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London Short Film Festival Preview
The Quietus , January 5th, 2012 10:27

Featuring Teeth Of The Sea's evil Reaper

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The film festival for people with eclectic tastes and short attention spans returns for its ninth instalment. Running from January 6 to 15, the London Short Film Festival will feature an exciting programme of shorts, soundtracks, talks and industry events at various venues.

In addition to showcasing the finest new shorts from around the UK, this year's event also boasts tQ musical faves Teeth Of The Sea and Serafina Steer reprising their acclaimed 2011 Branchage Soundtrack performances. TOTS will be performing Reaper, their harrowing assault on the senses based on Neil Marshall's trashy epic Doomsday. Serafina will be hosting a night of classic animated shorts and performing live to three of brother Sam Steer's films, including one specially commissioned short. Don't miss these rare performances never before seen outside the Channel Islands.

Other highlights include a collection of vintage horror vignettes (Portmanteau: The Dead of Night) at Riverside Studios, a conversation with Warp Films CEO Mark Herbert at BAFTA, a Queer Cinema showcase, feminist porn and an improvised noise soundtrack from OHMMM at the atmospheric Horse Hospital.

There will also be associated screenings at the Occupy London Stock Exchange Tent, Nightcap: an evening of creepy shorts presented by Midnight Movies (including the new Chapman Brothers film) at the Rio, and The Architecture of Resistance shorts about the built environment at the Hackney Picturehouse.

Check the LSFF website here for times and dates.

Stay tuned for our illuminating Reaper feature next week...