THE SECRET RAVE, Dir. Tom Diffenthal
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Sketch Night

15:00 Sat 18 Jan 2020

Rio Cinema

Sketch Night becomes, well, Sketch Afternoon with our classic variety show of comedy shorts and live sketches.

Get ready to laugh with (and, er, at) your favourite comedians with on screen turns from Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats) and Jack Rooke (Happy Man), and an eclectic bag of talent behind the camera including previous LSFF Lo-Budget winner Kate Jessop (Tales From Pussy Willow) and avant-garde filmmaker John Smith (The Girl Chewing Gum).

Followed by live comedy hosted by our returning compere extraordinaire Gem Carmella (Short Sighted Cinema), join Evelyn “The Swedish Amy Schumer” Mok, plus duo Ambika Mod and Andrew Shires, collectively known as Megan from HR, who cut their teeth at the Durham Revue. Programmed by Philip Ilson. 74’

Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High Street, London
E8 2PB
020 7241 9410
Peak Standard £12.50 / Peak Concessions £10.50

Access

Please find all access information here, or drop a line to Helen MacKenzie at access@shortfilms.org.uk for more information or special requests.

  • HAPPY MONDAY

    Devin O'Rourke 4 mins (US, 2019)

    On Monday morning, attitude equals altitude.
  • JARRESSEY

    Joseph Pelling 7 mins (UK, 2018)

    Jarressey's got a new job today and he just needs to eat some food before he goes to the pub. But now all of this is happening to him!
  • STRAIGHT FACES

    Rally Ridberg 5 mins (UK, 2019)

    A satirical exploration of homophobia in young men.
  • POLLY

    Stuart Laws 6 mins (UK, 2018)

    Polly seems like an ordinary girl living off her parents’ money in West London, but unlike her friends, Polly doesn’t just think she’s special - she actually is special.
  • REFUGEES WELCOME HERE

    Danny Pattison 3 mins (UK, 2018)

    Helen Matthews is a proud Londoner and even prouder mother. Cultured, generous and inclusive, Helen believes in the EU, farmers markets and the healing powers of a good brew. But above all else, Helen Matthews believes refugees are welcome here...in theory anyway.
  • QUEERER THAN THOU

    Kate Jessop 3 mins (UK, 2019)

    Who is the queerest of them all? This queer off will reveal all! Warning: may include vogueing karate.
  • THE SECRET RAVE

    Tom Diffenthal 2 mins (UK, 2018)

    Two characters give a wonky and comedic insight into trendsetting in the world of the industrial rave culture of the UK in a warm nod to rave culture of the '90s.
  • INSECURITY QUESTIONS

    Behnam Taheri / Gideon Beresford 5 mins (UK, 2019)

    Spencer just wants to get through to his bank.
  • WIPE

    Xavier Rotnofsky / Ryan Bender 5 mins (US, 2019)

    A man's worst nightmares become reality when he visits the grocery store to buy toilet paper.
  • ALL STRETCHED OUT

    Alastair Train 4 mins (UK, 2019)

    After accidentally joining an advanced yoga class, an unfit man pushes his body to the limit trying to impress his judgemental teacher and classmates.
  • DAWN OF A NEW GAY

    Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson 5 mins (UK, 2019)

    Sexual enlightenment in the pre-Brexit, London-Olympics bliss of 2012, in a tale of drugs, debauchery and dating apps.
  • MAY...I HAVE THIS DANCE?

    Matthew Maude 4 mins (UK, 2019)

    A political satire about one woman's dream of dancing stardom.
  • A STATE OF GRACE

    John Smith 4 mins (UK, 2019)

    Air safety instructions can be ambiguous.
  • CLASS

    Jamie Delaney 10 mins (UK, 2019)

    Russ, a forty-something acting teacher advises his students of the impending arrival of casting director Lolly. In preparation, the remaining classes provide an opportunity to rehearse their selected audition scenes from cult and classic movies.
  • AKADO

    Kim Belov 7 mins (RU, 2017)

    A cable guy comes to customer's apartment and meets his fate.