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The Super Shorts Film Festival London, an annual event that highlighted independent short film talent for more than a decade, is back!

Talent Circle in London founded the Super Shorts London Film Festival in 2003, to focus explicitly on short films in all its forms and shapes. During its original eleven year run, the festival shown over 2,000 incredible short films, from slick 35mm shorts to weird and wonderful experimental films. Super Shorts held over 120 events, including seminars, panel discussions and workshops. This resulted in rave reviews:
”The best short films from around the world“ Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series)
“The best in short cinema from around the world“ Timeout London
“The world's best new shorts” Metro newspaper

In 2010 Chris Jones became one of the leading names of the festival. Chris Jones is a filmmaker and author of the internationally bestselling "Guerilla Film Makers Handbook" series. In 2009 his short film 'Gone Fishing' was Oscar shortlisted, won the prestigious Producers Guild of America's Best Short Film and collected over 40 international awards.

Unfortunately, in its original incarnation, the festival came to an end in 2014. Inspired by that original movement, the revived Super Shorts Film Festival London will continue to emphasize lesser known, vanguard cinematic works and further its tradition of galvanizing budding talent. As in its earlier years, the 2018 festival will create an intimate atmosphere and space for unique visionaries and voices. True to its history, the festival will screen films of both novices and veterans—with medium and low budgets—from all over the globe. The festival’s goal is to create a warm, open atmosphere in which filmmakers, fans, critics, and producers can watch the films of emerging talents, explore new cinematic techniques and styles, and award cinematic excellence.


The Super Shorts Film Festival London will take place on December 5, 6 and 7, 2018 at BFI Stephen Street London.

Screening Schedule
and official selection

Come and join the screenings at
BFI Stephen Street,21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1LN and meet the filmmakers.

Reserve your FREE seats by mailing to info@supershorts.org, mention the names for the guest list and the specific screenings you want to join. Please, only reserve a seat if you're sure you'll be able to join the screening, the seats are limited and we want to make sure we can present these wonderful short to as much people possible.

Thursday, December 5, 7.15-8.25PM // FREE
Thursday, December 5, 8.35-9.45PM // FREE
Friday, December 6, 7.15-8.25PM // FREE
Friday, December 6, 8.35-9.45PM // FREE
Saturday, December 7, 7.15-8.25PM // FREE
Saturday, December 7, 8.35-9.45PM // FREE

Screening Schedule
Thursday, December 5 (7.15-8.25PM)

Come and join the screenings at
BFI Stephen Street,21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1LN and meet the filmmakers.
Reserve your FREE seats by mailing to info@supershorts.org, mention the names for the guest list and the specific screenings you want to join. Please, only reserve a seat if you're sure you'll be able to join the screening, the seats are limited and we want to make sure we can present these wonderful short to as much people possible.
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Dear Hearing World (United Kingdom)

by Adam Docker

Based on a poem written and spoken by deaf spoken-word artist Raymond Antrobus. The film blends deaf actress Vilma Jackson’s powerful and thought-provoking performance in British Sign Language with music and striking urban London scenes.
Duration: 00:04:05

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Game (Iran)

by Ali Haddadi

A father with financial problems is forced to pay compensation for the damage caused by his son. He tries to get out of this situation by keeping his dignity.
Duration: 00:18:02

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Locked-In (United Kingdom)

by Aleksandar Nikolic, Fotina Papatheodorou

In a single Super8 POV shot, the film follows the last minutes of a man with locked-in syndrome.
Duration: 00:03:30

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Diva & Astro (United States)

by Angel Barroeta

A streetwise posse idly roams the evening in the hood they call home. Diva and Astro follow parallel paths in real time, hurtling irrevocably toward the consequences of the habits they find hardest to overcome.
Duration: 00:08:43

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Adam & Eve Mk II (United Kingdom)

by Sebastian Kuder

In a post-apocalyptic future, human memories from the now-extinct species homo sapiens are loaded into the artificial brain of a robot.
Duration: 00:04:13

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Frederick's Mementos (United Kingdom)

by Zina Al-Askari

From his specialised studio, Frederick Mortimer, a former stage actor and the Creative Director of Modern Memento Mori (est.2018), gives the audience a behind the scenes look at his unique work and unusual passion.
Duration: 00:02:20

