Returning for a fourteenth year, the London Short Film Festival comes to four venues across London this January with hundreds of film screenings, each hand-picked for the occasion. Renowned for its crazy, avant-garde and challenging offerings, the festival sees around 70 events take place at the ICA, Picturehouse Central, Hackney Picturehouse, Moth Club and Hackney Attic. Films include drama and documentaries examining London life, comedy shorts and the Best UK Short Film Award shortlist. The LSFF really is an ultra buzzing, decidedly edgy and often decadent event, accompanied by training sessions, drunken bashes, live music and awards.
London Film Festivals
Buzzing, edgy and often decadent event from start to finish.
Dates: 06th - 15th January 2017
Ideal for anyone looking for a leg-up into the film business.
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT
Dates: 16th - 19th February 2017
Showcasing the work of young filmmakers, the BFI Future Film Festival returns for its tenth birthday this February and once again offers a packed programme of workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities and screenings designed to inspire and develop film knowledge. Focusing on fiction, animation and documentary, young filmmakers aged between 16 and 25 are invited to submit their short films in each category for consideration at the Future Film Awards - the best will be shown to a panel of industry experts who will offer their advice and feedback. For anyone looking for a leg-up into the film business - whether you're advanced or a beginner, a writer or a producer - this is a must.
This collection of adventure, action and environmental films creates an adrenaline-packed programme.
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN
Dates: 7th to 18th March 2017
The most breathtaking and inspiring collection of adventure, action sports and environmental films returns to the UK. The London leg of the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to the Union Chapel for twelve nights of mind-blowing films, shorts and documentaries paying homage to the great outdoors. In 2017 the festival carries two unique and entirely different film programmes so you can go along twice and still see new films. Showcasing remote landscapes, vibrant cultures and extreme sports such as hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, paragliding and kayaking, the festival draws on some of the world's best film makers and accomplished outdoor heroes to celebrate the wonders of the natural world through film.
The spin off of America's indie film festival showcases films screened at the Utah festival in January.
Picturehouse Central, 7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
Dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Jun 2017
Bringing four days of original film, Sundance London returns to Picturehouse Central in June. The UK spinoff of America's indie film festival founded by Robert Redford in 1987 will showcase films screened at the Utah-based film festival in January. With screenings celebrating independent filmmakers, the festival presents a series of both UK and world premieres. This year's line-up has yet to be announced but, to give you an indication of the kind of thing to expect, last year's programme included Tallulah, the directional debut of Orange Is the New Black writer Sian Heder, and Wiener-Dog from infamous indie film director Todd Solondz, starring Danny DeVito and Greta Gerwig.
IN THIS ARTICLE
London Short Film Festival
BFI Future Film Festival
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Sundance Film Festival: London
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