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This site lists films and events from the 2016 BFI London Film Festival. The festival programme for 2017 will be announced later this year.
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Wild at Heart and Weird on Top

Midnight movies and cult cinema are a key part of film history. This selection of shorts draw on horror, surrealism, underground cinema and a general open-mouthed all-out craziness.

Philip Ilson

SMUT HOUNDS

Smut Hounds

Director Sari Braithwaite
Australia 2014
9 mins

When the 1969 Sydney Film Festival attempts to programme a Swedish film that the censors believe contains actual sex, a scandal erupts.

Manoman

Director Simon Cartwright
UK 2015
11 mins

Glen attends a primal scream therapy session to tap into his masculine side. But surrounded by wailing men, he finds he cannot make a sound.

Teeth

Teeth

Directors Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
UK-Hungary-USA 2015
6 mins

A man’s life is chronicled through the loss of his teeth.

Deep Space

Director Bruno Tondeur
Belgium 2014
7 mins

An intergalactic mission to discover a new intelligent species finds an astronaut undergoing severe mental and physical strain.

Sexpol

Sexpol

Director Jörg Weidner
Germany 2014
11 mins

An enlightening account of the movement for the liberation from repressive sexual morals, which was lead by the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich.

Edmond

Edmond

Director Nina Gantz
UK 2015
9 mins

Edmond goes on a reverse journey through his life, revisiting every defining moment in order to locate the origins of his desires.

Edmond is nominated for the Short Film Award.

Superior

Superior

Director Erin Vassilopoulos
USA 2015
16 mins

A stranger passing through town sparks a young girl’s desire to distinguish herself from her identical twin sister.

Family Trip

Family Trip

Director Oscar Oldershaw
UK 2015
10 mins

A low road to heaven and a high road to hell. The perfect trip!

Lesley the Pony has an A+ Day!

Lesley the Pony has an A+ Day!

Director Christian Larrave
USA 2014
4 mins

Lesley has fun-filled adventures in the town of Merryville with his friend The Duke.

Copycat

Copycat

Director Charlie Lyne
UK 2015
9 mins

In 1991, Rolfe Kanefsky released his self-aware horror film, There’s Nothing Out There. Five years later, Wes Craven released Scream.

Nasty

Nasty

Director Prano Bailey-Bond
UK 2015
15 mins

12-year-old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his father.

Total running time 107 mins


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