London Film Festival 2018: The 12 Best Short Films

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

26th October, 2018

From a city tour through an Online-Shooter to a powerful narrative set inside a lingerie fitting room - these are the best short films of LFF 2018.

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Directors Notes is Now Open for Submissions!


15th October, 2018

Finally! Directors Notes is now open for submissions. Send us your films (short or feature length) and we vow to get back to you within 7-days.

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Charlotte Regan Explores the Father/Son Relationship in B&W Short ‘Dodgy Dave’

Film Festival, Live Action

15th October, 2018

London-based writer/director Charlotte Regan joins us to discuss how the parental relationships of friends & family inspired her LFF short 'Dodgy Dave'.

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Rob Savage Delivers Unrelenting Action & Adrenaline with Micro-Horror ‘Salt’

Film Festival, Live Action

12th October, 2018

Director Rob Savage joins us to discuss working with Alice Lowe and staying one step ahead of his audience with Micro-Horror 'Salt'.

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Chris Shepherd Embraces Stereotypes in his Satirical Animated Short ‘Brexicuted’

Animation, Film Festival

11th October, 2018

Filmmaker Chris Shepherd returns to Directors Notes to discuss the inspiration & process behind his topical animated short 'Brexicuted'.

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Sam Gainsborough Takes Claymation Life-Size with Stop-Motion/Live-Action Hybrid ‘Facing It’

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

27th September, 2018

NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.

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Joseph Wallace Pushes the Boundaries of Cut-Out Animation with ‘Chemicals’ Music Video

Animation, Music

23rd July, 2018

Filmmaker Joseph Wallace joins us for a third time to discuss his kaleidoscopic cut-out animation for Parker Bossley track 'Chemicals'.

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Heartbreak Gets Colourful in Moth Studio’s Conceptual Music Video for Sigrid

Animation, Music

20th June, 2018

Moth Studio returns to DN to discuss creating colour schemes for internal organs in their poetic, conceptual music video for Sigrid track 'Focus'

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The Importance of Performance is Highlighted in Alan Friel’s Stark Short ‘Cake’

Live Action

11th June, 2018

"I knew I needed strong actors to do it justice" - Alan Friel discusses casting Maxine Peake & Letitia Wright in his stark short 'Cake'.

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Wild Horses

Asides, Live Action

5th June, 2018

A young girl struggles to deal with her illness, whilst also becoming obsessed with horses, in Rory Stewart's NFTS short.

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Delve into the Headspace of a “Frequent Floater” in Lance Oppenheim’s ‘The Happiest Guy in the World’


24th May, 2018

Director Lance Oppenheim takes us behind the lens of his cruise ship set New York Times Op-Doc 'The Happiest Guy in the World'.

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The Untangled Routine

Animation, Asides

14th May, 2018

A series of bizarre creations exist in an empty space in this oddly compelling piece of stop-motion from Bezalel Academy graduate Orit Oged.

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