Catch the best in cinematic shorts at the London Short Film Festival

3rd January, 2013

Practically every director starts out making short films before they try their hand at longer features, and so it's important to highlight and support the short film circuit and celebrate the fantastic, inventive work that's being produced. The 10th London Short Film Festival enters its final week this week, with a varied and exciting programme of short collections, industry talks and interactive events.

Festival producer Cassandra Neal says: "Despite another difficult year for the UK film industry, we were delighted to receive a record number of 1200 submissions and are proud to showcase over 300 of these in our tenth edition of the festival."

Amongst the highlights this week are Making Tracks (Saturday 12 January, Rich Mix), a groundbreaking event fusing live music with moving image and providing an interactive platform for new film talent.

Sticking with music, the LSFF have programmed a great night of unique and inventive music videos (Thursday 10 January, Roxy Bar & Screen), and Short Films / Live Soundstracks (Saturday 12 January, Hackney Attic) presents an evening of live music from up-and-coming bands alongside some great shorts.

The programme Youth Of Today (Saturday 12 January, Curzon Soho) focusses on stories about growing up and coming-of-age in our difficult times, whilst Short Longes (Saturday 12 January, Hackney Attic) features a selection of longer form drama shorts about a variety of subject, including the wonderul Faisal Goes West, a brilliant film about a Somalian teen who is uprooted to America.

We hope you get the chance to make it down to the festival. Why not check out the full lineup?

Short Films with FILMCLUB

If you can't make it to the festival this week but still want to introduce your club to the wonder of short films, then we've got a great selection on our catalogue. For Primary clubs, Pixar Shorts Collection Volume 2 includes some charming and hilarious animations which you may have seen at the cinema before Pixar's feature presentations, and The Short Films of David Lynch provide a fascinating insight into one of cinema's most idiosyncratic directors for Secondary clubs. Why not check out our topics and further explore the world of short films?

Short and Sweet (Primary)
Short and Sweet (Secondary)

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