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Renowned for daring cross-arts programming, we have showcased the very best of the country’s raw talent for 11 years. The London Short Film Festival is a Mecca for the UK’s young creative talent and a significant date in the UK film calender.
Every year the Festival’s large and loyal audience flock to screenings and events, and this network has grown steadily over almost a decade.
New Queer Visions at the London Short Film Festival...appeared last year...hopefully...it will again!
We welcome back New Queer Visions, LGBTQI+ culture aficionados who return to London with short gems and docs of the queer variety from the world afar.
Revenge, secrecy and fisticuffs build to a dizzying crescendo before erupting into passion and even laughter in this heady cocktail of masculine impulse laid bare. 91’
Gustav Olsson 16 mins (SE, 2018)
Sarah Al Atassi 21 mins (FR, 2017)
Jean-Marie Gouëlou 34 mins (FR, 2017)
Hakim Mastour 20 mins (TN/CH, 2017)
Sylvain Certain 1 mins (FR, 2017)
Léa Bancelin 6 mins (FR, 2017)
Zara Dwinger 26 mins (NL, 2017)
Petra Koponen 10 mins (FI, 2017)
Yuanhao Zhao 9 mins (CN, 2017)
Abena Taylor-Smith 9 mins (UK, 2018)
Amma, a young, black lesbian, spends the day in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter - but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?
Chintis Lundgren 13 mins (EE, 2017)
René Guerra 16 mins (BR, 2017)
Queer films to #FuckTrump. These short works, new and old, remind us another world – one radical – is possible and that queer filmmakers and artists have always been at the forefront of the struggle. Pratibha Parmar’s visionary document of queer feminist Black Power, A Place of Rage(accompanied by its rarely screened experimental short sister, A Poem About My Rights, featuring June Jordan) here meets Adinah Dancyger’s anti-Trump re-up of Zoe Leonard’s poem I Want A Dyke For Presidentperformed by Mykki Blanco. To be followed by CDF’s So Mayer and speaker Nazmia Jamal bringing the legacy of A Place Of Rage into the urgent present.
As the music video exploded at the height of the Eighties, queer iconoclast Derek Jarman found himself something of a bridge between the mainstream and the fringes, taking on commercial directorial work for emerging artists pushing outsider subculture through into the Top 40.
Jarman’s work, from his 1977 polemic on punk Jubilee, was always heavily influenced by the politic charge and aesthetic defiance of music and its makers and in this retrospective, we trace Jarman’s unique visual alchemy through to these oft-forgotten but era-defining gems. Featuring music videos for the likes of The Smiths, Easterhouse, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Pet Shop Boys and Suede.