LSFF 2017: This is happening without your permission

We’re incredibly excited to be working on London Short Film Festival 2017. Now in its 14th year, LSFF is renowned for its daring cross-arts programming and has been recognised as the cutting-edge UK independent film festival.

LSFF is showcasing over 500 films across ten days, in some of London’s most exciting venues including The ICA, Picturehouse Central and Hackney Picturehouse, in addition to screening one of the festival’s special events, David Bowie: Sound & Vision, nationwide in 19 Picturehouse cinemas for the first time in the festival’s history.

LSFF 2017 has programmed a wide variety of ground-breaking and pioneering films across the following strands: music, comedy, fashion & culture, LGBTQ and international; featuring a collection of specially commissioned features specifically for the festival as well as popular classics from across the decades.

The festival features two premieres, via the inaugural With Teeth commissioning fund, the first to debut is Alex Z Taylor’s Outsiders Inside Us, followed by Alnoor Dewshi’s Kickbox Hijabi. It’s also been announced that the first open call for submissions of With Teeth is taking place in the summer 2017 – this is the opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning a bursary to make a bespoke film to debut at next year’s festival!

My highlight so far included the David Bowie: Sound & Vision screening as it featured cult classic films, starring the main man himself – The Image, Cracked Actor and Julien Temple’s classic film Jazzin’ For Blue Jean – it was a really lovely way of celebrating Bowie’s life and legacy, which included a huge round of applause and not a dry eye in the house.

Tomorrow I’m off to the White Trash Girls, Gun Girls & Riot Grrrls event which I’m super excited about as one of my all time favourite director’s, Tamra Davis, is premiering one of her short films, No Alternative Girls, followed by a Q&A panel discussion which she’s taking part in. I’m a huge fan of the 90’s riot grrrl movement so this event is right up my street, I’m also looking forward to seeing the specially commissioned zine, based around the content and ethos of the films.

So far LSFF has garnered press in The Guardian, Metro, Evening Standard, Time Out, NME, Dazed & Confused, i-D, The Huffington Post, Shortlist, BBC Radio London and LBC.

We’re looking forward to the feature length screening of cult-classic film: Crossroads, as well as the Awards Ceremony taking place on Sunday’s closing night, we’ll announce winners asap!

Nikki x

 

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Now in its 14th year, LSFF is renowned for its daring cross-arts programming and has been recognised as the cutting-edge UK independent film festival.