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LSFF 2021

2021 hosts the 18th (and first!) digital edition of LSFF. Expect our traditional offering of choice New Shorts, curated Special Events and industry panels and workshops. Browse below, and be sure to check out all our FAQs on How to watch through our online platform.

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NEW SHORTS: Sister Act

Snapping, spiteful, begrudgingly tender: welcome to the highs and lows of sisterhood. Whether it’s the loss of a parent or bonding by blood in a bathroom stall, these sisters have each others’ backs.

DOCUMENTARY: Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart

Unexpected connections flourish in the right environment. These empathetic and unconventional portraits look to the multitudinous ways we forge connections.

UK COMPETITION: The Devil's In The Details

Layering fantasy over reality, these works comprise speculative futures, dream logics and waking nightmares, from tricksy megachurches in Lagos to the utopian otherworlds of Somerset's Wookey Hole Caves.

…NOW, HERE'S WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY: Five Shorts from Fringe!

Our favourite queer tastemakers hand-pick shorts on collaboration, and the joy and creativity of community.

LO-BUDGET MAYHEM: ¡C’est du Cinéma!

High concept, no budget movie-making. From wannabe Godards to a jittering Humphrey Bogart, these filmmakers build new worlds with frugal flair.

LO-BUDGET MAYHEM: Stay At Home

We've all been stuck inside this last year - including our ever-ingenious low budget filmmakers. From swearing fridges to fingernails that chat back, celebrate their inventiveness in the face of budget constraints and self-isolation.

PROCLAIM LOUDLY WHAT IS HAPPENING: Labour Activism On Film

Filmmakers and labour activists band together to document the radicalisation and hard-fought triumphs of the everyday worker.

PLATFORM: Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

From shamanistic incantations to testimonies of state violence, Tehuacán’s Colectivo Los Ingrávidos spin shimmering beauty out of eroded celluloid and flickering pixels.

NEW SHORTS: WTF

LSFF wouldn’t be LSFF without our annual smorgasbord of deranged cinematic oddities, designed to both tickle and disturb in equal measure.

NEW SHORTS: Presence

From a vibrant Lagos to the queer corners of Margate, the euphoria of 145 BPM to absurd sonic-sexual compositions, these works revel in the fun and freedom of taking up space.

NEW SHORTS: Absence

Desires, longings and fantastical logics flood the void as these characters spiral in an absence. With surreal pop culture parable from Andrew Norman Wilson. 

LSFF 2021 AWARDS

The first virtual London Short Film Festival comes to a close​ ​with a suitably​ online​ 2021 Award​s!​​

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