13th London Short Film Festival unveils programme

The London Short Film Festival, which runs 8-17th January 2016 at various locations around London, has announced it's full programme.

The festival will screen With 38 programmes of new UK work, six dedicated documentary programmes, four international short film programmes, and a selection of retrospectives and live music. 

Highlights will include:


An attempt to reclaim the cat video from its contemporary YouTube ghetto and looks at the cat film in experimental cinema, with new film commissions from artist filmmakers Vivienne Dick, Jennifer Reeder and Nicholas Abrahams, plus a newly commissioned score by electronica trio Stealing Sheep to films by Maya Deren and Stan Brakhage. Vienna International Shorts will also provide a selection of more contemporary cats.


Th ereturn of Little Stabs at Happiness, the legendary music and film club presented by Mark Webber (ex of legendary British band Pulp) at the ICA from 1997 to 2000, with a 16mm screening of The Savage Eye (1959) about the L.A. underground scene.


An afternoon of all things analogue and celluloid at Ace Hotel Shoreditch, with a live 16mm projection programme from David Leister's Analogue Precurring, plus a screening and Q&A of the coffee-developed 16mm mini-feature Bronco's House.


Retrospective of video work by Nathaniel Hörnblowér, the alter-ego of the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, in association with Winterthur Short Film Festival. Following the screening, London re-formed 3-piece Mower will play a live set.


A visit to the early 80s cultural hotspot of West Berlin, with the London premiere of B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979 - 1989, plus a screening of the cult eighties Berlin movie Christiane F. Live music from electronica chanteuse Lone Taxidermist, plus a German music only DJ set from Vinyl Therapy.


The Attic at Hackney Picturehouse will host the Festival industry events, running from Saturday 9th to Friday 15th Jan – including workshops from Shorts International, Guardian Docs & British Council Film.

You can find out the full programme of the festival by going HERE

14 December 2015, by Laurence Boyce