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The 10th London Short Film Festival returns in January to celebrate 10 years

 The 10th LSFF returns in January to celebrate 10 years, across multiple London venues with screenings, events, panels, music and much more.

  • ·     ·         25 programmes of new British short films consisting of over 300 shorts selected from 1200 open submission

  • ·         Special focusses on Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Douglas Hart, Al and Al, Ruth Paxton, Ivana Bobic, Ian Pons Jewel, Nick Jordan & Jacob Cartwright

  • ·         Guest programmes and events from Fashion Popcorn, Club des Femmes (Pussy Riot benefit), I Am Dora, Rankin Films, Whirlygig Cinema (Spotlights & Making Tracks), Open City, Fuji Film, Screen Bandita, Kino Club, Suitcase Cinema, Soundtrack Music & Film Festival, BFI Sonic Cinema, Rich Pickings, At Home With The Ludskis

  • ·         Live music and performance from Breton, Blood Music, Institute of Eyes, Frank Chickens, Johnny Woo, States of Bliss human suspension, The Highly Skilled Migrants, The Cabinet of Living Cinema

  • ·         Industry panels and events (supported by Creative Skillset) from Shooting People, BFI Film Fund, Underwire Festival, Women in Film & Television, London Film Academy, Binger Film Lab, Britdoc, Mosaic Film Networking, Audio Network, New British Cinema Quarterly, Advance Films


Thanks for our marvellous new LSFF trailer (featuring Festival director and producer Philip Ilson & Cassandra Neal in starring roles!!) to Annabelle Dunbar-Whittaker (producer), Ivana Bobic (director), Ben Campbell (edit / sound), Phil Bolland (sound mix), Martin Sansom (colourist), Andy Brown (on-line), Oliver Lavery-Farag & Henry Lockyer (assistants), and filmed in the Rio Cinema projection booth. See it on the website or in one of our Festival cinemas in the lead up to the Festival…


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It's the final day of our Indiegogo crowd funding campaign; less than 12 hours to go!!!

If you'd like to make a last minute donation, get yourself along to


We don’t want to end on a downer, as there is much to celebrate in British short filmmaking over the next month, but we were recently saddened to hear of the end of Rushes Soho Shorts, who have been valued partners and supporters of the London Short Film Festival these last few years.

Please read this statement below. It’s even more important to make sure short filmmaking is supported and championed…



LONDON:  December 2012


Rushes has announced it will be discontinuing its annual Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. 

The 14 year old festival, created by Joce Capper and her team at Rushes will go into retirement as Rushes focuses on continuing to grow its business within the VFX and post sectors.


“We loved the Festival and has been an integral part of all our calendars for many years.  It's a very tough decision to not run next year but we feel it is time for us to move forward with other creatively innovative ways to engage with our clients.”  Says Joce Capper MD Rushes.  “Rushes remains committed to bringing the best creative talent and services to our clients so it is important for us to direct our energies towards supporting them and ensuring Rushes remains a leading creative house in Soho and the international community.”


The Soho Shorts Festival has grown to be a significant International Film festival, showcasing talent through networking, seminars, guest screenings and competition categories.  To keep it running at the level it deserves required more resources, people, time and money than we are able to commit.  Rushes don't want any half measures for the Festival and we’re not willing to let standards drop for the sake of continuing a lesser event.  


Soho Shorts has been an amazing experience; we are proud of its achievements, the team who have run it  and all those who participated.  It’s success is due to them and to our Festival Director, Joe Bateman, who has been wonderful; his tireless passion, energy and commitment is very much appreciated.  He is fantastic  to work with and always such a positive spirit to be around.  At some point we would love to bring back a reshaped festival to support this extraordinary talented global community.  Until then, we would like to personally thank everyone who has contributed to the festival over the years, to the entrants from over 60 countries who introduced us to a world of short film story telling that made us laugh cry and provoked our thoughts many times over. 


The Rushes Soho Shorts community has always embodied more than the ten day event each year. Their social media sites will remain and continue to promote news from the short film world and the festival community.


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