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Salon des Refusés

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15:00 Sun 15 Jan 2012

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Salon des Refusés is a subversive experiment in film curation with a simple philosophy – they only screen short films that have been rejected by other film Festivals.

Their aim is to highlight the subjectivity of the programming proess, and to destabilise the idea that there are “good” shorts (which appear at Festivals) and “bad” shorts (which don’t). The Salon celebrates the diversity of the short film format and offers an alternative space for its exhibition, as a challenge to the standard Festival shorts programme.

As part of the 9th London Short Film Fetsival, the Salon will curate a programme of shorts that were submitted to, but not accepted by the LSFF. These are excellent quality shorts, that we feel should absolutely have the chance to screen.

Come along to see the underside of the LSFF!

Films screening in this programme are:

  • CONVERSATION ON A BENCH

    Ross Howieson 8 mins (UK, 2011)

    Two actors discuss their forthcoming 'big' auditions.
  • CORNER SHOP

    George Hamilton 12 mins (UK, 2011)

    A simple dispute in a corner shop exposes raw nerves.
  • ELLIE

    Chris Dundon 18 mins (UK, 2011)

    Desperate to be chosen to compete in the 2012 Olympics, Ellie must first fight her personal battles in order to win the ultimate prize.
  • I AM LONELY

    Phil Haine 8 mins (UK, 2011)

    Learning to live with yourself is a necessity for anyone, especially if you're the last man alive.
  • THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD

    Will Anderson 15 mins (UK, 2011)

    A 'behind-the-scenes' look at an animator, as he struggles with his character.