Announcing this year's #WITHTEETH shortlist
We received over 200 applications for With Teeth, the LSFF commissioning fund designed to foster independent moving image talent through prioritising the artists’ vision, supported by Arts Council England.
The team were incredibly impressed with the high standard that we saw among the pitches, which made for lively discussion when selecting the final 12.
Check out the selected filmmakers, and some of their past work, below. From LSFF alumni, to new and emerging talent - we are so excited to take these artists to the next stage of the process.
The final 3 commissions will be announced soon - watch this space!
1. Dotty Kultys
With a strong background in theatre, Dotty writes, designs and directs animated stories for inquisitive viewers.
2. Kim Noce
Kim Noce is an Italian artist and filmmaker based in the UK. She holds an MA in Animation from the NFTS and a BA in Fine Art from BRERA Accademia di Belle art in Milan.
3. Anne Verheij
Working primarily with dance and often employing improvisation in her process, Anne explores rhythm, movement and light to create dynamic multi screen video installations and short films. Check out a sample of her work here.
4. Charly Flyte
Charly is an actress and filmmaker whose work is grounded in the body and explores consciousness. Her past work can be viewed here.
5. Mari Shibata
Born in Tokyo, raised in Germany and the UK, with a more recent stint in Kenya, Mari is a self-shooting producer-director working in video journalism, short documentaries and arts films.
6. Jade Jackman
Jade Jackman is a young filmmaker based between London and Madrid. She likes to take a creative approach to political issues and is particularly interested in women's rights, borders and small dogs.
7. Noemi Varga
Noemi Varga is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, where she specialised in Moving Image. Her work is mainly preoccupied with the representation of alternative lifestyles and the history of her native Hungary. You can see past work here.
8. Zoe Aiano
Zoe Aiano is a multilingual filmmaker, video editor, researcher and translator based in London but often working in Central and Eastern Europe. Her specialism is visual ethnography, on the border between documentary and art, social practice and experimentation.
Katja Verheul is a Dutch video artist and researcher based in London, United Kingdom.
10. Tash Tung
Tash is a London-based director and visual artist with a background in fine art, graphic design and photography. Very much a visualiser across many mediums, she continues developing her relationship with film and music through a focus on strong concepts, story telling and striking visuals.
11. Susu Laroche
"French-Egyptian artist Susu Laroche's analogue films explore heightened emotional states and an idea of senselessness, the result being an enigmatic body of work drenched in an much mystery as the artist herself." - I-D
12. Dillon Beagley
Dillon directs personal films about small interactions with his family, often focusing on childhood and children that are forced to grow up before their time. Dillon works best between social and magic realism.