London Short Film Festival screening at Goldsmiths

About 50 people came to the screening of LSFF on Wednesday night. Pic: Jungho Choi

About 50 people came to the screening of LSFF on Wednesday night. Pic: Chin Lee

Film fans at Goldsmiths, University of London, were once again treated to an evening of captivating short films at a screening of some of the best nominations for the London Short Film Festival, now in its 13th year.

Students and members of the local community had a chance to watch the films in the Professor Stuart Hall building on Tuesday January 26, the eighth successive year the event has been staged. Once again festival director Philip Ilson was on hand to introduce the entries. Four different films on drama were shown: Over by Jörn Threlfall, Rate me by Fyzal Boulifa, Samuel-613 by Billy Lumby and Tamara by Sofia Safanova.

The festival has become one of the most successful short film festivals in UK. With more than 2,000 applicants, this year saw the biggest number of entries so far.

Philip Ilson said: “Every filmmaker makes short films. It’s always important for students studying making films to see what other people are doing as much as possible whether that is short or feature films.”

Joan Pauls, a MA Filmmaking Directing Fiction student at Goldsmiths, University of London, took part as a volunteer. He said: “It is a privilege to watch the best nominated films in the campus. It gives us good reference for filmmaking.” More information about how to enter for next year visit their website.

Our reporter Jungho Choi talked to the director of the festival, Philip Ilson.

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