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In 2018, the international film community will see the return of the Super Shorts Film Festival London, an annual event that highlighted independent short film talent for more than a decade.

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 1st and 2nd, 2018 at The Exhibit and Whirled Cinema, more than once described as ‘one of South London’s best-kept secrets’.

Screening Schedule
and official selection

Come and join the screenings at
Whirled Cinema London, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, London
or The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Rd, London
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.

Saturday, December 1, 12.15-1.30PM // FREE @ Whirled Cinema
Saturday, December 1, 1.45-3.00PM // FREE @ Whirled Cinema
Saturday, December 1, 8.00-10.00PM // FREE @ The Exhibit
Sunday, December 2, 8.30-9.45PM // FREE @ Whirled Cinema
Sunday, December 2, 10.00-11.15PM // FREE @ Whirled Cinema

Screening Schedule
Saturday, December 1st (12.15-1.30PM)

Come and join the screenings at Whirled Cinema London, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, London 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.

Soulfinger vs Goldfinger (United States)

by Crazy Legs Conti

It's an epic battle between Soulfinger (Denzel Washington) and Goldfinger (Al Pacino).
Duration: 00:01:58

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Asylum Park (India)

by Shanu Sharma

An Indian girl sobs quietly in a park, trying to hide away her pain. An unknown Muslim Gambian man who approaches her, sensing her desperation, proposes a sinister deal in exchange for help.
Duration: 00:19:40

Piotr (United Kingdom)

by Zuzanna Kopacka

Fighting vulnerability, depression and stereotypes; Piotr’s monologue expresses how MMA and Art harmonise to achieve equilibrium in his life.
Duration: 00:04:28

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1st June (United Kingdom)

by Gabriel Calderwood

A couple becomes estranged as their long summer draws to a close.
Duration: 00:09:37

Behind Time (United Kingdom)

by David McShane


Duration: 00:02:38

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Breakfast (United Kingdom)

by Peter Pahor

An oversized man get aroused transfiguring his breakfast hunger to a sexual excitement for an imaginary beautiful woman representing its most dark thoughts on food.
Duration: 00:00:47

Jab Jab (United Kingdom)

by Thomas Harrad, Reuben Millns

Every year, thousands of Grenadians congregate in the middle of the night to ‘play Jab,’ covered head-to-toe in motor oil as a powerful symbol of remembrance, celebration and defiance.
Duration: 00:05:00

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Live (Greece)

by Vasilis Stavropoulos

Guys, something shocking's happening right now... a man's about to commit suicide... Watch!
Duration: 00:01:00

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (Brazil)

by Frederico Evaristo

Just another fashion shoot in our fashion world.
Duration: 00:02:21

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Alex (United States)

by Brian Inocencio, Nottapon Boonprakob

After a near fatal car accident, Alex’s life completely changed. This is a conversation between Alex and his mother Janet.
Duration: 00:09:32

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Two (Finland)

by Carlos Marroquin

Men manage their feelings in a workshop.
Duration: 00:06:28

Screening Schedule
Saturday, December 1st (1.45-3.00PM)

Come and join the screenings at Whirled Cinema London, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, London 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.

Up and Arise (Israel)

by Raanan Berger

Likey is a man who was raised by his Master as a dog. When he succeeds to escape from his Master's home, he discovers that the outside world conducts itself differently than we would aspect.
Duration: 00:21:30

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The mind of an artist (United Kingdom)

by Xinning Liu

A short animation express Don McCullin’s nightmare of the war and want to escape from the terrible memories.
Duration: 00:01:00

Girl A (United Kingdom)

by Jess O'Brien

A teenage girl is reprimanded by the head teacher of her school following a violent incident with another student. As we follow a section of her life over three days, the reasons for her violent behaviour are revealed.
Duration: 00:06:39

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Mum, I'm back (Greece)

by Dimitris Katsimiris

A woman returns, after 40 years, to the village where she was born. The cause is the death of her mother. Arriving at the cemetery, she encounters the faces of all those she left behind.
Duration: 00:04:40

Elegy (United States)

by CJ Gardella

A film, in the wilderness gothic tradition, set in a crumbling estate, where strange visions and paranoia afflict its occupants.
Duration: 00:20:00

Gorilla (France)

by Tibo Pinsard

Hollywood, 1952. Henry Corso performs a costumed gorilla on horror movies and adventure movies. For Jungle Jenna, he must terrorize the leading actress lost in a fake jungle.
Duration: 00:14:05

Screening Schedule
Saturday, December 1st (8.00PM-10.00PM)

Come and join the screenings at The Exhibit London, 12 Balham Station Rd, London 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.

