Friday 10 January, 6:30pm
A retrospective of early works from the now established artists who have defined the festival’s 17-year dedication to experimental filmmaking.
Friday 10 January, 8:00pm
Curated by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, an evening of film and performance embodying the radical history and provocative spirit of alternative drag.
Friday 10 January, 9:00pm
A programme of dark comedies kicks off the 17th edition of LSFF.
Saturday 11 January, 1:00pm
A programme of tender vignettes which look to the physical and mental strains of alienation.
Saturday 11 January, 7:00pm
Luscious celluloid and glitchy digital textures collide in this international compendium of experimental work.
Saturday 11 and Tuesday 14 January, 3:00pm
A programme of shorts which are in the running for LSFF’s Best International Short Film Award.
Saturday 11 January, 5:00pm, Wednesday 15 January, 3:00pm
Featuring works from artist filmmakers Ja’Tovia Gary and Pedro Neves Marques, a programme of shorts which are in the running for LSFF’s Best International Short Film Award.
Saturday 11 January, 9:00pm
A VHS mega-compilation traversing the band’s big hits and early punk tracks.
Sunday 12 January, 1:00pm
An eclectic selection of six short films which explore the emotional, physical and political relationships people build with their surroundings.
Sunday 12 and Thursday 16 January, 3:00pm
International short films navigate the ecstasy and pain wrought by living in the present tense.
Sunday 12 January, 5:00pm and Friday 17 January, 3:00pm
Unpacking the role of the archive in the representation of myth and memory.
Sunday 12 January, 7:00pm
Four powerful new voices span CGI and hand-drawn animation, documentary and artist’s video.
Tuesday 14 January, 7:00pm
Meditative documentaries bring you a tonic for the uneasy speed of life.
Tuesday 14 January, 9:00pm
Six experimental films consider how vestiges of past violence can continue to occupy contemporary spaces.
Wednesday 15 January, 9:00pm
Through the lenses of pan-African filmmakers, London Short Film Festival explores the auditory experience of ‘listening’ to a film.
Wednesday 15 January, 7:00pm
A programme of documentaries which question the way we relate to spaces, lives and histories beyond our immediate experience.
Thursday 16 January, 7:00pm
Hybrid documentary works expand our understanding of how we connect to others and ourselves.
Thursday 16 January, 9:00pm
Darkly comic short films pay their dues at the altar of Lucille Hadžihalilović and Gaspar Noé.
Friday 17 January, 7:00pm
A programme of documentaries which look to comment on, react against and subvert heteronormativity.
Friday 17 January, 9:00pm
An unflinching look at the human body from four artist-filmmakers.
Saturday 18 January, 1:00pm
Musician and filmmaker Baloji curates works exploring experimentation in contemporary African cinema.
Saturday 18 January, 3:30pm
A programme of shorts depicting diaristic articulations of the self, featuring pre-internet video diaries and contemporary works of autoethnography.
Saturday 18 January, 5:30pm
Illustrated lectures explore how lived experience, subjectivity and academic inquiry can be mobilised to reclaim space that is otherwise mediated by whiteness.
Saturday 18 January, 5:30pm
Curated excerpts from Anne Charlotte Robertson’s Five Year Diary (1981 – 97).
Sunday 19 January, 3:00pm
Readings from curator Jemma Desai and artist Jasleen Kaur contextualise the experimental works of Alia Syed.
Sunday 19 January, 5:00pm
Seven female filmmakers from Iran discuss their relationship to nationhood in emotive diaristic vignettes.
Sunday 19 January, 7:30pm
All the competition winners from this year’s festival in one programme.