Previously at the ICA - Seasons
11 Jan 2019 – 20 Jan 2019
Helming a loose festival-wide retrospective we present the formative calling cards of the decade’s graduating class.
LSFF’s opening night excavates the scratch video the early 1980s which recontextualized found footage into ‘televisual punk rock’.
A balm for the January blues. LSFF’s traditional opener of laughing matter returns.
A selection of surreal scenarios and minute marvels to leave you just the right amount of uneasy.
Inspired by Bert Haanstra’s Oscar-winning 1958 Dutch short Glas this non-fiction programme looks to the humanity of industry.
Another Gaze journal interrogates how we should (re)present sexual violence in a programme of shorts by women filmmakers.
A selection of shorts exploring shared experience and collective memory of people en masse.
An eclectic offering delving deep into the earth beneath our feet – how we cultivate, build on, plunder it.
LSFF’s annual showcase of short film at its most experimental.
LSFF’s returning programme of experiments paying their dues at the altar of analogue.
This collection surveys the multitudinous causes of anxiety in the 21st century from the personal to the political.
This international selection sifts through the rubble of history, finding new meaning in the aesthetics, ideology and artefacts of the past.
A friendly, laid back screening for audiences on the autism spectrum or with sensory learning disabilities.
A look to the collective nostalgia of English Pastoral through the filter of the 2016 referendum.
A retrospective of work produced by a new generation of working class male filmmakers at the turn of the 21st century.
Shorts that explore the complexity of leaving home, whether it’s up to you or when there’s no other choice.
Antoinette Zwirchmayr explores the complexities of her baroque family history in her What I Remember short form trilogy.
Morality and mortality, tragedies and silver linings, Brexit and the Euro Championships; one thing’s for certain, death is inevitable.
A look at obsessive tendencies on screen, whether it’s an infatuation with something, someone or synthesizers.
Documentaries that present us with a different perspective on the stories that make the news.
A screening and roundtable revisiting and reflecting on academic and activist Stuart Hall’s 1979 televisual essay, It Ain’t Half Racist, Mum.
A screening of three of Cosey Fanny Tutti’s works that explore the extremities of sonic and visual language.
Examining sex, sexuality and desire, not from the view of male gaze but through the lens of female animation.
Documentaries that ask you to trust your senses and fall into these films with more to perceive than to understand.
A mini-retrospective of the work of East German documentarian and painter Jürgen Böttcher.
Documentaries that show the therapeutic release from cinema that comes out of expressing our true feelings.
Exploring at the ephemeral and forgotten in the GDR, focussing on Judaism, disenfranchised youth and intimate photography.
Bold experimental explorations of the avant-garde and urban decay made in the GDR between 1976 and 1991.
Tracing the self-authored black British presence on screen from Windrush to the present day.