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Petty Thing (China)

by Li Zexi

The summer afternoon was no special, until the kids, also gun fight lovers, hung around in the village and found a replica pistol. As the trigger was pulled, the whole wood was awakened.
Duration: 00:03:46

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Make Up Your Mind (Hong Kong)

by Miguel Badiola Borje

We all have a choice to value the people in our lives as they deserve. But who gets to decide their worth? In the always busy and uber capitalistic New York of Asia, Hong Kong, our currency of love is respect. Love all.
Duration: 00:02:36

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What You See (Australia)

by Louis C Brandt

We are currently living in a time where we have an increasing amount of access to each other’s lives. Because of this, it has become extremely easy to judge someone or their personality purely from their online presence.
Duration: 00:01:48

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Pandemia (Hong Kong)

by Yiannis Biliris

The messaging. The infinite social media scrolling. People are multitasking between games and the stock market, watching movies whilst skipping continuously 15 seconds ahead - all of this while even crossing the street.
Duration: 00:03:00

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Pain is Mine (Australia)

by Farshid Akhlaghi

One day, One room, One take.  After her spinal surgery, she was always in pain, intense pain, unendurable pain. Painkillers have been her refuge for a long time, but one day, she decided to stop.
Duration: 00:12:30

Screening Schedule
Thursday, December 5 (8.35-9.45PM)

Come and join the screenings at
BFI Stephen Street,21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1LN and meet the filmmakers.
Reserve your FREE seats by mailing to info@supershorts.org, mention the names for the guest list and the specific screenings you want to join. Please, only reserve a seat if you're sure you'll be able to join the screening, the seats are limited and we want to make sure we can present these wonderful short to as much people possible.
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Interrogation (United Kingdom)

by Ivo Krankowski

How to get to the bottom of things. An examination of the nature of truth in a tense interview situation.
Duration: 00:01:08

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I Come From The Fire City (United States)

by Daniel Daly

A visual accompaniment to the titular poem by acclaimed poet Eve L. Ewing.
Duration: 00:02:24

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2nd class (Sweden)

by Jimmy Olsson

Charlotte is the new 2nd class teacher and when she is out with her friends she gets attacked by a nazi. After the hospital when she gets back to her school she discovers that one of her students is the son of that nazi.
Duration: 00:13:45

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At Dawn the Flowers Open the Gates of Paradise (United Kingdom)

by Elzbieta Piekacz

Akiko works in a central London hotel as a housekeeper where she finds refuge in a personal project. She is taking photographs of the hotel guests used bed sheets, which like sculpture printed by peoples sleeping and sleeplessness from the previous night.
Duration: 00:13:26

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I Love Tennis (United Kingdom)

by Sam W. Buffery

A 'blind' man describes in great detail his love for the game of tennis.
Duration: 00:01:30

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theAngelcy - Dreamer (Israel)

by Indy Hait

One singular person free-falling through the sky.
Duration: 00:03:45

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Handmade (United Kingdom)

by Phoebe Morrison

An exploration of animation processes through expressive hands interacting with a book.
Duration: 00:02:10

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Field of Infinity (United Kingdom)

by Guli Silberstein

Inspired by both Italian Renaissance paintings and contemporary news broadcasts from Gaza protests at the border with Israel - the work processes human gestures and figures in landscape into a dark and colourful scramble.
Duration: 00:05:22

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The Bitter with the Sweet (Germany)

by Ann Sophie Lindström

A love story on the verge of madness between Ricky, 62, an aging cowboy and Gretchen, 55, an eloquent former drug addict. Ricky and Gretchen live a thin line between love and hate as they try to grow old together.
Duration: 00:23:48

Screening Schedule
Friday, December 6 (7.15-8.25PM)

Come and join the screenings at
BFI Stephen Street,21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1LN and meet the filmmakers.
Reserve your FREE seats by mailing to info@supershorts.org, mention the names for the guest list and the specific screenings you want to join. Please, only reserve a seat if you're sure you'll be able to join the screening, the seats are limited and we want to make sure we can present these wonderful short to as much people possible.
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Rice Milk (United Kingdom)

by Orlando Cubitt

A short monologue on the people wellness milks can no longer help.
Duration: 00:01:28

