London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival


The 18th and first virtual edition of LSFF | 15-24 January 2021

Favorite films

  • Good Stock On The Dimension Floor: An Opera
  • Plague (Screen 1)
  • At Home But Not at Home
  • Class of Struggle

Recent activity

  • Lizard

  • Look Then Below

  • The Shift

  • O Black Hole!

Recent reviews

  • Lizard


    “London-based, Nigeria-raised filmmaker Akinola Davies Jr. returns to the Lagos of his childhood, steering us through a deeply religious and matriarchal society through the eyes and imaginings of its protagonist: an eight year old girl with otherworldly intuition. A personal and at times autobiographical story of exploration, we discover the workings and underbelly of a mega-church as she floats unseen like a ghost through the congregation, past the dodgy money-laundering happenings in the back rooms, and into the surrounding streets…

  • Look Then Below

    Look Then Below

    “This is a stunningly beautiful film to look at. Digital animation, hand processed 16mm, superimposition, solarisation: all seamlessly edited to create an abstract landscape of the solid rock faces of deep caves and the green foliage of its surrounding woods and jungle. Rivers has been screening work at LSFF since the very beginnings of the festival, with his filmic musings on English wilderness and collaborations with other LSFF regular Andrew Kötting. Since then, he’s captured landscapes across the globe, from…

Popular reviews

  • Here and There

    Here and There

    “Poignant and breathtaking in equal measure, Here and There charts the filmmaker’s attempt to find meaning and connection in the macro and micro journeys of her family’s migratory history, spanning many decades across multiple continents. One of its most compelling elements can be found in its meticulous construction, utilising archive, physical media, Google Earth and moments of fourth-wall breaking bravada where one element collapses into the other. Through this, Liebenthal points towards an inherent yet no less devastating truth, that…

  • My Galactic Twin Galaction

    My Galactic Twin Galaction

    “One of the greatest pleasures of Sacha Svirsky’s latest animation is to be found in its joyous approach to instability. In seven short minutes, Svirsky’s flight of creative inspiration effortlessly draws together melancholic introspection, intergalactic war, postmodernity, Russian Futurism and a full-blown musical number. Svirsky manages to bypass the threat of contrivance by rooting his sci-fi opus in the erring timbre of his own voice and confused, comedic beat of his voiceover; one that’s both awed and puzzled by the…