GIRLS ON FILM: LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

From 10th January, some of the UK’s most cutting-edge film makers will be taking over our favourite cinemas for the London Short Film Festival. Now in it’s 11th year, the LSFF has grown a reputation for showcasing the very best independent film talent around and we can’t wait to see what’s on offer this year.

The festival opens with ‘The Punk Singer’ in association with Birds Eye View, a documentary about Kathleen Hanna – the badass front woman known for leading punk bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Queen of the 90s riot grrrl movement, she became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons of her generation. Catch the screening to be taken on a fascinating tour of the punk scene and a look into the life of this fearless leader.

Kathleen Hanna by Sophie Howarth (1996)

Other festival highlights include ‘Teenage Girls Go Crazy!’, a series of short films exploring the journey young girls go through on their way to adulthood, and ‘Breton Surrounded Live’, 60 minutes of silent films soundtracked live by indie five-piece Breton. As well as famed London institutes like the ICA and BFI, the festival will take you on a tour of cosy independent cinemas including Hackney Picture House and Rio Dalston, alongside a host of cool studios, clubs and museums.

And it’s not just film you can enjoy; art installations, intimate gigs and a closing night shindig are all part of the nine day event. With all this on offer we might just have to book tickets for the whole lot!

The London Short Film Festival takes place from 10th-19th January 2014. Check out the full programme and book tickets via shortfilms.org.uk.