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LSFF2021: UK COMPETITION

A snapshot of the talent currently thriving in the UK. Looking beyond our small island and tackling the complexity of what it means to call Britain home, these filmmakers tell stories of the need, individually and collectively, for connection and care. We're excited to see the return of established names within the short film circuit, and those first-timers we hope to see more of in the years to come."

 

— Philip Ilson, Artistic director

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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