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NEW SHORTS: Funny Shit
Fri 9 Jan 21:00 ICA CINEMA 1
This popular kick-off to LSFF returns to put a smile on your face for New Year. Drown out the January blues with a few belly laughs, both dark and more light-hearted. Watch out for Stephen Mangan in GUINEA PIG, Dean ‘Scor-zay-zee’ Palinczuk in TWO DOSAS, and new work from BAFTA nominated Ben Mallaby in MILK!.
ALL THE PAIN IN THE WORLD
Tommaso Pitta 12 mins
An older man, alone on Christmas, stops in a pet store to let the owners know that one of their fish is stuck between the glass and a plant. The ill-fated fish is choking and is clearly about to die. Does nobody care?! As the man insists on saving the fish, the situation slowly spirals out of control…
Mike A Smith 9 mins
Shut in a stuffy house and knowing nothing else of life, a sofa-bound dog is shocked to discover that a world exists outside his window. With safety and sanity both utterly forgotten, the dog scrambles to overcome a somnambulant owner, rude household objects, a ridiculously sturdy door, and his own lack of thumbs in his attempts to escape.
Matthew Reed & Sam Turk 7 mins
Keith and Val are going dogging. Years of constant sniping have taken their toll on their marriage, so Val has persuaded a reluctant Keith to try something new. But as the night wear on, it soon becomes apparent to Keith that someone else in the car park has a far bigger problem than a failing marriage…
Lawrence Page 10 mins
Nothing is ever truly lost”. GONE looks at a group of characters and explores how they have coped with personal loss. We hear stories of their missing loved ones and discover how community support helped them to find their feet again. But those missing loved ones aren’t quite who we might expect…
Harry Michell 15 mins
A bedtime story for the Y-generation narrated by British Comedian Stephen Mangan. This bleak comedy centers on six almost-adults as they mourn the loss of recently bereaved pet guinea pig, George III. Childhood quickly dissipates amidst the chaos of Eton-mess, gainful employment, pornography, parenthood, suicidal fantasies and just trying to get on.
Ben Mallaby 10 mins
Raymond and Timothy have run out of milk. A minor inconvenience to most but a catastrophe to those who have no intention of leaving the house. The day is ruined without their morning cuppa so they conceive of a plan genius in its simplicity. They’ll make their own milk! But how do you make milk?
Charlie McDonnell 10 mins
The apocalypse ain’t got nothing on losing your Wi-Fi connection. In this over-the-top disaster movie parody, the team at DigiBitWave find themselves without internet, and literally treat the situation like it’s the end of the world. Who’ll make it to the end? Why don’t they just go home? Find these and more questions go unanswered in: OFFLINE.
Paul Angunawela & Mark Aarons 13 mins
A coward who thinks he's a lunatic, seeks advise from a lunatic who thinks he's a psychiatrist. If you like avante garde electro, weed tea, dead Japanese girlfriends and 80's American rock legends Toto, then you'll love this black comedy. Dir. Paul Angunawela & Mark Aarons.
Sarmad Masud 16 mins
Geeky Science teacher, Pavan relays his first date with Chloe to his colleagues. Chloe is the apple of his eye, the sugar to his spice, the mango to his lassi. In an attempt to win her over, he takes his 'English Rose' to the most authentic Indian restaurant in the city. To his horror, she goes off-menu, in Hindi...