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SHORT SIGHTED CINEMA

The Home of British Short Film

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Our London-based BIFA qualifying British short film festival returns in September 2024. 

A celebration of the best emerging British filmmaking talent with cutting-edge curation across entertaining, inspiring short film programmes.

We welcome British films from all genres of up to 25mins in duration to submit to our 10th anniversary festival in 2024. Early bird fees apply until December 2023. For full details and to apply, click the link below!

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Short Sighted Cinema was founded in 2013 by Kate Williamson and Gem Carmella over a shared love of short film. Now run by Gem Carmella it continues to be a recognised home for British short film with cutting-edge programming and events. Our annual BIFA qualifying festival The Shortest Nights is celebrated for showcasing the best in up-and-coming British filmmaking talent.

We regularly work with other organisations, festivals and cultural bodies to bring short film to fresh eyes with specially curated programmes. Previous collaborations and events have included work with London Short Film Festival, The BFI, The British Council and an annual short film commission with Talkies and HERE Suburban Film Festival.

We are always keen to collaborate with arts and cultural organisations and can curate specific programmes on request.

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