London Short Film Festival 2012 LSFF9: 6th-15th Jan Preview

The Annual London Short Film Festival, now in its 9th year, is recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film.

In total there are around 70 events over the 11 days. Taking place across 24 different venues in London, this year looks set to be an absolute winner!

Venues include; BFI Southbank, ICA, Bafta, Curzon Soho, Greenwich Picturehouse, Hackney Picturehouse, Ciné Lumière, Horse Hospital, Shortwave Cinema, Rizty Cinema, Brixton and many others.

This years festival begins at 6pm, Friday 6th with a launch party at the ICA.

The launch evening will feature a performance by Suitcase Cinema, the analogue film collective who rescue and project abandoned film. You can even try your hand at creating your very own 16mm celluloid concoction – write and draw directly onto transparent film, or deface a strip of their flea market found film by bleaching, scratching, rewriting and re-imagining. When your work is done, they’ll thread it up and feed it straight into their projector, so you can see your images instantly transformed into moving, living beings.

Across the 11 days there are some fantastic screening programmes to check out and also live events, parties, talks and workshops too.


Screening Programmes include;
– Funny Shit
– Femmes Fantastiques
– Screen Bandita + Suitcase Cinema
– A Trick of the Light

Talks & Discussions include;
– Key UK organisations discuss short film funding.
– Casting Director Des Hamilton shares his experience and wisdom.
– LSFF & BAFTA Present… Mark Herbert and WARP Films
– Advance Film Presents… Pitching and Packaging First Features

Workshops include;
– London Film Academy Presents: Perfecting Your Pitch
– Lomography UK Present: Lomokino Filmmaking Workshop

There are too many events and screenings to list here – check the main LSFF website for full listings and ticket details.

Here’s the festival trailer:

Front Row Reviews will be in attendance at some of the events to give you a run down on the festival. Check back from Friday for updates on the winners of this years awards and reviews from the screenings and events.


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