NEW SHORTS: WTF

Sunday 24th January 2021

EVENT LEAD - HAPPINESS AN ALIEN CONCEPT,

HAPPINESS - AN ALIEN CONCEPT, dir. Cheryl Bayliss 

It wouldn’t be an LSFF without our annual smorgasbord of deranged cinematic oddities, dreamt up by some of short film’s most brilliant(-ly perverse) minds working today. 

 

This year, expect mutant bacteria, Microsoft Paint, chicken-loving despots, Magic-8 balls, and a really very annoying horse. Programmed by Philip Ilson. 77'

 

This programme contains gore, nudity and some generally disturbing content.

Sunday 24th January at 3.00 pm

Online

£4

Films:

DADDY'S NOTE

DADDY'S NOTE

Gavin Irvine

8'

2020

United Kingdom

After battling their consciences, two moronic drug dealers serve up to a politically connected, obnoxious public schoolboy.

WALNUT MEN

WALNUT MEN

Tom Shennan

3'

2020

United Kingdom

A domestic argument unfolds when Jensy's boyfriend rolls home late and drunk and with a giant walnut for a head.

MERCURY'S RETROGRADE

MERCURY'S RETROGRADE

Zohar Dvir

7'

2020

United Kingdom

A millennial is relying on her Magic 8 ball to make sense of a chaotic life. A satire about a never ending quest towards self realisation, self improvement, and life answers.

MODO CRASTICOT

MODO CRASTICOT

Jérémie Guy-Béland

5'

2020

Canada

A content moderator works via her cell phone in a bar. While she moderates the darker corners of the web, she also needs to repel some annoying real life characters.

CRY BABY CRY

CRY BABY CRY

Rob Daglish

3'

2020

United Kingdom

A man cries at the butchers.

NOD. WINK. HORSE.

NOD. WINK. HORSE.

Ollie Magee

5'

2020

United Kingdom

A film behind a horse. Obscuring the narrative. Self sabotage.

WHARTON'S CHERRY JELLY

WHARTON'S CHERRY JELLY

Francesco Piro

2'

2020

United Kingdom

In a fantastical uterine environment, we witness the birth of a weird creature whose life begins floating in a primordial soup and continues its development into a complex organism that hopes to become human.

HAPPINESS - AN ALIEN CONCEPT

HAPPINESS - AN ALIEN CONCEPT

Cheryl Bayliss

12'

2020

United Kingdom

An oddball couple desperate for fulfilment have their mundane existence invaded by an unexpected new arrival.

THE STORK

THE STORK

Andrea Niada

2'

2020

United Kingdom

Three babies wait for the stork to take them away.

EATING SPAGHETTI

EATING SPAGHETTI

Arthur Studholme

2'

2020

United Kingdom

Two men enjoying a bowl of spaghetti.

THISISHOWTHEWORLDENDS

THISISHOWTHEWORLDENDS

Louise Fauroux

5'

2020

France

For a good amount of money, a company offers the chance to become part of a virtual reality to escape mid-pandemic Earth. We follow Ana, who decides to become digitalised alongside her identity, memories and friends.

THE CATALYST

THE CATALYST

Callum Angel

8'

2020

United Kingdom

A young man thrust into a strange journey.

MY FAVE EFFING SHOW

MY FAVE EFFING SHOW

Emma McAndrew D'Souza

4'

2020

United Kingdom

A MS Paint fever dream of bingewatching trash online.

IN IT TOGETHER

IN IT TOGETHER

Filip Tellander

5'

2020

Sweden

A poetic look at the violent dance between lovers entangled in an unhealthy relationship.

DIVISION SERIES

DIVISION SERIES

Ho Kwon Jim

6'

2020

South Korea

Prime Minister Abe goes into KFC to find them sold out. At the next table, presidents from various countries start playing cards to win the last chicken basket.