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LSFF 2021: COMPETITION

For our first digital edition, we’re humbled to be screening 59 eclectic works in our UK and International competition. Some produced pre-pandemic, some completed during, and some responsive to a world in lockdown, each are testament to cinema’s tenacity and enduring creativity. Find out more about cost-effective passes here.

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  • UK COMPETITION: I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (at BFI)

    BFI Southbank

    From the afrofuturist currents of carnival in the Bahamas to the mellower cadences of Patrick Cowley’s San Francisco, these short works offer evocations and elegies of past lives and shared legacies.

  • UK COMPETITION: The Double Life Of... (at BFI)

    BFI Southbank

    Who we present to the real world often isn't the person we really are. This eclectic batch of interior fictions digs into true selves, concealment and catharsis.

  • UK COMPETITION: Close Quarters (at BFI)

    BFI Southbank

    Compulsions, crushes and cravings come to a head in these portraits of social dysfunction and bad company kept, with new work from Daniel Kaluuya and Sophia Di Martino.

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Things To Come

    Online

    Otherworldly phenomena and an incarcerated anthropomorphic cow feature in this panorama of a world in stasis. With new animated fables from Wong Ping, Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki.

  • UK COMPETITION: Lessons In Survival (at BFI)

    BFI Southbank

    Whether old friends or strangers we meet along the way, protecting those around us is essential to our morality and survival. Featuring the latest from Riz Ahmed and visual artist Rhea Dillon.

  • UK COMPETITION: The Devil's In The Details (at BFI)

    BFI Southbank

    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.

  • UK COMPETITION: I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

    Online

    From the afrofuturist currents of carnival in the Bahamas to the mellower cadences of Patrick Cowley’s San Francisco, these short works offer evocations and elegies of past lives and shared legacies.

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: On Body And Soul

    Online

    Expressions of love, vulnerability and solidarity. Featuring personal excavations of family archive and inner worlds from Sohrab Hura and Sylvia Schedelbauer.

  • UK COMPETITION: The Double Life Of...

    Online

    Who we present to the real world often isn't the person we really are. This eclectic batch of interior fictions digs into true selves, concealment and catharsis.

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: The Greatest Show On Earth

    Online

    Alligator wrestling, Poké Balls and the sentience of our microbiomes converge in this programme of performance, character and the intimacy of confession. 

  • UK COMPETITION: Close Quarters

    Online

    Compulsions, crushes and cravings come to a head in these portraits of social dysfunction and bad company kept, with new work from Daniel Kaluuya and Sophia Di Martino.

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Heaven Knows What

    Online

    How do we try to organise a disorganised world? Spanning intergalactic warfare, conjoined twins and poetic nonfiction, these works try to find meaning in the confusion.

  • UK COMPETITION: Lessons In Survival

    Online

    Whether old friends or strangers we meet along the way, protecting those around us is essential to our morality and survival. Featuring the latest from Riz Ahmed and visual artist Rhea Dillon.

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Out Of Sight

    Online

    Hidden stories and secret histories are unpacked from Google Maps topographies, ancestral rituals and internet archive. Featuring new found footage composition from Ken Jacobs and ethnographic fiction from Laura Huertas Millán.

  • UK COMPETITION: The Devil's In The Details

    Online

    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.

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