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  • OPENING NIGHT: Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: an Opera

    Online

    HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican?'s transportive visual opera explores the multiplicity of Black selfhood through Afrofuturist abstraction.

  • NEW SHORTS: Funny Shit

    Online

    From ASMR for white liberals to homoerotic rivalries at the badminton club, these quick-fire comedies might just prove 2020 gave us something to laugh about after all.

  • NEW SHORTS: Midnight Movies

    Online

    A visceral, fluid-splattered ride through sinister cults, nightmarish microdosing, human taxidermy and more. Horrors to be consumed, as is tradition, at the witching hour.

  • NEW SHORTS: Screen On Screen

    Online

    Artists’ film and video works abstract and interpret a chaotic world, from the diarising of Barbara Hammer to Noël Carroll’s theories on horror.

  • 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.

  • NEW SHORTS: Animation Variety Show

    Online

    Plasticine, sexed up washing machines and a cruise ship sinking in style illuminate this staple animation programme, featuring LSFF 2020 Best Animation winner Astrid Goldsmith.

  • 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.

  • MOTION SUSPENDED: Outdoor Projections

    BFI Southbank

    In the absence of gigs, LSFF presents a free AV installation of performance visuals and sonic futurism on the Southbank.

  • ONLINE TOGETHER: Keiken In Conversation

    Online

    Cross-dimensional digital arts collective Keiken (Augmented Empathy) will be hosted in open conversation on their collaborative creative and working process.

  • 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.

  • ONLINE TOGETHER: Live Chat

    Online

    How do we foster intimacy across the flatness of our screens? The White Pube's Gabrielle de la Puente leads discussion on seeking and building community in virtual spaces.

  • NEW SHORTS: London Lives

    Online

    Life in the capital has shaped up differently of late. These affectionate works survey the highs and lows of pre-pandemic and locked down London.

  • LFS: The Space Between Us: Remi Itani and Rafael Manuel

    Online

    London Film School alumni Remi Itani and Rafael Manuel join us in conversation on the intricacies of their characters and world-building.

  • NEW SHORTS: A Winter's Matinee of Romantic Films

    Online

    To bolster hearts in trying times, our LSFF staple of modern romances (and some old school meet-cutes) is back.

  • 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.

  • WITH WARMTH AND ECSTATIC SOLIDARITY

    Online

    This curation of short documentaries interrogates the form itself as a politically useful tool for marginalised and displaced peoples and cultures.

  • 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.

  • RADICAL TV: Videofreex

    Online

    Collective television-makers Videofreex revolutionised citizen journalism in the late ‘60s, documenting protests and profiles of activists like Black Panther Party Deputy Chairman, Fred Hampton.

  • NEW SHORTS: Science Fictions

    Online

    Visions of cosmic presents and imagined futures. With existential gems from artist filmmakers Jacqueline Lentzou and Linh Duong.

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