Browse all of the short films included in LSFF 2021's digital edition.
*THIS IS NOT A RECREATION
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.
Baba Oyejide, Tristram Anyiam
Inspired by Chazz Palminteri’s screen play A Bronx Tale and lines from William Shakespeare’s Richard II, this is the story of a young black male, Bobby Kingsley, torn between the easily fascinating gangster lifestyle and his reformed, incarcerated older brother’s advice.
Dara and Sophie's once friendship is now only sustained by likes, memes and ever-delayed meet-ups. When Sophie commits suicide, Dara is faced with some news that force her to look behind the surface of Sophie's last messages and posts.
Beny Wagner, Sasha Litvintseva
A poetic exploration of how taxonomies of monsters in early European science organised our ideas of the natural world. The film picks up on these themes by tracing the boundaries of sight and the metamorphosis of form.
A HOME TRUTH
A young Sámi woman faces conflicting emotions of having found a home far away from her family in Sápmi. Filmed entirely in isolation in London and northern Finland.
A HORSE HAS MORE BLOOD THAN A HUMAN
An older couple leave Tehran and return to their idyllic home town on the Turkish border, but their dreams of quiet retirement are shattered by the realisation that their town has become a smuggling gateway into Europe and everyone they know is involved.
A LIVING SCULPTURE
Francesca, a horn player and music student, is contemplating the pros and cons of continuing a relationship with artist Nick and the problematic idea of the female muse.
A MONTH OF SINGLE FRAMES
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.
A WILDERNESS OF LOST CONNECTIONS
‘Where is the light coming from?’ What rhetorical structures do people set up to see the light? Three distinct belief systems are juxtapositioned to form an ambiguous understanding of its macro protagonist, America, raising questions of legitimacy, conspiracy, security and truth.
A non-acrimonious but sudden divorce wrenches the gay, working-class born Emeka out of a decade-long hiatus living the 'middle-class' dream, landing him back in the childhood council house he hoped he’d left behind.
Moll and Alfie are getting together after a few years of friendship - but she has a secret that threatens not only their budding romance, but also his life. A film about intimacy, shame and appetite.
AN ARROW POINTING TO A HOLE
A night monologue interspersed with other material and ending with Video to Placate Artaud. The artist talks about empathy, tattoos and how our microbiomes are taking over our subconscious, among other things.