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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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Short Film Award Programme 2

The Short Film Award recognises short form works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content.

The Nominated films can be found within the Festival’s main programme strands or as full collections as detailed below. Launched last year, the 2015 winners were Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel for An Old Dog’s Diary.

Total running time 88min

Ears, Nose and Throat

While under a medical examination, a modest woman unburdens her traumatic witnessing of the shooting of a man by his friend.

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Dir Kevin Jerome Everson
USA 2016


A young Bosnian refugee family end up in a small village in the Netherlands. Absurd situations arise as they try to make this new world their home.

Image from Import

Dir Ena Sendijarevic
Netherlands 2016


A documentary ode celebrating man’s capacity to care for creatures great and small, until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.

Image from Pickle

Dir Amy Nicholson
USA 2016

The Silence

Il silenzio

Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On a visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate for her mother what the doctor tells her.

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Dir Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi
Italy-France 2016

Candy Floss

Jasmine is a troubled teenager on the run who is taken in by Shane, who works at a travelling fairground. An unorthodox bond develops.

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Dir Jed Hart
UK 2016

There is land!

Há terra!

Há terra! is an encounter, a hunt, a diachronic tale of looking and becoming. As in a game, as in a chase, the film errs between character and land, land and character, predator and prey.

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Dir Ana Vaz
France-Brazil 2016

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