NEW SHORTS: Funny Shit (at Curzon Soho)

Saturday, 19 June 2021

20-06-21 NEW SHORTS: Funny Shit (at Curzon Soho)

PRINCESSA DE WOKING, dir. Big Red Button

The 18th London Short Film Festival returns with our choice selection of 2021's most hysterical quick-fire comedies.


2020 didn't give us much to titter about, but this selection of filmmakers might just've managed to wring humour from the most surprising, and quintessentially British, of subjects - from a telenovela set in Woking, to the homoerotic rivalries at the local badminton club, to the simple pleasure of power washing patios.


Look out for Stath Lets Flats' Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Spaced’s beloved Julia Deacon having an unfortunate misunderstanding with her local radio station. 


Programmed by Philip Ilson. 75'


All of this year's Funny Shit comedies qualify for The Taash Award for Comedy in Film. In celebration of the life of promising filmmaker Nataasha Van Kampen, this award remembers her boundless talent and humour, as founded and sponsored by her stepfather, Mark Rylance.


The winner of the Taash Award For Comedy In Film will receive an award of £1000 towards their next project.


This programme contains swearing and violence.

Saturday, 19 June 2021

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SHUTTLECOCK

SHUTTLECOCK

Tommy Gillard

13'

2020

United Kingdom

Carl is forced to question his notion of masculinity when an obsession with a member of his badminton club spirals out of control.

GREASY SPOON

GREASY SPOON

Joelle Mae David

8'

2020

United Kingdom

In the last remaining old school cafe in London, two friends, Kyle and Ivan meet to catch up on life. While they are catching up, the cafe begins to transform into a more gentrified hipster cafe around them.

ASMR FOR WHITE LIBERALS

ASMR FOR WHITE LIBERALS

John Connor Hammond

2'

2020

USA

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THE CHAMPION SPARKPLUG

THE CHAMPION SPARKPLUG

Jack Hartley

5'

2020

United Kingdom

An individual battles with media-induced lockdown paranoia in a fight to maintain his sanity and resist morphing into the hero he is destined to be.

CENSLESS

CENSLESS

Jack Scott, Tom Middleton

8'

2020

United Kingdom

Census collectors are on the streets knocking on doors for the last of the remaining forms. But one collector's patience is pushed to it's limit when she is faced with a paranoid conspiracy theorist.

*THIS IS NOT A RECREATION

*THIS IS NOT A RECREATION

Danny Baldwin

5'

2020

Ireland

Filming recreational crime footage at the scene of the crime probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Until the criminal they intended to catch turns up, that is.

PRINCESSA DE WOKING

PRINCESSA DE WOKING

Big Red Button

8'

2020

United Kingdom

A suburban English telenova. At her mother's funeral, Becky Hello is shocked to discover that her father has already found a new fiancé. Is it true love, or is she after the family inheritance?

POWERWASH (I LOVE YOU)

POWERWASH (I LOVE YOU)

Rory Waudby-Tolley

3'

2020

United Kingdom

A short film about love and patios.

S*!T

S*!T

Simon Wegrzyn

2'

2020

United Kingdom

Sleazeball Trevor gets a second chance at life when a heavenly cleric makes him an offer he can't refuse. Just remember: read the T&Cs!

VERISIMILITUDE

VERISIMILITUDE

David Proud

14'

2020

United Kingdom

A short film about an unemployed disabled actress frustrated that all the disabled acting jobs go to able-bodied actors.

TALK RADIO

TALK RADIO

Ben S. Hyland

9'

2020

United Kingdom

Pauline and Barry are a seemingly happily married couple. That is until Pauline tunes into relationship hour on Talk Radio and thinks she recognises the nameless voice relaying a lifetime of regrets.