London short film festival 6-15 Jan – East End picks

Now in its 9th year, the annual London Short Film Festival is back in town with its eclectic mix of short, but very sweet, screenings.

Events will be held across London, and it’s no surprise that there’s something going on in the EastLondonLines boroughs, with Rich Mix and the Hackney Picturehouse both involved.

Known as the best UK platform for cutting-edge independent film, the festival is famed for its cross-arts programming which gathers some of the most talented individuals in the country.

We’ve picked out some of the best flicks for an Eastender to see:

Mon 9, Hackney Picturehouse, 18.15

The Architecture of Re-Assurance

A selection of short films about architecture, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and guests from the world of architecture.

Wed 11, Museum of London at Docklands, 18.30

My Community

This screening will look at the themes of London’s past, present and future, delivering the hidden stories from the people and communities who often go unheard. Includes a documentary about a group of teenage refugees, questioning their identity in the capital.

Fri 13, Hackney Picturehouse Attic, 19.30

Branchage Soundtracks…Serafine Steer & Sam Steer: This Side of the Moon

This curious musical collective will be performing the London premiere of a performance by harpist and songwriter Serafina Steer, alongside animator Sam Steer’s new animation oddly entitled “Postman’s Familiar”. Followed by DJs till 1am.

Sat 14, Lomography Gallery Store East, 13.00

Lomography UK Present: Lomokino Filmaking Workshop

Shoot your very own short film, using a 35mm film camera. Only 12 per workshop – call 02074260999 to attend.

Sat 14, Richmix, 19.30

Whilygig Cinema and the Cabinet of Living Cinema Present: Making Tracks

Expect a unique blend of animation, music and experimental film at this “groundbreaking” short-film event which offers filmmakers the chance to have their work re-scored by a live band. Once for soundtrack fans all over.

Sun 15, Hackney Picturehouse, 12.45

Peccadillo Pictures Present: 9-Bob Note- En Short Films Showcasing Queer Cinema

A diverse mix of short films from up and coming new talent portraying queer characters in situations both funny and heart-rending, definitive and unique.

For full listings and ticket information, see here.

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