LSFF 2022 PROGRAMME
New Shorts: Funny Shit
We could all do with a laugh. LSFF returns with our time-honoured opening night tradition, a smörgåsbord of the year's finest comedy shorts. If your sense of humour is warm and observational, gallows and deadpan, trippy and crude or satirical and politically subversive - there'll be something to LOL at.
International Competition: We seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.
The haunting past reassembles itself, sometimes with permission, at times without. A former student, a father, a young woman and a young man wrangle with a history that intend to reveal and expose lingering dilemmas.
New Shorts: Disparate Youth
Youthful optimism battles the struggle to self-actualise amid constraints of class, capital and parental permission in this global collection of shorts from Ethiopia, Croatia, Lithuania and the UK; each beautifully depicting teen turmoil and the hopes and fears of an unknown future.
Collaborations: The Films of Anna Maguire, Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli + Q&A
The line between being in front of the camera and behind the camera is blurred in this retrospective of short films; collaborations between actors and filmmakers Anna Maguire, Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli.
The world premiere of three newly commissioned artists' films inspired by the life and work of boundary-pushing experimental filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin. These new works take creative inspiration from his work and the themes he explored throughout his life of masculinity, sexuality, disability, illness, pain/pleasure, voyeurism, movement and desire.
D/deaf Shorts: My Eye Is My Ear
Our yearly programme exploring the multitude of d/Deaf experiences returns, guest programmed by multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker Rinkoo Barpaga. These beautiful, innovative films explore the personal letters of Beethoven as interpreted by a deaf Black artist, a group of mates deciding to claim their own space, and the exclusion of d/Deaf people from last year’s government COVID briefings.
Invisible Women: And What Does Your Mother Do?
Invisible Women celebrate the work of the collectivised feminist film movement across Latin America in the 1970s. This programme includes the work of Cine Mujer Colombia, Cine Mujer Mexico and Brazil’s Via TV Mulher, tackling perennial feminist issues such as abortion, sex work and domestic labour.
International Competition: I hear you, I see you, I speak of you
A meaning is decipherable. Yet a meaning of purpose is indecipherable. Wrapped in yearning and adversity - siblings resort to rivalry, a family is obliged to seek refuge, a newlywed wobbles in predicament while a community form bonds with one another.
Up Yours! Post Punk & Feminism Revisited with Live Performances from Shade Ray and Es
To celebrate the publication of Dr Rachel Garfield's Experimental Film and Punk: Feminist Audio Visual Culture of the 1970s and 1980s, we present alive music and film event includes screenings of works featured in the book and live performances from bands Shade Ray and Es.
New Shorts: Animation Variety Show
Our annual Animation selection continues to colour outside the lines. These animations are bold, political, hilarious and irreverent miniatures of the modern condition - these characters may only exist on paper, but their emotions, predicaments and sentiments are entirely #relatable.
International Competition: And what remains is the maze
They had no words but to conceive their longing silently. Tethered by reality of others, men searching for passing love, a teenager fails to recognise herself, a mother to be is in despair at her community and a child's mind runs wild in quarantine. Today may look like tomorrow, but it's not the same.