The Home of British Short Film


Our BIFA qualifying British short film festival returned to London on 3rd September 2022 at the iconic Rich Mix.

~ click here for full programme details ~

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

We will be back in 2023. 



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.


Thanks for submitting!