart

    12 Jan 2013

    A selection of Douglas Hart's iconic music videos, alongside his 1991 documentary short Brazil ’70 The Sexiest Kick-Off, and will feature a Q&A with the director.

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  • LSFF: Closing Night

    13 Jan 2013

    Our Festival awards will be announced, and the winners screened. Join us for a celebration of British filmmaking and to raise a toast to 10 years of the London Short Film Festival.

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