Nicabob (United States)

by Daneeta Loretta Jackson, Patrick Jackson

A lonely teenager inadvertently makes a real human connection when he shuts down his Youtube channel after haters attack him.
Duration: 00:14:00

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Body Echo (United Kingdom)

by Ali Aschman

A woman discovers her own fractured self in the room next door. Body Echo expresses psychological fragility and fragmentation of identity.
Duration: 00:02:58

The Man Who Could .... (United Kingdom)

by Ben Cohen

A mockumentary set in the early 80's. A 25 year old man has the single minded self belief that he can achieve something which we have all dreamt about.
Duration: 00:08:14

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Lost For Words (United Kingdom)

by Sanjana Chandrasekhar

This project looks at a conversation between two people, one of whom finds himself ‘lost for words’ as he finds difficulty in expressing himself.
Duration: 00:00:51

Rear Window (Switzerland)

by Florian Luthi

A short love story between a car, a horse and some fragments of cinema.
Duration: 00:03:03

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Deserto (Italy)

by Jacopo Miliani

‘Deserto’ reflects on the possibility of multiple identities through the invention of a new language.
Duration: 00:06:08

Elisa (Germany)

by Kristina Kean Shtubert

'Elisa' portrays the claustrophobic and extremely painful relationship between nine year old Elisa and her mother.
Duration: 00:15:53

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Abstract Concrete (United Kingdom)

by Stephan Dilley

Footage taken on the Southbank in London is transformed to create abstract shapes.
Duration: 00:02:19

Dispersion (Switzerland)

by Basile Vuillemin

A man uses an automated funeral homes company to bury his mother.
Duration: 00:08:26

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Sleep on the tracks (Canada)

by Jasmin Mozaffari

Kat, an unemployed single mom struggles to prepare for an impending interview while also having to face the task of managing her restless young daughter Jayden, who has just returned from spending an exciting week with her father.
Duration: 00:12:45

Strangers (United Kingdom)

by James Pike-Watson

A young French girl examines her new urban surroundings while trying to reconcile with those she’s left behind.
Duration: 00:03:53

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Tricks (Australia)

by Melina Maraki

A mysterious girl keeps visiting a bookshop, showing interest for its young male attendant. By nightfall it's clear her motives are eminently dubious.
Duration: 00:06:58

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Embrace (Poland)

by Elzbieta Piekacz

Marianna, a 40 year old woman who’s life seems stuck in a cave, until the bird is singing announcing spring and resurrection.
Duration: 00:02:30

New Neighbors (United States)

by E.G. Bailey

A Sundance Official Selection, New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood, and because of all the killings and assaults on Black lives she is determined to keep her family safe.
Duration: 00:09:25

Screening Schedule
Sunday, December 2nd (8.30-9.45PM)

Come and join the screenings at Whirled Cinema London, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, London 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.

Bad Words (United Kingdom)

by Mark Jackson

Some words can hurt. Comedy sketch about two old work colleagues who have a chance encounter.
Duration: 00:01:00

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Beastly Places (United Kingdom)

by Kate Balchin

Tongue, Teeth, Flesh, Fur. There's a problem in the building. A vermin problem. And we need to fix it. Two neighbours, with conflicting views towards the foxes who visit their shared garden are at odds on how to handle their (perceived) nuisance visitors.
Duration: 00:05:30

Vektløs (Norway)

by Marius Myrmel

Mads and Camilla's lives get turned upside down by an unforeseen event. We follow them as they struggle to take back their lives.
Duration: 00:23:00

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Vacuum (Malaysia)

by Gabriel Gabriel Garble

An animated short about developing internal freedom to overcome external oppression.
Duration: 00:03:16

Mr. Death (Norway)

by Andreas J. Riiser

An exclusive interview with Death.
Duration: 00:15:00

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Jeffrey (United Kingdom)

by Josh Alward, Jesse Velik

Jeffrey is an exotic dancer who is in it for the art. But with art comes struggle, courage and cleaning houses between gigs.
Duration: 00:13:20

Strange Beasts (United Kingdom)

by Magali Barbe

'Strange Beasts' is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own 'pet'.
Duration: 00:05:20

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Local Dealer (United Kingdom)

by Smari Gunn

In Local Dealer, Sveinn Einarsson, a former banker, is dealing Icelandic tap water on the streets of London against the will of British authorities.
Duration: 00:06:30

Screening Schedule
Sunday, December 2nd (10.00-11.15PM)

Come and join the screenings at Whirled Cinema London, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, London 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.

The Need to be Alone (United Kingdom)

by Tom Fisher, Catherine Prowse

A film about an introvert and how his time alone makes him a better friend.
Duration: 00:03:48

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Missed Call (United Kingdom)

by Victoria Mapplebeck

Shot on an iPhone X, MISSED CALL explores a mother’s relationship with her teenage son, as they discuss how they’ll reconnect with a father who’s been absent for a decade.
Duration: 00:19:31

Looking For Your Uber (United Kingdom)

by Mark Whelan

Why is it always so difficult?
Duration: 00:01:30

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How can I tell you (France)

by Barbara Creutz

The words and woes of exile by Estonian poet-singer Lembe Lokk.
Duration: 00:04:25

The Kingdom of Men (Hong Kong)

by Sham Kwan Yin

An experimental short integrated the creative process of contemporary theatre art in filmmaking.
Duration: 00:22:31

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... (Iran)

by Ali Kazempour


Duration: 00:01:41

A Dog Leashed (United States)

by Dane Cree

Self-reflection through meditation. A look at the shadow self.
Duration: 00:03:00

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The Fool You Need (United States)

by Jean-Paul Frenay


Duration: 00:04:26

The Velvet Underground Played at My High School (United States)

by Robert Pietri, Tony Jannelli

This animated documentary is the story of the Velvet Underground's disastrous first public performance.
Duration: 00:08:00

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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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