South Bank London

Still from short film there are new suns. a girl looks over paddy fields and in the sky above there are 3 large goldfish

London Short Film Festival

The London Short Film Festival returns to South Bank for its 21st year.


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19 Jan - 28 Jan 2024

Ticket Information

Tickets from £11

Location Info

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London, UK

The London Short Film Festival returns for its 21st year. Taking place at venues across London, this year the BFI Southbank hosts a wide variety of short film screenings as part of the festival.

Delivering the very best in new short-form filmmaking as well as retrospectives, the festival programme includes 35mm screenings of short films by Britain's best filmmakers, themed programme evenings and themed short film competition programmes.

Festival highlights at BFI Southbank

The Short Films of Cartoon Saloon
Sat Jan 20 at 11:30am
A varied and exquisite collection of shorts by the Irish animation studio from the past two decades. Includes Q& A with Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore and Paul Young from Cartoon Saloon.

My Ear is My Ear
Sat 20 Jan at 1:50pm
Short film programme exploring Deaf lives and culture.

LSF Competition: This Must Be The Place
Sat 20 Jan at 8:45pm
Places that we arrive at, leave from, and end up. This collection of competition films, selected from across the LSFF programme, traverse time and space and the spectrum of human emotion.

LSF Competition: There Are New Suns
Wed 24 Jan at 8:30pm
Filmmaking and watching offer us a way to imagine new horizons, or alternate worlds that are already out there. What planes and dimensions exist alongside our own, and what images can we summon from there to here?

LSF Competition: Growing Up In Public
Thu 25 Jan at 8:45pm
Coming of age is far from easy, as these competition-nominated films demonstrate.

British Short Films on Film
Fri 26 Jan at 6:15pm
A selection of classic films by some of the greatest luminaries in the film world. With intro by directors Andrea Arnold, Ngozi Onwurah and John Smith.

LSF Competition: A Trick of the Light
Sat 25 Jan at 8:40pm
The films in this programme subvert the visual medium, playing tricks on the viewer and manipulating images from decades ago using AI.

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