If you’re planning a trip to the capital in the new year and fancy partaking in one of the many wonderful events happening in the city, head to the London Short Film Festival.
Held from January 9th- 18th, the event is hugely popular, with film-fans flocking to the festival to watch exclusive screenings and attend one of the many events held during the course of the ten day festival.
Now in its 12th year, it has been recognised as a platform for the UK’s cutting-edge and diverse film industry and has received raving reviews from established magazines and newspapers such as Time Out magazine and The Guardian.
Boasting a lineup featuring over 300 films screened over the course of ten days, it celebrates the best in British cinematography whilst weaving together a fantastic mix of cutting-edge films and multimedia.
Thanks to its excellent reputation, it is renowned for its elusive crossing-arts programme having showcased some of the UK’s best talent and pieces of work in its 11 year history.
Being the UK’s only dedicated film event that focuses solely on British cinema, it is a hub of emerging and existing talent set to shine on screen.
Previous festivals have showcased the working of upcoming actors including the hugely talented Jack O’Connell.
Having risen to fame thanks to his starring role as Cook in teen favourite Skins and his role in critically-acclaimed This is England, his work was showcased at the 2013 festival.
The event has witnessed a meteoric rise to fame, with the number of visitors growing each year. It originated in 2003 as the Halloween Short Film Festival showcasing some of the scariest films around, but in 2008 the organisers saw potential in the event and it has been expanding ever since.
Each year it takes on more films, live music and industry talks showcasing its epic achievements in bringing a wide selection of short films that grace the silver screen to a captivated audience.
If you wish to fully immerse yourself in the festival, book to stay at one of London’s Shaftesbury Hotels.