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Girls Who Drink (United Kingdom)

by Lily Rose Thomas

Girls Who Drink observes three young women caught somewhere between the echoing din of last night and the cold silence of tomorrow morning. Patching together memories, sensations, fears, fantasies and emotions.
Duration: 00:08:27

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Hurry Up And Wait! (United Kingdom)

by Sliitz

Waiting is also a place of discovery. An opportunity to draw the line between the razzle-dazzle of everyday life and a moment of peace.
Duration: 00:02:47

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Sand (Spain)

by Juan Rod

On the other side of the world, time is infinite and far away. Bodies dive the sand.
Duration: 00:05:30

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Moby - Mistake (Philippines)

by Kevin Hindriks

A hobo gives birth to midgets, which leads to tragedy.
Duration: 00:03:45

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Forget Me Not (United Kingdom

by Natan Stoessel

Elsa, a young woman in her early 20's, represses her pain following a traumatic event. At her psychotherapist’s, she struggles to recognise her true emotions.
Duration: 00:05:30

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A Conversation with the Filmmaker Regarding Her Sexuality (United Kingdom

by Lizzy Rogers

A fast-moving collage of found images, textures, and hand drawn abstract imagery, this film builds around a series of personal anecdotes during which the filmmaker attempts to understand her gender and sexuality.
Duration: 00:04:40

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On the Other Shore (United States)

by Gus Reed

A young man on a visit to his lakeside childhood home wakes up to find his long-absent sister has returned.
Duration: 00:09:10

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Unmorality (Netherlands)

by Oyoko, Glen Harris, James Scurry

The Ghanaian-Dutch artist, currently based in London, contemplates about her rebellion and her re-definition of justice as she has witnessed the flaws of a system that should have enacted law after an unidentified event.
Duration: 00:02:38

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Kite (Portugal)

by João Pombeiro

Duration: 00:04:50

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Love (Canada)

by Benoit Ouellet

The friendship between Sam and Mathieu ends.
Duration: 00:04:42

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Tungrus (India)

by Rishi Chandna

Tungrus is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household.
Duration: 00:12:56

Screening Schedule
Friday, December 6 (8.35-9.45PM)

Come and join the screenings at
BFI Stephen Street,21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1LN and meet the filmmakers.
Reserve your FREE seats by mailing to info@supershorts.org, mention the names for the guest list and the specific screenings you want to join. Please, only reserve a seat if you're sure you'll be able to join the screening, the seats are limited and we want to make sure we can present these wonderful short to as much people possible.
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Joe Connor Little - Ordinary (United Kingdom)

by Isaac Crutchley

The film consists out of over 1000 individual collages and hand drawn printed out frames. It follows the introspective artist lost in his thoughts and head.
Duration: 00:03:50

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Fifteen (United Kingdom)

by Peiman Zekavat

Private video of Maria goes viral during a volleyball class in a school in Lima.
Duration: 00:10:00

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Mather (United Kingdom) by

by Eyes & Ears

Following a day in the life of Demelza Mather, musician and mother, "Mather" is a film told through contrast. 16mm and digital, color and black and white, drums and mums.
Duration: 00:03:34

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Fake News (Greece)

by Dimitris Katsimiris

A YouTuber and her partner are planning to direct the raping of a girl by two black guys. Their goal is to get more subscribers on their YouTube channel. However, on the day of the shooting things don’t go as planned.
Duration: 00:15:00

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Schmetterling (United Kingdom)

by Ella Scanlon

Ralph, a film subtitler who is numb to the world around him, begins to notice changes in himself after watching a butterfly documentary called "Schmetterling".
Duration: 00:09:43

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Flying Lessons (United Kingdom)

by Laurence Donoghue

A young man turns into a seagull every time he feels panic.
Duration: 00:08:55

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Shadow of Deadwood (Turkey)

by Ersin Pehlivan

In fact, the whole story begins and ends in an apple tree... On a cold autumn morning, an old country house... Ali, who has recently lost his grandfather, waits quietly in the room.
Duration: 00:15:59

