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London Short Film Festival 2020

LSFF UK Competition: Concealment Feeds the Fear

The individuals in these shorts must confront states of being, and truths long avoided.

Image from LSFF UK Competition: Concealment Feeds the Fear

Total runtime 90min

Amid nostalgia, grief and generational secrets, the duality of absence and presence is felt. The individuals in these shorts must confront states of being, and truths long avoided. Maxine Peake (Funny Cow) embodies a woman plagued by anxiety in Ruth Paxton’s latest psychological horror, Emun Elliot (Prometheus) is a man with unfathomable secrets, while artist-academic Morgan Quaintance interrogates the 1990s’ unfulfilled promise of progress.

Another Decade, Morgan Quaintance, UK, 27min
They Found Her in a Field, Ellie Rogers, UK, 6min
The Fight, Georgi Banks-Davies, UK, 14min
Kingdom Come, Sean Dunn, UK, 18min
Be Still My Beating Heart, Ruth Paxton, UK, 25min

The LSFF UK Competition programmes are presented in partnership with the i Paper. These films qualify for LSFF’s Best British Short Film Award as well as, dependent on genre, Best Documentary and Best Animation.

Open Access Smart Caption Glasses at London Short Film Festival
This January 2020, the London Short Film Festival (LSFF) will host the first UK pilot in cinemas of the National Theatre's smart caption glasses, a solution for D/deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences, at BFI Southbank. A limited number of smart caption glasses are available for the LSFF UK Competition screenings. For further information about the Open Access Smart Caption Glasses pilot, please see our FAQs. To book tickets with caption glasses please email the London Short Film Festival directly at events@shortfilms.org.uk. Caption glasses tickets are only available to book via the London Short Film Festival.

Aged 16-25? Book £3 tickets in advance for the UK Competition screenings at LSFF 2020 - simply sign in with your verified 25 & Under account or sign up now.


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