London Short Film Festival

Founded in 2003 and now in our 21st year, London Short Film Festival (LSFF) is a BAFTA and BIFA qualifying, internationally regarded independent short film festival.

Each January, LSFF hosts ten days of short films, live events, Q&As and multidisciplinary curation. We present between 250-500 British and international films each edition, collaboratively programmed down from 5000+ open submissions, alongside Special Events and an industry offering of workshops, panels and discussion for filmmakers and workers.

LSFF exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives, across intersections and with a commitment to peripheral voices. We pride ourselves on a 20-year ethos of giving screen-space and visibility to unconventional and thoroughly independent filmmaking, and our programming seeks to situate the contemporary in dialogue with its history and the world at large. We consider LSFF both a platform where filmmakers can cut their teeth and define their careers, and a celebrator of the archival treasures and talent that got us here.

Past Screenings

LSFF: London Lives (BSL/captioned screening) 18

London's vastness beckons to those looking for something different, somewhere to think and speculate, someplace to retreat and take refuge. Repetition… Read More
Various Directors, UK, 2022, 2023, 93m.
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LSFF: Ancestral Remembrance 18

Take a deep dive into hard-to-confront histories, myths, traumas, and beliefs - but not without a dash of lightheartedness. Spanning from… Read More
Various Filmmakers, Various Countries, 2022, 2023, 103m.
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LSFF x Oska Bright: Other Worlds 18

Embark on a thrilling journey through alternate realities, uncharted territories, and surreal dimensions. Brace yourself for a captivating collection of enigmatic,… Read More
Various Filmmakers, Various Countries, 2019- 2022, 45m.
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LSFF x T A P E Collective: Bonded 3.0 18

In this third series of the Bonded programme, we dig deeper into excavating the meaning and significance of familial, parental bonds.… Read More
Various Filmmakers, UK, USA, 2020-2022, 69m.
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LSFF & Zodiac Film Club: Astral Projections 18

Zodiac Film Club presents Sofia Bohdanowicz's Maison du Bonheur, a documentary portrait of the day-to-day life of a 77 year old… Read More
Various, Various, Various, 101m.
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LSFF Presents: The Universe is a Haunted House 18

“Whistle and I'll come to you my lad…” - Coil   Be forewarned, this isn’t a horror programme, at least not… Read More
Various, Various, 2021, 2022, 100m.
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LSFF & T A P E Presents: Bonded 2.0 18

Whether the lines are blurred or bold, crossovers between carers, friends, and family are a fact of life. But the realities… Read More
Various, Various, Various, 90m.
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