NEW SHORTS: Screen On Screen

CUT UP UP CUT, dir. Kristian Baughurst

An offering of visual experiments and moving images.

From intimate meditations on nature’s healing and drug-induced becoming, to radical deconstructions of cinema, language and architecture, this programme showcases film’s potential to both abstract and interpret a chaotic world.

Whilst some makers experiment with form and format, disrupting the image itself through corrupted DCPs and violated stock, others look to articulate the political and personal, using film as a vessel for self-expression.


For this edition, we welcome back LSFF regulars Max Hattler (Collision) and Lynne Sachs (Carolee, Barbara, and Gunvor) with collaborative work “made with and for” Barbara Hammer, alongside new additions in collective Telcosystems (Louthings) and talents-to-watch Henny Woods and Nicky Chue


Programmed by Philip Ilson. 75'


This programme contains flashing images. Please note, the film A Month Of Single Frames can only be accessed by UK audiences at the request of the filmmaker.

£4

TESTFILM #1

TESTFILM #1

Telcosystems

14'

2020

Croatia

Exploring the creative possibilities of the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) – the new global infrastructure for film projection in cinemas. Can one upset the default behavior of the DCP system, or is the system designed to exclude any possibility of human intervention?

THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORROR - PART I.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORROR - PART I.

Péter Lichter, Bori Máté

8'

2020

Hungary

An abstract adaptation of Noël Carroll’s influential film theory book of the same title, using hand painted and decayed 35mm strips of classic slasher A Nightmare on Elm Street.

APPLEFIG

APPLEFIG

Louise Ward Morris

4'

2020

United Kingdom

A study of internet search algorithms' potential to irreversibly alter how humans form meaning and understand concepts.

A MONTH OF SINGLE FRAMES

A MONTH OF SINGLE FRAMES

Lynne Sachs

14'

2020

USA

In 1998, filmmaker Barbara Hammer had a one month artist residency in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with no running water or electricity. While there, she shot 16mm film with her Beaulieu camera, recorded sounds with her cassette recorder and kept a journal.

PLANT PORTALS: BREATH

PLANT PORTALS: BREATH

Nicky Chue

4'

2020

United Kingdom

An experimental meditation on the unspoken history many queer and trans people of colour carry daily, connecting bumblebees, colonial trauma, alternate universes and the complicated concept of 'rest' to ask: can nature heal us?

GLF LSD

GLF LSD

Jordan Baseman

13'

2020

United Kingdom

Narrated by Alan Wakeman, an early member of the Gay Liberation Front, discussing the connection between the GLF and LSD as an essential part of becoming.

ECHOES OF DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS DURING LOCKDOWN

ECHOES OF DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS DURING LOCKDOWN

Henny Woods

5'

2020

United Kingdom

A recreation of uncomfortable conversations from its filmmaker's past in a time when socialising is impossible.

SERIAL PARALLELS

SERIAL PARALLELS

Max Hattler

9'

2020

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's signature architecture of horizon-eclipsing housing estates is reimagined as parallel rows of film strips.

CUT UP UP CUT

CUT UP UP CUT

Kristian Baughurst

5'

2020

United Kingdom

An experimental visual poetry film created in response to the 2020 global pandemic and William S. Burroughs' cut-up poem, Formed in The Stance.

  • LSFF on Instagram
  • LSFF on Facebook
  • LSFF on Twitter

© London Short Film Festival 2011–2021