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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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This Illuminated World is Full of Stupid Men

A selection of films in which the changing state of the world – and questions about how we might try to understand and visualise the complexity of its narrative – are explored in bold, speculative terms.

William Fowler

This Illuminated World is Full of Stupid Men


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  • Directors Andrew Kötting, Eden Kötting
  • UK 2014
  • 9 mins

Eden Kötting draws bright images on transparent glass, whilst talking with her dad about the world and the people who run it.

Mars Garden

Mars Garden

  • Director Lewis Klahr
  • USA 2014
  • 5 mins

Muscular, patriarchal images of comic book superheroes from yesteryear are illuminated on a light box and juxtaposed with tactile skill.

Transcalar Investment Vehicles

Transcalar Investment Vehicles

  • Director Hilary Koob-Sassen
  • Screenwriter Hilary Koob-Sassen
  • UK-Germany 2014
  • 50 mins
  • Production company The Errorists

This fragmented post-apocalyptic narrative utilises live action, song and mind-bending animation to explore the uncertain aftermath of a cataclysmic investment crisis.

Dark Light


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  • Director John Smith
  • UK 2014
  • 4 mins

Reflecting on past political problems and the state of the world as it was provides no tools or means for envisioning the future.

Total running time 68 mins


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