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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 1

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

Command Action

Command Action

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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.

Part of In the Neighbourhood.

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.

Part of Wild at Heart and Weird on Top.

The Exquisite Corpus

The Exquisite Corpus

Director Peter Tscherkassky
Austria 2015
19 mins

Footage from a variety of films that display human nudity, masterfully edited according the Surrealist principle of the exquisite corpse.

Part of The Stuff of Film.

Lili

Lili

Director An van Dienderen
Belgium 2015
11 mins

China Girls was the name given to women whose faces act as the guide for colour balance in film stocks and who, despite the moniker, almost always displayed caucasian skin tones.

Part of Mediums and Messages.

Mother(s)

Maman(s)

The daily life of Aida and her family is overturned when her father comes back from Senegal. The problem is that he has not come back alone.

Mother(s)

Director Maïmouna Doucouré
France 2015
21 mins

The daily life of Aida and her family is overturned when her father comes back from Senegal. The problem is that he has not come back alone.

Part of Family at War.

Operator

Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma’s life in her hands.

Operator

Director Caroline Bartleet
UK 2015
6 mins

Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma’s life in her hands.

Part of Fight or Flight.

Total running time 87 mins

Short Film Award Programme 2 will be presented at 3:00 PM on Saturday 17 October.

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