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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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In the Neighbourhood

Journey from big city neighbourhoods to small town backwaters, with stories of love, death and moments that have life-changing consequences.

Philip Ilson

Madeleine

Director Ollie Verschoyle
UK-USA 2015
10 mins

A mundane event offers a glimpse into a normally unseen world of mysterious connections in a small American town.

A Hole in My Heart

Un creux dans mon coeur

A Hole in My Heart

Director Mees Peijnenburg
Netherlands 2015
10 mins

A teenage boy has to confront issues on the mortality and fragility of life following a road accident.

A Hole in My Heart is nominated for the Short Film Award.

Command Action

Director João Paulo Miranda Maria
Brazil 2015
14 mins

While he is buying vegetables for his family in a local street market, a young boy observes life unfolding around him.

Command Action is nominated for the Short Film Award.

The Evolution of a Gen-X Music Purchaser

Director Jack Marchetti
USA 2014
8 mins

All the significant moments over the last twenty years in Zack’s life parallel the changing landscape of music buying technology.

Malaguti Phantom

Director Sam de Jong
Netherlands 2014
9 mins

With his disfigured face, minimal social skills and a crappy scooter, Jeroen must transform in order to be accepted by the bad kids of the neighbourhood.

Slingshot

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Director David Hansen
Australia 2015
7 mins

An analogy of modern love in a trailer park, with young Frankie and Tayla.

Lord and Lidl

Lord and Lidl

Director Oscar Hudson
UK 2014
4 mins

A man heads to his local Lidl supermarket after God unexpectedly shows up at his door asking for a meal.

Over

Over

Director Jörn Threlfall
UK 2015
14 mins

A crime scene in a quiet neighbourhood is seen in reverse, with the reveal leading to an unexpected conclusion.

Over is nominated for the Short Film Award.

Next to Me

Obok Mnie

Director Marta Prus
Poland-Croatia 2014
14 mins

While a young girl is out shopping she is followed by two older girls.

Empire

Empire

Director Kristof Hoornaert
Belgium 2015
14 mins

Late afternoon in a city suburb, a man comes home to his wife and child. A portrait of a family captured in real time.

Total running time 104 mins


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