“(LSFF) is a festival not afraid to take creative risks and nurture new talent, something rarely seen in this age of austerity and conformity.”

— i-D

Founded in 2003 and now in our 21st year, London Short Film Festival (LSFF) is a BAFTA and BIFA qualifying, internationally-regarded independent short film festival. 

Each January, LSFF hosts ten days of short films, live events, Q&As and multidisciplinary curation. We present between 250-500 British and international films each edition, collaboratively programmed down from 5000+ open submissions, alongside Special Events and an industry offering of workshops, panels and discussion for filmmakers and workers.

LSFF exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives, across intersections and with a commitment to peripheral voices. We pride ourselves on a 20-year ethos of giving screen-space and visibility to unconventional and thoroughly independent filmmaking, and our programming seeks to situate the contemporary in dialogue with its history and the world at large. 

We consider LSFF both a platform where filmmakers can cut their teeth and define their careers, and a celebrator of the archival treasures and talent that got us here.

Need to get in touch? You can drop a line to info@shortfilms.org.uk and we’ll get back to you.