Magazine article Screen International

Punk Singer to Open London Short FF

Magazine article Screen International

Punk Singer to Open London Short FF

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Shorts starring Sally Hawkins and Maxine Peake among those in the line-up.

Sini Anderson's feature documentary The Punk Singer, about Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, is to open the 11th London Short Film Festival (Jan 10-19). The opening night is presented in associated with Birds Eye View.

There will be a record 32 programmes of new short films in this year's LSFF selected from open submission entries.

They include the opening night selection Funny Sh*t which will feature work ranging from Benjamin Bee's one-minute Orange Charlie to Rémy Bazerque's 15-minute Have You Seen Napoleon?.

Regular programmes include Femmes Fantastique featuring Mat Kirby's The Phone Call starring Sally Hawkins, and Douglas King's Let's Go Swimming, starring Josie Long.

Lo-Budget Mayhem will see 29 inventive works in the running for the Lomography Award, and Global Stories will present British filmmakers illuminating the world in works that will include Karen Martinez's Trinidad-set After Mas', and Assaf Machnes' Auschwitz On My Mind, about Israeli schoolchildren on a trip to the former concentration camp.

New sections include the experimental and documentary strand Celluloid Traces, which will screen Rob Munday and Vicky Dale's Lady. …

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