NEW SHORTS: Outer Limits
18:45 Mon 13 Jan 2020
A generous helping of twists and turns, paranormal activity and the phantasmagorical. Embrace the unknowable with grotesque mermaids, black holes opening up in an old lady’s living room, narratives caught in unbearable time loops and sentient sculptures fleeing the Louvre.
From the outright supernatural to subtler hints at the surreal, catch new work from Gabriel Abrantes (Diamantino) and the directorial debut of Beyond Clueless producer Anthony Ing. With turns from Gerard Kearns (Shameless) and Jessica Gunning (Pride). Programmed by Philip Ilson 98’
This programme contains violent imagery
Sebastian Lagerkvist 25 mins (NO, 2018)A boy is pressured to lose his virginity, and now his childhood trauma will no longer be ignored.
Luc Mollinger 18 mins (UK, 2019)Two Cornish brothers find an unconscious, grotesque mermaid in their fishing net and hide it in the local aquarium with dreams of fame and fortune, but their destinies diverge when the creature stirs and awakens a confronting truth.
Maegan Houang 11 mins (US, 2019)A surrealist short film about overcoming the loss of a partner within the parameters of living as a female Vietnamese immigrant.
Dylan Holmes Williams 15 mins (UK, 2019)Kiera is being bullied at school. She’s the nerdy captain of the a cappella club and an easy target. Or so it seems...
Anthony Ing 9 mins (UK, 2019)At an audition, Maya becomes part of an absurd cycle... losing track of who she's performing for and why.
Gabriel Abrantes 20 mins (PT, 2019)Tired of being a banal ornament, a sculpture runs away from the Louvre to confront real life on the streets of Paris.
Sat 18 Jan 2020
Regent Street Cinema
A cross-section of the tricksy dynamics of subcultures and the various lives pulsating through Web 2.0.
Fri 17 Jan 2020
Thrills, chills and spills screened, as is LSFF tradition, at the witching hour.
Fri 17 Jan 2020
These macabre shorts toy with that unsettling, exciting possibility of something ominous in the shadows.
Sat 11 Jan 2020
An international compendium of experimental short film.