Screening Schedule
Saturday, December 7 (7.15-8.25PM)

Come and join the screenings at
BFI Stephen Street,21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1LN and meet the filmmakers.
Reserve your FREE seats by mailing to info@supershorts.org, mention the names for the guest list and the specific screenings you want to join. Please, only reserve a seat if you're sure you'll be able to join the screening, the seats are limited and we want to make sure we can present these wonderful short to as much people possible.
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Furnace of the Birds (United States)

by Arsen Arzumanyan

An Avian creation myth stepped in mysticism. If birds had a religion, perhaps this would be there origin myth.
Duration: 00:02:40

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My name is Mohamed and Raghad, We don't exist here anymore (Australia)

by Ali Mousawi

A one shot, twelve-minute film about a day in the life of an Iranian- Ahwazi asylum seeker family, surviving in Australia.
Duration: 00:11:40

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Mente Mariposa (Mexico)

by Sebastian Ortiz Wilkins

Through the art of the metaphor and the difficult situation where a young woman and man wakes up inside a wooden box buried alive, and quickly realizes they're not alone.
Duration: 00:06:07

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Jauria (France)

by Pedro Pio

A man lives in the forest, surrounded by a pack of dogs. He feeds them, cleans them, and cares for them as he does himself. One day, one of them disappears, he must find him.
Duration: 00:15:00

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MacGray - "Brick and mortar" (Belgium)

by Aline Magrez

Built with thousands of images from GoogleStreetView, the music video “Brick and Mortar” created by young director Aline Magrez, is a frantic digital journey.
Duration: 00:03:15

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Vaarheim (Belgium)

by Victor Ridley

Out Skerries Island, 70 inhabitants. Following the closure of the high school and the fish farm, Julie sees her family split and her house emptying.
Duration: 00:29:59

Screening Schedule
Saturday, December 7 (8.35-9.45PM)

Come and join the screenings at
BFI Stephen Street,21 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1LN and meet the filmmakers.
Reserve your FREE seats by mailing to info@supershorts.org, mention the names for the guest list and the specific screenings you want to join. Please, only reserve a seat if you're sure you'll be able to join the screening, the seats are limited and we want to make sure we can present these wonderful short to as much people possible.
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Line Of Duty (India)

by Mayank Malhotra

A Young recruit of the Indian army posted at a remote bunker, is asked to forego his principals of humanity against the rigid border regulations. With a natural calamity at hand, are all regulations applicable?
Duration: 00:12:44

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The Bitter Time (China)

by MengNa Jiang

Inspired by the beauty of "wabi-sabi” and “Mono no aware ” in Japanese culture, the female artist emphasized the dark side of her personal growth.
Duration: 00:03:04

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Sometimes We Swim (Finland)

by Samppa Batal

Being incapable to move forward with his life, a man lingers in the moment where it all began.
Duration: 00:07:37

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Aranay (Cuba)

by Rudolf Fitzgerald-Leonard

Fifteen year-old Aranay prepares to leave Cuba to join her parents in Belgium. Her grandmother, Olga, wants to give her a gift to remember her by, as she begins life in her new country. That is, if she can find her before she leaves.
Duration: 00:07:23

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Consolar (United States)

by Susan DeLeo

A short poetic piece shot on Super 8mm film inspired from a line of a traditional Spanish folksong "Asturiana."
Duration: 00:04:35

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Unliving (United Kingdom)

by Terry Silvester

Unliving, is an existential study separated into four acts. The film portrays moments of a young mans experiences of feeling alive.
Duration: 00:12:13

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Shooting Crows (Switzerland)

by Christine Hürzeler

A park in the fog. Crows flap and caw in the sky. A homeless man sleeps between the trees. Now and then a crow is shot.
Duration: 00:20:28

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The Super Shorts London Film Festival accepts short films in all genres: drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, ... Go to our Filmfreeway listing to enter your film.



SUBMISSIONS
The Super Shorts London Film Festival accept all genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Super Shorts London Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Super Shorts London Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Super Shorts London Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Super Shorts London Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the Super Shorts London Film Festival and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Super Shorts London Film Festival. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The Super Shorts London Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ENTRY LIABILITY
The filmmaker holds the Super Shorts London Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

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